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Richmond’s Falcon Cam Is Live

High-Speed Internet Connection from Comcast Business Allows Nature Lovers to Follow the Falcons Via a Live Video Feed

RICHMOND, VA — It’s that time again – when a pair of peregrine falcons return to the 21st floor of the Riverfront Plaza building in downtown Richmond to nest. Comcast Business is providing the connectivity that will allow nature lovers to follow the falcons via a live video feed of the nest that is available for viewing at dgif.virginia.gov/falcon-cam/.

This is the fourth year that the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), which manages the threatened birds, is collaborating with Comcast Business to provide connectivity for the live broadcast, which is managed by HDOnTap.

“We have confirmed that last year’s new male, identifiable by his bands, is back again with an unbanded female,” said Sergio Harding, Nongame Bird Conservation Biologist for DGIF. “In the past two years, there has been a lot of turnover in falcons at this site and unfortunately, no nesting, although the birds did appear on camera quite a bit. The return of the male is a sign of some stability, and we are hopeful and optimistic that this pair will breed successfully.”

Each year, the viewing public from around the country has grown fonder of watching the drama of the fast-flying birds — the first egg being laid, chicks emerging from their shells and, during ‘fledge watch,’ the nail-biting reports of the initial flight of the falcon chicks. Like any TV nature show, there is real-life drama: sometimes the chicks thrive and sometimes the nest fails.

March is typically a busy month as falcons tend to nest during this time following a period of courtship, with the first egg laid around mid- to late-March. 

“Comcast Business is proud to again partner with DGIF to provide fast, reliable and secure Internet service that enables nature lovers throughout the Greater Richmond Area and beyond to watch the peregrine falcon video stream,” Juan Dominguez, Vice President of Comcast Business in Comcast’s Beltway Region.

The falcon cam will remain live until July 2020.

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