Hi to all you Falcon Lovers in San Diego! Thanks for all the added information on the Falcons! It really helped to make my "Falcon Experience" complete! I know school is out, but has anyone taken a sample of how much time is spent in the nest this late in the year? You all did a great job! Thanks again, Ellie
Thank you, I enjoyed your pictures. I love it when the babies start flying! I like to go to the birding sites on my break at work. I play bird songs on my computer all day long. Everyone here at work really enjoys the little touch of nature in the building.
Keep up the good work!
You should all be very proud of the hard work that you have done! I have been falcon watching for about 4 years and I am always thrilled to watch them as the family grows and matures. Your project has been very interesting and I hope that you will continue your interest in our falcons!
Bravo!!!!!!! Great Job!
This is the second year I have been observing the Falcons. Everything is of
interest to me. I am a Senior Citizen and get much Joy observing the Birds.
name: Mrs. Marilyn Harris email: email@example.com educator
Date: 6/1/2003 Time: 3:55:54 PM
I am a Jr. High science teacher in Springfield, Illinois. I am also a
grandmother to William Harris who is a student in your 4th grade class. Will
told me about your falcon project. It is terrific ! ! Your Web site is
wonderful. This is a great way to use the internet for distance learning. My
compliments to Mrs. Harvey and the entire class. BRAVO ! ! !
I think this project is most wonderful. I am jealous there was nothing like this available when I was in school!
I could spend all day looking at what's going on at the nest. [And
we have ! :) ] My favorite part? -that is a tough
question.....I think it will be next year when this all starts over again!
You have done a great job with your site and documenting the progress. My friend Joann and I (she clued me in on all this), are lucky we haven't gotten in trouble at work for
taking frequent "glimpses" at what is going on at the nest everyday! [We
hope THAT doesn't happen!] Keep up the good work!
Hi, I am Nancy Conney, Director of Sky Hunters Raptor Rehabilitation & Education
I had the privelage of a visit from the students of Rolling Hills who are involved in a peregrine falcon project.
They came to observe our non-releasable birds of prey and especially our peregrine falcon.
I was very impressed with their passion, the eagerness to learn, and the knowledge they already had.
Being a wildlife rehabilitator and educator for 15 years and a volunteer, and getting to know students like these makes all of our time and work all worthwhile.
I would like to credit their teacher, Ms. Lynne Harvey for her guidance in raptor appreciation.
here to read about, and see pictures of our trip to Sky
I just found out about your site from the Kodak discussion board. I've seen some of the pictures and history of your project, and it is really neat. I am going to look it over thoroughly after I write this note.
I have two grandsons in Chatsworth, CA. They are 6 and 8 years old. I send them lots of pictures of falcons. They also found some sites with bears and cubs in their dens. I'm not sure how they did it, but I think they typed "wildlifecam" into Google. You might try it too, if you haven't already.
I am retired, and I work in the garden, sew, make jewelry, work out at our fitness center, and take many bird pictures in our backyard. My husband and I also travel a lot. We will go to France for a month this summer. I will be able to practice speaking French again.
Hope you all have a great summer too.
Grandma Mary K.
This is such a great site I can't even decide what is my favorite part! The Baby Album is toooo cute. All of the pictures are wonderful and the captions make it even better. I also enjoyed reading about the nest monitor team and how the information was collected. I have been watching a live falconcam at www.mnpower.com in Cohasset, Minnesota. What I learned on your site helps me understand what I have been observing locally. Your
chicks were a couple of weeks ahead of ours, so now I don't worry about the babies falling out of the nest box. I have checked in on several nesting boxes around the country and in Minnesota. Your site was
by far the best. Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put into this endeavor.
Name: Becky S
Location: Columbus, Oh
Time: 03:59 PM
The names you submitted for the 3 baby peregrines are fantastic. I was very impressed that you listed the reason for each of your choices. The names that were chosen--Hope, Goldie, and Kudos are wonderful and well thought out. I don't think there are any other falcons named Kudos, so hopefully we'll hear good news about him and the others sometime after they've fledged and found their own territories!! ;) Keep up the good work, and good luck with your future birding experiences!!
5/22/03 - I just viewed your entire journal and greatly enjoyed reliving the season through your words and pictures.
Time: 07:03 PM
I have been following your falcon project from the beginning, and have really enjoyed it. You have done a wonderful job and should be so very proud of yourselves. You are lucky to have such an outstanding teacher as Ms. Harvey, she has made this year a very special one for you. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors.
Name: Brooke Bradley
Diego, CA. USA
Time: 04:45 PM
I am showing a lot of people in my family. They think the baby album is so
cute. A lot of people think that we are very lucky to watch the peregrine falcons. Thank you very much for letting us be nest
monitors. I like it a lot.
I love all the effort and thought that the students have put into this project. I wish I would have had such an opportunity when I was in school! I think your daily observations are terrific. Your choices for the potential names of the Cleveland Terminal Tower falcons were very well researched, and showed great consideration. Congratulations to all of you.
Dear Mrs. Harvey and Students,
WOW! What a day this has been! Watching the live cam of the banding and naming of the falcon babies has been a highlight of the year at Rolling Hills! Congratulations to all of you for the very special honor of naming the three babies. I am so proud of your efforts and commitment to the falcon project. This will truly be a most memorable educational experience for you as it is for me! Thank you for letting me share in this joyous journey.
I spoke to you this morning, when the Ohio DNR folks were here (chicks were banded today). It really does my heart good to know people like you are ďout thereĒ, watching and enjoying the falcons as much as I do. I looked your web site over and Iím impressed with it and your monitoring work. Nice job! Iíll think about you the next time Iím standing on the ledge and the falcons are ďbuzzingĒ me. Iíll keep telling myself ""Itís for Room 22Ö. (duck down as they buzz me)Ö. Itís for Room 22"". Keep up the great work! Rich
I just loved your observation log.. I'm new to this site and would have missed so much of SW and Buckeyes family for this year. Thank you for your dedication. I appreciated all the information, pictures and comments.
Hard work and determination has brought reward and friendships for this dedicated teacher and her really cool students....The feelings of worth will be with you forever. Janice, Mom, Grandmom, Friend.
Congratulations to the RHES team! We just read that you have been given the privilege
naming our beloved falcon family of 2003! You all truly deserve such an honor for all of the
hard work you have done and all the concern you have shown!!
We hope these 3 white fluff balls will continue to give us many more smiles over the next
several years. We also hope that you will continue to be as interested in nature and our
great wild life as you are now. You are lucky to live in San Diego, it has remained a
favorite spot of all that I have traveled to in the last 20 years. (Gorgeous!!)
Good luck to you all and god bless!!! How exciting!!!
I've been keeping an eye on our peregrines in downtown Denver for several years (and also a red-tailed hawk, and an American Kestrel who showed up last week). Naturally I fell in love with falcons -- seeing a peregrine go into a hunting dive from above my head really gave me a thrill! I have also watched the Kodak birdcam for a couple of years, and am today watching the live video cam from the nesting site at 55 Water Street in NYC where I can watch mom and the eyas in live action! I turned a friend at work onto those sites, and she got fascinated and turned me on to this one. Everyone who is helping give the rest of us access to these moments, making it possible for us to witness the revival of a species (and such a beautiful creation as the peregrine) deserves a nationwide round of applause and a standing ovation. You certainly have MY thanks!
I just wanted to say that I lived in San Diego for 15 years and am now residing in Cleveland, Ohio. I work for the law firm of Walter & Haverfield LLP in historical Terminal Tower in Cleveland and the peregrine falcons roost on our 12th floor ledge. Thus, we have ample opportunity to view them from our windows. Also, the Ohio Wild Life will be bringing the baby chicks inside on Thursday (5/15) at approximately 12:30 p.m. your time (9:30 a.m. here) for tagging and blood work, etc. which is always a joy to watch as you can get up close and personal. I hope you enjoyed following the trail of the peregrine falcons.
What a wonderful job you are all doing. I am a Wildlife Rehabilitator and I actually started working with wildlife when Indiana had a Peregrine
reintroduction program 10 years ago. I worked as a volunteer. This is South Bend's first year at having a nest of Peregrines since the year they were reintroduced.
We have waited a long time for our babies. Keep up the good work. All of your experience you are gaining can lead to maybe one day becoming a wildlife biologist, a rehabilitator or a zoo keeper.
If nothing else you have gained a great deal of knowledge that makes you all smarter about Peregrine falcons than most adults.
Dear Students, I am very happy that you have been given the honor of naming the
baby falcons here at Tower City in Cleveland. I happen to work for Walter &
Haverfield LLP, The Law Firm who's window ledge the falcons nest on. I am very
fortunate because for the last two years we here at our firm have submitted
names for the baby falcons and both times I submitted the names that were chosen
for the baby's. I can only imagine how exciting it must be for you as a class to
not only study the falcons so closely but to also get to name them. I believe
that this study program will have a very good impact on each of you and I am
sure you will all come to appreciate the miracle and beauty of one of natures
wonders. I would also like to thank your teacher for providing this wonderful
study program for all of you. Have fun naming the baby falcons. And enjoy this
wonderful experience. P.S. Some of the names I chose were Apache, Cherokee,
Sundance, Destiny, and Hunter. Diana M. Mahoney 216-928-2955 firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a partner in the law firm that occupies the floor outside of which the falcon nests. We see her every day, sitting on the eggs. You've done a great job. One day you should come here and visit to see the nest first hand. Gary.
Site looks great. We're proud of our nephew Kyle Coate's participation in this worthwhile effort. We are big fans of raptors, and regularly admire a pair of redtail hawks that nest in our woods annually. Similar projects to restore peregrine falcons are underway in SE PA, including several nesting sites in downtown Philadelphia, and nesting sites on bridges connecting PA and NJ.
Larry, Carol, and Cassidy Kosta
Glen Mills, PA
I LOVE your site - this is great to see kids not just learning about animals, but doing real science, as in your sampling numbers. I am a bit confused, though, about the male "sniffing" behavior.
[This was something first read about in the
Falcon Flash newsletter in 2002 - last season.] Birds, outside of vultures, condors, etc., really don't have much of a sense of smell. Was he perhaps turning the egg? Keep up the good work, guys!
Hello Rolling Hills,
I am a teacher in North Royalton, Ohio. We are a suburb of Cleveland. My third and fourth grade classes have been watching the falcons since February. We are enjoying your web page very much! We love the baby album book and your clever captions. Much of what we are learning about the falcons comes from your notes. You should be very proud of your work - the webpage, information, and organization are excellent! Keep up the good work!
Tracy Silvestro and Albion Students
This is great!!! I can tell there are many learning all the fun things about falcons. It is great that we are lucky enough to have the opportunity. I sit by the falconcam here in
Fort Wayne and know that the fun is ready to get started. Please, keep up the good work and enjoy the miracle of life.
Hi, I think your project is "Great", You've put a lot of time and did
a lot of research. I'm a Grandmother and this is my 1st. year of falcon watching. We have a nest here in Ft. W. Our falcons are Roosevelt and Freedom they have 4 eggs, which are suppose to hatch sometime this week. Someone from here has probable wrote you about this already.
I enjoy all of your info. I think my favorite is the pictures.
Congratulations to you and your teacher, keep up the good work.
Very nice work on the website! Interesting to read and well laid out. Great job!! I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing yet, so I won't say what my favorite part is. <gr> Ok... I will have to admit that I loved the picture of the two standing there looking down at the snow. (3/13 at noon). It's like they are both saying "What IS this stuff? And
why is it in our nest??"
Thanks for all the work, Kay
P.S. I marked "Other" because I am retired now ... But I have been all of those things at one time or another in my life. :-)
Congratulations on a job well done! I am very impressed! I loved the photos that showed Buckeye and SW's "story" for this year.
My husband and I go birding every Friday (my day off) and once were fortunate enough to have a Peregrine Falcon fly right over our heads!
Keep up the good work! Best wishes to all of you!
Here in the city of Buffalo, New York we also have Peregrine Falcons nesting on the Statler Building in our downtown area (http:www.birdlink.info/birdcam). I have followed the nestings there and at the Kodak building in Rochester, New York for the past few years.
The web site that you have developed is wonderful and I really enjoy checking in to see your updates.
My favorite part has been seeing the young eyasses with their parents.
I am so proud to be a parent at Rolling Hills! You students and Mrs. Harvey are doing such a wonderful job! I love the
pictures of the babies....How exciting when they hatched. Mrs. Harvey told me about it on Friday and I couldn't wait to get to my computer and look at the pictures. I also love the information in your log, it is full of great information that I can't wait to share with my two children! Keep it up! Pam Logemann, PTA President & Parent
What a wonderful website! WELL DONE EVERYONE!! We don't have internet in our classroom, I teach nursery children aged 3 and 4 years, but I show them prints of the falcons, and the eagles and storks. We have tadpoles, goldfish and Giant African Land Snails in our classroom, and we grow peas, carrots, lettuces and flowers in our garden.
Congratulations from Hannah and the children of Parkway Primary School Nursery class
My great-grandaughter (now 6) and I have been watching the Cleveland Falcons for 3 years and she had the thrill of being present and "helping" when the 2001 chicks were 'tagged'. Your site is terrific and you are doing a wonderful job of sharing this experience!!
Mrs. Harvey and the Falcon Nest Monitors,
Congratulations! Three babies as of today (4/27). You must be so excited. I have been watching the site all weekend. Thank you , Mrs. Harvey, for the phone call and emails to keep me up to date. I absolutely love the "Baby Album"; what a clever idea. This website is more awesome each day!
Students, please be sure to thank your teacher for this incredible learning opportunity and all her efforts. Keep up the great work-I am so proud of you all!
I just wanted to say that I am very impressed with your website. I have watched the falcons for the last 5 years as I work in the Terminal Tower (on the same floor the falcon's nest is on) and see them quite often. You guys have done a wonderful job, keep up the good work!! Wait until you see these little ones in a couple weeks when they start walking all over the ledge -- it's great to watch!! Good luck with your project and enjoy the little fids!!!!
Hey kids, you have a great website about peregrine falcons and our Terminal Tower nest in Cleveland. I am the Falcon Project Coordinator for the Ohio Division of Wildlife...you know, the guy who bands the baby falcons and collects the blood samples!
I hope you will enjoy seeing the pictures of the banding this year. We will band the young birds when they are just about 3 weeks old (sometime in mid-May).
You probably already know that you can view the pictures from earlier years at the APKNet site...if you view them, you'll see me!
Keep up the good work! Dave
Location: Columbus, Ohio (where Terminal Tower's Buckeye was born & fledged)
Time: 04:28 AM
This is a well organized and very informative website on the Peregrine Falcons. I commend and congratulate all involved for your interest and your concern for these majestic raptors. Keep up the good work-their continued recovery depends on you.
I cannot tell you how impressed I am about your log and website on the Terminal Tower falcons. This is true dedication that I find touching. I work not far from where Buckeye was hatched and fledged from - the Rhodes Tower. His father Bandit has been here since 1993 but he is not banded so his age and history is not known. Buckeye's mother Aurora was from Aurora, Canada.
It is heartening to know with students like you, that the Peregrine Falcon will never again face possible extinction because some of you or, perhaps, all of you, will be the future scientists who will continue to help the raptors. Keep up the fantastic work!
Location: Elyria, OH
Time: 05:45 AM
Got "hooked" on falcons after one had it's lunch in my side yard Easter day 3 years ago.
I teach in an upper elementary Montessori Classroom in Cleve. Heights, and have told the kids to check on this site!
I was glued to it last year and hope to share the joy of new additions to our Peregrine family this year!
Name: James A. Quadrino Email: email@example.com Location: Staten Island, NY USA Student
Date: 04/15/03 Time: 12:15 PM
I love your website. I check it every day. Keep up the good work!
email: APK falcon forum member
I am very impressed with the group project and the fine job that you are doing.
I love your comments in the diary.
Great job kids! You all deserve an A+
Location: Cleveland, OH
Time: 10:18:36 AM
Very impressed with the work that has gone into this project and with your website. The fun will really begin when the eggs hatch and you see the little fur balls hopping around. I think you are able to pull up last years banding photos. Its amazing how fast they grow and then eventually leave the nest. I look forward to it every year - and Scott always has some great photos to share during banding day.
I look forward to reading up on your progress. Send some sunshine our way. Today is opening day for baseball - and its freezing here!!!!
name: Sarah email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Cleveland, OH other
Date: 4/7/2003 Time: 10:18:45 AM
I was just checking out your site and the falconcam project you guys have been working on. What an awesome job! Keep up the great work, and know that there are a few of us that have been enjoying following your progress along the way!
Dear Mrs. Harvey and Students in Room 22,
WOW! I am so impressed by the incredible learning that is going on in your classroom. Your work is high quality and the enthusiasm that goes into it is obvious to me.
Mrs. Harvey, thank you for creating such a fabulous learning environment and wonderful opportunities for
your students. Your caring and commitment is stellar!
I am so proud of each of you!
Mrs. Harvey (my maiden name by the way), what a wonderful opportunity you have created for these children. I found out about your website as a result of your monitoring the Cleveland, Ohio Peregrine Falcons. We also have a nest on the building where I work. Congratulations on your web site from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I saw your comments on the Terminal Tower peregrine falcon site and then visited your own website. You've done a great job on your class website -- I do a lot of the work on the website of our high school, where I am a Librarian (I've also been an elementary school librarian). Your data sampling is done very well -- it's good to put your math skills to practical use. Enjoy the rest of your school year!