PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The birds are back in town. That's the word from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, which tracks a family of Peregrine Falcons that nest in the state's tallest building every year.
For the past few seasons, the Audubon Society has set up a webcam near the nesting box on top of the Industrial National Bank Building in Providence, better known as the "Superman Building." The birds call the tall building home during the mating season, which began about two weeks ago. The webcam is live-streamed 24 hours a day.
So far this season, the female falcon has laid four eggs and both parents are waiting for the little chicks to hatch. One of the two birds remains on the eggs until they hatch, which is known as "incubation."
A pair of "un-banded" falcons has nested at the building since 2018 — as they don't have any tags, researchers with the Audubon Society say it can be hard to know if these are the exact same birds every year.