Heroic Ospreys Will Not Stop Building Nests on This Traffic Camera

The osprey, Pandion haliaetus, is a bird of character. The ancient poets knew this, and the Maryland Transportation Authority is discovering it the hard way. Last week, a pair of ospreys decided to build their nest on a platform overlooking the approach to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where the MDTA keeps a traffic… » 4/22/14 1:38pm 4/22/14 1:38pm

POV Footage Of Falcons Hunting Is Better Than Most Action Movies

Suzanne Kane, a researcher at Haverford College, found an accurate and thoroughly thrilling method to track a falcon's hunting strategy: strap a camera to the bird and study the results. With the help of some falconers, Kane compiled awesome footage of some falcons taking down prey. Thanks to YouTube, we can watch… » 1/16/14 8:26pm 1/16/14 8:26pm

Sports Radio Caller's Rant Interrupted By Falcon Attack

Tim from Irondequoit was all set to go on a rant about Mario Williams's mental fortitude when he called into the John DiTullio Show on 1280 WHTK, but the conversation took a sudden turn when Tim's backyard played host to a scene from a nature show. "Oh, jeez!" Tim exclaims. "I tell ya what, a Peregrine Falcon just… » 8/01/13 10:11am 8/01/13 10:11am

Deadspin Nature Moment: Right Now, There Is A Hawk Hunting Rats Outside…

Craggs came back in and said there was a hawk outside, looking at the rats. He was flustered, because Craggs does not do well with nature. People followed him out onto the fire escape and there it was, perched on the fire escape of the Bowery House hotel behind our building, right beside a mop hung up to dry: a… » 1/08/13 5:00pm 1/08/13 5:00pm