BOWLING GREEN, OH (PRESS RELEASE) - A new partnership between the Wood County Commissioners and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is providing a birds-eye view of the peregrine falcons that call the clock tower of the Wood County Courthouse home.
The commissioners and BGSU announced that a new webcam is in place and the nesting birds can be viewed live here.
Wood County Administrator Andrew Kalmar says this is the fifth year that the falcons have returned to the clock tower to nest.
"Because the falcons are cliff dwellers, they don't actually build a nest. They simply lay their eggs in the stones," Kalmar said. "If all goes well, we should see eggs in the next couple weeks, and chicks in late April or early May."
The new camera replaces an older model that could no longer stream video to the web. BGSU provided the new camera and is hosting the website.
The peregrine falcon is BGSU's official mascot, and the courthouse is just two blocks from the BGSU campus.
"You couldn't find a more natural partnership," said BGSU spokesman Dave Kielmeyer. "We're excited to be a part of it."