It seems a couple of peregrine falcons decided they wanted to learn more about the rule of law when they picked the Wood County Courthouse as their home. They’ve lived there for the past three years, and each year they’ve nested in the clock tower on the north side of the courthouse and hatched baby falcons.
While they are moving around a lot, you can try to get a glimpse of the baby
falcons on this webcam, and
there are photos at the bottom of the page.
A couple of weeks ago, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife
Division banded the baby falcons so they can be tracked and monitored when they
move into a home of their own in August or September. ODNR employees said their
parents chose the courthouse because of its height. They said falcons hunt
while in flight, so the tall courthouse was a perfect place for them to make
Andrew Kalmar is the court’s administrator. He said the falcons have become
a mascot for Wood County court employees. He said the webcam helps them watch
the falcons grow up.
There are currently 26 nesting pairs in Ohio.