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Webcam keeps eye on nesting Maine peregrines
Still endangered in Maine, the species is recovering from devastating effects of DDT in the 1960s.
By Staff Writer North Cairn
The fastest-flying bird in the world, which was nearly wiped out by pesticides in the 1960s, is making a slow but steady comeback in Maine, say state biologists, researchers and naturalists.
A live webcam feed set up by the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham shows a nesting pair of peregrine falcons -- one of no more than 25 pairs statewide -- that have returned to an undisclosed site in southern coastal Maine. The female, the larger of the pair, has laid about three eggs so far.
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