June 20, 2005
Amber Burnette, a University of Minnesota student, took this picture of a Peregrine Falcon and a chick in a nest box on the 15th floor of a Minneapolis office building.
The two chicks (Falco peregrinus)
in the nest were banded at 21 days old. Amber studies wildlife tourism and ecology, and she assists bird banders in research projects around Minnesota. She took the photo with an Olympus E-300 digital SLR.
You can see the bird at these great birdwatching hotspots:Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New YorkCalifornia's Salton SeaUnion Bay Natural Area, Seattle, Washington
- See Amber's photo of a Northern Goshawk.
- View a portrait of Mariah, a Peregrine Falcon that nests on the Eastman Kodak building in Rochester, New York.Directions, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.Read guidelines on how to submit your picture to Photo of the Week.