Monday, January 05, 2015

Happy New Year!

Durand and Spark spent some time on a sunny ledge this bitter cold, 5th day of 2015 in downtown Columbus. 
The start of a new year is naturally the time to look back and reflect on the past year.  The Columbus Peregrine Falcons had a great year with 4 eggs laid.  Three eggs hatched - two of the fledglings did well and we assume (and hope!) they are surviving and thriving where ever they may be.  The third fledgling did not fare so well on her own but is now a permanent captive at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary where she will be a star member of their educational programing.  All the details can be found in the archives.

As I typically do this time of year, I also like to summarize this blog.  Here's a report of the traffic from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014:
Total number of visits - 197,458 (compared to 181,479 in 2013 and 135,264 in 2012)
Number of unique visitors - 43,901 (compared to 43,514 in 2013 and 36,519 in 2012
The highest traffic day was Monday, April 28 with 4,417 hits! Hatching had begun over the weekend so evidently many viewers were anxious to check in when they got back to school and/or work on Monday morning. 
Visits came from 65 countries/territories with Ohioans making up over 81% of the traffic. 
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our fans everywhere!!!

Looking forward to 2015 - we'll be working to get both cams back online with sound as soon as possible but certainly by March 1.   We appreciate every one's patience until then.  Happy New Year!