Friday, June 19, 2009

2,500 Year Old Falcon Nest

Thanks to Patrick for this one.

A Gyrfalcons nest has been found in Greenland that can be dated back thousands of years.

A 2,500-year-old bird's nest has been discovered on a cliff in Greenland.

The nesting site is still continually used by gyrfalcons, the world's largest species of falcon, and is the oldest raptor nest ever recorded.

Three other nests, each over 1,000 years old, have also been found, one of which contains feathers from a bird that lived more than 600 years ago.


Read the rest here.

2 comments:

steveo_uk said...

Thats pretty cool that falcons have been using that site for such a long time

Doug said...

I completely agree! I wonder how many more places around the world there are like it.

Doug