Startled falcon flies the coop after earthquake

Live-streamed footage from property group Mirvac for the Victorian Peregrine Project captured the falcon's dazed look, as well as a falcon returning to the nest moments later.

Eagle-eyed bird watchers on social media said they believed the surprised falcon was a male. A scientist at BirdLife Australia told Reuters that both males and females incubate the eggs, adding that falcons have been using the nest boxes on the building's ledge since the early 1990s.

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