The raptors, Annie and Grinnell, have shown defensive behavior to a drone intruding on their habitat.
That's according to Cal staff, who monitor and look after the birds. They say drones near falcon nests have caused nest site abandonment, injury, and even death.
UC Berkeley prohibits drones from flying on its property, unless you get special permission from the University.
Drones near falcon nests have caused nest site abandonment, injury, and death. We try to report every drone we see on camera to campus, but the best way to prevent their impact is by spreading the word about how dangerous and disruptive they can be to wildlife. pic.twitter.com/s8GhbmJvPh— CalFalconCam (@CalFalconCam) February 5, 2022
If you know anyone with a drone, please share this message. The last thing any of us want is for Annie and Grinnell to get hurt or abandon the Campanile due to being harassed.— CalFalconCam (@CalFalconCam) February 5, 2022
Photos: Bridget Ahern, moonrabbitrising on Instagram pic.twitter.com/OVujCmTpK1