Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Falcon eggs now present at three sites

Two eggs and mother at Valley Power 
The peregrine falcon nesting season is in full swing at our power plants. Eggs have been laid at three of our sites so far.

The first egg of the season appeared on the first day of spring, March 20, at our Valley Power Plant in downtown Milwaukee. Another egg appeared at the site March 22. A “full clutch” is considered four eggs, so we may see two additional eggs soon. 

It was a pleasant surprise to find two eggs also present at our Port Washington nest box. We were having issues with the camera at this site, so we couldn’t see what was happening until recently.

Two eggs at Port Washington nest box.
And at our Oak Creek Power Plant, one egg is visible inside the nest box so far. You can keep tabs on all of our sites at Hourly photos are available from each site. As soon as the eggs start hatching, we’ll again launch our live falcon cam. Stay tuned …

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