See Peregrine Falcons Hatch on Webcam
By L G & E
LOUISVILLE, KY - Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The nest box is located 300 feet above ground at LG&E’s Mill Creek Generating Station.
Two falcons, known as a nesting pair, are currently occupying the nest box. The female falcon laid five eggs since Feb. 21, and the remaining eggs are expected to continue hatching over the next several days. The adult falcon will rest above the chicks and remaining eggs to keep them warm; you may notice the adult falcon sitting higher within the nest box. The attached screen shot was taken when the adult falcon fed the three chicks this morning.
Keep watching from any computer with Internet access at lge-ku.com/falcon to see more live falcon interaction.
Peregrine falcons, once on the brink of extinction, are making a big comeback in Kentucky, thanks in part to falcon releases in the 90s and KDFWR’s nest boxes placed around the state.
“We are excited about this project because it gives us a chance to bring the outdoors into everyday classrooms, homes and lives. This web camera provides an opportunity to follow the lives of these birds from an egg until they take to the skies,” said KDFWR Nongame Branch Coordinator Sunni Carr.