3 peregrine falcon eggs hatch at Mill Creek generating station

3 peregrine falcon eggs hatch at Mill Creek generating station

Credit: Photo courtesy of LG&E and KU

3 peregrine falcon eggs hatch at Mill Creek generating station

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by News release and WHAS11 editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

(News release and WHAS11 editors) -- Three of five peregrine falcon eggs have hatched inside a next box at the 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. 

Click here to watch the falcons live. 
 
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,” KDFWR Nongame Branch Coordinator Sunni Carr said. 

Kentucky’s first peregrine falcon web camera, launched last week by 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.

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