Peregrine falcon lays first egg of year

Birds can be seen daily on FalconCam

A peregrine falcon laid its first egg of the season on Tuesday. A female and a male peregrine falcon can be seen this spring raising their chicks on FalconCam.

A peregrine falcon laid its first egg of the season on Tuesday. A female and a male peregrine falcon can be seen this spring raising their chicks on FalconCam.

Siouxzee, the female of a pair of nesting peregrine falcons, laid her first egg of the year on Tuesday, one day before the first day of spring.

Anyone can observe the nesting peregrine falcons raise their chicks this spring on their personal computer via a public webcam.

The FalconCam is live for viewing from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. seven days a week. The nest can be viewed at http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/wildlife-cameras/peregrine-falcon-web-camera/ on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website.

The FalconCam is sponsored jointly by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the World Bird Sanctuary and Ameren Missouri.

The FalconCam will be available for viewing by the public during the nesting season this spring.

Jeff Meshach, World Bird Sanctuary director, said a male and a female peregrine falcon have been sharing nesting duties. He said the female laid her first egg on Tuesday. Last year the same falcon used the nest, which is located at Ameren Missouri’s Sioux Energy Center in St. Louis, and laid a total of five eggs. All five chicks survived.

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