Great River Energy hosts a peregrine falcon nesting box atop Elk River Energy Recovery Station. This is a perfect site for a nesting box because it is located in a peregrine falcon migratory flyway. The site, beside the Mississippi River, is also a draw because the birds prefer to nest in high locations near water.
There are two eggs in the nest box!
The same pair of peregrine falcons from the past few years returned to the Elk River nest box in mid-February
Female falcon: Mary Ellen 11/X
Male falcon: Brooklyn 65/M
Eggs are expected to appear late March
A note for our birdcam viewers
This is live video of wild birds in the natural process of raising their young. Great River Energy will not, nor do we condone, any interference with this nest while it is occupied. However, we do work with the Raptor Resource Project to band any young peregrines at the appropriate time.