Peregrine falcon birdcam

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.

May 30:

The young peregrine falcons were banded today by the Raptor Resource Project. The two eyasses are both female and appear to be healthy. They were given the names Sora and Hurley.  Since 2007, 28 peregrine falcons have fledged from Elk River Energy Recovery Station.

May 15:

Two of the eggs have hatched; the remaining eggs are not expected to hatch. The two eyasses are eating well and growing fast.

April 7:

Amazing: There are FIVE eggs in the nest box! Laid on: March 25, March 28, April 2, April 5 and April 7.

March 2017:

  • 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.