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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.
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.
Two of the eggs have hatched; the remaining eggs are not expected to hatch. The two eyasses are eating well and growing fast.
Amazing: There are FIVE eggs in the nest box! Laid on: March 25, March 28, April 2, April 5 and April 7.