The birds are back in town

The Great River Energy peregrine falcons have returned their nesting box.

The female peregrine falcon, Breezy, attends to her four eggs.

The female peregrine falcon, Breezy, attends to her four eggs.

Brooklyn, the male, has returned to the Elk River, Minn., site for a fifth consecutive year. The female, Breezy, new to the nesting box in 2018 has also returned. She fledged from a nest box in Oak Park Heights, Minn., in 2015.

Brooklyn and Breezy have produced four eggs since their arrival in March. These eggs are anticipated to hatch around May 6-8.

This pair produced four eggs in early April 2018 and all four successfully hatched in early May. The four eyasses were banded by representatives from the Raptor Resource Project in late May.

Thirty-four falcons have fledged from the Elk River nesting box since 2007.

Watch the falcons online at greatriverenergy.com/birdcam.