The first chick has arrived to a pair of peregrine falcons at a nesting box at Ameren Missouri's Sioux Energy Center. In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and World Bird Sanctuary (WBS), Ameren Missouri invites bird lovers to tune in and watch an online webcam to experience the lives of these fascinating birds as they raise their chicks. The first chick has hatched and three more are soon expected. The female will remain at the nest for the first ten days to keep the chicks warm and protect them from predators. The male falcon will be the sole provider during their first ten days, spending all of his time hunting for prey to feed his new family.
Catch all the action live from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. (CDT), seven days a week at AmerenMissouri.com/FalconWatch until nesting activity is complete and the mother’s young have left the nest. The Sioux Energy Center has been home to nesting pairs of peregrine falcons and their chicks since 2011.
Viewers also may link to the FalconCam through the WBS (worldbirdsanctuary.org) and MDC (mdc.mo.gov) websites. Officials from WBS will provide commentary and answer questions online on what’s happening in the nest.
To watch the FalconCam and learn more about the peregrine project, please visit AmerenMissouri.com/FalconWatch.
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