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About the Birdcam

Great River Energy's Elk River Energy Recovery Station 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. In recent history, power plants have had the best peregrine production rates in the Midwest.

Birdcam news

May 22, 2015

Thanks to all who watched the excitement of the eyasses hatching. There are four hungry young falcons in the nest box. The Raptor Resource Project will be on site June 3 to band the young birds.

April 13, 2015

Mary Ellen produced a FIFTH egg on Saturday!

April 9, 2015

Mary Ellen has produced four eggs over the past week!

March 2015

On March 8, Mary Ellen 11/X, returned to this nest box for the third year. On March 18, Brooklyn 65/M, joined Mary Ellen.

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.

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