GREAT RIVER ENERGY
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.
June 3, 2015
The four eyasses were banded today. All appear to be healthy. One male, named Landyn, and three females named Lettie, Sky and River.
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!
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.