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.
April 16, 2014
Egg #4 arrived sometime overnight!
April 13, 2014
Egg #3 appeared at 12:25 p.m.
April 11, 2014
Egg #2 appeared at 8:00 a.m.
April 9, 2014
Mary Ellen laid an egg at 6:50 a.m.
April 1, 2014
Sawatzke H/34, the male falcon from last year, has returned!
We’ve had a few peregrine falcon sightings in recent days! The female falcon that was with us in 2013 – Mary Ellen 11/X – was spotted in the nesting box. Stay tuned and have fun watching.
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.