UPDATE: Minnesota DNR FalconCam – We Now Know Who Papa Falcon Is!
WE'VE GOT FOUR EGGS!
We've got an update on our Peregrine falcons. There are now FOUR eggs in the nest, and Acadia's mate has now been identified. He is a 3-year-old Falcon that was banded as a hatchling from the Mayo Building at the University of Minnesota Campus in Hennepin County in 2020.
Since Peregrine falcons can breed as early as two years of age, it is possible that this could be his first or second brood.
I was watching the falcons this morning, and it seemed as if the male didn't remember to take his duties sitting on the eggs seriously. It appeared that the female had been in the nest all evening, and then at the break of dawn, he reappeared, and then, just as Acadia was getting up to let him take over, he immediately flew off as if to say...not today baby!
Acadia, the mother of these four eggs, was banded back in 2013 and has been on the property since 2016. It's my understanding that her eggs are at the Sentinel Properties Building, Formerly Bremer Bank.
According to the site, Acadia's eggs are not yet in the incubation stage.
WATCH THE LIVE FEED
Watching the bird cams in our state really gives you a true picture of the struggle that our wildlife goes through on a daily basis. Some of it is hard to watch. I hope that these eggs hatch and that we have a successful season for Acadia, but as we learned by watching the devastating fall of the nest on the EagleCam a couple of weeks ago, there are just no guarantees out there. You can watch the FalconCam LIVE by clicking HERE, and go back up to four hours to see what's been happening each day.