State launches Falcon cam
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LG&E officials have been monitoring a falcon's nest containing five peregrine eggs.
According to a news release from LG&E, three of the eggs have hatched inside the nest box that sits 300 feet above ground at LG&E's Mill Creek Generating Station.
Kentucky's first peregrine first falcon web camera was launched last week by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Two falcons, known as a nesting pair, are currently occupying the nest box. The female falcon laid five eggs since Feb. 21, and the remaining eggs are expected to continue hatching over the next several days.
The picture in this story was included was taken when the adult falcon fed the three chicks on April 4.
Peregrine falcons, once on the brink of extinction, are making a big comeback in Kentucky, thanks in part to falcon releases in the 90s and KDFWR's nest boxes placed around the state.
"We are excited about this project because it gives us a chance to bring the outdoors into everyday classrooms, homes and lives. This web camera provides an opportunity to follow the lives of these birds from an egg until they take to the skies," said KDFWR Nongame Branch Coordinator Sunni Carr.