Happy birthday, baby peregrines

by Liza on May. 24th, 2011

The first two of Belinda's five eggs hatched early this morning. (Belinda is the resident peregrine falcon in the nest box at the King power plant in Bayport, MN.)

Chicks 1 and 2: Baby peregrines are helpless at first, and are cared for by both parents. But they grow at an astonishing rate, and should be ready to leave the nest for the first time by the end of June or the beginning of July.
Chicks 1 and 2: Baby peregrines are helpless at first, and are cared for by both parents. But they grow at an astonishing rate, and should be ready to leave the nest for the first time by the end of June or the beginning of July.Courtesy Xcel Energy/Raptor Resource Project

The other eggs, if they hatch at all, should follow in the next few days.

For more on peregrine falcons, visit our 2011 peregrine cam page.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Abby's picture
Abby says:

These birds are really cool!

posted on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 1:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

so cute love it

posted on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 11:56am
melissa's picture
melissa says:

Peregrine falcons are so cool! I never knew their eggs were brown! :)

posted on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 4:56pm
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La-a says:

I love it! So adorable. My birthday was the same as the falcons'. that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

posted on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 1:00pm
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La-a says:

Sup diggy dog. those falcons are beast, yah?

posted on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 1:02pm

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