WEST ALTON, MO (KTVI)-Two Peregrine falcon chicks have hatched at a nesting box at Ameren Missouri’s Sioux Energy Center and you can watch them grow thanks to a web camera set up in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and World Bird Sanctuary.
The female will remain at the nest for the first ten days to keep the chicks warm and protect them from predators. The male falcon will be the sole provider spending his time hunting for prey to feed his new family.
This is the fifth season for the live camera feed of the endangered birds. Over the past four seasons, the adult falcons have raised 17 falcon chicks.
The web camera will be live until nesting activity is complete and the young have left the nest.
Have a question? You can email a question about the birds to WBS director Jeff Meshach.