Only one of the four eggs laid this year hatched. That hatching occurred on May 19, the baby appears to be thriving. There are many possible explanations for the low hatch rate, but hard freezes early in the egg laying process are a good guess.
The adult female is Miracle. This is her fifth consecutive nesting in Fargo. We have a new male this year, but due to a badly faded band his identity has not been established. Based on a partial reading, the potential matches include two males who were raised in Fargo in 2008.
High above Fargo on the roof of Bank of the West today, wildlife experts collected the one baby Peregrine Falcon that hatched weeks ago. Master Bander Tim Driscoll banded the baby falcon and collected blood for research.
The falcons have nested at the Bank of the West location since 2001 and the female, Miracle, continues
to use the box. Before that, Dakota Ace was there. With the HD-Falcon Cam this year, interest in the Peregrines was widespread.
“The banding is important primarily so we can track the birds, this species is probably the most intensely monitored of anything in the world.”
The falcons from Fargo travel to Central and South America for the winter.
Come by and see http://dk.audubon.org/fargo-peregrine-falcon-project-falconcam