As the sun rose over Lake Superior Monday morning, three peregrine falcon chicks could be seen on the live camera placed in the nesting box at the Hibbard Renewable Energy Center in Duluth.
At around 7:42 a.m., the camera shows the mother returning to the nesting box at the Minnesota Power facility and feeding her chicks some sort of bird.
Peregrine falcons, which were once endangered, are one of the world’s fastest birds, according to the National Audubon Society. They may reach up to 200 mph when they dive and strike their prey.
Minnesota Power also has a camera and nesting box at its Boswell Energy Center near Cohasset. The boxes are placed on stacks more than 200 feet up and are part of the Raptor Resource Project in Decorah, Iowa.
Since 2008, more than 20 peregrine falcons have hatched at Hibbard and more than 70 have hatched at Boswell.