ST. LOUIS — In partnership with Missouri Department of Conservation and the World Bird Sanctuary, Ameren Missouri is providing a live video of a peregrine falcon nest box.
The live video will capture the falcons as they nest and hatch their chicks. During the season, the video feed runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Click here to watch.
On Monday, Ameren shared a photo of four chicks that hatched at the Rush Island Energy Center. Ameren also said three more hatched at the Sioux Energy Center.
Facts about falcons
- They don’t build nests
- Flacons lay 2-4 reddish, dark flecked eggs in cliff hollows, bare rocky outcrops or tall building ledges with some gravel to bumper the eggs.
- They are fast
- Falcons are considered the fastest animal on Earth, diving at 261 miles per hour.
- ‘Helmet heads’
- The markings of an adult peregrine falcon include a black helmet on the head, whitish neck and lightly barred breast.
To learn more about the flacons, click here to follow along with the journey.