On Saturday, April 15, “Valcor” (b/g) N/22 laid her fourth egg. This will probably be the last egg laid this year, making the estimated hatch dates May 17-19, 2017. Peregrine falcons typically lay 3 or 4 eggs each season. Slightly smaller than a chicken egg, the eggs are speckled with dark to reddish-brown pigment. Over the next 33 days, Valcor (female) will do most of the incubating of the eggs. Occasionally, Valcor’s partner (assumed, “Bartell” [b/blu] 41/A) will incubate the eggs while she flies off to feed.

LIVE Feed from the falcon nest box atop the Briess Manitowoc Grain Elevator.

“Valcor” (b/g) N/22 nursing her four eggs.