This Mothers Day, the fourth and final peregrine falcon egg hatched at the Briess Manitowoc Nest Site. Viewers from all over the country and the world have been eagerly waiting to see the third successful hatching stream LIVE on the Briess Falcon Webcam. In the late winter months of 2015 Briess installed the falcon webcam and on March 7, 2016, we went LIVE for viewers to watch the majestic birds in real-time. Now that the eyasses have hatched, we will have over a thousand viewers watching the young chicks on a daily basis – we don’t want to say we’re the cause of reduced productivity in the workplace during the months of May and June, but there could be a correlation 😄.
This year, we are partnering with three Wisconsin breweries to name the three of the eyasses and the fourth eyasses will be named by the Briess Technical Service Team. The three breweries selected for this honor are Central Waters Brewing Company in Amherst, WI, 3 Sheeps Brewing Company in Sheboygan, WI, and O’So Brewing Co. in Plover, WI. These Breweries will be brewing honorary beers as a tribute to their dedicated Peregrine Falcon and a toast to another successful year for the Urban Peregrine Falcon Recovery Effort. In early June, a banding ceremony will be held and the brewers will be invited to join in the festivities. The best time to band peregrines chicks is when they are between 22 and 30 days old. At this age, they are adult size but have not fully grown their flight feathers. This means the correct bands can be applied and the chicks won’t attempt to fly away when approached.
This year we are planning on streaming the banding of the falcons LIVE on our Facebook page. If you don’t follow us on Facebook, be sure to like us to get the latest on falcon news and brews and watch the LIVE banding (date to come). Cheers.
Learn more about the Briess Falcon Recovery Program and watch the LIVE Webcam feed at http://about.briess.com/sustainability-program/falcon-recovery-program/.