BWL Peregrine falcons begin 2016 family

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The egg watch is on again with the Lansing Board of Water and Light peregrine falcons.

Mates Eckert and Viper are now tending an egg in their nest high atop the Eckert Power plant in downtown Lansing. It’s not unusual for peregrine falcons to lay 3-4 eggs in a clutch.

The egg-laying is beginning about ten days earlier than last year.

The pair are social media stars with their own Facebook page where people can go for updates.

There is also a BWL Falcon cam for people who prefer to check out the birds in real time.

Last year momma Viper laid four eggs and three hatched.

Peregrine falcons have nested in the Eckert Power Station since at least 2004.

It’s not unusual for peregrine falcons to nest in urban areas. Their diet consists of other birds or bats that they catch mid-flight.

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