MGE Peregrine Falcons
Falcons take flight!June
All four of our falcon chicks have fledged (taken their first flight). Fledging usually happens six weeks after hatching. Most falcons will stay close to the nest for the next month and remain dependent on the adults until they can learn to hunt for themselves. We were able to catch each of them take flight in our video.
2016Our peregrine falcon chicks were named to honor well-known Wisconsin aviators. Learn more about Steve Wittman, Paul Poberezny, William Mitchell and Jean Hauser and watch the banding process by checking out this video.