MGE Peregrine Falcons

Falcon Chicks Arrive


Three falcon chicks recently hatched in the nesting box at the Blount Generating Station. The first made its debut on the morning of May 9, and we were lucky to have captured the moment the egg opened on our falcon cam.

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MGE Falcons Produce a Full Clutch


We're happy to report that the MGE peregrine falcons have four eggs, or a "full clutch," in the nesting box atop Blount Generating Station.

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Falcon diving
Peregrine falcons are one of the world's fastest birds, being able to reach 200 miles per hour while diving from great heights to strike prey.
Falcon hatching
In 2019, a known total of 110 falcon chicks hatched at 37 nest sites in Wisconsin. 28% of those chicks were hatched at power plants which have dedicated nesting boxes.
Falcon population decline
Peregrine falcons are on Wisconsin's endangered species list. Historically the use of DDT pesticides resulted in the rapid decline in the falcon population. Falcons were nearly extinct in the 1960s.
Falcons around the world
Peregrine falcons can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
Falcon females can be 20% bigger than males
Female falcons can be up to 20% larger than male falcons.
Falcons diet
Peregrine falcons feed on a variety of birds including pigeons, ducks and songbirds as well as bats. They can catch their prey in mid-air.
Falcon means the wanderer in latin
Peregrine falcons get their name from the Latin word peregrinus, meaning "to wander."