Falcon Mystery Revealed — Three Eggs Laid!

Three eggs have been laid and only one half of the pair remains a mystery. Our old friend Bartell is the father for the fourth year in a row, but the mother is an un-banded female who just started visiting recently.

It is Bartell!

Valcor, the female who frequented the nesting box for the four years prior to 2020, unfortunately, did not return. This new pair, however, chose the Briess nesting box on top of our 244′ grain elevator at our malt plant in Manitowoc Wisconsin as the place to hatch their eyasses (baby falcons). We expect more eggs to be laid through the end of this week for up to four total. Around 33 days from Sunday, April 5, we hope to see the first baby falcon emerge, with any others to follow 1-2 days later. This means that around May 8, you could see (in real-time) an eyass breaking free of its shell!

New to the Briess nesting box, this un-banded females keeps her first egg warm.

Post below to let us know what you spy via our falcon cam and add screenshots if you’ve captured any (please leave out feeding details). Did you know that peregrine falcons are the fastest animal when they are in a deep dive called a stoop? They have been clocked at more than 200 miles per hour, yet in a line of straight flight, most birds can match their speed and escape.

Newly Matched Pair of Falcon Parents

Falcons are soaring high above this worldwide crisis and we can live vicariously through them. Watching these spectacular birds makes it more apparent than ever that we all share this planet.

Keep your eyes on our Facebook and Twitter pages for an opportunity to win Briess swag through the Falcon Naming Contest!

About Melissa Mosher

Melissa MosherMelissa has more than 15 years of Marketing and Communications Experience acquired from a variety of for-profit and nonprofit roles. Prior to Briess, Melissa worked for Kohler Co. as a Marketing Analyst managing affinity programs, vendor relationships, Sales and Marketing websites, and distributor newsletters. She also held a Marketing Specialist position at HSA Bank where she represented marketing in cross-functional communication groups and managed marketing campaigns. Prior to HSA Bank, she was Director of Admissions at a nonprofit artists’ community where she managed the residency program and application process, recruited applicants, managed grants, supervised chefs, and participated in strategic planning. At Briess, Melissa views marketing as a collaboration with the team and customers to find optimal solutions. She manages social media as well as the blog and creates multifaceted marketing collateral and communications.

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