Happy belated Mother’s Day to Valcor, as the first egg hatches

The first of four falcon eggs hatched at the Briess Manitowoc nest site on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. We are crossing our fingers and hoping for another successful breeding season, as we wait in anticipation for the remaining three eggs to hatch over the course of the next few days.

Click below to watch the LIVE Feed from the falcon nest box atop the Briess Manitowoc Grain Elevator.

Keep watching the LIVE Falcon Webcam for a glimpse of the baby eyasse.

Proud Mama.

You can see to the left of Valcor is a broken eggshell from the first eyasse hatching. Over time, Valcor will eat the eggshells to obtain much-needed calcium.

One of the most common questions we are asked is “will all of the eggs hatch?” Sometimes there is “egg failure” which can result from a number of factors including infertility, breakage, or weather. The female may push an egg that has failed to the side of the nest box. We are keeping our fingers crossed that all four eggs will hatch, but only time will tell.

 

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