Peregrine falcons begin nesting season in Central Ohio


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COLUMBUS – Columbus’s 2016 peregrine falcon nesting season is underway, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.

Durand (the female) had laid three eggs by March 17. Peregrines generally lay four eggs per clutch, with the eggs arriving two or three days apart. Incubation takes an average of 33 days; hatching is expected about the middle of April.

As the nesting season progresses, additional key events such as hatching and fledging can be witnessed via live streaming video on the falcon page of the Division of Wildlife’s website at wildohio.gov. Besides being popular with Ohioans, the Columbus Falcon Cam is viewed annually by tens of thousands of people from all 50 states and over 60 countries around the world.

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Submitted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Submitted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.