In a week where two bald eaglets hatched from their eggs in St. Patrick’s County Park, four peregrine falcon eggs have bird lovers excited.
Two peregrine falcons are using the nest atop South Bend’s County-City Building once again. Two eggs were spotted on Monday; two more eggs were spotted Tuesday in the FalCam, which you can watch below:
It’s not confirmed yet whether the falcons are Peace and Maltese, the couple who laid four eggs last year in the nesting box. Maltese, the female, calls South Bend home while Peace, a male who was first spotted with Maltese last year, is from Macomb County, Michigan.
Regardless of who the parents are, the eggs arrive a bit earlier than normal. In past years, peregrine falcon eggs were laid in early May.
As for the eaglets? They appear to be doing just fine in ND-LEEF’s Eagle Cam. They’ve been spotted at various points today eagerly eating food from their parents’ mouths. You can watch them in action below: