Viewers of Indiana Michigan Power’s FalconCam have seen the first of four eggs hatch in the nest on the roof of Indiana Michigan Power Center – Fort Wayne’s tallest building.
The first peregrine falcon chick was spotted the afternoon of April 23. The livestream goes around the clock at www.IndianaMichiganPower.com/FalconCam.
I&M, Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation based in Fort Wayne and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) partner each year to name and band each chick, once they reach an appropriate age.
Since 1996, more than 60 falcon chicks have hatched in a nesting box on top of Indiana Michigan Power Center, previously known as One Summit Square, making it one of Midwest’s more productive sites for falcon restoration. The building offers falcons a cliff-like vantage point with few natural predators and access to water and food.
The parents’ identity will be confirmed by reading the ID bands on their legs. The parents are presumed to be the male Jamie and female Moxie. If so, the two have laid at least 28 eggs since taking residence on the downtown landmark in 2013.