Mill Creek Falcon Cam

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  • Our peregrine falcon nesting boxes are just one more way we’re protecting the environment.

The falcons are back!

The season has quickly approached, and Diana is expected to return to the nesting box at Mill Creek Generating Station. Last June, two peregrine falcon chicks in Mill Creek’s nest successfully fledged (“flew the coop”). Now, you can tune in to the plant’s live camera for the 2023 season as Diana’s courtship phase begins soon.

In 2022, there were three successful nests at LG&E and KU facilities. This included five peregrine chicks at Trimble County, the two chicks at Mill Creek, and three peregrine chicks at Ghent. Last year, LG&E and KU nests produced 16 eggs and 10 chicks. All of the chicks fledged successfully. And, for the first time, falcons nested at the E.W. Brown Generating Station. 

“Peregrine falcons have made a remarkable comeback in Kentucky. From the 1930s until 1997, there were no nesting pairs of peregrine falcons in the state,” said Michael Patton, KDFWR avian biologist. “With the support of partners like LG&E and KU, the falcon population has continued to increase. We now have 19 known pairs of peregrine falcons in Kentucky, and many are using nest boxes at LG&E and KU facilities.”

View live falcons!

Fish and Wildlife banding one of the baby falcons

Partnership and dedication

In May 2022, employees at Mill Creek Generating Station met with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and Kentucky Afield to highlight the peregrine falcon nest box and the ongoing partnership and dedication of employees at many company facilities for the last 20 years.

The Kentucky Afield segment was recorded on-site and captured the banding of two chicks at Mill Creek, as well as discussions from employees of LG&E and KU and KDWFR about the ongoing partnership, success of the program and the initiative's part in the company's larger commitment to sustainability.

Watch the Kentucky Afield episode here.

Like falcon cam? "Ewe" will love our sheep cam!

Say hello to our new roommates at our E.W. Brown solar facility! A flock of Shetland and Katahdin sheep from nearby Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill are hard at work keeping the vegetation in check at Kentucky’s largest universal solar facility, located in Mercer County. 

Sheep and employee on solar field E.W. Brown