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Welcome to Kentucky's first live peregrine falcon web cam, located at LG&E's Mill Creek Generating Station in southwest Jefferson County. The utility launched the web cam in the peregrine falcon nest box, installed at the facility about seven years ago, in partnership with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

We encourage visitors to check back often and to visit the falcon milestones if they may have missed some of these more memorable moments.

Falcon Cam

2016 Falcon Season Update

It was an exciting milestone for these peregrine falcon chicks. Officials with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources have banded the chicks before they take their first flight in the next few weeks.
 

Banding falcons for identification

The banding process involved briefly removing the chicks from the nest and attaching unique leg bands that will allow biologists across North America to identify the falcons once they leave the nest.

The leg bands have different colors and number codes, which are entered into a database along with the bird's gender, date of hatching and nesting place. This database is available for all departments of fish and wildlife in North America as a way to track the falcons. Biologists can read the numbers on the bands with high-powered optics.

Officials also checked and treated the chicks for feather mites, and performed medical tests to check for a treatable avian disease that can affect their ability to swallow.

Keep checking back watch the chicks while they prepare to take flight soon.

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