A quick recap of the 2019 season:
- In early April, our partners at Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources confirmed Diana’s mate -- an unbanded male falcon – disappeared and a new banded male began occupying the territory. We were unsure the eggs would hatch because the new male didn’t share incubation duties with Diana. But despite less time being incubated, all four eggs hatched by April 18.
- A few days later, our Mill Creek staff located the new male on the ground with an injured wing. They quickly took action and followed our Avian Protection Plan, notifying KDWFR officials and making arrangements to have the falcon transferred to a local wildlife rehabilitator where it’s receiving proper veterinary care.
- On May 30, one of the four peregrine falcon chicks succumbed to the pressures of the nesting season. The three remaining chicks have left the nest box and appear healthy.