Mill Creek Falcon Cam

  • Tune in each spring for real-time live streaming video.
  • Our peregrine falcon nesting boxes are just one more way we’re protecting the environment.

The falcons are back!

Diana and her long-time mate, Perry the Peregrine, have returned to the nesting box at our Mill Creek Generating Station. Viewers can now see both Diana and Perry on our live peregrine falcon cam.

In 2023, a total of eight peregrine falcon chicks successfully “flew the coop” at our Mill Creek, Trimble County and Ghent generating stations. Since 1999, 190 peregrine falcons have been successfully raised and banded at our facilities.  

“Peregrine falcons, which were once an endangered species, 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, an avian biologist at the Kentucky Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources. “With the support of committed partners like LG&E and KU, the peregrine 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 generating stations.”

Viewers can expect to see their first glimpse of eggs starting in March, with chicks hatching mid-April or early May.

Watch our live falcon camera at Mill Creek!

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