The Peregrine Falcons that call the Woodmen Tower home have laid three eggs in their nest. Both parents and all three eggs can be seen on the ledge outside the 28th floor.
Woodmen officials said the first egg was laid on March 22, the second on March 24 and the third on March 26. The male falcon, Zeus, and his partner, Hera, take turns sitting on the eggs. As one falcon arrives to nest-sit, the other takes flight, in search of food.
Bird watchers from around the world can watch the falcons, which were once-endangered, incubate and hatch their young online via the live FalconCam.
In two decades, the Peregrine Falcons, once considered endangered, have successfully adapted to their urban habitat on the 28th floor of Woodmen Tower, and have multiplied well beyond the expectations of local raptor enthusiasts.
Woodmen Tower falcon offspring have been spotted as far away as South America and the falcons, who once visited for only a few months at a time, now live atop the Woodmen Tower year-round, although it is difficult to say if that behavior is based on preference or the necessity to guard their hotly-contested hunting ground.
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