HUNTERTOWN, Ind. (WFFT) -- The hatching of the baby falcon on April 23, all captured on live stream, has had Northeast Indiana in awe.
Mary Khoer with Soarin’ Hawks of Huntertown says the baby is in good hands.
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She says, “Moxie is a good mom. I’ve observed her since she laid her first egg. She's been really good at being on them, her or Jamie.”
So, if she laid four eggs shouldn’t there be four baby falcons?
Khoer says, unfortunately, no.
“She had four eggs but only one hatched. But it’s not the first time they’ve had fertility problems as a couple,” says Khoer.
At 10 years old Moxie is getting up there in age.
The life expectancy of falcons is only up to 25 years.
Khoer says she is hopeful this baby will become a success story her parents are watching out for predators, like hawks.
She says, “Jamie is just not as adept at caring for the chick like Moxie is. He just stands there and shields her with its wings but Moxie will come over and snuggle that baby.”
Fort Wayne chicks are named by school children every year, but COVID-19 has changed that this year.
As of now, the baby will remain nameless.
Bob Walton has been volunteering at Soarin’ Hawks and has been involved in Raptor rescue since 1996.
He says when people visit, they’re inspired by learning about the history of birds like moxie, Jamie, and their baby.
Walton says, “It’s just that little spark. That’s why we have volunteers come out here. They are so happy to see their birds and take care of them.”
You can watch Moxie, Jamie and the hatchling live on their own feed, here.