FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Indiana Michigan Power Center is now home to four peregrine falcon eggs!
The eggs were spotted on I&Ms FalconCam which you can view here.
The proud parents are believed to be Moxie, a female, and Jamie, a male.
If this proves true, this would be at least 28 eggs since moving into the establishment in 2013.
The first egg was spotted on Sunday, March 14.
It takes nearly a month after the eggs are laid to hatch and the young birds tend to take their first flight at about six weeks of age.
According to a release, once the falcons reach an appropriate age, I&M will work with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to name and band each new falcon chick.
In the early 1990's, Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) biologists built the nest box at the top of the Indiana Michigan Power Center which was previously known as the One Summit Square building.
Since 1996, several families have occupied the nest.
More than 60 falcon chicks have hatched in the nesting box which proves to be one of the more productive sites in the Midwest for the falcon restoration.
The building offers a cliff-like vantage point with few natural predators and access to water and food.
The IDNR and volunteers from Soarin’ Hawk Avian Rescue and the Indiana Audubon Society monitor the birds and provide medical care, nest cleanup and tracking.
According to the release, in North America, Peregrine falcons were once on the Endangered Species List due to exposure to pesticides such as DDT.
The peregrine falcons are now on the upgraded Threatened List.