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You can watch online as peregrine falcons raise their chicks

The public will have a bird's-eye view of peregrine falcons raising chicks in a nesting box at the Sioux Energy Center.

Ameren Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the World Bird Sanctuary will be offering ongoing commentary on what's happening in the nest and a video camera near the nest will provide live feeds for each organization's website.

They say the camera will be live from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CDT), seven days a week.

You can watch the nest at Ameren Missouri's website by clicking here. They say already the female falcon has laid her first egg and is expected to lay more in coming days.

"We have worked on projects with the World Bird Sanctuary for more than 25 years to help preserve the biological diversity of the world around us," said Richard Mark, Senior Vice President, Customer Operations. "The peregrine falcon project has been one of the most exciting projects we've been involved in, and this year via video, we're able to share with visitors to our website the amazing lives these birds lead in raising their young. It's part of our ongoing commitment to being responsible stewards of the environment."

Viewers can link to the falcon camera on the websites of WBS by clicking here and at the MDC by clicking here.

According to Ameren Missouri, the falcon nesting at the Sioux Energy Center this year was first spotted in the beginning of February. Since then, researchers at WBS and MDC have been following the bird's habits daily and are posting their observations on the website as updates warrant.

They say the websites will be available until nesting activity is complete and the female's young have left the nest.

For more information on peregrine falcons, you can visit MDC online by clicking here.

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