DNR webcam offers live views of downtown falcon nest

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Bird enthusiasts can get an up-close look at a pair of peregrine falcons nesting in downtown St. Paul, according to the Pioneer Press.

The Non-game Wildlife Program of the Department of Natural Resources has placed a live webcam in their nesting box, according to the Press. This project was created in cooperation with the Midwest Peregrine Society and the businesses of Town Square and Sentinel Properties.

According to the Press, the pair laid its first egg Wednesday. Program supervisor Carrol Henderson said the female will lay up to four more eggs over the next few days. The eggs should hatch around April 28 and the young will stay in the box until late June or early July, the Press said.

The Press said peregrine falcons chase their prey at speeds of up to of 200 miles per hour and that they've made a remarkable comeback from the edge of extinction.

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