Falcon Cam update: One egg visible

Image from BGSU video cam.


At least one more falcon is getting ready to call Bowling Green home, as a new peregrine falcon egg has made its appearance on the Falcon Cam, www.bgsu.edu/falconcam.

One egg is visible on the camera, which is provided by a partnership between the Wood County Commissioners and Bowling Green State University. Last year, three eggs hatched in the Wood County Courthouse tower.

“It is great to see people get excited about our falcon family,” said Andrew Kalmar, Wood County administrator. “This is the seventh year we’ve gotten to watch the falcons grow their family – I know many people will be anxiously awaiting the hatching a month from now.”

The peregrine falcon is BGSU’s official mascot. A pair of the raptors took refuge in the clock tower — just two blocks west of campus —seven years ago.

“We’re happy they’ve made a habit of calling Bowling Green home,” said Dave Kielmeyer, chief marketing and communications officer of BGSU. “It’s fitting that the falcons have bonded with the town and University.”

Peregrine falcon eggs typically have a 33-day gestation period, so the eggs are expected to hatch in mid-April.