Peregrine eggs evident in courthouse clocktower

Image from BGSU video cam.

From BGSU OFFICE OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

More falcons are getting ready to call Bowling Green home, as new peregrine falcon eggs have made their appearance on the Falcon Cam, www.bgsu.edu/falconcam.

Four eggs are visible on the camera, which is provided by a partnership between the Wood County Commissioners and Bowling Green State University. Last year, four eggs were laid in the Wood County Courthouse tower.

“Spring is on the way and our falcon family hanging around the Courthouse nesting box is a sure sign,” said Andrew Kalmar, Wood County administrator. “This is the ninth year we will be able to watch the falcons grow their family. The Courthouse falcons have attracted the interest of many people over the years, and we are glad they are back.”

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

“We love that the peregrine falcons have made a tradition of calling Bowling Green home,” said Dave Kielmeyer, BGSU chief marketing and communications officer. “The bond the falcons have formed with the town and University is fitting, given our University mascot.”

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

For more information about the peregrine falcons in the courthouse clock tower, go to www.bgsu.edu/falconcam.

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