Camera keeps eye on new South Bend falcon chick
May 21, 2013 11:34AM
SOUTH BEND (AP) — Guinevere is a mom again.
The first of four eggs laid by South Bend’s female peregrine falcon hatched over the weekend, and the South Bend Tribune reports wildlife experts hope the others arrive by the end of the week.
This is the first hatchling for Guinevere and Zeus. The two mated after Guinevere’s former longtime mate, Zephyr, died after striking a pole while diving for a bird. The two had been together since 2004.
Only one of the three chicks born to Guinevere and Zephyr last year survived.
The Department of Natural Resources will band the new chicks after about 20 to 25 days so they can be tracked once they leave the nest.
The new falcon family can be viewed on the city’s falcon cam at www.southbendin.gov/falcam.