It took a while for peregrine falcons to find the special nesting box installed for them at the Eberhard Center, but as the newly hatched chicks this week show, it suits them.
Observers first noticed the hatching process underway on May 3; by May 4, three chicks were observed. And on May 5, a fourth chick was observed.
The box high above the Grand River was installed in 2009 by Todd Aschenbach, associate professor of biology, and a team of students. Webcams were installed a year later, but there was no nesting activity until 2017.