REGISTER STAR: Peregrine falcon lays third egg in Rockford, rebounding after wiped out in Illinois

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The Rockford Register Star is reporting, “The third time’s the charm for a peregrine falcon pair that are believed to be the first nesting pair in Rockford’s history.

Louise, the female peregrine falcon from Ontario, Canada, laid a third egg sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Louise and her as-yet-unnamed beau have chosen to nest high atop the Rockford Register Star News Tower.

The bird of prey’s population was wiped out in Illinois by the 1950s and 1960s thanks to widespread use of pesticides and they later were placed on the state and federal endangered species lists. Peregrine falcons were removed from Illinois’ List of Endangered and Threatened Species in 2015…”

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