Moxie and Jamie, the adult Peregrine Falcons nesting atop the One Summit Square building, are the proud parents of three baby chicks that recently hatched. Moxie, the two-year-old mother, and Jamie, the three-year-old father, are awaiting the hatching of a fourth egg.
Falcon followers can check for a peak of the new baby birds at I&M's FalconCam online at http://www.aep.com/go/falconcam/, where an image of the falcon's nest is updated every 15 seconds.
I&M is asking classrooms grades 5 and under within Allen County to assist in the naming of these new baby chicks.
The online FalconCam project was developed by I&M, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and two nature conservation groups, Soarin' Hawk and the Stockbridge Audubon Society. In 1994, IDNR, I&M, Soarin' Hawk and the Audubon Society constructed the nest box on One Summit Square with the first successful nesting with chicks occurring in 1996. From 1996 through 2007, 36 chicks have been fledged at this site.