Capitol Falcons Hatch

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says at least two of the three peregrine falcon eggs at Nebraska's State Capitol have hatched.

The female peregrine laid the eggs in mid–April and the pair had been incubating for the past month.  Game and parks officials say peregrine falcons almost disappeared in the lower 48 states after World War II.

The falcon nest can be viewed online through the commission's falconcam, http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/wildlife/webcam/peregrine/default.asp.