Capitol Welcomes Special Guests

A pair of Peregrine falcons has laid eggs outside the 18th floor of the Nebraska Capitol for the seventh year in a row.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says one of its managers discovered three eggs on Wednesday. They're expected to hatch in early May.

It's the sixth straight year that the same falcons have produced eggs at the Capitol. Last year, they laid four eggs. Three of those chicks survived.

A contest is typically held to name the chicks after hatching. The falcon nest can be viewed online through the commission's falcomcam, http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/wildlife/webcam/peregrine/default.asp.