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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bird lovers can get a close-up look at a pair of peregrine falcons nesting in downtown St. Paul.

The Nongame Wildlife Program of the Department of Natural Resources has placed a live webcam in their nesting box.

The project is being done in cooperation with the Midwest Peregrine Society and the business tenants of Town Square and Sentinel Properties.

The pair laid their first egg Wednesday. Program supervisor Carrol Henderson says the female will lay up to four more eggs over the next few days.

The eggs should hatch around April 28 and the young will stay in the box until late June or early July.

Peregrine falcons chase their prey at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour. They’ve made a remarkable comeback from the edge of extinction.

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