Below are the pictures of the falcons nesting during the 2017 season.
Waiting for food.
The sleeping chicks.
Mother and chicks in the nest
Mother keeping the chicks warm. It's getting harder as they get bigger.
The four chicks staying warm.
The fourth chick was hatched sometime during the night. This is a video early morning of the next day.
Both parents helping with feeding.
Both parents in the nest with the chicks.
Feeding time. The parents bring the food to the nest and put it in the chicks mouth.
Three chicks hatched. The second and third chick hatched overnight.
One of the parents watching over the chick after hatching.
The first chick after hatching on May 10.
There are four eggs in the nest. A typical nest has 3-4 eggs.
Covering the eggs to keep them warm. Both male and female falcons sit on the nest.
Rosalee laid a third egg on April 5 about 3:30 pm.
Sheldon standing over the eggs
Two eggs in the nest
First egg in the nest
Sheldon sitting on the first egg. Both parents share in keeping the eggs warm.
Sheldon watching over the nesting box.
Rosalee joins Sheldon in the nesting box. She is back for the third straight year too.
Sheldon seems to enjoy spring in central Wisconsin. He's back at the nesting box for a third straight year.