Four eggs! UT Tower Girl is keeping brood warm

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Peregrine falcon who calls the University of Texas at Austin tower home is keeping four eggs warm Thursday, giving conservationists more hope. 

Fondly dubbed Tower Girl, the falcon was seen around Valentine’s Day canoodling with her new beau. Her first egg was seen on the Falcon Cam on Feb. 25. It is unknown if her mate fertilized the eggs. 

While most Peregrine Falcons are migratory, Tower Girl has lived in Austin year-round and spends time in both the UT Tower and the downtown area, according to the UT Biodiversity Center website. 

“Austin is considered the edge of the peregrine breeding range, so any hatching eggs atop the UT Tower would expand the known breeding range of the species,” UT officials wrote. 

In 2018, Tower Girl was visited by a mate in January and she laid two eggs but the male falcon left before the eggs could be fertilized — something that is fairly common, according to UT ornithologist Tim Keitt. 

You can keep an eye on this sweet little family with the Falcon Cam here

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