The birth of the hawk chicks
Falcons lay their eggs in February and the incubation period lasts until they hatch, usually in April. In 2020, three baby falcons were born and the aficionados following their growth named them Jenny, Zefiro and Nereo.
The birth of Peregrine Falcon chicks is an extraordinary event, which is accompanied each time by a very special event: ringing, an essential practice usually carried out after approximately 30/40 days from birth to enable the falcons to be recognised over time, even during future migrations.
To follow this moment close up, Acea organised an event inside the captation plant of Acqua Vergine to raise environmental awareness among young children, school pupils and naturalist associations. To do this, Acea relied on the competency and communication skills of the Ornis Italica operators, who told interesting stories about their work to help the environment and answered numerous questions from those attending.
Over the years, many Peregrine Falcons have been born in Rome, which has helped repopulate the city, no longer hostile towards their wild lifestyle. And others have come from afar. Another couple of falcons, Annia and Valerio, actually nested on the drinking water tank, which Acea had constructed in the 80s in EUR to the south of Rome in Vigna Murata.