Naturalists to band falcon chicks nesting atop University of Toledo hall
Mon, 26 May 2014 15:25:16 GMT —
TOLEDO â?? State wildlife naturalists are planning to band falcon chicks at the University of Toledo on Tuesday.
Crews from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource's Division of Wildlife are planning to bring the baby birds out of their nest atop University Hall on the university's Bancroft campus at 10 a.m.
Each chick will get a leg identification band so that it can be tracked after it leaves its nest. The chicks' overall health will also be assessed before their migrate from the birthplace.
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The public is welcome to attend the free event outside the Student Union.
Two peregrine falcons, Allen and Belle, have made the campus building home since 2007. They've had eight successful broods since then. Their latest chicks were born May 8.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)