- Associated Press - Monday, September 15, 2014

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - A baby peregrine falcon has been rehabilitated and released after its parents took up residence at a Midland power plant this summer.

The Midland Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1qCKd9T ) the falcons nested at the Midland Cogeneration Venture, where an 880-acre cooling pond draws other birds such as bald eagles. A worker first noticed the falcon chicks in June in an opening about 60 feet up in the site’s turbine building.

The Wildlife Recovery Association in Shepherd identified the birds as peregrine falcons, which are endangered in Michigan. Bands on the adults’ legs were traced to Kentucky.

Workers later discovered a chick that had been trapped inside the building for up to four days. Wildlife association members nursed her for six weeks. She was released last week after making a full recovery.

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Information from: Midland Daily News, https://www.ourmidland.com

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