- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - At least three of the four peregrine falcon chicks have hatched after nesting in a downtown Boise building.

The Idaho Statesman reports (bit.ly/1Faqp5D) that the two parent birds on the 14th floor of the One Capital Center are taking turns keeping the chicks warm.

A web camera has video streamed the falcons and their eggs for nearly the last month.

The Peregrine Fund, who helped sponsor the web camera, says that it should take five to six weeks for them to be able to fly.

Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game added that nesting on the tall building simulates the steep cliffs the falcons use in the wild.

Falcons prey on other birds, like pigeons, mourning doves and starlings in the Boise area. They can dive at speeds up to 200 mph.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com


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