- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island hospital has helped with the birth of dozens of babies since 1997. But these little ones aren’t human.

Nassau University Medical Center is celebrating the arrival of Mickey, a falcon chick that hatched on a 17th story window ledge.

Hospital officials call the parents Mr. and Mrs. Meadowbrook.

On Monday, a biologist determined that the Meadowbrooks have an “only child.”

Four other eggs failed to hatch. They’ll be analyzed. The current theory is that chilly spring weather was to blame.

The biologist put a band on Mickey so the state Department of Environmental Conservation can track him.

He’ll start flying in about a month.



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