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Falcon chick.
The last chick, which hatched three days after the first three chicks, was cared for by raptor biologist Craig Koppie. Here the chick is 3 days old.
Credit: Craig Koppie/USFWS

Peregrine chicks cleared for flight in Wilmington, Del.

The four peregrine falcon chicks given starring roles on the DNREC (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control) Falcon Cam were outfitted for their future this week. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service raptor biologist Craig Koppie banded the chicks to help gather biological and biographical data from them as they spread their wings into adulthood.


Published on: Thursday, May 16,2013

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