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Biologists to put tracking bands on falcon chicks

April 24, 2013 at 08:45 AM

The Associated Press


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Biologists are planning to put tracking bands on four peregrine falcon chicks that hatched inside a falcon nest box at a power plant in southwest Louisville.

A statement from Louisville Gas & Electric and the Kentucky Department Fish and Wildlife Resources says state biologists will briefly remove the chicks from their next on Friday and put leg bands on them. The statement says the action is being taken because the chicks are expected to take flight for the first time in coming days.

The bands will allow biologists to identify each falcon and track its success.

Meanwhile, LG&E says a webcam it installed at the site earlier this year so that people could watch the chicks as they grow has attracted 22,000 viewers from 52 countries.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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