3 chicks hatch in downtown Boise high-rise nest

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 12:44:09-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Three chicks have hatched in a peregrine falcon nest on the 14th floor of a downtown Boise building where a web camera supplies streaming video.

The Peregrine Fund spokeswoman Erin Katzner says two chicks hatched Thursday and another on Friday.

She says biologists will put bands on the chicks in early June before the birds fledge in mid-June and leave the nest at One Capital Center.

Katzner says four chicks successfully fledged from the nest last year.

She says Idaho Department of Fish and Game workers assisted last year when several of the young birds ended up at ground level in downtown Boise before becoming confident flyers.

Katzner says the parents are believed to be the same two unnamed adult falcons that have used the nest the last several years.