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Peregrine falcons

Baby falcons atop the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge with their nervous mother in the background (credit: MTA)

Four Rare Falcon Chicks Living On GWB Banded By City

The chicks hatched three weeks ago on a girder six feet below the bridge’s lower level. Their parents are among 20 pairs of peregrine falcons living in New York City.

05/21/2013

A peregrine falcon chick is held atop the Throgs Neck Bridge - May 25, 2012 (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin)

Seven New Peregrine Falcon Chicks Call MTA Bridges Home

You think you’re on top of the world? Well, you don’t have anything on these chicks.

06/04/2012

The Throgs Neck Bridge's newest feathered inhabitants: Locust (with open beak), Edgewater and Bayside, named for communities near the bridge (credit: MTA)

Whoa Baby! Nine Peregrine Falcons Hatch Atop MTA Bridges

New York City is seeing a bit of a baby boom and not just at the Bronx Zoo.

06/01/2011

Falcons getting banded at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Endangered Falcons Born On Top Of Long Island Hospital

Fifty-four of these baby birds have born on the ledge of University Medical Center’s 17th floor since 1997. This year, there are five — two girls and three boys.

05/13/2011