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Wildlife officials to band falcon chicks May 27

Naturalists from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s Division of Wildlife are scheduled to band the 2014 UT peregrine falcon chicks Tuesday, May 27, at 10 a.m.

The free, public event will take place outside the Student Union where tables will be set up.

Ohio wildlife crews will bring the baby birds down from their top-of-the-tower nest and give each one a leg identification band so that it can be tracked after it migrates from its birthplace. Blood also will be drawn from the chicks and they’re weighed to help determine their overall health.

Rain or high winds could postpone the event.

Those planning to come to Main Campus for the banding are asked to park in lots 1 north and 1 south off North Towerview Boulevard. Parking enforcement will not ticket vehicles between 9 a.m. and noon, and it’s short walk to Centennial Mall from those lots.

Allen and Belle, residents of University Hall tower for seven years, became parents of two chicks May 8. This is the eighth successful brood for the peregrines since the division installed a nesting platform on the tower in 2007.

Follow the family on the Toledo Peregrine Project Facebook page.

And check out the live stream from the UT Fal-Cam.

Two falcon chicks are seen being fed earlier this week in this image from the UT Fal-Cam.

Two falcon chicks are seen being fed earlier this week in this image from the UT Fal-Cam.

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