4 Baby Falcons Hatch at Downtown Skyscraper

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011  |  Updated 4:07 PM EDT
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4 Baby Falcons Hatch at Downtown Skyscraper

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Four baby Peregrine falcons hatched over the weekend on the ledge of a Lower Manhattan skyscraper, where you can watch them on a webcam.

According to a website that follows the comings and goings of the birds at 55 Water Street, the babies are the offspring of two falcons dubbed Jubilee and Rocky.

The pair had made a nest on a 14th floor ledge at the 54-story building.

Peregrine falcons, which cruise at speeds of up to 55 mph and can dive at 200 mph, are said to mate for life.

They were placed on endangered species lists in the 1970s.

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