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A falcon was stuck on a balcony in Midtown this afternoon.
The falcon flew in after it spotted a pigeon in a bird bath.
Officers were able to rescue the falcon but the pigeon did not survive.
A falcon was rescued by NYPD officers after it got stuck on a balcony in Midtown.
The falcon spotted a pigeon in a bird bath at a West 58th Street apartment balcony Friday afternoon and swooped in for dinner, according to a witness. It happened around the same time noise occurred from a construction site nearby, possibly frightening the falcon.
The falcon would have ended up stuck in the balcony enclosure, as seen in the photo sent by Michael Dwyer.
Officers rescued the falcon but the pigeon did not survive.
According to NYPD, the falcon is now free from distress and has been sent on its way.