Falcon Chicks Living on GWB Are Banded

Four peregrine falcon chicks roosting high above the Hudson River on the George Washington Bridge were pronounced healthy Tuesday and fitted with tracking bands to help biologists keep tabs on them.

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The mother of four baby peregrine falcons squawks on the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. 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.
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The mother of four baby peregrine falcons takes off from the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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The mother of four baby peregrine falcons takes off from the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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The mother of baby peregrine falcons, center, squawks as wildlife biologist Chris Nadareski, of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, approaches their nest at the east tower of the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Wildlife biologist Chris Nadareski, of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, examines one of four peregrine falcons he banded, at a nest at the east tower of the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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The mother of four baby peregrine falcons guards her nest and chicks at the east tower of the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Wildlife biologist Chris Nadareski, foreground, of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, assisted by Port Authority structural specialist Pete Mizialko, holds one of four peregrine falcon chicks for banding, at a nest at the east tower of the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Wildlife biologist Chris Nadareski, of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, puts a leg band on one of four peregrine falcons, at a nest at the east tower of the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Wildlife biologist Chris Nadareski, right, of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, climbs down a ladder to a nest at the east tower of the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River, in New York, to band four baby peregrine falcons, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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