3 new peregrine falcon chicks banded

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife banded peregrine falcon chicks at their nest site in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday.

A new pair of falcons have produced three chicks at their nest at 4th and Vine. The pair is unbanded so their original hatch site is unknown.

Princess, the last female to call Cincinnati home was hatched in Wisconsin and since 2000, she has spend each nesting season in Cincinnati, although not always at the same nest site.

The new chicks were banded with state and federal identification bands. The Division of Wildlife monitors nesting sites throughout Ohio, including tall city buildings, bridges, steel manufacturing companies, grain processors and power plants.

Ohio's peregrine falcon program is supported by the state income tax check-off program, donations to the Wildlife Diversity and Endangered Species Fund and sales of the cardinal license plate.

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