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Peregrine falcons hatch in iconic water tower at Detroit Zoo

Welcome to the world, baby falcons. Peregrine falcons Justice and KJ are now the parents of falcon chicks. The rare cliff-nesting bird species took up residence on the water tower at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, one of the most visible landmarks in the region. Male Justice hatched in 2012 at the Jackson County Tower Building. Last year, Justice took up with female KJ, who was hatched at the Racine County Courthouse in Wisconsin in 2016. Thank you to the Michigan DNR for helping us with the nest box design, and also to Metro Wireless and Spiritech for helping with the network and camera setup. *Note: Unfortunately, one of the five chicks does not look like it’s doing well. A typical clutch is around three to four hatchlings, and it is not uncommon for some chicks in a clutch to not survive to maturity.

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