Biologists Begin Tracking Baby Falcons

The two fledglings hatched at Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve near Elgin.

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Biologists banded two baby American kestrel falcons for monitoring last weekend; the fledglings hatched in a nest box at Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve outside Elgin. Falcon populations have plummeted almost 50 percent since the ’60s.

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