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4 peregrine falcon chicks hatch at Milton-Madison Bridge across Ohio River
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, April 25, 2014 4:01 AM EDT
Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials say a falcon box under the new Milton-Madison Bridge has some additional inhabitants — four peregrine falcon chicks that hatched this week.
Officials say the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will band the chicks next month so they can be identified. The chicks will also be tested for diseases.
Falcons have nested at the bridge since 2002.
In Jefferson County, at LG&E's Mill Creek Generating Station peregrine falcon nest box, the utility says Fish and Wildlife Resources reports two hatchlings didn't survive after a new adult falcon became involved in a territorial conflict.