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Wildlife

Falcons return to breed on International Bridge

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SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Peregrine falcons have once again nested and produced eggs at the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie.

Nest boxes have been present on the bridge between Michigan and Canada since 2010. Last year the pair of raptors hatched one chick. The International Bridge Administration says this year the falcons produced three eggs. Thirty chicks have hatched on the bridge since IBA staff started counting years ago.

A team from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources typically bands the birds in mid-summer. That allows scientists to track falcon movements, reproductive behavior and population growth.

To watch a live video feed of the nest box go to www.saultbridge.com/falcam.