The three chicks hatched by the mating pair of adult peregrine falcons nesting atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library were banded May 29, allowing wildlife officials and researchers their first opportunity to study the tiny birds and the nesting box they currently call home.
Two males and one female were banded by officials from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Since the first nest box was installed on the roof of the 28-story library, 30 chicks have hatched and flown from the site.
Examination of the prey remains from the nest revealed that the falcons have been feeding on