SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Three baby peregrine falcon chicks were banded Wednesday on the 33rd floor of the PG&E building in downtown San Francisco. The birds are reportedly in good condition.
Peregrine falcons have been nesting atop the building since 2004. The falcon population has flourished in recent decades. In 1970 there were thought to be just two pairs of peregrine falcons in the state. Today there’s are an estimated 300 pairs.
Mama and papa peregrine falcon who have been named Dapper Dan and Cher, were a bit upset about the researchers getting close to their three baby girl chicks, who are said to be in robust health.