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Two of the three peregrine falcon chicks banded at Northshore Mining in Silver Bay in June 2012. (Photo courtesy of Northshore Mining)

Peregrine falcon chicks banded at Northshore Mining

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The Midwest Peregrine Society examined and banded three peregrine falcon chicks from a nest at Northshore Mining in Silver Bay last Thursday.

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Volunteers used ropes to reach the nest, which is located beneath the plant's conveyer system for loading ships. The chicks - two female, one male - were placed in a soft case and lowered to the ground, where volunteers took blood samples and placed bands that will be used to track the birds in the future.

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