Falcon chicks stir in KC skyscraper nest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri conservation officials say several peregrine falcon chicks are stirring in their nest at a Kansas City skyscraper.
The Department of Conservation says the nest is at the downtown Commerce Tower. The building is the oldest and most productive Missouri site for efforts to restore peregrine falcons in cities.
Conservation officials say eggs in the Commerce Tower nest hatched last week. But the chicks have not yet separated sufficiently to determine if there are three or four birds.
Peregrine falcons originally nested in cliffs along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and are considered endangered in Missouri.