Peregrine Falcon Chick Dies After Crashing Into Window

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The first peregrine falcon chick known to have been born in Virginia Beach in decades has died after crashing into a window.

The Virginian-Pilot ( ) reports that building maintenance staff at Virginia Beach Town Center found the female chick on a window ledge Tuesday.

The falcon had hatched May 4 on the Armada Hoffler building and recently began flying.

Reese Lukei, who has been monitoring the nest for the Center for Conservation Biology in Williamsburg, says the bird crashed into a reflective window.

The falcon the first chick known to be born in Virginia Beach since the peregrine population declined in the 1970s from the effects of DDT.

Peregrine falcons are still on Virginia’s list of threatened species.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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