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CINCINNATI - Ohio's Division of Wildlife placed bands on three peregrine falcon chicks nesting on the former PNC building at Fourth and Vine streets Tuesday.
The chicks are about 3-weeks-old, according to the wildlife division, and the offspring of new peregrines who nested at the site for the first time this year.
A similar tagging effort took place in May 2012 when chicks were found on a Duke Energy coal smokestack in North Bend, Ohio along the Ohio River.
Though peregrine falcons no longer appear on the endangered species list, the Department of Natural Resources stated the wildlife department continues to monitor the birds to study their continued success and repopulation.
There are currently 37 territorial pairs of peregrine falcons in Ohio including the one at the PNC Bank building downtown and others locally in Aberdeen, Cleves, Middletown, and Moscow, as stated on the natural resources website .
In 2012 there were 36 confirmed sites and 59 juveniles.
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