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Falcons Nest Found in Busy Shipyard Plant

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Erie, PA - A young peregrine falcon is back re-united with its parents, in a unique nesting site along Erie's bayfront.

 Early today, workers at Don Jon Shipbuilding found the young bird, unable to fly, on the ground. It was examined at the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and found to be healthy, but not yet ready to fly.

 The volunteers returned  the bird to the shipyard this afternoon and found the nest inside the busy complex. The adults quickly began calling out to the young falcon. The experts think this is the only peregrine falcon nest in the region.

 Kris Steiner of the Tamarack Center said, "I'm amazed and happy they are nesting and seem well adjusted in such a noisy, industrial area. Lots of stuff going on here. The fledging seems to be doing just fine."

 Experts think the nest is in a good location because there are many pigeons and gulls to provide food for the falcons.

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