Peregrine Falcon Chick Identification Banding - 2012
Each year, a licensed bander from the Falcon Research Group and a biologist from WSDOT place identification bands around the legs of peregrine falcon chicks.

The chicks are nesting in a box under the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle.

The ID bands are placed on the chicks' legs about 21 days after they've hatched. That's about when the legs have reached full-size, but the chicks can't fly yet.

On May 25, 2012, three chicks were banded.
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