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UC Berkeley’s peregrine falcon chicks determined to be male

On May 12, UC Berkeley’s three new peregrine falcons were all determined to be male during Banding Day. Each chick received one band from the national Bird Banding Laboratory with a unique nine-digit number, along with a four-digit visual identification band that allows people to more easily identify the birds from a distance. 
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Peregrine falcon chicks take flight from Campanile for 1st time

The young falcons, Carson and Cade, both left their nest at the Campanile on Wednesday. According to Sean Peterson, a graduate student at UC Berkeley who is involved in the care of the falcons, after they both left the nest, Carson was the first to take flight on Wednesday evening. Cade, Peterson said, took flight the next day.
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