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Peregrines move in upstairs

Peregrines move in upstairs

These powerful raptors have claimed urban areas, but their populations could still be at risk

The soft peeping of the four baby peregrine falcons was a dainty counterpoint to the grinding of the oil refinery’s machinery. Grime and grit, by-products of the refinery, coated the narrow ledge where the babies huddled in their nest, guarded by their protective mother. Armed with razor talons and a hooked beak, the mother stared down Kathy Clark, who was balanced in a bucket lift and trying to reach past her to attach leg bands to the chicks. More…

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The portrait of an operating room

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