Baby Falcon Gets a Checkup


The MTA has released a pretty darn cute video starring the peregrine falcon chicks on the Throgs Neck Bridge. Be prepared to hear incessant chirping. More after the jump!

The alternately adorable and frightening little guys are named Bayside, Edgewater, and Locust, and bear a striking resemblance to Sam the Eagle. In the video, Chris Nadareski of the Department of Environmental Protection explains the process of placing bands around the falcons' legs with Bayside in his lap as his example.

Nadareski then gives Bayside a checkup. The baby falcon has feather lice, which he handily kills with a spray. After checking Bayside's mouth, eyes, and ears, he declares: "Our first young male falcon gets a clean bill of health."

The video then shows Nadareski doing his work on the other two Throgs Neck falcons as ambient music plays. Seven other peregrine falcons hatched on MTA bridges this year, according to the video.

[NYT, CBS]


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Eyeglass Frames
Eyeglass Frames

It is nice to look at things around us. Though we don't always find things that we see interesting or good, it is still very important that we have eyes that can see things clearly. It would be considerable that our eyes are the windows of our soul. This part of our body is also considered as one of the assets when it comes to physical aspect of life. Each one of us has own set of eyes and differs in shape, size and color. Some have big eyes while others have small. Some people can smile with just the use of their eyes while you know that others are sad with the expression you can see in them. Yet, no matter what the eyes look outside, what's important is the health of this organ.

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