Peregrine falcon perches on high-rise balcony
February 18, 2013 (CHICAGO) -- From sunset to sunrise, a peregrine falcon made itself at home on the 45th floor balcony of a North Side high-rise building.
The falcon didn't seem at all camera shy, and spent Saturday into Sunday perched on the balcony before flying off.
Peregrine falcons are becoming more common in the Chicago area. The species was nearly extinct in Illinois until the 1990s, but has been making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts.
There are now around 20 pairs of falcons in the state, according to the Chicago Peregrine Falcon.
- Target investigating credit card breach
- Will 'Anchorman 2' live up to the hype?
- Photos: Famous deaths in 2013
- Bradley Cooper happy to be sober
- Man shot, collapses at gas station
- Police issue warning on eve of Huerta vigil
- Dog helps doctors monitor child during operation
- Army helicopter crash victim from Triangle
- Ex-boyfriend charged in Durham double murder
- Texas upends No. 14 North Carolina 86-83
- NC State beats Vols 65-58 for sixth straight win
- White House task force urges limit on NSA snooping
- Ferry that ran aground on NC coast still stuck
- Crawleigh could affect school start times
- Local woman helps Obamacare efforts
49 min ago
- abc11.com home
- Site Map
- Advertise with Us
- Contact Us
- Online Public Inspection File
- Technical Help