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Published July 24, 2011, 09:35 AM

Grand Forks peregrines have 3 babies

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Peregrine falcons who return to Grand Forks to nest have added three more babies to their family history.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Peregrine falcons who return to Grand Forks to nest have added three more babies to their family history.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that the new offspring of Terminator, the mother, and Roosevelt, the father, are learning to fly near their home on the University of North Dakota water flower.

Urban Raptor Research Project Director Tim Driscoll named the young birds Eve, Beverly and Ansell, and banded them in late June. The banding helps officials identify the birds once they start migrating in the fall.

Terminator first came to Grand Forks in 2008 and mated with a Fargo-born male named Bear. Bear didn't return but his brother Roosevelt came in 2009 and has returned the past two years. The couple has had a total of nine babies.

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