Second of South Bend’s peregrine falcon chicks has died

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One of South Bend's 2017 litter of peregrine falcons on top of the County-City Building on June 26, 2017 (Photo supplied/City of South Bend)

A second chick from Maltese’s brood of four baby peregrine falcons has died.

A female chick was found dead on top of a roof Sunday, according to the South Bend Tribune. She was the second female to die out of this year’s brood. The other female in the family died in late June, possibly due to frounce, which is an infection of the digestive tract.

Two males remain from Peace and Maltese’s brood this year. Volunteers tell the South Bend Tribune that they have seen a young bird flying with two parent falcons in the evening hours lately.

The Falcam on top of the County-City building in South Bend hasn’t been all that active lately, as the young birds are busy elsewhere learning how to fly. However, you can still watch the birds pop up now and then on the Falcam below.

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