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Peregrine falcons start life on top of U.S. Bank building

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- A trio of peregrine falcons were officially welcomed to the U.S. Bank family Friday.

The nest of falcons is the latest to take advantage of the top of the tall building in downtown La Crosse. The new peregrine falcons hatched May 10. Eagles first nested on top of the U.S. Bank in La Crosse in 2006. 

The Raptor Resource Project came in to band the babies Friday morning. The project's mission is to preserve and strengthen raptor populations, expand participation in raptor preservation, and help foster the next generation of preservationists.  The banded the three falcons-two females and one male.  Their names are Addy, Harper and Roman-named after three children of U.S. Bank employees. 

The falcons should live to be 20 years old and will start flying in two weeks.

Bob Anderson, Director of the Raptor Resource Project, stated "A total of 20 years and we have had close to 1,000 peregrine falcons.  In fact, the father of these birds is a bird that we banded and was a bird that was produced by us so this is kind of like our great-great grand kids in a way.  It's kind of fun.  We are witnessing the growth of a once endangered population.  It really is a true success story, definitely something to be proud of."

A falcon cam is installed in the lobby of the U.S. Bank.

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