Pictures/Video: Mama Falcon Defends Nest on Top Clock Tower

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Branding Peregrine Falcons can be a dangerous job, especially when their mother is watching. Workers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s Division of Wildlife documented their most recent visit to a falcon nesting box on top of the clock tower at the University of Toldeo.

Every year the Ohio Department of Natural Resources visits the nest to take blood samples from the eyasses, or baby falcons, and attach permanent numbered bands to their legs for tracking and future identification.

Watch video of the workers hurrying to treat the eyasses as the mama falcon dipped and dived around them.

Related: Missouri Peregrine Falcons

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