Falcons studied to better understand patterns

Some feathery-friends are being monitored locally to better understand their patterns.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Raptor Resource Center banded three Peregrine Falcons Thursday.

The falcon chicks were pulled from their perch on top of La Crosse’s US Bank building, where a nest box was installed to draw the birds back to our area.

While this isn’t the first time that falcons have been banded, the need is as important as it’s ever been.

“As we continue to modernize and things are happening here, we get new chemicals and other things that are used, keeping a strong monitoring program and making sure that the population is healthy,” said John How, Executive Director with the Raptor Resource Project.

The workers even named the falcons.

The female is named Crystal and the males are Speedy and Abraham.