Sad news. Apparently a nest of chicks that a Peregrine falcon couple had left atop the Wamu tower was found dead. The first of the deaths occurred on May 30, according to a blog posted by the Falcon Research Group on Monday. The chick was under 2 weeks old. A second death was reported on Thursday.
The deaths are "an unusual event," says Skagit County-based Falcon Research Group. "We have not seen this type of mortality among peregrines breeding in Seattle or elsewhere for that matter."
The bodies of the chicks were retrieved by researchers and will be tested at Washington State University to determine what went wrong.