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Meet the Riverhawks

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07/03/2014


In an effort to assure the survival of the falcon chicks, starting June 20, 2014 a staff member from the state’s Division of Fisheries & Wildlife began bringing some fresh meat (quail) to the nest to supplement the chicks’ diet. Ever since Mack, the father falcon dad died on June 7, Merri, the mother falcon, has been doing all the hunting and feeding by herself. State scientists are concerned that the chicks are not getting enough food to sustain their growing bodies and keep them hydrated. The supplement will be given every other day, until such time Merri and her babies are able to fend for themselves.