Falcon chick Image by Imelda Joson

NBC Boston
By Nick Emmons and Jesse Grossi

The home of the River Hawks has become home to real life birds of prey. 

A family of falcons is perched 18 stories above the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus. 

Massachusetts Wildlife officials conducted a routine check on newly born peregrine falcon chicks nesting on top of Fox Hall. The two chicks were banded by Tom French, assistant director of Massachusetts Wildlife. The bands help officials keep track of their progress across the state. 

"We'll know where they go, how long they live, where they decide to start nesting themselves," French said.