Falcons Continue to Breed Atop W. Mich. Chimney

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) -- A pair of peregrine falcons has produced its 13th consecutive brood atop a West Michigan utility's chimney.

MLive.com reports Saturday that state Natural Resources workers are monitoring a chick that hatched April 30 in a nest atop Grand Haven's Board of Light and Power.

The chick is the 34th hatched by the falcon pair since they began nesting on the chimney in 2001.

Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Nik Kalejs says it's exciting to see "such consistent growth at the nesting site" from year to year.

The Board of Light and Power says the nest is one of four confirmed in that part of the state. The others are in Muskegon, Port Sheldon and Grand Rapids.

Peregrine falcons are an endangered species in Michigan.

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