Boise & Garden City

Peregrine falcon chicks hatch in nest overlooking Boise

At least three fuzzy peregrine falcon chicks hatched in a nest overlooking Idaho's capital Wednesday, according to a press release from The Peregrine Fund.

The small chicks need intensive attention from their parents to keep warm. The two adult birds switch off incubation duties, according to the release.

A webcam is set up near the birds' nest so you can watch the babies grow with the help of their parents. The eggs have been under observation since April 7. It should only take 5 to 6 weeks for them to mature enough to be ready to fly, according to the release.

This is the seventh year a webcam has been used to monitor a peregrine falcon nest in Boise.