(TOPEKA, Kan.) — While the parents flew overhead, three Peregrine Falcon chicks were given identification bands in Topeka Monday.
The three chicks were born in a special nesting box atop the Westar Energy building. In addition to getting Id bands on their legs, experts also took blood samples and looked at their feet to try and determine their gender.
Officials say banding of the birds is important in tracking the birds' growth and progress after they leave the nest.
Westar Energy is holding a contest to name the birds; it also has a webcam on the nesting box. Click here to learn more about the contest and see the feed.