Talk about being highborn.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in a nest atop one of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge's 693-foot-tall tower this spring. Another falcon chick has been born on a 360-foot tower at the Throgs Neck Bridge and a fifth in a turret on the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge between Brooklyn and the Rockaways.
The bridges have served for years as nesting sites for the birds, which are on the state endangered species list. State officials documented 67 pairs of them living in New York City last year.
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