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Monarch place home to nesting falcons

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

CBS 3 Springfield has some new upstairs neighbors.

For years Peregrine falcons have called a ledge on the 21st floor home. Now, after a 5-year absence, they're back.

According to Masslive, the falcons began nesting on the ledge on Monarch Place in 1989, and through those years, they have produced more than 30 offspring.

A nesting box was permanently attached to the side of the building to safeguard the eggs and falcons.

The 21st floor is occupied by Bank of America, but they were willing to set aside one office entirely for the falcons so they aren't disturbed.

Over the next several days, the falcons are expected to lay several more eggs, which will take about a month to hatch.

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