PHOTOS: Falcon Chicks Live Atop UMass Lowell Building

LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — UMass Lowell's Kenneth R. Fox Student Union is the tallest building in the city—and it's home to more than just students.

Over the past decade, the university says, a pair of adult falcons have lived atop Fox Hall. More than 27 falcons have been hatched from the building's 18th floor and gone on to nest in other locations across and even outside of New England.

On Tuesday, state wildlife officials came to the school to check on the current winged occupants' well-being, and took the photos above.

They also brought along two male chicks that were relocated from a nest at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee for their safety.

The two male chicks, along with a four-week-old female chick that was hatched in Lowell, were fit with ID trackers, so biologists can follow their journeys once they leave Fox Hall.

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