KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The top of the Fifth Third Bank Building in Kalamazoo is the home to a new family of Peregrine Falcon chicks. And the bank is looking for area residents to help give them their names.
The four chicks hatched in early May in a nesting box. According to the bank, Peregrine Falcons are given names when they are banded. Banded falcons are entered into a national Peregrine Falcon registry and referred to by name, not by a number.
Three of the chicks will be named by residents visiting Fifth Third Bank branches across Kalamazoo, Portage, Richland, Three Rivers and Paw Paw. The fourth chick will be named by a sixth grade classroom in Kalamazoo. The names will be decided on and released on July 23.
The mother falcon, Rebecca, hatched her first egg in 2014 and it was named Promise.