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Falcon chick returned to Monarch Tower

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Now that the falcon chicks perched on top of Monarch Tower are quickly growing, they're starting to spread their wings a little more.

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said the chicks will now be coming and going from the nest as they start flying around.

One of them was found by a passer-by on Main Street in Springfield Wednesday afternoon, believing it had wing damage.

Springfield police brought the bird to the Dakin Humane Society, and it was then taken to a facility in Deerfield.

However, Dr. Tom French from Mass Wildlife stopped by CBS 3 studios this afternoon with the young falcon and said after an inspection, the bird is actually doing just fine.

"The mother is very willing to accept this bird back. All we're going to do is we're going to turn it loose. It's almost routine for the first flight to end up on the ground and if they're on a cliff base and land in a field, it's not a big deal. However, having it land on the sidewalk can be troubling. Now we're going to give her another shot and she'll get it right," said French.

The female falcon was put on a ledge just above the nest.

French said putting her right back in the nest could have spooked her siblings.

He said the mom knows where she is and the young falcon will find her way back to the nest.

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