TAUNTON, Mass. — A pair of peregrine falcons has made a home on top of a courthouse in Taunton, cheering a wildlife expert who says it's another sign the falcon is making a comeback.
The nest on the Taunton Superior Courthouse is the 30th spot in Massachusetts for the bird of prey since the species disappeared from the state in the mid-1950s.
The Brockton Enterprise reports that Tom French, assistant director of MassWildlife, says it's a great new finding. He calls it another sign that the peregrine is coming back strong.
He says peregrine falcons usually stay at a site permanently, replacing those that die.
The peregrine falcon is known for typically reaching speeds of about 200 mph in high-speed dives while hunting for pigeons and other medium-sized birds.