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Falcon, I-90 Conn. River Bridge, February 2013A rare peregrine falcon keeps a watchful eye nearby, left, as a new, clean falcon nest on an I-90 bridge was made ready for occupancy this month, below. 

It's the latest step in a partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program to preserve the rare species.

The Endangered Species Program staff working with MassDOT in 2011 installed a peregrine falcon nest box on the I-90 bridge over the Connecticut River in Chicopee/West Springfield.  The new nesting box replaces the old.

Falcon Box, I-90 Conn. River, February 2013
As MassDOT contractors move forward with rehabilitation of the bridge in 2013, Endangered Species Biologist David Paulson and staff worked with contractors to clean the new nest- and clear away the old nest under the bridge. 

The result is a safe place for the falcon- and new falcon chicks- later this year.

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