ELIZABETH, NJ - A baby peregrine falcon was born on top of the Union County Courthouse Tower  the bustling midtown area of Elizabeth on Tuesday morning.  According to Union County officials, the bird hatched from its egg at 7:40 Tuesday morning.  

The bird was caught on camera hiding in the warmth of its parent's feathers.  According to officials there are three more eggs in the nest expected to hatch in the next few days. Mango and Frida are the current pair of falcons calling this nest home.

Falcons have been breeding at this site since 2006 according to the county's website. Their igloo nest box was installed in 2006 when it was discovered that a pair of peregrine falcons had a failed attempt at building a nest. The bands on the adult falcons at that time revealed that the male was from Connecticut while the female was born in Jersey City.  It was 2016 when they installed webcams for the public to enjoy viewing these endangered creatures.  

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