BERKELEY, California. – Soft, Cottonball, and Marshmallow, or Bruce, Clark and Diana?
University of California, Berkeley officials ask for help in naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks which hatched last month in the iconic Campanile bell tower on the campus.
The adult birds return each year to nest on the same place, and this is the second year for the adults Campanile peregrine falcons, said Glenn Stewart, a researcher with the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group.
“They eat their food where they catch. But when they are babies, they bring them food in the nest area. So when the food started to come to the balcony on April 23, we knew that the eggs were hatched,” he said .
Last year, the community cheered when two girls have their first flights and mourned as a condition. after flying into a window.
Peregrine falcons are the fastest animals in the world, with a diving speed of over 200 mph (322 kilometers per hour).
So far, suggestions for the two men and a woman have been honored literary, scientific, and superhero figures.
A person suggested “Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Diana Powers,” although Wonder Woman’s last name is Prince. A Shakespeare fan think “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Ophelia” would swell up names for the birds.
And a woman by the name of Bunny suggested through Twitter that the birds are called Fluffy, Cottonball, and Marshmallow, the San Francisco Chronicle reports , but those names would also hugs given that grown peregrine falcons are sharp and deadly.
The new chicks are kept for the next decades.
The public can participate via Twitter or Facebook. The deadline is Monday.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com