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Keep 'Em Flying: Rare Injured Falcon Delivered to Safety

One night a few months ago, Juan Fonseco, a security guard on duty at the FedEx airport facility in San Diego, noticed a large bird huddled against a fence. He kept an eye on it, but it didn’t fly away. As dawn approached, he decided to take a closer look, and could see that the unusual-looking bird appeared to be injured. Very carefully, Juan wrapped the bird in his jacket (first photo) and with the Harbor Police, made arrangements to get it to safety.

His visitor turned out to be a peregrine falcon, which was on the Endangered Species list for decades and is now…