Richmond's peregrine falcon eggs die

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Scientists are hoping that Richmond's downtown peregrine falcons will try and nest again after all their eggs died.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist Sergio Harding says the birds sensed that the eggs were no longer good and pushed or rolled them out of the nest last week. He says he found another egg dead in the nest on Friday.

Harding tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that it's unlikely the birds will try to nest again this season. But scientists are hoping they do so.

The falcons' nest is located in a 22nd-story opening in the east wall of Dominion Virginian Power's building.

The falcons, named Ozzie and Harriet, have nested in downtown Richmond since 2003.