One Day, These Will Grow Up to Try to Eat the Yorkie Right Out of Your Handbag

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The MTA's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is home to a pair of Peregrine Falcons and their chicks, seen here. The Verrazano and the Throgs Neck Bridge were the first two NYC nesting places for Peregrines, which were listed as endangered in the 1980s. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

The last time the MTA released a photo of a batch of falcon babies nested at the top of the Throg's Neck and Verrazano Bridges, we were understandably concerned. Humans were actually building their nests for them — conspiring with these bird buccaneers to help them grow and multiply, knowing full well that they would later repay the favor by bringing down our planes and trying to devour our tiny, rodent-adjacent terriers. But now, looking at this latest batch of babies ... we're somehow not as worried.