Police rescue baby falcon from Cambridge intersection

“No, this baby bird isn’t our new mascot.”

A young bird of prey caused some brief road closures in Cambridge Monday night.

Police said officers responded to the area of Second and Spring streets around 7 p.m. after receiving reports that there was a bird blocking the intersection.

The officers looked after the young raptor, which they said was later identified as a peregrine falcon, and notified Massachusetts Environmental Police out of concern that the bird might have been injured in a fall from its nest.

Eventually, “the bird was safely removed from the area,” Cambridge police said.  

The department shared photos of the baby falcon on its Twitter and Instagram accounts.

“No, this baby bird isn’t our new mascot,” police said.