Thursday, June 9, 2016

Peregrine Parents

We have celebrated peregrine falcon chicks recently, but we thought we should highlight the peregrine parents.

The site at the Colonnade building has hosted peregrine families since first nesting attempt in 1991.  The female there is Loree, whose band is b/g 49/E.  She was hatched in 2003, in Monticello, MN.  She has been at this site since 2005 and has been the parent to 41 chicks.

These photos show a pigeon that the male brought to her, and she then brought to the three chicks for lunch, who were banded yesterday.

You can see the b/g 49/E band.
The tenants of Colonnade and their families learned about
the history of this important site, and "their" birds.

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