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Breaking News From The Nest Box! - Wed. June 25 8AM

Good Morning All:

I start this morning report with “Breaking News!”

Seneca has fledged!!!

Yes, I repeat, Seneca has finally fledged. She was perched between the K and the O of the KODAK sign when I arrived.

Signing off,

Lisa McK.

The Falcon Flyer

14 Responses to “Breaking News From The Nest Box! - Wed. June 25 8AM”

  1. Patti Says:

    Horray!!! GREAT news!!! Thank you for the wonderful picture!!!

  2. Debbie Says:

    Thanks Lisa. That is great news and I agree that is a nice picture of our little Seneca. Keep up the great work.

  3. Barbara Says:

    Thanks so much, Lisa. Must feel great to be the bearer of this news. Nice action shot. It will be interesting to see how quickly Seneca catches up with the others.
    Barbara
    (Los Angeles)

  4. Barbara in WA Says:

    Oh darling Seneca - I am so excited !! Thanks for letting us know, Lisa.

  5. Don Says:

    I just took several pictures of Seneca. She landed outside of my window and was kacking like crazy. She is just hopping along the ledge and enjoying a sunny day.

  6. Brenda Says:

    YEAH ! Seneca !! :) Glad you took your first fledge! Hope it was a good one! We are all proud of you. Keep up the good work ! Thank you Lisa for the great news! and the picture of our “little one” !

  7. Maureen Says:

    Awesome news!!! So does anyone know - do M&K recognize their offspring if they see them as adults? and do the siblings recognize each other as adults? if their bond lifelong?

  8. Jess Says:

    @Maureen- They all seem to recognize each other as members of the family while they’re together. That recognition can survive an absence of a few weeks, as we have seen when fledglings have been separated from the family for rehabilitation. However, once they disperse the familial bonds dissolve. If they were to meet later they would be treated the same as any other falcon, particularly by the parents. That is, as intruders, potential rivals (or even mates), etc. depending upon the circumstances of the meeting.

  9. Kathy V Says:

    Horray for Seneca..you go girl..I’m so glad she FLEDGED. As for the recognition, , I didn’t know that. Well if that is the way it is, guess we have a bit longer before they won’t know each other, as siblings.

  10. Rosamund Says:

    Good for Seneca. Thanks for the news, Lisa. Thanks also for that picture showing what appears to be a very strong first landing!

  11. Maureen Says:

    Thanks, Jess, for the reply and info. Very interesting stuff. Interesting that the bond is only temporary. It certainly doesn’t seem that way now! Even more interesting that they could even mate one day depending on the circumstances as you said. Thanks again!

  12. Alison in Austria Says:

    This not recognizing each other when they grow up and fly away is a generally accepted fact. Falcon Watchers in Rochester have, however, observed Mariah and Kaver flying peacefully with “strange” falcons from time to time and the speculation has been that it may have been an offspring.
    It will remain a mystery as bands on the “foreign” falcon were not read. It could be because that fledgling did not really “disperse” but remained close enough to the parents’ territory or a parent to be remembered. It could be that because it was not brooding season, there was no need to violently defend the territory. Or it could be that general knowledge is only part of the story and some exceptions may exist. There are species where offspring do help with the next set of siblings and even some where threesomes raise a brood (as seen in one eagle nest on Catalina Island).

  13. Debbie P. in OH Says:

    She’s off!!! Godspeed, Seneca!

    For Mariah and Kaver, Quest, Diamante, Zephyr, Susan B., and little Seneca, may you always have favorable winds, and good hunting, and a safe place to call home!

  14. Liza O Says:

    HOORAY For Seneca!!!!!!!


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