Archive for August, 2007

A Pair of Fledgling Updates

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Linn at Iroquois NWR
Photo used by kind permission of Tom Flaherty

We have very exciting news to present on two fronts. Falcon fans Tom Flaherty and Rod Cockrell report having spotted Linn (photo above) on August 10 at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, about fifty miles west of her Rochester home. Tom and Rod tell us that they were at the refuge watching and photographing wood ducks when they noticed Linn perched in a tree overlooking the ducks. Here are some more pictures from Tom and Rod.
Linn at Iroquois NWR - Photo by Tom Flaherty Photo by Tom Flaherty

Linn at Iroquois NWR Photo by Rod Cockrell


From Mark Nash and our friends at the Canadian Peregrine Foundation comes the news that 2006 fledgling Rhea Mae has established a nesting territory on top of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada. This location has been home to a resident pair, Wind and Tiago, for the last several years. Reports indicate that Rhea Mae and Wind engaged in a territory dispute for four days, with Rhea Mae emerging victorious. She was observed on August 17 perching on the nest ledge at the hotel, accompanied by an adult male. It is unclear at this time whether the male is Tiago or a new tiercel. A third peregrine is still visible in the area, possibly Wind still looking for an opportunity to regain her territory. As Mark reminds us, this is a situation that is still very dynamic and evolving. We’ll be sure to bring any updates to you as soon as we receive them!

-Jess

Gallery – Grace On The Girders

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Grace squared away
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Gary Chadwick sends us this image of Grace getting herself “squared away” on the girders under the Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge that spans the Genesee river. Gary relates that it seemed like Grace was having as much fun watching the falcon fans assembled on the bridge as they were having watching her and the other fledglings.

Gallery – Kaver in the Gorge

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Kaver in the gorge
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Jim Pisello took this picture of Kaver as he was flying through the gorge while his daughters chased him. Kaver doesn’t fly this close very often, so Jim tells us he was fortunate and very pleased to have this opportunity.

Gallery – Linn, the “Duck Hawk”

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Linn watching ducks
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Carol Phillips’s inaugural entry into the Gallery at Imprints is this impressive image of Linn watching an armada of Mallard ducks paddling upriver. Peregrine falcons used to be known as “duck hawks” because ducks are favored prey for them. Anatum, the Latin word for a duck, is one of the 3 Peregrine subspecies found in the United States.