Archive for June, 2015

The Students Who Named Bronx Honor Him

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Suzanna Lull’s and Valerie DellaCerra’s 4th Grade Class, PS 62, from The Bronx, NY, were so excited to be asked to name one of the Rochester eyases this year. They submitted the name Bronx with the following reason.

“Bronx is for Jonas Bronck who came to the New World in 1639. Bronck‚Äôs homestead later became known as The Bronx, a borough of New York City.”

When they heard the sad news that Bronx had been injured and euthanized, they all got together and made posters to honor the young fledgling they named.

Thank you all for choosing such a wonderful name!

Bronx Falcons

We Are Very Sad to Report That Bronx Did Not Make It

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

June 23, 2015

Monday morning, June 22, DEC biologist Jenny Landry received a phone call from Rich Calabrese at the Times Square Building about a potentially injured juvenile falcon found in one of the wells on the outside of the building. Rich wasn’t sure if it was injured or just trapped. Following Jenny’s instructions, Rich placed the young falcon in the nest box well. There the DEC and many of us monitored its progress. We figured out it was Bronx and the DEC determined his injuries needed to be attended to. DEC Region 8 Staff retrieved the injured falcon and transferred it to the rehabilitator.

This is Jenny’s report:

I am very sad to have to report that the fledgling falcon had to be euthanized due to the severity of its injuries. There was an injury to the spinal cord resulting in not only the apparent paralysis of the legs, but also the impairment of other functions (digestive) of the lower body. It was relayed to me that neither the vet nor the rehabilitator in their extensive experience, have seen a bird recover (for release or as an educational bird) from such a spinal cord injury and the decision was made to not prolong its suffering.

We are all sad to have lost Bronx and need to keep in mind that we still have two more young falcons to watch over and enjoy. We have so much to be proud of for the number of young falcons that Rochester has added to the current Peregrine Falcon population.

June Summers
President
Genesee Valley Audubon Society

Bronx Rescued

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Bronx was found in another well on Times Square building this morning around 9:30. He was moved to the nest box well by the building owner who also contacted DEC. Bronx was described as lethargic when he was found.

DEC is monitoring him and will take him to a vet if need be.

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UPDATE: 6/22/15 2:20 PM

Bronx was taken by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the authority in charge of protecting Peregrine falcons in New York, to be examined by a qualified veterinarian. The DEC made the decision to take him after carefully monitoring the situation and observing that he appeared to be injured.

Online falcon watchers keeping a close eye on Bronx via our streaming video feed noted that he was not moving his legs but otherwise seemed alert and able to move about the floor of the well by use of his wings.