Finally, Young Seneca Fledges!


Early this morning our on-site fledge watchers reported that Seneca took her first flight! With that, all five of the 2008 eyases have fledged, bringing to 43 the total number of fledglings produced by Mariah at the Rochester site in eleven years. It’s a remarkable feat that’s unmatched by any other site that we’re aware of!

You can read updates about Seneca and the other fledglings from Lisa McKeown and Carol Phillips in our FalconWatch blog!

-Jess

7 Responses to “Finally, Young Seneca Fledges!”

  1. Kathy V says:

    Alright.Seneca..you go girl..she just needed a bit longer..being the smallest..I guess. Glad she is fledging.

  2. Michelle says:

    I am so happy to read this this morning and see her. I have chills and tears of joy for her. God Bless all these babies. I will miss them all but I pray they have wonderful long lives.

  3. Kathy V says:

    Me too, Michelle, hope they have long lives.I will miss them.

  4. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much Genesee Valley Audubon Society and Rochester Falconcam. It was a great year .

  5. Angela says:

    YAY good for Seneca! We have our 2008 graduates! Good luck in everything for Quest,Seneca,Susan B. ,Diamante,and last but not least Zephyr!!! :D :) ;)

  6. Bruce C says:

    It’s been fun watching the fledging. Thanks for sharing the terrific coverage. Would it help to route a tygon tube to a small water dish in the scrape? One that would drain to the outside. I’m no expert, but the eyases looked a little parched a few weeks ago in the heat.

  7. Alison in Austria says:

    They may have looked parched to us, Bruce C, and if they had been people or some other species, they might have been, but falcons do not usually drink water, they are used to getting their fluids from the meat they eat.