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Quest’s Journey Begins!

Now that sightings of the fledglings are getting to be few and far between, we thought we’d try to get some more use out of the FledgeWatch Blog.  And what better use could we put it to than keeping track of Quest’s travels?  So we’ve decided that the FledgeWatch Blog will be the place where we’ll update you on her movements.

We’re happy to report that Quest’s transmitter is sending good data on it’s pre-programmed schedule.  Quest hasn’t been seen in the Rochester area in more than a week.  So we were quite surprised to receive some data points that placed her well north of Rochester.  In fact, our most recent locations for her include the state of Maine and most recently, just over the border in Quebec, Canada!

This is certainly great news!  To have traveled that far, Quest is most certainly hunting on her own, so she seems to be off to a good start!  Of course, as we’ve often mentioned, life for a first year Peregrine is hard, so these early successes aren’t necessarily an indication of her long term success.  But the early news is promising.

We hope to begin publishing maps of her travels very soon.  We’re working on automating the data feeds to cut down on the amount of manual analysis that needs to be done with each set of received data.  So keep watching these pages for more news!


19 Responses to “Quest’s Journey Begins!”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Jess, That’s fascinating news about Quest. It always amazes me the distances various bird species travel. Quest has certainly covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

    The convenience of the FledgeWatch Blog is the perfect venue. Thank you so much!

    (Los Angeles)

  2. Alison in Austria Says:

    I never cease to be amazed that the Rochester falcons tend to fly north rather than south to warmer climes.

  3. Susan Says:

    Jess, thanks for the good news. I look forward to keeping track of Quest and her journey. It appears she is definitely living up to her name.

  4. Retread Says:

    Maybe they’ve got some Inuit ancestors, Alison. I’ve noticed, too, their preference for the north.

    A map to show Quest’s journey would be great.

  5. Shaky Says:

    How about posting the geo coordinates so we can make our own google maps?

  6. June Kogut Says:

    How exciting.!! Go Quest!!! We’re all watching. And thanks Jess!

  7. Janet H Says:

    Awesome news! I look forward to future news on Quest. Wish they all had transmitters!

  8. Pam Says:

    Go Quest!

  9. Rosamund Says:

    Thanks for the news. Quebec is 500 miles from Rochester. She really is traveling! (That is, unless she took a bus) 🙂

    Bonne Chance, Quest!!

  10. Diane M Says:

    Our falcon children are on there way to freedom. Good luck to all including Mariah and Kaver. We love ya!

  11. Karyn aka Rickabob Says:

    I’m excited to follow Quest’s travels and this will be an excellent site for this. Thanks .

  12. Kathy Villone Says:

    How exciting..she sure has traveled quite a ways. I’m praying she will stay well. Thank you for the report, and looking forward to more.

  13. Angela Says:

    Go Quest! WOW She traveled far! Good for her! 😀

  14. Debbie P. in OH Says:

    Glad to see this site will be updated with Quest’s travels! It’s really exciting & I look forward to future posts! If memory serves – wasn’t it Lilly who tried riding the bus in Toronto?

  15. Chelsea Says:

    Thank you for your hard work! I look forward to updates and can’t wait foe updates on Quest.

  16. Maureen in MA Says:

    How exciting! Thank you very much for the update, Jess! I too look forward to keeping track of Quest and her journey.

  17. Froona Says:

    Jess, that’s great news. Quebec!
    My gosh she’s really on the move.
    How exciting this is for our beautifiul Quest.
    Thanks for the update!

  18. Joan McC Says:

    It’s so great that we can follow Quest’s travels, thanks to the efforts of so many people like Jess and others. I get teary thinking of our babies out in the big cold world, but that’s life, I guess.
    Happy trails, dear Quest.

  19. margaret Says:

    And I am just checking back four years later. QUest is doing well in Toronto, and I think I need reassurance that Orion will do just as well since he left the NB this week.
    Quest was just about three months when she left, and Orion, hatched on June20? I think that is the correcto day, seems tohave left ROC town last Saturday 9/8/12…or that is that last time a watcher saw him. Fly high, strong, and brave, Orion…like Quest did.

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