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Title: Banding Day 2021 as it happened
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 07:49:50 am
After skipping a year due to the pandemic, the anklets are back. Welcome to Banding Day 2021!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 09:46:17 am
A reminder to anyone coming downtown to watch the banding: do it safely from street level. For your own safety, please do not go up on rooftops.


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 09:49:23 am
Watch the live streaming video of the eyases being extracted from the nest box at
http://rfalconcam.com/rfc-main/streamView.php (http://rfalconcam.com/rfc-main/streamView.php)

There won't be any video of the actual banding, but you can follow the live commentary on Twitter @RfalconcamNow and view photos of the banding @Rfalconcam

Of course,  photos and commentary will also be posted on our Rfalconcan Forum.


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 09:52:56 am
We will post an announcement here when the banding team from our friends at the NYS DEC arrive.


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 10:02:26 am
The banding team has arrived! Stay tuned!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 10:14:36 am
The banding team is being briefed and should be heading out for the eyas extraction shortly!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 10:20:23 am
Here they come!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 10:26:57 am
No problem retrieving the eyas that had already left the box.


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 10:35:22 am
The eyases are being banded. Beauty is still flying around


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:49:42 am
Our 1st eyas is a female named Freya!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:50:41 am
She is named by long time watcher Linda King, aka Braveheart, of Webster, NY!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:50:49 am
Female - Freyja, from the Norse goddess of love and fertility. She used a falcon feathered cloak to travel between the mythological worlds, taking the form of a falcon.


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:51:52 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51221374220_708e6efe58_c.jpg) Her band is 33/BW black/green no tape


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:52:33 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51220514168_b9299e4139_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:55:47 am
Our second eyas is a male named Golden!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:56:16 am
Golden is named by Jennifer A. Johnson & Lauren Benedict's 6th Grade Class at Frank Fowler Dow School No. 52 in Rochester, NY!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:56:34 am
Golden, because falcons have golden beaks, feet and coloring around their eyes. This idea came from the Golden Snowball Award, which has been awarded to Rochester.  The eyases first start off looking like white puffy snowballs, but as they mature their golden beaks, feet and coloring around their eyes begins to appear!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:56:45 am
Rochester is part of the Snow Belt of the United States, competing every year with its upstate neighbors for the "coveted" Golden Snowball Award (for the most snowfall).  Snowfalls in Rochester were once legendary, although lately the lake-effect snow has favored Syracuse, and Rochester has started to fall behind.


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:57:19 am
Golden's band is 32/BA black/green with green tape


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 10:59:10 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51219613327_e2b90a5e11_c.jpg)
Golden


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 11:02:49 am
And they're back!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 11:10:07 am
Thanks for joining us for another successful Banding day!

(https://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/MainCamera_Thumbnail/20210602/MainCamera_Thumbnail_20210602-110800.jpg) (https://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/MainCamera/20210602/MainCamera_20210602-110800.jpg)


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 11:10:48 am
Sorry this moderator was a bit tardy. Don't you just hate when work gets in the way of what you really want to be doing LOL!


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-21, 11:11:53 am
Beauty standing guard! They won't make it past her a second time!

(https://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1_Thumbnail/20210602/Camera1_Thumbnail_20210602-110700.jpg) (https://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1/20210602/Camera1_20210602-110700.jpg)


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021 as it happened
Post by: Shaky on 02-Jun-21, 03:03:08 pm
Quick Summary:

1 female and 1 male

Freyja (F) - Left leg: black 33 over green BW, Right: silver
Named by Linda King, aka Braveheart, of Webster, NY

Golden (M) - Left leg: black 32 over green BA, Right: green
Named by Jennifer A. Johnson & Lauren Benedict's 6th Grade Class at Frank Fowler Dow School No. 52 in Rochester, NY


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021 as it happened
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jun-21, 07:19:31 pm
Banding Day videos! I had hoped to edit these a bit but my program doesn't support the format they were saved in.

Extraction channel 1
http://youtu.be/DYjxFjUs_9Y

Extraction channel 2
http://youtu.be/Z8beLenw_dA

Return of Freyja & Golden channel 1
http://youtu.be/6ZPG-0p3_SA

Parents defending the nestbox and return of Freyja & Golden channel 2
http://youtu.be/07VCvY989SY

Freyja (F) - Left leg: black 33 over green BW, Right: silver
Golden (M) - Left leg: black 32 over green BA, Right: green


Title: Re: Banding Day 2021 as it happened
Post by: Kris G. on 06-Jun-21, 09:44:00 pm
Banding Day videos! I had hoped to edit these a bit but my program doesn't support the format they were saved in.

Extraction channel 1
http://youtu.be/DYjxFjUs_9Y (http://youtu.be/DYjxFjUs_9Y)

Extraction channel 2
http://youtu.be/Z8beLenw_dA (http://youtu.be/Z8beLenw_dA)

Return of Freyja & Golden channel 1
http://youtu.be/6ZPG-0p3_SA (http://youtu.be/6ZPG-0p3_SA)

Parents defending the nestbox and return of Freyja & Golden channel 2
http://youtu.be/07VCvY989SY (http://youtu.be/07VCvY989SY)

Freyja (F) - Left leg: black 33 over green BW, Right: silver
Golden (M) - Left leg: black 32 over green BA, Right: green

Thanks for doing this and posting, Ei! Great videos!