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Title: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 22-Jan-13, 03:48:22 pm
I just posted the CT news on the Offspring thread.

At UB, BB and Yankee are being seen, here BB is on her perch and Yankee way up top.

 

At the waterfront/grain elevator area, Carl just saw two adult pefas stooping on pigeons and Jacquie recently had to retrieve a Cooper's Hawk with its throat torn out, in the very same area. It could easly be Statler birds but it also could be the elusive Jean and we need to discover where they have been nesting.

The female from the Grand Island North Bridge has been spotted recently. 

Two sightings of a juvie pefa at Squaw Island also, with a red band, but Buffalo would not have a juvie with a red band right now.   Possibly an Ohio bird. 

The title of this thread includes "2012".  If we should continue on with this thread, can that reference be removed or should a 2013 thread be started?


Title: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 22-Jan-13, 06:03:41 pm
Thanks Sage! Things are going to start picking up before we know it!  :wave:


Title: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 23-Jan-13, 04:13:33 pm
So recently, Jacquie retrieved a Coopers with its throat torn out from someone's front lawn, obviously from an encounter with a Peregrine,
Then Carl spotted two pefas in the very same area, flushing pigeons!
Today, Roger and I went to the spot and sure enough, large numbers of pigeons were being flushed from an ADM site.  Two pefas were spotted again and again, though sometimes they all went down on the opposite side of the elevators, so we couldn't be sure if any were caught over there but we didn't see them get lucky from our vantage point.
This could be the Statler pair, OR, it could be the grain elevator pair, whose female was ID'd as Jean from Syracuse by Joyce!
I haven't looked at my pix yet, but most were shot towards the sun so probably just a bunch of silhouettes.
For anyone who may be thinking of making a visit, there are many good spots to view from, but don't come alone.  Let me know and we can likely meet up.  It's in the Old First Ward, Ohio St and St Clair.  Bison Rod and Gun Club parking lot is a good starting point.  Really need to ID this pair!


Title: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 22-Feb-13, 06:05:21 pm
http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html (http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html) Live cam


Title: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 28-Feb-13, 12:13:35 am
Joyce and I went to Buffalo on Monday for a falcon watch and on the way home we stopped near the Iroquois Wildlife Refuge to check out Short-eared owls. The link below is for my album from the day.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AaN3DFm0ZMWrW5g (http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AaN3DFm0ZMWrW5g)


Title: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 28-Feb-13, 07:49:39 pm
It's good to have the live cam back. One of the birds was on the perch today:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202013/buffalofeb282a_zps002df611.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/February%202013/buffalofeb285a_zpsddf908dd.jpg)


Title: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 13-Mar-13, 06:01:51 pm
Kitten just posted this over at BCAW...I can't believe they would do this  :crying:

State officials to place peregrine falcon in permanent care facility


BUFFALO, N.Y. – State wildlife officials today safely captured a female peregrine falcon that had been nesting in MacKay Tower on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus.

The capture came after the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), determined it was in the best interest of the falcon, as well as UB and the surrounding community, to place the bird in a federally-permitted facility for permanent care.

Since 2010, the falcon has exhibited aggressive behavior by swooping down on people working on rooftops, as well as pedestrians on and near South Campus. The incidents occurred during late spring and early summer when the bird had newly hatched chicks.

Two such incidents - one in which a UB employee suffered lacerations to the head - were reported this month, marking the first time the falcon exhibited the behavior before May. The potential for more incidents led DEC officials to decide to relocate the falcon.

“This type of behavior among peregrine falcons is unprecedented,” said Mark Kandel, DEC regional wildlife manager, who led the capture effort. “By placing the bird with a rehabilitator, we will have prevented it from potentially harming someone and vice versa.”

The male falcon will likely find another mate and remain in MacKay Tower or it could be displaced by another pair of peregrine falcons, Kandel said.

Threatened by pesticides, peregrine falcons were considered an endangered species by the federal government until 1999 when recovery efforts prompted their removal from the list.

They are still listed as endangered by New York, which works to boost the state’s population of the bird. The effort is working, especially in Western New York which has seven nesting pairs, up from one 20 years ago, Kandel said.

UB supports the state’s effort. For example, university officials installed a nesting box that the falcons used to rear some of the 15 birds that they produced. UB also featured the nest on a web cam to promote understanding of the birds, a practice it plans to continue after the male finds a new mate or a new pair moves in.

Editors note: A previous version of this article stated the bird would be placed in a rehabilitation facility, which could imply that it will be released. The bird will be placed in permanent care facility.




http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/03/017.html (http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/03/017.html)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 13-Mar-13, 06:23:32 pm
Can't believe this! Was she that aggressive? I know she swooped a few times at people when she had babies. So sad! She attacked someone?  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 13-Mar-13, 06:26:29 pm
Yes Donna, she was aggressive.

DEC was called to a meeting at UB about an attack BB made on a man walking to his car, 1600 ft from the nest. The man was quite bloodied and the incident was captured on the UB security cam and played for the DEC.

It was UB's decision which the DEC had to go along with, that BB must be removed from the site. The DEC managed to safely get her in a mist? net on the roof.  Yankee was on hand, screaming. BB was not injured and was surprisingly good on being handled.  She was transported to a safe site. Her future is uncertain but she cannot be released anywhere because of her extreme aggressiveness.

Many attacks by BB have been reported in the past, but they were usually during fledge times.  She has put UB at too much risk now with her strange behavior.  I have always pleaded that she of course attacks during that few weeks around fledge time. I have personally told neighborhood people walking their dogs through the area to leave, and walk close to buildings as they  do so.

UB is okay with having Peregrines on site and Yankee will stay. It is hoped that he can yet attract a mate migrating through the area in time for this season.

BB gave us fifteen chicks and she is in our hearts forever.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 13-Mar-13, 06:31:30 pm
Ahh, so sorry! I guess they did what they had to! Poor BB.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 13-Mar-13, 06:35:18 pm
Sage, I'm so very sorry for you - I know how much time and effort you put in watching over her and to everyone else who loved and followed her...my heart goes out to you all and to her.   She will never fly free again and that makes me want to cry and it makes me ashamed to be a part of the human race.   :(



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 13-Mar-13, 06:51:51 pm
BB was one of my favorites and I'll miss her. I hope Yankee can find another mate. Sad all the way around... :heart:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Shaky on 13-Mar-13, 06:53:57 pm
There wasn't much else that could be done after she attacked someone a quarter mile from the scrape without apparent cause. Hopefully she will become an educational bird and/or be allowed to raise eyases that will released into the wild.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 13-Mar-13, 07:17:37 pm
There wasn't much else that could be done after she attacked someone a quarter mile from the scrape without apparent cause. Hopefully she will become an educational bird and/or be allowed to raise eyases that will released into the wild.

That would be nice!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 13-Mar-13, 07:26:27 pm
It's now up to US Fish & Wildlife. It's totally their call.  BB's mom was aggressive also. BB's actions are unprecedented and unexpected, even in urban settings. We love her so much and it hurts so bad.

I cannot imagine her in a captive setting. It's unlikely she would ever be allowed to produce more chicks  as they are not sure where that aggressive streak came from.  I hope it hasn't been passed on.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 13-Mar-13, 07:57:24 pm
The cam is back online. http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html (http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html) Maybe Yankee can lure a new migrating falcon to his heated condo.  It's also possible a new pair could take over the site and force Yankee out. We'll have to watch and see.

And there are extra pefas here. Two days ago we arrived at CT to find pefas chasing pefas away from the tower. We're still trying to figure out which birds came back and who is there today. I'm pretty sure Gleig is there but we cannot see any black over green bands. I haven't posted any of those pix yet.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 13-Mar-13, 08:08:02 pm
The cam is back online. http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html (http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html) Maybe Yankee can lure a new migrating falcon to his heated condo.  It's also possible a new pair could take over the site and force Yankee out. We'll have to watch and see.

And there are extra pefas here. Two days ago we arrived at CT to find pefas chasing pefas away from the tower. We're still trying to figure out which birds came back and who is there today. I'm pretty sure Gleig is there but we cannot see any black over green bands. I haven't posted any of those pix yet.

UGH!  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 13-Mar-13, 08:13:32 pm
What a sad and unfortunate situation all around.   Sad also that Yankee had to witness it.  I hope everything works out for the best for BB and Yankee.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 13-Mar-13, 08:54:26 pm
So sorry about BB, Sage.  I know how much you loved her and hope she will be alright in her new place.  I feel so sorry for Yankee being witness to everything but hopefully he'll find another mate. Tough day.
I hope Diamanté is OK.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: jeanne on 13-Mar-13, 11:00:07 pm
I'm so sorry, Sage!  And feel sorry for BB.  I can understand why they had to do it-- it is a liability if someone is injured and that has happened but it is unfortunate. 


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 14-Mar-13, 12:02:50 am
The cam is back online. http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html (http://www.buffalo.edu/falconcam.html) Maybe Yankee can lure a new migrating falcon to his heated condo.  It's also possible a new pair could take over the site and force Yankee out. We'll have to watch and see.

And there are extra pefas here. Two days ago we arrived at CT to find pefas chasing pefas away from the tower. We're still trying to figure out which birds came back and who is there today. I'm pretty sure Gleig is there but we cannot see any black over green bands. I haven't posted any of those pix yet.

UGH!  :(

OH NO!!! Hope he's seen soon! Can't lose another!  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: NoraH on 14-Mar-13, 01:54:52 am
Wow  :(  I could see her attacking closer to the nest, that would be understandable, but that sounds like awfully far away.  Darn.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 10:33:51 am
We're again heading for CT in hopes of seeing Diamante.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 14-Mar-13, 10:51:27 am
We're again heading for CT in hopes of seeing Diamante.

I really hope you see him today!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 14-Mar-13, 10:55:02 am
We're again heading for CT in hopes of seeing Diamante.

I really hope you see him today!
Me too!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 14-Mar-13, 12:15:24 pm
We're again heading for CT in hopes of seeing Diamante.

CT?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 14-Mar-13, 12:27:13 pm
We're again heading for CT in hopes of seeing Diamante.

CT?

Central Terminal building in Buffalo where Gleig(Pigott's sister) and Diamanté nest.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 14-Mar-13, 12:32:13 pm
We're again heading for CT in hopes of seeing Diamante.

CT?

Central Terminal building in Buffalo where Gleig(Pigott's sister) and Diamanté nest.

Ahhhh! Ta!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 01:13:53 pm
We saw only one bird at CT, very high, and it looked more like G than D. Nest was empty.  We are going back now.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 01:15:23 pm
Also, Yankee not seen this morning around campus or neighborhood. :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 14-Mar-13, 01:54:00 pm
We saw only one bird at CT, very high, and it looked more like G than D. Nest was empty.  We are going back now.
         
 :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 14-Mar-13, 02:02:20 pm
Also, Yankee not seen this morning around campus or neighborhood. :(

 :( :'(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 14-Mar-13, 03:17:18 pm
Oh boy-not good!  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 14-Mar-13, 03:45:49 pm
I sure hope Diamante & Yankee are around and OK. This is so sad, the whole deal!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 03:48:39 pm
On second visit, it looked as it one pefa, then two more flew from the opposite side, where we had already checked, but they looked to have been in the air, not on the bldg. After about 15 minutes one flew back and perched high on tower (pix later) but it did not look like Diamante. :( Cannot detect D's bands and bird too big and fluffy.

Nothing at grain elevators or Holcim. A recheck around UB but Yankee was not seen in the vicinity.

 We're desperately trying to find D. On a positive note, we did not see any fight the other day. It seemed to be just a chase but we did not see the beginning of the event.

I'm so bummed and so tired...


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 04:05:55 pm


http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/featured-stories.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2013/falcon_relocation.detail.html (http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/featured-stories.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2013/falcon_relocation.detail.html)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 14-Mar-13, 04:32:02 pm
Did Diamante migrate?  When was he last seen?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: BIGFRANK on 14-Mar-13, 04:38:22 pm
That is unbelievable!! What utter stupidity.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: jeanne on 14-Mar-13, 04:44:51 pm
BB is so beautiful.   :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 14-Mar-13, 04:46:31 pm
Did Diamante migrate?  When was he last seen?

He was last seen over the weekend I believe. I have faith that he's fine.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 14-Mar-13, 04:48:15 pm
On second visit, it looked as it one pefa, then two more flew from the opposite side, where we had already checked, but they looked to have been in the air, not on the bldg. After about 15 minutes one flew back and perched high on tower (pix later) but it did not look like Diamante. :( Cannot detect D's bands and bird too big and fluffy.

Nothing at grain elevators or Holcim. A recheck around UB but Yankee was not seen in the vicinity.

 We're desperately trying to find D. On a positive note, we did not see any fight the other day. It seemed to be just a chase but we did not see the beginning of the event.

I'm so bummed and so tired...

He might be puffed up to keep warm, I know some days our birds look totally different.  Don't give up hope!  Get some rest and thank you for all your efforts, I'm sure everyone here appreciates it Sage.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 14-Mar-13, 05:10:04 pm
 :wave: So sorry Sage-I hope you get some rest and are able to find Diamante and Yankee next time out. We all appreciate your efforts in an obviously sad situation at both sites.   :pray:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 06:47:23 pm
I do not believe Diamante or Gleig migrated. They fought hard for this site a year ago and have been seen here over the winter. Stash and Stella did not migrate either. The UB pair overwinters here too.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 14-Mar-13, 07:54:23 pm


http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/featured-stories.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2013/falcon_relocation.detail.html (http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/featured-stories.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2013/falcon_relocation.detail.html)

Oh this is so sad. Poor BB.  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 08:07:16 pm
Check the album below

Peregrines at CT Mar 10-14 (https://plus.google.com/photos/100645862660585187015/albums/5855323972636926129?banner=pwa&authkey=COq-zMuMxYC0Jw)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 14-Mar-13, 08:29:00 pm
Impossible to tell...facing the wrong way and bad light.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-Mar-13, 10:00:54 pm
Our cameras are just not enough to get better shots so the bands can be seen.  Even with my binocs I can't call it.

It seems we've "lost" two birds here this week. BB taken and Diamante can't be ID'd the last couple days. I feel like crap...


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 14-Mar-13, 10:39:17 pm
Our cameras are just not enough to get better shots so the bands can be seen.  Even with my binocs I can't call it.

It seems we've "lost" two birds here this week. BB taken and Diamante can't be ID'd the last couple days. I feel like crap...

I won't give up on Diamante just yet! He comes from some fierce loins!! I know that doesn't matter but in my simple mind, it does!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Carol P. on 14-Mar-13, 10:58:10 pm
Diamante was at CT throughout the winter.  He did not migrate.

Sage - We ALL appreciate your efforts.  Rest.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 15-Mar-13, 05:39:31 am
I don't think any camera would have caught bands-just bad positioning & light.  And remember, Diamante was there for almost a year without being ID'd.

Thank you Sage...hope you are rested up by the time you read this...


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 15-Mar-13, 10:09:41 am
In Sage's album, pic 8 of 16 taken on Mon 3/11 is definitely Diamante in the nestbox. Note the solid white chest with no intruding marks, large heart-shaped white auricular patch with no smudge, narrow mustache (malar stripe), and Mariah's look-alike white above cere.

In more recent pics of falcon with side view, I see a smudge above auricular patch. Difficult to see other markings.

For comparison of Diamante & Gleig markings, you can check out my 2012 CT falcon watch album at picasaweb.google.com/wnyfalconfan


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 15-Mar-13, 10:31:43 am
Joyce, you think then D is there Mar 12,13 14?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 15-Mar-13, 11:16:30 am
Joyce, you think then D is there Mar 12,13 14?

Joyce knows her mustache's!  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 15-Mar-13, 11:19:47 am
Joyce, you think then D is there Mar 12,13 14?

Joyce knows her mustache's!  :2thumbsup:


Sage - there are no distinctive markings for me to make a positive ID. The pic with the falcon on perch has the head blocked. In others, I saw smudge, and it is hard to tell a front head view without seeing cere. He would have to be looking down. He could be puffed up with the return of the cold windy temps.

Now I have the time to help and physically can't get there. I'm bummed!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Penelope99 on 15-Mar-13, 01:35:26 pm
They have removed a perch of the nestbox in UB, the one of the right.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 15-Mar-13, 02:18:41 pm
They have removed a perch of the nestbox in UB, the one of the right.
No, Pen, the perch is still there. It was always shorter than the other perch.  But interesting is the fact that the scraping looks different!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 15-Mar-13, 03:36:59 pm
I am so sad about what has happened with BB. I wonder if there was some reason why she apparently became aggressive recently. I don't think this justifies removing her from her nest and her mate (and just before the breeding season, too) and putting her into captivity for the rest of her life. Poot BB, and poor Yankee.

There was one peregrine on the perch at the UB nest a little while ago. Sage, do you know if this is Yankee?

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch151a_zpse0925b58.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch153a_zpsb925bf2f.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch154a_zpsbc31774b.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch155a_zps66abde66.jpg)

Gone within seconds of the last pic.

I hope you have managed to find Diamante, and that he is safe and well.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 15-Mar-13, 05:07:09 pm
I compared my own pics of Yankee to these and I believe this is Yankee. So sad that he's lost his mate and that she will never fly free again.  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 15-Mar-13, 06:35:57 pm
I compared my own pics of Yankee to these and I believe this is Yankee. So sad that he's lost his mate and that she will never fly free again.  :(
Thanks, MAK! I thought it looked like Yankee, but couldn't be sure without a glimpse of the bands. I feel so bad for him, and for BB. This whole situation is just completely wrong . . .


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 15-Mar-13, 07:16:33 pm
It looks like Yankee. He has blk/blk band. We did not get out today but will check tomorrow. If anyone see any activity in or  out of the box, I hope you can grab some screencaps or at least tell us what you witnessed. Without his mate, Yankee could just leave the vicinity. I'm hoping he can find a loose falcon flying through the area and will appreciate his nice heated condo!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 15-Mar-13, 07:18:55 pm
It looks like Yankee. He has blk/blk band. We did not get out today but will check tomorrow. If anyone see any activity in or  out of the box, I hope you can grab some screencaps or at least tell us what you witnessed. Without his mate, Yankee could just leave the vicinity. I'm hoping he can find a loose falcon flying through the area and will appreciate his nice heated condo!

Too bad we couldn't send Pigott over to him.  She have a nice condo and she'd be close to her sister too  :handshake:  Maybe MAK could have a chat with her tomorrow and put the idea in her head  :lol:  :pray:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 15-Mar-13, 07:23:48 pm
It looks like Yankee. He has blk/blk band. We did not get out today but will check tomorrow. If anyone see any activity in or  out of the box, I hope you can grab some screencaps or at least tell us what you witnessed. Without his mate, Yankee could just leave the vicinity. I'm hoping he can find a loose falcon flying through the area and will appreciate his nice heated condo!

Too bad we couldn't send Pigott over to him.  She have a nice condo and she'd be close to her sister too  :handshake:  Maybe MAK could have a chat with her tomorrow and put the idea in her head  :lol:  :pray:

Funny but I had the same thoughts!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 16-Mar-13, 12:28:23 pm
Too late to send Pigott...new female has arrived already at UB.

Sage sent a tweet...Joyce sent a text...I hit the recorder...

Yankee confirmed and an unbanded female bowing & chupping at the nest box. I have video-will upload it tonight, but here's some screen shots...

   


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 16-Mar-13, 12:44:28 pm
Too late to send Pigott...new female has arrived already at UB.

Sage sent a tweet...Joyce sent a text...I hit the recorder...

Yankee confirmed and an unbanded female bowing & chupping at the nest box. I have video-will upload it tonight, but here's some screen shots...

   

I'm still so sad for BB but happy for Yankee-his life must go on.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 16-Mar-13, 12:49:22 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Buf2_zpsf3e8e282.jpg)  UF at UB

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Buffalo_zpsf8df008e.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Buf3_zpse58eaa4c.jpg) She's a biggun


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 16-Mar-13, 12:54:06 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Buf4_zpsfee8707e.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Buf5_zpse1579b60.jpg)  UF taking off


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 16-Mar-13, 01:06:09 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Buf9_zpsa31fd574.jpg)  She's mammoth!!  :o

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Buf8_zps616f904c.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Bufboth_zps4f97161e.jpg)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 16-Mar-13, 01:14:57 pm
I'm amazed how many floaters are out there, waiting for an available territory and potential mate. They must be lurking all over, waiting for a chance to make a move. It must be a very good sign for peregrine recovery.

One other example - two years ago, apparently attracted by the disturbance at my local site due to a banding, a peregrine from Vermont briefly showed up.  I photographed her (and her bands for ID) while my territorial pair were in the box and not visible to her.  On my next visit to the site, I ID'ed my female, so the intruder must have cleared out as soon as she realized that both parents were still around.



Paul


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 16-Mar-13, 01:23:22 pm
Wow...just came in the door to this news!  Awww..I'm so glad he's got some company.  It will never be the same without BB but as you say life must go on and at least now he's got a mate for nesting season and will stay at the site for all his fans to enjoy.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 16-Mar-13, 01:53:54 pm
Wow, it would seem there's a revolving door for falcons! Yankee didn't waste any time eh!? Onward and upward as they say!  :surprise:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 16-Mar-13, 01:57:46 pm
I wonder, as we watch the recovery unfolding now, if we'll see a change in our beliefs about pair fidelity.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 16-Mar-13, 02:03:24 pm
I wonder, as we watch the recovery unfolding now, if we'll see a change in our beliefs about pair fidelity.

That's what I was thinking Ei. I wonder if Yankee had this girl at another site while with BB. Another episode of "As the Falcon Turns"!  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 16-Mar-13, 02:13:35 pm
I wonder, as we watch the recovery unfolding now, if we'll see a change in our beliefs about pair fidelity.

That's what I was thinking Ei. I wonder if Yankee had this girl at another site while with BB. Another episode of "As the Falcon Turns"!  :rolleyes:

And maybe why BB got so aggressive so early...


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 16-Mar-13, 03:13:18 pm
I wonder, as we watch the recovery unfolding now, if we'll see a change in our beliefs about pair fidelity.

That's what I was thinking Ei. I wonder if Yankee had this girl at another site while with BB. Another episode of "As the Falcon Turns"!  :rolleyes:

And maybe why BB got so aggressive so early...

Makes you wonder, doesn't it?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 16-Mar-13, 03:53:49 pm
So far this afternoon, I haven't seen Yankee, but I have seen four separate visits by the unbanded female.

I am glad for Yankee that another female has shown up, but it doesn't make it right that BB was removed. I thought it was illegal to disturb peregrines during the nesting season.

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch161a_zps83dc758d.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch165a_zpsb627885f.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch166a_zps7c8860e2.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1610a_zpsf7726ba3.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1614a_zps6ce501a4.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1615a_zpsc6b5d908.jpg)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 16-Mar-13, 04:13:11 pm
Two more visits:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1618a_zps4460401e.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1619a_zpsc8a73820.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1620a_zps16a9e3e9.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1621a_zps70c46271.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1622a_zpsb06aafa8.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1623a_zps0c9f3b0b.jpg)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 16-Mar-13, 08:25:42 pm
http://youtu.be/Ovf3GkhD84o (http://youtu.be/Ovf3GkhD84o)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Mar-13, 08:26:50 pm
Thanks for catching the screencaps! I was watching then too but my laptop has the hiccups today, I guess I'm giving it too many things to do!

Here's Yankee's bride!  

She showed up early this morning and things heated up fast! What a wonderful show they put on!

Maybe migrating through the area, she may have thought, "hmmm, what's that tower over there?" I bet she thought she died and went to heaven! A beautiful heated condo, a wonderful attentive guy, so she winks at Yankee!

She flew over to the water tower, which BB only did when the fledges went there. He followed. Then they both flew back to MacKay and both entered the nest box! He brought her prey, of course.  He did everything he was supposed to!  He was wearing himself out circling around the tower as she sat on the perch, and sometimes she joined him and they both would circle the tower. What a beautiful sight!

Lots of eechupping! Yankee was clearly ecstatic!

We did check CT and saw two pefas, both quite high on the tower, and on the front side, opposite the nest side. We could not get leg shots, sorry. We're all looking for verification of who these birds are. The problem from my perspective is that Gleig had been sitting on the perch ALL THE TIME until earlier this week. After which, we haven't seen her there. I'll post that pic soon, of both of the tower.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Mar-13, 08:33:09 pm
Fantastic vid, Ei! Thank you!

I do not know how to capture a vid.  :'(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 16-Mar-13, 08:39:14 pm
Fantastic vid, Ei! Thank you!

I do not know how to capture a vid.  :'(

I use a program called Snagit by Techsmith.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Mar-13, 09:06:17 pm
Thanks! I'll try that.

Here is a CT shot from today and the FBPP post



Quote
Two pefas on CT today, near the top of the tower, with their backs to us. Lots of work going on there today. If this is Gleig, lower bird, it's so odd she's not at the nest where she would normally be, with Diamante usually perched high on the nest side also. We have a mystery.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 16-Mar-13, 09:13:00 pm
Thanks! I'll try that.

Here is a CT shot from today and the FBPP post



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Two pefas on CT today, near the top of the tower, with their backs to us. Lots of work going on there today. If this is Gleig, lower bird, it's so odd she's not at the nest where she would normally be, with Diamante usually perched high on the nest side also. We have a mystery.

Could the work being done there be upsetting to them? Not being seen much? Not perching in usual places?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Mar-13, 09:30:03 pm
It's likely. Contractors are working on both sides and expect to be doing roof work. But there was that chase earlier in the week and some pefas got chased out of town. We still haven't got positive IDs on the birds here now, and these two are not acting like Gleig and Diamante. We spent a lot of time on UB today. We'll keep trying.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 16-Mar-13, 09:39:36 pm
Any kind of human interference/disturbance or other falcons coming through can have them perching in different places.  I've certainly seen that at Etobicoke many times.

I don't know what kind of work is being done but if humans are around, our guys avoid the nest ledge because their view is limited to one direction from there.  They tend to perch in a more open space  where they get a better view of the territory from all directions and make a quick getaway if need be or if it's an intruder so they don't cornered.

Back in November, both O'connor and Jack spent over a week perched on a building we very rarely see them on and staring North - it was the strangest thing and they didn't go near the nest ledge during that time.  Tracy thought they likely had a challenge for the territory and she certainly knows falcon behaviour from her many years of experience.  And then one day, everything was back to normal as if nothing had happened.






Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 16-Mar-13, 10:18:35 pm
I'm surprised they're allowed to work around an active nest-especially at this time of year.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Mar-13, 10:23:49 pm
carly, yes, that was odd. But coming into nesting season, Gleig had been hanging out at her nestbox, and Diamante would usually perch above where he had a good view. The nest side of the tower also protect them from the fierce winds that roar through the spot, in that the tower stands alone and on considerably higher ground than anything else in the vicinity.

With migrating pefas which would be likely to check out this high spot, they may well be on high alert, but this is mating/nesting season now, not November, which makes me suspicious. We have to confirm the bands, then I'll relax!  ;)

To make matters worse, work in being done on the building, today, on the nest side. which is likely adding to the problem, but this may be a bad year for CT because they will be retiling the whole roof. It may almost be better if they don't nest there this year, yeh, right, because roofing and fledging will not be a good mix.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Mar-13, 10:28:32 pm
Kris, the building owners can do what they want, and they lose a lot of time waiting for winter to pass! It would be Aug/Sept if they waited for the fledges to go away, because this particular set-up at CT is just a fantastic training base for the kids! So many ledges and nothing to crash into!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Mar-13, 10:35:35 pm
Here is the view today at CT. I'm not posting in the Diamante thread til I'm sure he's here.



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 18-Mar-13, 01:12:02 pm
A lot of "housecleaning" today - pebbles rearranged, tasting the walls and left perch block. This female has a tendency to hold her folded left wing very high - like a plane vertical stabilizer.  I'm wondering of someone who's more connected to the watcher community could pass along the pic, maybe someone else noted this characteristic?  Anyone else see an identifying characteristic or mark?

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 18-Mar-13, 01:20:12 pm
Also - from around 1pm.  After housekeeping - it looks like she left a wet spot where she was working and scraping.  Is this a post mating or pre-egg delivery "signature"?  Or is it a optical illusion? Not up on my falcon mating and gestation biology.   It's also in next to a dead zone for the cam so you can't see much else.

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 18-Mar-13, 01:29:34 pm
It's a deep hole.  Evaporation would have dried it out by now. I'm calling it an optical illusion.   :surprise:

Sorry for the previous post.

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: jeanne on 18-Mar-13, 01:51:59 pm
carly, yes, that was odd. But coming into nesting season, Gleig had been hanging out at her nestbox, and Diamante would usually perch above where he had a good view. The nest side of the tower also protect them from the fierce winds that roar through the spot, in that the tower stands alone and on considerably higher ground than anything else in the vicinity.

With migrating pefas which would be likely to check out this high spot, they may well be on high alert, but this is mating/nesting season now, not November, which makes me suspicious. We have to confirm the bands, then I'll relax!  ;)

To make matters worse, work in being done on the building, today, on the nest side. which is likely adding to the problem, but this may be a bad year for CT because they will be retiling the whole roof. It may almost be better if they don't nest there this year, yeh, right, because roofing and fledging will not be a good mix.

If eggs are at the site, i don't think they can continue work on the building


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 18-Mar-13, 02:04:46 pm
carly, yes, that was odd. But coming into nesting season, Gleig had been hanging out at her nestbox, and Diamante would usually perch above where he had a good view. The nest side of the tower also protect them from the fierce winds that roar through the spot, in that the tower stands alone and on considerably higher ground than anything else in the vicinity.

With migrating pefas which would be likely to check out this high spot, they may well be on high alert, but this is mating/nesting season now, not November, which makes me suspicious. We have to confirm the bands, then I'll relax!  ;)

To make matters worse, work in being done on the building, today, on the nest side. which is likely adding to the problem, but this may be a bad year for CT because they will be retiling the whole roof. It may almost be better if they don't nest there this year, yeh, right, because roofing and fledging will not be a good mix.

If eggs are at the site, i don't think they can continue work on the building

Jeanne-Sage told me the building owners can do whatever they want, even if Peregrines are nesting there.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: jeanne on 18-Mar-13, 04:00:11 pm
carly, yes, that was odd. But coming into nesting season, Gleig had been hanging out at her nestbox, and Diamante would usually perch above where he had a good view. The nest side of the tower also protect them from the fierce winds that roar through the spot, in that the tower stands alone and on considerably higher ground than anything else in the vicinity.

With migrating pefas which would be likely to check out this high spot, they may well be on high alert, but this is mating/nesting season now, not November, which makes me suspicious. We have to confirm the bands, then I'll relax!  ;)

To make matters worse, work in being done on the building, today, on the nest side. which is likely adding to the problem, but this may be a bad year for CT because they will be retiling the whole roof. It may almost be better if they don't nest there this year, yeh, right, because roofing and fledging will not be a good mix.

If eggs are at the site, i don't think they can continue work on the building

Jeanne-Sage told me the building owners can do whatever they want, even if Peregrines are nesting there.

when Kodak removed the nestbox, I think they could have removed the eggs.  However, that might be a case by case basis because I think it becomes a protected area with eggs.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 18-Mar-13, 05:02:45 pm
Snow Falcon Prints - female.

More Photos on Facebook -  Peregrine Place Group.

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 18-Mar-13, 05:28:47 pm
Look at the foot size difference.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 18-Mar-13, 06:33:29 pm
At UB this morning, UF was perched on a ledge with Y above, on opposite side from nest. UF likes to go to water tower and sometimes Y is seen on nestbox perch looking in direction of WT. Later today they were in box bowing to each other. :)

At CT, this is the only bird we could get though at one point, I saw two fly off. This pefa appears to have black bands, but I had to drop to 3mp to get it so it's not very good.



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 19-Mar-13, 07:28:36 pm
Yankee and the new, unbanded female both visited the nest box today:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch191a_zps54e91386.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch194a_zps3ad1ead7.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch196a_zps9b76ce36.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch197a_zpsd0962c16.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch198a_zpsfc8c6052.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch199a_zps9b5667ce.jpg)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 19-Mar-13, 07:37:25 pm
Both were in the nest box briefly:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1911b_zps0990b230.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1915a_zpse87d396d.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1916a_zps515aaae2.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1917a_zps09548f83.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1918a_zps644a7df2.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch1919a_zps4851187d.jpg)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 20-Mar-13, 07:09:06 pm
Uneventful day today 3.20.13 was. The new female didn't frequent the box as often today.  Yankee took care of the apartment most of the day calling for her - with no response to visit the box. Not sure what type of indicator that may be. 

Did the snow in the nesting box put her off?  Is she not interested and will be moving on?  Stay tuned folks. It's been 5 days since she first showed up.  Maybe her vacation is over?

All I know is we need another cam and audio. Will be working on this this coming year.

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 22-Mar-13, 09:18:29 pm
Cams were up and down all day. Visited Mackay around 6pm today. Female on top tier of stack facing Winspear keeping warm in the heat coming off the chimney.

Introduced several UB MBA students to the UB Cam and peregrines. They had no idea the nestbox and falcons were there. What do they teach in that school anyway? ;)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 24-Mar-13, 04:33:33 pm
Since the cams have been down a few times lately, I haven't seen much activity at the nest, but I just caught a fleeting visit.

The nest was empty, until suddenly there were two:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch241a_zps07fc38c0.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch242a_zpsf0314ab3.jpg)

The female took off towards the left:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch243a_zpsba44ed0c.jpg)

Yankee followed in the same direction.

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffalomarch244a_zps4bdd17e1.jpg)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 27-Mar-13, 09:48:16 am
Three items:

1. Statler Falcons (Buffalo) - For several trips to Downtown Buffalo and the Statler, pefas did not reveal themselves - I glassed all around the Statler, City Hall, and Liberty Buildings.  Yesterday 3/26 after returning from some business at City Hall I walked to my car via Niagara Square and looked down to find a perfectly picked over bird wing case intact - minus the head and body.  Neatly picked over and fresh - I thought - good sign as they are near by.

2. Statler (later in the afternoon 3/26) I returned to attend a function at the Convention Center - upon exiting I chatted with two Erie County Sheriffs were on mounted horseback. As I looked up to the Statler nesting platform, a Pefa came by and landed on the perch and started calling out loudly.  The Sheriffs were knowledgable about the falcons and said they fly all around the area.

3. UB Mackay (Buffalo) - This morning the new unbanded female and Yankee were in the nest box and bowing for a very long time.  Much longer than other observations.  She was clearly submissive to Yankee, who appeared to be running the show.  At time she froze and didn't move a muscle for a minute or two at a time. Some times they both froze for a minute. But she was clearly submission to him.  It's interesting watching and learning.

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 27-Mar-13, 10:08:13 am
Thanks, Carl! I read on FB yesterday that Diamanté is no longer at CT-another male is there with Gleig.  That's sad news if true.  Any idea who the new male is?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 27-Mar-13, 10:49:44 am
No idea who replaced Diamante. When I went there a few days ago I only saw Glieg. I need a good scope or camera - I'm just using 10x50 binocs.

Interesting development as the pair of Pefas near the waterfront and found often at the ADM elevators near the Buffalo Bison Rod and Gun Club (Ohio and St. Claire Sts.) have not been seen in a few weeks.  Wondering if they broke up and the female found Yankee and the male found Glieg.

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 27-Mar-13, 02:26:57 pm
UB Falcon Update:  Caught Yankee and "Dusty" (unbanded female) attempting to mate today twice - between 1:57 and 2pm today (3/27)

She's real submissive around Yankee and she wants to mate.

Carl



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 27-Mar-13, 11:36:34 pm
No idea who replaced Diamante. When I went there a few days ago I only saw Glieg. I need a good scope or camera - I'm just using 10x50 binocs.

Interesting development as the pair of Pefas near the waterfront and found often at the ADM elevators near the Buffalo Bison Rod and Gun Club (Ohio and St. Claire Sts.) have not been seen in a few weeks.  Wondering if they broke up and the female found Yankee and the male found Glieg.

Carl

Diamante! :(  Hope he's OK


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 03-Apr-13, 04:18:02 pm
Just caught a glimpse of the first egg at Buffalo. Pics to come.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 03-Apr-13, 04:19:45 pm
Pic of UB egg #1


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 03-Apr-13, 04:32:22 pm
I thought there might be an egg; when he left, she stayed in the nest.

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffaloapril32a_zps51ffe272.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffaloapril33a_zps5c67fc6a.jpg)

First glimpse:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffaloapril39a_zps841cc8e8.jpg)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/March%202013/buffaloapril312a_zps56c36174.jpg)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 03-Apr-13, 07:29:51 pm
 :star:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 03-Apr-13, 07:36:01 pm
Egg-citing! Good job, Yankee!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 06-Apr-13, 08:00:22 am
UB Falcon - She laid a 2nd egg.

She did some scooting around last night around 10pm like she was trying to gather up more than one egg. She made a 360 slow turn that looked like she was rounding something up and then sat on them. All the time she never showed what was up. Then she went into a deep slumber.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 06-Apr-13, 08:12:06 am
UB Falcon - She laid a 2nd egg.

She did some scooting around last night around 10pm like she was trying to gather up more than one egg. She made a 360 slow turn that looked like she was rounding something up and then sat on them. All the time she never showed what was up. Then she went into a deep slumber.

Was watching also, she was fidgety!! Knew an egg was coming.  :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 06-Apr-13, 08:55:31 am
Yes! I was watching Dixie for about an hour as she fidgeted and squirmed, kept turning in circles, but it was too dark to even catch a glimpse. Knew there would an egg this morning!
Yea Yankee and Dixie!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 06-Apr-13, 12:32:45 pm
Yes! I was watching Dixie for about an hour as she fidgeted and squirmed, kept turning in circles, but it was too dark to even catch a glimpse. Knew there would an egg this morning!
Yea Yankee and Dixie!


Dixie?? Is that her name?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 06-Apr-13, 12:55:40 pm
Yes! I was watching Dixie for about an hour as she fidgeted and squirmed, kept turning in circles, but it was too dark to even catch a glimpse. Knew there would an egg this morning!
Yea Yankee and Dixie!


Dixie?? Is that her name?

I thought it was Dusty.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 06-Apr-13, 12:56:31 pm
Yankee seen mating again....  More eggs!  let's hope.



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 06-Apr-13, 08:58:34 pm
Yankee and Dixie! Isn't that cute? Maybe their kids will be Mason and Dixon!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 06-Apr-13, 10:16:36 pm
Yankee and Dixie! Isn't that cute? Maybe their kids will be Mason and Dixon!

I love the name Dixie for her!  :heart:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 10-Apr-13, 09:16:51 am
Potential new egg (4th) - 8:13a.  Clear shot of all eggs still needs to take place.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 10-Apr-13, 11:20:46 am
Will there be five?  :whistle: Friday should tell us!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 27-Apr-13, 02:06:49 pm
Buffalo News article about Yankee and his new mate:

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130426/CITYANDREGION/130429244 (http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130426/CITYANDREGION/130429244)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 27-Apr-13, 02:56:19 pm
Nice little article-it's just too bad about BB not flying free anymore.  :thanx:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 01-May-13, 05:29:29 pm
I just got a report from Jacquie which is exciting! And hatches are expected this week!

Quote
I went to Central Terminal at 10:30 and didn't see anything until 11:10 when the male flew in and perched on the southeast corner of the tower, preening. He is clearly banded, Black/Green. I couldn't read it but I am betting this is still Diamante. There were a couple of guys doing some work on the flat roof below the nest and the bird was completely unconcerned. He took off after about 20 minutes and flew to the south, circling high. Another PEFA flew into view and they were foraging in the same area for 1-2 minutes, but there was no interaction and the eventually went their separate ways. I lost sight of both of them. A few minutes later I heard alarm calls coming from the nest box, and when I looked back to the south there were a couple of turkey vultures drifting a little too close to the tower for the female's liking. They also drifted away and out of sight. I never did see the female; she was tight in the box the whole time. I left at noon and the male had not returned yet.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 01-May-13, 05:36:27 pm
I just got a report from Jacquie which is exciting! And hatches are expected this week!

Quote
I went to Central Terminal at 10:30 and didn't see anything until 11:10 when the male flew in and perched on the southeast corner of the tower, preening. He is clearly banded, Black/Green. I couldn't read it but I am betting this is still Diamante. There were a couple of guys doing some work on the flat roof below the nest and the bird was completely unconcerned. He took off after about 20 minutes and flew to the south, circling high. Another PEFA flew into view and they were foraging in the same area for 1-2 minutes, but there was no interaction and the eventually went their separate ways. I lost sight of both of them. A few minutes later I heard alarm calls coming from the nest box, and when I looked back to the south there were a couple of turkey vultures drifting a little too close to the tower for the female's liking. They also drifted away and out of sight. I never did see the female; she was tight in the box the whole time. I left at noon and the male had not returned yet.

If this is Diamanté, it would be wonderful news! It was so disappointing to think he wasn't still at CT with Gleig.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 01-May-13, 06:05:48 pm
I so hope it is Diamante...


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bird Crazy on 01-May-13, 08:24:41 pm
I so hope it is Diamante...

oh me two or is that three


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 01-May-13, 08:34:37 pm
I so hope it is Diamante...

oh me two or is that three

How many members are there?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 01-May-13, 09:12:02 pm
Eggs will be hatching soon and there will be more opportunities to get band shots, so hang on!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 01-May-13, 09:21:00 pm
Put me down as hoping it's Diamante!  :yes:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Christiane on 01-May-13, 09:46:06 pm
Count me in for Diamante, too; that would be great!!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 01-May-13, 10:35:57 pm
I'm down for the count too! DIAMANTE!!!!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 01-May-13, 11:50:32 pm
Popular number! You have four! We have four at UB, CT, Statler and North Bridge! Counts unknown at the gorge and the grain elevator/Holcim. Let all the eggs hatch into lively little Pefas!
  :falcon:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 02-May-13, 08:12:19 am
If you meant Holcim in Mississauga - 4 eggs have been confirmed as of Tuesday!  Also..photos' coming soon of Burlington Lift Bridge's 4..count em..4 hatches!!!    

!!! 4 eggs confirmed!
April 30, 2013 - Mississauga - Holcim
CPF Postmaster Reports:
April 30th - 2013

We have just received word from Holcim that they have confirmed that there is 4 eggs in the nest bowl! This is great news.
Congratulations Holcim!


ps:  And Yay for Diamante - I hope it's him too  :wub:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-May-13, 08:19:14 am
If you meant Holcim in Mississauga - 4 eggs have been confirmed as of Tuesday!  Also..photos' coming soon of Burlington Lift Bridge's 4..count em..4 hatches!!!    

!!! 4 eggs confirmed!
April 30, 2013 - Mississauga - Holcim
CPF Postmaster Reports:
April 30th - 2013

We have just received word from Holcim that they have confirmed that there is 4 eggs in the nest bowl! This is great news.
Congratulations Holcim!


ps:  And Yay for Diamante - I hope it's him too  :wub:

There's another Holcim in Buffalo ...grain elevators near the lake shore. There have been reports of pefas near there for a while including Juliet (I think) from Syracuse


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 02-May-13, 08:24:34 am
Thanks Kitty!  I wasn't sure....I'll go back to my cave now  :paperbag:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 02-May-13, 08:27:01 am
Thanks Kitty!  I wasn't sure....I'll go back to my cave now  :paperbag:

No silly, come back out!  :handshake:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-May-13, 08:31:55 am
Thanks Kitty!  I wasn't sure....I'll go back to my cave now  :paperbag:

I didn't know it was another Holcim either until a few days ago when I realized the reports were for what I knew as the grain elevators.  :handshake:

Sort of like ADM-lots of pefas like ADM mills LOL!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 02-May-13, 08:35:00 am
OMG..I just realized...well that I need more coffee but this:

There have been reports of pefas near there for a while including Juliet (I think) from Syracuse

Juliet!!  She used to be at William Osler!!  She was injured and rehabbed twice and we never heard of her again after the second release!  ...OMG that would be wonderful if it was her.  Fans of hers had asked about her just last year - if we had had any sightings of her!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 02-May-13, 09:38:23 am
No, the BuffalocHolcim. No eggs. They just found the box.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 02-May-13, 11:17:33 am
Crossing my fingers that those black over green bands say 21 over R for Diamante! 


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 03-May-13, 03:47:21 pm
There's another Holcim in Buffalo ...grain elevators near the lake shore. There have been reports of pefas near there for a while including Juliet (I think) from Syracuse

Ei, you got the "J" initial right...it was Jean, b/g 98/V from Syracuse 2008. Actually, Holcim in Buffalo has a nestbox, but it was only investigated by peregrines once or twice, but no egg laying residents. Jean and mate were using the Cargill grain elevator. Last year I had 2 there, but not working in Buffalo, I have slacked on my watch duties there.

Sage - are you saying that a pair of falcons have found the nestbox at Buffalo Holcim?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 03-May-13, 05:24:16 pm
Yes, but apparently NOT the same female seen the last couple years. I don't know if it may be the same we think may have had a nest failure at old Cargill grain elevators so closeby. Holcim and DEC are in contact.

Another mystery Tracy Simpson, Roger, I, Carl and Jacquie are trying to figure out is at Niagara Falls.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 11-May-13, 01:43:58 pm
Central terminal has three hatches and one egg on nest check today?
Jacquie via Sage   :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: nycbird on 11-May-13, 01:49:20 pm
If that is still Diamante, he is keeping up with his sisters.
Have we had any more news about who is at Central Terminal??


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 11-May-13, 02:22:36 pm
If that is still Diamante, he is keeping up with his sisters.
Have we had any more news about who is at Central Terminal??

At last report Joyce felt it might be Diamante. But we're reluctant to say for sure until the band has been clearly read. Which might be easier now that there will be food deliveries.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 11-May-13, 02:45:00 pm
I very much hope it turns out to be Diamante . . .

Is there any news of Yankee and Dixie? I was able to get the cam for a while, but recently it doesn't work for me.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 11-May-13, 03:18:04 pm
8) We went twice and saw him! Just got home, have to upload pix but have to go right out for granddaughter/prom! Will be back!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 11-May-13, 03:41:55 pm


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 11-May-13, 04:41:00 pm
Hooray for Dixie and Yankee! I saw Mama munching on egg shell at 3:45pm.





Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 11-May-13, 05:06:59 pm
Yea! The first hatch for the new UB pair, Dixie and Yankee!



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 11-May-13, 05:25:35 pm
Well done, Dixie and Yankee! What a beautiful little chick.

Any suggestions on getting this cam to work would be appreciated; I miss seeing this pair.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 11-May-13, 05:29:08 pm
Cam is working! Has been. What is the problem you're having?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 11-May-13, 05:43:42 pm
Well done, Dixie and Yankee! What a beautiful little chick.

Any suggestions on getting this cam to work would be appreciated; I miss seeing this pair.


I seem to recall having to update something when it first went online. Windows media player maybe? It wasn't flash...that updates automatically...


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 11-May-13, 06:05:27 pm
Happy Mother's Day, Dixie!







Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 11-May-13, 07:32:29 pm
Happy Mother's Day, Dixie!







                  :wub:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 11-May-13, 08:25:31 pm
Awww, so happy for them!  :heart:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 11-May-13, 11:38:50 pm
Updated Videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/WNYPeregrinePlace (http://www.youtube.com/user/WNYPeregrinePlace)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 12-May-13, 11:27:27 am
   :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 12-May-13, 11:28:28 am
Three precious little ones...so cute!



You can tell the youngest (on it's back)...



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 12-May-13, 12:49:42 pm
There's always one who won't stop until food is all gone...



After-meal hugs...



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 12-May-13, 01:24:49 pm
Yankee - "They're mine, all mine!"



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 13-May-13, 07:51:22 pm
Thanks for the updates, Joyce! Here is more, mostly from Jacquie!

 Statler - Four 3-day old chicks this morning

 
Central Terminal - Food delivery for Three chicks, one egg on Sunday

 UB - Three chicks Saturday, one unhatched egg today

North GI Bridge - chicks seen by Thruway Authority on nest check Friday, unknown number but there were four eggs

 Holcim - Recent female has green on band; was there for a week, male for one day, then gone; now returned

Old Cargill grain elevators being auctioned in early June. There may have been a failed nest there with the pefa pair going to Holcim. I do not know if the elevator can be checked for evidence prior to auction.


Niagara Falls - Jacquie has spotted where Diamond and Onyx are nesting this year, behind a pink panel in a window of the old power plant. No signs of a feeding yet, but a hand-off witness today!

It's going to be freezing here tonight so extra hugs to all the little hatches out there!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 14-May-13, 09:38:13 am
Spotted one more noggin' at UB.  We now have four eyases.  Verified by another watcher.  All good.

Carl


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 14-May-13, 09:42:14 am
YAY for Dixie and Yankee!   :hatch1: :hatch1: :hatch1: :hatch1: And best wishes to all the Buffalo watchers!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 14-May-13, 12:11:20 pm
Spotted one more noggin' at UB.  We now have four eyases.  Verified by another watcher.  All good.

Carl

 :congrats:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-May-13, 03:10:18 pm
BREAKING NEWS! WE HAVE AN EGG IN THE HOLCIM NESTBOX in Buffalo!!!  :scaredblue:

CT 3
UB 4
ST 4
HC 1
NB 2 maybe 4
NF ? Incubating unknown number


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 14-May-13, 03:19:26 pm
BREAKING NEWS! WE HAVE AN EGG IN THE HOLCIM NESTBOX in Buffalo!!!  :scaredblue:

CT 3
UB 4
ST 4
HC 1
NB 2 maybe 4
NF ? Incubating unknown number

 :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 14-May-13, 07:30:41 pm
Fabulous!  :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 14-May-13, 08:53:10 pm
BREAKING NEWS! WE HAVE AN EGG IN THE HOLCIM NESTBOX in Buffalo!!!  :scaredblue:

CT 3
UB 4
ST 4
HC 1
NB 2 maybe 4
NF ? Incubating unknown number

SWEET!!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 14-May-13, 09:23:06 pm
Sorry! I meant to put HATCHES after UB,ST,CT,NB!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Carol P. on 14-May-13, 10:56:12 pm
BREAKING NEWS! WE HAVE AN EGG IN THE HOLCIM NESTBOX in Buffalo!!!  :scaredblue:

CT 3
UB 4
ST 4
HC 1
NB 2 maybe 4
NF ? Incubating unknown number

Great news Sage!   :happy:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 15-May-13, 03:33:51 pm
Hatches at CT, by Marty.

posted on fb


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 15-May-13, 05:59:38 pm
SweeeeeT!  ;D


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 15-May-13, 08:07:18 pm
Here is the nestbox at the North Grand Island Bridge, pic taken 5/8 but just received, shows hatching in progress!



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 15-May-13, 08:11:21 pm
Here is the nestbox at the North Grand Island Bridge, pic taken 5/8 but just received, shows hatching in progress!



Reminds me of the Mariah & Linn pics...all floofed up

   


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: cshunters32 on 17-May-13, 07:04:01 am
A Request:

Efforts are underway to gently support the Statler City owners to re-connect the dormant pefa nest cam that was removed from the hotel a number of years ago.  The cam is on a boom and is most likely usable if the cable was not cut short.  Regardless - I'm asking for support in the form of "liking" the Statler City facebook page and posting periodic requests and thank yous for the pictures that they post.  As of this post - they have three - the next one and most likely last will come at banding time.  Please consider liking and commenting - "great pic - we would like to see the cam come back.... blah, blah, blah...."  so they can see the number of posts and shares increase. 

When I met with the Statler Management they stated bluntly that the falcons are great for their social media PR campaign. I agree.  We spoke of HD cams with sound which they are in favor of.  So any encouragement would help. 

Also, regarding the Central Terminal.  Please consider liking the "Central Terminal Restoration Corporation"  on Facebook as well and "gently" ask for peregrine pictures to be posted.  Especially if you know watchers from outside WNY.  Getting requests for pictures, will soften them up for more pefa support, from there the ask can be for a cam (when consistent power and Internet access can be established).   

Thanks for considering my request - Please pass it along to fellow watchers outside of WNY.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 22-May-13, 05:01:24 pm
Some unfortunate news at Holcim, the female has apparently abandoned the one egg. That's all we have about that situation. Let's hope the pefas stay and defend the nest, and we will see them be successful next year.

At UB, we saw Yankee and Dixie on MacKay Tower and I uploaded some pix on a web album here (https://picasaweb.google.com/100645862660585187015/PeregrinesYankeeAndDixieAtUB#slideshow/5880904327269119650).


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 22-May-13, 05:19:25 pm
Some unfortunate news at Holcim, the female has apparently abandoned the one egg. That's all we have about that situation. Let's hope the pefas stay and defend the nest, and we will see them be successful next year.

At UB, we saw Yankee and Dixie on MacKay Tower and I uploaded some pix on a web album here (https://picasaweb.google.com/100645862660585187015/PeregrinesYankeeAndDixieAtUB#slideshow/5880904327269119650).

Album doesn't open Sage, say's sorry!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 22-May-13, 06:25:36 pm
Gee, Donna, I just clicked on the link in my post and it opened. :::scratching head:::


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-May-13, 06:29:03 pm
Gee, Donna, I just clicked on the link in my post and it opened. :::scratching head:::

Won't open for me either. Check that it's set as a public album. If it's private you can get in but no one else can.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 22-May-13, 06:59:58 pm
Ahhhhh, you're absolutely right, Ei! Sorry about that! I just changed it to Public. Please let me if it still doesn't work.

TRY THIS (https://picasaweb.google.com/100645862660585187015/PeregrinesYankeeAndDixieAtUB#slideshow/5880904327269119650)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-May-13, 07:04:12 pm
That works! Thanks!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Annette on 23-May-13, 02:12:28 am
Some unfortunate news at Holcim, the female has apparently abandoned the one egg. That's all we have about that situation. Let's hope the pefas stay and defend the nest, and we will see them be successful next year.

At UB, we saw Yankee and Dixie on MacKay Tower and I uploaded some pix on a web album here (https://picasaweb.google.com/100645862660585187015/PeregrinesYankeeAndDixieAtUB#slideshow/5880904327269119650).

Album doesn't open Sage, say's sorry!
I can see the falcon pictures.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 23-May-13, 08:47:16 am
Ok, damn Google! I put the pix on Picasa Web Album but then google forces them into Google+ and it isn't a slide show. Maybe I'll try YouTube or who has better suggestions?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-May-13, 08:53:40 am
Ok, damn Google! I put the pix on Picasa Web Album but then google forces them into Google+ and it isn't a slide show. Maybe I'll try YouTube or who has better suggestions?

We can just click to the next picture-no need to go to extra trouble as far as I'm concerned


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 23-May-13, 04:15:12 pm
Ok, damn Google! I put the pix on Picasa Web Album but then google forces them into Google+ and it isn't a slide show. Maybe I'll try YouTube or who has better suggestions?

I saw your pics fine-don't worry.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 01-Jun-13, 12:04:52 pm
UB - Carl saw one baby, the big girl, get blown off nest. Carl, roger, Sage met there retrieved body.
If you ever think one is missing, or see something happen, please notify us ASAP.

The big one got blown off the nest ledge this am!  :crying:  :heart:  Fly Free!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 01-Jun-13, 12:07:23 pm
Fly free, little one.  :crying:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 01-Jun-13, 12:24:21 pm
She was the biggest eyas in the nest, out at the edge of the flight deck. It happened about 7:30 am. Her little body was retrieved shortly thereafter.  She was just 20 days old.  :crying:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Annette on 01-Jun-13, 12:27:29 pm
Poor girl!  :crying:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: margaret on 01-Jun-13, 10:36:20 pm
So sad.  Fly free, little girl falcon. :angel:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 02-Jun-13, 04:57:32 am
Such sad news... :sorrow:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 02-Jun-13, 09:25:06 am
Especially sad because last year, Athena with the transmitter, fledged right to her death from the same place. :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 02-Jun-13, 10:05:05 am
Especially sad because last year, Athena with the transmitter, fledged right to her death from the same place. :(


I was just thinking of Athena yesterday and how really sad that this had to happen.  I'm so sorry, Sage.  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Carol P. on 02-Jun-13, 09:10:14 pm
So sad.   :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 03-Jun-13, 04:42:19 pm
UB kids got their jewelry today! Two more girls and a boy.

Bailey - female - yellow tape
Mackay - female - red tape
Winspear - male - blue tape







More pix on FBPP!

Local news media will report on Statler banding where two boys and two girls were banded today! Names won't be determined til later in the week.

North GI Bridge banding tomorrow morning.

Apparently the Niagara Falls eyasses will not be banded this year because the old power plant roof is deemed unsafe!  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 03-Jun-13, 05:01:44 pm
I like the names! Thanks. So in general, it would have been 3 girls!  :crying: How was Dixie with her first banding, pics tell some of the story. Too bad about Niagara!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 03-Jun-13, 05:10:25 pm
Dixie was great! She and Yankee flew circles around the tower as they could hear their babies screaming, but Dixie was not as crazy as BB used to get, trying to force herself over the board and ripping her feathers apart!   We didn't leave til everything was calmed down and the kids were hunkered down and comparing notes about their abduction by aliens!

When the cam finally came on later today, Dixie was in there giving the kids a fresh meal.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 03-Jun-13, 05:16:58 pm
Thanks for posting sage. Those are a couple of names I already thought of too. Appropriate for the location.

As for Niagara, it will help CPF.  There are so many peregrine pairs in Ontario that they can't band them all. Many to be done this week. Timing is so hard when they overlap, and can't get everything coordinated with MNR and the facilities. They don't have a lot of watchers to cover all the territories either. That's the price of reintroduction success.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-13, 06:01:18 pm
Love the names, Sage, and glad all went well.  I know it's Bailey for Bailey Ave., Mackay for Mackay Tower but what's Winspear for?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 03-Jun-13, 06:21:39 pm
Love the names, Sage, and glad all went well.  I know it's Bailey for Bailey Ave., Mackay for Mackay Tower but what's Winspear for?

Windspear Avenue is the road that the tower and maintenance area is next to.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-13, 06:59:50 pm
Love the names, Sage, and glad all went well.  I know it's Bailey for Bailey Ave., Mackay for Mackay Tower but what's Winspear for?

Windspear Avenue is the road that the tower and maintenance area is next to.

Thanks! I just looked it up and saw what it was although I had a feeling it was a street name-think I've heard it on the Buffalo news before. 


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 03-Jun-13, 07:45:17 pm
Dixie was great! She and Yankee flew circles around the tower as they could hear their babies screaming, but Dixie was not as crazy as BB used to get, trying to force herself over the board and ripping her feathers apart!   We didn't leave til everything was calmed down and the kids were hunkered down and comparing notes about their abduction by aliens!

When the cam finally came on later today, Dixie was in there giving the kids a fresh meal.

Thank you, glad she was being as good as she could! Now she knows!!   :devil:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 03-Jun-13, 07:55:21 pm
Winspear Avenue is next to UB's MacKay Tower.

At the Statler - Mark and Mike banding the eyasses. 


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-13, 08:06:48 pm
Winspear Avenue is next to UB's MacKay Tower.

At the Statler - Mark and Mike banding the eyasses. 

Will that name be spelled MacKay or Mackay?  It says Mackay on the FB page.  Just wondering..


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-13, 08:08:00 pm
Winspear Avenue is next to UB's MacKay Tower.

At the Statler - Mark and Mike banding the eyasses. 

Cute eyas!  Big!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 03-Jun-13, 08:28:21 pm
I don't know for sure how the name will be sent to Albany. DEC said Mackay, though the tower is MacKay.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 03-Jun-13, 08:56:04 pm
Here is a pic of the Statler dad, Ojibwa, on the left, and the unbanded mama at the Statler today while the kids were inside getting banded. More pix on FBPP too.



Nitety-nite..........................


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-13, 10:46:14 pm
Tonight's news report about the Statler banding!

http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/Peregrine-Falcon-Chicks-209999901.html (http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/Peregrine-Falcon-Chicks-209999901.html)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 04-Jun-13, 12:19:37 am
UB kids got their jewelry today! Two more girls and a boy.

Bailey - female - yellow tape
Mackay - female - red tape
Winspear - male - blue tape







More pix on FBPP!

Local news media will report on Statler banding where two boys and two girls were banded today! Names won't be determined til later in the week.

North GI Bridge banding tomorrow morning.

Apparently the Niagara Falls eyasses will not be banded this year because the old power plant roof is deemed unsafe!  :(

I like these names.  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 13-Jun-13, 03:22:30 pm
THE LIST YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!! Straight from the DEC!

UB:
Bailey - F - yellow(missing) -> silver
MacKay - F - red
Winspear - M - blue
 
Statler:
The guys at Statler chose traditional Polish and Irish names.
Zbigniew - M - white (ZBIG-nev. Joe's Polish name. It is a common male name. Nickname is often "Ziggy", so we can call him that.)
Antrim - M - blue (The county in Ireland where Conner is from.)
Saoirse - F - green (SEER-sha. Gaelic for "Freedom".)
Celestyna - F - red (Sel-es-TEEN-a. Polish name meaning "Heavenly".)
 
CT:
Virginia - F - yellow
Billy - F - red
Edward - M - green
 
North Bridge:
George - M - no tape silver


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 13-Jun-13, 04:31:42 pm
Ooo, I love the name Saoirse.  And of course her band should be green! :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 13-Jun-13, 04:35:28 pm
Ooo, I love the name Saoirse.  And of course her band should be green! :2thumbsup:

Me too!!   (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/i/ireland/graphics-ireland-165976.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/)     They are all nice names!!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 13-Jun-13, 06:06:35 pm
Joyce, thanks for the excellent edit!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 16-Jun-13, 01:38:17 pm
Photos from UB Watch on 6/14/13 (shared on ~Peregrine Place~ (https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinePlaceWNY)) of Windspear/blue, Bailey/yellow & MacKay/red (left to right)...





Photos from CT Watch on 6/14/13 (shared on ~Peregrine Place~ (https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinePlaceWNY)) of first fledge Edward/green...





Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 16-Jun-13, 02:03:21 pm
Great shots, Joyce! Thanks for coming to Bflo! We will be having fledges ALL WEEK!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 18-Jun-13, 09:08:18 pm
DEC projected Buffalo fledge dates

Quote
CT- 6/17 (but I see that our little male already fledged! Cool!)
N. Bridge - 6/19
Statler - 6/21
UB - 6/23
NF - 6/25
 
But obviously there is some wiggle room with males maybe going early like at CT and bigger females going later. But those are the estimated dates I'm working off of.

CT girls still hanging tight! If they wait much longer, they should be able to fledge all the way to Rochester!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 18-Jun-13, 09:56:35 pm
DEC projected Buffalo fledge dates

Quote
CT- 6/17 (but I see that our little male already fledged! Cool!)
N. Bridge - 6/19
Statler - 6/21
UB - 6/23
NF - 6/25
 
But obviously there is some wiggle room with males maybe going early like at CT and bigger females going later. But those are the estimated dates I'm working off of.

CT girls still hanging tight! If they wait much longer, they should be able to fledge all the way to Rochester!


                    :2funny:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 19-Jun-13, 02:56:22 pm
CT-Carl says Edw ok, one girl in box but he cannot see other girl

ST-Carl did not see any pefas there but Jacquie and the new intern will check all the sites today


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 20-Jun-13, 12:15:56 pm
(Sage) CT All kids have fledged! It's a beautiful day for flying lessons and they are paying attention, and fly very well! One at BACK corner of rear arch flew to front, walked up and down arch, then flew to join another atop the back clock. Another was on a tower ledge, took off and flew with parent!
Afternoons are generally more quiet, nap times, but come out for a good show this evening! Pix coming...


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 20-Jun-13, 12:19:22 pm
(Sage) CT All kids have fledged! It's a beautiful day for flying lessons and they are paying attention, and fly very well! One at BACK corner of rear arch flew to front, walked up and down arch, then flew to join another atop the back clock. Another was on a tower ledge, took off and flew with parent!
Afternoons are generally more quiet, nap times, but come out for a good show this evening! Pix coming...
Wonderful news!  Thanks, Sage.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 20-Jun-13, 12:28:57 pm
(Sage) CT All kids have fledged! It's a beautiful day for flying lessons and they are paying attention, and fly very well! One at BACK corner of rear arch flew to front, walked up and down arch, then flew to join another atop the back clock. Another was on a tower ledge, took off and flew with parent!
Afternoons are generally more quiet, nap times, but come out for a good show this evening! Pix coming...
Wonderful news!  Thanks, Sage.

                             :ditto:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-13, 02:42:50 pm
Phew!! Man, those kids can freak the daylights out of a person!!  :clap:  Great news!!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 20-Jun-13, 08:26:13 pm
 :phew:  :wave:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Carol P. on 20-Jun-13, 09:55:03 pm
(Sage) CT All kids have fledged! It's a beautiful day for flying lessons and they are paying attention, and fly very well! One at BACK corner of rear arch flew to front, walked up and down arch, then flew to join another atop the back clock. Another was on a tower ledge, took off and flew with parent!
Afternoons are generally more quiet, nap times, but come out for a good show this evening! Pix coming...


Awesome news!  Thanks Sage!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 21-Jun-13, 12:09:28 pm
This  morning, UB then CT then UB! 

At CT, saw Billy eating, Edward nearby flew off and went far circling around and returning, Virginia on small ledge under lamp on lower roof.  All good there so we went back to UB.

Dixie needs to stop feeding those kids so much! Maybe she is new at this. These kids have no fluff left, they have no excuses, they need to take off!



Photo ops galore this weekend at UB, fledging, CT watching fledges and ST, both! What's not to love?   :heart:

Taking a break in the hot middle of day, then get stitches out, then back to UB. Tomorrow, everywhere. See you there?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-13, 12:38:19 pm
Quote
Dixie needs to stop feeding those kids so much! Maybe she is new at this. These kids have no fluff left, they have no excuses, they need to take off!

I guess she is new, those kids will never leave!!     :knifeFork:             Good luck Sage!!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-13, 09:06:54 am
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/CITYANDREGION/130629681/1003 (http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/CITYANDREGION/130629681/1003)

Western New York’s fledgling falcons are ready to take flight

Quote
It’s part of the reason Tulett-Sosa, Skompinski and Joyce Miller of Rochester have been on hand at the terminal every day this week.




Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 23-Jun-13, 10:18:29 am
Winspear fledges...(watch screen on left)

http://youtu.be/nJE5VSNyDqE (http://youtu.be/nJE5VSNyDqE)



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-13, 10:21:52 am
OMG, looks like he hopped right off! WOW


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 23-Jun-13, 01:35:25 pm
He made it around the corner where he perched on a north side ledge. On his way to Rochester!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 23-Jun-13, 01:51:45 pm
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/CITYANDREGION/1306296
Western New York’s fledgling falcons are ready to take flight

 (http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/CITYANDREGION/130629681/1003)
Quote
It’s part of the reason Tulett-Sosa, Skompinski and Joyce Miller of Rochester have been on hand at the terminal every day this week.



Don't believe everything you read. I've been to watch the falcons 2 times in the past week. I can't make those every day trips anymore...even for the birds. They interviewed me that day, and the only thing they got right was the 2008 year Diamante was born


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-13, 01:53:24 pm
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/CITYANDREGION/1306296
Western New York’s fledgling falcons are ready to take flight

 (http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/CITYANDREGION/130629681/1003)
Quote
It’s part of the reason Tulett-Sosa, Skompinski and Joyce Miller of Rochester have been on hand at the terminal every day this week.



Don't believe everything you read. I've been to watch the falcons 2 times in the past week. I can't make those every day trips anymore...even for the birds. They interviewed me that day, and the only thing they got right was the 2008 year Diamante was born

Shazam!! Don't you love the news??? LOL


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 24-Jun-13, 07:33:18 pm
UB Bailey apparently fledged into trouble today, and was found on top of a van. She had a noticeable limp and went to the SPCA for evaluation. I hope she comes home quickly!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 24-Jun-13, 10:03:05 pm
UB Bailey apparently fledged into trouble today, and was found on top of a van. She had a noticeable limp and went to the SPCA for evaluation. I hope she comes home quickly!

Ah gee, I hope there's nothing seriously wrong! Maybe just a sprain or less! Thanks and good luck.  :(


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 25-Jun-13, 12:17:02 am
Heavy sigh... :pray:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-13, 05:47:56 am
Bailey is found on roof of a UB maintenance van. PP-WNY Fledge watchers work with the NYSDEC to rescue Bailey after it takes off and tried to land on a rooftop. It misses the landing and injures its leg/foot and it's clearly hobbled. A second attempt to fly to a slightly higher roof fails after it misses to clear the edge by an inch or so. Bailey is captured and take to the SPCA for assessment and observation.

 

From fb


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 25-Jun-13, 11:57:54 am
Trying to get update on Bailey.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-13, 06:08:45 pm
Trying to get update on Bailey.

Thanks, hope all is well!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 25-Jun-13, 06:21:08 pm
Trying to get update on Bailey.

Thanks, hope all is well!

Their FB page says- Bailey is okay and will be home by tomorrow! Yea!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 25-Jun-13, 07:09:42 pm
Trying to get update on Bailey.

Thanks, hope all is well!

Their FB page says- Bailey is okay and will be home by tomorrow! Yea!

Woohoo!  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Annette on 25-Jun-13, 11:54:49 pm
Trying to get update on Bailey.

Thanks, hope all is well!

Their FB page says- Bailey is okay and will be home by tomorrow! Yea!
goodnews:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 27-Jun-13, 09:57:38 pm
Roger and I went first to UB, then CT, then Joyce texted she had arrived at UB. We went back to meet her, not knowing yet when Bailey was being returned. How cool is this? We 3 arrived just as the SPCA was taking Bailey out of the car, and Ken right there too!

After release, Bailey flew over to Clark where she practiced wing-flapping for a few hours before returning to MacKay Tower. She then took off across the campus, across Bailey Avenue, and perched atop the water tower next to the VA Hospital.

At the same time, the last little girl who the parents had been over-feeding, came straight down from the perch, landing on an awning below.  We went to the base of the tower, a tight little area of facilities buildings, and the guys were all pulling in and out at shift end, vans and trucks passing within a few feet of Mackay, nervous enough as it was. Then all the workers starting coming around and trying to go closer to the baby for pictures! Noise, commotion, poor little frightened Pefa, not knowing how to escape! She was surrounded by buildings higher than where she was and they were way to close.

I called the DEC and Jacquie was dispatched to the scene. While I was still on the phone, Mackay came to ground among all the vehicles, and she started running around. Many garage bay doors were open and as she headed for them we tried to block her from one after another.  Joyce grabbed a towel and we eventually got her cornered and Joyce was able to get her, then to the rescue box in our Prius. Joyce got the towel separated from Mackay and I gave her a few spritzes. She had a rough afternoon so far!

More on next post and maybe Joyce will continue!  Meanwhile, lots of pix on FBPP~


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 27-Jun-13, 10:02:58 pm
Roger and I went first to UB, then CT, then Joyce texted she had arrived at UB. We went back to meet her, not knowing yet when Bailey was being returned. How cool is this? We 3 arrived just as the SPCA was taking Bailey out of the car, and Ken right there too!

After release, Bailey flew over to Clark where she practiced wing-flapping for a few hours before returning to MacKay Tower. She then took off across the campus, across Bailey Avenue, and perched atop the water tower next to the VA Hospital.

At the same time, the last little girl who the parents had been over-feeding, came straight down from the perch, landing on an awning below.  We went to the base of the tower, a tight little area of facilities buildings, and the guys were all pulling in and out at shift end, vans and trucks passing within a few feet of Mackay, nervous enough as it was. Then all the workers starting coming around and trying to go closer to the baby for pictures! Noise, commotion, poor little frightened Pefa, not knowing how to escape! She was surrounded by buildings higher than where she was and they were way to close.

I called the DEC and Jacquie was dispatched to the scene. While I was still on the phone, Mackay came to ground among all the vehicles, and she started running around. Many garage bay doors were open and as she headed for them we tried to block her from one after another.  Joyce grabbed a towel and we eventually got her cornered and Joyce was able to get her, then to the rescue box in our Prius. Joyce got the towel separated from Mackay and I gave her a few spritzes. She had a rough afternoon so far!

More on next post and maybe Joyce will continue!  Meanwhile, lots of pix on FBPP~

Quite a day for all of you!  :phew:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 27-Jun-13, 10:24:43 pm
  She has feet like Rosetta! Guess it is pretty common!  Thanks for all your rescue efforts!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: margaret on 27-Jun-13, 11:51:57 pm
  She has feet like Rosetta! Guess it is pretty common!  Thanks for all your rescue efforts!

Can someone explain the blue foot thing we are seeing this year?  I've been following  (lurking?)  for a number of years, and I haven't seen this blue foot phenomenon that we are seeing this year.   And they are not changing?  Who can shed more light on this  strange thing we are seeing?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 28-Jun-13, 06:01:35 am
  She has feet like Rosetta! Guess it is pretty common!  Thanks for all your rescue efforts!

Can someone explain the blue foot thing we are seeing this year?  I've been following  (lurking?)  for a number of years, and I haven't seen this blue foot phenomenon that we are seeing this year.   And they are not changing?  Who can shed more light on this  strange thing we are seeing?


I very much respect our experts who have weighed in on this, but I just can't accept that a newly hatched eyas fresh out of it's shell is deficient in carotene or sunlight. If the feet had turned blue after hatching, yes, but not born with it. That is a documented phenomenon in adults, though.

So, I believe it's a genetic variant. It may seem more prevalent this year, but it probably happens more than we realize. M&K probably didn't have the recessive gene, so we never saw it here before. UB has a new female. This is Beauty & Dot.ca's first large group, so genetic variations would start to be expressed.

The first time I recall seeing this was quite a few years ago. It was either Dundas (who ultimately lost a foot to injury) or in his first nesting.

What I'm really curious about is what color their feet will be as adults.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 28-Jun-13, 07:06:27 am
Good write up kitty...you know Dundas and DotCa are related.  Dundas was Madame X's son and DotCa's dad was Madame X's son...sooooo a family gene?!  (MadameX had different mates in at the time so I'd say the gene is in her line not the males if this is indeed the case)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 28-Jun-13, 07:43:45 am
Good write up kitty...you know Dundas and DotCa are related.  Dundas was Madame X's son and DotCa's dad was Madame X's son...sooooo a family gene?!  (MadameX had different mates in at the time so I'd say the gene is in her line not the males if this is indeed the case)

I didn't have time to do the full research this morning, but I thought Dundas was a Hamilton hatch.



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 28-Jun-13, 08:54:33 am
Found this:
Has anyone an idea why they are blue, why sometimes they came out yellow and blue in the same clutch and are there other subspecies of Peregrines which have also blue hands and are 100 % pure Peregrines?
Also I have heard and I don´t know if it´s true, that in the States where made DNA tests with Peales from the wild and it turned out that they had gyrgenes inside?

As for feet coloring, so much of that is genetics, plain and simple. Its sort of like talking about eye color in adult Goshawks. Sure, a lot of them are red, but a lot are not. There are, of course, ways you can attempt to enhance the yellowing of the feet and we all that chicken heads or docs are good at bringing on color to a birds food that is less than bright or yellow, as does sunlight play a role as well in the production of carotene pigments in their feet. But sometimes these attempts simply fall on deaf ears so to speak, because the genetics of the bird will only allow them to color out in their time. Otherwise even at wild nests we would see nothing but yellow feet, which of course on Peale's and some other Peregrine subspecies we do not see this all the time.

The color of feet varies in passage tundra peregrines, I was told diet plays a role in the determining color. Some I saw were slightly greenish, others were very yellow and some were greyish.

If blue feet, genuinely blue feet, occur in certain peregrine subspecies, but not, or only very rarely in peregrinus peregrinus, I'm interested to understand why.
I'm unconvinced by the argument that it's entirely food related, and believe early stage 'blue footedness' to be a genetic trait.
Unfortunately I've never discovered the origins of Blaine's 'Bluefoot', although of course there's every chance it might have been an american import, perhaps even a peales, but it occurs to me that blue footed peregrines were noteworthy at that time.
Since Blaine's time, captive breeding has brought together peregrines of various sub-species, not to mention falcons of differing species, and it seems we might get some indication through captive breeding, of one possible origin of blue feet in peregrines, and a better understanding of the peregrine herself.

Hi Greg, I can definately help you on this one, eyass peregrines have yellow leggs. The saturation of the yellow can be different depending upon prey availability. Its the same with the cere, bright yellow. Many years ago when I was on shap I can across a falconer with a cadge of what I thought were peregrines; these bird were different in one respect, they all had blue/grey legs. I was told the birds were all hybrids but not sure of the other parent.

Saw a group of young in a nest last year in the Aleutian Islands with one blue feet, one green feet, and one yellow footed Tiercel. So there you go, it is down to the phenotype of individual bird and nothing more.

From Birds of Prey talk:

Seems no one really knows and all have their own ideas.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bonnie on 28-Jun-13, 09:15:28 am
I'm sure Rosetta won't be discriminated against because of her blue feet.  At least we will be able to ID her, with or without a band.  She can join Blue Man Group.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 28-Jun-13, 10:09:15 am
And Kris found this (excerpt) from Hamilton banding day 2007

Tuesday June 5, 2007
Audrey Gamble reports: Banding Day!

The first chick was brought inside the hotel and weighed and banded. Her overall condition was fairly good and although smaller than her sister, she had a reasonable body weight. Notable were her blue feet*

*Usually by the time the chicks are banded their feet have already turned from blue to the yellow characteristic of the adults. Falcon Watchers particularly remember Harvard, one of the male chicks in 2005. Harvey still had his distinctive blue feet long after fledge

I guess Madame X is for sure the genetic key to this puzzle!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bird Crazy on 29-Jun-13, 08:14:44 am
And Kris found this (excerpt) from Hamilton banding day 2007

Tuesday June 5, 2007
Audrey Gamble reports: Banding Day!

The first chick was brought inside the hotel and weighed and banded. Her overall condition was fairly good and although smaller than her sister, she had a reasonable body weight. Notable were her blue feet*

*Usually by the time the chicks are banded their feet have already turned from blue to the yellow characteristic of the adults. Falcon Watchers particularly remember Harvard, one of the male chicks in 2005. Harvey still had his distinctive blue feet long after fledge

I guess Madame X is for sure the genetic key to this puzzle!

I think she has a Peales Falcon in her background. from Wikipedia

"Immature birds are overall very dark, having little to no buff colored edging to the feathers of the mantle. Nearly completely dark heads and very heavily streaked ventral markings. Retrices are usually unbarred. Feet and cere color varies from light blue to light yellow."


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 09-Aug-13, 04:24:12 pm
So is it also possible that the eyasses have different male parents?


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 09-Aug-13, 05:04:51 pm
So is it also possible that the eyasses have different male parents?

We don't think so. One of my off season projects is to look carefully at the lineage. We have a theory Madame X may be the one passing along a blue/pale footed gene. Dot.ca has Madame X somewhere in his lineage...I can't recall the details right now. Might be his father Jack is the son of an offspring of Madame X & a prior mate. Stay tuned.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 09-Aug-13, 08:41:59 pm
Peregrine Falcons Southeast Michigan shared ~Peregrine Place~'s album: BB's Release August 1, 2013.
Great news from New York! BB was banded in Detroit in 2007 and was the first female to nest at the University of Buffalo. From Joyce:

WONDERFUL NEWS!! "BB" our former MacKay Tower female at UB was released to the wild a week ago. She was transported to Northern NY in hopes that she will get a second chance in life as free peregrine, and meet up with one of the several tiercels known to be in the area.

As migration approaches she may be wandering many areas. As we know, peregrines know no borders. There is always the possibility of "BB" returning to the Buffalo area or even heading to Canada....

See photo album BB's Release August 1, 2013.

The wildlife rehabilitator has asked to be notified if "BB" N/58 (black over green) ID band is spotted and where she has been sighted. Please post any sightings here or contact Joyce at wnyfalconfan@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.654632141214388.1073741857.182371738440433&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.654632141214388.1073741857.182371738440433&type=1) BB's release photos

 Glad she was released, she didn't need to be caged up!!   :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 09-Aug-13, 08:53:39 pm
 "Glad she was released, she didn't need to be caged up!! "

Totally agree!  :yes:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 09-Aug-13, 09:06:26 pm
WONDERFUL NEWS for BB!!

I was just getting ready to post the news here...but Donna beat me to it.

I was so excited to receive a call from the wildlife rehabilitator who cared for "BB" the former MacKay Tower female at UB. She commented, "It was truly a privilege to care for BB. She was a good patient and her release was the highlight of my summer."

Here are the photos of BB's release I put into a Picasa Album that were shared with me by the wildlife rehabilitator:
https://picasaweb.google.com/103506887401231004704/BBN58ReleaseAUG12013 (https://picasaweb.google.com/103506887401231004704/BBN58ReleaseAUG12013)

If BB is spotted (ID band N/58 black over green), sightings can be posted on https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinePlaceWNY (https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinePlaceWNY) or contact Joyce at wnyfalconfan@gmail.com.

I am so happy that BB has been released after the UB Reporter said she would be relocated to a permanent care facility. :clap:  :yahoo:  :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 09-Aug-13, 09:22:16 pm
I'm glad they did the right thing - she is a wild bird and deserves to be free.   :clap:   :yahoo:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 09-Aug-13, 10:00:00 pm
Excellent news!  I'm so happy for BB-flying free once again!  :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 09-Aug-13, 10:02:42 pm
Quote
I was just getting ready to post the news here...but Donna beat me to it.
Oops, sorry! Saw it on FB but not here, I waited!!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 09-Aug-13, 10:12:16 pm
So is it also possible that the eyasses have different male parents?

We don't think so. One of my off season projects is to look carefully at the lineage. We have a theory Madame X may be the one passing along a blue/pale footed gene. Dot.ca has Madame X somewhere in his lineage...I can't recall the details right now. Might be his father Jack is the son of an offspring of Madame X & a prior mate. Stay tuned.

Carly posted this previously:

Good write up kitty...you know Dundas and DotCa are related.  Dundas was Madame X's son and DotCa's dad was Madame X's son...sooooo a family gene?!  (MadameX had different mates in at the time so I'd say the gene is in her line not the males if this is indeed the case)


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: patsy6 on 10-Aug-13, 10:28:21 am
So Rosetta gets the blue feet from her great-grannie, Madame X.  Cool!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 11-Aug-13, 12:50:02 pm
Just read the news about BB being released. I am so happy for her; she deserves to be free. I wish her a new home, a new mate, and a long life with many more chicks.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 11-Aug-13, 01:19:26 pm
I wonder what they did to her in rehab that they decided she could be released-behavior modification???


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 11-Aug-13, 01:31:20 pm
I wonder what they did to her in rehab that they decided she could be released-behavior modification???

I think they're trying WAY far away release hoping she won't head for Buffalo. Or will find a place to her liking before she finds her way back.

Mariah & Beauty were both released at Montezuma which is barely any distance at all.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bird Crazy on 11-Aug-13, 02:08:27 pm
I wonder what they did to her in rehab that they decided she could be released-behavior modification???

I think they're trying WAY far away release hoping she won't head for Buffalo. Or will find a place to her liking before she finds her way back.

Mariah & Beauty were both released at Montezuma which is barely any distance at all.
also hasn't she already been replaced? probably hoping the new female can hold the territory and since its not breeding season no one will get hurt, and BB will find somewhere else.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 11-Aug-13, 03:36:44 pm
I HOPE HOPE HOPE she finds a great spot also that it is in a natural setting!

Dixie, the female who Yankee talked into staying at MacKay is a very big girl and I would not wish to see a territorial battle between the two!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Joyce on 11-Aug-13, 05:23:19 pm
I am so grateful that BB was in such good hands, and had a wonderful advocate for her release. The following was posted to  http://blessthebeastsinc.webs.com/: (http://blessthebeastsinc.webs.com/:)

The Secret is Out

Several months ago I was asked by the New York State DEC to help care for a certain problematic Peregrine Falcon from Buffalo. She came to stay with me until her final disposition could be determined. While in Buffalo she developed a penchant for attacking men in a parking lot near her nest. She'd fly 1500-1700 feet to warn off any unsuspecting man getting out of his car. What was so unusual about this little lady is that there was a day-care center just below her nest, but she never attacked a woman or a child. Now you can make several humorous inferences from this (and over the months we certainly did) but it was becoming a problem and the DEC was asked to deal with it.

I am happy to report that, last week, Peregrine Falcon BB was released back to the wild in Northern NY. And while not a great solution, it was probably the best scenario for her situation. It was done with the understanding that, it is probably easier to ask a Peregrine Falcon to relocate and hopefully find a new mate in a different habitat than it is to educate a human populace that, for the most part, does not possess the attention span required to learn how to live peacefully with a very beautiful and territorial bird. In order to understand wildlife you must first appreciate it. Unfortunately this appreciation is sorely lacking in the general public.

Thanks to everyone who expressed concern for BB while she was with me and thanks to the DEC for entrusting her to my care. It was a little intimidating to know that all eyes were on me while caring for her, even though I've been doing wildlife rehabilitation for over 25 years. Many people would question my qualifications and methods over the past several months. From the photos on our photo page you can see how strong and beautiful she was on the day of her release. It truly was a privilege to care for her and to spend time with her. Her release was the highlight of my summer.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 11-Aug-13, 05:41:07 pm
Thanks for sharing Wendi's post!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bird Crazy on 11-Aug-13, 05:53:43 pm

The Secret is Out

 While in Buffalo she developed a penchant for attacking men in a parking lot near her nest. She'd fly 1500-1700 feet to warn off any unsuspecting man getting out of his car. What was so unusual about this little lady is that there was a day-care center just below her nest, but she never attacked a woman or a child.
some man did something, we'll never know who or what but you can bet it happened


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 11-Aug-13, 05:56:45 pm
it is probably easier to ask a Peregrine Falcon to relocate and hopefully find a new mate in a different habitat than it is to educate a human populace that, for the most part, does not possess the attention span required to learn how to live peacefully with a very beautiful and territorial bird. In order to understand wildlife you must first appreciate it. Unfortunately this appreciation is sorely lacking in the general public.

Amen!  Great post, sounds like she had the best care possible.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Kris G. on 11-Aug-13, 06:40:32 pm
Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!  I'm also glad that BB was in the care of this person and that she realized she needed to fly free! Kudos to her!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 11-Aug-13, 06:47:55 pm
I'm very grateful that BB was set free to fly the skies again. Thank you!  :clap:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: nycbird on 11-Aug-13, 07:03:48 pm
I wonder if she attacked all men, or just the ones wearing hard-hats.......you know......like the babynappers that came around every year??  Women and children in dayschool playgrounds don't usually wear hard-hats.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Bird Crazy on 12-Aug-13, 06:41:03 am
I wonder if she attacked all men, or just the ones wearing hard-hats.......you know......like the babynappers that came around every year??  Women and children in dayschool playgrounds don't usually wear hard-hats.

I know the one guy was just getting out of his car and I believe no hard hat


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 12-Aug-13, 07:09:20 am
These were med and dental students, people going to work at UB and the VA, and people from the neighborhood, none of whom wear hard hats.

Roof workers at UB and VA of course wore hard hats


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: nycbird on 12-Aug-13, 10:52:11 am
Truly a mystery..........hope she finds a natural cliff nest site like Bobbin did.


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: ~Sage~ on 12-Aug-13, 03:50:03 pm
Are Rosetta's feet still blue?

I just caught this on the UB cam, she appears unbanded and is probably Dixie. Earlier this afternoon, Barb B caught a different banded falcon in the box, not BB though.



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 12-Aug-13, 03:53:36 pm
Are Rosetta's feet still blue?

I just caught this on the UB cam, she appears unbanded and is probably Dixie. Earlier this afternoon, Barb B caught a different banded falcon in the box, not BB though.



Yes Sage, Rosetta's feet are still blue and YIKES another falcon!! I'm sure soon lots will be passing through, especially juvies!! Look for our 3!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: AlisonL on 14-Aug-13, 03:28:34 pm
it is probably easier to ask a Peregrine Falcon to relocate and hopefully find a new mate in a different habitat than it is to educate a human populace that, for the most part, does not possess the attention span required to learn how to live peacefully with a very beautiful and territorial bird. In order to understand wildlife you must first appreciate it. Unfortunately this appreciation is sorely lacking in the general public.

Amen!  Great post, sounds like she had the best care possible.

Totally agree, Carly! I am so glad that BB received such good care. I particularly noticed the part of the post which you quoted above; sad, but true. It is obvious that the person who cared for BB does appreciate these beautiful birds.

I love the photos of BB being released. I wonder if there have been any sightings of her since then.



Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: Donna on 13-Oct-13, 08:42:01 am
http://blessthebeastsinc.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15024019 (http://blessthebeastsinc.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15024019)  Photos of BB's release. Not sure if anyone saw these!

1 of 9 pics.  She's expressing herself!


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: carly on 13-Oct-13, 09:00:23 am
http://blessthebeastsinc.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15024019 (http://blessthebeastsinc.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15024019)  Photos of BB's release. Not sure if anyone saw these!

1 of 9 pics.  She's expressing herself!

Unhand me hooman!!   :wub: :wub:


Title: Re: Buffalo Falcon News 2013
Post by: MAK on 13-Oct-13, 03:40:50 pm
 ;D It's a beautiful thing-freedom!  :yes: :thumbsup: