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Save The Date! Banding Day Set for June 10


The Rochester Falconcam team has been hard at work with our partners at the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation on plans for Banding Day. Most of the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed, so we’re ready to announce that we’ll be banding Beauty and Archer’s two eyases on Thursday, June 10.

Banding activity should begin around 10AM, and we plan to conclude about an hour later. Since this is a new pair at a new nest site, there are a lot of unknowns this year. As a result, we have agreed with the DEC to make the banding a low-key affair, so on-site participation will be limited to a few invited guests. But don’t worry because we’re going to broadcast the banding event on our live video stream! This will give all our viewers around the world a chance to witness the banding as it happens– something that we’ve never been able to do before.

Along with the live video feed, we’ll be recording video for later broadcast on the Rochester Falconcam YouTube channel. We also plan to have a member of the Falconcam team providing online updates. We’re still working on the exact details of how that will work, but we’ll post more details once we get them worked out.

Of course, one of the most popular parts of the Banding Day activity is the naming of the eyases. This year we have invited two groups to submit names for the eyases. You’ll learn more about who they are and the names they chose when we announce them on Banding Day.

If you’re in town you might want to come down to the corner of Broad and Exchange Streets on Thursday morning. Usually the adult falcons put on quite a flying show as they wheel and dive in defense of their nest and the eyases. We’re not sure how Beauty and Archer will behave, but there’s a good chance you’ll get to see some fantastic flying. The local print, radio and TV media have also been invited to watch from outside, so if you come down you may get to have your very own “fifteen minutes of fame”.

So get out your calendars and mark the date. We’re looking forward to another terrific Banding Day, and we hope you’ll be able to join us.

5 Responses to “Save The Date! Banding Day Set for June 10”

  1. Maureen in MA Says:

    Very exciting! 😀 Thank you for letting us know!!

  2. Kathy Villone Says:

    Boy how time flies…banding day already…well hope its a good one, looking forward to seeing it. Thanks

  3. tom Says:

    I wonder if the banders can clean the lenses on cam 2 and 3 when they go into the scrape.

  4. Larry O'Heron Says:

    I’ll be on the South Ave garage roof around 9:30 am. Larry O

  5. Jess Says:

    @tom – We’ll make every attempt to clean the camera lenses while complying with the DEC’s guidance to minimize the stress on Beauty and Archer by spending as little time outside as possible.

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