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Linn Update: Flip That Hack Box!

Bell Scarborough Building with Hack Box Small
Photos used by kind permission of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Mark Nash has sent us some new pictures of the hack box that the CPF erected on the roof of the Scarborough Bell building. It is this box, converted to a spacious artificial scrape, that Linn has taken to defending over the past couple of weeks. The CPF has high hopes that Linn will settle there permanently, as he explains in his most recent note.

We have been given permission to keep the hack box up on the roof for just this very purpose – (in an effort to
attract either Lawrie and Ruben back to the site), or another interested Pefa [shorthand for Peregrine falcon] looking for a good location.

Wide view of the Scarborough Bell Bldg

This picture gives a good idea of the Bell building’s height and surroundings. It looks like it should make a good nesting location, and the lack of other tall buildings nearby ought to make it easier for watchers to keep an eye on Linn if she takes up permanent residence.

I have attached some photos of the hack box that we built for the orphaned Pefa chicks that we hacked out this past summer from the Bell building.

Eyases in hack box     Eyases out of hack box

I have removed the bars from the hack box, added more pea gravel, and we cleaned the old debris out of the box. While it was designed to be a “hack box”, it appears that Linn is most interested in it, as she has been observed on both the porch and upper roof of the box on several occasions over the past two weeks. She has been protecting the site with some intensity!

Fingers crossed!!

Mark Nash
The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Mark on Bell bldg

So, it looks like Linn may be the recipient of a converted nursery. We can’t think of a better use for this prime piece of raptor real estate! Like Mark, we’re keeping our fingers crossed here at the Rochester Falconcam.



2 Responses to “Linn Update: Flip That Hack Box!”

  1. Dana Says:

    Thank you for your updates on Lil’ Linn. She holds a special place in my heart. Please keep us posted.

  2. Deborah Says:

    WOW! 2007 was the first year for me watching Rochester falcons. It is wonderful to hear about Linn! I so look forward to future updates. Thank you to all of you for all your perserverance and efforts in keeping tabs on these falcon families!! Keep up the good work!

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