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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, May 14 2014 @ 12:29 AM EDT  
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Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued from Tree in Wallingford (Connecticut) ~~

A male red-tailed hawk rescued last Thursday afternoon from a tree near Wallingford Executive Kia will go home Monday evening.
Connecticut bird rescue A Place Called Hope, the non-profit organization that rescued and nurtured the adult hawk back to health, will release the bird into the wild at 6 p.m.


More story here -- http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/loca ... 61211.html



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, May 15 2014 @ 06:38 PM EDT  
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4 week old Peregrine Falcon chick found abandoned by the roadside in Scotland ~~

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a peregrine falcon chick was found abandoned in a box by a roadside.

Senior Inspector Steven Gray said, “The peregrine is believed to be female, around four weeks old and appears to have been hand-reared

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READ MORE HERE -- http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2014/05/15 ... s=og.likes



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, May 22 2014 @ 03:30 AM EDT  
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Federal charges for bridge workers who disturbed falcon nest -- (Philadelphia, PA)


The disturbance of a peregrine falcon nest under the Girard Point Bridge has led to criminal charges against three members of a bridge repair crew accused of covering up harm they inflicted on the threatened animals, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The men, who worked for the Philadelphia company Liberty Maintenance and the Maryland firm Alpha Painting, are charged with conspiracy, witness tampering, and harboring an alien in connection with the 2011 project to refurbish the bridge.

Prosecutors say Nikolaos Frangos, part-owner of Liberty, and George Capuzello, the project foreman, ordered their employees to ignore restrictions on the work site meant to protect the falcon nest.


Read more at -- http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140 ... QBG5V5h.99









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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, June 01 2014 @ 01:37 AM EDT  
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Angry falcon attacks wildlife workers banding chicks on downtown Akron (Ohio) building


Chesapeake was furious.

She screeched and swooped through the skies in downtown Akron to defend her nest and two chicks. She was ultra determined and in full-frenzied attack mode.

The peregrine falcon aggressively went after staffers Laurie Graber and Bryan Kay of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources when they tried to take the chicks from a nesting box on an 11th-floor ledge of the Landmark Building near the Civic Theatre.

They used a hard plastic shield and wore thick work gloves to ward off Chesapeake and her mate, McKinley.


READ THE STORY HERE -- http://www.ohio.com/news/local/angry-fa ... g-1.491853



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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, June 04 2014 @ 11:16 AM EDT  
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June 03, 2014

Kalamazoo’s (Michigan) peregrine falcons successfully hatch chicks, a first


KALAMAZOO, MI – After years of unsuccessful attempts to reproduce, two peregrine falcons that live in downtown Kalamazoo have successfully hatched some chicks, using a nesting box volunteers built and installed last April on the side of the 5/3 Bank.

“This is exciting,” said Gail Walter, president of the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo. “It is the first time peregrines have successfully nested in Kalamazoo.”

Walter said the presence of chicks was confirmed Friday after strong evidence during last week of the parent falcons “bringing food into the nest box and feathers flying out.”


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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, June 04 2014 @ 01:13 PM EDT  
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The folks in Iowa who care so much about this falcon family had a sad day!


Falcon chick dies after falling from MidAmerican building


Nearly three hours after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources banded a peregrine falcon chick Tuesday at MidAmerican Energy Co., the 26-day-old raptor named Marta fell 200 feet from its nest on the downtown Davenport building to its death on East 2nd Street.

“It’s a first,” said Dave Sebben, the utility employee who has served as the falcons’ steward since 2002. “We’ve never had one fall out of the box."

Sebben added Marta had been flirting with the edge of the box nest for several days before the banding ceremony.


PICTURES + STORY HERE -- http://qctimes.com/news/local/falcon-ch ... 6170f.html


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Falcon chick dies hours after banding ceremony in Davenport (home of the Alcoa eagle nest cam!)


The peregrine falcon chick hatched at MidAmerican Energy in Davenport fell from her nesting box hours after she got an ID band and was officially named.

At a ceremony Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014, the chick was banded and identified as a female.

Her name is “Marta.” The name is Czech in origin, and means “lady” or “the lady"


REST OF STORY HERE -- http://wqad.com/2014/06/03/falcon-chick ... davenport/



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, June 12 2014 @ 04:25 PM EDT  
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Mayo Clinic bands three Peregrine Falcon chicks during annual check up


ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Usually you have to look sky high to catch a glimpse of a Peregrine Falcon soaring downtown, but Wednesday you could get up close and personal at the Mayo Clinic's annual banding of the falcon chicks.

The tradition may be approaching thirty years, but it seems each time the Mayo staff and raptor specialists make the trek to the top of the Mayo Building, it's like they are seeing these baby chicks for the first time.

The three falcon chicks may be three weeks old, but it seemed like delivery day as they were pulled from the nest. Coming out kicking and screaming, the raptor specialists look like proud parents.

"It's always exciting to reach down and see whether we have males or females to see how healthy the chicks are and then in about three weeks watching them take their first flight," says Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society.


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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, June 12 2014 @ 04:30 PM EDT  
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Downtown Falcons Soaring In Des Moines (Iowa) --

American Enterprise is an ordinary building with some extraordinary tenants–and chances are, you never thought to look.

“Since 1993,” says Iowa DNR biologist, Pat Schlarbaum, “when the peregrine falcon discovered their alcoves, their cubby holes at the top of their building, it was just a perfect nest site. And they’ve been here ever since.”

It’s not always the same falcon pair that nests here, but this one has some chicks, and it’s time to drop in for a check-up.

The parents fly nervously overhead as the DNR-contracted window washing crew carefully removes their fluffy young.


VIDEO AND MORE HERE -- http://whotv.com/2014/06/11/downtown-fa ... es-moines/



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