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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, April 25 2014 @ 03:03 AM EDT  
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A pile of beautiful, puffy, cotton ball babies

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Dinner time!

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Look at those two open mouths waiting for food--the other two were not interested

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By: gemini (offline) on Tuesday, April 29 2014 @ 05:20 PM EDT  
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2:18 pm
Snooze time for this family as Mom covers them up = barely!

5:18 pm nest time
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By: gemini (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 01:15 PM EDT  
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May 3, 2014 A clump of sleeping babies! And a nest full of feathers!

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, May 06 2014 @ 12:34 PM EDT  
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These little ones grow SO fast!! Look at that crop!

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Tiny tail feathers growing in already

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Hello Mom

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, May 06 2014 @ 12:47 PM EDT  
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Naptime finds 4 fuzzy white lumps in the box

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, May 18 2014 @ 06:48 PM EDT  
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From 5/15 ----


5/15/2014 :: Banding Results

Based on Game Commission banding results, we have two female and two male eyases in this years' brood. All four were examined and appear to be in good health.


Why do we band peregrine falcons?

Biologists place an alphanumeric metal band around the left leg each of the eyases with a falcon-specific code. The band code will be used by wildlife officials to monitor the birds once they leave the nest. In addition, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife band is placed on the eyases' right leg registering each on a federal banding database.

Band code reporting can inform wildlife managers as to how far peregrines migrate, where they establish breeding territory, over-wintering behavior, how long they live and causes of mortality.


Band code reporting can inform wildlife managers as to how far peregrines migrate, where they establish breeding territory, over-wintering behavior, how long they live and causes of mortality.

Here are some outcomes revealed by banding efforts at the RCSOB:

The original breeding adult female appeared at the Rachel Carson State Office Building (RCSOB) in 1999. She was identified by her band code. By viewing the number on the band on her leg (4/4), officials were able to trace her origin to a nest on the Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia. She was banded in 1998. She was the first falcon produced on a bridge in Pennsylvania to be rediscovered at a nest site.

The original male was not banded so his origin and age were unknown. This male was injured in 2003 and wildlife managers deemed him unable to survive in the wild so reuniting him with 4/4 was not an option. After five weeks the female seemed resigned to the fact that he would not return. She bonded with another male. This male was banded on the Walt Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia in 2003.

Several of Rachel Carson's young falcons have reportedly been nesting in Ohio, Delaware and other locations in Pennsylvania. While their numbers are increasing, the Pennsylvania Game Commission still lists the peregrine falcons as an endangered species in the Commonwealth

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, May 18 2014 @ 06:53 PM EDT  
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What a fuzzy pile of eyases

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Dad running with new food Grin

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Pretty mom on the corner

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, May 18 2014 @ 06:56 PM EDT  
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Eating and squawking---look at those wing feathers

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Mom's green bands

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Dad keeping watch on his chicks---they are really large!!

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