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 PF Cam - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 2010-2016
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By: eiguoc (offline) on Tuesday, May 17 2011 @ 01:47 PM EDT  
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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, May 20 2011 @ 12:18 AM EDT  
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Diana here is the report to go with your beautiful scaps. It came in my email this morning.


5/19/2011 :: Banding Results
This year, for the first time, there is only one nestling at the ledge. Based on weight(660 grams)and the diameter of the legs the nestling was determined to be a male. The banding team placed an alphanumeric band on the nestling with characters large enough to read with binoculars and another US Fish and Wildlife band with a code that can be read with the bird in hand. The nestling was in good health. Watch and rescue teams are now forming in anticipation of the first flight this young bird will take. He should fledge in about two weeks.



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, May 26 2011 @ 06:41 PM EDT  
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Here is the latest news from Harrisburg.


5/26/2011 :: Nestling Update
The eyas has been really active at the nest ledge. He's exhibiting behavior that suggests he may fledge prematurely. Watch and rescue crews are watching him closely in case he does fly and would have to be rescued from the street. The camera views, although not very appealing, provide the best view of the edges of the ledge where the eyas would take flight from. Our first priority is to have this view on streaming video so we can react if and when he does fledge



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, May 26 2011 @ 06:44 PM EDT  
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These two scaps are from a few days ago...forgot to post them. very embarrassed


I can't believe the change in this baby in the one week since banding!!!! (see the pics in the post above)


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Both parents on the ledge...a sight you don't see too often! (can't see Dad too well...he is in the box)


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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, May 26 2011 @ 06:58 PM EDT  
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These two are from today after I read the bulletin from my email.

Is he getting ready to fledge


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Mom feeding him on the corner


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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, May 27 2011 @ 05:17 PM EDT  
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Here's the big news from this morning!!!! Very Happy Left thumb up Very Happy The little guy did his thing!! Wub



5/27/2011 :: The Fledge!
The little male ran the length of the ledge and took flight at 9:15 AM. He landed on nearby building. Within 15 minutes he was on top of the Rachel Carson State Office Building, his home building. Soon after, he returned to the nest ledge where he was rewarded with a meal. This fledgling now holds the record for earliest fledge and quickest return to the ledge. Watch and rescue crews will continue to track his whereabouts and ensure that if he gets into trouble they can respond and keep him out of harms way.


Here he is safe and sound at home...for today! about 5:20PM EDT


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Here he is again at about 7:05PM on Fledge Day!! He is in the background and Mom is there with him. He's probably worn out...it was a big day for him!


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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, May 28 2011 @ 02:07 AM EDT  
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The whole family is on the ledge.


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It starts to rain very hard. The youngun comes running toward the cam squawking loudly!!


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HAPPY FLEDGE DAY!!



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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 04:09 PM EDT  
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Here is the latest news from Harrisburg...


5/31/2011 :: Fledgling Update
The fledgling has been seen flying with both of the adults, seemingly getting flying lessons. He's getting stronger each day. Soon, he should get hunting lessons. This involves the adults transferring food in-flight and then assisting the fledgling in pursuit of prey. He seems to be on a fast track to independence. We expect him to gain full independence within five weeks. Then, he will likely leave the area traveling to unknown destinations. To learn more about this behavior, click on the Falcon Telemetry link on the DEP Falcon Page to view telemetry points and dates posted from the 2002 study.


4:00PM EDT....The little guy flew in to the ledge and brought his own prey!! Clapping


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Dad flew in with him and is perched on the pole.


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