Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Banding notes

I will post some more SD photos, but wanted to make a note of yet another instance of how bird banding can teach us something. One our way back to the Cities, we found a juvenile Peregrine Falcon hanging out at the Atwater, MN Feed Mill. Can you see her perched on the right in the first photo? Please excuse how bad the photos are, overall - pretty dark and rainy out. This town is about 80 miles west of the Cities. By reading her bands, and once I was back at a computer, I found that she was a bird who had fledged off the Colonnade building in Mpls! She was trying to learn the best way to catch pigeons off the grainery buildings, as well as the Red-winged Blackbirds in the nearby fields. I wish her luck!

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