Jan 10 2009

Peregrines on “Bird Note” Radio

Published by at 1:20 pm under Peregrines

Peregrine Falcon with chicks (photo by Kim Steininger)Pittsburgh birders Bill and Karen Parker moved to the Seattle area last fall but they keep us up-to-date on their activities via email. 

One of their discoveries is a radio program called Bird Note on KPLU, their local NPR station.

Today I got an email from Bill saying that Bird Note highlighted my favorite bird, the peregrine falcon.  Click here to listen.  

Bird Note didn't use the typical sound of a peregrine defending its nest on their audio segment... which got me thinking about peregrines at their nests... which prompted me to use Kim Steininger's photo of banding day in Delaware. 

To hear what this mother bird and her mate would sound like as they defend their chicks, click here for audio.  Pretty angry, huh!

Sigh.  I can't wait for spring.

(photo by Kim Steininger)

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2 Responses to “Peregrines on “Bird Note” Radio”

  1. Kim Steiningeron 10 Jan 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Me either!!!


    another falcoholic

  2. Sandra Fon 11 Jan 2009 at 6:08 pm

    OOOhhh…. I am SO looking forward to spring and babies!

    Kate – Many thanks from me to you. I happened upon your blog about a year ago, and it’s opened up a new world for me. Now I’ve got feeders, a collection of bird books, and a pair of binocs. Hubby and I spend quality time trying to identify the birds at the feeders. (Saw a Coopers Hawk there for the first time, today!) And thanks to Kim for the gorgeous pictures, too!

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