Dec 03 2011

Job Opening Filled

Published by at 7:25 am under Peregrines

In Youngstown a "job opening" for a resident female peregrine was filled last month by this bird.

Dorothy's son, Stammy, and his mate Stellar had nested in Youngstown since 2005 but Stellar died last summer.

Peregrines in need of a good nest site go wandering in the fall and those in need of a mate advertise their availability.  I'm sure Stammy hoped a female would notice him in Youngstown -- and one did. By early November peregrine watchers saw Stammy courting with a new lady.

Last Monday Chad and Chris Saladin stopped by Youngstown for a look and identified her as Strike, hatched in 2009 at the Cleveland Terminal Tower nest.

Chris wrote, "Strike spent this nesting season in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the Station Road Bridge nest site. She and McKinley had two chicks, but both chicks died in the nest. We saw Strike fly into the nearby CVNP Turnpike Bridge nest territory, where she had a couple skirmishes with the resident female, Lara, and hadn't seen Strike since. "

I'm glad that Strike found Stammy.  I hope their 2012 nest is a great success.

(photo by Chad+Chris Saladin)

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Job Opening Filled”

  1. Donnaon 03 Dec 2011 at 8:54 am

    This is awesome! I’m sure Beauty would love to hear this. 🙂 Thanks and good luck.

  2. Kathyon 03 Dec 2011 at 10:38 am

    Oh!..March is not that far away is it? Beauty is still hanging out in Rochester and we are so hoping for a successful season with her and Archer in 2012.

  3. Kathyon 03 Dec 2011 at 10:38 am

    P.S. She is one beautiful lady!!

  4. Vicki & Chuckon 03 Dec 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Everyone involved in getting the peregrines viable and tracking them are doing such a fantastic job. Hats off to all!

  5. Donnaon 03 Dec 2011 at 2:27 pm

    So glad that Stammy and Strike crossed paths and here’s to a fruitful 2012 nesting season!

  6. Paton 03 Dec 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Beautiful picture.

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