May 17 2013

Banding Today At Pitt

Published by at 8:15 am under Peregrines

Dorothy and her chick, 16 May 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at University of Pittsburgh)

This peregrine family at the Cathedral of Learning is in for some excitement.  Dorothy and E2's chick will be banded this morning.

Yesterday the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Dan Brauning and Art McMorris visited peregrine nests at two bridges.  Today they'll venture out on the Cathedral of Learning ledge.

So don't be shocked when you hear Dorothy and E2 "kakking" and their chick disappears just after 9:00am.  The chick will receive a health check and some new jewelry.

And we'll learn for certain whether Baby is a "she" or a "he."


(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at the University of Pittsburgh)

p.s.  I don't announce the banding in advance because the event is not open to the public.  The room is too small to allow for uninvited guests.

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  1. Allyon 17 May 2013 at 10:19 am

    So excited to find out if our Baby is a girl or boy. I still think Baby is a girl!

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