Happy New Peregrine Year

Jeff McDonald photographed this female peregrine falcon on Cork-Bocktown Road in Findlay Township, Allegheny County today.

As you can see below, he captured a really good image of her bands:  Black/Red 62/H.

This means I could find out who she is.  Drum roll….

She’s a female named Magnum who hatched on the Bank One building in Canton, Ohio on 4/29/2010.  (Ohio names their peregrines; Pennsylvania does not.)  This makes her just the right age to be seeking a nest site.

Welcome to Pittsburgh, Magnum.

Happy new peregrine year.

(photos by Jeff McDonald)

4 thoughts on “Happy New Peregrine Year

  1. Thank You Kate for posting this!! Thank You also to Jeff McDonald and his beautiful photography skills!!
    May she find a site without loss to another…
    Her full, but younger sister ‘Moxie’, (hatched 2011) had taken over the AEP nest site in Indiana, in spring 2012 as a subadult, and they appear so much alike…So beautiful!!

  2. As a Canton resident with roots in PA I can’t thank you enough for sharing this news. She is a beauty and a success story. What we all hope for these magnificent birds. I shared this story with my friend in Pitt and she said, Magnum said, “I’m going to the Burgh.” Please keep us posted of any news. Thanks again.

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