Peregrines on the Move
Recently, an unbanded juvenile was recovered at the London Correctional Institution, about 30 miles west of Columbus. It is believed the falcon was stunned from hitting a window at the prison. Medical exams showed no major injury. It's flight capability will be evaluated and if all checks out OK, the bird will be released as soon as feasible. Earlier this week, we banded this peregrine in anticipation of a release.
Finally, Blaze is doing so-so. She doesn't have much drive to fly withing the enclosure but she is killing live prey! Her hunting abilities and flight capabilities are under evaluation and again, we are hopeful that all checks out OK and she will be able to be released soon.
All in all, not much new information in this report other than another "stay tuned" --we hope to have great news on all of the birds soon. Once the patients are given the thumbs up for release we still will need to factor in weather, choosing only to release them when conditions are favorable so as to give them the best chance possible.
Camera update: the computer that streams the nestbox camera image has developed a hardware issue. Therefore, the nestbox view will be unavailable during the time needed for evaluation and repair.