Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Update on Victory

We were very pleased with Victory's release last Friday. She took off strong and flew extremely well. We've had no confirmed reports of her since, however, one observer reported a commotion at the ledge yesterday about 4:30 in the afternoon. According to the report, Scout and Orville were both screaming and flew off the ledge going after something. They came back a little while later, both excited and touching beaks.

From this account it does sound like there might have been an intruder in the territory, however, without a visual confirmation there's no way to tell for sure if it was Victory, a different peregrine altogether, another raptor or even a person up on the roof!

At any rate, keep watching as you'll never know what you'll see! As always, if you are able to read legband codes on a peregrine via the ledgecam you can save the image as a JPG and email it to the Ohio Division of Wildlife at and ask it be forwarded to Donna Daniel (saved images are best taken from the still camera view). I do read all accounts sent to me, although in the interest of time, I regret that I may not be able to respond to each and every email. Nonetheless, I do appreciate all the extra eyes out there helping to keep track of what goes on!