"First Grade News!" & New Falcon Update
Speaking of such...there has been no sign of that second falcon that was seen last week so it is possible he was "just passing through" and has a territory of his own established somewhere else. With as many peregrines that are on the move right now for fall migration, it's possible we could be in store for a number of these teases! Regardless, the activity last week has surely renewed interest in watching! As always, we appreciate all of the extra eyes out there on the lookout for leg band information when the opportunity presents itself.
Something else I've had on my list to share: The 1st graders at Benjamin Harrison Elementary School in Marion, OH, were very busy this past spring. At the same time they were enjoying watching Scout and Orville at their nest in downtown Columbus via the Falconcam, their teacher, Mrs. Shade, told them about a nest of robins in a hanging basket at her house. The kids kept track of the progress of the robin nest via photos from their teacher. They had a fun learning experience as they compared life history facts of peregrine falcons and the American robin. They made charts of what they learned and posted them where the other students in the school could see. Thanks to Mrs. Shade and the 1st graders for recording the two events to help the entire school learn more about wildlife! Here are photos of the posters they made: