Thursday, June 10, 2010

Media Coverage of the Banding

The chicks continue to do well and I'm happy to report that (so far) the nestbox lens has stayed clean! The banding has received a lot of publicity. All three TV stations in Columbus (Channels 4, 6 and 10) were there to cover the event on Tuesday. In addition, print media was in attendence as well. As I become aware of published stories I will provide links. To continue the coverage even after the banding, I was a guest "Live" on this morning's Good Day Columbus program on Fox 28. Hopefully they will post the video of the interview on their website.

Here's a nice synopsis of the banding posted on YouTube.

In the past few days I've gotten quite a few inquiries on the whereabouts of Trooper, the male. Folks aren't seeing him via the cams and are worried that he isn't around. He is present, he just hasn't been perching within view of the cams much. He is doing his part to care for the chicks by hunting. He is providing food but handing it off to Scout to feed to the chicks.