A Fantastic Season Coming to a Close
As the season is coming to a close there will be less and less sightings of Zoom. All reports that we have received indicate she is doing well and behaving normally. Even a report of her hitting a window earlier this week was of only slight concern since she was observed flying up and away after the impact. Late last week some falcon fans were downtown at street level and both reported hearing the screeching of a young peregrine at two different times of the day. In both cases, when the person looked up, they saw 2 falcons flying. We assume this would be Zoom with either Durand or Spark. The screeching is Zoom expressing normal raptor adolescent behavior. As she is getting older Durand and Spark are not feeding her as much and the vocalizing is her "complaining" about it (begging). In general there will be many vocalizations as the three continue to interact.
On Monday (6/24) the below image was saved from the ledgecam. The bird in the picture appears to be Zoom because an adult would show more definition in the lighter chest area. Without that contrast on the front of the bird then we assume this bird is overall darker and so it is probably Zoom.