Kalamazoo falcons

06-24-2017 Apex returns home

6/30/2017

Apex, the female fledgling that has been in rehab for a couple weeks following collision with a building on her fist flight, was returned home and released on June 24.

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05-01-2017 Just three chicks this year

Falcons
5/1/2017

We have a different situation this year compared to the last several years. One of the eggs was not viable and did not hatch. After almost a week after the other eggs hatched, the last egg looked degenerated. Rebecca dispensed with the dead egg yesterday and even the remaining shell fragments looked abnormal. The three chicks are thriving. They hatched within a day of each other so are very close in size so are equal competitors for food. And the food is plentiful thanks to Kewpee's hunting skills and frequent delivery service!

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03-19-2017 The first egg has arrived

3/19/2017

Rebecca laid the first egg early in the morning on Sunday, 3/19/2017

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Kalamazoo Falcon chicks need names!

5/25/2016

Now that the Peregrine chicks are banded, they need names!  The Fifth/Third Bank is once again hosting a contest to name the birds.

http://wwmt.com/features/lori-moore-show/052316-ron-foor-and-gail-walter-peregrine-falcons-in-kalamazoo

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Young peregrine falcons are named

7/23/2015

The young Kalamazoo peregrines received their community names today.  The birds will still be identified by their official federal and state band numbers, but the Fifth Third Bank hosted a contest to give community names to three of the four 2015 hatchlings.  A panel of judges, including Kalamazoo mayor Bobby Hopewell, sorted through the forty names submitted from the community.  The fourth bird was previously named by a local classroom.

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Where are the brds?

7/19/2015

There is a “Where is Waldo?” contest currently going on in Kalamazoo.  Images of the cartoon character, Waldo are hiding in various businesses and if you find him, you can get your score sheet checked at that business.

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Am I a Boy or a Girl?

7/7/2015

In my blog posts, I often use pronouns of he, she, or s/he when referring to a bird.  In reality, I often don’t know for sure.  The gender of a falcon is recorded at the time of banding, based on size alone.

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