[Fosc] Fruitvale Falcons

Nicole Michel via Fosc fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org
Mon Jun 12 12:28:36 PDT 2017


Beautiful, thanks Mark!

Best,
Nicole

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*Nicole L. Michel, PhD*
Senior Quantitative Ecologist
National Audubon Society
San Francisco, CA
Nicole.L.Michel1 at gmail.com
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicole_Michel
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On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 12:26 PM, Penn Hughes via Fosc <
fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org> wrote:

> Gracias, Mark.
>
> On Jun 11, 2017, at 8:15 PM, Mark Rauzon via Fosc <
> fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org> wrote:
>
> Howdy Friends
> This past week has seen some drama at the Fruitvale Bridge. Four young
> peregrine falcons fledged, meaning they left the nest site and are free
> flying. The first one out, a male, ran into some netting and had to be
> rescued, checked out at Lindsey Wildlife Center and released back at the
> bridge.
> When I was there friday, I was told by the stalwart falcon-watchers, that
> the youngest female was about to fledge, assuming she has by today, and
> that the parents were new birds, not the previous years occupants. They are
> unbanded and outmaneuvered the old pair out of the nest, (probably by over
> bidding w/ no contingencies!), including the Ravens that also nested under
> the bridge this year.
>
> Here is a shot of the young male trying his wings:
> http://rauzon.zenfolio.com/p859914566/h8d14b23f#h8d14b23f
>
> Happy summer in the watershed.
>
> Mark Rauzon
> Board Member
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