PA Falcon #4
Pennsylvania Peregrine Falcons - Cam 4
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For more information on this falcon family, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection PA Falcon Cam information page.
- March 13, 2018 - First egg laid
- March 16, 2018 - Second egg laid
- March 18, 2018 - Third egg laid
- March 20, 2018 - Fourth egg laid
- April 19, 2018 - First and second hatches
- April 21, 2018 - Third hatch
- April 22, 2018 - Fourth hatch
- May 14, 2018 - Eyasses banded by the PA DEP and the PA Game Commission
- May 28, 2018 - First fledge by yellow-banded falcon (watch clip)
Clutch of four eggs, three hatches, two fledges and one intervention
- March 8, 2017 - First egg laid
- March 10, 2017 - Second egg laid
- March 12, 2017 - Third egg laid
- March 15, 2017 - Fourth egg laid
- April 16, 2017 - First hatch
- April 18, 2017 - Second and third hatch
- May 10, 2017 - Banding by the PGC
The cameras were temporarily shut off while the Pennsylvania Game Commission banded the nestlings, during which time it was also determined that the eyasses numbered two males (blue- and red- banded) and one female (white-banded).
- May 25, 2017 - First fledge
"Blue" took an accidental first flight, landing on the roof of a nearby building. On May 26, 2017, the Environmental Education Center staff and interns recovered "Blue" and placed him on the nest ledge.
- May 26, 2017 - Second fledge
"Red" took his first flight, successfully landing on the nearby Harrisburg University Building and other nearby buildings.
- May 27, 2017 - Third fledge & Blue's accident
"White" took her first flight. "Blue" collided with nearby buildings. The young male landed in the street and was subsequently rescued by the falcon watch and rescue volunteers. The volunteers transported "blue" to a nearby wildlife rehabilitator, where it recovered from a concussion.
- June 13, 2017 and beyond- "Blue" released and subsequent injuries
"Blue" was returned and released onto the building's roof. After a possible collision with a nearby building, the young falcon became grounded and was rescued and moved to the Red Creed Wildlife Center. It was determined on June 22, 2017, via X-ray that the bird's liver was underdeveloped and may be the root cause of the overall development delays. It was announced on September 8, 2017, that "Blue" will never fully develop and cannot be released into the wild.
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