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Title: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on September 27, 2016, 05:27:59 PM
A falcon who was born at the Mayo Clinic in 2008 is now the resident female at the Washington University Medical School nest in St. Louis, Missouri.

From the Midwest Peregrine Society:

It isn't often that a peregrine will migrate much more than a couple hundred miles for future nesting (if they survive their natal year). However, we've just received word from Jeff at World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, MO that once again another MN bird has shown up in the state, and established herself as a nesting adult.

"Aurora" b/g *Y/*X, 2008 fledge from the renowned Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN is now nesting at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. From what we hear, she is quite the force to be dealt with and quite defensive. From natal to nesting territory, she flew ~450 miles south. This is another example of why peregrine falcons are "wandering falcons".


Photo of Aurora in 2016 by Roger Holloway, World Bird Sanctuary staff.

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa393/falcoperegrinus1/July%202016/aurora-2016-2a_zpsaobtv7xi.jpg) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/falcoperegrinus1/media/July%202016/aurora-2016-2a_zpsaobtv7xi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on September 28, 2016, 10:37:00 AM
She's a good looking gal!
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on February 27, 2017, 10:05:31 PM
Just to let everyone know that the 2016 pair of falcons remained on territory all winter and have been confirmed again this past week.  The male is Orton, 2014 fledge from City Hall, Minneapolis and the female is 2015 fledge from the Mayo building, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with bands b/r D/35.  This is the 30th year since peregrines were hacked on the campus, and we are planning many anniversary events.  Go to the Midwest Peregrine Society page, in addition to the link below to get notifications.

Also, reminder that the webcam is up and running: 
http://history.mayoclinic.org/tours-events/mayo-clinic-peregrine-falcon-program.php
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on March 31, 2017, 01:19:21 PM
Just a heads up, that we had our first egg arrive a few minutes ago at the Mayo Clinic.  If things progress, and if she lays a full clutch of 4 eggs, we hope to band at the end of May.  Check out the cam for live information. 

We once again have the same pair as in 2016.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 01, 2017, 01:02:07 PM
From the Midwest Peregrine Society:

"Aurora" b/g *Y/*X, 2008 fledge from the renowned Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN is now nesting at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. From what we hear, she is quite the force to be dealt with and quite defensive. From natal to nesting territory, she flew ~450 miles south. This is another example of why peregrine falcons are "wandering falcons".

I wonder if some of the falcons are wandering a bit further looking for a place of their own with more of them around now.  She DOES look like a force to be reckonned with.   :D
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on April 03, 2017, 10:21:18 PM
From the Midwest Peregrine Society:

"Aurora" b/g *Y/*X, 2008 fledge from the renowned Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN is now nesting at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. From what we hear, she is quite the force to be dealt with and quite defensive. From natal to nesting territory, she flew ~450 miles south. This is another example of why peregrine falcons are "wandering falcons".

I wonder if some of the falcons are wandering a bit further looking for a place of their own with more of them around now.  She DOES look like a force to be reckonned with.   :D

Nora-I wouldn't necessarily believe that, but rather that it has something to do with genetics (some of the subspecies are more migratory than others) and individuality than "lack of suitable territory".  There are MANY cliffs and other suitable sites between Rochester and St. Louis that are appropriate/suitable for falcons to nest.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on April 03, 2017, 10:22:25 PM
FYI- we had the second egg arrive Sunday late afternoon, and should expect #3 to arrive Tuesday/early Wednesday. 
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on April 05, 2017, 06:14:54 PM
Egg number 3 arrived this early afternoon.

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Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on April 10, 2017, 06:47:44 PM
I was at the site this morning and confirmed that it appears we are staying at 3 eggs for the season.  Hatch should happen ~ May 7th.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 14, 2017, 07:52:40 PM
Mayo Clinic Peregrine Falcon Program 30th Anniversary Event

https://www.downtownrochestermn.com/do/mayo-clinic-peregrine-falcon-program-30th-anniversary-event

(https://www.downtownrochestermn.com/_files/images/user1492090372.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2017, 11:51:10 PM
"Mama" Peregrine falcon sitting on three eggs in her nest high atop Mayo Clinic

http://www.kttc.com/story/35355725/mayo-clinic-preps-for-30th-anniversary-of-peregrine-falcon-program

(http://kttc.images.worldnow.com/images/13803369_G.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on May 07, 2017, 07:26:29 AM
Fyi-we are expecting hatch to happen within the next 24-48 hours.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on May 11, 2017, 04:42:00 PM
We had our first hatch at Mayo Clinic overnight, and the second chick arrived in the early afternoon today.  This is perfect timing, just after celebrating our 30 year Anniversary with the clinic, patients and staff on Tuesday afternoon.  Over 150 attended the celebration, with lots of history, stories and just a great time in general. 

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Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on June 16, 2017, 02:42:17 PM
The chicks (2 female and 1 male) should fledge next week.

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Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: jannice on June 24, 2017, 12:32:32 AM
They are so cute with that white head. ;D
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on August 12, 2017, 02:19:57 PM
FYI, all three fledges are still being found in the downtown Rochester, MN area but should start their migration soon.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2018, 10:34:42 PM
Peregrine falcons wintering downtown from Canada and Minneapolis (cool story about their origins)

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Peregrine-falcons-wintering-downtown-from-Canada-12647930.php#photo-15122124

(https://s.hdnux.com/photos/71/53/73/15122124/5/1024x1024.jpg)
Triumph's alphanumeric leg band, showing a "58" in black over a "P" in red photographed while the bird sat on the circular light tower atop the Drury Plaza Hotel, 105 South St. Mary's St., on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. MARVIN PFEIFFER/[email protected]

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A pair of Peregrine Falcons perch on the top two rings of the circular light tower atop the Drury Plaza Hotel, 105 South St. Mary's St., on Friday, Jan 12, 2018. The pair of the wintering birds have apparently taken up residence in downtown San Antonio frequenting the Drury Plaza Hotel, Tower Life Building, Frost Bank Building and the Holiday Inn, where they hunt for prey, primarily pigeons, from high above the city. MARVIN PFEIFFER/[email protected]
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on March 11, 2018, 04:48:36 PM
I just found this update on the Mayo Clinic site:

March 1, 2018:  Four falcons have been observed here, fighting for occupancy in this territory.  Three of the birds are banded but they have not perched long enough for anyone to read the bands.  More information will be shared as soon as possible.

Pefgirl, I have some images which I saved on March 1, several of which do show bands.

The band on the left leg looks black/green in the first pic and is hard to read:

(https://picload.org/image/dalrolor/mayo-mar-1-4a.jpg)

Black/red band, possibly Hattie:

(https://picload.org/image/dalroloa/mayo-mar-1-5a.jpg)

Black/red, looks like a different number:

(https://picload.org/image/dalrolol/mayo-mar-1-6a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on March 11, 2018, 04:54:04 PM
Also from March 1, several views of this little guy, who did not want to show bands. With the striking solid dark hood, I think this could be Orton.

(https://picload.org/image/dalroloi/mayo-mar-1-11a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/dalrolow/mayo-mar-1-13a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/dalrolli/mayo-mar-1-12a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on March 11, 2018, 05:01:26 PM
And from this afternoon:

(https://picload.org/image/dalrolla/mayo-mar-11-1a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/dalrolll/mayo-mar-11-1b-bands.jpg)

The bird left again immediately, but I am fairly sure that the band is black/red N/46, which would be Orton.

I was sorry to read on the site that Generose had been found dead in October of last year.  :'(
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on March 12, 2018, 01:03:09 PM
An image from a little while ago of a female at the nest. The band is black/red, and the top part is a "D". I think this is Hattie, D/35.

(https://picload.org/image/daldaogw/mayo-mar-12-1a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on March 23, 2018, 06:16:49 PM
It has been confirmed by Jackie Fallon that the resident pair at this nest are still Hattie and Orton. I am glad that they have been able to hold their nest despite challenges from intruders.

It was cold (30 degrees F) and windy at the nest box this afternoon, making it difficult to see Hattie's bands.

(https://picload.org/image/daigpgpi/mayo-mar-23-11a.jpg)

A little earlier this afternoon, Hattie laid her first egg! Congratulations to Hattie and Orton!

(https://picload.org/image/daigpgpw/mayo-mar-23-15a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/daigpgwr/mayo-mar-23-17a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/daigwaaw/mayo-mar-23-18a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on March 26, 2018, 08:19:39 AM
Second egg for Hattie and Orton during the night:

(https://picload.org/image/daiolodw/mayo-mar-26-2a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/daioloar/mayo-mar-26-3a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on April 03, 2018, 06:04:56 PM
Hattie and Orton are now incubating four eggs.

Today, they are incubating their eggs in cold, windy conditions with driving snow.  :(

(https://picload.org/image/dapliwgi/mayo-apr-3-2a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on April 10, 2018, 07:07:17 PM
The 2018 season is upon us, with Orton and Hattie regaining possession of the site during several weeks of territorial encounters in March.  Four eggs are in the box, and we are hoping to band the third week in May.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: jannice on April 17, 2018, 11:45:25 PM
The 2018 season is upon us, with Orton and Hattie regaining possession of the site during several weeks of territorial encounters in March.  Four eggs are in the box, and we are hoping to band the third week in May.
Thank you.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 28, 2018, 12:43:30 AM
Good job Hattie and Orton!
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 09, 2018, 11:16:00 PM
I was just reading Hattie's history.  Kind of a coincidence she fledged from the Mayo Building in Minneapolis and ended up at Mayo in Rochester.

"Hattie is 3 years old.  She fledged in 2015 from the Mayo Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis."
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on May 12, 2018, 03:01:02 PM
Very, very sad news from the Mayo Clinic nest site. All four of Hattie and Orton's chicks have died.

From the Midwest Peregrine Society, posted 15 hours ago:

We are sad to share some difficult news about the Mayo clinic brood of chicks in Rochester, MN. All four chicks appear to have died at some point today, at about a week of age. We are uncertain as to the cause of death, and may never know. MPS and the Mayo heritage team are working closely together to continue to observe the adults and see if we can identify the cause of death in the chicks.

We need to remember that web cams can be a great tool for monitoring wildlife and get a glimpse into their life. However, it can also be a difficult time to witness death of something so very young, but it is not necessarily that uncommon.

As we learn more about the site, we will share it here with you.

Jackie, VP Field Operations for MPS

Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on May 12, 2018, 03:04:51 PM
And an update from the website:

May 12, 2018 (7 p.m.)

Mayo Clinic has turned off the live falcon cam after it was discovered that the four falcon chicks have likely died.  The cause of their deaths is unclear.  Mayo is in contact with Jackie Fallon from the Midwest Peregrine Socieity and will continue to monitor the situation.  An update is expected next week.  The Mayo Clinic Heritage Days team thanks all who have followed Hattie, Orton and their chicks so faithfully this spring and we share in the sadness of these latest developments.

Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 13, 2018, 12:37:03 PM
Wow, wonder if they got a "bad" meal.   :'(  Fly free little guys.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 04, 2018, 03:27:09 PM
Mayo Clinic's Four Falcon Chicks Mysteriously Pass Away

https://www.kaaltv.com/news/mayo-clinics-four-falcon-chicks-mysteriously-pass-away-rochester-minnesota-/4907005/

(https://www.kaaltv.com/kaalimages/repository/2018-05/falcon-pic-mayo.png)
Photo: http://history.mayoclinic.org/tours-events/mayo-clinic-peregrine-falcon-program.php.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 18, 2018, 10:09:34 PM
Poison suspected in death of Mayo's falcon chicks

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/poison-suspected-in-death-of-mayo-s-falcon-chicks/article_8415d14a-72fc-11e8-a944-6f9cd381c3da.html

(https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postbulletin.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/d9/7d922578-594b-11e8-af9b-63bda9ad311c/5afc9b0bd944a.image.jpg?resize=750%2C581)
Jackie Fallon, left, vice president of field operations for the Midwest Peregrine Society, pulls a baby falcon from the nest to band it as Tom Behrens, manager of the Mayo Clinic falcon program, assists on the roof of the Mayo Building in this 2017 file photo.
Andrew Link / [email protected]
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: AlisonL on March 20, 2019, 03:27:09 PM
2019

Updates from the site:

February 20:  Three birds were observed on territory.  Hattie and Orton were both back and actively defending the site from a third bird.

March 19:  It appears that there are now only two birds on territory.  Jackie Fallon from the Midwest Peregrine Society has confirmed that the female is Hattie.  We believe that the male we've been seeing is Orton, but Jackie has been unable to read the entire band on the bird's leg to confirm that.  We will share updates as soon as we have more information.
   

I found someone at the nest today for the first time this year. This bird has some very distinctive markings on the right side of the face. I think these markings may be due to injuries from a territorial battle. The left side of the face is quite different. I hope he/she is okay and that there is no damage to the eye.

(https://i.ibb.co/pf29W4S/mayo-march-20-1a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5rTfYsP)

(https://i.ibb.co/ySSnxrc/mayo-march-20-2a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/166f4kt)

(https://i.ibb.co/943QGwj/mayo-march-20-4a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n18xR3S)

(https://i.ibb.co/3mRTX16/mayo-march-20-5a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KxK5Z64)

(https://i.ibb.co/7rHqmGh/mayo-march-20-7a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nQTFJDp)

(https://i.ibb.co/KbWBfLB/mayo-march-20-8a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pbdNMRN)

(https://i.ibb.co/ncDfcvd/mayo-march-20-9a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SnK0n8Y)

http://history.mayoclinic.org/tours-events/mayo-clinic-peregrine-falcon-program.php (http://history.mayoclinic.org/tours-events/mayo-clinic-peregrine-falcon-program.php)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on May 14, 2019, 02:11:35 PM
Single chick hatched last week on May 7th , and we are to band it on May 29th at 10 a.m.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 15, 2019, 11:39:10 PM
Super!  Thanks pefgirl.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on March 26, 2020, 07:57:17 AM
Once again, Hattie and Orton continue to over winter on site at the clinic and should have their first egg in the box by the end of March.  However, we have also had our share of territorial disputes this spring, including the most recent on last week, where Orton sustain an injury above his cere.  The battle went on for almost 2 hours in duration!
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on April 06, 2020, 11:24:18 AM
We now have a couple of eggs at the clinic.  First egg laid March 30th and second egg April 5th. 
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 06, 2020, 03:40:28 PM
Congrats!  Hope Orton heals well.  Thanks for the update  :)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 09, 2020, 01:27:40 PM
Per the Mayo page: April 8 - We have a third egg as of about 9:15 a.m.!  This photo shows Orton standing guard.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on April 12, 2020, 08:37:48 AM
Fourth egg laid 4/10 pm or early 4/11.  We are still hoping to have a public banding for the site for patients, staff and volunteers pending COVID-19 challenges.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2020, 12:02:58 PM
And it's snowing!  Happy Easter.

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Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: jannice on April 12, 2020, 02:44:10 PM
there are 4 eggs now
3/30   4/6   4/8   4/11   
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2020, 02:52:38 PM
It's nice they had it yesterday instead of during a snow storm.  :)  Thanks!
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on May 12, 2020, 09:28:41 AM
At least one chick has hatched.  It appears that three of the four eggs were pipping at 6 am today, and at least one chick out by 7 am.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on May 12, 2020, 02:06:34 PM
Three chicks by 1:30 pm.  We are hoping to band them June 3rd, in the afternoon.  Obviously, with COVID-19 in play, we have developed a protocol that Mayo staff felt was appropriate and, pending any illness or significant changes in the virus, we plan on banding them.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: jannice on May 13, 2020, 11:29:45 AM
Good feeding going on :)
(https://i.postimg.cc/GmKKQLZ7/Untitled-8820.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on May 19, 2020, 02:23:41 PM
From the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Now that our four falcons have hatched, we need your help naming them. You all are welcome to submit ideas to name the 2020 brood. Male and female names as well as gender-neutral suggestions will be accepted until 4 p.m. CDT on May 29. Send your suggestions to [email protected]

All four continue to do well, despite a 3 day age difference between the first 3 and last one.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 19, 2020, 02:33:26 PM
Wow they hatched out FAST.   :)
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on May 19, 2020, 03:17:26 PM
Yep, right on time!  3 within 8 hours, the fourth not until 3 days later.  (s)he's a fighter!!  The staff need a little something positive right now, with all of the COVID stuff going on, and from what I hear, this is it!

By far, my favorite urban site i manage/band.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Dot on May 19, 2020, 03:55:07 PM
Such great news.  Orton is the son of Dot the Falcon.  This makes my month!
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on June 21, 2020, 09:29:11 AM
FYI, two of the four chicks have officially fledged with both making it back to the box, at least as of 9 am.  Nadya should leave by Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on June 21, 2020, 05:03:15 PM
Fantastic on the 2/4 fledges and both making it back.  What are their names?  I noticed you mentioned Nadya.  I like that.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on June 22, 2020, 07:58:54 AM
The names are:  Annabelle, Glory, Oliver and Nadya.  Annabelle and Oliver were the first two to fledge, all four in box again this am.  So far, so good.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on June 22, 2020, 10:33:53 AM
Wonderful so far, thank you!
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: shep on June 23, 2020, 09:23:54 AM
2 have fledged
June 23, 2020
Annabelle and Orville
Glory and Nadya


June 21 - At 7:30 am today, all 4 chicks were in the nest box, but by 10:00 am two of the chicks had fledged.  Annabelle and Orville were the two chicks to leave the nest box, and one of them later returned. 
This photo, taken shortly after 10:00 a.m., shows Glory and Nadya still in the box, perhaps watching their brother and sister trying out their wings.
http://history.mayoclinic.org/tours-events/mayo-clinic-peregrine-falcon-program.php
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: pefgirl on June 25, 2020, 04:53:31 PM
The last eyass, Nadya, took flight yesterday afternoon.  All four have still been reported alive and well as of 3 pm.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: shep on July 10, 2020, 05:21:18 PM
Orton hurt
July 10, 2020
https://www.postbulletin.com/news/science-and-nature/6568868-Mayo-Clinic-falcon-found-injured

Carolyn on bcaw
http://peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=493

Orton, the male of Mayo Clinic?s nesting peregrine falcons, will be back in the air later this summer after he was found injured in downtown Rochester on Wednesday.  Someone spotted the raptor under a car and contacted wildlife rehabilitator Foxfeather Zenkova. Orton appeared to struggle trying to fly.

Orton and his mate, Hattie, live atop a Mayo Clinic building in a nest box. The pair had four chicks this year ? three females and a male. The four were banded June 3. The mother will have to provide for all four chicks on her own while Orton recovers from his injuries.

Orton was diagnosed with a broken keel ? the breast bone. His flight muscles are attached to the bone, which is why he was having difficulty flying.  ?He obviously collided with something.?

The bone should heal in about a month, and after that, rehabilitators will help him rebuild his flight muscles, she added.  ?We have every reason to believe he?s going to make a full recovery,? Arent said.

Arent advises people who find a raptor they believe is injured to contact a wildlife rehabilitator before moving it. The bird could be a fledgling that is not hurt, but instead is unable to competently fly.
Title: Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
Post by: shep on March 31, 2021, 03:27:07 AM
4 EGGS
March 24, 2021
Hattie is incubating 4 eggs.

They have snapshots and notes, no live cam