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AlisonL:
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.


Nora in IA:
She's a good looking gal!

pefgirl:
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

pefgirl:
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.

Nora in IA:

--- Quote from: AlisonL on September 27, 2016, 05:27:59 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".

--- End quote ---

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

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