Bob sent a note saying that the additional x-ray showed
problems (fractures, etc.) with Primo's wing. The quest for a facility with
adequately-sized flight cage will begin, very soon, in earnest.
Neither Bob nor Mike has seen Boxer since I last posted an update.
Here are Bob's notes from visits downtown this week:
I went downtown last evening (Aug 14). I watched for Boxer from
about 7:15 to
8:35 p.m. without success.
Both adults were on
The pair came in (from the north/northeast) about 7:53 p.m.
perched high on the north face of the ZBT for some time. The
vocalized for a little while. Looked like he then ate something on
of one of the three, large , white columns to the west on the
The falcon flew to the north (8:16 p.m.) and then returned
to land on
the northeast corner of the ZBT. The tiercel vocalized upon
At 8:20 p.m., the tiercel flew up to the west rail on the
EGT ... then
(8:26 p.m.) he went to the southeast, shoulder corner of the
When I departed at 8:35 p.m. - the tiercel was perched on
southeast, shoulder corner of the tall COB and the falcon on
northeast corner of the ZBT.
Since I did not see, or hear
Boxer, I'll go out on a limb to speculate
that she may well have moved on to
explore a much bigger world than
she could imagine! However, I'll continue
to monitor the family from time
That's it for the
P.S. well, one other thing, I've been watching a pair
young-of-the-year Swainson's hawks just up the street along
Road for the last few days ... no surprises ... appear happy to
to the ground in the shade of a huge cottonwood tree during the
the day and appear healthy ... like our downtown kids, they're