Monday, March 30, 2015

Welcome to 2015 Nest Season

Hi Folks,

It's warming up in SLC. Actually, I think we are in for a very warm nest season (poor Bob) as our snowfall in the mountains has been so small, we are likely to have no cooling effect channeling to the city. It's been in the 60's and now 70's for a few weeks and it's only March. A few updates:

1. There is construction taking place on the nest building (JSMB) but we are hopeful that it won't affect the pair nesting.

2. The adults have been seen from time to time around the site over the winter so things have been looking good....

3. Bob got a call yesterday: "Sunday, March 29: Call today (08:30 a.m.) from The Church indicating that peregrine on ground. I responded and rescue was made by expert w/ Church Security who handled an empty, cardboard box like a pro. I transported what I think is the adult female to our expert rehabilitator for examination. So far, all that was noted was a "mouse" (spot where a few very small feathers appeared askew and/or absent) on a wrist. Wings were "up" before capture ... looked more, or less fine. Likely trip to veterinarian as early as tomorrow morning. All I have for now. Cross your fingers!"
2:01 p.m. on March 30, 2015: No word from rehabilitator, so far, as to status of adult female rescued yesterday. I did observe what I took to be the adult male on the front board of the nest box yesterday at 5:26 p.m. No doubt, he's baffled, flying about, looking around for her return and/or some other female with whom he can raise a family"

4. Cameras should be turned on April 6. Get ready!

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