The '92-'93 bird had a metal band on one leg and a red & black plastic band with
alphanumerics on the other, as I recall. I will have to dig out my notes on
this. That bird also showed up in late August and stayed through the fall and
winter. But it wouldn't be surprising for another bird to use such an obvious
perch, even transiently, especially with the abundant food supply (pigeons)
Q for the raptor biologists: what is the average longevity of PEFA in the wild?
Scott W. Morrical, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT 05405
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Quoting Kevin Cross <[log in to unmask]>:
> The Peregrine was still there as at 3 pm, preening away (thanks for
> the heads up, Scott). No sign of a leg band (with optics), but one
> leg was obscured by the perch.
> Kevin Cross
> >There is a Peregrine Falcon roosting on the big water tower at the UVM Med
> >School parking lot in Burlington today, still there as of 5 minutes
> >ago anyway.
> > I do not have optics with me to see if it is leg banded or not. It reminds
> >of the one that roosted there for an entire fall and most of a
> >winter 12-13 yrs
> >ago. That one was a leg-banded juv.; I wonder what the odds are that this
> >the same bird? Only one way to find out, I guess!
> >Also last Friday (8/19) I had a Merlin fly-by the med school.
> >Scott W. Morrical, Ph.D.
> >Professor of Biochemistry
> >University of Vermont College of Medicine
> >Burlington, VT 05405
> >802-656-8260 (voice)
> >802-862-8229 (fax)
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