Banding Day for the PG&E Peregrine Falcons

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Banding Day for the PG&E Peregrine Falcons

I spent 20 minutes up on the 33rd floor of 77 Beale today documenting the banding of 4 eyases, (peregrine falcon chicks). Bands are put on the legs to help track this once endangered species.  In this photo, Glenn Stewart of the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group places a band on one of the two male falcons from this years clutch.

Banding Day for the PG&E Peregrine Falcons

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While that was going on, the two adults were flying close to the ledge…

Banding Day for the PG&E Peregrine Falcons

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In this shot, Dapper Dan makes a pass, the Bay Bridge is in the background.

Banding Day for the PG&E Peregrine Falcons

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For the complete spread, see diary page 4-23-2012 at raptor-gallery.com

Thanks for looking.

Glenn Nevill

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