Posted by: grperegrines | 05/23/2017

5/23/17: GVSU Female’s ID

Thanks to watchers of the GVSU nest box cam, we’ve been able to confirm the identify of the adult female.  Her band numbers are black 29 over blue M (abbreviated: b/blu 29/M).  According to the Midwest Peregrine Society’s database, she is named Majestic and hatched on Madison Gas and Electric’s Blount Generating Station in Madison, WI in May of 2015.  As just a 2-yr old bird, this is probably her first nesting attempt.  So far, she seems to know just what to do.

We’d still like to confirm the identify of the male at the GVSU nest.  It’s a lot harder because he tends to hand off the prey he catches to the female somewhere outside the box, so we aren’t seeing him on camera very often.  If you catch a glimpse of his bands, or can confirm that he isn’t banded, please let me know!

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