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2010 Peregrine Falcon Season Summary

Seven Peregrine falcon chicks fledged from Dairylandís two nest sites this year!

Four falcons fledged from the Genoa Site nesting box. Two males and two females named Rybo, Holy Moller, Ichabod and Lena. All four received US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFS) bands in late May.

Three falcons fledged from a new eyrie (natural cliff dwelling) on 12 Mile Bluff across from Dairylandís power plant site in Alma. This was especially pleasing as it was feared that all the Peregrine eggs at that site were unproductive. The chicks were not discovered until they were too old to band, so they do not have USFS bands.

This is not the first time that Alma-based falcons have chosen a natural cliff dwelling for nesting, versus the man-made nesting box at Dairylandís Alma power plants. The purpose of Dairylandís Peregrine Falcon Restoration Program was to re-integrate the falcons to this region, so the ďwildĒ nesting is happy sign of success.



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