Hamilton Community Peregrine Project - Banding Day June 05, 2007

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It starts out like any other banding day. As always, Madame X is visible and vocal.

Banding Day 2007
Banding Day 2007

Banding Day 2007

While Jump Up - who this day earns her name by hopping up on a ledge - is left behind at the nest site, Blue Foot is brought inside. Here she is weighed and banded. (Note the blue feet.) A cooling spray of water has a calming effect on the little falcon.

Banding Day 2007
Banding Day 2007

Banding Day 2007

Once Jump Up hops back into the nest, the climber begins his precarious descent, coming down on one corner of the nest ledge. A swimming pool net effectively blocks the other corner. As always, Madame X is in attendance.

Banding Day 2007
Banding Day 2007

Banding Day 2007

Jump Up weighs in at a healthy 946 grams. (Note the large yellow talons.) Banding is followed by a photo opportunity.

Banding Day 2007
Banding Day 2007

Banding Day 2007

Banding Day 2007
Banding Day 2007

Banding Day 2007

Photos: Dagmar Rudzewitsch, HCPP & Ryan Laird Iverson, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

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