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Heard today through he grapevine that Andamooka and her beau Jasper have four chicks - 3 females and 1 male!  Hey we're banded just today so hopefully I will have more info to post here soon.

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Yay, Jules' and Beau's young are reproducing. Loved watching them at the West Winnipeg site. :D

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Re: Saskatchewan / Regina - City Hall - 2017 / Jasper & Andamooka
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 09:29 »
Sad news x 2 ....  (thank you to RCF for passing this along)

Peregrine falcon euthanized after suffering traumatic injury learning to fly
CBC News  /  Aug 11, 2017 7:32 AM CST



Two juvenile peregrine falcons that made a home nesting atop Regina's city hall suffered traumatic injuries while learning to fly this week.

On its Facebook page, the City of Regina stated they were both female juveniles and one had to be euthanized due to a broken back. The other suffered a dislocated elbow which rendered it incapable of sustained flight. The surviving falcon will be sent to a facility in Alberta where it will become a demonstration bird.

The falcon parents, Jasper and Andamooka, have been sighted with one juvenile bird at various locations downtown.  The city says while it is unfortunate one is dead and another injured, it does increase the survival chances for the remaining juvenile birds.

Juvenile peregrine falcons have a 50 to 70 per cent mortality rate during their first year of life, largely due to accidents, predators or starvation, according to the city.  If they survive the first year, many of them live long lives 12 years on average.   The mortality rates of falcons living in human environments are similar to those living in the wild.


source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/peregrine-falcon-fatal-crash-1.4243242


FYI - the bird in the photo is Jasper, Andamooka's unbanded mate

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Re: Saskatchewan / Regina - City Hall - 2017 / Jasper & Andamooka
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 12:57 »
 :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Saskatchewan / Regina - City Hall - 2017 / Jasper & Andamooka
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 14:35 »
Very sad to read this news.  :'(  Hopefully the remaining two stay safe.

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Re: Saskatchewan / Regina - City Hall - 2017 / Jasper & Andamooka
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 20:29 »
This is always sad to hear.   :'(

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Re: Saskatchewan / Regina - City Hall - 2017 / Jasper & Andamooka
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 05:15 »
 :'( Although this is always expected at this time of year, it does not make it any easier to read. Thanks RCF for sharing this news. Thanks TPC for posting.  :'(