Banded Peregrine Update

Late last month, we photographed a young Peregrine Falcon in Carlstadt — and noticed a distinct band on its left leg.

Because it is a first-year bird, banding information was difficult but not impossible.

We contacted Barbara Loucks of the N.Y. State DEC, who responded: "This was one of three young from a nest site at the northern tip of Manhattan… [In early June] it went to a rehabber, where it was treated for frounce, and then released near its nest site on 6/10/11. Glad to hear it is doing well."

The distance between the nest and the spot where we saw it is roughly 9.5 miles. Frounce, by the way, is an infection of the digestive tract.

For more on Frounce, click here and then do a search for "Frounce."

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