Peregrine Falcon Banding 5/08
John aids Biologist Diana
Malas, District 5 Peregrine Falcon Coordinator, and Dave Scott,
Research Administrator from ODNR-Division of Wildlife, in the
identification of the previously unidentified male (tiercel)
Peregrine Falcon during the chick banding process.
John prepares the high-definition video camera to mount inside
the Peregrine Falcon nesting box in an attempt to identified the
unidentified male (tiercel) Peregrine Falcon.
John photographed the agitated Peregrine Falcon parents with a
super telephone lens while Diana removes the chicks for
The male has since been indentified using other higher
definition video camera mounted outside the box as Daniel, band
D/83, born in 2005 at the 4th and Vine Tower in Cincinnati. This
bird had previously tried to nest in Springfield last year with
female Kachina (99/B-Toledo 2004). Their nesting attempt failed
and Kachina was found dead in Dayton this past Feb. following a
collision with a building. Daniel's new mate is un-banded and
The young were banded May 22. Miami, D/43 and
Kickapoo, D/44 are both males.
The Dayton Peregrine Falcons are nesting on the Liberty
Bank building in downtown Dayton.
Daniels's new mate - an un-banded and unidentified
Peregrine Falcon ♀
Daniel, band D/83 ♂
Daniel and Mate waiting for Chicks to be returned
The two young birds received their leg bands on May 22 at 10:00
AM. Miami, D/43 and Kickapoo, D/44, are both males.
Photographs below of chick banding were taken by press