Nature Notes

July 4, 2008

A Peregrine success story

Filed under: Conservation — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 1:04 pm
Young Peregrine harassed by Mockingbirds

Young Peregrine harassed by Mockingbirds

The Peregrine Falcon has been endangered by such things as habitat loss and the effects of DDT.

It has made a comeback and often it is breeding in populated areas, sometimes in the heart of cities.

In Burlington, Ontario, at a lift bridge, a pair has attempted to breed for some years. It has been unsuccessful due to the contamination in the area it chose to nest on. a steel girder which had oil about it. This year a platform was made for it and the pair successfully raised 4 young.

Above, one of the young birds, is being harassed by a Northern Mockingbird who is unhappy with its settling near their nest. The pair of Mockers soon persuaded it to move on.


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4 Comments »

  1. “fantastic picture”, and thanks to someone for errecting a platform.

    Comment by owen weir — July 5, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

  2. Yes, I guess they pair took to it very readily. I don’t know who put the platform up, but good for them, I would have been too terrified,its a long way up.

    Comment by admin — July 5, 2008 @ 5:38 pm

  3. Good Photo, keep up the good work.

    Comment by Heather Wilson — July 11, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

  4. Thanks, Heather. It’s nice to hear from you.

    Comment by admin — July 12, 2008 @ 7:37 am

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