Early this morning, I received this email from Susan Whaley of the Peregrine Fund.
“Hi, Bob: Have you seen a fledgling this morning? I’ve had a couple of eye-witness reports this morning that one left or fell off the ledge last night about 9:30. Please call or write if you see any fledging activity.”
I emailed her back that I would go downtown to see what could be found. (The photo to the left is one of the adults soaring high overhead.) Before I could half way around the block, I received this email from her,
“The bird was rescued and returned to the rooftop this morning by Fish and Game. Reports are that it is plump and healthy so all is well! Thanks for the offer to look. Do let me know if you see any other activity. Should be a busy week. Susan”
That’s good news! So I took some photos as you can see below. Then I heard from Bill Boswell of the IDF&G stating that,
“All, attached is a flyer that will get posted around the OCC building. [I am a day late and a dollar short getting these out, which I guess comes with the territory when learning my new position.] Please note the phone numbers that may be of use to you: During office hours, 8am-5pm weekdays: IDFG Southwest Regional Office 208-465-8465
After business hours, weekends, and holidays: Idaho State Police Dispatch 208-846-7500
In related news, we unfortunately had the first fledgling mortality at the Nampa nest site yesterday. One of the fledglings died from a disease called “frounce” caused by an infectious microorganism that is prevalent in pigeons. This condition causes blockage of the upper digestive system. The Nampa nest began with 3 young, and they are a little ahead of the downtown nest; these birds fledged about 2 weeks ago.
Sorry to hear that Nampa lost one of their fledglings. But remember that 75% rate. At any rate, here is a hot link to the flyer that Bill sent. Thanks, Bill, we will use these or folks can print them out. PEFAFlyer2013big Please VOTE above and Keep Looking Up! You might see a fledgling! I will probably start to go down to the Idanha Parking lot at 10th and Idaho in the mornings. Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged.
Three eyasses on the ledge of the 14th floor, NE corner. Right in the breezeway.
See the one in the cornier sleeping?
Adults on the 13th and 12th floor just below the eyasses.