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Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:25 AM

Road trip to round up a baby Peregrine

I'm on the board of Raptors Of The Rockies. During our board meeting last week, director Kate asked if anyone was willing to drive 3 hours east to pick up a Peregrine falcon chick since the AC in her car was on the fritz. No one said a word. I just said YES. Count me in! How many times does an opportunity like this come around?

We loaded up yesterday morning, drove through wild Montana thunderstorms to Bozeman to get the little dickens. She was a little noisy when we first put her in the basket but other than that, not a peep till we got home early last evening. Kate tells me she she's doing great and has eaten half a quail already. We nicknamed her Mambo since there was a Mambo playing on the jazz channel in my car but Kate hasn't decided her real name yet...we're leaning towards something with a fierce, wild Latin flair...Any thoughts?

What a cool day.






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Reply Road trip to round up a baby Peregrine (Original post)
MontanaMama Jul 2019 OP
riversedge Jul 2019 #1
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #2
Lochloosa Jul 2019 #3
cilla4progress Jul 2019 #4
wendyb-NC Jul 2019 #5
mopinko Jul 2019 #6
mitch96 Jul 2019 #10
Delmette2.0 Jul 2019 #7
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #8
Delmette2.0 Jul 2019 #9
hermetic Jul 2019 #11
Fla Dem Jul 2019 #12
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #13
Skittles Jul 2019 #14
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #16
blaze Jul 2019 #15
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #17
blaze Jul 2019 #19
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #20
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2019 #18
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #21
MicaelS Jul 2019 #22
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #23
Niagara Jul 2019 #24
In_The_Wind Jul 2019 #25

Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:29 AM

1. thank you so much.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:31 AM

2. You're welcome!

I hope folks would find this of interest.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:31 AM

3. Cute Chick.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:32 AM

4. Very cool!

🙂

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:53 AM

5. She's adorable

Thank you for helping animals. You are a hero.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:00 PM

6. i like mambo.

i'd keep it.
what fun.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:26 PM

10. " i like mambo."

Right now she is a pequeño mambo...... little mambo.. Soon she will be mambo medio and then when grown, Gran Mambo muy rapido con cha cha cha!!! Love raptors..
m

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:01 PM

7. You're awesome.

Especially because some of those storms were pretty bad.
Thank you for helping to save a baby bird.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:12 PM

8. I was just the driver!

Kate is the hero. While this falcon will live in captivity her whole life (she is imprinted on humans), she will grow up and be able to fly every day. Kate will let her hunt ducks like she was born to do. She will be an education program bird and be seen by thousands over the course of her life. Kate's current Peregrine, Sibley, is 16 years old.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:17 PM

9. ........



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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:43 PM

11. OMG! She's so cute!!

Good on you for doing that. I sure would have...

Last month there was a bird festival in a neighboring town and we went to a raptor presentation. The lady brought a kestrel, a hawk and an owl. All had been raised in captivity and were now used for teaching and were just marvelous to see.

I'm all in favor of Mambo, too.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:06 PM

12. WTG MountainMama and Kate.

Thank you for saving the peregrine. Although I had to laugh when you said "Kate will let her hunt ducks like she was born to do" , because very soon there'll be a post about someone saving a struggling duck, or stopping traffic so a Momma Duck and her ducklings can cross the road. We'll all be so relieved the duck and /or ducklings were saved. So it is a bit ironic.

But then I guess that's how nature is. There are the hunters and there are prey.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:10 PM

13. Well...ironically...

Kate and I stopped on the interstate outside of Anaconda to assist a Mallard hen and her 4 ducklings across the highway to the little creek which is part of wetlands recovery area intended for waterfowl production. It was part of the adventure. Mambo will grow up to be a duck/pheasant hunter. A peregrine has to eat too. I've been on a duck hunt with Kate's older peregrine, Sibley. Sib doesn't mess around. She flies super high...spots her prey and BAM! It's over in a millisecond. The duck never knows what hit them. It's how it ought to be.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 05:35 PM

14. "not a peep"

was that a pun?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 06:11 PM

16. Yup.

A bad one at that.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 05:41 PM

15. So cool!!!

I follow a couple of bald eagle nests and all three of their eaglets had to be rescued this year.

What fun for you to be able to help and enjoy and participate in such a hands on way!

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Response to blaze (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 06:12 PM

17. What happened to the parents?

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 07:01 PM

19. The parents were around

but the blackfly infestation was so severe at both nests (Decorah, Iowa) that the eaglets fell while moving around the nests, trying to get away from them.

The eaglets were still two or three weeks away from fledging and there was only so much the parents could do to protect them on the ground. When the raptor rescue people got there, they discovered the eaglets were covered in bites and, after a visit with a vet, it was determined that they were anemic and dehydrated and not likely to survive on their own.

The mom at one of the nests was recently spotted and her poor "chin" is covered in scabs and dried blood from all the bites, but the people in the know think she'll be okay.

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Response to blaze (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:24 AM

20. Thanks for the back story.

I’m so appreciative of people in the trenches looking out for wildlife.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 06:59 PM

18. K&R! Great story and kudos to you for stepping up!

She is adorable and you are a heroine for the wonderful work you do!

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:09 AM

21. Great photo and rescue story!

BTW, I like Mambo, too.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:50 AM

22. Thank you for helping.

I love raptors. When I was younger I wanted one as a pet, untill I found out that was illegal.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:29 AM

23. I'd love to have a Kestrel!

Except my son has a parrot...not a good combo. When he goes to away to college, if he takes the little parrot with him, I may just apply for a falconry per it to see about getting one.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:45 PM

24. Wonderful!

Oh my, look at this beautiful baby falcon!


She looks like a "Jazzy Mambo" to me.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:50 PM

25. Thank you

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