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Leeds Photo Gallery 2003

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A great turnout for the banding ...

1Bud Andress and Wayne Struthers ...

1Maya Basdeo takes Edna B ...

During the banding process ...


June 26, 2003 - Banding Day

A great day, a good turnout and four wonderful peregrine chicks named Albertus, Edna B., Leader, and Foster

Hosted by the Leeds County Stewardship Council, at the Charleston Lake Association Office


A quick pose with the 4 chicks ...

A close up of the chicks before ...

The Cadillac of hack boxes ...

July 12, 2003 - To help identify after birds after release, each of the chicks had several of their tail feathers coloured blonde.  Foster had 4 of her middle tail feathers bleached, Leeder has 4 of his left tail feathers bleached, and Albertus had 4 of his right tail feathers bleached.  This practice of bleaching several of the birds tail feathers is very safe  and each bird was returned to the  hack no worse for wear, but with a little added colour.

(Photos and observations by Mark Nash)

July 19, 2003 - Release Day

Foster exercises his/her wings on the roof and porch of the hack box on release day

(Photos by Garnet Baker)

Falcon Watch 2003

This is the only way to do a falcon watch: on the lake, in a boat, under sunny skies and with a BBQ!!
No noise, no buses and no traffic.  The birds here have it made!!

(Photos courtesy of Dwayne Struthers)

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