August 1, 2001 -- Mark Nash puts a small amount of neoprene glue on the stitches holding the neoprene harness together at the back of the transmitter.  This ensures that the transmitter will not come loose at this point.  The glue was not used on the single point of attachment at the top of the transmitter, which is designed to degrade and fall off after approximately one year, allowing the harness and transmitter to slide off the peregrine's back in one piece without causing any problems for the bird.

  (Photo by Emma Followes)

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