June 07, 2023
- Harrisburg, PA
In collaboration with the biologists from the PA Game Commission, all three young falcons (eyasses) were successfully banded with identification bands. Banding provides biologists the ability to identify a specific, individual bird. It also can provide information on where the bird was banded, how old it was at banding, and its sex. Each young falcon was banded, weighed, and given a physical exam. All three had clear eyes and throat indicating they are trichomoniasis free. There are two males and one female - the males were banded 04/BZ and 23/CA; the female was banded 05/BZ. The falcons will continue mature and could begin learning to fly as soon as next week. Stay tuned to the PA Falcon Cam to watch them grow!