Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday Sharing

 Lady PF was keeping the eggs warm - and later in the day, dry -
An item was added to The PF's site
4/5/2019  ::   Sixteen Years Old: Life Expectancy of Peregrine Falcons
Prior to nesting this year, the current breeding male, banded W/V, had a challenger in a 9-year-old male (banded 38S). As with most species of raptors, pairs mate for life. But, current biology suggests the female is more attached to the nest site than her current partner. Therefore, had 38S been successful in displacing W/V, it was likely the current female would have accepted 38S. W/V was able to maintain his status as the breeding male at the ripe old age of 16 years old. For a wild peregrine falcon, that is quite old. Yet, raptors live longer than most people realize. Consider the following excerpt courtesy of the Cornell School of Ornithology: The oldest recorded peregrine falcon was at least 19 years and 9 months old when it was identified by its band in Minnesota in 2012, the same state where it had been banded in 1992.

What that means is that W/V is approaching a rare feat: A documented falcon that could potentially challenge this age record. In addition, the ability to know the actual age of specific birds provides another example of the importance of banding and how it furthers the knowledge of biologists
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 FoUR years ago today, NAK and I made a trip to ROWahNOKE -

 And sprung THIS Blonde -
 Happy Gotcha Day Holly - aka LITTLE - PAWSylvania seems to agree with you!
 AND now for some KHATURDAY - albeit for a sad reason - here is a better shot of #1's April Khalendar Khat -
DaBeebs has some health issues - we are sending our furry best healing hugz and khomFURt - please keep him and his incredible #1 in your hearts ******

Please hug someone close to you and try to make their Saturday special -

H&K,
All Of Us At NAK's Khottage

1 comment:

Molly the AireGirl said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Holly! Has it really been 4 years already!
We send DaBeebs lots of AireZen and positive vibes.