The last standard time skEYE as I headed to The GKP to end my week -
And the view as I exited the parked KhrossTrek -
FB memory - ten years I stopped and visited the PF Palace -
And because I wanted to start my weekend and enjoy my Baked Potato Soup, I did not take time to upload the pictures in order - I let 'em load as they wanted to load!
News at the end of the post about the male PF -
As 'we' say, TALK TO THE TAIL!
The Falcon Wire was updated with this bit of sad-but-that's-NATURE-news:
3/13/2021 :: Update on W/V and 85/AK
Based on today's observations from the Falcon Watch and Rescue Crew, the tenure of W/V, the 18-year-old resident dominant male, appears to be coming to an end. These reports indicate that the interloping male, banded 85/AK, has been mating with the longtime female, 48/AE. To many followers of PA Falcon Cam, this is certainly sad news. Yet, it is important to understand that this is the natural progression and was inevitable. This is not to downplay the role W/V has played in the recovery of peregrine falcons within the Commonwealth. Over a period of 16 years, W/V sired 65 falcons, including the resident female who nests at the well-known location on the Brandywine Building in downtown Wilmington, DE. Hatched and originally banded in 2003 at the Walt Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia, W/V's longevity is also an amazing aspect of this falcon's life story!
This transition should be recognized as a positive development. 85/AK's arrival signifies the continuation of the most productive peregrine falcon nest site in Pennsylvania. Within a short period of time, eggs will be laid in the Rachel Carson State Office Building nest box and this nest site's productivity will continue.
Happy SUNday EvFURRYone!
All Of Us At NAK's Khottage