Date: 4/8/17 10:22 am From: Phil Davis <pdavis...> Subject: [MDBirding] Prior Maryland Prairie Falcon reports
MD (and DC ... and VA) Birders:
An update on earlier MD Prairie Falcon reports that you might find to be of interest ...
1. I had mentioned earlier that there was a Feb 1994 Maryland report of a Prairie Falcon observed at Jug Bay, Anne Arundel County, MD. The Jug Bay bird was not observed wearing jesses; however, the sighting coincided with a VA falconer's Prairie Falcon that had been lost. The lost bird was a breeding female and therefore it was not wearing jesses. (Also, the written description provided did not eliminate the possibility of a hybrid.) This report was not accepted by the records committee.
2. In my historical canvass activities of records committee "reviewable" reports from MD and DC, I came across a report in the Bird Banding Lab archives of a Maryland banded Prairie Falcon in the fall of 1950. My notes on this report say, "Bird was banded. Band # 54-711546. "Experimental." "This bird was shipped in from the west to a boy in Bethesda who lost interest in it."" This immature female was subsequently released in Frederick, MD.
At 01:41 PM 03/25/2017, Phil Davis wrote: >As you know, if seen over the Potomac River, that would be in DC waters. > >One caveat: There was a MD report of a Prairie Falcon years ago at >Jug Bay but it coincided with a bird lost by a falconer in VA. > >Phil
=================================================== Phil Davis, Secretary MD/DC Records Committee 2549 Vale Court Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA 301-261-0184 mailto:<PDavis...>
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