Date: 5/10/18 1:16 pm
From: Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Tragedy for Haverhill Peregrine Falcons
This is so sad, why would someone want to shoot a Peregrine? Tammy


On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:24:33 AM UTC-4, Steve Mirick wrote:
>
> As hard as it is to believe, people still shoot hawks. And sadly, this
> time it is one of "mine". The male of the Haverhill Peregrine Falcons
> "72/AB" was shot and killed in Salem, NH on Saturday. It was reported
> by the Salem, NH police department on their Facebook page and and on the
> WMUR television web site:
>
>
> https://www.facebook.com/SalemNHPolice/?hc_ref=ARQUDpa86lrEDFeKd5Gqh16zOAdCJXkp4tMguOcc6pY1AModKGk4WpwSUT13XYbtPsc&fref=nf
>
>
> http://www.wmur.com/article/federally-protected-peregrine-falcon-shot-and-killed-in-salem-police-say/20631208
>
> "72/AB" was 6 years old this May. He was born on the Brady-Sullivan
> building in Manchester, NH in 2012 and finally settled on Haverhill as a
> place to live and raise his families. He raised at least 2 broods in
> Haverhill. Jane and I were excited first ID him in Haverhill in
> December 2014 and were proud to find the first nest site for Haverhill
> during 2015 on the ledge of a dentist office building downtown. That
> year, he raised two youngsters. In 2016 he returned, but decided to
> nest at a different location. Jane and I spent a long morning searching
> before finding the nest under the Basiliere Bridge over the Merrimack
> River in Haverhill. That year he fledged 3 or 4 youngsters. Some
> memorable photos from his life including his birth and death:
>
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsjTCEs1D
>
> Our thoughts go out to the female and we hope she finds another male to
> share her Haverhill home with.
>
> Rest in peace "72/AB".
>
> Steve Mirick
> Bradford, MA
>

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