Date: 6/10/18 10:45 am From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lawrence Peregrines: banding article!
For those with an interest, a terrific article in this morning's Eagle Tribune on Friday's leg banding for the Lawrence Peregrines. The effort on Friday was notable in that Tom French, from Mass Wildlife not only banded the three male chicks, but was also able to scoop up the resident unbanded female, and band her as well.
In a further bit of very good overall news on Peregrine Falcons in Massachusetts, French indicated that they will likely be reclassified as a species of special concern at the state level. With 46 known pairs, the threat level has subsided sufficiently to prompt the upcoming change in a few weeks.