Thursday, July 30, 2009

Momentary Lapse of Judgement

I've been treated to late evening displays by the 3 Riverside Church juveniles. Here's a compilation of my tweets from yesterday and a final pic.
1. 2 juvy peregrines high above the dwyer!
2. Peregrine over morningside3:13 PM Jul 28th from txt
3. All 3 chasing 3:15 PM Jul 28th from txt
4. 1 just crashed oh no going 2 save3:16 PM Jul 28th from txt

From my vantage, I saw the young falcon tumble 16 stories and crash somewhere behind the trees. Amazingly, with the help of some maintenance workers, we quickly located the stunned bird!

Clearly seen is the injury to the juveniles beak. Just after I took this shot, he vaulted above me and then flew into Morningside Park somewhere. Subsequent efforts to locate the bird by myself and RBS have been unsuccessful.

2 comments:

knithound brooklyn said...

will he be okay with a broken beak? Looks serious!

Yojimbot said...

Good question Knithound...only time will tell. I'll try to find a resolution to this. Thanks for stopping by.

J