I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Mary Ann, I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of this beautiful Peregrine Falcon up there. This is so sad. (I think PF’s have become one of my favorite birds, along with eagles.) I hope she left behind many healthy young ones over the years.
They were my first loves along with the hawks. She really was the guiding star of the local peregrine falcon community, the anchor. Everyone is quite sad but yes, she left behind a huge number of chicks! I forgot the precise amount. Should look that up.
Mary Ann I know you and many people are very sad about Princess. She sounds like she had many chicks and a very successful life there. She was so beautiful in the photos.
Thank you, Linda. It is a very sad day for so many. It is the equivalent of losing Iris except that Iris is an international celebrity. She was a splendid bird and left lots of chicks. Urban hawks face so many difficulties. She had great care.