May 01 2012
This news just in: Henry’s in Ohio!
If you watched Dorothy and E2′s nest last year you may remember their son Henry who made a name for himself in July.
On July 7 Henry hit the glass wall at SEI only three days after his sister Yellow died there. Injured but able to fly, he made his way back to the Cathedral of Learning where his parents fed him while he recovered. Before the accident he was nearly independent but the resumed feedings taught him that whining brings food. This made him one very loud peregrine.
- His sister Yellow died July 4
- Henry hits the same windows. Here’s what the windows look like.
- Henry with his parents in mid-July,
- Henry is loud in August.
Fast forward to Shaker Heights, April 29.
Henry showed up at a low point for the Tower East nest site. The building had undergone extensive outdoor work since January that culminated in three weeks of roof work in early April. This was too much for the established peregrine pair, Diana and Stator, so they abandoned the site.
Then on April 29 (Cleveland Forums user) “bobbytimewarp” saw a peregrine on the Tower East building. The bird’s size was confusing — he seemed large — so Bobby’s initial thought was that the bird was female. Chris Saladin stopped by with her camera and took some amazing photos while Henry put on a show. He chased a red-tail, an immature bald eagle, and a kettle of broad-winged hawks. Very macho! Check out his antics here.
Using her photos Chris was able to read Henry’s bands and the question “Who is he?” made its way to Art McMorris, Pennsylvania’s peregrine coordinator. And that’s how I learned Henry’s in Ohio.
Here he is in Shaker Heights yesterday. Doesn’t he look handsome!
(photo by Chad+Chris Saladin)