May 01 2012

Henry’s in Ohio!

Published by at 6:30 am under Peregrines

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.

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)

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Henry’s in Ohio!”

  1. Mary DeVon 01 May 2012 at 7:01 am

    :-)

  2. Donnaon 01 May 2012 at 9:50 am

    What a wonderful job Dorothy & E2 did to help Henry recover! So happy to hear he’s nearby and looking so handsome :)

  3. John Englishon 01 May 2012 at 10:31 am

    Way to go Henry!!! We knew you could do it. Sounds like he’s taking after his parents in defending “his” territory :-)

  4. TheWildSowon 01 May 2012 at 10:54 am

    Well, of course Henry’s a BIG peregrine — look at all that extra nutrition he got, being fed by his mom all summer :-) But since he was the smallest of the brood and the first to fly, I seriously doubt he’s a “Henrietta”. Just a big boy.

  5. Steve-oon 01 May 2012 at 11:02 am

    That’s great!

    Has anything been done about those windows since last year?

  6. Anne Marieon 01 May 2012 at 11:29 am

    This makes my heart happy!

  7. jennieon 01 May 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Great news! Glad to hear Henry’s a big, strong male defending his new turf. Do you suppose Diana and Stator will let him keep it? :-)

  8. Jenniferon 01 May 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Awesome news! It is great to hear where the offspring show up and how far they go.

  9. Jonion 02 May 2012 at 10:02 am

    Always interesting to know the whereabouts of the Peregrines. Thanks, very much.

  10. Allyon 02 May 2012 at 10:09 am

    Oh, he’s such a pretty boy! <3 How do they grow up so fast?! lol

  11. Kate St. Johnon 03 May 2012 at 9:24 am

    jennie, Diana & Stator have abandoned the site this season because of the construction. Beyond this spring, who knows what will happen!

  12. Kate St. Johnon 03 May 2012 at 9:25 am

    Steve-O, no… the windows are the same. However, there are fewer pigeons so maybe it won’t be a place the juvies hang out this year.

  13. Kate St. Johnon 03 May 2012 at 11:51 am

    Thurs May 3, noon, this news just in: Henry has a girlfriend! Woo Hoo!

  14. Donnaon 03 May 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Good job Henry!

  15. Jennieon 03 May 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for the response, Kate, and for the news about Henry’s new girl. He’s not wasting any time. :-)

  16. Allyon 04 May 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Aww that means this clutch might have nieces & nephews in Ohio someday! <3

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