Aug 23 2012

Henry Is Just Peachy

Published by at 7:30 am under Peregrines

Pitt peregrines Dorothy and E2 would be proud to know their son Henry is doing well in Shaker Heights, Ohio.  Though he’s only one year old he’s set up shop at Tower East and can be seen there almost every day.

Last week Chad+Chris Saladin got some nice photos of Henry that show he’s nearly finished molting into adult plumage.  His back is nearly all gray and his chest has become salmon-colored.   In this he takes after his mother.

Henry was quite expressive while Chad+Chris watched.  Here he is “winking” at Tower East while half asleep.

And here he waves “hello” to his fans.

 

Henry is just peachy!

(photos by Chad+Chris Saladin)

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8 Responses to “Henry Is Just Peachy”

  1. Donnaon 23 Aug 2012 at 7:52 am

    So glad Henry is thriving in Ohio!

  2. Suzetteon 23 Aug 2012 at 9:56 am

    How wonderful to see Henry is getting wide coverage. He is a very handsome Raptor. Thanks for posting the wonderful pics of C&C

  3. kathy Bon 23 Aug 2012 at 11:09 am

    How does one get close enough to a hawk to read his band? (How did you know it’s Henry?)

  4. John Englishon 23 Aug 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Henry is awesome. Looks like all that extra attention he cadged out of mom and dad worked :-)

  5. Kate St. Johnon 23 Aug 2012 at 12:05 pm

    *** This comment has been corrected after Chris explained how Henry was/is identified. ***
    For reading bands, people use spotting scopes or digital photographs. Peregrines are often identified by photos because the photographer uses a zoom lens, then digitally zooms the image to read the bands. Many of Pittsburgh’s bridge peregrines have been identified this way.

  6. Anne Marieon 23 Aug 2012 at 12:54 pm

    He is certainly handsome! And this news has brought a smile to my face. :-) Thanks for the good news!

  7. Chrison 23 Aug 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Terrific job with your blog, as always, Kate! Just want to clear one thing… We don’t think of ourselves as photographers as much as nest site monitors and peregrine fanatics. So, most of the time we confirm falcon IDs through the spotting scope before we can get the bands through photos. It’s not always easy based on lighting and the angle of the bands, so we don’t post an ID without seeing it clearly ourselves. The first shot of Henry here is digiscoped, so we can get better zoom with the scope than a camera. Thanks again for all you do and for including our pics in your blog!

  8. Kathyon 23 Aug 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Henry is so handsome! Beauty has the salmon colored breast also! Thank you for the update!

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