|On February 24,
2007 we released a first year Peregrine Falcon back to
the wild after a 4 month recovery. The bird had been found near Valley
Head, West Virginia with a broken wrist and transferred to
September 14, 2006 by the West Virginia DNR's Jack Wallace.
last month of its recovery, this bird was the first bird
advantage of TRAC's newest facility, the Flight Barn.
photos were taken by Kaleb Keneipp inside the Flight Barn's
foot long cage #3, the largest of the 3 interior
|The site chosen for release was near the New River
Gorge bridge at
Lansing. It was deemed appropriate because the bird is young and
without an established nest or mate and because the location
the 6 year Peregrine Restoration Project was being conducted. Should this bird decide to make the gorge her home,
she would be an asset to the project because she is probably not
closely related to any of the other birds in the
improving the gene pool.
in the release were Matt Varner (center)of the US Park Service
DNR's Jack Wallace (left), who banded the bird prior to