Yesterday, the three Richmond peregrine falcon chicks were banded by biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. All three chicks were examined and appear to be in excellent health. As expected both adults vigorously defended the nesting ledge.
Measurements indicated that we have two female and one male chick this year.
Gender USGS Federal Band Aux. Band Weight Female 1807-65073 35/AV 919.0 g Female 1807-65074 36/AV 882.0 g Male 1126-11905 83/AS 621.5 g