Banding Scheduled for Friday, June 12th
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) biologists plan on visiting the Riverfront Plaza building on Friday, June 12th to band the falcon chick and collect the unhatched eggs which remain in the nest box. At this time the chick will be 31 days old. During the banding process our staff will access the building ledge and gather the chick, who will then be weighed, measured, and fitted with two aluminum bands. The purpose of the banding is to provide future data about where this peregrine falcon travels to hopefully establish its own breeding territory.
The camera will be turned off temporarily while DGIF biologists are on the building ledge. Once banding and data collection has been completed, the chick will be returned to the ledge and the camera will be turned back on. Be on the lookout for a follow-up post which will announce the chick’s sex, alphanumeric band code, and measurements.