Peregrine Falcon #19-0940 Release

Peregrine Falcon #19-0940 was successfully released on Tuesday, September 10. About 40-50 people attended the release. Dr. Ernesto released the falcon facing the James River, with a perfect view of the very bridge where the young falcon hatched. The bird flew smoothly, circled the crowd, and flew off into the nearby trees.

 

 

 

Photos by Mike Marra:

 

Falcon release in the news: 

Rare Virginia falcon released into wild after surviving fall from nest, WRIC-TV 

Bye-bye, Birdie, The Progress-Index