Unlike our study area near Rankin Inlet (550 miles to the south), there had been no previous effort made to trap and band adult peregrines in the Igloolik study area, so it was with excitement that Mark found the bird already marked with a USFW band…someone had already trapped this female elsewhere. But who…and where?
We e-mailed the band ID to Gregg Doney who directs the fall peregrine survey on
Great job, the connections between
and Padre are growing! Nunavut
Actually, this was
Joe Snyder’s first Padre bird. I remember the scenario very well, because it was Joe’s introduction to the flats (15-OCT-09) and he experienced the “black and white” of behaviors often seen.
We (Joe, Bud, myself) were just south of the silver well-head, after spending about an hour on a
Hatch Year male that would never close the 10 foot gap on the trap. We finally called it quits and were in a group, picking up and going over landmarks when an adult female bumped from the flats 250 yards downwind.
I was skeptical, because the
Hag seemed skittish and had probably watched our entire routine with the male…but even with 3 ATVs in the area, she came right in and bound.
Joe then worked her to hand.