Banded Peregrine Falcon

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Subject: Banded Peregrine Falcon
From: "Don Ripper" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:13:54 +1100
Hi Marlene.

In respect to the finding of a banded native bird you should if at all
possible record the following

the band number;
where you found the band;
when you found the band (date);
what you think (or know)happened to the bird;
where the bird is now;
where the band is now; and
notes about any other marks on the bird.

If the bird is dead, you should, if possible:

take the band off; With some bands this may require the removing the leg
if possible gently straighten it as much as you can;
stick it to some cardboard;
write the band number onto the cardboard;
write whether you have telephoned the ABBBS about this band; and
send the band to the ABBBS.
The ABBBS will advise you by letter where and when the bird was banded.

The Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS)
Mr David Drynan
GPO Box 8
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6274 2407
Facsimile: (02) 6274 2455

While it may be of interest to any number of other researchers this is the
correct procedure and the central repository for all such data and the
authority for banding birds in Australia

Sad that the collision could not be avoided for these fellows are still
struggling to recover their numbers in many areas of this State at least.



Don Ripper
ABSA Mistnet service
Australian Bird Study Association
P.O.Box 36
Sale   3850

Ph.  61 3 5144 1212 W
     61 3 5145 7170 H
     0429 440 468  Mob

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Marlene Lyell
Sent: Friday, 25 January 2008 12:53 PM
Subject: Banded Peregrine Falcon

Hi All,

      Just on dusk yesterday, about 2 ½ k?s northwest  of Heathcote (Vic) a
Peregrine Falcon literally dived in front of the car being driven by Ian

There was no avoiding hitting the bird as it went headfirst into the grille
and became wedge there.  After extracting the bird from the car, Ian noticed
it had bands on both  legs.

I?m hoping that someone will know who, and for what reason, a Peregrine
Falcon would be banded.  Any subscribers who might be able to help with
further information or interested in obtaining the numbers and colour of
bands please contact me.

Unfortunately, I didn?t see any of this as Ian was on his way to the airport
to pick me up.

I?ve had a Peregrine hassling the Corellas around home in Axedale over the
last 2 weeks. I?m hoping it?s not the same bird.  The collision was
approximately 20k?s

?as the crow flies?  from home



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