Regina Peregrine Falcon
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3D feeding

3D was very brave male, in 1992 he was attacking pigeons and eating them in Regina. Here he is defending his catch in an alley across the street from his nest box on city hall. he was defending his catch from a City garbage truck. At higher resolution, you can just barely see the 3 of 3D on his far leg on one of the pictures.
Copyright Photographer: Brian Schlosser, Regina Leader Post

3D Tearing Prey

Another of 3D taken at same time as "3D Feeding". They called the Leader Post and their photographer Brian Schlosser was able to get both pictures.
Copyright Photographer: Brian Schlosser, Regina Leader Post

Adult Chick

One year we had a female to release and some chicks. The female, held from a prior year due to an injury, was rehabilitated. We tried an experiment. "Will she adopt the young – stay and feed them." She fed them while restrained there by a leather jess on her leg. When released she did not return. The young all did well with us feeding them.

Angry Chick

These two were just moved to their new home a "hack box" on the roof of the Regina Ramada Hotel (now Raddison Hotel) 1992.

BlueSky

A wild free flying Peregrine close up and going low enough to see patterns and colors. Here we actually can see the red leg band of our female as she soared overhead while her young were being banded.

CBC filming banding

Every year we are able to open the Regina City Hall Hack site, take out the chicks and place bands on their legs for identification when found or seen later.

Canada Life Camera

Canada Life donated the camera housing which we use to hold and protect our VCR camera – here it is monitoring the Ramada Inn Hack site a Juvenile Peregrine which was put in the hack box about 30 days ago when it was still a ball of down.

CityHallUp

They’re about 20 feet from the top on the right side (east).

Clcam Hack

The camera housing now looks directly into the hack box on Regina City Hall – here it is monitoring the mother and her eggs.

Banding with Ken

Ken Holliday (holding chick) and Paddy Thompson - putting ID bands on chicks before putting them in the Hack box – 1991.

ChickView

1985 on SPC (Saskatchewan Power Corporation) head office – we had the 1st Regina hack box - This chick is being placed in his hack box where he will be kept from flying by the bars on the front of the box.

Chick and Adult

One year we had a female to release and some chicks. The female held from a prior year due to an injury and was rehabilitated. We tried an experiment. "Will she adopt the young – stay and feed them." She fed them while restrained there by a leather jess on her leg. When released she did not return. The young all did well with us feeding them.

Chicks Sunning

"Adding to wild population". These 3 were hatched in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the U of S breeding facility, were placed in the Regina Hack Box. Age about 28 days, will be fed by us until they can fly and catch their own prey.

CityHallFoyer

Regina City Hall, information display for the public and a monitor of the Regina City Hall Hack site. We could easily see the chicks and parents.

City Hall Hack Box Site

The East top of Regina City Hall, has a built in hack box site. The lights form perches the Peregrines really appreciate.

City Hall Close-up

Regina City Hall, the home since 1994 of free roaming Peregrines and location of Hack site where we monitor them. This is a view of the east side where the Hack Box is located.

CityHall

A view of the Regina City Hall as seen from the Ramada Hotel site. The Hack site on City Hall is on the Left side (East, just above the 2nd white line near the top).

EggsMeas

Peregrine Falcon eggs – compare size to a Canadian $1.00 coin (Loonie) and tape measure in inches.

EggsTape

May 6, 1993 – eggs from Regina City Hall, had to be temporarily removed, incubated for a few hours while repairs were done at City Hall. They were placed back in the hack site later that day and eventually all hatched with parents incubation.

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"3D" was the band used to identify this male who liked to sit on the Ramada Hotel roof and allowed his picture to be taken with a telephoto lens.

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"3D" the Ramada roof with City of Regina to the East and South – He was a fearless father.

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The Hack Box on the Ramada Hotel, with a 1 year old female to be released. Some of our sponsors signs and logos.

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Presentation ceremony Sask Cooperative Falcon Project recognizing Ken Holliday’s efforts of keeping the Regina Releases organized and funded. Ramada Hotel, display that included the monitor of the hack box on that Hotel roof.

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Banding chicks before placing in the Hack Box. The lobby of the Ramada Hotel, a crowd of spectators and media. The hooded Peregrine on the chair, belongs to a falconer.

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Peregrine on its perch at a Falconers meeting – Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

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Roof of Ramada Hotel – taken from a blind, of a 60 day old Peregrine. Released there 30 days prior. The camera is monitoring the Hack Box where they come to look for food. We were providing food until they learned to hunt for themselves.

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Chicks from the Sask. Cooperative Falconer Project brought to Regina for release must be banded for future identification. This draws a crowd of spectators and media, giving us an opportunity to raise awareness of the environmental problems of chemical usage and the plight of the Peregrine.

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Chicks from the Sask. Cooperative Falconer Project brought to Regina for release must be banded for future identification. This draws a crowd of spectators and media, giving us an opportunity to raise awareness of the environmental problems of chemical usage and the plight of the Peregrine.

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4 chicks and a 1 year old female being released to the wild. The 1 year old was a foster parent until she was released. She did not return and the chicks were provided with food by the project staff until they learned to hunt for themselves.

Falcon1

"8B3" – She is the first female to nest in Regina and she chose our Hack Box. Here she stands on the perch outside the box complaining because we were taking her chicks to band them.
Copyright Photographer: Martin Keulen

FalconHead

This is a real close up of "8B3" – complaining that someone has invaded her hack box. We were banding her chicks for identification if they were ever found later.
Copyright Photographer: Martin Keulen

FalcTop

One year the Peregrine nested on the "Old City Hall" and we took this picture from above as it stood at the ledge 10 – 15 feet down.

FalconUpper

Another of "8B3" – the City of Regina is in the background. This is the typical marking of a Peregrine. Each have a slightly different pattern on the face, white or cream on the chest with nil to almost all black chest barring and eyes that can see their prey from miles away.
Copyright Photographer: Martin Keulen

Falconer

This is a falconers peregrine – a male, and he was being the center of attention at a lecture & slide show about Peregrines at our Regina Release Project .

Ispy001a

This is the 1st picture ever captured on the internet in Regina from the Regina Hack Box. The black leg band tells us it was a chick born from an egg laid and hatched in the wild by free flying parents. Time is May 12th/’95 – 4:22p.m.

Ispy001b

"3D" – 1st bird captured on the internet at Regina Hack Box May 12th/’95. He is a male – later disappeared – we assume died – cause unknown.

Mayor

Mayor Doug Archer – City of Regina – assisted in banding chicks at Regina City Hall. The city has been most cooperative and helpful in bringing the plight of peregrines to everyone’s attention, allowing use of the City Hall as a hack site, as well as providing moral and financial support.

MediaHack

Whenever the chicks are taken out of the hack box, as we are about to do here, all the TV stations want to be the 1st to air close-up pictures of each of the new chicks getting their leg bands.

PerBars

When the chicks were placed in a hack box without parents, they were barred from leaving until they matured enough to fly properly. They are fed quail daily but never get to see where it came from.

Perch

This adult was busy watching something else.

Perch2left

A view from the roof of Regina City Hall looking North East.

Perch2right

A view from the roof of Regina City Hall looking North East.

PerchLeft

A view from the hack box site.

PerchRight

A view from the hack box site.

Peregrine Chick

Just having been banded and placed in a hack box this chick is still checking out her new home.

Peregrine Leg Band

The red leg band tells us this is a bird raised from captive parents and released to the wild. The aluminum band is a world recognized identification system and has an address of where to report findings.

"8B3" is the female that returned to Regina 1993 to ´98 inclusive. Here she stands on the perch in front of her nest or hack box on City Hall.

PeregFalc

Paddy Thompson’s Peregrine – used for school talks, for presentations and slide shows. This time it is being held by Keith Holliday for the Media to take pictures while it is at a slide show presentation for staff at the Ramada Inn where the Hack Box was that year.

SkyLine

Soaring over Regina’s downtown.

SoarGlass

The glass mirror effect on office buildings can be a danger to all birds. Peregrine’s could be confused by their own image and attack thinking it to be an invader causing injury to itself.

Telepole

When the chicks took their first flights they sometimes could and did end up in trouble. This one was lucky, it did not get electrocuted – JUST LUCK!



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