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Peregrine Fledging Success & Video Clips

by Chris Martin, NH Audubon Senior Biologist
The fledging of Manchester’s peregrine chicks signals the start of peregrine fledging at sites across NH. The site at Brady-Sullivan is just one of about 25 peregrine pairs in the state, but gets more attention from the public than any other. Since 2001, this breeding territory has fledged 54 young in 18 consecutive successful seasons without a single failed season.

Peregrine fledging 2018 – “Chase” takes her first flight off the nest ledge!

Links to some recent video highlights from Brady-Sullivan posted below:
First male fledgling (black/green 56/BS aka ‘Cloud’) left the nest ledge quite by accident (OOPS!) on Weds. 6/13 at 1:14pm …
Second male fledgling (black/green 55/BS aka ‘Wells’) left the nest ledge on Fri 6/15 at 8:19pm …
The female fledgling (black/green 85/BU aka ‘Chase’) finally left the nest ledge on Sat 6/17 at 5:36pm …
‘Cloud’ drops back in at the nest ledge on Sat 6/17 at 12:08pm …
Both male fledglings (‘Cloud’ and ‘Wells’) back at the nest ledge on Sat 6/17 at 4:22pm …
Much thanks to faithful falcon viewer ‘Yuchiretan’ for capturing, editing, and posting these videos on YouTube, and collectively to all the Brady-Sullivan Peregrine Falcon Fans for such a great job of monitoring throughout the 2018 breeding season! Also thanks to Single Digits & Genuity Networks and Brady-Sullivan Properties for their steady assistance throughout the season. Peregrine Falcon monitoring and management is conducted by NH Audubon under the supervision of NH Fish & Game’s Nongame Program.

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