Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on May 22, 2012.
of the public found this falcon injured in a field in Gilman
his right wing had been severed and, after careful examination,
we determined it was necessary to amputate the affected area up
to his wrist. With the high speeds attained by these amazing
falcons in flight, this type of injury is not uncommon and
occurs when the bird flies too close and clips an obstacle.
bird's calm demeanor made him a perfect candidate to become
Lakeside's first educational Peregrine Falcon. Since these
falcons roost primarily on flat, hard surfaces (such as
high-rise rooftops), he struggled at first with foot issues
until staff successfully designed correct perching options.
member of the Tundra subspecies, is presumed a male because of
his smaller size.
information on peregrine falcons, check out the