Isabella - Female

Fish and Wildlife band: 1907-02817 

Color band: black/red 74/X

Hatched in 2011

Banded at the Port Sheldon JH Power Plant (now Consumers Energy Campbell)

Ottawa County, MI on 05/23/11.

General Brock - Male

Fish and Wildlife band: TBD

Color band: black 22/V

Hatched: 2012 

Banded at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor on May 18, 2012

Meet our Falcons!

Sierra from 2018 hatch

Isabella in flight

Photo courtesy of Mark Thorndyke

2020 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and General Brock (both confirmed via bands)

 

First egg was laid on March 15, 2020.

Second egg was laid on March 17, 2020.

Third egg was laid on March 19, 2020.

Fourth egg was laid on March 21, 2020.

First hatch was on Earth Day, April 22, 2020!

Second hatch was on April 23, 2020.

Third hatch was on April 24, 2020.

Fourth egg was accidentally pulled out of the scrape on the 23rd and did not hatch.

2019 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and General Brock (both confirmed via bands)

First egg was laid on March 21, 2019.

Second egg was laid on March 23, 2019. 

Third egg was laid on March 25, 2019.

Fourth egg was laid on March 27, 2019.

First hatch was April 28, 2019.

Second and third hatch were on April 29, 2019.

Chicks were banded at GM VEC East on May 20, 2019:

EVie

Color Band:  Black over Blue: 47/K

USFW Band:  1947-33-183

Sex:  Female

- EVie fledged and then completely disappeared.  We were never able to locate her after that. 

Zora

Color Band:  Black over Blue: 54/C

USFW Band:  1156-26-776

Sex:  Male

Deceased: July, 2019

- Zora was reported to have been hit by a truck on Van Dyke, but we never could locate him.  Weeks after this report, he was anonymously dropped off to Dave Hogan, our falcon rehabilitator.  He was very damaged, unable to fly, and couldn't be placed in any educational programs.  He had to be euthenaized in July of 2019.

****Please note: Harboring an endangered species is ILLEGAL.  If you find an injured Peregrine Falcon, you MUST surrender it to the MDNR or to a licensed rehabilitator within 24 hours!

Blaze

Color Band:  Black over Blue: 48/K

USFW Band:  1947-33-184

Sex:  Female

- Blaze was grounded and taken to rehab.  When she returned to the nest, Isabella rejected her.  She was taken to the DTE Power Plant in Monroe where another female peregrine adopted her.

- She was captured and released at Holiday Beach on 9/27/2019.

 

2018 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and General Brock (both confirmed via bands)

 

Produced 4 eggs, first on March 22 and the last one laid on March 30, 2018

All four eggs hatched between April 30th and May 2nd, 2018.  Chicks were banded at GM VEC East on May 23, 2018:

Sky

Color Band:  Black over Blue: 49/C

USFW Band:  1156-26-796

Sex:  Male

Regal

Color Band:  Black over Blue: 48/C

USFW Band:  1156-26-771

Sex:  Male

- Regal was captured by Chris Balkwill at Windsor Airport and released near McGregor on October 1/2018.

Sierra

Color Band:  Black over Red: C/36

USFW Band: 1947-27-599

Sex:  Female

Vette

Color Band:  Black over Red: C/35

USFW Band: 1947-27-600

Sex:  Female

2017 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and General Brock

Produced 4 eggs, unsure of events, but no chicks remained as of 5/9/2017.

2016 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and General Brock

 

Produced 4 eggs, one hatched and was banded at GM's VEC East in Warren, MI on 6/9/2016

Caddie

Color Band:  Black over red: 87/U

Sex:  Female

Hatched May 19, 2016

 

2015 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and General Brock

 

Produced 4 eggs, 3 hatched and were banded at the "new" GM Building in Warren, MI on May 26, 2015:

Sonic

Color Band:  Black over red: 85/E

Sex:  Female

Hatched approximately May 3, 2015

 

Dino 

Color Band:  Black over red: 16/P

Sex:  Male

683 grams

Hatched approximately May 3, 2015

 

Chevy

Color Band:  Black over red: 22/P

Sex:  Male

685 grams

Hatched approximately May 3, 2015

 

2014 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and Magellan

Magellan (Deceased:  September 2, 2014)

 

Produced 4 eggs, 3 hatched and were all banded at the former Campbell Ewald Building in Warren, MI on June 6, 2014:

Warren

Fish and Wildlife band: TBD 

Color band: black/red 70/U

Sex: Female

Hatched in 2014

 

Flash

Fish and Wildlife band: TBD 

Color band: black/red 69/U

Sex: Female

Hatched in 2014

 

Lenney

Fish and Wildlife band: TBD 

Color band: black/red E/04

Sex: Male

Hatched in 2014

Deceased:  November, 2015 at Windsor, Ontario Airport

 

2013 Nesting Season:

Mating Pair:  Isabella and Magellan

 

Produced 3 eggs, 2 hatched, only one banded at the former Campbell Ewald Building in Warren, MI on June 5, 2013:

Amelia

Fish and Wildlife band:

Color band: black/red 98/W

Sex: female

Hatched: May 14, 2013 

Banded at the (former) Campbell Ewald Building

Deceased:  July 27, 2013

 

Unnamed Chick

Never banded

Sex:  Unknown

Hatched: May 15, 2013

Deceased: May 24, 2013

March 19, 2020 - a view into the nest box with three eggs.  Will she lay one more? (Yep!!)

A view into the nest box showing the four 2019 eggs.

Me trying to coax Vette into a crate for rehab when she fledged before she was ready.

Magellan

Fish and Wildlife band: 1126006700 

Color band: black/red *W/*A (meaning sideways W over sideways A)

Name: Magellan 

Sex: male

Hatched: 2011 

Banded at the I-90 Bridge in Cleveland, OH on 05/24/11

Deceased:  September 2, 2014

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