Ready to fly

The Falcon Watch starts in the morning, and good thing too! It looks like Pringle is just about ready to fly. Yes, that’s the chick’s name, in honour of Gord Pringle, a longtime member of the Ottawa birding community who passed away recently.

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Rowena perched nearby without ever flying to Pringle’s ledge. She did, however, put on a great show chasing a pair of noisy American Crows that ventured a bit too close to her chick. If crows wore clothing, I think their pants would have been soiled.

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If you come by to watch the falcons (preferably as a volunteer!), check out this unusual black groundhog. It’s one of the young ones hanging around on the grass on the west side of the building,

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