With calls out to campus staff early this morning to keep an eye out for a loose young peregrine Snow was finally located in a very precarious spot in the campus top carpark by maintenance staffer, Betty-Anne, so was retrieved by Cilla and brought back to the office for weighing and measuring. Car drivers would not be expecting a bird of that nature to be strutting around the car park so it was elected to remove Snow to a safer location. Snow will be considered a male as all measurements fit (more info from Cilla shortly). Snow proved to be quite fiesty and indeed without gloves Cilla would’ve received large pinholes from claw marks, and narrowly missed losing parts of her hand as Snow spun round for a bite, but all’s well, no harm done, and Snow was returned to the same tree as 2 of the 3 young ones from last year’s brood, looking a little alarmed but happier in his own space. Swift has spent all day resting up in the Concrete Hilton and doesn’t yet seem interested in joining Snow outside in the trees just yet.
New photos of Snow in the big wide colourful world can be found over in the photo gallery to the right, and further video clips will be uploaded tonight….
Thanks to Nadine and the Central Western Daily for today’s article too – appreciated, and to Prime TV for your coverage Saturday night!