I was forwarded this from a friend who has an island in Maine.  A nice story.
Carol Schmitt

Sent: Friday, November 25, 2016 11:48 AM
Subject: JoshFecteau.com : “A Falcon Named Feisty”

JoshFecteau.com : “A Falcon Named       Feisty” 

A Falcon Named Feisty 
Posted:       25 Nov 2016 06:37 AM PST
On Monday morning, I was counting shorebirds at a beach in Biddeford       when 
suddenly every bird in sight took flight. Well, nearly every bird.       
Glancing to my left, I quickly located the cause of the panic. Unbeknownst      
 to me, a Peregrine       Falcon had completed a sneak attack and had a 
Black-bellied Plover       pinned to the sand. In mere moments, the plover's 
life was over.
With my camera handy, I snapped some quick shots of the two (soon to be       
one) winged ones. When the peregrine made an adjustment, I noticed plastic      
 bands on the bird's left leg.
Reviewing my photos later, I was able to read the plastic markers --       the 
bands were black and green with white lettering "40" over "U". I sent       an 
email to Charlie Todd of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries &       
Wildlife and received a prompt reply. He told me that the Peregrine Falcon      
 I'd seen was born on a bridge in Maine back in 2009 and had even earned       
the nickname "Feisty". Charlie wasn't aware of a sighting of Feisty since       
April 2012 in Westbrook, so he was thrilled to learn that the bird was       
still around.
I've since learned that Feisty had a rather unusual first few years of       
life, starting with some fame as the star of a peregrinecam, and later as       
a survivor of a serious wing injury. Rather than detail his early years       
here, I encourage you to view this impactful slide show       put together by 
Avian Haven.


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