Photos By Alice (mostly)

Falcon Release

On February 24, 2007, the Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) released a recuperated female peregrine falcon at a  New River Gorge site in
Fayetteville.  The young peregrine had been injured September 30th with a broken wrist.  After a long convalescence, and the tender-loving-care of the folks at TRAC, she was ready for freedom.

 

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Ron and Wendy Perrone of TRAC removing the young peregrine from her travel box.
 

 

Jack Wallace, DNR Environmental Resources Specialist banding the
peregrine.

 

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Showing off her new band.
 

 

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

A mended peregrine eager to fly.

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

Photo Courtesy of Alice Knight

 

    And fly she did!  She circled above us for quite a while, going higher and higher, until she was just a dot in the sky.

    It was a beautiful, but chilly,  day for the event, which was attended by about 50 persons.

   


Since it was a beautiful day and a wonderful location, hiking was in order.  Here are a feel photos I took of the area.

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These following photos courtesy of Jim Smith

Leaving Fayette Station road, headed toward Kaymore

Looking back at the bridge we just crossed

There was a lot of water flowing everywhere

Some of it had not yet melted

This is the trail just before approaching Kaymore

With the leaves off the trees there were some great views.

There were some fascinating vines everywhere

 

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