Evanston and Broadway Bandings

Evanston BandingWell, I’m still too sick to attend any bandings, alas! But, I do have the skinny on both from Mary.

Evanston had three girls and one boy. The library generally names all of the chicks, hence the long tradition of excellent literary names. This year, Mary asked that the restaurant across the street, The Celtic Knot, be allowed to name a chick. She thought this was appropriate since we’ve used their outside seating area as a peregrine watching stand every year. Anyway, here’s the names:

Ean (F, b/r 03/E): This was the name the Celtic Knot submitted. It is the Gaelic name for “bird” – appropriate since Ean is, indeed, a bird!

Deborah (F, b/r 04/E): Named for Deborah Cohen, dedicated caretaker of several generations of the Evanston peregrines and watcher of the Loyola peregrines. I thought this was great, since Deborah has been such a great help and is a really delightful person. Mary told me she got choked up when they named her bird. I wish I’d been there!

Elinor (F, b/r 05/E): For Elinor Hoyt Wylie, American poet and novelist who wrote a poem titled “The Falcon.”

Aldo (M, b/r 11/D): For Aldo Leopold, an American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. He was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation.

And then on to Broadway, the nest with the largest number of chicks. I don’t have the names yet, so I’ll come back and edit this when I get them, but here’s the band numbers:

Female 1 (b/r 06/E)

Female 2 (b/r 07/E)

Female 3 (b/r 08/E)

Male 1 (b/r 12/D)

Male 2 (b/r 13/D)

So, let’s see, the score now stands: females (9), males (4)!

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~ by Steph on May 27, 2009.