Female Peregrine Falcon released in Skawina

On February 6, 2021, a female peregrine falcon was released into the wild in the Skawina area. The bird comes from a nest in Germany and has recently been staying in Warsaw, where it often ended up in a bird sanctuary due to conflicts with other territorial falcons. We hope that the bird will inhabit a special platform that was installed on one of the chimneys of the CEZ power plant in Skawina in October 2019.

The female was ringed in 2013 in Germany with a white plastic ring. For some time, she resided in Warsaw, where she often came into conflict with the local peregrine falcon pairs on their territories. The bird ended up with injuries and was taken to a sanctuary, where she received care and was healed after another accident. The decision was eventually made to transport the bird to Skawina, where a vacant nest prepared by MTO was waiting for her. The Association for the Protection of Wild Animals SOKÓŁ and the Falco Fani group, operating at peregrinus.pl supported this idea and organized the bird's transport to Skawina. There, on February 6, the bird was released into the wild.

"Today at 4:00 PM, after 52 hours since the release, the female peregrine falcon was still present on the CEZ Skawina chimneys. It appears that she is in good shape - telemetry data indicate that she is moving and likely hunting successfully. Now, the most important thing is for her to find a nest," says Krzysztof Haja, who coordinates the peregrine falcon platform project on behalf of Malopolska Ornithological Society.

We wholeheartedly support the female falcon in finding the artificial nest on the chimney, but most importantly, we hope she finds a partner with whom she can successfully raise her brood. The link to the live stream from the peregrine falcon platform can be found here (click).

Photo by Krzysztof Haja


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