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Maizee, Peregrine Falcon
Updated 9/4/2022 1:40:26 PM 

Maizee, the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcons are part of the Falconidae family in the order Falconiformes.

Maizee Maizee arrived here at 19 days of age from NorthGenFalcons breeding project in Port Angeles, Washington. Breeder Aaron Smith had a second clutch of eggs from an "anatum" (Continental) Peregrine that looks just like Sibley, the reddish or salmon cast over her ventral feathers. The eggs were hatched in an incubator with some help from Aaron, Maizee was placed with the mom for a few weeks, then shipped to us by the airlines. Many anxious hours at the airports she was "bumped" three times, but that's another story...

I documented her growth and progress in photos, so check out page 2 of the new Raptor Round-Up on the Newsletter page. Maizee is "an angel straight from heaven" to quote a favorite movie (Raising Arizona.)

Sib is 19 years old now, and has been slowing down a bit in her flying. She did catch a duck last season, wow, plus has starred in 670 education programs. Maizee's turn, and her first program was at Nine Mile Community Center, standing room only, and already a pro. Plus, of course, Montana Public Radio Pea Green Boat with host Annie Garde! Flight training was on pause last fall as I was daily caregiver for my Mom and could not be distracted. We will resume where we left off when she finishes her molt in September. And sure miss Mom.

  • Date Acquired: 7/14/2021

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