- Amelia was born through a 1994 reintroduction
project in Greece, New York. Amelia and her mate are among the
1,650 pairs of breeding peregrines in the United States and Canada.
- In 1997, Amelia and her mate successfully
nested on the Travelers Tower in Hartford, Connecticut.
- Both Amelia and the male will help
care for the nestlings. They will feed their young the other birds
they catch while in flight.
- When the young falcons are three
weeks old, wildlife biologists from the Connecticut Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP), will examine the birds to determine
equip each three-week-old bird with metal leg bands that identify
the falcons in the future. The young falcons take their first
flights at about six weeks of age.
By the end of the
summer, the young falcons will leave the area where they hatched
to find and establish a territory of their own.
The peregrine falcon
remains on the Connecticut list of endangered species due to
its low population numbers. However, on August 25, 1999, the
peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered species