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 Post subject: Background on Cobb pair
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:47 am 
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This pair arrived at Cobb in 2010, displacing the former pair who are nesting nearby.

The male is Mitchell, named after Mitchell Byrd, who oversaw efforts to bring falcons back to Virginia in the 70's and 80's.

Mitchell was born within a few miles of Cobb at the Elkins Marsh Shack Tower in 2008. His band is x/37 and his federal band number is 2206-81686.

The female is Renetta, named after Renetta Cade, Tom Cade's wife. Renetta and Tom Cade stayed at Cobb for several months during the first falcon hack there. Both of the new pair are likely to be descendants of the original hacked falcons.

Renetta was also born a few miles from Cobb at Gull Marsh Nest. She was born in 2006. Her band is 27/V.

Mitchell is on the left here, with a small patch of white above his beak. Renetta is on the right, with a solid black hood.
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