This morning I received a note from Bob Anderson, director of the Raptor Resource Organization that I'd like to share with all of you, who so kind-heartedly purchased the Soar pattern. This is to you, too.It reads ...
Many thanks for your ongoing support. What can I say? You have made so many donations that I am starting to feel guilty. All I can say is many, many thanks. I will be sending you some DVD's of wildlife documentaries that I have worked on over the years. But, these are little in comparison to your donations.
I will also name a falcon in your honor. We have been busy banding young falcons over the last few days. Yesterday, we banded three young falcons at the 3M water tower in Cottage Grove, MN and four at the Horizon Milling stack house in Lake City, MN. Today we band falcons at the US Bank in La Crosse, WI and at the Bunge stack house in Mc Gregor, IA. On Friday we will be banding on cliffs near Diamond Bluff, WI and Maiden Rock, WI. Saturday will be a cliff near Waukon Junction, IA then crossing the river to a cliff near Lynxville, WI. Please let me know if you have a certain name that you would like to have for a falcon?
Many thanks... Bob Anderson
This note from Bob has just overwhelmed me. I would be very honored to have a young falcon named in the honor of myself and the Soar sampler. I'm just not sure that Brenda is the right name for a falcon...
P.S. Here is an article and beautiful photos, for your reading pleasure, of some falcon banding that was just done along the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin & Iowa.