- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Officials in eastern Iowa say there’s a new falcon in Davenport.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1A9LevJ ) that PD, the male peregrine falcon that has nested with female Scorpio in downtown Davenport since 2003, has been replaced.

Dave Sebben, an employee at the MidAmerican Energy Co. building atop which the falcons nest, says he noticed recently that pictures of what he thought was PD looked different.

A close-up of the male falcon’s identification band showed he was another falcon, hatched in 2007 from a nest outside the US Bank building in Cedar Rapids.

Peregrine falcons mate for life, leading officials to conclude that PD either died or was run off by a younger male. The birds’ normal life span is 15 to 20 years, and PD was 16.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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