"Condor 392 fledged from its nest cave below the South Rim of
the Canyon sometime between December 22 and 23, making a few short but
impressive flights in the following few days. Both of the bird's
parents located and fed the chick within two days of its fledging, and
392 seems to have made it through its big leap intact and healthy.
Condor 389, Arizona's first wild-fledged condor this year, also appears
to be doing very well, making progressively longer flights and still
being very regularly visited by both parents. We all look forward to
following the continued development of both of these chicks as we move
into the beginning of another year and a new breeding season."
Chris Parish just contacted me reporting that young female condor
#382, that was produced in Boise and transferred to the Vermilion Cliffs
on 15 December, was found dead in the fly pen at the release site
yesterday, 9 January. The bird will be sent to the Zoological Society
of San Diego Lab for a necropsy today.
The Peregrine Fund