Scientists will be banding Athena's chicks starting at 9am on Tuesday, June 26. Science Museum visitors get to pick names for the little peregrine falcons: vote now for your favorite! We'll be closing the poll on Monday morning.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

We have to stop the momentum for "pussywillow." That's not a very falcon-y name. All of the other falcons will make fun of the falcon that ends up getting that name. Vote for anything else besides "pussywillow."

posted on Fri, 06/22/2007 - 12:12pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Last year's winning name (after the true winner got disqualified for being too long) was Starshadow. C'mon, guys. If we name one of this year's falcons Pussywillow, we'll get a reputation we might not want!

posted on Fri, 06/22/2007 - 12:30pm
Lauren and Diandra's picture
Lauren and Diandra says:

Go Pussywillow!

posted on Fri, 06/22/2007 - 2:09pm
Donny's picture
Donny says:

Your totally right!

If we name our birds Pussywillows people might think minnesota is kind of fruity, and we aren't and our falcons aren't too. Nobody should think that.

Falcons should have cool tough names that they'll like like morpeus.

posted on Sat, 06/23/2007 - 2:50pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Falcon banding is a wrap. The chicks didn't seem to happy to be plucked from their box to get their band and give a blood sample. As each one was taken out of the box, the others were united in a chorus calling for their parents to help. And the adult falcons kept flying circles around the smokestack where the falcon box sits. It was a great show for the early-morning visitors to the museum's River Gallery today!

posted on Tue, 06/26/2007 - 9:10am

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