Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 16-1999

Common name:


Scientific name: Falco rusticolus
Date: 12 Nov 1999
Time: afternoon
Length of time observed:  
Number: 1
Age: Juv. / Imms,   so called brown morph; Plumage: light phase
Sex: Male
Location: West Corinne
Distance to bird: in hand
Weather: warmer / milder than normal
Light Conditions:  
Detailed description of bird: bird unbanded -- is it a wild bird or a falconers bird?  (see photos)
apparently  no reports of lost / escaped gyrfalcons received by SL.

Successfully rehabilitated by JoAnn Stoddard (puncture wound in chest).  Released to wild at point north of 2200 North and 3200 West in Salt Lake City.  Band no. (USFWS) 877-07534.  Release date: December 12, 1999.  Released by Robert E. Walters, Jr.

Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: bird found on silage pit by aids at a dairy in Corinne.  bird attempted to fly but unable to sustain flight -- put in box by aids     bird appeared fine -- cared for by falconer for 3 days -- still unable to fly    taken to rehaber - JoAnn Stoddard
Habitat: Agricultural
Similar species and
how were they eliminated:
Previous experience with this & similar species:  
References consulted:  
Description from:  
Observer:  Richard Schulze
Observer's address: 42 N 100 W, Mantua, UT  84324
Observer's e-mail address:  
Other observers who independently identified
this bird:
Robert E. Walters, Jr.
Date prepared: 12 Dec 1999
Additional material: 3 Photo

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