As we mourn the passing of Grinnell, UC Berkeley seeks help in naming Annie the Falcon’s new partner


BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — UC Berkeley’s famed Annie Falcon was more dramatic than we could ever imagine.

Last week, we discovered that his longtime companion Grinnell was likely hit and killed by a car.

It happened right after Annie laid two eggs.

But a new male has appeared, so now there is new hope for Annie.

“We think it’s been there for a few days or weeks on the outskirts,” according to ornithologist and Cal falcon expert Sean Peterson.

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And already Annie’s new admirer has done a lot for her, according to Peterson.

“Annie was just, I guess, caught up enough that he rushed over there as fast as he could. And he brings her food, sits on the eggs, and then he does whatever you hope that the Falcon male would do.”

In a continuing twist, Annie’s new boyfriend doesn’t have a name yet.

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But you, the viewers, control the lives of Annie and her new boyfriend. “Cal Falcons” is having a contest for you to name it.

You can submit suggestions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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