The remains of Blythe, a peregrine falcon that had been missing from her perch outside the 33rd floor of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty building since about March 1, have been found on the roof of a city office building several blocks away.
Karl Rusk, an electrician at the Charles L. Benton Building at 417 E. Fayette St., found the dead falcon yesterday, said Sonny Einolf, building manager.
The remains were identified this morning by John Barber, a USF&G official who has watched over Blythe, her mate, Beauregard, and their chicks for several years. Blythe had been dead for at least a month.
"She probably starved to death before she died because she weighed almost nothing," he said.