UC Berkeley naming contest heats up for Annie the Falcon’s new boyfriend

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) – We have another update on the falcons that live at UC Berkeley.

You may recall the female falcon, Annie, having a new “bird boyfriend” who swooped in just hours after the death of her longtime mate, Grinnell, last month. (Obviously that’s how it works in the falcon world during mating season.)

So this new “boyfriend” needed a new name and after public voting it was narrowed down to nine finalists: Archie, Morgan, Alden, Ed, Lou, Takaki, Calvin, Savio and Ned.

RELATED: Annie was spotted with a new male falcon at Cal campus, 1 day after the death of longtime partner Grinnell

All of the names are related to UC Berkeley history, but ABC7 News Anchor Kumasi Aaron has a clear favorite.

You can vote for your favorite name on Cal Falcon Cam’s twitter account – and to see which name is leading (to Kumasi’s dismay), check out the video in the player at the top of this post!

Voting closes at noon on Sunday, April 17.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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