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Title: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on February 07, 2020, 08:32:40 AM
New site chosen for Elk River peregrine falcons
January 15, 2020

The group decided to install the nesting box on a pole located on Great River Energy?s Elk River campus not far from the plant, which will offer a bit of familiarity for the falcons once they return, as well as the recommended height for the nest and required power available for the birdcam.
https://greatriverenergy.com/new-site-chosen-for-elk-river-peregrine-falcons/

Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 07, 2020, 06:46:16 PM
New site chosen for Elk River peregrine falcons
January 15, 2020

The group decided to install the nesting box on a pole located on Great River Energy?s Elk River campus not far from the plant, which will offer a bit of familiarity for the falcons once they return, as well as the recommended height for the nest and required power available for the birdcam.
https://greatriverenergy.com/new-site-chosen-for-elk-river-peregrine-falcons/

Cool Shep!!!
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on March 03, 2020, 05:05:23 AM
Employees install nest box for falcons
February 14, 2020
Work to provide a new home to the peregrine falcons who usually nest at Elk River Energy Recovery Station has begun. With decommissioning of the Elk River power plant underway, employees chose a new site for the falcons to return to for their typical nesting period from mid-February through March, depending on weather patterns.

Line technicians set a pole with a platform, nest box and camera on a hill atop the cooperative?s native prairie, adjacent to the power plant. Next involves getting the camera that will monitor the falcons? nesting activities operational.
https://greatriverenergy.com/employees-install-nest-box-for-falcons

March 3
The male here is probly there now, perhaps Breezy too - or soon.
I am checking all falcon cams as the birds are pairing up.
The Amycam links are not working for falcons

Sounds like the 2020 cam will be QUIETER - if they can get a cam working.
Hope it has sound.  Sound adds SO MUCH!
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on March 30, 2020, 02:27:02 AM
LOOK WHAT I FOUND!
March 30, 2020

(http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/loveshower.gif)  March 28, 2020  Breezy laid her first egg of 2020 at 7:00 am

From Elk River March 24
Brooklyn and Breezy
have been seen in the new nest box, new high rise apartment.
We are working hard to figure out a new & reliable method to stream from the new location.

Thank you bcaw ELK RIVER
http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319


(https://greatriverenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/breezy31p_700-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on April 01, 2020, 01:00:34 PM
2 EGGS
April 1
Brooklyn watching over his two eggs

pic off bcaw
(https://i.imgur.com/vYlv0nq.png?6)
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on April 06, 2020, 10:28:59 AM
4 EGGS
April 6, 2020
https://youtu.be/5uCnGZ_HYTo

My baby Breezy always lays 4 and fledges 4
Such a good Mom!
I miss her parents at Xcel King - Xcel didnt show our birds in 2020

Large pic off bcaw
(https://i.imgur.com/BjyGXfF.jpg?1)



Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on April 07, 2020, 02:57:31 PM
 :)  The nesting peregrine falcons have returned to Elk River and have accepted their newly-relocated nest box. This is a remarkable achievement as there is no record of falcons nesting in a nest box mounted on a power pole and platform. Brooklyn, the male, has returned to the site for a sixth year and Breezy the female for her third year. As of April 7, the pair has produced four eggs ? another sign that they?ve accepted their new home.

 :'(   A team has been working on a livestream solution for Great River Energy?s peregrine falcon birdcam. We?ve tested several options and, unfortunately, none have been successful. We?ve determined that the nest box does not have the appropriate equipment for a viable livestream solution at this time. To avoid disturbance to the nesting falcons, we will not address this issue until after the falcons have left the site in the fall. We are sad to share that there will not be a livestream for the 2020 season.

The good news is that Brooklyn and Breezy are doing well and seem to be happy with their new home! We will provide updates on the pair and their eggs when appropriate.

As always, thank you for watching!
Your friends at Great River Energy
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on May 16, 2020, 05:16:30 AM
4 kids
May 14 from bcaw
Brooklyn and Breezy are enjoying their new home, being wonderful parents taking care of their 4 young.
First hatch was on 5/6/20 8:40 pm
2 more hatched overnight and the fourth one hatched overnight on 5/7/20.

The first picture was taken on 5/7/20 ~ one day old.
The second picture was taken on 5/14/20 ~ one week old.

(https://i.imgur.com/ra8rYAA.png?2)

(https://i.imgur.com/JyLEAeV.png?1)
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on June 10, 2020, 02:47:27 PM
3 boys and one girl
June 10, 2020

Oh PRECIOUS!
My baby and her babies!
She is an awesome mom

pics off bcaw - queenofslack

Breezy greeting me   8)
(https://i.imgur.com/ucUpYaw.jpg)

The quartet
(https://i.imgur.com/KEYGfVb.jpg)

nextbox
(https://i.imgur.com/Y0IhkWE.jpg)

Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: Nora in IA on June 10, 2020, 05:07:36 PM
Wow how did I miss all this, this season!  I just thought of them and went to the website and found out about the move and was going to post about it.  Guess THAT isn't needed.  What fantastic clarity and so forth with that cam!!!!  Hope they can figure out a way to stream it once the falcons leave for the season!
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: Nora in IA on June 10, 2020, 05:08:32 PM
"pics off bcaw"  How did THEY get them?
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on June 11, 2020, 05:59:48 AM
"pics off bcaw"  How did THEY get them?
The lady at ElkR takes the pics.
Not enuf pics - lol
http://peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319

Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on June 16, 2020, 02:00:22 PM
June 16, 2020
Banding numbers -
R51 (male) Hodgson
R52 (male) Falcor 2
R53 (male) Kerby
D54 (female) Kay

All have fledged beginning with Kerby last Saturday. Kerby and Kay continue to return to the nest box at night. Breezy and Brooklyn feeding both on the platform and in the nest box.

pics from Queen on bcaw
http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319

(https://i.imgur.com/yuPu5sv.jpg)
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: Nora in IA on June 17, 2020, 08:12:05 PM
They're looking good, thanks for the update and glad all fledged fine.
Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: shep on August 12, 2020, 05:14:04 PM
August 12, 2020
Elk River put a video together for us!
Picked it off bcaw
https://youtu.be/dgp4OB_SdSU

Title: Re: Elk River falcons (Great River)
Post by: Nora in IA on August 17, 2020, 12:59:38 AM
MANY THANKS for grabbing that Shep!!