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Title: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: mrsfalcon on January 04, 2021, 10:07:22 AM
The Great River Energy Elk River falcons are nesting on a 70 foot high pole-mounted nestbox next to the Mississippi River. Feel free to talk about them! We especially appreciate band IDs (band colors are fine if that is all you can get), egg laying times and dates, hatch times and dates, prey observations, and screen caps. If the cam is available, you can watch the falcons on this page: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/great-river-energy-falcons/ (https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/great-river-energy-falcons/).
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on January 05, 2021, 02:37:15 AM
Brooklyn and Breezy
January 5, 2021
I wonder if we can see our girl this year
I sure missed her last year!  What an empty year!
https://youtu.be/jkSdGjwYtuU

BANDS
Female Breezy 31/P lite blue
Male Brooklyn 65/M  red


Nesting Records
Breezy 31/P light blue band from King plant Xcel
Brooklyn 65/M  red band

Brooklyn returned on February 27, 2021
Breezy returned on March 1, 2021

Egg Laying
In 2020 Breezy laid her first egg on March 28

CAM
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/great-river-energy-falcons

bcaw link
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319

BREEZY - Queen's image, bcaw
(https://greatriverenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/breezy31p_700-1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy ELK RIVER Falcons
Post by: shep on March 02, 2021, 03:44:10 PM
LIVE!   :D
March 2, 2021
It has sound!   ;D

March 4
CAM DOES NOT APPEAR to be LIVE   >:(
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on March 03, 2021, 11:07:19 PM
The new nest box!
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy ELK RIVER Falcons
Post by: shep on March 05, 2021, 05:08:28 PM
March 5, 2021
It seems the youtube link changes daily - unfortunately - like the Dairy Wisc ones
https://youtu.be/ciyYAFrANew

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 06, 2021, 06:24:05 AM
March 6 dawn
no live cam
My guess is they begin the stream daily
Wasnt live at 5
Wasnt live at 6

waiting...........

BROOKLYN - MALE

(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2698.0;attach=551886;image)

(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2698.0;attach=551914;image)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on March 14, 2021, 04:09:32 PM
SORRY!  MY MISTAKE!

Looks ok now (4:07 PM)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CEkWCUEbPpREjGoYDLU5VRSXaJM6TYlcETqWg5AYnHwjG91gyefl_fSjnpz6qVOBFEEI5xNLxMVoAQJDRtTvDfSRoLwj7txYlXZeoxVf3nyZl4J1DDv7lwthrZg2fiRxL0r2VFGudvm0ZGqu_vegr9V9Xk4D3rLJ5_Na-xKyM92MAEUMRIK6t9RarL01VjO1DcQbkp1ykJuuU9j0C3iZP4F9azqrF28TwZ2o2mQngtFO7pA56Qr8M1OpuErCWBVDseVzuDPruOnAeT1g5-eoaLH1-HVAEPXsfcw1mKn5yczUhHO2Fy9X11SEyjSPnIbdhX6oaTVOQMaebC7fzee5nWtMmOeNn4EUpE0OGyrsiBvSxijv7h3ayrwBgXvI0AUBE6G10pUmIQKtQjuRjbFie7OnpMQdKrmabFKVgAp8W221UPJ60RyfRGJNWrz7Q0NUF_y205IvLWv1jKrryt2ywemXcgHmRYcq1hKIJnzo7p1cqF_EU2je-dvAqdnyafha1htcPdUIlIZDOP7gGtWL5dcmWUso74gTDEPuK-8cV7zq6VBCQCNUFvPD7Rrrv18y-N6Jd0c3q08v7LnbVkj-54Fg9GIiTLBMNL9WRRRwueyw4fHxQ6p3zw3YxsnentO4K_PT0iC4_ZHPrH1kiFat3gdmLm9GbUTebfDqw3Jg-VfWKetSlguQusUxlOIY-aF2ZnfE1INPET46d3Ncc4N_uAtquw=w766-h674-no?authuser=0)

I went to it from the RRP page......  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/great-river-energy-falcons/
Title: Re: 2021 Elk River (Great River) Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 15, 2021, 10:15:12 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/V6fwRTSh/GREnergy003.jpg)

March 15  SNOW
Elk River still working on getting cam to LIVE stream
Cam setup Looks good!

Images from Queen and Carolyn on bcaw

Terka, bcaw video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWGSjWSwsCg

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 16, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
March 16, 2021
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 17, 2021, 04:00:20 AM
(https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/068/953/357/original/5b2f3e80f89c74d5.png)

March 17, 2021
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on March 18, 2021, 01:30:31 PM
Looking good!  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 18, 2021, 01:39:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/nXNO1bs.jpg)

Queen on bcaw took this
We dont have access to that view
such a beautiful area

Brook n Breezy have been around continually

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 19, 2021, 12:56:37 PM
March 19, 2021
Breezy lookin eggy

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 20, 2021, 07:25:28 AM
March 20
6.45 am  Falcon arrives as dawn is breaking
7 am  Both went into box for peep n bow
9 am both back inside

Is today egg day?  We'll see

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 21, 2021, 04:06:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/oaTkKq2.png?2)
Above pic Windrider, bcaw


EGG   :)
March 21
4 am  There may be an egg in there
Breezy was in or on box side all night  :)

7 am I cant see an egg inside, but from her behavior, I will be surprised if there's not one
8 am Brook came inside - I hope to see his egg - Queen will need to confirm

Both falcons were on the nice playground all day yesterday

Here's where they live
https://youtu.be/cVZHIdHVu5M


bcaw
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319

(https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/polebox-1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 22, 2021, 01:37:36 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/vmWjQFz2/elknoodle004.jpg)

Makin whoopee - fertilizing egg 2

bcaw Carolyn
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 23, 2021, 04:23:26 PM
2 EGGS for Breezy
EGG 1 March 21, 2021
EGG 2 March 23

bcaw Queen image


(https://i.imgur.com/mUQJsMZ.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 25, 2021, 03:22:26 PM
March 25
3.15 pm - still 2 eggs
but #3 is very close

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on March 25, 2021, 07:40:20 PM
I tried checking in about 7:30 PM and the cam wasn't live.   :-\
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 26, 2021, 06:54:01 AM
3 EGGS
March 26, 2021
Dawn and still 2 eggs
11.30 am she got up and there was egg 3   ;D
Just after I snapped this image, Brook fertilized egg 4

In the afternoon Elk River switch view to pip  :D

She's had 4 every year
Mill Creek only 3 also - usually 4 or 5 - new female
Anacapa is stuck in 1 egg limbo courting 2 yr old
GSB male courting a 2 yr old, no egg yet
Chesapeak 3 eggs new female

Alma, Genoa, King, Sherco - no cams 2021  :'(
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 28, 2021, 09:26:08 AM
March 28
9 am

Link updated
https://youtu.be/cVZHIdHVu5M



Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 29, 2021, 08:03:35 AM
3 EGGS
March 29
8 am  still 3 eggs - is she done?


EGG 1 March 21, 2021
EGG 2 March 23
EGG 3 March 26

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on March 29, 2021, 11:58:32 AM
They're staying on them real steady and seem to be settled right down on them a lot, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 29, 2021, 12:18:34 PM
4 EGGS
March 29
The link died overnite
windrider Bcaw posted Breezy laid egg 4 at 3 am today
https://youtu.be/cVZHIdHVu5M

EGG 1 March 21, 2021
EGG 2 March 23
EGG 3 March 26
EGG 4 March 29


(https://i.imgur.com/cYyqDpQ.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on March 30, 2021, 05:47:13 PM
Way to go you two!  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on March 30, 2021, 06:15:52 PM
I really miss sound, Nora - but at least we can see them.
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on April 24, 2021, 11:05:36 AM
HATCH WATCH
April 24
4 beautiful eggs
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on April 25, 2021, 11:31:14 AM
April 25
Do we have a pip?
This pair is bonded very nicely
I hope no falcon fights for this box
They need a NO TRESPASSING sign   ;D

3.45 pm  It looks like 3 eggs have  a pip
They change places SOOOOOOO FAST!!!

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 25, 2021, 06:17:11 PM
I imagine we're nearing that time.......
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on April 27, 2021, 04:11:51 AM
April 26 cam quit
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on April 27, 2021, 04:29:03 PM
April 27
NEW cam link
https://youtu.be/AaKIike8j7k


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 30, 2021, 05:16:44 PM
Boy Brooklyn can't still for anything this afternoon!  :)  Breezy finally came back and took over.  I have to laugh with some of the positions the males get into trying to cover all the eggs  :D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fc4PxZh3n4MShPtlug_8y4M3himGhIkkhhQXUItp_cEw8zO8_yrl5t5fjJUCEjB4UHUi7LZ7b1fJBVnppLPhf93s2SLdSTrVDOPBQOXSL-OLrh9Lbq0tfxRzCzJQ5jGoiv39XeqgGzfCkgRltLJWC9Fw=w425-h431-no?authuser=0)

Checkingout the gravel for a minute...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3csIxvbmaC7ZTyBhg8oATbty-xoWwmolGfO63r9o3IP9ZXLXcJuJfXaI-w2xuB8GpGCnlyw2gxfgGjxGi6G-6rWgC6wXsDjLL1Dna6qJLtkoy5xVt4bMHXR6oQrLTZZjYKFB24fCE3AfrwHbEI8nBzI_Q=w433-h431-no?authuser=0)

There's got to be SOME way for them to fit....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e0a0XRqUewIh63xdUG-hXFipe4TFjGP2Q7ytxfOn7XazuCEficoks2YqFn9jGc-bUs8cjcVloGlcg30LLQQGrb7elNpBoCw3WlesjlgSkb24RK7xr0Tf6O9yzQk0EKs3K6Z-M4m3WyWguTQQ0GbXal8Q=w430-h425-no?authuser=0)

Where there's a will, there's a way....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dEtwen20MHKLSa3_PD-BypHkJRxviaG_rdvaBFUJrHswOxhUVn1zO3zUne8p7t09B7MmJvXhHfA_cL98cdlTwy010AxScUDaEvDWAFj7Kc28Lxhf20JxBN69VZ5Ozp9up0ZiQitsHY03tXc38x-eUksA=w431-h428-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eIZPCh7AbGcfa_n79-02sGO5g1UsSHb5ENSgSo4igWCBvyfu6sm3gSd7BRILRmzjaTQJCp-jBjkn5vQxfUXxDTqOSYUlgkhCow44ehOz3Vg_AB6ewPvs1llAn3b4JbCxXZoVDY2lku5FR8r7u4P3izRA=w430-h428-no?authuser=0)

Love the way his talons are back of the back egg...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cPEjlLPAdpkK9Jyg3vLbaZKwWiovrlK_DS26WdcV8PYHYhV1OypMWMZa8DcyNW4TYyW-5MCAUY2X0YwsoM28MMcMREA6nZ6SH56VrnHPsXsoPk2NXmQ3Ccm6ta8QDHyMBxcTp4z3RGtTbxva2cnPg=w429-h430-no?authuser=0)

Good girl.  I think the little guys need some time to stop getting jostled around for a little bit until the next egg roll time.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fKgiak1si1_XHWVYER8hbu_bA-SOl-r5QA1xjCf2BtvLwydrpaXa7ZG7YEA9N_CFSBgRNv4g-k5xtfzv_dmPiwhUbx9U5LVXMqoa1MPQQBYAfJStO7zdO6t2nj4ANx47yNm-CI7nymCFgmg0Q4eiDlDg=w430-h429-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on April 30, 2021, 09:16:16 PM
Egg shell 8:30 PM!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eB9dTamV9KlRGGuyX-Jb_GNT1sgq7vvO8SwwYrtUkZyBYuVSOn4g2sVAKBwqdVGdnXFJ4AQBf9g-66MNYKGL96HJ4SmPzihGa1XwuVxijmGskE7oq77PCt9AMtDV_MEKHxa4szi5vsEspCTN_I1iPGpg=w426-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 01, 2021, 04:48:25 AM
2 hatchlings
May 1, 2021
First hatch Apr 30, 2021 at 8:42 pm our baby Mama from King
Breezy is so special

pic sky bcaw
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319

(https://i.imgur.com/SiTmhu4.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 01, 2021, 10:11:32 AM
It's so cute........there IS A PIP IN ANOTHER EGG TOO.  I caught sight of it in the back egg before the fluff ball got in front of it.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cGbqqDf7j2At1a6Me9Li_Ge06cXofvm8J8pIBV2KBdYEGEf7C8Aba1heJr9BGnDALbiRc6BR-BDQCDgsKjreEpkWGjpva7W6piWt_cUZ27KPivOBhdm63m-jdr-0V0hgaLrYpHAcz0EWINHkvr-At41A=w426-h429-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fR1b0p6yX9xgxHNuRCwlF_55sI3Trif89H3DvQ3TD-ejbYR4MMC906aspiXsEzZq-6yM2mpkYy4rIUY-zS65gcw_bbqB4E8PZ9W5f0aMlNhfs4iq3hEQSTOOsTBQbT7LPCSsdKdogM6FVsbtSLWj00eA=w426-h429-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3en095-yKbPjjWgXcD7bVJgF0EKG79dojt73vsYR0qqvggNSbCYxZeB4sllYuL0bzPzNKru0y5Ml55kVar6khS5I4tXWHQa2uUlfjBg4MJnlfQta05iJQxxlaIX_caJCVZfTPZ6lOgAyTPX4f_qlpO9Gg=s427-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 01, 2021, 10:31:20 AM
PHAMILY PHOTO
May 1 we have 3 hatchlings and its not even noon yet
pic by sky, bcaw

(https://i.imgur.com/2utH8tZ.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 01, 2021, 02:10:38 PM
Knew I saw a pip, but we had to go to Decorah. >:(  THANK YOU!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 01, 2021, 02:17:48 PM
Wow are all three good eaters!!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f9Y9qUVDF1F4ljs1ZzskjwyUeMGo0o89Y929J50kpVkPaNyrlYWZ12ZYgnGqLVlv2q2-8zp_02yq8atCfBogBMwouLT5CdLQa4gu4vHu2e-ySIYKCWB9pdj_bcUn6J29utnrwlgWevtNsHcU8VjWv3iQ=w427-h432-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fTlMJYReNg7RsoG9Y0pCaro_a6jvG1gWq4oqPiJ9gBc8acF2-LH6KHuL7ZKaNnwGJfvHfrzGLUzhLM95BWdtK8_aIS7FWDOHhrRJU7p79oVFdDymuZtm6bSdHh1z8KH6VxT1-q-4K7Ew3xkuh7lXkRRg=w426-h429-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 01, 2021, 02:17:59 PM
May Day feeding 3 beeks
These parents are good parents

Nora   ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 01, 2021, 02:18:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 01, 2021, 03:14:03 PM
4 HATCHLINGS
May 1
3.15 pm
the 4th egg hatched!

Dad stept on shell
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 01, 2021, 03:28:01 PM
At 1448 it came out of the shell under him, but he didn't move much for a better view right then...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3drFtLFjXSHUA0PRUqlYP-f6FcFZnyHkfPe__FWAqnX3fLrfKjFW8QbTNPzDpx_bwVNtUwVicOkeHQ-kWtmzAU3iLKNNHYbEFRF3ywv_6dk5lwb7H-wMGsNs_BqmpH_hQvab8n7NYMDIbx2x-TEEvHOEA=w428-h429-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dw9Sa-9i7d4RZE1joqkMxnav0dy-UMuE9pQ-0xM3ntNwASpd39H1nkLfG09oPlfbxjAJsvJyQO2S0fQi5Rgqf6c-qt71yEDo-oJIJ-m96Pu1aQsFeW6kgtrh3hM9w2N6AcKDtev8ETqmBZyhQjjXiooA=w425-h428-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cFi5XRYZT-UX3jXVP0LdnlFMzLT7edgMjV_-BzgBQWth64NCCYtYPfdfj5JdjN88R8kPzyxuMI5YbbOieauP9rnhy8E4wWfLsejJsRsBPDztrS28dXW3DC2xHAO_Qd3kcRAENRqoGtRXjYmLRL-9nXCw=s428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 04, 2021, 03:20:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/uulMibc.jpg)

sky bcaw
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 04, 2021, 06:22:07 PM
I just love them when they're all white and fluffy.....(insert heart)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 07, 2021, 08:07:41 PM
Earlier this morning........wild "hair" day?  ;)  Not really.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fNrp0RoFYbsn8bSmEp8mgm8LJHN05Er2zG-M8-vnyHum9_36FsVXWA33cWZHqlYu7YL72JXr_LATaKdWRR5vLgK9phuOus7xy6weQzWdL0cfyIlHuLspO8mRmFi9X6y65HQBx6MwKDTpqknHT5T9siXw=w573-h578-no?authuser=0)

Noon............
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ftD_UXtezD6XWLArgOqypwhsLbIqytdLCUlZQsZGZmBGXSXLmHMvpnfrrdZWG_XdK8au1NNxNK2lBpGXqPDo9OB5ivZlOMY_O_7NZH0RNAFKlNvfGh6glM1gWUPthGuJ_gqv01dVSXbgWLy4V95Ittcg=w575-h574-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 08, 2021, 02:52:15 AM
Nice pics Nora
Dad fed the kids yesterday
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 10, 2021, 11:28:58 AM
May 10
sky pic, bcaw

(https://i.imgur.com/MpRhLUN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qdA2JeH.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 12, 2021, 01:59:55 PM
NEW LINK May 12
https://youtu.be/TNQy0BiRCSg

Story
 Peregrines nest atop a pole, after GRE plant is demolished
 May 11, 2021
https://www.hometownsource.com/elk_river_star_news/peregrines-nest-atop-a-pole-after-gre-plant-is-demolished/article_960a6fee-b29d-11eb-abdf-f7cbd2319fbd.html
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 16, 2021, 09:47:22 AM
INJUN
May 16, 2021
One of the kids has a black feather stuck on his head
and calls it Macaroni - or injun
https://youtu.be/TNQy0BiRCSg

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 20, 2021, 04:08:42 AM
BANDING DAY
May 20, 2021  Thurssday
9:00 CST we will be banding the littles & performing maintenance on the box as well as cleaning the cameras.
We hope to leave the camera streams live.
https://youtu.be/TNQy0BiRCSg

9.30 am  The babies are below
Parents flew around, watching
One parent landed on that lamp pole a foot from the 2 people!
They've been thru this every year

Just before going down ladder they sprayed the cam, washed it

In pic 4 do you see parent peeking back there?  :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 20, 2021, 10:37:11 AM
Those are some big "littles"!!!  Is that Amy in the last picture?
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 20, 2021, 10:50:34 AM
AFTERBLING
At 2 pm they had a goiod feeding.
BOTH parents were inside at one point
You feed the girls, I'll feed the guys.  :D

I dunno Nora, no names on helmets  8)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 20, 2021, 05:03:47 PM
Big kids. :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 22, 2021, 06:01:44 AM
May 22, 2021
They just had brekky.
Kept waiting to get all 4, one was behind parent - and missed the shot
BOTH parents flew inside at the same time.
They looked at each other and one left

Nora, can you get band numbers?  Names?
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on May 22, 2021, 04:07:05 PM
I can try.
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 25, 2021, 03:37:56 PM
BANDING
2 boys
2 girls
Breezy knows how to manage!  haha

QoS / bcaw -

2 males
 04/U Sawyer and 05/U Todd

2 females
 H/21 Joe'l and H/22 Eleanor


Does the falcon know she is hyphenated?
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 29, 2021, 10:44:39 AM
May 29, 2021
bcaw cat pic

(https://i.imgur.com/kcMcXxT.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on May 31, 2021, 02:56:54 PM
May 31, 2021
They've gotten dark in 2 days!
All 4 are there and healthy
Dad's perched to our right - not in pic
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 02, 2021, 05:01:49 AM
June 1
Four

cat, bcaw pic

(https://i.imgur.com/rP8Om8z.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 03, 2021, 10:45:21 AM
Chick battles Mom
https://youtu.be/MTGCvdRhN-c

from bcaw

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on June 04, 2021, 11:38:12 AM
That one ought to do well in the future!!!  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 06, 2021, 10:54:14 AM
June 6, 2021
Wont see them for long!
Lookit him - sleek n ready to fledge!
BOTH Mill Creek Ky fledged - it felt sudden.
Baltimore - Chesapeak about to also

Great thing about Elk River they dont vanish.
We will get to see them play all over that roof

from bcaw
(https://i.imgur.com/vXX5nwK.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 07, 2021, 05:12:27 AM
ONE WENT OUT
June 7, 2021  dawn
Mom n Dad keep a very close eye on them.
I see one parent standing behind the box, or on top of it.
Easy to see why Brook n Breezy are such great, successful parents!
Breezy didnt lose any young her first brood.  ;)

5.45 am  one ventured way out - nearly out of cam view - and flapped away


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 07, 2021, 03:44:17 PM
June 7
Its so adorable how both parents guard these kids.
See Mom back there?
Parents hang there or roof or perch on our left

5 pm they all lined up for a portrait
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on June 07, 2021, 06:03:03 PM
One more parent and we could have had a whole family portrait.  Nice catch!
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 08, 2021, 06:08:44 AM
ROOFING!
June 8, 2021  dawn
6 am  one jumped to outer perch, then launched onto the roof
The audience of 3 siblings and a parent observed the flappings
Oboy does he look happy!  hahahaa

Lack of branchs so I guess roofing is the equivalent of branching.  8)


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 08, 2021, 02:58:11 PM
June 8, 2021 
3 pm  Male #2 exits and flaps away
You can barely see Male #1 behind him - only see talons
The girls (I presume) still inside

I say males only because they usually fledge first
I've tried to read tags - I cant

2 juvies on the roof!
6.30 pm  The 2nd juvie just jumped over the one on the roof!








Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 09, 2021, 05:20:33 AM
June 9 Wednesday
All 4 spent the night inside the box
5.15 am  2 hopped down to the roof.
Thats NOT a flight, its just a hop - barely more than sliding off perch onto roof - slight hop
One ran behind the box.  They sure seem happy n free
Did parents leave prey back there - was that their stash?  NOT ANY MORE!
Both kids got a prey

#3 went down on the roof but didnt stay long.  Jumped back up



Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 09, 2021, 04:11:41 PM
June 9, 2021
Seems one may be on the ground.
Cam just panned the ground area
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL area!
Those trains go by all day long

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 10, 2021, 01:56:22 AM
FLEDGE
June 10, 2021
2 am found all for in/on the nestbox together
5.30 am  3 left and were spaced out on both sides of box
7 am One juvie perched up on post!  ;D

I scrolled back - it looks like one fledged June 9
It flew back up to the roof and joined its siblings.

This pic leaves more questions than answers?
Was #4 just behind the box?
Has it fledged - did it fly up from below?

LIVE CAM
https://youtu.be/TNQy0BiRCSg

from cat - bcaw
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319

(https://i.imgur.com/qXJZVsl.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 10, 2021, 12:45:41 PM
Behind the nestbox is a play area
Our Elkettes treat falcons like family!
Queen posted on bcaw

(https://i.imgur.com/Iytf1DI.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 11, 2021, 02:49:52 AM
June 11
I didnt take pics June 10, too busy.
I did see the crazy happy bums!
One laid on the edge near cam, one wing hung over the side. :nailbite:
One was perching facing cam left on a perch below roof still on cam
Exploring they are

cat bcaw pic

(https://i.imgur.com/VjoBs3c.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 11, 2021, 05:23:27 AM
KRAZY KIDZ
June 11, 2021
All 4 at nestbox overnite
5 am  3 exited to roof
The juvies are just nuts this morning.
They are running flying chasing, just being cray
2 flew up on top of box roof
One really likes Brooklyn's perch in back, cam left

5.20 am Oh hey!  The 4th left the box for the outer perch cam left - nearly offcam

11 am  I caught the family - just as Dad took off


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 13, 2021, 02:25:09 AM
June 13, 2021
I see 3 juvies perched on the front of the nestbox, parent on guard behind
5 pm  I see all 4 juvies and Mom

Late yesterday cat saw all 4 juvies

from cat - bcaw
She took this late June 12
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319


(https://i.imgur.com/MclBbAy.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on June 13, 2021, 10:56:26 PM
Gonna miss them, but good to see them acting like falcons now instead of the cute fluff balls
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 14, 2021, 04:22:01 AM
NORMAL KIDS
June 14, 2021
Just normal falcon family
Flapping and flopping, jumping and hopping
Parents patient guardians

This nestbox isnt the pigpen some are

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 16, 2021, 04:23:45 AM
June 16, 2021 dawn
I see 3 headless juvies perched on the nestbox
Mom awake on duty at the back corner of the roof
If Juvie #4 has fledged, it was ready.
It may be at the back
The Elks will inform us.

pic by bcaw cat
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=319

(https://i.imgur.com/NoxcFga.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 16, 2021, 02:40:39 PM
From Elk River staff June 16

We no longer have access to the back camera. As far as I can tell, this morning the 3 that were in the nest box were the two females H21 & H22 and one male 05/U. I'm pretty sure all 4 have fledged.

FYI - the cameras will be offline sometime between now and Friday for the monthly server patching.
 --------------------------

AWWWWW .....
Another happy sad moment.
YAY our babies are growing up, doing what is natural.
*SNIFF* We wont see em anymore

Another joyously successful year for Brook n Breezy
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 17, 2021, 02:35:11 AM
ALL 4 FLEDGED!
June 17, 2021
3 juvies spent the night perched on the box edge.
I watched them.  They preened and screamed
They went to top of nestbox and had a little fight.
Then 2 of them fledged from there off the EAST side.
Juvie #4 said - WAIT FOR ME! and fledged east off rooftop.
I think the first one fledged June 16 and is on the east side.

Cam is on the south side - cooler up north - behind the box during day
They are flying around on the roof, fly on top of nestbox and scream at Mom hiding inside box.
I saw all 3 juvies up on the roof June 16
They'll be gone soon - but not yet.

One male may have fledged and not returned.

TOO EARLY to turn cam off

pic cat bcaw
(https://i.imgur.com/3ZT25sd.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 17, 2021, 01:06:52 PM
June 17, 2021
I went to the link I had - no cam
First thing I see on new link is a juvie eating ON TOP of the nestbox

NEW LINK
https://youtu.be/Hm3uioj7dT4

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 18, 2021, 02:32:24 AM
June 18
3 juvies perched on box perch overnite.
They flew up from below somewhere.
I wonder about #4
The people around there have to HEAR him!

5 pm One juvie flopped on roof in shade of house
2 more juvies fly up together, they greet each other and all go behind the house.
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 20, 2021, 02:58:33 AM
June 20, 2021
3 am SONday
Those 3 juvies are perched on the box perchs
They still come home overnite about 5 pm or so

but WHAT happened to #4 ?

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 23, 2021, 06:11:50 AM
ALL GONE
June 23, 2021  dawn

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 24, 2021, 03:18:35 AM
Back together
June 24, 2021 
Tstorms, lgithning

 ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on June 29, 2021, 05:18:12 PM
Here's the new link
https://youtu.be/3NJjZSFt3Q8

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on July 02, 2021, 07:52:28 AM

Happy 4th

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on July 05, 2021, 03:34:54 AM
Do falcons fly at night?
July 5, 2021
3 am  Breezy was perched on box and suddenly went on alert.
Look around, took off.
Later return to perch and watch
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on July 10, 2021, 06:02:38 PM
NICE VISIT
July 10, 2021
I was so happy to see our juvies visit!
I clicked in and saw a bloody mess on the roof.
I DVR'd back and found 2 juvies home


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: Nora in IA on July 19, 2021, 10:39:14 PM
Was there ever any news on the 4th one?
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on July 20, 2021, 02:26:57 AM
Was there ever any news on the 4th one?

No - and that always makes me think the worst
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on July 25, 2021, 05:59:14 AM
July 25, 2021
Brook n Breezy renew their bond
I havent seen any of the juvies recently


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on July 28, 2021, 06:25:56 PM
July 28, 2021
One of the juvies stopped by briefly today
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on August 08, 2021, 02:32:38 AM
August 8, 2021
Mom is around
A juvie drops by sometimes
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on August 12, 2021, 05:25:40 AM
August 12, 2021
Mama Breezy spent the night perched at home.
I love seeing her

3 am she bagged HUGE prey - pigeon?
I had no idea a falcon hunted at night!


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on August 15, 2021, 10:16:05 AM
KESTREL!
August 15, 2021  SONday
Mama Breezy was here early

10 am  I saw what I thot was Brook on the roof
BUT IT WAS A KESTREL!  I think male

I used DVR to go back n forth and got 3 images

Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin has a kestrel cam
They fledged 5 this year - 2021
Could this be a fledgling lookin for a home?

I am very surprsed he flitted around so long without our pair chasing him off

This cam stream isnt smooth, so he appeared on roof - GONE like a fly - POOF -
appeared below - POOF
appeared back on the roof  ;D

Delightful to see!


Kestrel cam
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2533.75

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on August 17, 2021, 10:38:16 AM
August 17, 2021 
Mama Breezy was here all night.
She appeared to be awake all night - why?
The 2 of them went inside and renewed their bond.
Sweet


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on August 19, 2021, 02:21:50 AM
NEW CAM LINK
August 19, 2021   from Elk River QoS
The cam will be less available and turned off at some point soon.
During the next week I will be patching the server and at that point I will not be bringing it back online until next season.

Here's the temporary link:
https://youtu.be/jkSdGjwYtuU

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on August 22, 2021, 06:56:13 AM
August 22, 2021 Sonday
Breezy perched on box perch all night.
6.30 am she took off upward like a rocket

I am reasonably sure Breezy is contending with an intruder.
Several of her behaviors could indicate this.
Yesterday her breast appeared bloody - yes, could be prey ...
She's been hyper watchful

With no sound, its hard to tell.
The only further clue was the male kestrel I saw here last week.
But a little kestrel is no match for a falcon

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on August 29, 2021, 08:10:15 AM
August 29, 2021 Sonday
Breezy appeared this morning
I dont see her much - she appears then is gone

I saw 2 falcons on cam - but I am not certain if the second was Brooklyn or another.

Do the Elk River falcons migrate?




Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 02, 2021, 07:02:16 AM
2 BIRDS
Sept 2, 2021
I usually only see one falcon, Breezy
I've had a sense of a 3rd falcon in the area - maybe...
This morning I saw 2 falcons but I dont know if one was Brooklyn
Has there been a new male?

You see one ( Breezy? ) out on the back perch - and a 2nd inside the box.
#2 kept trying to lure the first inside - but never did - and left


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 06, 2021, 04:06:16 AM
Sept 5, 2021

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 09, 2021, 03:33:31 PM
Sept 9, 2021
Breezy usuall but not always shows up around 3 pm or so

Sep 8 I saw a different falcon - black band, not blue

I've had the feeling there is a 3rd falcon around Elk River nestbox - but without sound I cant be sure.  Breezy is still there.  Remember she was the offspring of RRP King plant.  I miss King and Sherco
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 11, 2021, 12:04:19 PM
Sept 11, 2021
I didnt see any birdy here yesterday.
Today I caught both of them - BRIEFLY.

Later on they were both inside again

bcaw said they migrate so I guess they're feeling the call.


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 13, 2021, 02:55:22 PM
The cameras will be down possibly this week and next, I'm not sure I'll have time to get them back up right away.

Couple things:
1) If you include the date/time of cool pics, I can grab hi-def photos for our collection
2) Hoping to start working on getting the mic working for next year's season   :D

QoS
bcaw
Sept 13, 2021


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 14, 2021, 02:07:02 PM
Sept 14, 2021

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 16, 2021, 06:45:23 AM
Breezy
Sept 16, 2021
6.40 am
banded falcon lands - briefly
Its talons look too orange for Breezy so I think male, maybe Brook

Late afternoon Breezy visited.  She looks good! 
She stood with her back to cam, looking inside for quite awhile, as if remembering the days.  Then she went inside briefly, looked around, again - as if remembering.  It so reminded me of a parent remembering her kids who left home.

 I saw no falcon Sep 15
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 17, 2021, 07:11:09 AM
Brook
Sept 17, 2021
7 am Brook showed up - and exactly as Breezy  did late yesterday, he perched and looked inside for awhile, turned and perched looking at me, posed for his pic, and left.

Maybe they are getting ready to head south
They both really look good, sleek and ready to fly




Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 18, 2021, 09:38:23 AM
Breezy
Sept 18, 2021
9.30 am  Breezy came for another brief visit today.  She swam around inside box, and kept looking down.  Do they do this to mark their territory?  She was here about dawn too - briefly.  Soon we wont see them, as they will head south. 

God bless her.

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 19, 2021, 07:15:31 AM
BROOK
September 19, 2021
7 am a male came, went inside, swam a little, left
I think it was Brook - not 100% sure


male with RED BAND
Now I am unsure if that was Brook this morning - or this guy




Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 20, 2021, 03:58:47 PM
BROOK in rain
September 20, 2021
Around 245 pm the redbanded male came - perched over an hour

Female Breezy 31/P lite blue
Male Brooklyn 65/M  red


QoS, bcaw
I went back and checked the times posted (awesome).
Brooklyn & Breezy are the only ones in the nest box.
I was clearly able to read their bands once zoomed in.

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 21, 2021, 04:03:18 PM
BROOK
Sept 21, 2021
Brook was there about 10 am for a short while
About 3 pm he was around a long time - inside and perched

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 23, 2021, 07:37:43 AM
BROOK and BREEZY
September 23, 2021
7 am Breezy came then Brook, then both went in for the peep n bow 
They didnt stay long!  But they havent gone south yet


Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 25, 2021, 03:30:15 PM
Sept 25
I havent seen the birds in 2 days -
I scroll back on DCR - no one
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 26, 2021, 10:52:25 AM
BREEZY
September 26, 2021 SON
day
About 9.30 am Breezy dropped by, went in, left
Very short visit

Sept 27
Breezy stopped by about 7.15 am and again mid-afternoon



Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 29, 2021, 08:52:42 AM
FAST VISIT
September 29, 2021

7 am  she came, she swam, she left

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on September 30, 2021, 09:00:07 AM
FAST VISIT
September 30, 2021
About 7.30 am  She came, she swam, she left
repeat of yesterday

She visited briefly late afternoon also



Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on October 03, 2021, 05:35:36 PM
Oct 3, 2021
5.30 pm  She was sunning herself
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on October 04, 2021, 08:55:17 AM
Oct 4
9 am  Male Falcon's been there a long time,
perched, then inside investigating all over, then perched again
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on October 05, 2021, 02:47:15 PM
Bonding in the sun
Oct 5, 2021
About 2.45 pm  they were both there doing the peep n bow falcons do

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on October 07, 2021, 02:48:26 PM
Bonding
Oct 7, 2021
About 2.30 pm both did their bonding thing inside box
Earlier one had been perched on roof - cute


I saw Breezy Oct 12 too
Didnt take a pic
Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on October 16, 2021, 08:15:52 AM
October 16, 2021
I was seeing our falcon daily til Oct 13
I have not seen it since
All that means is - I didnt see it - scanned the DVR - no falcon

Title: Re: 2021 Great River Energy Falcons
Post by: shep on October 17, 2021, 10:30:39 AM
October 17, 2021
10.30 am  Breezy showed up