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Title: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on February 17, 2021, 07:00:56 AM
Feb 16, 2021
We have Cliff cam back!
I wonder what happened with GHO
I saw one of the falcon species in my yard a week ago!
I have NEVER seen a falcon in real life.

Newman returned to Great Spirit Bluff February 18, 2020
So we can look for him now!

PICS and NOTES taken off explore
https://www.explore.org/livecams/birds/falcon-nest-cam


Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 17, 2021, 01:40:32 PM
So happy to have this camera back on :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 17, 2021, 01:42:50 PM
Thanks for starting a new thread...was wondering what happened to the old one.

I'm so glad they turned the cam back on....I knew we were getting close to the time. 

The box doesn't look any different...I inquired about turning on the box cam. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: STLbf on February 20, 2021, 03:17:04 PM
The ice fishers are out today, near the GSB dam. I forget which number dam this is. Are they fishing for walleye?

Couple of long distance views of coyotes, no pics, but about the same time as the ice fishers.

The nest box looks the same to me, too.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 20, 2021, 03:33:55 PM
I believe this is Lock & Dam #7
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 20, 2021, 05:05:29 PM
Daddy used to catch walleye.
mama would stuff it with wild rice.
Delicious

Flyway cam has caught coyotes trotting around
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 23, 2021, 12:44:52 AM
Great Spirit Bluffs
Here is a copy of my post/gif from February 24th 2020 Newman had returned.  Wondering if anybody has seen him?  I wasn't expecting him back until March for some reason.  I hope Michelle and last years female are doing well and have a good year where ever they might be.     Prayers & good luck to them All.
Anybody know where the 2021 GSB thread posts are from 1/1/2021 to 2/17/21? They appear to be gone or moved in GSB thread. Thanks.

Peregrine Falcon Archives Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
Lori Davis posted on February 24, 2020 04:06:36 PM

Where is that woman? Waitin on Michelle :)
(https://i.gyazo.com/8ebe216da903c81ead0b214de9b214d7.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 23, 2021, 03:14:43 AM
Newman returned to Great Spirit Bluff February 18, 2020
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 23, 2021, 06:32:02 AM
I'm hoping Newman and Michelle find a safer nesting spot. This nest box seems to be a buffet for the owls.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 24, 2021, 07:32:16 AM
NEWMAN
Feb 24, 2021
7.15 am  on a branch
7.30 am he's at the nestbox

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 24, 2021, 07:35:00 AM
Yay Newman!  Missed that little guy!

Wait...is that Newman?  I don't see the marks on the back of his head.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 24, 2021, 09:00:57 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: STLbf on February 24, 2021, 11:35:05 AM
Raleigh, thanks for the nest box shot with Newman (we think) perched there. Is it possible that there's a plexiglass sheet across the front 2/3 of the box opening? Or is that vertical line just a piece of the end side?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 24, 2021, 11:52:36 AM
NEWMAN
Feb 24, 2021
7.15 am  on a branch
7.30 am he's at the nestbox

thanks shep!  I didn't read your first post I was too focused on trying to figure out what happened to the thread.  Is this Newman?  Whoever it is knows Newman's favorite branch & also knows that nest.  Prayers for this family for a successful season!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 24, 2021, 01:43:45 PM
Raleigh, thanks for the nest box shot with Newman (we think) perched there. Is it possible that there's a plexiglass sheet across the front 2/3 of the box opening? Or is that vertical line just a piece of the end side?

There's no plexiglass....it's the seam between 2 boards. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2021, 03:09:07 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50977465842_ef2795beb8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 24, 2021, 04:19:33 PM
The male is already defending his territory, kakking at whatever
I am awaiting RRP to say if its Newman - for sure.
If I cant tell male from femalel - I sure cant tell one male from another!   ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: STLbf on February 24, 2021, 04:28:17 PM
TCR, thanks for clearing up the possible plexiglass protection -- that isn't !  :-[

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 24, 2021, 05:25:13 PM
TCR, thanks for clearing up the possible plexiglass protection -- that isn't !  :-[

  :(
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 25, 2021, 07:34:16 AM
Feb 25, 2021
Did RRP confirm this is Newman?
Might it be a younger bird?
He has taken possession for sure.  :)

off explore ........

From RRP via facebook, it's officially Newman!
February 24, 2021: Newman is back!

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 25, 2021, 07:55:34 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 25, 2021, 08:01:03 AM
I believe it is Newman...I can see the marks on the back of his head today.  Havven't seen any confirmation from RRP.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2021, 08:29:20 AM
I believe it is Newman...I can see the marks on the back of his head today.  Havven't seen any confirmation from RRP.

TC, I saw that too this morning when he turned around.  I believe RRP did post that it was Newman on their Facebook page.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 25, 2021, 04:13:58 PM
Nova back?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 25, 2021, 04:29:03 PM
Feb 25
Both Newman and a female
Will she use box - or not

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 26, 2021, 06:58:48 AM
Breakfast on the bluff this morning
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2021, 07:00:42 AM
Breakfast on the bluff this morning

Great pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 28, 2021, 03:36:03 AM
Other females
Feb 28, 2021
Besides Nova there is a banded female and a juvie visitor
Banded landed on cam then left

bcaw Terka got image of band - 66 black over green
https://youtu.be/zwqVHa8CeyU
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=494


(https://i.postimg.cc/Fs9hz31y/Przechwytywanie-w-trybie-pe-noekranowym-27-02-2021-223357.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/SNf9w6YH/Przechwytywanie-w-trybie-pe-noekranowym-27-02-2021-232804.jpg)






Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 28, 2021, 02:22:20 PM
trying again test
Great Spirit Bluff Falcon Cam.  Welcome Home Nova & Newman! ❤️

Nova & Newman 2/25/2021
(https://i.gyazo.com/62ff8d1aa3f66550d9a5613914f9b53e.gif)

Banded visitor 2/27/21
(https://i.gyazo.com/72d8cf34034e8b9292403b9e573620a8.gif)
Young Visitor 2/25/21
(https://i.gyazo.com/3e436c693fb69efab119592298ab5b4d.gif)

Newman & Visitor
(https://i.postimg.cc/dVVDkbSt/Przechwytywanie-w-trybie-pe-noekranowym-25-02-2021-224716.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 28, 2021, 02:41:43 PM
Via RRP...

Peregrine Falcons Newman and Nova are back at Great Spirit Bluff
On February 24th we saw & heard male Newman reclaiming his territory and favorite spots protecting his No Fly Zone from local eagles turkey vultures and owls. Mate Nova joined him on February 25th
What about the owls
We have been testing audio and visual owl deterrents by shining a light at favorite perching spots and broadcasting the sound of barking dogs Our deterrents appear to have been successful since we havent seen owls since late January  We are still considering several size exclusion designs for the front of the nest box We will see if they are necessary we would rather not change a very successful design if we can keep the owls away We are looking forward to the new year
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on February 28, 2021, 03:40:30 PM
Good job Lori - you're a  10   :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 01, 2021, 05:45:23 AM
Great update. Thank you Lori. Hope the owl deterrent works.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 02, 2021, 07:40:43 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 08:15:55 AM
;)

Nice screen cap, Raleigh!  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 07:22:46 AM
A few morning pics from GSB
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50999849962_f5251954f2_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50999844967_71fb7c8e8e_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50999023338_a06bf1c651_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 03, 2021, 01:45:03 PM
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird Lisa. :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 02:21:48 PM
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird Lisa. :)

Thanks, Raleigh  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 03, 2021, 04:00:02 PM
awww thanks for the great pics Lisa, Raleigh & ALL!! 8)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 04:37:44 PM
awww thanks for the great pics Lisa, Raleigh & ALL!! 8)
Thanks, Lori  :-*
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 04, 2021, 02:27:56 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/7LdrhjRd/Przechwytywanie-w-trybie-pe-noekranowym-04-03-2021-201925.jpg)

SURPRISE!
March 4, 2021
Newman got a lady inside the box
BUT its NOT Nova
Its a bandy girl!  Looks like 53 black

Explore has a pic of Newman mating -
but with which lady?

Pics off bcaw Beth & Terka
They like when I share their pics with y'all   :D

(https://i.postimg.cc/9XdfCknW/34-live-t-and-a-osprey-003.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on March 04, 2021, 03:57:04 PM
I looked up that band...53? black over blue.  There are 3 females with the 53 band...born in 2016, 2018, 2019 in MN.  She was cute.
Newman mated with Nova later on the twig. 
As The Box Turns...
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 10:09:43 AM
From earlier on rewind
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51006453637_8ed1e5db0a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 05, 2021, 11:54:36 AM
Holy cow!
Newman has a harem!

Terka on bcaw got this info

Female 92/X

Regarding the banded female, Shelli Fugit Simon posted this
awhile ago:
Shelli Fugit Simon, Admin
FWSBand ColorBand Bird
1947-35542 b/blu
92/X
L name: Amhran
gender: F
band yr: 2018
hatched: 05/18/2018
banded: 06/15/2018
breeder: WPR
bander: how name: Diamond Bluff Diamond Bluff WI
county: Pierce
state: WI

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on March 07, 2021, 06:48:47 AM
He sure has had a lot of company lately!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 07, 2021, 02:53:27 PM
Females of GSB  (thanks to Terka, bcaw)

Juvie - 02/25
Nova - 02/25
66/N - 02/27

Lisa 53/W - 03/04
Amhran 92/X - 03/05
Nina M/04 - 03/07



 ::)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 07, 2021, 05:04:54 PM
Oh my goodness......poor Nova, hope it goes ok for her. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 08, 2021, 09:23:36 AM
As The Bluff Turns  ;) 
March 8
Newman appears to be courting Nina
1 pm  Newman's been feeding her all day!
Who will lay the (first) egg ?

2 pm  both were inside box and SUDDENLY both flew out, feathers flying
One was kakking - who / what'd they chase?
That was pretty funny!

Here is his lady love

Terka - bcaw
Female Nina M/04 - 2019 Milwaukee Biosci
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=494

The river is opening up below lock n dam!

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2021, 01:53:23 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51016345953_3363c7c0e0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 08, 2021, 03:59:27 PM
Oh Newman.......................what are we going to do with you.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 09, 2021, 07:14:36 AM
FIGHT!
March 9 before 7 am
This is what it looked like to me ... ?
Nina was preening at the box, Nova arrived and went inside the box.
Nina went in, Nova landed first bite. Unsure who won
Explore homebird did a video
https://youtu.be/dpgmHCCVPnI



Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 09, 2021, 07:33:03 AM
As the bluff turns - yikes
Nova won
I'm kinda surprised.
Newman was flying all over as the girls grappled


Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2021, 08:03:44 AM
That was a really bad "cat fight" between the girls.  I sure hope Nina did not get injured too bad. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 09, 2021, 11:47:57 AM
Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River a little update info...

Newman has been bringing food to Nina for the past 2 days, here is today. 
(https://i.gyazo.com/6fd9a43f83a3eea927cd05a5abc9bbd8.gif)

Nina
(https://i.postimg.cc/yYsNMY4S/Przechwytywanie-w-trybie-pe-noekranowym-08-03-2021-204513.jpg)

Nova
(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2634.0;attach=524148;image)

GSB Newmans "Visitors" via Shep & (thanks to Terka, bcaw)
Juvie - 02/25
Nova - 02/25
66/N - 02/27

Lisa 53/W - 03/04
Amhran 92/X - 03/05
Nina M/04 - 03/07
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 09, 2021, 12:07:16 PM
Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN Post from April 13, 2020 visit from Nina

Here are a couple pics from my post on April 13th 2020 when we had a visit from Nina (Newman doesn't seem to mind a visit, he is in nest box on eggs)

Quote from: LORIDAVIS
LORIDAVIS Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN« Reply #799 on: April 13, 2020

GSB visitor "Nina" from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee EMS hatched 5-11-2019
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/8/22/20200413T231545_2100042.ts.jpg)
(https://i.gyazo.com/a9677e697ca5b263be65ae10bd00f46e.gif)
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e8196a1c9e04d92b7b8268d5dd533100ebbfe6493390476247fc6a59726dc1b.png)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/223e19ddc8acde491995d10107e92d5cb9ffe07ef6f332e813807feb39cd0aaf.jpg)

Here is a video also from last year's visit...
Great Spirit Bluff Falcons Nina visit April 13 2020
https://youtu.be/myZjVv9e4rM via Lizzy G. Eaglespirit
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 09, 2021, 12:53:45 PM
March 9
Ice is nearly out


Nina was a baby in 2020

If this is Nova, she got a bloody bite on her leg.
Both birds had to have been hurt, that was a heckuva scrabble
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 09, 2021, 03:23:50 PM
Nova looks smaller, but sure is feisty!  Guess her buttons got pushed one too many times...............
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: STLbf on March 10, 2021, 12:01:52 PM
Rainy morning at GSB, and they look different when wet. My question is, who's on the nest box and who's on the tree limb?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 10, 2021, 12:53:02 PM
My feeling looking at those is Nova on the nestbox?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 10, 2021, 06:05:39 PM
UB7
March 10
UB7 perched on cam - and on roof.
The 7th female, this one unbanded.
That gives her a designation anyway


Terka on bcaw suggests we refer to the newest female as UB7
Why not?  Nova will chase her off too

Female UB (unbanded) - The seventh female.
My name suggestion: Seven (Madame Seven)

Maybe Nova remembers the owl and is hesitant to nest in the box again.


RRP blog
https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/03/10/march-9-2021-territorial-battle-at-great-spirit-bluff/
https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/03/10/march-9-2021-territorial-battle-at-great-spirit-bluff/
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2021, 10:55:32 AM
At the box at 10:50 am

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51026279346_d5b010f61a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 11, 2021, 01:01:08 PM
"Maybe Nova remembers the owl and is hesitant to nest in the box again."  Or too many other females hanging around HER home.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 11, 2021, 03:42:59 PM
March 11
Perhaps it'd be different if Nova and Newman had been mates for 2 or 3 years and successfully raised young.  Maybe nova only had one fight in her.  Maybe there will be no eggs this year.   TOO EARLY for that conclusion!

4 pm  Newman mated with UB7 on the roof

Terka on bcaw blog idea. I like it.

Juvie - 02/25
Nova - 02/25
66/N - 02/27

Lisa 53/W - 03/04
Amhran 92/X - 03/05
Nina M/04 - 03/07

now this is UB7 - the 7th female

Newman has mated with at least 3
Might Nova be nesting elsewhere in Newman's territory - UB7 just wants to be fed??
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 13, 2021, 05:16:16 PM
Can anyone tell if this is Nova?  They were in the nest box rubbing heads and Newman left.  She sat there for a bit and then went up on the front edge of the roof a bit before she left.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sAczz4_vJsy1RHHUd6cSCfJkX1S8ZUyXoNmMxx5j3HgNnVDxmY2tb8Y5ZBf0wsVSAHH82TxqgSg4wb5coAUMHBGJ6tUYCwFc76rwddMbs-cXhfKtwtQYDGSOE2tcGwa8YJGv1TguN8vCdQIooGv8S-vfPedjmpAwaM0SXiGfp3vMp3tuIYCU4Ms2uXKGOo1xoiLVpevDU4pyWhLFiim8lrB4ikDGaHEht5llgYLabPkQrs9_TRVDkpiw__zlbLhEgBEDsdV6j_EJKRaqg__yR-J4uOEfDhXqtuemOeCGUoZFBX9h_kFLQfcl-kLTMJfGLi5hVgSC8cT2C5qxT9tiC_qyrkEaEPn5-AQI7jQr12n9FTlAEORwZPLu9U8LQwVbzzzzIffCphN5u2TJg-wj6y2phOtxbe9XQJCnmVptzliL2p37noB9j4GEjUFTUOZ7Ux_y5NaBW7iBosS48a2_Bi_9J42KhvnFk4y06mlAl0C47SyTMyA4PxexwoMGVwgw4XnJPLxwLdyQz85AvCJgq3seOH_SD1S2sWSuz7of5_XzBD2S7AeZf-rV_yCa91LiIuAn-w_3hR1Ywg8A_p5Ag0cR9pTX3q0DKCOmWjgXEdEo3WiOb-Cvr-1v1BFmYNrtORCJNOUOh2D7aO-S_TD-yr4QNyhWMdeCbhr5O8ga7qLvyjoskHEicT1LrqsZ4rocmc0YBMFawDz3Dh93WIKb4H5bQA=w756-h431-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Rw5Xez5hCiskDHYVJvYMXFjYjPaAkoqKvJFMdU1_J7Q5D6uDZDLcSnjlgq54CFuF46HGTZ-4vX258jk6CUuCyCd20SjchyghFrHerqxf1mqpmwiFDp0vHtYerTbZ9lLF7afdtKW76dOG6oH9Bc4MQkrV1Zomm7z9bf4yN9dUVqlHa9t_R-qjKX8Og_fu9a7-BKf3fTQSixXmhbwiObW3Ub-FOBUfcnFXHI1t9rsw5zNE1gJbtojKxMEjn0fS-GTQnP9x-8QLOToVjlt07ov0DDiWyZZHAMMa1gohZH3OK8GjdkBhFHZ27DslV2Edd2VPOq5cNxCNTl-Jz224_iBYbgcENyiV04m9u5CzJ9DCVXKDoKeoGGkMtiSZIDySzDyU1xYup_G3IyHMRZzQ3vQxMH-MFpX8VArTJC7DEKoT-xjJAZ_0EwZEp8Et6tZIIxEJVYqyc5UWiNjtgvcp5TgthvInsrWznHyLKgk843YApE8wnjRZHZveYKgHdUErDvtUZ8GLFgiw7AgvJc-6B2zDLFDRMjW1I5vTUbSeW6lNaiuoVwSccHbddl_QZU9kb1rXVuZRoBT-m6B6H94cK4Lp_lUCtgWfScZET78YRmkqxKk-dZELqutP1HlYmbzs24pwbiK7xmM7uMDT9cc8lPTqCsRxD_Si9XK3qVHb-zp0yn12ONNxQ6Ir1jx8IELrWZD2g3tVD1x5zvnMh8hKp3r5cohS3Q=w766-h429-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2021, 05:27:11 PM
Nora,

I was peeping in at them a lil bit ago on Explore.org, and Cam Ops said that was a younger unbanded female.  Not Nova.


Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 14, 2021, 03:58:53 AM
Thanks. :(
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 14, 2021, 09:24:08 AM
March 14
Newman mated with NB7 on the roof
This is the 2nd time that I know of he did that there

Nova has not been seen since the fight - to my knowledge

I KNOW thats NOT a sub on the river - but - what is it???

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 14, 2021, 04:02:46 PM
Are you sure?  They may be sending up spies from down river............seriously, some kind of barrel or something from somewhere??
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 14, 2021, 04:33:15 PM
Maybe its the channel marker
barges have to stay between the 2 channel markers - guides
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 14, 2021, 05:20:47 PM
I wondered about that too if it's still there, possible.  It's big enough.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 14, 2021, 05:29:04 PM
Someone was there about 5:20 PM for a bit......
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gpRBXxSCTUAYBtP2SEThY14hR-L2V4GFSl6DRG3o8RovmCEOPXTK8-enw1PYM3_J5XvCCRiZF_BL92Us65hJjfyTg8TI4JWax38o5BHSUVCZ8PdL3LS0bZQ-ox298i_wTs6n8gclaYPQQ4EMPRW7vC5r5iGcnlh38ub1MVfFNTT7AWX7Qct3SYMT3zl47Ztv0wbapc3FT_hWlFmhTyU-WLmYp068xcRkhOZgI_EeM3HLgnLbjPkhiFZIiHl8ttGHaSqmb7G4WlTA3T12G0ChBTgR8yaF4GwFLTIkERredx3pwgAwWzgE5OIYCSnnrOPDRZfwkU2nBMTFrt73nZ5PF-Fr3oFO8dz1Rwjeve7Ui0Hehus7v-6MhwfCelLsgrEBix6K61oio_5f4YZA5FuJk1rM-khOlzD79rvlDfkZ64Eyrerm9kaXXQs4aVZOJySO0BnD55kqIMYjJGEjXzr96admtJGGr3rbjVW8ZZYTYyLMpr7ZW-pVXJs1GOOr8XnnodwZB-yMtdSWhixph1MhO_fVszM_V-AO0Jjam9yn1FCX6dO2PADKrxH1cY-en77yJtaki6upOuV2xcfLHKIz7qStJs0Hom8NCxj3Dkc0QOVWAU-50X2rXSxP7y3eSfPV6ToCQXoAqxIyXF1YCxATDPZHdSVi7hdnljK_8k7yiy8d2w_SKyFFyYSOHW4R3soqnBeutq5Ov0iZGncqa78ABnHV4g=w767-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2021, 07:23:02 AM
Newman and Unbanded Female this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51042890722_e451f885bd_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51042887332_a9e4aa0e16_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51042887342_71a2cb8fee_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51042107303_c2e560d51f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 16, 2021, 07:27:07 AM
Picture perfect morning.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2021, 08:28:00 AM
Picture perfect morning.

Beautiful pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2021, 09:44:34 AM
Unbanded Female with a meal, Newman on the ledge with her
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51042475443_ee119ce8a6_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 16, 2021, 11:17:38 AM
Well at least he's with someone.  Darn, is that blood or a red-winged blackbird?  I hate to see them get the "neat" birds.............
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2021, 11:24:29 AM
Well at least he's with someone.  Darn, is that blood or a red-winged blackbird?  I hate to see them get the "neat" birds.............

Nora, it looked like a Red-winged to me that she was eating on. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 18, 2021, 04:31:40 AM
BOX LUNCH
March 18
4.30 am
RRP shoulda let the owls have the box.
Dinner comes to them!   8)

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 18, 2021, 01:31:29 PM
Whoa.........
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 18, 2021, 01:38:07 PM
Someone enjoying the sunshine and breeze............. 1:35 PM
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 18, 2021, 05:46:12 PM
March 18
There was a falcon atop the cliff today - unidentified
Anyone wonder if Nova is raising Newman's kids somewhere in those cliffs?
... jus a thot ....

First barge I've seen in 2021 - headin upriver
12 cars.  I wonder if they are emties to be filled with grain upriver

The Army Corp of Engineers has opened the river to barge traffic!   :)

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 20, 2021, 08:25:02 AM
Unbanded female this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51055256296_20f4fb2202_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51055256321_8ffbc7211b_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51055256426_e7858a0686_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: STLbf on March 20, 2021, 12:09:42 PM
Lisa, great pics of the unbanded female. She looks like a contortionist from this overhead view.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 20, 2021, 01:06:03 PM
Lisa, great pics of the unbanded female. She looks like a contortionist from this overhead view.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 20, 2021, 05:31:43 PM
From rewind a lil earlier....Newman and Unbanded female mated
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51056910232_df6dce6a25_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on March 21, 2021, 12:37:37 AM
I took a few captures when our young lady was posing on Match 19th around noon. 
Stripes on her head from her juvie days are still quite pronounced. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 21, 2021, 01:59:32 PM
March 21
Spring on the Mississippi, and a tugboat heads downriver to help a barge.
I wonder when we'll see the barge

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 22, 2021, 09:45:43 AM
WRAPUP
March 22, 2021
We know Newman has mated with Nova,
but I dont see any images of Nova inside the box except the March 9 fight.  Nova not seen since.

Juvie - 02/25
Nova - 02/25 - mated on cam
66/N - 02/27

Lisa 53/W - 03/04
Amhran 92/X - 03/05
Nina M/04 - 03/07

Current is UB7 - the 7th female of 2021
Newman has mated with at least 3

I scanned this thread because someone on Explore said the female inside with the male is her committment to raise his kids.  Now, might Nova be sitting on a clutch somewhere in the cliffs?

The James River male is known to have serviced 2 nests some years ago.

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2021, 01:35:53 PM
From rewind about an hour ago.....female casts a pellet
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51063594097_f4cb8a829c_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51062797168_f94608efc9_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51063594152_666ce12d57_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51063508306_07ab8104a3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 22, 2021, 05:09:18 PM
Good catch on the pellet  :D

I've wondered about Nova and where she could be too.  She could even be after another gal's nest somewhere.  It sure helps when they are banded and show up somewhere.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 23, 2021, 03:24:02 AM
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a34f1ccc06b9ddcc4ab496a85df2438cc8bb3da10f3999866c68f2f330308f6c.jpg?w=480&h=232)

Is Nova back?   :o
March 23, 2021  Does RRP have a drone to scan the bluff?

March 22 someone on Explore posted these pics, said its Nova  -  ?
Someone on fb thinks its Nova too
She sure could have 3 eggs under there!   ;D


(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3086daa7bf532f7f62f289dbf0ec650cff38d1a9f47ef03bbb8fa2845d7ad4cb.jpg?w=480&h)


I been workin on the rail-road
https://youtu.be/9Xh1wtUN7Qk

 :) :D 8)

Image off Explore - I missed it

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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on March 23, 2021, 07:10:54 AM
That's not Nova IMO...Nova's 'cheeks' are almost solid black.  Pretty sure she is gone. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on March 24, 2021, 08:10:50 AM
Looks like the new female is Zoe.  I looked for the announcement but missed it.  Happy for Newman.

Now it's Zooey   ;D  She's cute anyway.  I wish all the best for this couple.  This nest needs some good luck.  Talons crossed!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 24, 2021, 12:46:34 PM
I usually pull up the cams using the RRP links at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/gsb-falcons/ and next to it they have:

"Male: Newman (unbanded)
Female: Zooey (unbanded 2 y/o falcon)

Newman courted several females this year, but it appears that he will be nesting with Zooey. Former resident female Nova disappeared after her battle with Nina on March 9,"
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2021, 01:54:22 PM
Lunch time for Zooey
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50999981225_cc7d7859b0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 25, 2021, 11:19:04 AM
March 25
I am not sure if the dark one is 2 barges meeting ??
They SHOULD NOT meet at this stretch.
Maybe the light is shining on trees
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 25, 2021, 07:20:08 PM
I'm thinking that might be trees up ahead the tug lights are hitting?

Someone was sure bloody today.  Early this morning, maybe around 5:00 or so, someone was in the nest box and came out looking around.  Started kakking really loud off and on, then left.  Later on when Newman and Zooey met in the nest box I'm HOPING it was from a meal, but her front and down her leg had a lot of blood on them.

BEFORE SUNRISE:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3frqKPtXu94donhD5CcHgyECP_YaASf1PqJtbX_CrrLhbL2p7DHwaX4Q-EjLCru_CGXzx1wUsz_C9h1QCr3E4F-wicVqQ5G5U2yY8d6Y6cGPdJKS4slr2kwihrnCN1p6rKvCEufaVdGDJafVG0lYTKsUw=w763-h536-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c0Bw7tfFPuq9p0Z4i2FemEERUzuqJtK6HOKUUcvbExwHMTFSfgrLRWDZ-9vN149rp_8Jcb8WjYdPJvQvKS5X-e5lZO1xesnsMHjtPcmaP5sn6bmWrEwT89VhUtb9yRcH5TWNNzAX_fgNVlTEQ2w1hChQ=w760-h539-no?authuser=0)

LATER ON:
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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eNB4jSky9xpNlI0As1PPlgbSdWTJguchE1b4onmV7GF-lU19O1-mkHLz4LXVIYe4tYd-CKs1oVfTRrOfpUqyW8Md5tFz4-BfQ8wpgBZ1pjb2fsIqZL0nhckgfvgUk0TBVddtWa1SnRNh2PWjB0qAWtCQ=w762-h426-no?authuser=0)

AND STILL LATER:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3euYJCkBj6XdmlJ2wH3Z7SrPvU-h00azeHXfCrYUHL7QYFajVg-ouOAVAt_83E-E8s5lwTXyBT5O8TkF_Wgke-wsKZuneFZf3wey_nUypfvd1qkbK1_j6ZwkCOS9BTUbjDOW1oTwpqj8Y96Y7mivfaSpA=w763-h426-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cJ1MFU9tl4PVf4HnbEb2k7rqoesfJfzKqLFvZHlN-zuo7zJjEbhpTiA8GvJVZ2Fb9M-jDwC3cEcjIZ-K4NVWd1fgGKgWA1tEOfPybOb-FmqcR4c00PxZBAyqt5jQfeYLu6QAyYv2l1sGsj7ByHF94G6g=w765-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 27, 2021, 04:51:43 PM
She was one wet bird this morning.  With the rain she seemed to like being down on the ledge below the nest box.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fkAnGX75vbj19RSjZ5HbBlLhBfOpQ3fT8oIt-hj5AX5LxV3vp_fz6biJOwFhKNtwPbiZqlI8O9VirqP7DfSKwtRm6DbkRq0f3AMat6t6Dl6HCuaKrwQSnrKXjtTBY0SX-wTPWImtOaxpPiiGWrWq44IA=w762-h429-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3foXM4TF6Eor6puu0Dicax1sjlNkdySgFUsgjGGi2RC0If5rna4flCGFdLfewhk-TTbh4J9eDRlbhabLp7wZimAV-Xqr2CIu3E_9j3T6gv06InBPHcWuWAO2A_uvNLKbPf2nCmsEWpNhAokgQCfiaBghA=w767-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 04:52:47 PM
Great pics, Nora!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 28, 2021, 11:15:12 AM
I'll have to post a couple pictures after while.  There's definitely another peregrine around, although didn't catch it a screenshot.  Between 10:30-11:00 Zooey brought in a grackle, wouldn't share it with Newman.  I could hear another falcon and she had started really looking around and after the shadow went past the nest box Newman took off.  Zooey took her meal to the ledge when things settled.  While down there Newman was up on the cam/nest box and took off on protection mode.  Zooey and Newman met up in the nest box and pretty soon I heard some loud kakking from elsewhere and out went Zooey.

Gotta run, but wanted to let you know.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 28, 2021, 02:35:54 PM
March 28  Palm Sonday
March 27 I saw one of the falcons flying up n down kakking up a storm -
I wondered why
A 3rd falcon in the area'd be why I becha
Thanks for the heads up Nora

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 28, 2021, 04:48:20 PM
This was when she brought in breakfast and was not about to let Newman have it.  Then she heard something and never let go of her food.  After that she went down and ate on the ledge.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eGJxHiMS5rcRnamKEV7CWhUsLixJ-3jutHpBOeqDJerO1pAVFg9qC4Gz6IK6byeBqrFMQ8GRMuWlz9G7jX5gt2FQiBT7zX7Aay1xjvv11EKzbit3edVAOxNtPVg4N5oB671t67o3KyHUpOKUWyv9cGgg=w763-h424-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c6Zx1VBqxlAwXCLDRzvD2gmh8Z6EjdvQw6NRjsUv5Qd7hyM7dNPca0La5s54Rnbn1xzs1bZO5hSOqtQIvBBrvXRr0sXB3HgDxjGlW0dd5sI897C7muyXx9O7LvezGEMrNxu55cDtzOVCadHOqSrnsnJQ=w761-h430-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3elnTX9sRUuXluL219F9p3RpGBZJn1OXNECAWqjYCITEvgrg0QCtjIgdsi9dWMyyFEIIBohoNyi2trHbu8UwZvbemUZusIr7rRJyr04alUZ_2X4n8Ivi5Y7CSBSd5l3FQdFVs0PimseSFQpCk6FwFgmDA=w764-h432-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f9IRNmh4L86FHPmNX0xf5clFHuVSWXPCLAvSpCpD28gHYzbDhtO92AhelXofjtZht3Hi-PDCVpMFh_YyWMsBemgXtqufYilW2BCfxr7s5yCkqCwlGO1ZO2AdRTEYu4CPcdDrga-BeX-jIKKqtaqvTdkg=w760-h425-no?authuser=0)

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 28, 2021, 04:50:34 PM
I didnt think females gave prey to the males at all.
The exception being the Black Dog pair who fed each other.
I MISS THEM
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 28, 2021, 04:51:10 PM
This afternoon at 4:30 I could hear another peregrine and they did too.  The next thing you know Newman made a short flight around and then up to Zooey.  Newman is in the nest box in the first picture.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eoSRzqYB2X8rh9G7Z1deC-NNJJmjPxliz6z4Tdc4yw_S6nRvJrFqFq83kfpyzs3ejn2gzjGtPoaobOl2i4n6YfkeVyyZ5NvQhTrE0H0xWhraNEmsFaWNBjeJg2F7XBjwRdnnEvCIzk5eYGCecgmrs1GA=w759-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cJAyAjjpB-ejFf5moazk1v5dARxzvIK0ixLYhEhYFlgoCY6IaeYa7hdP40s82ZLZi5Ua17kEtILxAhWm6D8uLpyR4x0-WxlZoRS9vvAUG9dP7G0acc1S74vdfP2bYh9lyaWIu32j830qC5bPKLLZvgBA=w764-h428-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fxgXwOVjdjyUH4unO2fMCYYWU31vP6F71GAq2lsMiH3zlkDZsAKy64XySusZYq_9OFsulCC-fpgb_pv5Pwqi_yoEdRC300ZpSaJHCZOAvdOGi9ZAG3ZJLtALJEv_XLHFrIj7SLrXPW28BFn-8RMNVHsw=w764-h431-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 28, 2021, 04:52:28 PM
I didnt think females gave prey to the males at all.
The exception being the Black Dog pair who fed each other.
I MISS THEM
Maybe sometimes it's a way to get them off the eggs, you know guys and food.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2021, 04:54:39 PM
Great pics, Nora!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 29, 2021, 03:29:46 AM
FULL WORM MOON
March 29, 2021
I took these pics off overnite Explore
They say many babies are born during a full moon.
Maybe this will kick in Zoo's egg factory!

I love to see the passing barges.
This one snuck by at midnight

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 29, 2021, 11:49:50 AM
"Maybe this will kick in Zoo's egg factory!"  Let's hope so.  :)

Those moon shots are wonderful.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 29, 2021, 02:02:59 PM
Prairie Dawn on her way to Saint Paul.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on March 31, 2021, 02:57:32 PM
March 31, 2021
barge

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 31, 2021, 08:02:07 PM
This noon.....she sure is pretty.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cDdBNjRFoo93PAcoawy8Sq6gMHJa21AqWr0XkyCbZgKAkzGFmImG70Lh76P7wnHhdfzoa9Tuesa4GVnHqgiDwFPnlWdFqaKTQTC4LiTd0NtoCXDML3GhH93unp9zQrkmzlvxo3y0njB1KjKQfbtpGCPA=w761-h424-no?authuser=0)

Tell tale preflight PS.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eQ4lgSjWeEweKbFql5uYXuSocYDSEjm2YWdgiEfqtxE_qBExd7hbrd-rDPWvShLHJmXhuWyyDqxbIRTQRdpNOn4Ww_t3CeJ-zWzXKhNwkMJYFtCefwNhtvmdkBRRWNNaGfAXdf5OvfsaRGTZpjzc6KMQ=w765-h431-no?authuser=0)

And away se goes.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fy5jgWQazgMYsUzOF2-oS_1qvqzJtQy0Ji-Avgq7Wu8TeQ8BUgupWzhh5eXXubToSLQ8YN1-ZYIMippFeIkvMyGVtsXKiEUrfj41ZFLJfP8FU3U1i3d6wBTyB1czubD04X7ZWN9SDog_-GkZyTD1nZ9g=w764-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on March 31, 2021, 08:03:52 PM
Middle of this afternoon they took turns being around or went in together.  Sure did a lot conversing back and forrth.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ewPm3leJv1yvZr7J9sq1pkR4ABFjmkMQahwiNf9RYFXBzDYWIJI_uUjI416NmdYE6X-XtrQ03B7QUG7dF41MGf2C5P8yCt_fYX4slcT-syYKZfSoaDD9xSLOLKBXOHlULRt5MzESFMzftkhOMWJyJqXA=w763-h430-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dAUagxk6eZEOW_Lhjf0dV1fz1BGdoXC-suCMDGnHaytgX_tJT26UggbkZGX90Pg0pQ4e9jejggYFQBoJSeZ6FrjRwrCdxiIg2AaeTkr8RnysYv4rBTJnuEdM6XFmmPJj0qZ16qzDRZlHElg_28MwgM3w=w764-h425-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eO4E4KW9FznCRxJcr5R__BFnUdeq20OLHPva1GkZvPmtjIxv4RPaoFCgHM2Tv64XdEq7YwtYKLzykNX621wZeLk-HgKlQlAx3K7oq9v3bfZaCMHPoY5Y1PQXibprmYL6mbveX0cYDqGI6HqiAiYB1FBw=w763-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 01, 2021, 12:38:56 PM
Morning April 1, 2021

BEAUTIFUL 15 car barge

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 02, 2021, 06:19:30 AM
3 barges today
April 2, 2021
9.30 am a barge came down river headin south

later an upriver barge

A night barge traveled south hours before dawn
A tug was with it
I saw the big light

Cant count eggs - so count barges  ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 04, 2021, 02:07:46 PM
April 4, 2021
Easter Sonday
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 04, 2021, 05:37:52 PM
I think this is Zooey....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c6cuCv6iMZKXKe2BMKfEUQzLwEumqeBf7GTgKRZj6fjx17hnK1TOR0kjcXgMLxkc79rOXlUMkN2mDnr7-1vgsnDZy9OKqXNXnj-v2ua5UVA2PuaryA5vgjxza9dBt3Jdn90W9sDrw3Ov5kp0ogoUlJiA=w767-h427-no?authuser=0)

And Newman was there a couple times today...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cbWBewJTeFUOqGidex7Dik_U8yFWo9gOXTdlX14WR8QvHvYeovsG23-SyF6dPSGLfgKiIihLdv9glsTj3MqLqZrse4SY00LE-DRvLJAJ6fSK5MSNTlHChwHzoJwrGWqA8G7nqHSQCqyAIfDYAE2Q2v4Q=w761-h425-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fboXJm_xyMUBOs8n0wnH5GFBymdqPFjlIjo8b8R64bSJsgaq463328b6PVb-2AHisduoL47rvUFUqLBoq6op7gyt-Fz5MUoNoCBTldGHSd9w4X6zzPRVSyUdGPblseXrWS9RY352VoVh7iWZAFK9W3FA=w764-h428-no?authuser=0)

Other than that I haven't seen anyone today.  I was hearing some loud calling and saw someone fly from over by the bluff and then out of sight, but no way to know who it was.  What did they do, all go out for Easter get-togethers?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 05, 2021, 02:40:38 PM
And it's another day and I have only seen Newman off and on from during the night until 2:30 in the afternoon.

About 8:30 he visited and was in the box.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eDzBYJEff0l8L3h3kxbQcQV8M9s_3zMacfB2jmmCH3ZWPIEMS2zxDl0bDb-6pVwTtqfvorGSEkz14zGgANpLh9xwF1taLqHr4BLmVuvWgm-9JJqlLrt_-HyNXwftrsb8i8zjtByvFDhzfsKmMOqjtqbQ=w761-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f97ZUZX5kQXOVJRuTkNipJ486VrWUHlgyIMvwCon8WcjBVEq8drswI2nG-XUQT3S5uL8ekuMVtglo_PBZvF5gOrHhpZc5oxmEqjPVZljpwwdSC3FNLzv3Ubyik-qVEsGhWN2ko9ays7BWH280dWqeKQw=w767-h422-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eDGBV-BbOP7JU9EMqWUsb7tb8enM0DP3G6UetKmyuQD70UyiNlNjDmG-jTytKVkJIkfxJM8eoAjN0CQ9rz2MSjNEblC7U1jhONHvuerjd_YzTWs5YwRpENd4lmMKjJPBYiuYKElCoqWA1lI1EEMMSBvg=w762-h425-no?authuser=0)

Then he came back about 11:20 and did a lot of looking around....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dnSgpblnfzVI_WcN6PGkgjd94aC288trKZfV4KA-AzE0l3qyG4MCp58bAbXveCSBkHmUjuL8p4vbTdma2xRxiZi2T-jEGrwBS3v4R7q857VXkjyuEsNvySpGFo9oFXPHjp3itFCj5WMQ-R6TNlJU2nBw=w764-h431-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e3RmsWWTxgxV9JrsKNntPk3nOgSTkQ0qtZROKrxUzS-dsurW0J9NufxWvvyTy93xVkuusciy3dLibmtQ5dC7Um-kaBwkNoon2HQRLOGURDH3cHuNoCt3y4w7bfpLRhNf8iOlh-kL5jQiXkXe7Pz0b64A=w757-h430-no?authuser=0)

1:08 PM brought him again, just him.  :-\
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3de2631uUNddbdHxzPhPmLBwswmJPy46Z1si5s_9NCdkviNacAnnNP2YwWMNFnF4_zxqRHRRWHI0AhJ5xUT7JMO1lI-BOYCCtsZk11U52F5AZopLstfJz5F2Q5I35bECYxM0LLfHzTyOTYhqmySlouKjA=w758-h429-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dH7iiE2XKJmw5hpdlj6Jm0-v1gn9cElZxx5jZySg67vr38DWSng31w4RarmjxbzKRdX6zAhvl1S0CtP73tsFiM6HJ7Yn7yBTq7WUcDBTeDgInDofS6aCXACfoGleiE0VWz1J8vzr0HQiz7WH-m-G0CDw=w762-h425-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ey3eZjMwCVe6v58gL71XORxBmNrqq_CnOWTS8fvFjQwgQcKHmdYGC6igaJSZMWRHPOdvPDc1yMJjpxYN3aWheiySRiTzlw5Uydq99HCrk2foJ5ZSsv-J_eYX3pRvSN5O9aVxbJdi-sNWcw-2Xi9WTTKQ=w758-h419-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 05, 2021, 08:08:09 PM
OK!!!  Around 3:30 Newman was back and sitting on the front of the nest box.  Considering he was looking around and "calling" he even brought one foot up and balanced there.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ddAzmHwMcLygP1PZBZNEouEV5SnPtTLQI-6_9NE3EJadtfd3B7WTHUyjKYL1K3o3pNwEv4vc3CWtP9xWTzw1gyOojRF90sQ8CHepWsOHC8DIjfuXGi9xcJA7_QvbmxzOKLoNy0Aago2x1C7xqSJkUqkw=w762-h429-no?authuser=0)

About 3:40 he seemed excited, but stayed...At 4:20 it sounded like someone brought him the food he was eating.  I think they met up on the cam.  I never knew one falcon could eat that fast, he must have been hungry.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eODuyaQaYdYZCMYAppJzRSu-KFlpbFcGrLD5DDJucAxaqczOM1KZjMtgVLtqU2X1g8IOtio2Hy8SB7InJTZAa2TpzuC74RDnNGEJZME4B4LERWhummSXQoRUgoP6vJ0ubU8I8j8BFbtReOXk1HuCza3A=w765-h426-no?authuser=0)

Apparently there was a fly-over...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ePmNQlqofpQ0D4S_zzioeXGwfpr6Rn2CFJtH-0877zMs2f1Hjblye_djyjpdsmEiIvRgG384UuRfoa4VXf3BybwbFIYknwVcDoYZW3EIU41lyZD6gWDUjj8nBBH8sXF6yc6pdlyVvDX92vYMRydVCXhw=w1026-h574-no?authuser=0)

And he left, but took his meal WITH him...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cttaKdLnx8P05UV-y1agds26BqgmAIthWlCvcT1Cw303ebGhkvZAkv7Gf6iMGj8ka8_jgeH2UBIbDA5wFbZ4-C1mq91IsbDQpiId05p4SF6ycU4HG0RHtDCzsqnzqnV7smlscupK0-Zm7kLXOk3fEBug=w1027-h578-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 05, 2021, 08:09:06 PM
Guess who he met up with!!!!  Zooey!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dLZscgFIU5oTyGskgXHUA_kOUA-GUwBaCfM8sOgVamoDIEZWunlujXmUMuh8SHHrAaOzmcicBzRyY86kUzkZNHGxhtt4cQm1H9ylxz_mgrGhbZPwPl0PGyGXJp1onQ6Pkf6JFGKjcdG8gxUQJiTYUvTQ=w1028-h574-no?authuser=0)

He tried enticing her with the food...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e-213SqyTFbJrtH-I9PO4QqhfiaFND79cnMCmyWdxcF7TN6CoLsrGiFO_uLpc3CRqinHlBJZ8JAtdOKXVvpnQQBtx1UDPYS7Oa5qrfgROmH5EYQamDUW9i2lZ9_pOeZGAjBvE9HUl_5-yQ-Q0-_DjjVw=w1026-h575-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 06, 2021, 10:37:33 AM
And a good Tuesday morning to all!! 
Newman & Zooey.....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dpWfNdD2PrBX9EtDtYySTKCvRR53rfWbk980xQjaD6wpMoctnaFPzUp6kmiE3ew_-nAEM9uBz0V7hCWUnp_v5IlEocATozQPNutrRLbAIniOcObu9c1DqO2wqsCsFD8F-uIqf9eNNcIiQQuyCZQnjHsw=w1026-h574-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 06, 2021, 03:43:59 PM
This was about 8 AM.  I don't remember ever seeing this view with one of our own................
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3daDja9zKJRClygSw5Fxgqq37tD9ev5BV5uGCW09pRBe4MU4Dj2bHiHLXChIQYJQpwQZz0wGRH9GMHWGbCerpTfNULm2BcqxcHolG0ivMB5iZdJXzC2pDmeQiUMfHbSbtXE2fsnisB2-Qn-KW9avdGTCw=w763-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on April 07, 2021, 08:38:17 AM
That view has been seen before. It's looking south toward the bridge. You are seeing Lacrosse across the river.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 07, 2021, 10:07:02 AM
LOL!  I thot the camera'd been knocked sideways!  8)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 07, 2021, 12:01:02 PM
Is this the neighborhood eagle nest?
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cS4Xv8pRwwLjt382805lM8kkdxqubZdJcL-oHMk1PCoEzSd2lc9OomLtHWYwbjy82Ma71KvmUmN94vbjBwM3DrkniRR7L5RpPyhsLLTVzdHoLnAx8ZS25VzYTy5LcAmh_3dOD2WT6TmJQq1b4IUaHacg=w763-h426-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 07, 2021, 12:07:03 PM
Yep it is with both home......  :)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eJUOh8VD3l2_N1IIM8z2qfWmg6Az0dADAEFhCdoKGzjyLg1AuD2B8dYkR--L8Pb8Xsc7A7YeFzgrrgJFYFHwXPDkO8mV6StCRmYZCQYnsknh_gGog_D9i1_N5ipPjf3xH-RS3DAqlcVo1yvOo2FI8vcQ=w759-h429-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 07, 2021, 12:07:49 PM
Newman was preening and looking around at noon...........
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eF1bOVuRabJNFRzzopdR-nvIcKyIWpdLhd4hEIeoskF5B29q1gQ4KW2HKrkJW54FJSQUWn0PlanQzu0SOXHKKzgnIMpNiqXgvo4OIzY6t6xcUBwnVtwtWxZgva0qwx2QO_q9u1hapmzb-za19a4OZS9A=w761-h430-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e5apF0perWZz9FGZiERS3khbj-Q4GmXqqItE-3s3VVWJvhlEFt6hfr1vZtI3ogQ1F32x69zg0Oz3DZFf1R7e1iChFTP81zftAG06FGkGeYRxQpSaDd1K6WyQgnqifGTaQTltCrVLGosDaDcppIuhsEcQ=w761-h431-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 07, 2021, 01:26:29 PM
We had a wet Zooey that must have gotten in a rain shower and was on the ledge.  She was sure doing some looking around before she left.  I was in the middle of this post earlier and had to go to the door and it took awhile.  It's not here, must have lost it.  I'll try again....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eK-CL2Op6etUUWJNr6nfgUrFBc9RM70WmZAxk-SuafECUCYzhA1Qet-aYXuvqLovckaRZQMP9XO023jz0Cee4PUtBwC-Z8tf_XxjRPJL1cnqww3-BpHLd7j5Zl4Y8px52Qx7ElxCdhSwsaxHWE-x49_A=w762-h430-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c_E2sKE-2QYUFkbMBVHUAS-hEG4qLcq7WeF66oQFIpHeZBN0hetDmXJgqi9ZBUUq1QHpZ8qkxn45S4ozoOFuhbFcoj-m7fjTb0jna6WXMF0jy7k8vQgdYKQoBdjguLgGsb4TnQCVx0Y7fDvYZ20d2aNA=w761-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ddFsVuFiI3EbAsgNHnVyIPYOPLFaSTDUDYf2CG7a696r0OKx6-IyAXFtOTNtGAv3tXDiS_eryqbrXm1V4k5L0UwM0McpXGFP1dCzGUXhQpZR3NAs4k1G4tw52qthfUp3mrJMGF4hx_cLR_4YZ1cBSv4w=w763-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 07, 2021, 01:27:20 PM
At 13:18!!!!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eCYYNQ-RC781TQZc2G5iZJpAxvtMEJUqpnNa0PAo2xF6zwKbPHIDkRcc5jBkX6CxqaCkLytebGrUNEuKZmcUukNnYFQT_O0WsOTIjkxAhiOfHvjMciov7wVeXVm7eQRayEn4sbtNj8Gptcb0nz0NyRjg=w763-h424-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 07, 2021, 02:01:34 PM
so much fertilzer
no flower
need miracle gro

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 08, 2021, 08:53:31 AM
April 8
9 am

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 08, 2021, 01:54:52 PM
Always enjoy the barges.  One went past Red Wing too today.

I guess Zooey had company while she ate lunch about 12:50.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ecCFe1OCH_CdJBfLTQTrGtC1tZql3KtncfvWwHMBNOvhUdPMLxwop413NF7vXVxNkIJc7wZuMooDTGXAlaPNv5khszlPtX-cWHNEje7AofhLu6cFMQ9jm1NIk__vDwu9dVSIoXn4L2_eV9yiz4DWC_ZA=w762-h426-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f_4ypokCQ9jLT2iHga8pXdKSvLItLuP61ynNvBJOX2h9c_xLo4f9IwOoJaD2m6ELkLfsDYawRc6FbFcjMnL-NI_hTFkZLm6L7B8gTRj1iyuWVewQkB7MoWdgCtKaJHVgSDlN48xuWIb-FHjJ5s-jQzOA=w766-h426-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 10, 2021, 12:48:57 PM
April 10
I saw 2 downrriver barges and one upriver
Making money - hauling goods

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 10, 2021, 04:55:38 PM
Zooey was up on the side (literally) of the bluff for a long time.  Newman was perched by the nest box watching her.  He finally flew up there, but when he landed on her she must have been straight up and down and he fell off............
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dQhZIjpr9n3ovy_06UKB0d2Sm6LRLpvdtmwYHvY-AFda8j4q3mcIe_OI26npvbC1ZCN8XW97tUGK_6D3UomjuVnY7lR4FWXRq6fXF7xqUGuoi-fUxpxjpcNlQ3omVVrUEaHJrNCBwqmwNxGw0juyKJxA=w765-h429-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 12, 2021, 05:19:01 AM
April 12
5.15 am barge passing by
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2021, 10:46:27 AM
Neat shot with both of them at the nest box and the trucks going by.  Thanks!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 11:03:39 AM
Zooey and Newman having a conversation, and Zooey did a scraping on the ledge
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51111550524_2e57ba7d76_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51111800821_9fa5f6ce4e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2021, 12:25:48 PM
That's timing!  I was just going to post the ones I got again yesterday.  I've noticed a lot of times when she's been eating or just sitting there Newman goes in there too and then peeks out.  The one time yesterday he must have headed up for another way out or ????  You can just see the tip of the tail disappearing.

He was peeking out, but she'd left...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dVNF9JVqrgmYWCWEhTBwsRfsBhVyQaWRflK_BTn_JoSBPONIXv0gS12UeoANHPR9VJ1iqu38KY5EZCNU7mMaHZiw55lz44JGeES_nfOpj6PrHMLl5lfEQTUB9U1eoqnaFG0FUopqZhkrZI0mRP9yn9Tg=w763-h427-no?authuser=0)

All you can see is the tail tip (above the little oranish stuff)...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cRqt_sQZgwr4irqm8FnEy7it7n2HZHX6YkIHsb1O0ogGyRGxMQWaPQcl1LH6pY_0kX4rdU6RPuz9qU40-Kci7yajuePy1gKJiGVKiJNaiue1I_7dRcICOM4Y9BUcbjK2WMT2WbVBK8pKsMWoqoUtDkMA=w761-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2021, 12:28:10 PM
He did sweet talk her into the nest box yesterday, but then left her.  He seems to like the nest box and she seems to like being down on the ledge.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c-9SbBQsjOaOEf23dmcNseJNy8zcs-mRf7ZukdT6Pm7DF42zZODKqlRBrPF-rZg8Ayr368fh8fccp89QoSezgOxSvH7PlkMN9zwkVc6EpGyOIR_PYvWgf8orYYKC4DB-x-TQJboaierNLtDxUk2yLCoQ=w759-h426-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 12, 2021, 01:42:09 PM
April 12
1.30 pm 15 car barge
they take a LONG time to transit the lock

4.30 pm a 6 car barge
and I see a large barge waiting way up yonder too



Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2021, 05:17:27 PM
Sometimes watching Red Wing a person can see a barge or other boat going past down below.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2021, 07:13:41 PM
MAYBE there is hope yet............... 1911
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dESpciL96ogYtKNUSiArF0Li3GOVJQ1JBnBuJGgSO8qzW_hOBRrjMEs61hHGqK25pfpY1TuZCWgXcwfq6WhjC7O8wCXgAGyokKKAAK8QyZun7NOf4w1Tv1oBOavQ8kzL3uV06yRHExsT-Rw5TYsDVQog=w1026-h575-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2021, 07:36:14 PM
I believe between 10-11 today.... Newman met Zooey up on the ledge.  They did a lot of conversing.....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e3g33MfM8je4J7if3ssz1O0TBaR4_0Ia89LbR9RQIuySh-YjTYjRWZVnFSBIxIBqNQaGTtZ60BoB6wW8lPDbnzfNAp6rKwb19d9vqqopq5ofadNSDeES3rYRieBb_alSV40FOBItMQuWBpDrop0bRjPA=w1025-h575-no?authuser=0)

Zooey scraped a little....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cJE62yeruTcmewNgRgHgk4k90A3m1LEB3rinsoBRNUTV5tbU3-xk5j7cgfsQSkERm4bvLHlB4rOS0DFc57NkbMX80m5pSTLHZ_Rm6ifR4T9i-pd0Fl698jQed0_b2fup_ZHEWj9qXEe9SEW8JV6VySwQ=w1028-h534-no?authuser=0)

There goes Newman up into where??
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fPnJ0CqYFBhCQ4hYYSFwjrR_BRwyCWCZz5fc6p3683PbL4_ztl54AcFpOJTfR3U91K7F3-sCARUUl5lkhPs0AnfOWZW9MAx0pwRkK5GuwLP7oB4_ybMvizu-g2sOKtsdhIxJjFg2uX-MED0GvAY5Lppg=w1027-h576-no?authuser=0)

And there goes Zooey after him....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f6wYBdl3GvJhWvtHi1fLDP99tT_I_s7CI6_OioXnwPHz0thLwjFz2UP8tHtEqRurJz1uDa2ZTUbT_fqb4jkMvwLO7_5Joma5EYmpkR1TLLX-x9_KIku1yXpMGiUQLKh8akx_s4esY88nZ1mdo2iZ_fPw=w1026-h576-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 13, 2021, 01:02:57 PM
April 13
pelicans
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 13, 2021, 01:47:13 PM
They're always so bright white and cool looking.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 13, 2021, 01:48:47 PM
When Zooey was up on the cam Newman brought in lunch about 1235.  She made about 3 passes and didn't get it, so Newman started plucking and suddenly left with it.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fBNbjLe7G9A2rckZpgw-mWz1Ta4fgmoOpvVrgfOaYJBQRMZOhIGvyD8pHU8crqeA024e4td7Gd4CEaePeV05j4iJenklpI5fiGhK_KU5CxJg7tGt239sTQjyK5DIu3Jv3jqEwp0pPu0iz8sA0ou-tckg=w759-h378-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3exygrNef0V-kfEJgQbryVa8Ii8C6hVMv2CPyjpZ29YqahMXyo0yATDiwQfEQmdL81fisu_Q7pUpJ1W7BconzyqLOXBN1GW5S5vMFgxlCOvR_r_GcBw4npA9ZL0dUSo1PjmC7IDv5S_cgCLm9Jy-NYbtw=w763-h424-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 13, 2021, 11:03:45 PM
We had eggs already this time last year, was wondering if maybe she might have laid eggs elsewhere?  May 8 first hatch last year. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 14, 2021, 09:49:47 AM
Zooey this morning.

Tail feathers on display. 

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 14, 2021, 10:34:31 AM
Nice Emy.

Lori, my opinion would be a new couple can take a bit to "settle in" together plus there was still another peregrine(s) around upsetting things.  If she's a two-year-old she might not lay any this year, they usually start from two to three years. (Besides she likes the ledge and he likes the nest box  :D )
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 14, 2021, 10:47:17 AM
April 14
2.45 pm
14 car barge in lock


I dont wanna get any hopes up -
but does she have a brood patch,
or is she just .. uh .. well fed
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 15, 2021, 07:09:03 PM
Her crop has been real full off and on.  I hadn't noticed a brood patch, yet anyway.

Zooey actually went in the nest box late this morning.  Newman was thrilled about that!  They did a lot of "talking".
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cfZdZWG9ODKxW_h0-H53CuQ8XoKRCRsWDzgyWeNL-KjH6BxCe5z_R4pvER0cbuvqI-l-ZyZ_H7zqq_bMYuLA7ICD6_Hb9vhXa5AMtkxOP11ZEjWat5efn0ACfL8zeQO7GnOsFqZWHfas7cLYsphRQHoA=w761-h433-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cNxqis5wAj_Q6c2DIpCO0u0bniLzC_8nkO0zJsubrLPr_W3qQB2AI7FfiXWNzqZCsMC_NcXu7DZ21fDVaaXswyWvMr-9P7HPABHasPaCNAz2U0vSi0oJ__TWZPqCdOV7i7__cQmQB0KzLqkTPy0WyzhA=w759-h427-no?authuser=0)

But try as he might her mind seemed to be elsewhere.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dK-xfrTia7Lu50feo-n8LCqCnfMKtXFIyUFPJH8cKI-n07noAATxkcds7xjz40F7E-_8uzW8CLEMeCo6KrNlXFslxarSDR1Ed-J0rnxNk8OIGjKpP0bBSji9WfICIgPZDN7AJkJd3ybim2msePRHFjug=w761-h411-no?authuser=0)

She went out....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3daWyplOBVxLRnVb2TxGz4EGraywy4ZBnjlT67iEutLS0s6sSOZwBaPGh17lcj-QXOZrBtcmB0pMYhn9-h95QBeTSEXaZZw2CblZWGaSM3oQJCmLY3JC5Zh7PWTUvGtmjlj-b72ARMt9xdDZnhjqg9NDg=w762-h429-no?authuser=0)

And Newman left.....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f7LAgyvdWFBVYI5zlG8nKRg4sM8TXSJbZhhRE9LQL9wrVWA5g00blRvjagozDxigPoKuH0CUAx3digy5UPuUj2hrZBRZIqkkB9wwZMDMg-xSYtYIFVLvksGIUEHRWo32ZTKO6qcCxv7C8NecgFcEqHkQ=w763-h433-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 16, 2021, 07:38:02 AM
April 16 flyway dawn

3.15 pm 15 car barge going upriver

I see another barge waiting to come downriver



Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 16, 2021, 03:36:23 PM
I have been wrong before but I think Zooey is in labour.  3:35 pm your time.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 16, 2021, 03:45:06 PM
Yup.  We have an egg.  My screen cap won’t post.  Some one will have it. 3:39 pm.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 16, 2021, 03:58:37 PM
4 pm April 16 egg

I confess I am shocked

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 16, 2021, 04:01:22 PM
Me too.  Babies having babies.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2021, 04:20:41 PM
Congrats, Zooey!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 16, 2021, 08:30:10 PM
And in the nest box!!!!  Thank you Zooey.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 16, 2021, 08:36:17 PM
I have been wrong before but I think Zooey is in labour.  3:35 pm your time.
WAY TO GO EMY!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 17, 2021, 03:06:20 PM
April 17
3 pm 15 car barge

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 17, 2021, 05:12:18 PM
She sure is a pretty gal.  That pinkish on her front reminds me of a falcon I haven't heard about for quite a while.  Somewhere in Canada?
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cXflUT0QmRtUdx_AKZ0P5dPYkGrnylr3Woq85j2m2IlgUHADa0pp0cgxRXtomwap6sJfoKH0bA8WhtGpYB_gNR2ZO3hX9pXE3_rPr5S_VVhtqwmvyX7MKmntdHhsXSL7FNdfO3AW-V1hJc9CfKKEBqIg=w1025-h576-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dxv8HfazTu6t74-wPOP3qh8Skoc4yfbvi7G7RmeNd_M8LG6pFrz0_xgI4RL84pH2b46aiPRBEnG1F___BdsGIvWhtggxaLeHJ6B2Jx4epT655wQeZOcd2UkkcrQQe_l7OiHAzwbaF6c9OwBi6DH9tODg=w1023-h575-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 17, 2021, 06:11:46 PM
Those blush falcons have a name, I dont remember it.
I think there's a bunch of them on Chincoteague Island - east coast
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Linda M on April 17, 2021, 07:12:43 PM
The anatum subspecies of peregrine falcon has a salmon or peach tinged breast.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 17, 2021, 08:14:32 PM
We have Anatum subs here in Alberta. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 18, 2021, 02:29:02 AM
Thank you gals, it's been bugging me!!  Emyrauld I thought when one was sighted one time it was mentioned Canada and/or the tundra.  And LindaM.  I'd been trying to find them.  And you're right Shep.  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 18, 2021, 04:19:36 AM
April 18
9.30 am barge
And a beautiful pic of the falcon
4.20 pm  a weird barge heads upriver - whats on it?

Nora, did you notice the kestrel has 5 eggs!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 18, 2021, 08:09:01 PM
No I hadn't caught the 5 of the kestrels!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fh95OBeWAIeZLrmz1AGDsrCh7Ohgm20f3TsCK2FZxrqoYKXUsJV-u_IfQrk0V8P75bCOICoIalTRGWzxUtMWwnWswAxjvMpICBwtrqRlhyM68c2nRFYAXu_e8eV0ThjlHDW8ze421Bzw3h3VQPl6cZOg=w761-h420-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 19, 2021, 04:35:45 AM
No I hadn't caught the 5 of the kestrels!!

Amy will be delighted - there was no hatch in 2020

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 19, 2021, 01:07:29 PM
2 EGGS
April 19
noon
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 19, 2021, 01:47:03 PM
You sure?  I had been watching her and just went back again.  I know that egg was within site all night and this morning.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 19, 2021, 01:49:24 PM
Nora, when Newman went in - he drew the hidden egg back by the old egg.
I watched it.  There are 2 eggs.

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 19, 2021, 02:18:47 PM
I think this might have happened around 11:30 last night.  I did not post because I thought the darker one might be fluff.  But I have gone back to look at it more carefully and I think it might have been the first egg showing darker because it was cool while the new one would still be warm and showing whiter. —- that’s if the IR cam works like I think it does.   I was checking because I thought she might be in labour again at the time.  She doesn’t really strain the way some others do. If this is a second egg, she sure has an easy time of it.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 19, 2021, 02:31:15 PM
I was right the first time.  It was fluff.  Everyone can have a chuckle.  I am starting to see what I want to see instead of what is there.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 19, 2021, 02:56:22 PM
That's ok, I was watching her last night and got all excited too.  ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 19, 2021, 04:47:28 PM
Not quite sure what Zooey was eating this afternoon while Newman guarded the nest box, but guess if you're a raptor that likes raw meat it was good.  She had brought part of it to the root to eat and then took a piece to the side of the bluff.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eMjTHF_4GIfX9XiE_kXo8Gvsm74VreifH9ZEye_xXUnnO5v3kDrXmEsWJ_ZwQAN2KR4LN3keq2jMOQpYzStM0RsDQ2kibuVVJwPnlKRKNiJvv3-hPtI2oOvd31mQN5ae4AAhFzLrdAbEV1crZPjO0yNQ=w1023-h577-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c60KDwQqzXr0QDc-WK8eItd37HsR4tsOl8wsI6YxeMkYFHxPZtzmD1wgRRQi-taCGtTBUeEQUqvXya312XAkgaRjAa3vJfBSmrFUQefG8J0vrHC5PskCUiqj6bQRSs19FFOQTIJUwHF870kkBBbf6FOQ=w1027-h575-no?authuser=0)

And that's not bright feathers, it's the meat...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eWBLlDrXf0AKRD1RsDef7W77gLGNMU4VGkZ162g7vngZMX6r7iJfH43A0c_kMVXf2sRKFzyg9xO8rmxn1HNwDqKCAUCalx7kQczTxduYi2tB48f98aE37cqpKpP0dTKKkjVDAkFbDgQmUWVS37kwRHDA=w1025-h577-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3czaP4O057TeZnrdry3u0anFcZN_lhtmVVyDZiAr5hZ_FJ-jnVELQl1fF3UGeeTB2H6NnJtg4iE3PW7Jqq2nK23ABTC-SjttjuwLfKCVLks_Iu4fRr0uPxtLi0WDNhYCc1KzAf_oeIBFiHXwHrbVqyTrg=w688-h515-no?authuser=0)

All done.............
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eKMpDIXozcEkNmOLLOr69SBp7olm3HKrD19hCowZ_Zffg-NscXOC6s_Oj5VAhg5OnmKSU8jIz-jCb_kgXUSRTO-uzu1v16kpZz52f_BIv4GIIMIM6TIy64_CNy8zp-iKubabf-FOfzxHm6W8EgIWaDUg=w1023-h577-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 19, 2021, 08:58:19 PM
Anyone care to take bets if she'll lay #2 overnight??  At least she's finally staying in the nest box again.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eHUGiR64xJYDtIxTp2qvW1ofVIqgaZBw7pp59F1f3eROL1yRIBoEYnwC8B35bQvkpkOKeiezJ5wlgCyR-tiKBHfftHhQbIDzkhx8N0aYmudhE9o6Owp1gH4Do8GGYJQgpJGObiatU0d9pRGGDZVdRUXw=w763-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 20, 2021, 02:32:18 AM
0215 -- sleeping.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dAPq3JgWwfX3o_xS2vVDiF8at1ROSvm4silbZFsfxxV1AxTVSDp_6yvtrNLTTSl091Y9Nu0o6kod50TZYCAjVF36x3e468YB0f0IITXHyjg_Hsv3rhZV-WxY1okYWrjZ16XVkLPifOsfcS3tSRU4P7Kg=w764-h421-no?authuser=0)

0230 -- sort of awake.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fbJBhvDluzYf6JkZncUNciaXWrOxkmUkO79r8dl_-erGAVu8s2RiBan9R3KQsz5lfU54rFCKGhwd88JiWSb3x8tJWClG3fhHsijqvthZwoS0IbW8guSmB7TkYBJRFgucU8G8Jz24Dk3-SHIeKT7eB7fA=w760-h433-no?authuser=0)

And then she was gone.............I'm going to bed.  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 20, 2021, 11:52:42 AM
Nope and watching her this morning, does she even really know what to do with the egg she's got?  Seems like Newman gets concerned and tries or goes in and sounds like he's asking her to come in, but she just does her "own thing".   She kind of got over it, but left again.  I know they don't spend a lot of time on eggs until they're done laying, but she doesn't even seem to hover by it and it's been down around/below freezing.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 20, 2021, 01:48:27 PM
We have had eggs uncovered in the cold.  I recall being very concerned and discovering that the birds know better than I do.  A first time mom though, especially one as young as this one seems to be might be another matter.  My guess is that the time to worry might be after the time that a third egg would have been laid roughly a couple of days from now.  Newman, being an experienced male might even take on incubation duties until she figures things out.  I have seen this happen before. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 20, 2021, 05:13:59 PM
I know.  She spent all night in the nest box, but that's all she did.  Newman has been alternating with spending some times on the egg and guarding the nest box.  She seems to like her spot down on the twisted tree or root she goes to a lot, hasn't really been up to the nest box.  I've watched peregrine cams since 2004, but this has been really different this year.  :-\
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 20, 2021, 08:14:10 PM
Zooey actually spent a little time by the egg and Newman brought her some fresh supper (about 7:50).  Now she's sort of there again like last night.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eFIp1Dx4piDuFBxgJh08gnuUv7fHCh-6c8OkfmNCrT-wegh4AtfJf6HZR_kBTXEr-lZBZbKEfGO0hF1owZb6lxBthq1XPXY_LSzmeAElJnIlEysKpshE8Wlb2N_Bp_L2ZCRZUPtfj-4yDBtu7wjpGpEw=w760-h431-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dCqY8FM_Knbdy8OgVu8JJM4E014SSxQ4Hfde9G-Wl7CHTcRhpwDvU8tZqNAEWC6JFtKlRbAQ3EVo8XdxJf81RSZ12-wAes44vdzFKh8Mboe65RIYQe63a6XNub9yRcEPPtBKNRJ-70BaAdrRzuyvU6rg=w766-h391-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dgFks-100urAdXnQEpeiDOWx-zx9CQEWRLkCw18xc8YJb9QGLor5ASXHLv3evYwr67pExNr8elb6ekwNv6ADxlz2YO5uReTVSNnFhC2CYFzrT_SPKs2T9oIWIiHIj0rJd_BA_BNcmD14rlIOv-Iw60iw=w763-h428-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e6BizlzfNowki8CzURcpeU6axB_izTrISXN89vx5_2txA02BgwACzxhxTwPFTA4JntNvtoP6GgF4ZO2CvC7dCqQEx1Q4ZLg7eVsQXCTF_jaYz8_2EAw2c8AU2dSTxiwPpqwNOB_ylOfxfR6Qn_yEJttg=w764-h426-no?authuser=0)

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 21, 2021, 12:48:12 AM
About 12:30 AM -- I'd swear she's pushing.................
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 21, 2021, 02:40:39 AM
2:40 -- I'm going to bed  :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 21, 2021, 04:31:52 AM
4.30 am April 21 Hump day
She has put her foot on the egg several times during the nigt.
Only Z knows why.

April 16 She laid egg 1 but only Newman warmed it
April 19 I thot she laid egg 2 - if she did its hidden behind that board
April 21 I cant get any glimpse of egg 2/3
This'd be the right timing for a 3rd egg
Is it fertile? dunno
can it survive cold? dunno

I was tempted to delete my 2 EGGS post - but Ima gonna leave it
I read comments on Explore - GHO is mentioned
I doubt the owl'd take an egg
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 21, 2021, 01:36:29 PM
I really don't think she's laid a second egg to be honest and she's young.  "Predators such as raccoons and great-horned owls occasionally take eggs or chicks from the nests."  Shouldn't have any raccoons getting to the nest box and they may have mentioned GHO because of last year.  That first egg has never been taken.

P.S.  Late afternoon -- I just watched Newman go in to do a few minutes of egg sitting.  He carefully got the one under him that we've see sitting there and no more.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 22, 2021, 11:15:00 AM
Zooey has read the manual!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 22, 2021, 12:16:11 PM
It's a start.  If we don't have success and she's bonded well enough with Newman and GSB she'll be another year older next year and may do better.  I think she's trying, just unsure of what she needs to do.  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 22, 2021, 08:23:21 PM
Newman brought Zooey a meal, but she wouldn't come out of the nest box.  I believe he put it somewhere, he went down to the dead tree without it.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3d41sNzmVJ46iretuxHhEd9tak9rRyB8H9GezejQAdLFwbDs7ZWEXnJrZPoTbJA6S5AN47KMxwEu3JW7IMXSo7WK8gmQslJgSL7AihvNDWcAYBbby-fsYZ_www-AcMcQj_NGvjEg4zJRx7NKzvhPg0m7w=w763-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f9XWuxEJeNfupIeVAghgI87-GW3s3KmKMJyOSjQKmys2zCWpIKkY2GHQl-vItzWhSdDQDVrV5EVvgoosqxBI5mhKTlg4OQjRDsUzViHFYMv3wzUoedPslDawUfZS_SsGBtEIKEJgfH6cpVOzyy_PsNkw=w1027-h575-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 22, 2021, 09:13:13 PM
Is that a second egg at 2110?  In the middle to the left of the first egg.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f44uqZPgqWvdumUjKK2x7WEkfqQpuFCjyp8rPqCRn-VseY9J-n4_gleFtHf2d1BIo2P9yQE-5bJBi6YABI7HLK4O37a6OphYdLwUOimjXwsJd0YSq0_QD6cIwee9eMV61Gxo8UyTER_wl-MM0HynE4XA=w1029-h528-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 22, 2021, 10:02:38 PM
8:50 MDT I think we are an hour behind you.  Still only one egg I think.  She turned around and I got a pretty good peek.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 22, 2021, 10:56:44 PM
Now that I'm back and went through what I missed I have to agree.  Darn.  :-\
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 23, 2021, 03:31:20 PM
April 23
3.30 pm
12 car barge downriver

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 23, 2021, 08:05:40 PM
Well Newman brought Zooey something all ready to eat at 1950.  While she held onto it, it looked like he was checking out the egg situation and left.  Then she left, but wasn't gone long and came back.  Either she ate awfully fast or stashed it somewhere.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dSndc9ivGDm1JzBL8CDVftKU7Bca9lB13l2t5xnyZI1tkNDEyA_2uIs0Ltg14yu5TDzf3HTLtEbHcRCeMmY33E-UFR2C3qBozXbadeuGgUO8R46xF-4WHnQGR53iQuZA7rnvv5o2PUx7o-wzpINTOFOQ=w763-h428-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eDpUflltI7wu2Firn7X7mo-KGUQjNOTCOV5XiSCv4DY3go4u9QayMeSi5Y0xUbllwaR7_1sObLHLGVKnWg1LWoC9QJ4erubC1dRTUYQSkyVXQBNx3gscJ6nIfTkOUbw_UUDqie49APTaCdmODzRuZizw=w761-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ch4TRKR6KiTO98GxEOXIU8EPJ2Y-Vo2ubcgJFdS0lhL18FWhGENzTBEM9f2o7cYvr72_2xF_K7dv0NkkXCMjPifw9Sj91MdszFxwTc578Vcqow2tOObheP2IdLgfGus3yGiRP1aJXpTQkUgG_2MB5KoA=w763-h426-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ffB8U7JyKw-7ZugE_RvhqEq54II9G0rjjRzjiYse69yheQCcKi-tty7Er9ZJIeLXS5fatBTBhr8Vyn_yAf43GOMpHf5kKy6FpJP_yy73I7eMwPRx3wtZL2vImp1rHk5FM9zQuewh52Z1o1TQWc8laARA=w760-h426-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 24, 2021, 11:14:41 AM
MEMORY LANE
Saw this on youtube
I remember this!
This won Michele MOM of the YEAR
https://youtu.be/A6OQZmMAVBQ

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 24, 2021, 05:57:23 PM
This bird is cool !!!
https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1385913207550738434

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 24, 2021, 07:54:47 PM
Amazing how they do that.  I saw a video one time of a hawk flying through thick brush.  Wow.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 24, 2021, 11:10:51 PM
Newman tries  :)  He brought her a bird for supper.  She nicely took it and set it down next to the egg.  After he left she got in position like she does every night lately and took one teeny nibble off it.  It look like he even beheaded it for her.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dZkey91jcqDxDNqAX-SqbmTQepbaXpH-EvGPenTl-ZuliXSytIB3mm_BdF4lQwXKTwrTpHeybkoMXT_Fs81ON2YkdnCmi5nWgBs6SXHAKvJtDJAUO98j89XiLJwN0gQGh4yvUonqTJx7b0nu-BOZkWmA=w761-h429-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3csr2IZyDewJ1LudqKoIKU8gRrurhqPRNddq69-WanO7QM-Z2QbiHRwDsuoJaefqiVm6BNQrjMqAtP6M4uLqZpF3iKmvmeuijBvVfJ2D-13C9E_XoZW5IaSQtMRiuXcQFQBHjX2wrkSGRJ9Mz0a_XnM1Q=w765-h433-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cHJZbnwFsVCkAoh9LLQWZjzQdLScPNvob5qE1ZdlB6lArqy3FS8You1JzIBcedxb4ePysQ0H-NDVmL_fO0RzJWiFZoU1LOQQBcWHud_WLZaI2oUdYuOs-YuQQpYdCtL0w5C_l4m1JB53f9GEuj_VS4kQ=w764-h427-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 25, 2021, 10:46:27 AM
Earlier this morning Zooey emerged from the nest box and they were calling to each other, then she took the stiff bird that he brought her last night and left with it.

Someone was on the cam....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cq6XBrfbWkgg_-mp_QCKeAopei20RFGi1iBMXDd8e55TXoFxCvsMl3VaHZZR-ZqyZYv9YzfZy1sV0ADbKqLNKgB2HlhkE9UxgRp2G9kxkMG3Iso1pU3Es8u7jRjF_xakGNlDuXgfXB23CcAPHFne3l_Q=w763-h430-no?authuser=0)

Zooey was in the nest box again and Newman came to visit.  They did some "talking" back and forth before he left and she did a little preening and stayed with the egg.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cVjbJCbDXcvueqg9Mnj4aKlkUkh5MmiUGCrolqEAjjc_21OoW2ftE-7mxV8kbkTm1aQGF4OI2HXorxiRdLdkcYFV-ZFtE3xuVhp4mryzlZ001xBDjfg0F2Cwk_UdfqrWr6Ts8LIcui8odae8zAqpWL5A=w764-h430-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dlbIf21xzsE8_arm3JFJYF9TeCcK4F6JxaQTMBQobq-A9k7BSq4kwN_th19dSrdWZH8YARLXplIaxlnGmEqnFy8xFbyhXXiTRTr_5KjjWD5U6sVZj7Y8_PUbVWU6wERtB-4QKroYDwiijrPeVjJYVlcw=w763-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fpa8T51jl0X2AUuGLg63lmUAFWGHAQxsKlP9R-G24TWhI-5QKCuMJy8vwqYvYBNVjbDj2bZ_UCqv0mBaVHJfFZ1kVGsfFPDwMheqm3VfwewxwsWaHZpI21RdJ3G2Q0J3ozgg6jVCYm-z8AQjBT2KGqqA=w763-h424-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 25, 2021, 12:54:20 PM
since her breast is buff color, I wish they'd named her Buffy
I wonder if she'll return next year

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 25, 2021, 06:15:33 PM
I feel like she's very slowly coming around.  I hope she does return!  She sure is pretty.....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ci1XY9vrfIB-_5r-wxHuVvf2p0DQy0Ds1lHI9sHb4JaRVF1-wjJiJlA51NQ-uXJ5QDtbIKz9-h3l234Wipw5665cDgt6-I9qZz-QN6h9kuomvpP2KA9M-FGF1wo4vaP0FRrWVAAoCkJ0ULcP3s3ZMLqA=w765-h433-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 25, 2021, 08:30:55 PM
Hard to see it, but nothing like fluff stuck on your beak.  She looks like she ate a good meal.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ck4eKM6xOqRoIdQhtPJF3rKMgaX8CanWSU68VjXHgDAFRsTqBMsYRrM75O_2-MEWb9_b5NhGNa6Oc4_q2ZyCEoC9txaJ4pwMTpdG4ymEUZiumaDa7G2gYWJHRSbJWjAX59jvZX_8yI0HfoBIC7y8UrZA=w761-h424-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dj0ZO-oDavyELqp6nBCHQh_23v3TRJuwVXFIrDUrZBGhB50eoV90sgYJcbpvE-WHtj7jIeKMxyd7FTTq7Ug50j0dvPiW5Ax5WNX1ZOaNACvT7CMcVodNgCiYB3OcPhJVndX-glyb8ln2uv6VLjFlZtcw=w763-h425-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 27, 2021, 01:16:27 AM
SHE DID IT!!!!  I THINK ABOUT 9:15 PM ON MONDAY EVENING!!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dzmGxLaZts29X6uOPDnTZCqb5MegVtGG3v-v3Nqu7xokDjKnApyVdrEs5ZXGaPAAGDGZQah1ett2TWjI1dSTcAPHPaSYHW2kmMi4PiYaR4IGnhsCKXg95-IjL4r7hK0_Y_80SaCpvBU-HFGccb3WpJ5Q=w762-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eHGEpOtFZbRQvdFsZWg4rnr0cthtBfyNXzqs5X3bWZ8ZlDyYHHDVO7E4IyfcoQoNjIqC3UdcNg-DAPYLD0uD0lP1XmDXwX44MPWS6u4jdSQQT7KXqhpx_rB7zfVPOoGeX59TnS2-jsroGE6_Ki-dmVtA=w765-h427-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 05:31:33 AM
WOW, another egg!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: TCRaptorLover on April 27, 2021, 05:14:18 PM
And she's sitting on them.  The first one looks a bit rough but maybe the 2nd will hatch.  Newman would be so happy.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 27, 2021, 05:37:23 PM
It was like stuff finally "kicked in" and after Newman kept incubating she started to and then after several nights of looking like she was going to she did.  Fingers crossed on this second one, although it's definitely being tended to, at least earlier.  I haven't had a chance to look this afternoon, I've been outside. 

Yep and they're nicely taking turns!!!!  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 29, 2021, 05:56:53 AM
Good Job Zooey! Egg #3!!
(https://i.gyazo.com/a9dfddfc936d2f6af8cc7d1e027986db.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on April 29, 2021, 06:53:38 AM
Egg 3 in Minnesota
Hatch 1 in Baltimore Md

Bird Life

 ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 06:59:03 AM
Thanks for the great gif, Lori....yay on egg#3!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 29, 2021, 10:32:17 AM
Isn't that great?!!!  I knew it was after 3 AM, saw 2 before I went to bed.  I thought she actually laid it between 4-5:00?? She's "got it" now.  :)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cYX2FASla9smdNf5GptQK83m_Wy6PNnTR-dO5IF1BWqqnuiq29LltpRdekbAk8AyGxeiEMNKXp4DRZKeQwc1turept9viYHQaZQgBqYmJhm-sfbLy4pxgS4Bd9KgydguoSvQhN-fklsm4COAP-4jkS2g=w763-h426-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Emyrauld on April 29, 2021, 11:38:40 AM
Amazing.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 30, 2021, 03:44:23 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcons Newman & Zooey with 3 eggs!!!!

Beautiful GSB morning view!!!
(http://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-212/20210429T110309_15370735.ts.jpg)

First time Mom Zooey is doing a great job!(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/9/28/20210427T162736_3019925.ts.jpg)

Where's my Brekky???
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/9/29/20210429T165218_3107066.ts.jpg)

Newman has an oops bringing Brekky to a very hungry Zooey.
(https://i.gyazo.com/157958be7969b4a19a2c045594d793b5.gif)

Newman see's the newest egg for the first time... Zooey lets him take a little peek but she will not move off the eggs!
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/9/29/20210429T173616_3108385.ts.jpg)

I better go get more brekky for Zooey!  How the heck did I drop that?
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/9/29/20210429T173626_3108390.ts.jpg)

Newmans shift, he counts them to make sure :)
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/57282adbdec02e78df08f6e641f02be0883b672b811a51763dfb3548689188a5.jpg?w=800&h=471)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on April 30, 2021, 09:27:02 PM
Zooey "has got it now!!!"  Newman was on the eggs and she came to the nest box and gave him "the look" and he got up and left.  ;)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eLQEbvLrj85uvK63nRBqNxY66Xi868nSyL4qx8bep-a2ij0MzCO7x6hxzGHMyBk-VuWbTzYydNhGmYBotquAWk6ci8Y1OgsSPVOkeZUNKVU86gUUQznviMKxtimNLtN128KFrikckDSJvRdgdZa6GP5Q=w764-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 01, 2021, 10:27:41 AM
Saturday -- May 1st
When Zooey flies in and says "Out, it's MY turn" she means it.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e4GIsKDuCBN-LJQRoggmdyUFIziXzvSlP7I7utk2HMrMwrqpC_uMlmomJu3apUtBbOVNBPniFGUEJWsdfdWuokLohH8JW1ntAKjaRo76DHSn98muMwUaQ-RinFCrmNC5Uqx0PAPXIBeFJE_qa9LJBXog=w762-h430-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3erdSLV-b0W-9HH9qpiuUQ4HxjAJgWHZHnG2srHixTPSYLK-lVTVsOlq2oR-ppuvQq6AmFxv2ejkPWa7WDPfOZAKSjndDJtqmoz7nALPsf5n0A-SYB9GBjM_le-JsTq4_Dd5aurCdWSaJ8CM1_l21s0yw=w762-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 02, 2021, 05:27:07 AM
oy vey such a view .........
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 02, 2021, 09:42:43 AM
oy vey such a view .........
True.  She'd just landed.  ;D :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 02, 2021, 12:23:02 PM
"Please can I have a turn, PLEASE??"

"Hmmm, do you think I should let him?  Oh, ok."
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3flUJWVa3xP4c2B-Bft6mzoSywqoLxEPBIbeTgeaq01-CMMSGeKsmoBjWgx_nUnUMWEh37yUAb8r6byokMLjqCDGF4p5ZQx5LFqfmcifWiyN2uSrzEgbnlpNgUTtrtHOil33Ig1Lov7X2eahxjHNqARPw=w762-h431-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ftLqcc0nzTmyCvs2E7Wz5TxtaldEFDGv4nnNFkBMs3_JzHee1AIfsCS4jjagfa96EMDNT1HQ9_lzK60TsSUjUQXJwdv_yvKmJdLK5XowgxBRoISDRaNuruq3hWTZ5MXyKl7G3-NyMiJQwdZzH-asElWA=w762-h429-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 12:33:15 PM
Great pics, Nora!

Can you imagine how she will be with the babies, if she don't want to give up a turn on the eggs?!  ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 02, 2021, 12:37:17 PM
It's like something clicked and she went right into mom to be mode.  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 01:07:10 PM
It's like something clicked and she went right into mom to be mode.  :)

Yep!  :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 05, 2021, 07:11:22 AM
DAWN BARGE
May 5
15 car barge upriver at dawn

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 10, 2021, 11:34:25 AM
I see that first egg is still there, wonder if it will hatch....I'd be surprised.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cNXBYxRAfiN4iDNPLe__APGgsYfcVzEp1oJ_xEriZE7BVuLpZgqAHq6tJuTsfd6wbB4N21McwmoOhDoB_ESlSRN9Ok9Gdo9gLmStWTCExEOkzuqjeYn__zfXAlqX2Uugge9t0XDLkBgnLLUH1UEYWnsg=w1021-h573-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 12, 2021, 03:36:03 PM
May 12
Kestrel eggs hatching today
3 chicks so far
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2533.45

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 15, 2021, 05:59:21 PM
These beauties were on GSB cam, not sure what type they are...


(https://i.gyazo.com/45b1e3624e60b5e27b5de599aeadbaf7.gif)

(https://i.gyazo.com/cee63d9fed8f5b9adb4f6574e7013c49.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: SAI_Peregrinus on May 15, 2021, 06:12:00 PM
These beauties were on GSB cam, not sure what type they are...


Looks like northern rough-winged swallows to me. Brown back, no breast band.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 15, 2021, 07:24:07 PM
Oh cool, I'd seen them before, but didn't what kind of swallow. :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 16, 2021, 04:19:09 AM
I just call them cliff swallows - it fits them.
2021 fledglings - totally adorable
Doesnt seem the falcons eat them

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 16, 2021, 04:30:57 AM
Barges and boats backed up along the Mississippi River due to I-40 bridge shutdown
May 13, 2021
https://youtu.be/0d8_gZYodpM

Some will be interested in this
12 car barge goin downriver
Kirstiek image off Explore

Later I saw a 16 car barge goin upriver
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: SAI_Peregrinus on May 16, 2021, 10:06:47 AM
I just call them cliff swallows - it fits them.
2021 fledglings - totally adorable
Doesnt seem the falcons eat them

Except that "Cliff Swallow" is already the common name of a rather different swallow species (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cliff_Swallow/).

Compare to the Northern Rough-Winged Swallow (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Rough-winged_Swallow/).
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 16, 2021, 11:05:00 AM
Yes a difference.  I was thinking cliff swallow until I saw the name Northern Rough-Winged and looked them up being it was new to me.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: SAI_Peregrinus on May 16, 2021, 09:41:26 PM
Swallow ID is easy if you get a good look at them (front and back). Unfortunately they rarely sit still long enough to get a good look at them!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 17, 2021, 03:00:06 AM
Barges backed up along the Mississippi River
May 17, 2021  Trains too?
On page 15 I posted a link to an article on the I-40 bridge shutdown over the river.  They fear it will fall into the river.  Sonday I saw 3 barges, 1 downriver and 2 upriver.  2 were 16 car barges, then the 5.30 pm barge I saw going north only had 3 puny cars!  As if someone took a big bite out of it.  We can go to Mars but we cant shore up a bridge?  Gimme a break.

Even a long freight train stood still a long time on the track!  What gives?

This is serious!  You who pray, start praying - before we re-experience the Great TP Shortage again!
I did a long write up here
https://gab.com/Shepherd/posts/106249645520733611

(https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/074/348/519/original/d238bc25aa1a5436.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 17, 2021, 06:40:48 AM
WHITE HAWK
https://youtu.be/v54QcB6UigM
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 18, 2021, 12:31:12 PM
May 18  noon
I snapped this 15 car barge going UP river.
It wasnt long before a 5 car barge came down river.

15 is too big!  The Ever Given of the 'sippi   ;D
 (that ships still in suez)

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 19, 2021, 02:54:55 PM
May 19  3 pm
15 car barge coming downriver
 accompanied by a tug like a seeing eye dog   ;D
A very very long freight train was heading north but was complete before the barge got where I wanted to snap it



Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 19, 2021, 05:03:33 PM
It always fascinates me how they steer those and get them into small spaces.  "See eye dog"  ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 20, 2021, 06:09:22 AM
May 20
6 am  12 car barge heads downrivers

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 21, 2021, 02:33:32 PM
Did anyone else here the noised when Zooey returned to the nestbox at 2:30 PM today (Friday)?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 21, 2021, 03:29:14 PM
weird whining noise?
I thot I did
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 21, 2021, 06:50:33 PM
May 21
12 car barge heading upriver
2 trains - never saw that before
Saw an eagle soaring along too - missed it in the shot
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 21, 2021, 07:38:48 PM
A busy day down there.......
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 22, 2021, 10:25:36 AM
GSB barges May 22
4 am barge heads upriver SLOWLY - too dark to count how many cars
5.30 am  2 trains again, it must relate to the I-40 bridge closed, 1 train waits, 1 crawls very slowly past

2 barges pass each other just north of here
9.45 am  16 car barge heading upriver - looks like a sidecar coffin. 😎

10  am  Another barge downriver - THATs CLOSE!  They musta met at the bend.

6 pm  A 12 car barge coming downriver

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 22, 2021, 06:04:36 PM
Love the river scenes, especially with the bridge.

They're sure keeping those eggs right down front!  I could just barely see the top of one.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 24, 2021, 08:42:36 AM
May 24
8.30 am  kakking storm
An eagle is teasing the falcon by flying back n forth by it
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 24, 2021, 04:33:44 PM
GSB Home of Newman & Zooey and egg

Zooey comes back from break & Newman won't move off the egg from nest duty...

Seriously Newman?
(https://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-212/20210524T205615_16468528.ts.jpg)

17 minutes later...

Zooey, "Whatever, I'm outta here"...
Newman, "My turn"... wait... did she really just leave?"
(https://i.gyazo.com/43c5cb9e8e51eb9d2c851c05fbd6e0a9.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 24, 2021, 05:30:36 PM
 :D Loved that Lori with Newman and egg duty!!  She needs to learn how Mariah did it out in Rochester, NY one time with Kaver.  She kept moving closer and finally started to slowly work a foot under the eggs and him before he literally got pushed out as she kept moving over.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 26, 2021, 05:24:51 AM
(https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/075/120/174/small/02536dfe2fdfc24b.png)

May 25, 2021 barge report
Missed some barges due to this is a bird cam!  🤣
3 am  a bright spotlight floated downriver
4.30 am a boat all lit up sat on the river in front of the cam - tug? not a barge
11.45 am  12 car barge coming downriver
3.30 pm 12 car barge downriver

May 26 barges
Our Coast Guard does patrol the river.  😉

3.30 am  a tugboat? came and sat on cam over 90 minutes
Pitch black, only see lights on the water - like ghosts
4.40 am shadow light -  that *tugboat could be a police boat  / coast guard - its STILL here, very close to shore, almost parked in the trees!
Up in the river-lake is another bright light, its been there, barge?  dunno.

4:50 am  seems its a barge, and now it moving our way - way up there
The falcon's on the stick perch watching and screaming - supervising orders no doubt 😉
5 am  Falcon chased that tug off her shore into the river - to meet the barge coming downriver

5.15 am 12 car  barge passing going downriver, falcon screams

If GSB eggs hatch we wont see much of the barges

Semper Paratus
US Coast Guard Song
https://youtu.be/R_C7m_5aZXQ
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 27, 2021, 06:30:58 AM
April 16  egg 1
April 26  egg 2
Apr 29  egg 3

We are way past Apr 16 hatch
If the other 2 hatch I guess we watch June 1 eh?

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 27, 2021, 10:49:04 AM
That sounds about right.  They took good care of eggs 2 & 3, so there is hope for those. :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 27, 2021, 11:33:30 AM
June is when you and RRP banded
Not this year!
Maybe July 4th

 8)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 28, 2021, 12:35:51 PM
Zooey having a meal about 10 AM...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e4URukddmaReWYbenYqFMuPHOdl_bq1HAi2dVG8y3aZMo-sHqf4EQQ9Yg-USY8Y1J-VCNdZFM1_mNg7Sb9K0K_gpkdPamu0bskzFOkZPSn3xQRBKsVVI-nvITlfDjKBPucNGpg10TRCagHGAX6o9VftA=w761-h430-no?authuser=0)

Noon egg view...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c-eFBTG4ssx2vnqZxOXhkI-TQMrvnb0DKZImg-JqBeME5JUdGz3tajMu1jsT8COQrhtLCcdAuD7LFUOavdeJhkw-aNCxt5VHuypXI10Btgr-47GvBTZBGcmZgmQYqBiy8XNAohG64i1beYpMrqFRF_kg=w763-h432-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2021, 12:49:18 PM
Great pics, Nora! 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 28, 2021, 01:31:18 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs visitor today...
Who are you???  She is just being annoying to Zooey, no harm done.
(https://i.gyazo.com/8383154fb1bba11a0145a7942b44a9c8.gif)

Trying to figure out this visitor situation today... I have recorded it and got the band colors, trying to zoom in any numbers or letters... anybody see anything? I will post pics later... Same colors as Amhran possibly.  It kind of looks purple...[/b]  ;) ;) ;)

I will further investigate to see if it's Amhran... whoever you are stop bugging Zooey! ;)
Female 92/X
FWSBand ColorBand Bird
1947-35542 b/blu
92/X
L name: Amhran
gender: F
band yr: 2018
hatched: 05/18/2018
banded: 06/15/2018
breeder: WPR
bander: how name: Diamond Bluff Diamond Bluff WI
county: Pierce
state: WI
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 28, 2021, 08:26:17 PM
I found this one from this afternoon and Zooey was NOT happy when this one showed up.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fsiTxhRxZU7ZmRhvNn-jtAH7DxpRqpUKITAgDNEXnKT_BTDDyaSsYHPztLdhncNIWKofLSwtcdWpxpiU0F8bOwIiBN9KLGUSJCMxEA_wjizME_pZ7SiCi8I_m6mBXt-7EV4XM5Kqb7QwgqvhcSE2nBBw=w763-h426-no?authuser=0)

I'm assuming this is Newman on the bluff.......
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eOOlRd139i5d-wbkbDmH7kUFRwp_k-crR9DU6n0QxkQk56W8wqx1LFr6Tmmfk2pLXQ1vbLwz8vSLethdEZFryFyKf2stDlifgXaUBsDT8UFp9SdWrgqXHgug3nBqDs-M7MJIE7JuglTk8X7qEZtnBYdA=w762-h791-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 29, 2021, 02:08:00 AM
What a goofball.  Newman went in and got settled on the eggs.  Zooey came in and told him off, he ignored her, and she left.  :D
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fCDkeFCmAq7WHgYDlId6Ub6KHUTneJpAXrgl-oNSXOafI9W3rRsgHYa5UNFLzAyLmz22jz8HBmUuq7kpqDBkTgRFwSyB8mzpHBjDI-2kB3IEPxMsUnjM-Plo0MILB1tcACAIHKiQhkEcoTCF9H04zpNg=w763-h430-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eI2lopVA3HFYUXfzjjKYeyCnvinDE6nex_PVMEL7gGBvy2mlbJpW3dlTzPxrCB78GgrOY7wVlF43folEpr8a7ozKM0LnbIw43iu20qPZFQ-MOrvhfp24cKn-GM6_n0TcA4ODRpURI15u3Grkb-wLbQMQ=w762-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 29, 2021, 03:34:39 PM
Saturday afternoon about 1450......
Zooey on her way out...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f8vpXNTc-w9t7PYiqr54y7SrFbLb4M4LSOPGBkgViA0QgUMGOmCEl44W97uZHWnQCKN5konPFGPh6OmZeJR9U3L_mxfbPYZPtdnlpkqvX1PV0IAtiY_PYysIgZlX-7VKBt2GbTyW1n140t1G1NV06cBQ=w763-h426-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eUVtRwUPY0A3BCLzivw-absBo1ccKVxcl2tYxb2PZ93neb-voVeA3VnotWtPYcpkNJYAz-sCHMWG0qJdyEpVwsmuXX94mYl1zAX13JgmjonbmLFYo5NBei_4yYWf2OABPiPpt0a-WHz3m4Hyn1eexJcw=w755-h426-no?authuser=0)

Enter Newman who settled right in...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e4EIf5gYaMXy2ATMyXB68L-knooBOAiKnXbzOyMAtqTOCn4H_oQ2kkRChpKBAaeTF0l_QAIgKjXLTQ9l2MAuth-DtmG3yskurKGDDMTPanFUpAPiTCJIgu_zWhaBGJpK1-JPXgG39cPesuiMl3RjG8Qg=w760-h425-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 29, 2021, 04:21:48 PM
May 29
Is this a PIP?
Nosy on Explore's pic
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 29, 2021, 10:49:04 PM
Maybe?  I noticed recently Newman was really rockin' the eggs.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 29, 2021, 11:04:02 PM
Really restless tonight, lots of turning around and egg checking.  I think she had an itch at 2150.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cJ9_ZiApZem8zz90-v419eNu9m1Pdc4OGGQqxnMJUYgx5niS-vheK32hUmZMMQoBkE6ZsGsieerXcyesHtqvGtkzqqGigsIWP9COycWBYpQtCRgYSlOb3OxbgnUp27qOjn6Z3dl509fbVxZsDKIpGyLw=w762-h429-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 30, 2021, 05:08:55 AM
HAVE a SAFE WEEKEND!

6.30 am May 30
9 car upriver barge, odd cars, some open

2 barges in the afternoon too - downriver

I had not seen a barge for a couple days, dont they move in rain?


(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2721.0;attach=545219;image)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 30, 2021, 01:41:04 PM
HAVE a SAFE WEEKEND!

6.30 am May 30
9 car upriver barge, odd cars, some open
I havent seen a barge for a couple days, dont they move in rain?

Holiday weekend?  :)  Everyone enjoy and thanks to all that went the final mile for our country.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 30, 2021, 02:07:37 PM
They've really been sticking to the eggs, but barely give a view of them.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cwYQ7yA3XQtge1Ls6xYITmVN0xFcveb5z4dnQ1nKvwnzPNnMgjNbSkpYOYlBjEYDxPrGOe06v1ynoX9iLl7n2x0JluRa_WucmjyHEoxfRJY-14tPlY9OXiQuriaMbOPmN6xJj2MCzYH0VD0L8pw_oLCg=w763-h427-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fVGXRQdf1FPkv_tY1I5508KVS5FKJhrPuZyEaINazNFrHlLNXcqITGzb4x5UgLfdpOK5MjdrU5usNwssnjDr72gB3W8OOIfLNjR1L4C4BKBSAFoCQ1Vpts86wdYYlqTsP0qEDG_i38n4mu2YMD2ODBRA=w761-h426-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dazfhiLizQ4JDQgdbU3N0TdRf1bd3Y3idXgcr2I6bwqwCDVSFLQVig3w-qKfDtyTArs6aIrdDb_9jA8XTj3VfFE1hEuAgYe1q9N45zVlHcw1DDI1es5M6Phv9D0BKdm8aUDg1IIa7tyg5JltDLlWFa0w=w760-h426-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 30, 2021, 07:24:31 PM
Sunday - 1845
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3f3t15hmFO4OXs77J_NLjgSMfRpIvp4PJbyW1xxF7wXIinoAKph9FlN8jQQPZHwzflFvGq7089vFdkU6Fs60D6r7oJkRi_h2bZBmVV29bna3sGFXLFZ4SB3-n88WL6v7PnVVbP7dnc2vN6z02xszPRNIA=w1026-h572-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 30, 2021, 08:34:48 PM
Thanks for all the photos, updates, news and information Nora, Shep, Lisa, SAI_Peregrinus & ALL!!!  Checking to see if we have little ones coming... didn't get much of a view today on cam. Take care all!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 30, 2021, 09:09:17 PM
And having them right up against the board in front makes it even harder  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 31, 2021, 06:59:58 AM
Newman at Great Spirit Bluffs this morning... 2 eggs still
(https://media.tenor.com/images/ae43c7c4a9a9a12e6c990ba548b3a71c/tenor.gif)
(https://i.gyazo.com/c8979dc7ac38346b4f7c1cb3ed527548.gif)

Great Spirit Bluff Falcons Hear chirping possible hatch? (explore.org 05 31 2021)
https://youtu.be/JfCL_nyqGsw via lizzy g eaglespirit Hear chirping possible hatch ?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 31, 2021, 07:32:45 AM
May 31
I maybe heard chup chup from egg

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 08:19:36 AM
Looks like a pip in that egg to the right!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215958499_926fc10bc8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 11:05:16 AM
1010 -- So far intact.  Zooey sure won't stay put and at that time was really kakking her little heart out.  NOW I HAVE to get to the laundromat.  See you later on.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dCHf29vOjiYOSXSdd6Y9gd1DN_tqlL9sQ0YR18L1LnYhuFRZQZ_FN8mDApDrpOTo9YNmxoVbwNI4qqAsi-q5DIpbXbak5l9SW-w1zNBJFM4rabOLfT342Dv9k39tDABylKmDZBKMVRvHs2gxGujXKqMA=w1025-h574-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 31, 2021, 12:30:44 PM
May 31
1 pm  a piece of shell
and she's trying to feed it the whole redwing blackbird
kak kak kak  ugh .... oi vey
Need to re-name her - Lady Kaksalot
yoo hoo .. Newman ...


laundry? on a holiday?   yeah .. holidays were my favority day for that

Homebird - explore
https://youtu.be/lFj0-xvKLXU

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 01:13:59 PM
12:29 Incoming Red-Winged Blackbird...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dYt0kldihI2tEdrxcfnFrVbt7Zh_5ZK7IBQY9HVoi2nI8pD332UkZHSclG8uucMXCVirq2uoxl2gauTutxhiRP0owaeL4qvUCmKQUsxOgAcdxIiZOggXxNA7qJtGQT9i3tkCWlNVknSL8vHuv2uJ2Kag=w1021-h575-no?authuser=0)

12:30 #1's head came up right by the front of the nest box!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fK_e2ym2uHQQnHSHY_yREStihEdDChMeyq6lW3J08OtDAB6nAQ11RB1uGJlkKd2Wvw6v1II-i2R5U7dQBBnlVhrzf4TLLWUqASQxfdRpTgMFAXz7716Drs64o76KT4RT6NH5H2XDNUpegjKbhJsfK_Ig=w1026-h575-no?authuser=0)

She stashed the RWB in the corner and went back to the eggs/hatchling...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eMXT_ADJuGtZDufk7tC3S5DFiVjz8nvjCN2rCkexBikjm2tiOrmLwQCFUx1dOrnluWVLyBw-_DeFRWAD_TvcgWnhV8NjrAJ27t9DHcClHOsmhbBgWNPbM-1jv3xwIvc7wRjKxbqMnofi3VjdAiLcfOvg=w1021-h572-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 01:16:46 PM
Great pic, Nora!    I captured this one a few minutes after yours.  #1 is so cute!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215121667_d3e8653f5b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 01:20:59 PM
Oh it's mouth is open!!  Good catch!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 01:22:35 PM
I did try going to the laundromat and their changer is out of order and the one at the car wash didn't take the kind of paper money I had, so will do them tomorrow.  At least they're all loaded in the vehicle.  Grabbed more packing boxes out the recycle place and will pack more this afternoon along with checking in on out GSB crew.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 02:04:10 PM
Lil one finally turned and faced the front
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51217001170_d6e4316f3c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on May 31, 2021, 02:45:31 PM
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/241111382fabff5ad56329f39f06d862568a6f5e082008b4625b9dcc59c40107.png)

stole this off explore
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 03:00:24 PM
Cute! 

Poor Newman came and she put her head down and screeched and he left.  After that she messed with the RWB and tried giving the little one the whole bird again, then tried giving it to that egg.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3epz86XSEvyIo4qbtq58eV1OWUs0xKAMtPvyx2TB1Nod_onGspDL0NoT1f5Ri8es-KEb7NOIn9RdlSQxzkra92qMC9OzgBS-d6MhLIC3hUsZ8MaI2lefYC8Ro7jBjG73m6nIXt9L2rNu5xAVTEff75Lww=w1025-h572-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fX5cXxZoTdw_mbsPlFUiyjClHjtOB33ln_a3s6ZNQxngwPSiChrriQ25LG3Ed2droIaqHWOqD56TYraZp1bMUZhFwjOCPSbsb5gFnXCqMyPRClbkV3ZIIb9hIqvBjHH_1CrbtYBGEOwT9x7o7kEr1FwQ=w1024-h575-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fhx4oMEGi9R9aGaIVs5UXf-dmodIma00p2utA2m91hLePzY1xSaoJqk0iR_qEH-832ZMKpSn6oMBZ9gYmwpTjkZJNfaQicyaEhI6Y1pAqaZwjmy5w5pL0QewTgr-w2hDrCWVGhDHO-oRykU8CCD4xFBA=w1024-h575-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dtiy0i21J_Pf1STdK2OOi8iQ26aktNYMHJJP0K_5fwPL6rk2Hq7dcgzAHiAZYJe8FP3Xf2i2MJa0IkUoisqq6owfFpQgvmSqk5rSgeGQc95kxHaDLKUqi0g0NJcY7LxyxkbZvwGyqDp3MlAeo4WqQ6wg=w1022-h572-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 03:06:06 PM
Oh good.  There's the little one and Newman took over about 1455.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3daaF-xy9J5wNYmp4Fz9C1x5gYGUtitjsOIwdDyDImhuletaDdPWhieJwFnqKBY_12vwNkTIa0tik2DJD5vqIbWNy3W1p6z5BJnmWaBO4XIJRXP7F65sGck2tWnIBeM0aca9MOgs86XKxGZB2UjN6XMNw=w1023-h574-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3coXA3_T8sjRGZmTHroWXl999rLZwGrCb39lubmgQjyyT6JSNJBMl7t2Zf1dqLPoEYJxKDzHqwK4-W4Vh9FdvMJMf0039x1jqDkPg1Z-qxOeBRYsfrdL_w0p0L8Bw8MCZkZM1YK3Abcv6EGphg0zNjBVw=w1023-h499-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cP2LXmXp1WS8ZD0cTZZD-oabfpvKklDWEb0vA0qE66B867o5_CvDj7MJIByJoo0fjLPFHDBFYOTLII78JG8LTDIfGx1gncR-qaJYGvPC65AiVgTlhr8PlUXygLali7Q0pT4NPCKNsCSv631F_U0R1gWg=w1025-h498-no?authuser=0)

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 31, 2021, 03:10:39 PM
Great pics guys!!!!  Thanks! Happy dance!(http://dl10.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2048/2048880a7mrf7cjqc.gif) (https://www.glitter-graphics.com)

Congratulations Newman & Zooey Great Spirit Bluffs 1st hatch today to first time Mom Zooey :)
Finally got a snip of the new little one
(https://i.gyazo.com/cceadd6fbadd6037c3f4c9f943f31f3e.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 04:03:55 PM
Lori - Great gif of the lil one.  :-*

Nora - Great pics!  So did Newman feed the lil one? 

shep - Great close-up pic!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 04:12:35 PM
Thanks Lori.  I think "mama mode" has really kicked in.  Newman was looking like "oh man, here she comes" and he wasted no time in leaving for her this time.  :D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fmcr0UhW5uy_R5I9rA8DGefYkbQiC59w_orfRbbmXGmSlrF0NDJtiY12X2UrHCpFXuViXFQwaT6RE_VoDgq_qmlq7XwJZ3CudYf_Sx2y1fW317N_gO3RrMsh2yMdnYIVoAGpBWTD-mGODtqI-4owm2Xw=w1023-h575-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eGcTllmX7ss_VZ_IyJf_mu0oW9U-1x9DwhXY3rAGfk-OyamguorXm14XXCuwmmrYyrR_T78M6NVHqJDIJDuBFLSJLzopGkRs95mSunyeg0jENT6fpZniUs5c_QR027mOo69Uu3Sm-8HepBm9p-vF3Xtw=w1023-h575-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 05:51:47 PM
Wow.  Zooey abruptly left and Newman went in to check on things and take a turn after looking good for her.
"She LEFT???"
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fKb-F-cFiE7On07_OMX4shBAspnti0-qz1yYQ4rZPrDQ4qTRRQzDwYn2_oPi9F4piTyKX40qdb3ltHoRxsmxbc8qaakYGGCIGRF83-CJSYZjQaLLc_KrlqiO9X_Gu-HsyjJ1GszegUfTeaVS0TmopiYA=w1022-h577-no?authuser=0)

The next thing you know she came back with an itty bitty piece of meat, proceeded to eat it, checked around the nest box, and got back on the eggs/hatchling.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ckFqDS0BKcN9xa5mg-_geA_qjoU7cmCryn0A52j27rb7hV_cv3FpYij4MNg0xH5uijLGwPlJDIAVjtwoaGDvLz_1-uXwNOwRiXY5eeUVC5nQMMCX6P_C-fguF3LbCB-cF9_9-M0OD3hcS6wfdpQzqcMQ=w1026-h574-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on May 31, 2021, 11:16:19 PM
i'm wondering if that is the first egg.  Zooey has been leaving it out and when Newman checked in he looked it over and left it out also.

So about 2005 Zooey left.  Newman came to check on things and took over keeping the hatchling and egg warm.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fYq3_zmYy-3aDaCiBC9cogABYuXDwySivBH3xgwVEWR41CDBQpleMWuUYht4gGes-A6dF4UprHetypsr1phCoiFhH0F7ps1o6a-Y8XfiTiLK0Xr4PpxZzYO_kwulYX_1jBYjSSyP1ZzKxpXpy3OcakYg=w1023-h575-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3elZGkgk5ZqT5ayslfB1MeQWvOon4b4xXjmAxaPoMDcIyNI-WwLqOSMzhbIVl3ljRdNDWfbscazBATsoKyLfuL31B30UvWYT7_CSh2nLs1t-yMN94Dt3irP9iYpQGGi-fFAB1jQ3XS7KUHXb16YCS3Tlg=w1019-h576-no?authuser=0)

Zooey came back after a few minutes with a nicely dressed meal...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fLzEo_q5z-znCschLR5LRiJtzpLegL8T3TTx9DBXlkN86ok5sQdqQRAxZAbtSzAeq6ynlBS5rcido9LTuGF2pzm8bSVJElESGCD4BGw5WNxjz3oCyb6yr2b5Ygra7ke4ozaethGOtYt47jsWQpmhGLwQ=w1023-h568-no?authuser=0)

She doesn't seem to understand what she's supposed to do.  She ate part of it.  Then she finally was a hair closer and held a piece out while the little one stretched up with its mouth open, but didn't reach down to it and continued eating.  She finally took it to the corner and ate a little more before settling down on the hatchling and egg again.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dQTJb67V2RvgtW1-5fTchaw74ZYcEEh-TYy4s8osAw84UB1DUCQjrAl7tgbzyqliLQJfnXAj8WWBMUVLUQZBCn3ENotS2ns-_egYQtruw7jaKAqDS2vnByonMumisaLNXiqarwFSXtLxJ4FYCObrVppg=w1023-h572-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cEOrkkguIpuGR5Na8NeiX6vygusnYaBYgnr75rjn_JYP8BvEWErdJh7dZz3zZwnoFPIVCyThyF7zN-JenXo6Wnp1UxinPMh95hRQDD8OeEpFudzLsQn7mugHY4drzqcK3K-gw_299oyPmAwSixLBPPjA=w1021-h573-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eAEh4Jb9LnxVR4OjnbzI2h2PqKDAMKH8tVIHImyyG63WBlNqJHAPZ45cxON_3KVCaTbDT7oOL6hoTm7LzrHVKtUJQpRcbvm2qY3T8nOc8nyI6OrE4Sqq1nmfCJ3NMp2EmRAmgcHTlWmsBv2qpL25p9mw=w1022-h572-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eqG60EMmnVeACcIML-peD9ccllJ1dfPrZQNs1RoxRabKecyvFo4rSRq9ZcVVYa6-X2-azAaoQl2fVJI7r8_zwlnKeYOp-11VQknHDuojzKkw7XlARCPhMw8aCZemv04IBaKkmMBAOtdPotD4g4sC8JPg=w1022-h570-no?authuser=0)

NEWMAN IF YOU CAN HEAR ME GO IN THERE AND FEED THE POOR LITTLE HUNGRY CHICK!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 07:35:44 AM
Newman on a fly-by this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51218769710_febcc6a088_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 10:12:46 AM
Cool flyby.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 10:23:30 AM
It must have been around 7 AM when Zooey took off from the nest box and Newman took over.  About 5 minutes later she came back and he left...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dwC5Hd8RRiwdPwXp142Ju9Ko1sIGzlscCRuSel60JPhQG-wzGHdDg2QpANVADsS7saOcgG3jmaBH2ypWSaftcAYGCgq0IgVKXwL_gr-jGEwyJdNIt-GrfDBFdhAn-B6T9MNe3aL0uZz4hjSy0FTlZLmw=w1021-h575-no?authuser=0)

She actually brought the prey closer to the baby and it got one bite before she took it to the corner.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3edIe22jcAmW2bNMB1j4ocRvMzg6CfumQWNV54RirDLbiy2RQU4zSvayNhV3GhsuJLLtFzn4UpOhc9QL6XL1n1jH6ekkuCGIgipulIfJ8EpqBkrftkKneubTRK7fXvN4qfcsvwTUH2aKpSgf6ecRjyA-g=w1028-h575-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eAlougPRWU5ITS3p_siBwYIL7hXtEwwSyRzE3p0zgWmxFlyiXdeK1Djolm-x2LctMmMCe3zGhDL8ohxIfDN_SkAJv-TWwOeozQVqpKG9zDvqpaFO57X6fdNJ069RwML89hQI5wmX9f2zzIV-MMCynlYQ=w1023-h571-no?authuser=0)

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 12:00:38 PM
1040
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eEtjJWK3M_rMIGtCpYNo91eF6AS_tH0HpkkmMPZETrBvSy1cJQGgskCz9YEJ9uky717JXZy9x0Vic5IPlYBr-qI3vp6OqCD9R8bGGiE7Saf4k4rr7Ny9ek2PncJyh4Ls_l0lJBL_YSYACB22aX5l3WRA=w1025-h573-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 01, 2021, 12:07:41 PM
June 1
I saw the chick fall over backward
Zoy was eating herself, didnt feed chick
She was chupping like the females do feeding young

Almost 4 pm
Baby is getting little bites
Whew



Pic on explore of a 15 car big barge goin up da rivah

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 01, 2021, 04:21:38 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Home of Zooey & Newman with 1 eyas and 2 other eggs

New Mom Zooey is trying really hard to learn to feed her little one... I have seen one nibble finally go into his beak since he was hatched a day 1/2 ago... Keep it up Zooey!  At least 1 more little one coming soon so Zooey should be ok with feeding by then. Prayers for you little one!  :-\

(https://i.gyazo.com/86e2497578d75ee880453236c428d629.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 05:12:29 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Home of Zooey & Newman with 1 eyas and 2 other eggs

New Mom Zooey is trying really hard to learn to feed her little one... I have seen one nibble finally go into his beak since he was hatched a day 1/2 ago... Keep it up Zooey!  At least 1 more little one coming soon so Zooey should be ok with feeding by then. Prayers for you little one!  :-\

(https://i.gyazo.com/86e2497578d75ee880453236c428d629.gif)

Great gif, Lori  :-*
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 05:14:28 PM
This pic is from rewind, I think about the same time as your gif.  I think the lil one got a few bites that feeding.
I also thought I saw a pip in the egg to the left of the chick.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51218811466_440b94a988_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 05:27:05 PM
Just as Zooey was rolling the eggs and chick, I saw another egg with a pip in it.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51219909525_cabcc0348c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 05:54:12 PM
Great on the pip and I hope it gets more food soon.  It sure tries too.  It's like she doesn't understand it can't just come to her to get it. :(  She'll get in soon I hope.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 07:15:19 PM
It sure is nice seeing some fluff after the way this spring started.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3emoAsYN0oZKot9UppPUkPYQBguOBNBBAQhabHY64GuO6dFQEYgCJuRVd41bltQhXJ02Vzs3-e7INjqZN92CgNfZRZyQURI_zBGBTRxY9qNxk3dFZJ1k3N_YxOv2wuC44H3SOljUNm-DAtjzz2mpP3aew=w1021-h571-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 07:36:55 PM
1918 we got #2!

She stood up and the eggshell fell off and you can JUST see it down in there.  :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fU8LoNys5k9XEpjs0E59Zy_lSA9lrf175xPW0VZQANkJn9D0xaC7RcJjkLzJeUGe9564PTG5ZjHUK7vEZCheYnaa-mpomQ3Z9BpfHyMrB7oGiO-5YiSlxHS8PRp9zKt6HNlb6dvL9QgYp5o1WumjDN_g=w1025-h573-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 07:51:45 PM
Oh thank heavens!  Supper arrived at 7:45.  New one in front.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fWArvnsjwu-G9SP3nxS5VS-N5ydXv2hy4J6efc1Elvwq7omfqJ0HdMO08Ib45KCl1TOICvH3wPdB9f9F9HrHXFgIuHIFenIg015LwNGivTJAy0hhI5Xucr-QN_ql1_A0Z0A3Y64Z7AfsOv7E5SH7ARhw=w1024-h576-no?authuser=0)

She's feeding the first one!!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eJBpkMGaEtdEimelINUrhOgoL88Q41wBATOmuxWyBdi6EV72TAOGUYwXjICmWLwdWYXqAaGOoc_y7AfDu__bAVNkEPJRbnlFiob_8-DIGqfoVmnyMn3jPd3NIun_nw0keLAZ3vayCpeiCMvvQ8cK_W0w=w1024-h575-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 01, 2021, 08:25:01 PM
Shep being you started this thread, you could do this.  Could you please "sticky" it so it's pinned up with the other RRP nests?  If you open your first post on it and open "modify"  then scroll down to "attachments and other options" it will offer "sticky this topic".  THANKS!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 02, 2021, 03:08:39 AM
I sticky this every time I visit.
I dont know how it constantly gets unstickied.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 04:41:36 AM
Congrats on the 2nd hatch! 

Great pics, Nora!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 02, 2021, 10:05:58 AM
I sticky this every time I visit.
I dont know how it constantly gets unstickied.
Sorry, didn't realize.  That's odd.  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 02, 2021, 11:55:33 AM
Great Spirit Bluffs Home of Newman & Zooey with 3 little ones...
Good & bad news... There is no "official" news...
3rd egg hatched!  See little one in shell making his way out :)
(https://i.gyazo.com/2645817ddc91d6554765d214f93410ee.gif)

It appears the 2nd hatch has passed away.  The first hatch has had some food.  Prayers for 3rd hatch. 
 Fly high & free little one, you were loved by many!  :-*
(https://i.gyazo.com/089e35e6c73ce86501330bfae9aea1c1.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 02, 2021, 11:57:49 AM
Ha, guess we were posting at the same time Lori!  :)

I think 3 DID hatch, but not all good news.  The one lying on its back bottom right got a bite of food from Zooey about 11:35 if I figured right.  The one that is bottom left I believe is deceased, not moving, and getting stepped on.  BUT in back is another moving around I saw when Newman came in!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cU5jtQooHQaOE8pQ3ZYPszFlPeRGz_pPWGpbu7jzBRU67TChx3ui9lt6l9t1B4hjdwg0OU1ocMAZxFue9csWH8sGiC56ZrzkPICX9iGQcsdLLwM8z44jnQXUqdof-0a88cHWj1tEZhVcrFEAHJOve8fQ=w1023-h573-no?authuser=0)

That back one was wiggling good for Newman...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fcDTPDJn4Gaow-22tEt4JWkVP_oa2jfBS_0mVfza0d64cJbWZBYy8RzO4dLFGQhTe6_swUMvxQSWqG5vUGGkAeFhdIwb7kXSje-js1pkXUt6YqnUi3FIOWv1OGZA_FbfNzbeS__p7D9UZO_emEkSK6dA=w1023-h569-no?authuser=0)

The back one is now in the middle and moved a bunch when Zooey came in.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fCaVKEuxULw10lVvOk9vFXWjehDGa5pHsMjoYeSA0nhBEWPVdwWEaLfxa77RKcBgXQ-iSYBgM4AWR5mbP93hTSjOr8Fii2Js38VNtl0bIeimNPeZJ1ZYxgAjTX_r1JppYNAJ9COJMg9VzEUQuKFkaN6Q=w1025-h570-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 02, 2021, 01:33:32 PM
Sadly it appears your correct Nora. We have one that is deceased. Zoey was even picking at it like she was unsure what to do with it. She eventually just drew it up under her with the other two chicks.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 02, 2021, 02:52:58 PM
Just after 1330 Zooey brought in a bird.  They tried so hard to eat.  I wish she'd give them smaller pieces and maybe even hit their mouths with them............she's trying I guess.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fsU2dcXhJZJcYi9fB7bxtj9gArG7QPpN8EqWmD2BHy6S2NKv3klhQrXj-shEy13vQEeNLJLViWP96dzRgZKhuEnvuZFRBInvfqn8Kz3gfQGKPnAmK-i5le6PCQTXxCH6vts14-goIxEmP1HNc68mEN9A=w1023-h573-no?authuser=0)

The one on it's back at one point got hold of the piece and she had hold of it and not sure the little one actually got any of it. :(
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dZ3uihcMhqxH1QQoDwWTIHOIPVDhZuk-wEtDDQ1te0vghV_KM-Orx1eQjKy8pBNuBOSSKNkRdUoFUR_WOKBbZSHzZ4PJFmxsXhoA7WFdxntYPSw2T8bDvUaEi5UTkxJDzWl0GijvVHysxh2YdcjJua0A=w1023-h574-no?authuser=0)

P.S. While I was watching this feeding I would have sworn a couple times I saw three mouths.  I must have been the way one was rolling around and just looked like a mouth.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 02, 2021, 03:00:11 PM
There's one of the new little one about 12:42.....  :)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cTU4QnDqiqIHkESgWvHyZGfw2-ak-7F_kvoms8_WB28RvT2jDeiWEWP8jcjEl13sHCBLQZlgWvGA05QtNSxDOKqvoPKh_GG3luSXZkbm6DkfgMCI5Lm_8c1v9sm4xieZzPPU0mEKCYqLilBi7rLfCByg=w1021-h576-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 02, 2021, 03:31:48 PM
OMG.  I believe the deceased one came out with Zooey when she got excited hearing Newman and it was caught on her foot and got flung off.  She looked down after and then left.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c_h1iPa0OL3lI2Xmg8NWhFKsygkCJi1F9hVQ4WmR18ZnPV9D45z28fY_zSvV_vtAxZunH9uwze14b45C8MKXU0M3nw5tuYOqdQAtBOxCb7XxoGgDGIQd8PZPUB1WFH_5uKKGWdyu9Pl4tzclrUOUV_fg=w1021-h572-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 02, 2021, 04:20:27 PM
June 2
bev on bcaw who knows falcons well and has watched GSB closely thinks the chick who died is #1 -
whether not fed or bird dropped on it I am unsure - but she's flown over Rainbow Bridge to join departed young

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 04:52:56 PM
OMG.  I believe the deceased one came out with Zooey when she got excited hearing Newman and it was caught on her foot and got flung off.  She looked down after and then left.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c_h1iPa0OL3lI2Xmg8NWhFKsygkCJi1F9hVQ4WmR18ZnPV9D45z28fY_zSvV_vtAxZunH9uwze14b45C8MKXU0M3nw5tuYOqdQAtBOxCb7XxoGgDGIQd8PZPUB1WFH_5uKKGWdyu9Pl4tzclrUOUV_fg=w1021-h572-no?authuser=0)

You are right, Nora.....I was watching, and I even think Zooey was a lil shocked at what happened. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 02, 2021, 05:36:12 PM
I think she's getting it!!!!!

She's actually get some meat it that one's beak and it looks like it's got an enlarging crop!!!!!  (A little before 4 PM)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eMrA3p6rUY8oMwlSVXYoboo5A1Sg1KAoOnX4r2BKLtaK1C_EKPiEzxRzuaWbs3p0SwKaHi-_naNBjOqizCo3CGQtZpsAdqIYDuPXwzmVzZzGaGwYfiC-k_Uf5pQQ6-qRdhLB7X9pFAAY0YOfGysRwQLQ=w1020-h571-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 03, 2021, 03:22:00 AM
June 2 late afternoon 12 car barge coming downriver
Life goes on in America

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 03, 2021, 05:52:11 AM
It appears we may have lost another one last night. Watching an early morning feeding on rewind, and the chick in front has not moved. Zoey was still having difficulty getting anything into the mouth of the chick that was responding. Newman needs to give some parenting lessons.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 03, 2021, 07:28:41 AM
Definitely only one left. Literally standing on the deceased one for a later morning feeding. One a brighter note, the remaining chick seems to have gotten a few bites.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 03, 2021, 07:33:34 AM
Not sure if this is Zooey or Newman for this feeding.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 07:37:53 AM
Not sure if this is Zooey or Newman for this feeding.

That was Zooey. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 03, 2021, 08:07:58 AM
Darn :( :(  Fly free little one.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 03, 2021, 09:20:55 AM
3 chicks hatch, 2 starve to death
Do y'all remember if Newman fed Nova's kids last year?
Or fed the young the previous year(s)
WHY isnt he feeding his kids?

Terka, bcaw video
https://youtu.be/cB4vvuBYYc4

This is too sad to watch

 :'(
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 03, 2021, 12:33:11 PM
You're right.  I started that video and had to stop.  I'm sure Newman helped feed too.  Ok the only actual photo I found was from May 25, 2018, but it's Newman  :D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fr2aOiKBDIVzMEpXp6Ejwd3EXBxCJXywIhcNe_8fSLrbBvMWcCQJl3HeWt1i1Wr1Oh3E-NV0f-LGKfsgk7dmn6RLsBSXLP5BXTAxp59_o6Laj3fy98-aolomNYfPiPZnFR82yJZfWPPkXw1S0x5iGY0A=w622-h422-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 03, 2021, 12:36:42 PM
Not sure if this is Zooey or Newman for this feeding.
My feeling is Zooey as brown as some of the feathers look.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 03, 2021, 03:06:46 PM
June 3
3 pm  12 car barge floating downriver
beautiful sight!

Nora, maybe Newman seldom fed the kids in the past.
Some males only 'kiss' them

Wonder how the GHO pair are doing
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 03, 2021, 04:18:17 PM
I had a lot of pictures from past years, but deleted them when I switched computers being I didn't usually use them. :(  Right now I could.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: PeepSpy on June 03, 2021, 08:56:56 PM
I sticky this every time I visit.
I dont know how it constantly gets unstickied.
Here too?  There is a culprit I know in Beak Room that freaks at sticked topics. Don't know if she visits here.  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 04, 2021, 07:02:01 AM
I know Shep loves those barges :) I have a friend up in Nelson Wisconsin who worked a lot on barges that came through. He was always part of a group that had to unload them when they got stuck. He said you would be surprised at how little the clearance is from the bottom of the river in most spots. Its usually inches, not feet.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 07:13:24 AM
About an 1 hour 15 minutes ago on rewind, the lil one had a nice feeding.  Wasn't much, but I think enough to fill it up.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51223580857_3ed862449d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 04, 2021, 07:51:37 AM
Looks like Zooey is getting a little better at hitting the little ones mouth. Hopefully once that chick gets a little strength built up, it will be less of a moving target for Zooey
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 10:38:08 AM
Newman and the lil one
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51225645110_5fe72bc351_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 04, 2021, 11:35:59 AM
Oh thank heavens!  We had to be somewhere and didn't get a chance to check in, I was almost afraid to.  Let's hope!!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 04, 2021, 12:11:36 PM
June 4
Seems our barge cam is down today
...
I mean .. cliff cam

 8)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 04, 2021, 05:16:47 PM
I have been coming and going and planting flowers I brought home.  It's 91 degrees out and 90 again tomorrow.  Yech.  Anyway, about 1650 there was a shift change and I was so happy to see our little one raising its head and crawling around!! 
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cxkmf0iap--5y4itSXgH-GFo77RPLFqd3aHBLj1NLFAzswZXJDwDznLWjg2lthwuOuQcXHzXCtBEzTN_EAUgUxJx5aZ3-R2PjpOcBpaqYkCcXKbKFK2YzbYFxnm_gpmuJEIi2ltUrHw3SxCMJW2xSn4g=w1028-h573-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 04, 2021, 07:49:22 PM
About 1850 Zooey was really working at getting food into the little one.  He had fallen over on his back and she kept putting pieces on his open mouth and working them in.  Seemed like rather big pieces to me, but she was real careful and trying for once.
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Ok meal's done...
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 05, 2021, 01:03:27 PM
It looked like this went well!!  Zooey brought in a meal at 1240.  Aside from shoving downy feathers in too, she seemed to be getting food in and the little one did look like it was "chewing" and swallow.  She kept on until 1248 before she left.  Newman stopped in to check on his "child" and made a fast exit when she arrived back to take over, she had a few things to say as she arrived.  :)
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 01:06:07 PM
Great pics, Nora.....Zooey looks like she is got this now!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 04:25:36 PM
Great 4:16pm feeding the lil one got plenty to eat.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51227232521_ccb994c12b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 05, 2021, 05:57:33 PM
Oh thank heavens!!!!  That's such good news!!  It looks like it got more too.  That once yesterday I was afraid she was going to choke it when she kept forcing pieces down into its mouth and it couldn't do anything with them.  :-\
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: PeepSpy on June 05, 2021, 07:03:51 PM
There is just one little one left? 2 passed?  :'(
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 07:36:28 PM
There is just one little one left? 2 passed?  :'(

Sadly, yes, Peep.

This one was the first one to hatch and seems to be doing ok so far.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 06, 2021, 02:34:42 AM
There is just one little one left? 2 passed?  :'(

Newman never helped feed the chicks and the female didnt feed them properly either so 2 starved to death.  So far #3 is surviving ..... practice years are tough

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 06, 2021, 12:52:33 PM
A little after 10 she took a bird in and told Newman to leave.  I couldn't see how she was feeding the little one with her back to the cam and couldn't get a good look at the crop on it after.
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 06, 2021, 01:28:16 PM
If this chick survives, she learned to do it right.  :)

bev over on bcaw has watched this VERY closely.
She says this surviving chick is #3 hatch.
She knows falcons like few others.
She loves this female
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2021, 01:56:55 PM
Hangin'  out with Mom
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51230217059_97e575a499_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 06, 2021, 02:38:39 PM
Awww  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 07, 2021, 01:50:58 AM
aww Lisa, how cute!  Hi guys, I have been watching anxiously & seeing the events happen. 
Thank you Lisa, Shep, Nora, Raleigh, Peep and ALL for posting updates, news & pics.  Oh yea, those barge reports are very important too! ;)  I have been taking some cute pics but never posted them because I didn't know how this was going to play out. I think "she" will be ok, Great job Zooey & Newman!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 07, 2021, 01:57:12 AM
I've noticed to she is "coming into her own" now and when she wants her turn Newman MOVES.  :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 07, 2021, 02:00:47 AM
I've noticed to she is "coming into her own" now and when she wants her turn Newman MOVES.  :D

I agree... It's funny, he comes to relieve her sometimes and she's like "Not yet, why don't you go hunting or something"? ;) I am very proud of her! :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 07, 2021, 03:40:18 AM
Glad you like the barge reports Lori!   :)
I am fascinated by the barges and tugs.
I wish I had links to ONLY upper Miss barge biz
A couple others on explore have interest too

Prof Sal M gives excellent maritime news of world.
When you see ship problems, click here. He replies!
I asked him about MARCO POLO and he did a video on it!
https://www.youtube.com/user/salmercogliano
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 05:04:52 AM
aww Lisa, how cute!  Hi guys, I have been watching anxiously & seeing the events happen. 
Thank you Lisa, Shep, Nora, Raleigh, Peep and ALL for posting updates, news & pics.  Oh yea, those barge reports are very important too! ;)  I have been taking some cute pics but never posted them because I didn't know how this was going to play out. I think "she" will be ok, Great job Zooey & Newman!!!

Lori, it's like watching with baited breath at times, but as Nora said, she is coming into her own! 

You should post your pics.  I am sure they are wonderful!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 07, 2021, 09:46:11 AM
Off to ride the lawnmower before it gets too hot out there.  I just wanted to check in before heading out. 

I watched the (about) 6 AM feeding.  Zooey was being so careful.  I felt she could have fed it more (it was still begging when she stopped) but what she does feed is done so much better.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 07, 2021, 01:24:06 PM
About 10 AM -- Zooey is doing so much better.  About 10 AM Newman brought a bird for them and she went out to get it.  She really took her time making sure it went into the little beak and the little one was getting to swallow it.  Once it couldn't raise its head anymore, then she chowed down.
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 02:14:57 PM
Great pics, Nora!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 05:02:27 PM
Lil one had a good feeding just now
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51232336391_6435b9cc70_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 07, 2021, 06:01:51 PM
Fantastic!!  I forgot that sometimes the other cam is zoomed in on the nest box!  Great news.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 07, 2021, 06:07:07 PM
I went back and watched that.  I always feel bad when she shove feathers in with a piece.  They are both definitely doing better.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 08, 2021, 10:52:56 AM
About 0830 and Zooey is doing great!!
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LOOK AT HER GET THAT FOOD RIGHT IN THERE AND THE SIZE OF THE CROP!!
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 01:43:24 PM
Wonderful pics, Nora!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 08, 2021, 02:08:30 PM
Thanks.  She'd had the leg/foot sticking out of her mouth and I thought "oh no" but she ate it herself.  :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 07:43:05 AM
7:41 am - Mommy and me at feeding time
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 09, 2021, 11:14:56 AM
I think she's got it!!!!!  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 11:35:02 AM
I think she's got it!!!!!  :)

Yes...lil peanut is doing so good too!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 09, 2021, 08:09:07 PM
UPDATE PER RRP THAT WAS ON FACEBOOK!!!!!

What's going on at Great Spirit Bluff? Why isn't Zooey feeding her young? Why doesn't Newman taken over? And what's up with Zooey's shuffling?
We turned to Board member and Gyrfalcon breeder Jim Robison to help answer your questions. Although it isn't true in every case, first time falcon mothers are more likely to be reticent about feeding, to fumble food, to eat dropped food, and/or to feed inappropriately-sized bites to their hungry young. Zooey stashed and prepared food and chupped at her young, but she didn't seem to understand how or when to feed them. We saw her tearing off chunks that the hatchlings couldn't swallow, picking up and eating dropped food, and offering food instead of stuffing gaping beaks. Zooey appeared to want to feed her hatchlings, but she had no knowledge or experience to guide her.
So why didn't Newman help? Peregrine hatchlings need almost constant brooding until their thermal down begins to emerge on day eight. During the first eight to ten days of nest life, mothers do nearly all of the brooding and feeding, while fathers provision their young and mates. Since Zooey was brooding, chupping, and trying to feed her young, Newman didn't know or understand that his young weren't getting fed. Falcons are largely guided by hormones and instinct. They can learn, but they don't tend to innovate.
What's up with Zooey's shuffling? Jim told us that this was a very normal behavior for first time parents. They have no experience to inform or cope with their instinct to roll eggs and shuffle young until they've gone through their first season. Although the afternoon shade, large rock, and backless box are all helping to keep the nest cooler than it would be otherwise, I have to wonder if the oppressive heat is adding to Zooey's stress. Zooey's hormones are telling her that she has to brood, while her brood patch and heat response are telling her that it is very hot. She might respond to the conflict by rolling and shuffling instead of getting off her little hatchling or staying still through the long, hot day. She is a brand new, first time Mom, she has a lot to learn, and she is doing the best she can.
We use Tom Cade's 'Guide to Management of Peregrine Falcons at the Eyrie' to age nestling falcons and help make nest management decisions. It states that 'At eight days, the second down begins to emerge in the spinal tract along the backbone'. As the second down emerges and Zooey's nesting hormones ebb, we should see her shuffling and rolling begin to decrease. We don't have long to wait!
While some of you have described Zooey as obsessive or paranoid, her dedication bodes well for future broods. We have our fingers crossed for this nest (and for cooler, less stressful weather) and look forward to banding on June 19! We are keeping a close eye out for problems with blackflies and hippoboscids - especially given the heat! - and will respond if we think it is necessary.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 10, 2021, 01:02:14 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Home of Newman, Zooey and little one

Cuteness Galore!!!(http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/474/474183g1tjfl0mmz.png) (https://www.glitter-graphics.com)

Hmmm... what's over here?(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/3/11/20210610T122647_17187644.ts.jpg)

Mom Zooey "Stay over here little booger!"
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/10/20/20210610T155458_4919746.ts.jpg)

Cuddle bunny under Mom Zooey watch 7 second gif, at the end...
(https://i.gyazo.com/8d9dc36f4245c2b574edbffe39294a5e.gif)

Lunch time! Zooey is an awesome Mama, doing great!
 (https://i.gyazo.com/ca532a1575dfc4fc91760df53402853d.gif)

Visitor
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Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 01:26:02 PM
Lori - Oh my gosh...that first pic is just too cute!!  :-*
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 10, 2021, 03:40:18 PM
Hoping Everybirdy is enjoying the great camera work going on watching the Blue Angels practicing over French Island airport and up and down the river!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 10, 2021, 07:18:04 PM
Hoping Everybirdy is enjoying the great camera work going on watching the Blue Angels practicing over French Island airport and up and down the river!
Wow didn't know!  Is that the island across the river toward LaCrosse?  Oh wow I went back and found them!!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 11, 2021, 02:10:44 AM
Hoping Everybirdy is enjoying the great camera work going on watching the Blue Angels practicing over French Island airport and up and down the river!

French Island Mississippi River Wisconsin
RRP should pull that video off cam!
Here's the Blue Angels in DC doing the dangerous STARBURST

(We need to re-name that!)

I saw the adorable tiny bird singing yestreday  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 11, 2021, 06:02:28 AM
Some great footage of flyovers on the Flyway camera as well.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 11, 2021, 03:40:50 PM
BLUE ANGELS over the Mississippi River
June 11, 2021
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 12, 2021, 11:05:13 AM
BLUE ANGELS over the Mississippi River
June 12, 2021
I bet they were practicing for the MyPillow guy's BIG rally today in Wisconsin!!
WOW!  Our cam gets more n birds!


Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 12, 2021, 01:39:56 PM
CHANCE
June 12 from RRP explore
Chance had a serious hippoboscid infestation.
These flies take a blood meal by biting into flesh and lapping up the blood that wells into the wound.

We began to suspect we had an infestation when *Chance's wingpits turned black (hippoboscid excrement and dried blood, gross) and it kept falling over. We treated the infestation, knock on wood and cross your talons.

Chance was extremely stressed and sick, but today's behavior and improved health gives us hope.

*Not chick's official name - yet ...
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 12, 2021, 03:34:01 PM
Live at flyway/GSB live cam right now!!!  Blue Angels.  Miss Zooey, it will be over soon! ((Zooey))

(https://i.gyazo.com/30b8fb7d6f5dc9951a99e32e63cc9e7e.gif)

https://explore.org/livecams/currently-live/mississippi-river-flyway-cam
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 12, 2021, 03:55:26 PM
GSB Great Spirit Bluffs Home of Newman & Zooey & little one...

I mentioned Zooey in my last post, she is the Mom at GSB Falcon Cam.  Today there was a fly over by Blue Angels and in the first pic Miss Zooey is telling those "big birds in the sky" to go away!  As you can see it's quiet now and Zooey and little Eyass are in front of the fan ready for nap time!
(https://i.gyazo.com/3be615794df80cf9173579b91b3ac635.gif)

(https://i.gyazo.com/868ef47749244cbe5982f2f6620418c5.gif)

GSB falcon live cam https://explore.org/livecams/birds/peregrine-falcon-cam
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 04:07:57 PM
shep - Thanks for the post from RRP on Explore.  I had no idea the lil one was sick.  I thought it was doing great. 

Lori - AWESOME gifs, as always, thank you! 

Ms. Zooey does look she is telling them planes to go away!   ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 12, 2021, 05:22:26 PM
Yeah that female used words I have NEVER heard a bird use before!
WHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOO eeeeeeeeeeeee!
She did NOT like the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at all.
But many humans loved the splended air show they put on!
That is very dangerous work and takes discipline and precision.
Our fine military on display!   :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 12, 2021, 09:50:30 PM
Who is Chance?  Ok I found the post from RRP finally.

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: horseylvr on June 13, 2021, 10:04:36 AM
Thanks so much for the posts.  Haven't been in forum for awhile.  Nice to see eyass is doing better.  Zooey is figuring it out. Fingers crossed! :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 13, 2021, 01:32:34 PM
Who is Chance?  Ok I found the post from RRP finally.

I assumed Explore people were calling it Chance.
Good name for it.
RRP post looks like they went down to clean up the chick - but I saw nothing about that

bev on bcaw has watched closely and saw nothing wrong with the chick
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 13, 2021, 07:41:27 PM
With all we're doing I haven't had much opportunity to watch.  When I had been watching him, he did seem rather weak.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 13, 2021, 08:06:34 PM
I believe she was pulling the leg back out of his beak he couldn't swallow.  That little guy/gal is stuffed!!!!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3evK99sqsGLeUSlglbZhNZzVDfiny_9dNn1LClVmq9A0sUNNrHY7hR3LrAkp0XN3OPif2CQjDLyF-CCLavAWnmmjSYj_mOioTZ2Vo52m82UaO1jX--ChrBDD4qq2X8oQ3lUhnFkK2p0I4zUfuHf5f763A=w1023-h571-no?authuser=0)

Sorry I missed his head, but you can see his round crop..........
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dytJYih_ggXnQbtzqgdnFi3tzxSctu1EzmAFh2HvZjDmS0ft_aqbKgSYCjIuFhDvAkJ0bbZRyHqcmqxPJj-q5bklT_Bj65Gpq85gwD8g5h7hIu4mlNPm4ZK6LTK-xDS_azqA_yLGTcftU1sO6Iewsj1A=w1025-h572-no?authuser=0)

Heading for a nap...........
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cLnLzS4NtZCwqSee3p4HI-R8OU4Y0-AGGZvNEB9qlqf8OnjbFarupqmBcOEBHdHPiCQyXYIKWgw5-w0g83RKVYQQUbFitMy62UtWE4jm0FkfT33cum54GGB6EndlodsohVpd0XZ3hl3l2xrMcXmI14Nw=w1022-h572-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dS1aXiIGVYJKxi50XrW8no6bcRzvBx7U20AI54sQLXHeV5liSCR2GMtpceRZBgs-1TQFz2uYbnm823Qf4PVxi4ESqaWoUkoHm-FYxhU-p9epI2pzA15UHEROQKtFLrwj8LHgMs1FTmjzvFJYXK-9914g=w761-h430-no?authuser=0)

Asleep among the feathers.........
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eYVWxBIXqSwlqsBzQzlqj6D0t2vMrt4kTyD5RzIM1eCOak92IYdiYhpzwjZrkbKQEGF5TImExDYO3KuSWpJUnqY1T5MLBC801QC8dUZPqrJT8skO12AvWXURBWlc3wL1-HKBmOemVGzgN2Nrqdfg3a9A=w761-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2021, 08:49:09 PM
This little one seems to be thriving.  Good for you, Zooey.

Is there any protection against owl predation at the nest box this year?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 13, 2021, 10:57:36 PM
I haven't heard anything about the owls.  Maybe they moved or are leaving them alone.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 14, 2021, 01:09:49 PM
Banding June 18th
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 14, 2021, 01:55:58 PM
Newman keeping watch while Zooey went hunting.  I believe she ended up with a Baltimore Oriole.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c_8c8XfvFBxcq0lOpRWgPGwa5OAnzLEyPFvOPGjVoDAp0q2RJ85IoK2rMMLL0FxwJg9VBMIvdBlQ44PbMhfG5-Z2nGot7f3VOkJGn-J-w0DjXMSOECCH4rE3_dszDH288SB30tNByPGk5bNkuUEjcLUw=w1023-h573-no?authuser=0)

She held the whole (except for being headless) over to the youngster who tried to take a nibble off it before she set it down and began ripping into it.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dFrAdGw0B-4tq6O8t4DHgs_SC92_t2MwaSUgUsHwwcnIGZOaT808QypLnJuoRzps9Ae-YaKrZjsDP4CIR6lU0XJ_PWoEC1qlhhJAc_FOXaf8XKwNKC5zq8zR45bTfJ5zAttLPy8pEFKA6tTzgg2Nr2HA=w1025-h576-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e9wWkYEvMj9OXe2UavuSdlvp2aK3n87ybXRBsN8jrbsL8vEdt8exxfLhS50_fBODWUIHlbgiBKYApp4999NuevPYbmYeCiD8Qb0rP4FUr726ScFI_db3eLp7pd1DRNqXoUXj3IbAMfRyZgWpxypDJEiA=w1025-h576-no?authuser=0)

At one point it had a good sized feather in it's beak and managed to put its head back and swallow all of it!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cgY1I1fa_87wTx1lOOAngiPRuTrpHihq4PAgL0Jt3I1yBeTzGMxG4vc5DJMdpKP53bvyBEZ1SDmiAiEXhaWlLsyxe_WtPa6FAK3rWRroHcMwJlnchlhIUliIYMyXiUpBtfLqHBzMZkyb9tsZaUUlGnyQ=w1022-h573-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cLpK3P0q-S-HXrU7p7j_9dKmNsDl3gl2mUbNmj7fAEBn4lLGvzpO91bgCrLdu531uKZ3505N_k0m8QXDwlsEq5L2nahXXtF6FVHULpC8Q6ksABtFDgxGcmJ_UeMu12vDDf25HqUfL2mTIk7v2ha4Y65Q=w1023-h573-no?authuser=0)

All in all it was a good feeding.....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cI_-dz5G3rxXc4GYZ070N8o7LEJeo0CU-xYIB1QQZynOcUFnAjl24-KUd3Zmb6rOWkAU5CyBnHlj7eZJNCe0yVyX_bYy5IIGYF0UgtLeRS961amrj6OJxya6wYn0nZ0N3gY8DgWLDN64FJX4jxXmw2tg=w1023-h573-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 15, 2021, 12:20:28 PM
Dont tell me Shep missed a barge. ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 15, 2021, 01:06:19 PM
Dont tell me Shep missed a barge. ;)

Hahahaha!
I missed 2 of them!

Within an hour a 12 car barge went UP river, and another 12 car came down river!
Good to see them!  America is hummin along.

I see a tug (I think) sitting upriver - is the river running fast today?
Are there pirates up there?  (kidding)

5 pm  2 barges passed in front of cam
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE!
Maybe they're jealous of Blue Angels precision - haha



Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 16, 2021, 06:08:03 AM
Encountered this on youtube - ENJOY  :)

Peregrine Falcon Attempts to Steal Prey from Osprey
https://youtu.be/sx-ezmr6OdQ

falcons hunt, eat birds. It probly just wanted the osprey out of its territory

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 16, 2021, 10:06:07 AM
Cool video. Thanks for sharing shep.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 19, 2021, 08:15:59 AM
June 19 one of Alma fledglings dropped inbetween outer box perch and nestbox.
RRP here prevented that by adding a platform there
Alma has no playground - nowhere to fledge to
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2696.60

* They put the Alma nest on Genoa cam - dont ask me why  ;D
https://youtu.be/6QqMuWXssBU

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 19, 2021, 08:03:51 PM
Shiny new bracelets... GSB little one

 8) 8) 8)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/974b46269907e5926414ac4656bad00527b761c2f85db0b99fd00a34d560e0cb.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 20, 2021, 11:41:54 AM
Between 5-6:00 this morning...........he/she looks so tiny sitting in the front of the nest box.....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eYgXhSKkPHG6j9fEOAgfftyUNl41_jRUDFBsQe0izx2J1A5cJmI9gZcSwMV5HVmNKNXF7MkIMrRTtiSguU-NkLQijR3HfRXg0rEMwA_1MQk5vH2i7O4eU5Hmtmbi1SlezrAWS_qie81KrjQ7eOtuqgBw=w760-h433-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 20, 2021, 11:58:06 AM
I liked this of the two of them this morning.........
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fGzJpf_7Wqb_AwTjzcvAPoLiaPD0qYGs6b7x4xjlSVGxmB0UN7hk4FtSvQ3L4iTk1i6fAEiPUpAv_fypweIJ86F6bq9Uw3WEhQ9gLbyGUZhm-HSV5-1Bsy-qqc7jbFRow2aRwAxTo2C6rUIUeOC6XAaA=w763-h428-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 20, 2021, 11:59:30 AM
And as we know, first comes a good stretch on both sides...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cpQT2TNnWVME5oXOkWapUeTo1xLBM81u49_uykejaNsS3R-z9cVKT3qZ-k4qKX2v_yzP_TSuF9FvrjTMyIgQq2Bya6uqG_1ovDhjyWxi9-Mj0HGFLVqpk85vRpyARhFR1FyLbPPTsnExsozQSw1o9bug=w766-h426-no?authuser=0)

Then comes the PS....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c523bGoVzlz8Wbq9TEr0LYnszQgGLB0sFgWthOrENLVX0OgXiuhJwoxF_wOU-oskZaINneHwP_xJ7adhbFIkZ7DxFAXZB63CwTAImtABUI5vu834l7ojCptJQ9U0IsI30pz06WsqFsy04DS9VGExfOxA=w765-h429-no?authuser=0)

Then take-off....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3c3BnT-IrDnAns_TYDk5eLmIKOKZtKo4ngUBMu_dDqmC-EaiEQZUfSDN1DimYh0K-NlZnlQPZNRbEMChM9dhtlIBFWUsAOBCV90DQoGvJzh2TyqDAy6pKzMPEBh0PQ0rJwdkaSE562vK7lQhdRSceOTLQ=w763-h427-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 20, 2021, 12:46:13 PM
Oh my goodness he/she has bands!!  Do we have a name?

This was about 4:00 AM!  It actually grabbed a big piece and managed to swallow it all while Zooey kept close watch....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cH_P4oe-1rgb7h8LRBmgVMHpckwGWTNnaAJ9vNux1P6sPEIu6qKxD0T6ipkRrK_L23BiE7dZhPwD6jRbhK74kQsMuLF_3zJvaKpSRqwjfns3_SX03BlTM9qwkl9ZaUD_iDqT2u7ZfucTp_hJEE1ViyVQ=w765-h426-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dOsmwe80sOGtDtE4JazKTsMxm0fN-AoDLsOZlmSzN6u0xGc63TDwe6NmN_E4ddOTRKLHSgTjaeaYUOJ6NKEltaQ9_o5y4C7T72kJzIcE1hsl8I4pQ3VbSB4v9ebKKHX0oX2piFJpyMK0gNd0RdlTL2zQ=w761-h423-no?authuser=0)

I think this was about 7:30 and boy did it eat!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cADuOsRWyT_d-dpgapR2zJCHgZ3kmvrQxZaT8qk6QU4cNfXwXp6ZP5XbL54gZRZ1OVnbVpavLsMn4LfKHV1zWTDAJ0F1rijuhxnG29fXqyUIR-0pz2TLMkyqr5mm_7LFin3eNJXcFcIUIZ34YMK5DgwA=w758-h426-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 20, 2021, 01:42:29 PM
chance swallowed a golf ball
I'm kidding - but lookit its crop

I dont know what the band numbers are
I dont know its sex or name
But it was banded

Amy is usully good at telling us

 :'(
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 20, 2021, 05:04:14 PM
P/46 maybe?  Black/Blue

If I hear anything before someone else does I'll post it.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 21, 2021, 08:00:42 AM
Female P46
No name yet so stick with Chance
pics from Saturday's banding.


June 21
8 am BIG barge
Looks kinda odd
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 21, 2021, 11:19:21 PM
Barge news --- https://kttc.com/2021/06/21/low-water-levels-in-the-mississippi-river-create-issues-for-commercial-boating/?fbclid=IwAR334CTpZ4ImEbeP8ZBNcdt5i7T_XV7uhaHVtRBO8lnOPMkWvCXsMBTPjuA
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 22, 2021, 06:27:28 AM
Low water levels in the Mississippi River create issues for commercial boating

Thanks Nora
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 23, 2021, 03:26:35 AM
GSB Falcons home of Newman, Zooey & little one
A couple pics from yesterday... cuteness galore!

Little one watching Zooey's every move & learning so much!(https://i.gyazo.com/c3acd337c61449797ed3e5a191328294.gif)

Zooey cute strrrreeeetch
(https://i.gyazo.com/a2dbc4308c91ac45f93642a90274a4b2.gif)

"See Ma I can move my wings too! "copying Mom Zooey the best she can" ;)
(https://i.gyazo.com/48093a61240ca2e75167315ec65251bf.gif)

Zoom in to little one's favorite spot in the nest box, you can see how high it is there!
(https://i.gyazo.com/d4b0e9f9adcbea8cbbbc1204f4d094ab.gif)

"little one closely watching Mom Zooey fly by and landed in nest box seconds after..."
(https://i.gyazo.com/76b68198bed056b119e4d4bb41473693.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 04:24:06 AM
Lori - Awesome gifs.....love that last one!  Such a cutie.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on June 25, 2021, 02:00:18 PM
Agree with Lisa.  How beautiful Zooey, Newman and Chance are.  The scenes of the Mississippi River from the cams are breathtaking.  If I remember correctly, there is no place to pull off the road to the observe the nest box.  I plan to drive the highway when I visit Decorah in July.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 25, 2021, 02:54:15 PM
Agree with Lisa.  How beautiful Zooey, Newman and Chance are.  The scenes of the Mississippi River from the cams are breathtaking.  If I remember correctly, there is no place to pull off the road to the observe the nest box.  I plan to drive the highway when I visit Decorah in July.

There have been at least 2 people who have pulled off onto the shoulder to wave at the camera

 :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on June 25, 2021, 04:08:44 PM
LOL Shep, is that what you are suggesting I do?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 25, 2021, 05:52:32 PM
Agree with Lisa.  How beautiful Zooey, Newman and Chance are.  The scenes of the Mississippi River from the cams are breathtaking.  If I remember correctly, there is no place to pull off the road to the observe the nest box.  I plan to drive the highway when I visit Decorah in July.

The shoulder of highway 61 is a good one, but no actual pull-off spot.  Ooops to me I thought it was still 61.  Guess north of Winona it is, down there it's 14.  Go for it.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on June 26, 2021, 01:47:58 PM
Thank you for the information Nora.  If you are going to the ATF maybe you could pin point the spot on a map.  I do not do Facebook but enjoy reading the comments and looking at the pictures.  I had to laugh at one of the comments.  Last night I accidentally left my computer sound on high.  I checked the cam this morning to the sound of Zooey on high volume.  Talk about raising the dead. :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 26, 2021, 03:04:50 PM
Hwy 61 revisited.  :) ;) Might be Hwy 14, but most of us think of it as Interstate 90 where pulling over on the shoulder to take pictures and hope to get a selfie on the falcon cam might be a ticketable offense! :( ::)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 26, 2021, 06:21:09 PM
90 runs east and west.  What always was 61 and now is called 14 goes north and south along the Mississippi River.  Cooking supper, but will get something on here after while for you.  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 26, 2021, 07:42:39 PM
OK I'll see what I can do.  I see 14, 61, and 90 all are the same road in that stretch.  :o 

I put "Great Spirit Bluff in Google earth".  On the left side were what I thought were pictures, but they were 2 second videos.  There is a green LaCrescent sign then a blue sign.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Great+Spirit+Bluff+Falcons/@43.8711145,-91.3202798,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e5!3m6!1sAF1QipNK8XEoVg_lPPrdZVE9ne7vCzO1Mmdh0QENEN_6!2e10!3e10!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNK8XEoVg_lPPrdZVE9ne7vCzO1Mmdh0QENEN_6%3Dw203-h270-k-no!7i720!8i960!4m5!3m4!1s0x87f95157a300331f:0x982afb9909e9012c!8m2!3d43.8711145!4d-91.3202798?hl=en

Hope this helps some..........
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dk_ph-QHPjx1ODKOZaiHidxPwWsw2Btmx2ahCD-QdFWc25QNnq3Kk7swHjhOaUHtBJxErhiUfKmgoYphaYx00ShqJ_z92N_5js_OlEGeONVJIjBZP7gJbph_RyhgSYTV3TqwArrMdxMLsEFqDpWAMKiQ=w921-h601-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eMvzGLn4mrzBWczp514tKvYvTDvlAKym6OrHI0YWmpLhTcPFccs02o7PrLJpWDylBfl8F_XxqJiU8-qjrdVcqACU2NoQw-pydg1-asCs9IvIHAZ5wLAp49zJy3s5Bxr1h9fxFjj6zYQlH6RY0a2fo5hw=w901-h729-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 26, 2021, 07:48:41 PM
She sure is looking good!!!  Just watching the world go by and the rain drip off the roof.  I'm not sure about up there, but we got 4.27 inches last night and today!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fTApQ8_hiIl3lE3funcKoHty4Bty9cxFFVeJ4w77RtLID-X5Vp6f_1L1KXcMO6iWhNL_zCn5wdg47G6uTyohqZWs4sLbyktK8vMVEikVdqwyoThu2gqe35Y7K64rk5Gt7hGn6ydNec3LOSPGNsdQUSOA=w763-h430-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on June 26, 2021, 08:41:57 PM
Thank you Nora for the map.  It does help.  It looks a little dangerous to pull off the road and I don't want to upset the police.  I would like to make the drive while I am there and the map will be a great help.  To see the bluffs and the river would be worth a trip. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 26, 2021, 11:03:29 PM
I haven't been to it, but if you take the bridge going to LaCrosse from LaCrescent when you get part way over before the main channel there is Pettibone Park on Barron Island.  "Pettibone Park is a public park on Barron Island in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The park is located across the Mississippi River from the city's downtown riverfront. Its facilities include walking trails, fishing docks, a beach, and a disc golf course."  I've been wanting to go for a long time, but seems whenever we get up there we're headed to Gundersen for an appointment for my other half and look at the entrance and say "one of these days".  There are some pictures at the link.

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0x87f955b15f497549%3A0x2476e2d3471e87a7!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOmYKi91guguy5NOYo3v81b2YaOaJnJva7pxNKk%3Dw160-h160-k-no!5spettibone%20park%20map%20-%20Google%20Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipOmYKi91guguy5NOYo3v81b2YaOaJnJva7pxNKk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwic7PH59LbxAhWXZs0KHYisBfoQoiowenoECG0QAw

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dKmXVW3E3BXKcXscrEtZWxJzFoxVXKBoMtrlpLIUEXmJMFw_6UVTfaxTZRqSBBUp5gw0xKc5Wv637Vix14g5Byolw7D3rfbBJkDQW64Ev1iEQjZbQ1Jn1AHAv6U5b8091QXgPOGa0C5_OfDEv4LY9CwA=w1218-h759-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 29, 2021, 08:07:14 AM
Wonder if our camera operators will grace us with a view of Air Force One arriving at the airport this morning.

Rethinking matter....LaCrosse might not be big enough for AF1 (a 747) so maybe they'll land in Madison and then chopper over to LaCrosse on Marine One, which for me would be even cooler!!  :) ;) :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 29, 2021, 09:44:39 AM
Only the President rides Air Force One
He wont be in Wisconsin today
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 29, 2021, 10:20:12 AM
I thought I heard NPR say he'd be speaking in LaCrosse today.  Don't have his itinerary though.  Probably available online.
My Dad's partner's son flew Air Force One and Two when he was in the Air Force, so you're not telling me anything Shep!   8)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 29, 2021, 10:24:46 AM
 :D  Ppl still fighting over who it is  8)
https://factba.se/biden/calendar

llalalalalaa
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 29, 2021, 10:53:51 AM
Some people lack intelligence, but ol' Joe's speakin' in LaCrosse today!  ::) ::)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 29, 2021, 11:43:49 AM
yeah thats why I looked up his sched and posted
I get USAF military report later today - he'll mention it
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on June 29, 2021, 12:48:48 PM
June 29, 2021
Lifted this portrait of Chance off Explore
She's getting her black feathers

I guess  Newman brot a still alive bird to nestbox

Look at Zoos brown feather - before its - gone with the moult

 8)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 01:10:11 PM
Chance is growing right before our eyes.  I wonder if the fact that she is the only one that Zooey and Newman are feeding is the reason for her rapid growth.  She doesn't have to share food with other siblings.  Every night I say a little prayer that she will make it safely till dawn.  The first thing I do in the morning is check that she is OK.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: Nora in IA on June 30, 2021, 03:20:03 PM
Queen at the King Plant got absolutely huge the year she was the only one.  :D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 01, 2021, 08:52:13 AM
Don't you love the little horn toot Chance does when she is finished squeeing?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 01, 2021, 11:44:37 AM
July 1
Barge heading downriver
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 02, 2021, 09:32:22 AM
Shep is that the biggest barge you have seen?
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 02, 2021, 11:31:02 AM
Shep is that the biggest barge you have seen?

o no not at all. those cars look longer -
but I've see 15 / 16 car barges
I think it take 3 movements to run em thru lock

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 03, 2021, 01:34:15 PM
Look at the brown cheeks on Chance's face.  Same color as Zooey's brown feather.  I think Zooey might be reconsidering motherhood after the feeding I watched this morning.  Chance snatched the food delivery from her and then mantled it and wouldn't let her get near it.  She seemed a little frustrated. I want to wish Shep, Nora, Lori and anyone else on this site  a Happy New Year. 
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 03, 2021, 01:35:05 PM
Correction, Fourth of July.  I need a beer.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 01:47:28 PM
Correction, Fourth of July.  I need a beer.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 03, 2021, 01:54:13 PM
Recommending Toppling Goldiath for dedicated Decorahians, or a Sam Adams as "father of the "Sons of Liberty" (since it is the weekend of the 4th), or my favorite, Miller Highlife, the Champagne of Bottled Beers, also known as "Tall Blonds"!  :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 03, 2021, 02:57:11 PM
HAPPY 4th to all


and Happy New Year to Jaspurr  ;D
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: johoward on July 03, 2021, 04:33:40 PM
When did they band the baby?  Did Amy do that again?  Is there a video?

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 04, 2021, 07:35:33 AM
July 4
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 04, 2021, 11:59:24 AM
Beautiful Shep.  I was wondering if they would have fireworks visible from the cam.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 04, 2021, 12:03:58 PM
Eburg, Toppling Goliath is on my list of places to visit when I come to Decorah for the ATF.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 06:06:29 AM
Feathers were flying everywhere in the box this morning because of wing exercises. She is learning quickly.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 05, 2021, 06:43:06 AM
When did they band the baby?  Did Amy do that again?  Is there a video?

Banding June 19

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/974b46269907e5926414ac4656bad00527b761c2f85db0b99fd00a34d560e0cb.png)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 07:57:39 AM
What a difference two weeks makes.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 05, 2021, 05:06:00 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcon cam home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance.
Very hot & humid there today, good news is severe thunderstorm warning for the area & hoping it cools them down.  Prayers for you little Chance!
Watching Dad Newman in the sky
(https://i.gyazo.com/ab5da41d22a5021224ecb8a8830f25d5.gif)
Chance is watching Mom Zooey fly by
(https://i.gyazo.com/7a61761a195f5c4eec67be5b4e91e15e.gif)

Dad Newman visits Chance as Chance takes stretch break & returns to the vent.
(https://i.gyazo.com/8873f818584e3ccb43dc2f9f61f05b6c.gif)

Mom Zooey taking stretch break as Newman & Chance watch her in the sky
(https://i.gyazo.com/783f20fb410b3e8fde811afa37a9a981.gif)

Special Weather Statement issued July 5 by NWS La Crosse WI The heat and humidity will continue today with high temperatures in the mid 80s to mid 90s. Highest heat index values for today should be from 95 to 105. Highest values should be in the Mississippi River Valley areas.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 05, 2021, 05:16:58 PM
Thanks Lori
Chance will soon perch
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 07:58:57 PM
Chance, this is how you free fall.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 06, 2021, 03:38:53 AM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcon cam home of Newman & Zooey and little one Chance
Checking on our cutie pie Chance this morning... She just woke up & did some stretches before going back to sleep.  It takes a lot of energy to squee ALL DAY long, so get some rest sweetie.  We 💜 you!!!
(https://i.gyazo.com/7f23c15c79acba73008650f632a2be30.gif)
Zooey on the roof of the nest box doing some stretches & getting some "mommy quiet time" as well before another big day ahead! Nite Zooey!🤍
(https://i.gyazo.com/4a170f05c5c5b16e04f707b26e5a39e8.gif)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 05:43:25 AM
OOPS, forgot to turn the volume down again :).  Chance has the cutest white pantaloons.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 07:36:44 AM
If Chance does perch and looses her balance, can she glide safely to the ground with the amount of feathers she has now.  How much more of the down does she need to loose.  Yesterday morning, it looked like she was getting a little altitude in the box when she was exercising her wings.  The worst part of watching these peregrines for me is when they leave the box.  Waiting to know if they have been spotted on the ground and are OK.  At least this year, the flies don't seem to be a factor and she won't have to jump to get away from them.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 06, 2021, 01:31:43 PM
If Chance does perch and looses her balance, can she glide safely to the ground

Yes - in 2016 all 4 jumped - they looked like Chance.
She wont fall - she'll reach the ground safely and parents will lead her upward
AND PROTECT HER
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 01:37:14 PM
Thank you Shep.  I just want to reach into the screen and kiss those clown cheeks.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 04:07:51 PM
Cooler weather on the way.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 08, 2021, 12:52:30 PM
Chance looks like a young falcon.  She is ready to take the next step and jump on the box edge.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 08, 2021, 03:58:40 PM
Yes she wants to get up on the box edge
She put her foot on it yesterday

Did you see her BROWN CHEST!
Almost overnite!
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 08, 2021, 04:54:31 PM
Shep, I know.  Her chest is beautiful.  She has lost most of the down on her wings.  She is ready for the next adventure and what an adventure it will be.  I would like to hop on board and go with her.
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 09, 2021, 05:08:16 AM
Little Chance headlights peeking over the box ledge.  My gut says this is going to be a good day. :) :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 09, 2021, 06:45:18 AM
July 9
She is READY to step UP

Chance was flapping so vigorously today that white down flew like a blizzard

3.15 pm  Newman brot a live bird, flapping desparately.
Chance grabbed it.  I thot it was gonna geta way

pic stolen off explore
its too good to lose

Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: jaspurr on July 09, 2021, 04:35:09 PM
She passed her live bird exam with flying colors.  She hung onto it and didn't let it get away.  A+ :)
Title: Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
Post by: shep on July 10, 2021, 03:56:27 AM
July 9, 2021
Portrait of Chance

stolen off Explore
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 10, 2021, 06:32:01 AM
Is that Zooey's back I see in the box.  Nope, it's our grown up girl, Chance.  That picture is a keeper Shep.  I leave for Decorah in two days, and I want to see Chance perching before I leave. :) :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 11, 2021, 04:24:06 AM
SHAKY TRY!
July 10, 2021
Her first try at perching, well .. wont be getting an A ....

I bet RRP is glad they put that tray in the bottom!

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a3cab997d3b758e1086de40d5346cc5b2c6c57b59a48cedd393e607d4365983.gif


stolen off Explore


Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 05:42:45 AM
She just needs a little practice Shep.  It must be a little frightening looking down and seeing nothing but air.  It is a start.  She has one more day to get an A before I leave. :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 11, 2021, 06:30:31 AM
She just needs a little practice Shep.  It must be a little frightening looking down and seeing nothing but air.  It is a start.  She has one more day to get an A before I leave. :)

Have a safe trip jas.  BE SAFE!  Dont take any chances - anywhere!
The juvies I've watched are often unsteady on perchs
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 11, 2021, 10:15:38 AM
Chance is now perching!
July 11, 2021
One of our peeps is travelling to Minnesota - will likely stop n wave at us!

stolen off explore
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Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 10:26:53 AM
I will take care Shep.  Keep an eye out Mon/Tues after the ATF.  I am going to find the biggest balloon I can and hang it out my sunroof when I drive by the cam.  You can be sure that I will have a big smile on my face.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2021, 01:54:30 PM
Chance is getting really cute. Loud, too.  Is it Zooey, the parent who delivered food in the pic?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 11, 2021, 08:00:04 PM
GSB Chance wingersizing today and she did her first jump to the ledge!!!
(https://text.glitter-graphics.net/hearty/c.gif)(https://text.glitter-graphics.net/hearty/h.gif)(https://text.glitter-graphics.net/hearty/a.gif)(https://text.glitter-graphics.net/hearty/n.gif)(https://text.glitter-graphics.net/hearty/c.gif)(https://text.glitter-graphics.net/hearty/e.gif) (https://glitter-graphics.com/myspace/text_generator.php)Jump to ledge earlier today! (https://i.gyazo.com/ab55858213594bc29b5b26e1e8a10017.gif)

(https://i.gyazo.com/c9717b2fbf6a19880ddccf4a333ca8c8.png)
(https://i.gyazo.com/73f24faaf57ceea4427b49e8cef8a732.png)

Chance July 3rd Growing up fast!
(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2689.0;attach=548345;image)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 12, 2021, 07:42:56 AM
Well Shep, looks like Chance isn't ready to fledge yet but I am.  Couldn't sleep last (too excited) and checked in on Chance several times.  Can't tell if she sleeps standing up but she was always in a vertical position .  I am sure that when I lock the door she will do something exciting.  I am also sure that you will take some pictures of her milestones for me to see.  Don't know if you noticed but one of the chatters yesterday said that Chan was growing so fast she grew a beard. She had a down feather stuck to her beak and it did look like a beard.  Made me chuckle.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 12, 2021, 05:09:57 PM
Lori, the BOX EDGE is not the ledge!
The ledge is down below!

 ;D
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 14, 2021, 09:50:47 AM
Wanted to make sure we had a recent picture. Chance will be taking to the skies any time now.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 14, 2021, 06:47:35 PM
Little Chance looks drenched and miserable but I am glad to see her.   Drove through some nasty weather in Iowa today.  Several black low lying storm cells east and west of of 52. 
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 14, 2021, 07:44:57 PM
Little Chance looks drenched and miserable but I am glad to see her.   Drove through some nasty weather in Iowa today.  Several black low lying storm cells east and west of of 52.

Jaspurr,

We must have been traveling that road at the same time today.  It was pretty scary looking!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2021, 08:25:48 PM
So, if I were Chance, I'd stay at the nest box at least one more night!

Be safe, travelers.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 15, 2021, 02:01:01 AM
Little Chance looks drenched and miserable but I am glad to see her.   Drove through some nasty weather in Iowa today.  Several black low lying storm cells east and west of of 52.

Jaspurr,
We must have been traveling that road at the same time today.  It was pretty scary looking!

There was a tornado in Iowa July 14 - thank God you missed it!

I believe BIRDS LOVE RAIN - washs off a lotta biting bugs
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 15, 2021, 07:01:54 AM
THE BIG JUMP
7 am  July 15
Chance hop-flaps to outside perch bar.
Thus far I have not seen her out here.
She looks comfy!

I think she's been eyeing mom below for days
Dont sleep on one foot here yet!



Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 15, 2021, 09:44:49 AM
In 2021 Newman had many females to choose from!
Nova had a fight with one of them, then left

Juvie - 02/25 someone on Explore thinks THIS was Zooey
Nova - 02/25 - Newman's 2020 mate - owl got the young
66/N - 02/27 - juvie who showed up but moved on

03/04 -  Lisa 53/W  - showed up but moved on
03/05 -  Amhran 92/X  - showed up but moved on
03/07 - Nina M/04 - had fight with Nova - left

Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 15, 2021, 11:41:01 AM
Shep, I agree about rain getting rid of many pesky insects for the birds.
Help me understand your list of dates in your post earlier today: Juvie - 02/25, and so on.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 16, 2021, 05:16:31 AM
CHANCE
July 16, 2021
Did RRP officially name this juvie Chance when they banded her?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 16, 2021, 07:47:06 AM
Good morning Shep, Chance looks very steady and comfortable perching this morning.  I am not sure RRP officially named her Chance but it is a nice name don't you think?  Today is her chance to fly free.  I have enjoyed taking this journey with her and will miss her.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 16, 2021, 08:44:51 AM
8.30 am  July 16
She has a measure of new freedom now

Chance watchs a 6 car barge travel upriver
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 16, 2021, 02:02:21 PM
If Chance was the last egg to hatch, we are looking at 44 days today. According to RRP, the average is 38-41 days to fledge.I think Chance has found a comfortable spot and is reluctant to leave. No owls or black flies this year, so why hurry. :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 16, 2021, 03:01:32 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcon cam home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance
(http://dl2.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2003/2003022virq0xupyu.jpg) (https://www.glitter-graphics.com)
Today is the day to reach the stick branch...
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/11/6/20210716T100612_6464483.ts.jpg)
What??? I can do this... just watch! ;)
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/11/6/20210716T103636_6465395.ts.jpg)

6am I think I can... I think I can...
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/11/6/20210716T105620_6465987.ts.jpg)

630am
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/11/7/20210716T113140_6467047.ts.jpg)

645am Dad Newman brings food
(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/11/7/20210716T114210_6467362.ts.jpg)

She made it!!!
(https://i.gyazo.com/08f461fa98f498dbe474b2212c61b179.gif)

Distant view of nest box and branch...
(https://i.gyazo.com/3163511d2fb59fd1fbaa33b448404f58.png)

Foggy this morning... beautiful view.  Dad Newman is close by right above the nest box today observing Chance ;)
(https://i.gyazo.com/82b27f37268baa730c41b64e6413b109.gif)

How in the heck do I get back??? :)
(https://i.gyazo.com/ad61d7782786acb268b7bb703b3e3c45.gif)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 16, 2021, 03:24:05 PM
Little?  She's HUGE!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: johoward on July 16, 2021, 06:20:24 PM
Thanks Lori for posting her progress outside the box.  I have been watching and hoping to see her sore.  It was very beautiful to see the fog, and even more so when I realized the box and cam were above the fog. Amazing.  I wonder how the traffic was then for visibility.  River and road.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 17, 2021, 01:11:07 PM
July 17, 2021
She went to the end of the branch today
Now go up to the roof!

Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 17, 2021, 02:14:56 PM
Shep,  the rumor going around ATF yesterday was that Chance had fledged.  Is flying to the outer branch considered fledging or does she have to completely leave the box and perches?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 17, 2021, 02:36:04 PM
July 17, 2021
Looking at Explore, apparantly Chance has not been fed today.
They want her to fledge.
3 pm she began screaming - FOOD!  FOOD!

No Chance has NOT fledged.
People are misusing terminology.
Chance has - branched

If she jumps onto the roof as I hope - its still branching
She has to LEAVE the box entirely to - fledge

If she slips its a 'fludge' but she is fully ready to fledge.
Newman wants her to fledge.
I think her Mom is too young to know yet
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 17, 2021, 05:33:33 PM
Thank you Shep.  When the rumor that she had fledged started at ATF I expected to find the box empty.  I am not worrying about her fludging lol.   Sounds like something good to eat
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 17, 2021, 06:22:08 PM
I didnt note the time - but -
Newman brot Chance a bird late afternoon
she is NOT starving
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 18, 2021, 08:33:11 AM
July 18 SONday
right now cam op shows Chance AND river.
If they leave it here - we can see the paddleboat pass today

Chance LOVES her freedom!
She's out at the tip of the stick - where Michele loved to perch

I wonder if Miss Flappy can see the Rock Ledge Diner when she's out there on the branch. Not likely. She appears to want to fledge - but to where??

Go up to the roof Chancy.

It was fun to see Newman deliver 2 meals to the box - and Chance came over and grabbed em.

9 am  barge heads downriver as Chance watchs

Just before 3 pm the La Crosse Queen paddleboat came upriver to the dam - turned and went back south.
It didnt come past the bluff.
Can you see our own Jaspurr aboard, waving to us?


Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 18, 2021, 03:16:18 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcons home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance

She did the next step just a minute ago!!!!  Woo hoo!!! Good job Chance!

(https://i.gyazo.com/76c2af94e1296a3cddd8810cea210969.gif)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 18, 2021, 03:18:50 PM
Beautiful girl
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e8779119c7a5b77778a5e02a717b1efe75ed59e063d264745b41afd7cda4243.jpg)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 18, 2021, 03:32:40 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcons home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance.
I meant to post this last night...  This was yesterdays big step for Chance. :)

She keeps ya on the edge of your seat that's for sure!!! She made it to the end of the stick today and got in some wingersizing.  She is like "it's a long way down Mom & Pops"... 
(https://i.gyazo.com/fdf58742eb499b3f9aa7ff30ba865a3a.gif)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 18, 2021, 03:37:28 PM
CHANCE ROOFS
July 18, 2021 SONday
Chance was flappin up a storm when suddenly she LEAPED! to the roof, as if she'd been doin it all along!
She sniffed around, looked around - then flopped
Now she is just chillin up there   ;D

Lori you get such great pics!  :)


Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 18, 2021, 05:02:18 PM
SHEP, we were on the La Crosse Queen this afternoon.  Did you see us standing on the bow waving to you?  The Queen even blew its whistle for you. 
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 18, 2021, 05:06:44 PM
That Rier Paddler was for you and everyone on the GSB cam.  I was up front waving like crazy.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 19, 2021, 03:16:28 AM
SHEP, we were on the La Crosse Queen this afternoon.  Did you see us standing on the bow waving to you?  The Queen even blew its whistle for you.   I was up front waving like crazy.

 La Crosse Queen paddleboat came upriver to the dam - turned and went back south.
It didnt come past the bluff.
Can you see our own Jaspurr aboard, waving to us?

Jaspurr, that same day Chance roofed, flew back down to the perch, then flew back up to the roof overnite.  She did it just for you.  She was that excited to see you!

I put the pics on Gab too for their enjoyment
https://gab.com/Shepherd/posts/106606297156855276


(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2716.0;attach=548900;image)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 19, 2021, 03:29:19 AM
CHANCE CAMS!   ;D
July 19, 2021
6 am Chance is on top of the cam, flappin away vigorously.
She is 100% ready to fledge - so NO ONE have a heart attack if she slips off

8 am I think she's waiting for a barge.  She is on the cam at the moment.
When a barge comes by, she'll fly over and hitch a ride!
BOTH parents are around but I havent seen them bring food

Chance flew down to perch yesterday, but flew gracefully back up for the night.  I didnt think she'd sleep in box again.  Cooler, fresh air on roof.  I didnt see her parents bring her food on the DVR but I didnt look too hard.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 19, 2021, 08:25:59 AM
CHANCE FLEDGED
July 19, 2021
8.24 am  There she goes - straight and strong - after her parent!

That was awesome!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 19, 2021, 09:42:12 AM
BEAUTIFUL.  You will always be in my heart precious girl.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 19, 2021, 10:25:28 AM
Fantastic!! Took off into the morning fog.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2021, 11:34:24 AM
Awesome to see a peregrine fledge from the GSB nest box -- my first.  Couple pics from rewind, and someone else might get closer views.

When I went to full screen view, there was a parent perched on a ledge below the nest. Parent flew off a moment before Chance made the leap. Will see if I can find the screen cap for the takeoff.

Will Chance hang around to be fed and learn to catch birds on the wing?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on July 19, 2021, 12:58:07 PM
That a girl!!!!!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 19, 2021, 02:29:53 PM
These camera operators are nothing short of amazing!!! How they can scan the bluffs and find Chance among the trees is unbelievable, but I'm sure glad they do it. :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2021, 03:42:58 PM
Raleigh, is the bird in your pic really Chance?  I watched and hoped for a view of the left leg with the bands, but no such luck.  I haven't been watching much, so don't have any other way to know if it is Chance.

Here are several pre-fledge pics from the rewind.

At this posting time (3:45 PM) one of the falcons has been on the ledge with a prey bird, then flew to the nest box, then around the area. Probably searching for Chance.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2021, 03:45:08 PM
Fledge pics from the rewind this morning.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 19, 2021, 04:33:15 PM
YES both parents are watching over Chance -
they have been - we've seen them keeping watch.
She may be seen on that cedar snag below nestbox
next week we may see her back on the roof - screaming for lunch  ;D
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 19, 2021, 05:30:30 PM
thanks everyone for pics & updates!!!  I haven't been able to check on her until recently today, had a mini freak out... but of course she's fine...  ;) little booger is out flying all over the place having the time of her life. I'm calm now  ;D  You've come a long way little girl!
Great Spirit Bluffs Chance & Mom Zooey
June 10th 2021
(https://i.gyazo.com/8d9dc36f4245c2b574edbffe39294a5e.gif)

About an hour ago you can see & hear Chance!
https://youtu.be/rvxWdGzyLX8 via rosieann B
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 19, 2021, 07:52:18 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcon cam home of Newman, Zooey & Chance.In this 14 second gif you can see Dad Newman close by on the cliff above her & then you can see a close up of our little Princess Chance looking hungry... Mom Zooey tried to lure her to the nest box earlier with food. The nest box is below where Chance is sitting on the cliff.  Proud of you little one!


(https://i.gyazo.com/dd8214a8f1996ce472691ec3c08fbbe7.gif)

Food Please!!!
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90be2e13f6833175bc5a1708c994bf373439b53777c03fb52274112e8284f0c3.gif?w=480&h) via explore.org

Are you listening to me?
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/728ce2ab2a6f8c265846d36d4d3c6e7abc66ce9f7de5e4930dabbc2759e730dc.png?w=480&h=255) via explore.org
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2021, 08:35:43 PM
Lori, Love your gifs! And the blue hue on Chance's beak and wings. Matches her leg band.  Ha.
Thanks also for posting the longer video. Good to watch them flying and calling.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on July 19, 2021, 10:37:33 PM
Thanks Lori.

Raleigh I wondered too if that was Chance.  Just my opinion, but it seemed so white between the head and wings??  To find Chance or any of them amazes me sometimes.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 20, 2021, 02:30:53 AM
Chance in the box
July 20, 2021
Chance only fledged yesterday, but by the end of the day she was on top of the cliff - above the nestbox.  They I woke to see her inside the box again!  She had her choice of anywhere to sleep - and I am SURPRISED she chose inside the box!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 20, 2021, 05:22:54 AM
5:18 am 20 Jul,  Chance was sitting on top of the box.  Zooey brought a bird for breakfast and coaxed her into the box.  Didn't take too much coaxing.  lol  Happy to hear that Chance still has her voice.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 20, 2021, 07:22:56 AM
Wasn't certain if my last post was Chance or not. Pretty sure on this one. ;)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 20, 2021, 07:57:08 AM
July 20, 2021
7.30 am an upper Mississippi paddleboat came south and passed thru the lock and continued downriver

Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: johoward on July 20, 2021, 09:30:20 AM
What great camera work.  Thanks for that.  Always appreciated FYI
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 20, 2021, 10:17:05 AM
Beautiful paddleboat pic!

Pics of Chance this morning. She's beautiful, too.
On the live view at 10:15AM, there's a parent perched on a dead tree, so perhaps food soon.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 20, 2021, 10:21:27 AM
Chance on the bluff, on the snag ... nostalgic
I remember past juvies playing there

*sigh*
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 20, 2021, 03:48:47 PM
Big Kudos to the cam operators.  Chance is so photogenic.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on July 21, 2021, 01:16:26 AM
"Wasn't certain if my last post was Chance or not. Pretty sure on this one. ;)"  For sure!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 21, 2021, 02:40:18 AM
Chance Point
July 21, 2021
2.30 am  Chance on roof - standing
She spent the night at home - up on roof
She knows she now belongs to the Great Out There
This box is no longer her home

She's doing great - flying all over - anywhere she pleases
So far I havent seen her on Rock Ledge Diner (below nestbox)
Up top of bluff at Chance Point she can watch riverboat traffic

Mississippi river barge July 20 - found kbr pic on Explore
Took Chance pics off Explore

Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 21, 2021, 06:13:12 AM
July 21
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 21, 2021, 06:29:14 AM
Chance Point :) :) :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 21, 2021, 07:54:44 AM
Chance Point :) :) :)

We can re-name it every year!   ;D
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 21, 2021, 08:26:51 AM
Oh no Shep.  I think it should always be Chance Point.  It has a beautiful ring to it.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 21, 2021, 12:33:10 PM
I think thats where RRP rapels down from - so -
we DONT want them taking any



CHANCEs

 8)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 22, 2021, 05:46:59 AM
LOL, I concede.  I think RRP has enough to worry about (angry mom Zooey air raids) to take any additional CHANCES.  It still has a nice ring to it.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 23, 2021, 05:09:32 AM
July 23, 2021  dawn
Chance was all over the place yesterday,
but returned home overnite.
First she stopped inside the box briefly
before going to the roof overnite
MUCH nicer up there than inside

I wonder if when RRP banded her if she was larger than usual.
She seems so much bigger than usual
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 24, 2021, 10:57:03 AM
July 24, 2021 
Barge loaded with gravel for the RRP 2022 nestbox
It needs cleaning

 ;D



Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on July 24, 2021, 03:09:01 PM
I loved that picture from the other day with Chance on the bluff and tug in the background.  They were all good shots and great she's doing so well.

Chance Point -- I like that too.  :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 25, 2021, 05:15:55 AM
SONday July 25, 2021
Where did Chance sleep? First night away from home.
She had supper in the box last nite then left

6 am Chance was found on Chance Point
Did she overnite up there?  I bet she did!
Chance point is right above her nestbox.

Around 6.15 am or so she flew to Chance Cliff
She can watch barges go thru the lock below her

(If only there was a barge in the photo) .. sigh
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 27, 2021, 12:57:31 PM
Went to Guttenberg on my drive out of IA.  Had breakfast at a local diner.  There were a couple of river captains at the diner and they said the Mississippi was very low and that it was dangerous navigating unless you were directly in the channel.  Didn't see any barges or much of anything on the river.   Was looking forward to touring the lock but unfortunately, it  didn't open until 12 and I needed to drive to Pella.   Glad you are still calling it Chance Point,  Thank you for the updates.  Miss Decorah.  Hate it here.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on July 27, 2021, 01:05:21 PM
It gets so pretty over towards Guttenberg and along the river jaspurr.  Nice you got to talk to a couple of river captains.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 28, 2021, 08:53:26 AM
Nora, it is beautiful near Guttenberg.   It was very hazy the morning I left.  Shep, are you still with us?  Miss your updates.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Linda M on July 28, 2021, 09:40:09 AM
This morning, 8:30 a.m. MDT
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on July 28, 2021, 12:50:34 PM
July 28, 2021
Thats nestbox from a couple years ago
ITS CLEAN!
I guess storm took nest cam out - glad clliff cam works
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Linda M on July 28, 2021, 02:20:33 PM
July 28, 2021
Thats nestbox from a couple years ago
ITS CLEAN!
I guess storm took nest cam out - glad clliff cam works

Sorry; didn't realize that cam was on highlights!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 30, 2021, 11:35:57 AM
Few morning pics. Some are Zooey because no band visible.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 06, 2021, 04:04:38 PM
Mississippi River Flyway Cam. Chance, is that you? - explore.org 08-06-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zWtxFnMma0
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on August 07, 2021, 12:54:37 AM
Very possible!  Whoever didn't look to sure of the other flyway visitors.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 07, 2021, 05:59:16 AM
6 am  August 7
I think thats Chance on top of the cam in the misty dawn.
Chancy girl is really exploring.  Once she took off, there was no stopping her!  She is such a BIG girl.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2021, 04:58:56 PM
Shep, Definitely a bird on top of the camera just at color-cam this morning. Then closeup of one on the ledge, but I did not see a leg band. Stay with the rewind for one perching on a dead limb, and listen to the brief hailstorm!

Sure was a privilege to watch the peregrines raise a chick to fledging.  Thanks to the cam ops for their wonderful views.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 07, 2021, 05:22:27 PM
Aug 7 rainy day - not much cam

Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 09, 2021, 04:00:56 PM
Peregrine perched on a lower ledge, then on a dead branch at mid-day. Hoped it was Chance, but alas, no leg band.  Zooey perhaps?
Great closeup views of wildflowers, spider & web, sumac turning fall colors (no pics).
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 09, 2021, 04:54:55 PM
Peregrine perched on a lower ledge, then on a dead branch at mid-day. Hoped it was Chance, but alas, no leg band.  Zooey perhaps?
Great closeup views of wildflowers, spider & web, sumac turning fall colors (no pics).

STL, not positive, but the first pic looks like Newman. 
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: izzysamlikeseagles on August 10, 2021, 12:26:00 PM
Pretty sure it was Newman
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 10, 2021, 12:29:53 PM
Thanks for the probable ID, Izzy & Lisa. It's the same bird in my middle pic, so Newman. Very blue-looking feathers in that light.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 10, 2021, 03:21:48 PM
Cam ops here find wonderful closeups of wildflowers, and today, some insects. Here is one Azure Bluet Dragonfly.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 10, 2021, 03:26:42 PM
Closeups of peregrine, too!  Newman?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 10, 2021, 07:31:48 PM
6 am  August 7
I think thats Chance on top of the cam in the misty dawn.
Chancy girl is really exploring.  Once she took off, there was no stopping her!  She is such a BIG girl.

I am behind on posts & photos & gifs... I recorded the video and a few gifs of her that day... I am 99.99999% sure it was her  ;D ;D ;D  So happy to see her or her twin. :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 10, 2021, 07:33:30 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Home of Newman, Zooey & little Chance.

Dad Newman looking handsome...
(https://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-212/20210808T215937_19753629.ts.jpg)

Dad Newman doing a little stretch & fanning of tail...
(https://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-212/20210808T220359_19753760.ts.jpg)

Newman... "wassssup"???
(https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsnapshots-production.explore.org%2Fstream-production-212%2F20210808T215509_19753495.ts.jpg&key=_cU92cTWf-mbj_dUhDXlhA&w=480&h=203)

Beautiful closeups at GSB raindrop...
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c43917ae93e8d2f97e859e91d5a11186f50663c7d3428b59f67f8370b6d00db.jpg?w=480&h=203)

 :)Beautiful closeup of flower at GSB...
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee95d9caf0e9d4cb5912e36b1d8dbc6dc7848566da9fe40e67c3f2a485d60095.jpg?w=480&h=203)

closeup of bumblebee at GSB
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77546ba0f12b6943df47ad35ea36a08cc5b5bbfaabd993452ce43c790e4b99ba.jpg?w=480&h)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 10, 2021, 07:36:59 PM
Great Spirit Bluffs Home of Newman, Zooey & little Chance.
Little one Chance "possibly" seen on Mississippi flyway cam... I believe in my heart it was her... this little one in the GIF has bracelets too!  I did record a video of it as well...  Great work by the cam ops!!! 

(https://i.gyazo.com/95f5a058b16d4844d231047a4ec0d8ea.gif)

This was taken the same day Chance was spotted at Flyway, she had not been spotted for 2 days prior
(https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiles.explore.org%2Fsn%2F1971%2F4%2F10%2F20210807T192203_19705702.ts.jpg&key=FsuQ9D5P7RyvlCUlFkcczQ&w=480&h=203)

Chance & Mom Zooey 49 days ago June 22nd
(https://i.gyazo.com/c3acd337c61449797ed3e5a191328294.gif)

You've come a long way little girl!  I get a little sad when they leave, but happy at the same time.  So proud of all of our fledgings!💜
(https://i.gyazo.com/0379b3f82cb8a926ed033d18948b2418.jpg)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 11, 2021, 02:47:14 AM
Lori your images are worth waiting for.
good job
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: izzysamlikeseagles on August 13, 2021, 11:49:07 AM
Closeups of peregrine, too!  Newman?

That's our handsome boy! ;D
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2021, 02:53:31 PM
What's the status of the GSB cams? Will they stay turned on, or go on hiatus like Decorah and the Norths?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 13, 2021, 03:11:37 PM
I think they stay ON as long as the falcons are around.
The falcons fly south in the fall - around Oct 1
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 14, 2021, 08:13:55 AM
AWESOME!  STUNNING!
8 am  August 14
If I didnt see it I wouldnt believe it!
Is this how Earth was watered in the days before the flood of Noah?
I stopped what I was doing to take this screen shot
Took the parents off Explore




Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 14, 2021, 11:25:19 AM
Oh my, Shep, what a foggy pic!  Amazing.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 18, 2021, 12:47:00 PM
Those foggy clouds keep rolling in in the morning. Spectacular color today.

Two peregrines were hanging out on the ledge near the nest box just after sunrise today. I'm guessing Newman and Zooey. They seemed to be sharing food of some kind and were very companionable. No leg bands in view. Can the other watchers confirm?

About 9:00 AM, one perched at the nest box for a beautiful closeup. Again, no leg bands. Is this Zooey with the rusty breast feathers?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 18, 2021, 01:03:10 PM
Aug 18
Z looks like a robin - she is that red
is is possible she is a orange breast breed of falcon?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 18, 2021, 05:06:08 PM
Shep, robin-red-breast, indeed! So if the pic from the nest box is Zooey, it's possible that the one at the Flyway this afternoon is her, too. That bird has the same rusty breast.  Interesting.  I wonder how much feather color is affected by what they eat.

Couple pics from the Flyway included here.  Rewind Flyway video to about 1:00 for the peregrine show.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 18, 2021, 05:42:14 PM
(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2716.0;attach=549414;image)

Chance is reddish too - like her mama

Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 19, 2021, 06:35:28 AM
Beautiful sunrise again from GSB
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51388358658_1fb9dc9ed7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on August 19, 2021, 01:34:42 PM
Hoping the camera operator reads this and turns up the volume (or turn ON the sound) on the cliff cam.  Don't think a storm caused a problem, but not sure.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 21, 2021, 03:57:00 PM
Newman sitting on a favorite perch near the nest box this morning. Thanks to cam ops for many close up views.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 21, 2021, 04:55:50 PM
I am happy to see barges going up n down the river.  Good for our economy.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 24, 2021, 10:44:03 AM
Looks like Newman and Zooey are still at GSB.  Is it mid-September when they typically head south for the winter?

Shep, so true, barge traffic is a great indicator of economic activity.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on August 24, 2021, 11:46:36 AM
Oct 1 sticks in my mind
We dont know z's habit
I am so glad we still have th cam
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 24, 2021, 03:47:03 PM
Yes, we're grateful for every day the camera is turned on. Even better when the peregrines are in view.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 28, 2021, 11:37:46 AM
This morning, the camera seems to be "live" and capturing great views of Zooey and Newman in their favorite places.

Yesterday when I tuned in, it was playing highlights. Maybe it was camera maintenance day.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 02, 2021, 12:39:57 PM
Newman is on perch at noon today.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on September 03, 2021, 08:19:00 AM
Shep/Nora, I read yesterday, that when Ida was passing over Louisiana, the mouth of the Mississippi River was flowing in the opposite direction.  I often think of Chance.  I knew I would miss her.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 03, 2021, 10:22:23 AM
Sept 3, 2021
I saw 2 barges today, one upriver, one down.
Here is a photo I took off Gab.com  I thot y'all'd enjoy.   :D

I am sure Chance is fine - she could be in SAmerica
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on September 03, 2021, 02:41:50 PM
LOL.  Those redwings don't miss an opportunity for a free ride.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on September 04, 2021, 10:54:47 AM
Great Spirit Bluffs Falcon Cam Mississippi River Home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance

I have several photos taken from explore.org & other sites I had not yet posted from various nests around the world.  These are from July 28th 2021 via explore.org of sweet darling Chance... the camera loves her! & so do I!  Thank you cam op!

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/2/20210728T012419_19241370.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/2/20210728T012039_19241260.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210727T160613_19224627.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210727T160621_19224631.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210727T160625_19224633.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210727T155131_19224186.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210727T155051_19224166.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210727T145347_19222454.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210727T145343_19222452.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210728T135105_19263773.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1971/4/4/20210728T134303_19263532.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 04, 2021, 11:32:31 AM
Nice pics Lori   ;D
Chance isnt little - she's larger than her mama
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on September 04, 2021, 03:51:46 PM
LOL Shep, size doesn't matter.  She will always be a "gorgeous little girl" to me. :)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 05, 2021, 12:55:34 PM
Lori, thanks for the retrospective of Chance and the GSB season.  What a beautiful bird.

It is typical for juveniles to be bigger than adult female peregrine?  And the females are bigger than the males, true?

Couple from this morning. Newman still here.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 07, 2021, 10:32:31 AM
Tuesday morning, two peregrines in view at the same time -- one at the nest box and one on the ledge below with a prey bird.
I think it's Newman at the box and Zooey on the ledge.  Anyhow, both unbanded adults.  If it's Zooey, she is less rusty-reddish on face and breast than a month ago.

Do peregrines lose their defensiveness about territory before they migrate in the fall? If so, these could be other falcons than the regular pair.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 08, 2021, 04:51:52 PM
This morning, Zooey posed for closeup pic, then went soaring (no pics), then landed on one of the dead branches. 

Cam ops got some great closeups of yellow flowers with various bugs enjoying the nectar and pollen.  Not sure of the yellow bloom name, nor the name of the wasp or hornet.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 09, 2021, 10:26:01 AM
Newman on the camera housing, early today.

Yesterday a big insect. Today a big slug!  Thanks cam ops.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on September 09, 2021, 11:02:14 AM
Great pics, STL!

That slug was cool looking this morning. 
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on September 09, 2021, 12:46:56 PM
Shep, you should go on the Beak site and watch the video that Lisa posted this morning.  It is not a barge but it is still pretty impressive. :) A huge crane ship passing under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on September 09, 2021, 01:09:10 PM
Do peregrines lose their defensiveness about territory before they migrate in the fall? If so, these could be other falcons than the regular pair.
  I think some do and some don't.  I saw a post recently of a female that will take on anyone that comes near the nest box whether it's nesting time or not.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 09, 2021, 03:40:40 PM
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: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on September 09, 2021, 05:27:38 PM
STL, I am not sure whether this has anything to do with your discussions on an intruder at GSB.  I saw this while browsing you tube last week.  You are probably already aware of it but here is the link posted 8-31.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeXhDSrCmg8
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 09, 2021, 05:37:56 PM
Z is hyper territorial
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 09, 2021, 07:07:48 PM
Thanks, Jaspurr for the link. Interesting for the cam ops to try to follow these lightning-fast birds in flight!   

The date and time are a bit confusing. Is it an old video from May? Take a look at the posting and you'll see what I mean. 

If it occurred AUG 31, 2021, I was not watching at that time, so wasn't aware of an intruder. There certainly was screaming and hollering going on, and lots of excited flying. 
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: jaspurr on September 10, 2021, 02:16:23 AM
Could be STL, you tube has a habit of posting old videos under new dates. 
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 10, 2021, 11:55:25 AM
Jaspurr, Thanks for the tip about YouTube posting old videos. Always wise to look carefully at dates and times. 

Couple "live" pics of probably Newman and Zooey around the nest box site on their favorite perches today.  Highlights have also been on at GSB this morning.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 10, 2021, 12:28:28 PM
Lotta migrating birds on the flyway cam.
Nice pic someone posted of a pair of 4 year old eagles.
Its not so unusual for them to pair up at 4 altho 5 is the norm.

Lotta sandhill cranes and pelicans - n a raccoon

AWESOME shot of bird / moon  :D

https://www.explore.org/livecams/birds/mississippi-river-flyway-cam

Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 11, 2021, 12:54:33 PM
GSB camera is still turned on, and a good place to watch nature on this 20-year anniversary of the awfulness we humans can inflict on each other.

Be kind, Be safe.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 12, 2021, 11:49:31 AM
Early Sunday morning, Newman has a medium-sized bird for prey on the ledge near the nest box. Black and white, longish gray legs, not webbed feet. Could be coot. Or??
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 12, 2021, 04:50:52 PM
Two more from Sunday.  The pic with two on the ledge shows how much bigger one is than the other -- Zooey the female is the larger bird. 

Lots of great camera views, specially soaring around 4 PM.  Reminded me of watching the Blue Angels air show earlier this summer.  Fast, agile, hard to follow with video.   ;)
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 17, 2021, 07:15:43 AM
Morning on the bluff and flyway
September 17, 2021
Regardless of the calandar created by Man, Nature knows its well into Autumn.

OWL
Tucker posted on Explore
9/17 GHOW seen on Bluff face ledges and hooting between ≈ 12:30 + 1:07 am.. I saw it land on the rock ledge below the nest box around 12:30 am and fly off in the direction it originally came from around 1:07 am. At 1 point it flew up and under the Cliff cam.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 17, 2021, 12:24:46 PM
Shep,  Gorgeous sunrise pics!  Fall is in the air, that's for sure.

Newman is still present. I think you mentioned early OCT for typical migration time.

Pretty white, daisylike wildflower in bloom on the rewind. Don't know the name.  Anyone??

Eastern red cedar trees have berries now. They are also called juniper, and they smell like gin! It's the female trees that have the colorful berries. We have lots where I live in Missouri.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 17, 2021, 01:15:41 PM
Those berries are NOT edible
They'll mkae you sick
beautiful tho
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 17, 2021, 04:13:31 PM
Shep, I should have mentioned about the berries!  People, do not eat the juniper berries!

Cedar waxwings, however, love juniper (cedar) berries. And mistletoe, another berry toxic to people.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 19, 2021, 12:00:28 PM
Sunday morning pics at GSB
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: STLbf on September 20, 2021, 11:55:37 AM
Monday noon -- Zooey having a red-winged blackbird male for lunch.  She's perched on a narrow dead limb, defeathering.  See rewind or live.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on September 20, 2021, 12:27:53 PM
Nice to see Zooey stl, thanks for posting! the darn owl was back again... 3 nights now??? wondering why the barking dogs is not being used or maybe they are???  I am happy Zooey is ok, and I think she is not too familiar with the owls.  I am grateful that the owls did not bother the nest this season.  Thank you RRP for helping with that.  ;) thank you for all of the wonderful updates & pics everyone.  I check on this cam everyday. :) take care.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 20, 2021, 01:04:25 PM
The nestbox cam is off - was the barking dogs shut off too?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on September 20, 2021, 02:50:39 PM
Nice to see Zooey stl, thanks for posting! the darn owl was back again... 3 nights now??? wondering why the barking dogs is not being used or maybe they are???  I am happy Zooey is ok, and I think she is not too familiar with the owls.  I am grateful that the owls did not bother the nest this season.  Thank you RRP for helping with that.  ;) thank you for all of the wonderful updates & pics everyone.  I check on this cam everyday. :) take care.

I always assumed that the barking dogs audio was only played during the time Zooey and Newman were still on migration. When they are at GSB I don't know where they roost at night, but wouldn't it be risky to play the audio in case it scared them off?
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on September 20, 2021, 02:57:00 PM
Nice to see Zooey stl, thanks for posting! the darn owl was back again... 3 nights now??? wondering why the barking dogs is not being used or maybe they are???  I am happy Zooey is ok, and I think she is not too familiar with the owls.  I am grateful that the owls did not bother the nest this season.  Thank you RRP for helping with that.  ;) thank you for all of the wonderful updates & pics everyone.  I check on this cam everyday. :) take care.

I always assumed that the barking dogs audio was only played during the time Zooey and Newman were still on migration. When they are at GSB I don't know where they roost at night, but wouldn't it be risky to play the audio in case it scared them off?

I'll see if I can find out... the owls do like it there in the winter but do not want them to get comfortable.  It looks like a young one too. ?  I will find out from John or Amy when they aren't so busy  ;D  thanks Ginger!!!
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on September 21, 2021, 08:27:47 AM
Nice to see Zooey stl, thanks for posting! the darn owl was back again... 3 nights now??? wondering why the barking dogs is not being used or maybe they are???  I am happy Zooey is ok, and I think she is not too familiar with the owls.  I am grateful that the owls did not bother the nest this season.  Thank you RRP for helping with that.  ;) thank you for all of the wonderful updates & pics everyone.  I check on this cam everyday. :) take care.

I always assumed that the barking dogs audio was only played during the time Zooey and Newman were still on migration. When they are at GSB I don't know where they roost at night, but wouldn't it be risky to play the audio in case it scared them off?

I'll see if I can find out... the owls do like it there in the winter but do not want them to get comfortable.  It looks like a young one too. ?  I will find out from John or Amy when they aren't so busy  ;D  thanks Ginger!!!

Thanks, Lori.  I'll be interested to hear what RRP has to say about it.
Title: Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
Post by: shep on September 23, 2021, 07:40:30 AM
HAPPY FALL

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