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AlisonL

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The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« on: September 27, 2016, 05:27:59 PM »

A falcon who was born at the Mayo Clinic in 2008 is now the resident female at the Washington University Medical School nest in St. Louis, Missouri.

From the Midwest Peregrine Society:

It isn't often that a peregrine will migrate much more than a couple hundred miles for future nesting (if they survive their natal year). However, we've just received word from Jeff at World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, MO that once again another MN bird has shown up in the state, and established herself as a nesting adult.

"Aurora" b/g *Y/*X, 2008 fledge from the renowned Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN is now nesting at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. From what we hear, she is quite the force to be dealt with and quite defensive. From natal to nesting territory, she flew ~450 miles south. This is another example of why peregrine falcons are "wandering falcons".


Photo of Aurora in 2016 by Roger Holloway, World Bird Sanctuary staff.


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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 10:37:00 AM »

She's a good looking gal!
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 10:05:31 PM »

Just to let everyone know that the 2016 pair of falcons remained on territory all winter and have been confirmed again this past week.  The male is Orton, 2014 fledge from City Hall, Minneapolis and the female is 2015 fledge from the Mayo building, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with bands b/r D/35.  This is the 30th year since peregrines were hacked on the campus, and we are planning many anniversary events.  Go to the Midwest Peregrine Society page, in addition to the link below to get notifications.

Also, reminder that the webcam is up and running: 
http://history.mayoclinic.org/tours-events/mayo-clinic-peregrine-falcon-program.php

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 01:19:21 PM »

Just a heads up, that we had our first egg arrive a few minutes ago at the Mayo Clinic.  If things progress, and if she lays a full clutch of 4 eggs, we hope to band at the end of May.  Check out the cam for live information. 

We once again have the same pair as in 2016.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 01:02:07 PM »

From the Midwest Peregrine Society:

"Aurora" b/g *Y/*X, 2008 fledge from the renowned Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN is now nesting at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. From what we hear, she is quite the force to be dealt with and quite defensive. From natal to nesting territory, she flew ~450 miles south. This is another example of why peregrine falcons are "wandering falcons".

I wonder if some of the falcons are wandering a bit further looking for a place of their own with more of them around now.  She DOES look like a force to be reckonned with.   :D
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 10:21:18 PM »

From the Midwest Peregrine Society:

"Aurora" b/g *Y/*X, 2008 fledge from the renowned Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN is now nesting at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. From what we hear, she is quite the force to be dealt with and quite defensive. From natal to nesting territory, she flew ~450 miles south. This is another example of why peregrine falcons are "wandering falcons".

I wonder if some of the falcons are wandering a bit further looking for a place of their own with more of them around now.  She DOES look like a force to be reckonned with.   :D

Nora-I wouldn't necessarily believe that, but rather that it has something to do with genetics (some of the subspecies are more migratory than others) and individuality than "lack of suitable territory".  There are MANY cliffs and other suitable sites between Rochester and St. Louis that are appropriate/suitable for falcons to nest.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 10:22:25 PM »

FYI- we had the second egg arrive Sunday late afternoon, and should expect #3 to arrive Tuesday/early Wednesday. 

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 06:14:54 PM »

Egg number 3 arrived this early afternoon.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 06:47:44 PM »

I was at the site this morning and confirmed that it appears we are staying at 3 eggs for the season.  Hatch should happen ~ May 7th.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 11:51:10 PM »

"Mama" Peregrine falcon sitting on three eggs in her nest high atop Mayo Clinic

http://www.kttc.com/story/35355725/mayo-clinic-preps-for-30th-anniversary-of-peregrine-falcon-program

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 07:26:29 AM »

Fyi-we are expecting hatch to happen within the next 24-48 hours.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 04:42:00 PM »

We had our first hatch at Mayo Clinic overnight, and the second chick arrived in the early afternoon today.  This is perfect timing, just after celebrating our 30 year Anniversary with the clinic, patients and staff on Tuesday afternoon.  Over 150 attended the celebration, with lots of history, stories and just a great time in general. 

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 02:42:17 PM »

The chicks (2 female and 1 male) should fledge next week.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 12:32:32 AM »

They are so cute with that white head. ;D