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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 02:19:57 PM »

FYI, all three fledges are still being found in the downtown Rochester, MN area but should start their migration soon.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 10:34:42 PM »

Peregrine falcons wintering downtown from Canada and Minneapolis (cool story about their origins)

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Peregrine-falcons-wintering-downtown-from-Canada-12647930.php#photo-15122124


Triumph's alphanumeric leg band, showing a "58" in black over a "P" in red photographed while the bird sat on the circular light tower atop the Drury Plaza Hotel, 105 South St. Mary's St., on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. MARVIN PFEIFFER/[email protected]


A pair of Peregrine Falcons perch on the top two rings of the circular light tower atop the Drury Plaza Hotel, 105 South St. Mary's St., on Friday, Jan 12, 2018. The pair of the wintering birds have apparently taken up residence in downtown San Antonio frequenting the Drury Plaza Hotel, Tower Life Building, Frost Bank Building and the Holiday Inn, where they hunt for prey, primarily pigeons, from high above the city. MARVIN PFEIFFER/[email protected]
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 04:48:36 PM »

I just found this update on the Mayo Clinic site:

March 1, 2018:  Four falcons have been observed here, fighting for occupancy in this territory.  Three of the birds are banded but they have not perched long enough for anyone to read the bands.  More information will be shared as soon as possible.

Pefgirl, I have some images which I saved on March 1, several of which do show bands.

The band on the left leg looks black/green in the first pic and is hard to read:



Black/red band, possibly Hattie:



Black/red, looks like a different number:


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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2018, 04:54:04 PM »

Also from March 1, several views of this little guy, who did not want to show bands. With the striking solid dark hood, I think this could be Orton.






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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2018, 05:01:26 PM »

And from this afternoon:





The bird left again immediately, but I am fairly sure that the band is black/red N/46, which would be Orton.

I was sorry to read on the site that Generose had been found dead in October of last year.  :'(
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 01:03:09 PM »

An image from a little while ago of a female at the nest. The band is black/red, and the top part is a "D". I think this is Hattie, D/35.


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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2018, 06:16:49 PM »

It has been confirmed by Jackie Fallon that the resident pair at this nest are still Hattie and Orton. I am glad that they have been able to hold their nest despite challenges from intruders.

It was cold (30 degrees F) and windy at the nest box this afternoon, making it difficult to see Hattie's bands.



A little earlier this afternoon, Hattie laid her first egg! Congratulations to Hattie and Orton!






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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2018, 08:19:39 AM »

Second egg for Hattie and Orton during the night:




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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2018, 06:04:56 PM »

Hattie and Orton are now incubating four eggs.

Today, they are incubating their eggs in cold, windy conditions with driving snow.  :(


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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2018, 07:07:17 PM »

The 2018 season is upon us, with Orton and Hattie regaining possession of the site during several weeks of territorial encounters in March.  Four eggs are in the box, and we are hoping to band the third week in May.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2018, 11:45:25 PM »

The 2018 season is upon us, with Orton and Hattie regaining possession of the site during several weeks of territorial encounters in March.  Four eggs are in the box, and we are hoping to band the third week in May.
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2018, 12:43:30 AM »

Good job Hattie and Orton!
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2018, 11:16:00 PM »

I was just reading Hattie's history.  Kind of a coincidence she fledged from the Mayo Building in Minneapolis and ended up at Mayo in Rochester.

"Hattie is 3 years old.  She fledged in 2015 from the Mayo Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis."
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2018, 03:01:02 PM »

Very, very sad news from the Mayo Clinic nest site. All four of Hattie and Orton's chicks have died.

From the Midwest Peregrine Society, posted 15 hours ago:

We are sad to share some difficult news about the Mayo clinic brood of chicks in Rochester, MN. All four chicks appear to have died at some point today, at about a week of age. We are uncertain as to the cause of death, and may never know. MPS and the Mayo heritage team are working closely together to continue to observe the adults and see if we can identify the cause of death in the chicks.

We need to remember that web cams can be a great tool for monitoring wildlife and get a glimpse into their life. However, it can also be a difficult time to witness death of something so very young, but it is not necessarily that uncommon.

As we learn more about the site, we will share it here with you.

Jackie, VP Field Operations for MPS

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2018, 03:04:51 PM »

And an update from the website:

May 12, 2018 (7 p.m.)

Mayo Clinic has turned off the live falcon cam after it was discovered that the four falcon chicks have likely died.  The cause of their deaths is unclear.  Mayo is in contact with Jackie Fallon from the Midwest Peregrine Socieity and will continue to monitor the situation.  An update is expected next week.  The Mayo Clinic Heritage Days team thanks all who have followed Hattie, Orton and their chicks so faithfully this spring and we share in the sadness of these latest developments.

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