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Nora in IA

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2018, 12:37:03 PM »

Wow, wonder if they got a "bad" meal.   :'(  Fly free little guys.
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2018, 10:09:34 PM »

Poison suspected in death of Mayo's falcon chicks

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/poison-suspected-in-death-of-mayo-s-falcon-chicks/article_8415d14a-72fc-11e8-a944-6f9cd381c3da.html


Jackie Fallon, left, vice president of field operations for the Midwest Peregrine Society, pulls a baby falcon from the nest to band it as Tom Behrens, manager of the Mayo Clinic falcon program, assists on the roof of the Mayo Building in this 2017 file photo.
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2019, 03:27:09 PM »

2019

Updates from the site:

February 20:  Three birds were observed on territory.  Hattie and Orton were both back and actively defending the site from a third bird.

March 19:  It appears that there are now only two birds on territory.  Jackie Fallon from the Midwest Peregrine Society has confirmed that the female is Hattie.  We believe that the male we've been seeing is Orton, but Jackie has been unable to read the entire band on the bird's leg to confirm that.  We will share updates as soon as we have more information.
   

I found someone at the nest today for the first time this year. This bird has some very distinctive markings on the right side of the face. I think these markings may be due to injuries from a territorial battle. The left side of the face is quite different. I hope he/she is okay and that there is no damage to the eye.















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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2019, 02:11:35 PM »

Single chick hatched last week on May 7th , and we are to band it on May 29th at 10 a.m.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2019, 11:39:10 PM »

Super!  Thanks pefgirl.
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2020, 07:57:17 AM »

Once again, Hattie and Orton continue to over winter on site at the clinic and should have their first egg in the box by the end of March.  However, we have also had our share of territorial disputes this spring, including the most recent on last week, where Orton sustain an injury above his cere.  The battle went on for almost 2 hours in duration!

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2020, 11:24:18 AM »

We now have a couple of eggs at the clinic.  First egg laid March 30th and second egg April 5th. 

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2020, 03:40:28 PM »

Congrats!  Hope Orton heals well.  Thanks for the update  :)
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2020, 01:27:40 PM »

Per the Mayo page: April 8 - We have a third egg as of about 9:15 a.m.!  This photo shows Orton standing guard.
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2020, 08:37:48 AM »

Fourth egg laid 4/10 pm or early 4/11.  We are still hoping to have a public banding for the site for patients, staff and volunteers pending COVID-19 challenges.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2020, 12:02:58 PM »

And it's snowing!  Happy Easter.

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2020, 02:44:10 PM »

there are 4 eggs now
3/30   4/6   4/8   4/11   

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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2020, 02:52:38 PM »

It's nice they had it yesterday instead of during a snow storm.  :)  Thanks!
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Re: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN falcons
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2020, 09:28:41 AM »

At least one chick has hatched.  It appears that three of the four eggs were pipping at 6 am today, and at least one chick out by 7 am.