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shep

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1035 on: December 18, 2020, 07:45:29 AM »



RRP CAM OPS
Will you be able to catch the CHRISTmas Star December 21 Monday?
I have no idea where it will be in relation to your cams

✡️  December 21 Rare Christmas Star will light up the sky
NASA officials say this great conjunction won?t be seen again until 2080

🌟 Saturn and Jupiter coming together this year to form the Bethlehem Star.
This hasn?t been witnessed for 800 years.
https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/12/03/rare-christmas-star-will-light-up-the-sky-on-winter-solstice/
https://www.dnaindia.com/science/news-star-of-bethlehem-know-all-about-christmas-star-that-will-light-up-december-sky-for-first-time-in-800-years-2860032
https://gab.com/Shepherd/posts/105366728870385062
https://gab.com/ClassicHistory/posts/105311639729566581
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1036 on: December 20, 2020, 06:06:53 PM »

GHO   :o
Dec 20 at 6 pm
The owl and the rat
Guess where its at

Look to the skies tonite, in the morning
The Christmas Star

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1037 on: December 24, 2020, 06:21:26 AM »

GHO in the nest box at 6:18am this morning.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1038 on: December 24, 2020, 12:56:53 PM »

GHOs have a right to live, too. But this watcher will not be watching in 2021 unless the nest box gets made owl-proof. It was too heartbreaking to watch the peregrine chicks taken by owls in 2020, my first year of watching this location. So, once again, RRP, please do something protective about this nest box if it's possible to prevent owl predation. If the answer is no, then please remove the box. If the cost is not in your budget, I'm confident that many watchers and chatters would contribute to a special fund. What say you, John and Amy?

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1039 on: December 25, 2020, 08:09:24 AM »

I agree.
I've watched this box for years...it was my first RRP nest cam.  I had thought there were plans in the works to remodel this box. 
I can't get the picture out of my head of the owl sitting on the mic knowing what was to come.  I know this is nature but it if something can be done why not try it?  If all the eaglets can be rescued and rehabbed why can't a pefa nestbox be possibly made safer?  Poor Newman...and I can't see Nova laying eggs here again, if she returns at all. 
If you're going to invite them to come, please don't make then sitting ducks. 

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1040 on: December 25, 2020, 11:34:24 AM »

TCR, your last line says it all. "If you're going to invite them to come, please don't make them sitting ducks."

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday today or whenever you celebrate special days in early winter.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1041 on: December 25, 2020, 06:11:53 PM »

GHO FAMILY FOR 2021?
Dec 25, 2020
Male GHO inside box evidently calling his mate to come nest here.
It'd be fun to have an owl nest here!
It'd solve the problem of owls taking falcon chicks


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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1042 on: December 26, 2020, 07:55:28 AM »

GHO FAMILY
Dec 26, 2020
The female was lying in the box around 6 am or so today
I dont know if the female was in the box all night or not.
Did she lay her egg?  willl she nest there?
The male isnt so sure about this

I'd love to see them nest there
I dont believe there's a way to make it safe for falcons

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1043 on: December 26, 2020, 11:01:14 AM »

Shep, best idea yet for the GHOs to nest in the falcon box!

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1044 on: December 30, 2020, 08:27:48 AM »

Eagle party on the ice below the damn this morning. A lot of action with the eagles swooping down to collect the stunned fish coming through the locks.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1045 on: December 30, 2020, 09:34:01 AM »

Eagle party on the ice below the damn this morning. A lot of action with the eagles swooping down to collect the stunned fish coming through the locks.

Great pic, Raleigh!

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1046 on: December 31, 2020, 05:20:13 AM »



Happy New Year
Dec 31, 2020   New Year's Eve dawn
About 5 am I saw the male owl at the tip of the cliff edge hooting
She responded.  I watched where he'd go and he went around nestbox to the other side of Rock Ledge Diner.  Then I heard the 2 of them together.  She may be nesting down under the nestbox

Too bad a cam cant be rigged under there!  ;D
Today the male was the SAME spot as I pictured him Dec 26

* Lock n Dam has no n - that'd be a different dam   8)

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1047 on: December 31, 2020, 06:00:40 AM »

Its still 2020 Shep. I meant to spell dam that way ;)

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1048 on: December 31, 2020, 09:57:03 AM »

Sleeping coyotes for a Happy New Year's Eve!  Thanks cam op.
Use the talents you possess: for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, Dresbach, MN
« Reply #1049 on: December 31, 2020, 02:13:10 PM »

Sleeping coyotes for a Happy New Year's Eve!  Thanks cam op.

eburg - Got a pic for ya  :)