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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2020, 03:54:07 PM »

Amazing in just four days the progress they've made.  They are aggressively taking food from the parents now and they sure don't fit underneath mom/dad anymore!


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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2020, 08:26:05 PM »

LOOK AT THOSE WINGTIPS!!!!  The little tails are starting to come in too.  Mom and dad almost take their lives in their hands when they brings food in the way those "kids" grab it.






I liked this one from this evening with the fog rolling by............
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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2020, 03:58:43 PM »

Talk about feathers!!!  Dad came with a meal and stayed at the entrance to feed  ;D

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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2020, 11:55:33 AM »

Was there a fledge here?

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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2020, 08:16:21 PM »

From the looks of them without checking dates there must have been Jannice.  I just watched a feeding and only saw three.








Getting some wing exercise after dad left.......
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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2020, 07:29:51 PM »

I think mom is making them work for their food.  She brought a meal and stood on the perch and sort of dangled it towards them and pulled back.  One finally grabbed it and they had a bit of a tug-of-war before she let it have the prey.




Stretch those wings!


Dad made the mistake of entering the nest box and they were at him.


I think he left some food and quickly tiptoed around the back and out the other end trying to avoid the mob....


He went out on the perch and looked back as if to check on everyone and then took off...


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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2020, 05:54:31 PM »

They were watching the sunrise this morning.  The one on the right-hand end decided to flex its wings and the little one to it's left kept getting the wind down over its head.  :D


And we're perching!




A meal was brought and definitely enjoyed...
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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2020, 08:42:40 PM »

There are quite a few pictures, I'll break them up.  We won't be seeing this group much more at the rate they're flying now!
Enjoying the early morning...


One went out and the other one found a scrap to eat...


Out on the perch in the sunshine and watching all over...A little wing exercise while there.






Poop shoot as it nears takeoff.......(see white squiggly line going down)


It made a beautiful takeoff that looked like it went to the roof or that direction.


After the one that was left made a beautiful swoop down off the perch...

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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2020, 08:45:28 PM »

Poor mom or dad came in...and one of the youngsters came barreling in...






At which time mom or dad, I think dad, went out on the perch...


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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2020, 08:48:30 PM »

Then the new flier went out on the perch...


And the little guy swooped up to land and could have been just a hair higher when he got to the perch, but managed to clamber on...


He wants some breakfast!


Which he got...


And settled out on the perch...
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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2020, 08:59:01 PM »

Dad brought a small bird and made it work for it!


I don't think it quite knew what to do with it once he got it.  Messed with it and left it.


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Re: 2020 Minnesota Power Hibbard Plant, Duluth, MN
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2020, 07:27:43 PM »

Apparently they've all "flown the coop".  No sign of anyone all day today as of 7:30 this evening.
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