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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2020, 12:53:53 PM »

Thanks Shep!!!
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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2020, 08:20:10 AM »

June 16

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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2020, 02:07:55 AM »

June 16, 2020 Alma cam  stuck
now June 18 its still stuck so it appears the end

Genoa cam stuck too so is it the end?
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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2020, 02:18:36 PM »

Update (June 12, 2020):

The 2020 Peregrine falcon nesting season is a success at Dairyland?s Genoa and Alma power plant nesting sites! Both sets of falcons incubated four eggs. (A typical clutch for a Peregrine is three to four eggs.)

In June, the four chicks at the Alma Site were banded. ?Every chick receives a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service band and a numbered identification band from the Raptor Resource Project. Information such as name, gender, age and nest is recorded in a database. That way, if one of these birds returns, we can look up the band number and determine if it has returned home,? said Ben Campbell, Dairyland Environmental Biologist II.

Amy Ries and John Howe with the Raptor Resource Project(link is external) safely performed the banding.

The four falcon chicks in Alma were identified as three males and one female. One falcon was named Ricky in memory of Rick Jennings, who worked at Dairyland's Genoa Station #3.

There was some speculation earlier this season that the Alma falcons might choose to nest on a nearby natural cliff dwelling, as they have sometimes done in the past. However, they clearly felt they were ?safer at home? this year at the Dairyland nesting box!
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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #64 on: June 18, 2020, 02:24:40 PM »

They were sure pretty when the cam stuck........
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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2020, 04:24:19 PM »

I wonder if no one knew about the one "going down" you posted about falling on the 15th.

"Unfortunately, the falcon chicks at the Genoa nesting site were unable to be banded this year. Although there were four chicks, there are now only three; there is speculation that strong storms in early June may have caused one chick to fall out of the nesting box. "
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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2020, 05:08:52 PM »

Nora I am sure the chick is fine.
It was not storming, she was just- clumsy :)
She'd been wingercizing
We know they can safely fludge from all our RRP years

Never wise to replace them in nest box!   8)

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Re: 2020 Dairyland Power Alma Plant, Alma WI
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2020, 05:17:56 PM »

I'm sure she's being taken care of, just they may not know she fell, just realized one day she was gone.   :)
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