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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2020, 02:51:40 PM »



Oct 23, 2020
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2020, 04:00:25 PM »

The FalconCam Project, CSU, Orange, New South Wales family Diamond, Xavier and gorgeous little one this year Izzi (Arab for 'mighty)

Diamond brings snack for Izzy today...


Izzy goes round and round after getting prey today.  3rd bird today I believe.  ;D


The FalconCam Project is a research-based and educational study of the breeding behaviour and diet of peregrine falcons in Australia.  The nest is in a wooden box installed at the top of a water tower at Charles Sturt University near the city of Orange in the Central West region of New South Wales. 
live cam https://youtu.be/NQPMdOj23D8
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2020, 05:15:00 PM »

Peregrine Falcons Orange CSU New South Wales[/img]

Izzi getting some wingersizing in today!

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2020, 05:37:37 PM »

Nov 8 she was staring outside
She hears the call of the wild - the lure of the skies
She is a falcon .. and her strings are stirred
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2020, 06:18:41 AM »


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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2020, 02:33:57 PM »

NSW, Orange, Australia Peregrines FalconCam Project, CSU Home of Izzie, Diamond & Xavier

Izzy getting "antsy" any day now!
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2020, 03:23:24 PM »

Nov 16, 2020
BEAUTIFUL!
She'll fledge earlier than we expect

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2020, 11:34:36 PM »

New South Wales Orange Australia Diamond & Xavier's little Izzy takes a tumble yesterday and he is returned to nest !!!  8) 8) Thank you FalconCam Project Staff!!!
Izzy's rescue, all safe & sound


See Diamond checking on Izzy outside of nest box all is well...


Izzi was loving living on the edge, but ended up tumbling out of the nest box! Although he was almost ready to fledge, a little more time was needed. The next day, Izzi was spotted wandering on the road, so he was rescued by FalconCam Project staff and placed back in the nest box to have more time to mature. Quite the adventure for a young falcon!  The unhatched egg was also retrieved for research purposes. Diamond and Xavier can be seen flying outside, monitoring the situation and giving alert calls.

Izzi's Big Adventure (2020.11.16-17) - Orange, Australia Peregrines - FalconCam Project, CSU
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2020, 06:42:43 AM »

Nov 18
Thanks Lori
This is excellent info
I JUST KNEW Izzy'd fludge!  Sassy thing!

The unhatched egg was also retrieved for research purposes
GOOD!!

I bet Izzy's exits again very soon
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2020, 02:35:00 AM »

IZZY FLEDGED
Nov 19, 2020
From watching RRP for years, I figured Izzy wouldnt stay in box long and he didnt.
I hope he's safe.  I wonder if Izzy is walking now .....  He fledged, then hit a window

Cilla Kinross chat
'Izzi was spotted early afternoon after having a (non- fatal) collision with a window.
he since moved off. I have been looking for him.

Mod Nov 19 - After fledge, Izzi struck a window; Cilla determined that he could not fly, so she caught him and took him to a veterinarian for evaluation

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2020, 02:17:43 PM »

Falcon Cam Project,CSU Orange, NSW Australia

Prayers needed for lil Izzi...



NEWS...  Izzi will have to spend the night at the vet.   I'll find out how is after 9 am tomorrow morning.   .Izzi had a successful fledge at 0809 h this morning. I watched him fly well over the far fields.    Unfortunately he came back and hit a window.  I have examined his wings and couldn't find a break, but he didn't seem to be able to fly, so he is now at the vet.   I should find out about him later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Izzi's fledge...


Yummy bird feet...




Izzy, we are praying for you and your recovery.  We all want to see you soar the skies very soon little man! Izzy has been through a lot in his short life so far and he is strong and has an attitude to boot.  I think he'll be just fine.

The FalconCam Project is a research-based and educational study of the breeding behaviour and diet of peregrine falcons in Australia.  The nest is in a wooden box installed at the top of a water tower at Charles Sturt University near the city of Orange in the Central West region of New South Wales.  To date (2020) we have collected nearly six years? worth of breeding behaviour data and seven years? of prey analysis.
BREEDING RECORD 2020
Three eggs were laid this year: 27, 29 August and 1st September
Two of these eggs hatched on 5th October.  The third one has not hatched and is no longer viable although both still attempt to incubate it long after it died.
Unfortunately, the second chick was very weak and did not thrive.  It died after two days.
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2020, 02:40:41 PM »

Beautiful fledge flight Lori - thank you
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2020, 02:46:29 AM »

Cilla Kinross
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NEWS... Update 0950 20 Nov Izzi is now with a raptor carer in Young.
She agrees that the wing does not appear to be broken,
but has arranged for an X ray today at 4.30 pm.
The vet thought there was a 'weakness' on one side and the wings are not exactly symmetrical.
She is concerned that there might be an injury between the shoulders (coracoid, I understand)
which is not determined by physical examination alone.
Izzi has been fed (chicken heart) and hydrated
and is now alone in an aviary and has not attempted to fly.
I will update again this evening when I will no more.
If okay and flying, the carer recommends return to the nest within a week for a successful release,
so the sooner the better.

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2020, 01:30:13 AM »

Peregrine Falcon, Orange NSW Australia Diamond & Xavier's little one Izzi updates...


Izzi at rehab



Update NOV 22 1149AM  Izzi now 509 g and ate 4 mice and one quail.
Update NOV 21 1024AM ...carer says Izzi doing well and already put on 15 grams. 
Update NOV 21   After a successful fledge but an unfortunate collision with a window, the same day, Izzi is in care at Young (about 2 hours drive away).  He is in an aviary and eating well (quail, mice and chicken hearts).  His X ray was clear.  No fractures, but he still can't fly and they think he is slightly underweight (483 grams).    He is hungry and taking food easily and will get feathered food as well.  After that, assuming he can fly, he will be returned to the nest. 
Update NOV 20 815pm Izzi is in care at Young (about 2 hours drive away).  He is in an aviary and eating well (quail, mice and chicken hearts).  His X ray was clear.  No fractures, but he still can't fly and they think he is slightly underweight (483 grams), possibly with a disease trichomoniasis, although not showing obvious symptoms.  But as a precaution, he is going to be treated for that and fed well so his chest muscles build up a bit for five days.  He is hungry and taking food easily and will get feathered food as well.  After that, assuming he can fly, he will be returned to the nest.  I have made enquiries and young peregrines have been returned to the nest up to three weeks after fledging and there have been no problems with being accepted back.

NEWS... Update 1529 h  22/11/2020 There have been a lot of queries about how long we can keep Izzi away from his parents before he might be rejected.  Although nothing is ever a certainty, the general consensus (WIRES - Wildlife Information and Rescue Service;  Peg McDonald, Higher Ground Raptors (thanks to Peebee) seems to be about three weeks, although of course, the sooner the better and I don't anticipate it being anywhere near that long.  This information comes from successful peregrine falcon fledgling return efforts in this region.    Anyone interested in rehabilitation might want to look at this site https://www.highergroundraptors.com/  especially the round aviaries, where birds can get really good long flights.   NOTE Izzi is not here, but in a regular aviary in Young, although it's possible he might get moved here if he is reluctant to fly.
Same rehab as se21 Sydney Sea Eagles where they took wonderful care of her.
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2020, 03:51:15 AM »

Nov 23, 2020
Izzy is flying well in the aviary of the rehab.
I think they still hope to return him to parents
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