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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #315 on: June 03, 2021, 03:06:46 PM »

June 3
3 pm  12 car barge floating downriver
beautiful sight!

Nora, maybe Newman seldom fed the kids in the past.
Some males only 'kiss' them

Wonder how the GHO pair are doing
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #316 on: June 03, 2021, 04:18:17 PM »

I had a lot of pictures from past years, but deleted them when I switched computers being I didn't usually use them. :(  Right now I could.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #317 on: June 03, 2021, 08:56:56 PM »

I sticky this every time I visit.
I dont know how it constantly gets unstickied.
Here too?  There is a culprit I know in Beak Room that freaks at sticked topics. Don't know if she visits here.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #318 on: June 04, 2021, 07:02:01 AM »

I know Shep loves those barges :) I have a friend up in Nelson Wisconsin who worked a lot on barges that came through. He was always part of a group that had to unload them when they got stuck. He said you would be surprised at how little the clearance is from the bottom of the river in most spots. Its usually inches, not feet.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #319 on: June 04, 2021, 07:13:24 AM »

About an 1 hour 15 minutes ago on rewind, the lil one had a nice feeding.  Wasn't much, but I think enough to fill it up.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #320 on: June 04, 2021, 07:51:37 AM »

Looks like Zooey is getting a little better at hitting the little ones mouth. Hopefully once that chick gets a little strength built up, it will be less of a moving target for Zooey

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #321 on: June 04, 2021, 10:38:08 AM »

Newman and the lil one

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #322 on: June 04, 2021, 11:35:59 AM »

Oh thank heavens!  We had to be somewhere and didn't get a chance to check in, I was almost afraid to.  Let's hope!!!!!

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #323 on: June 04, 2021, 12:11:36 PM »

June 4
Seems our barge cam is down today
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I mean .. cliff cam

 8)
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #324 on: June 04, 2021, 05:16:47 PM »

I have been coming and going and planting flowers I brought home.  It's 91 degrees out and 90 again tomorrow.  Yech.  Anyway, about 1650 there was a shift change and I was so happy to see our little one raising its head and crawling around!! 

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #325 on: June 04, 2021, 07:49:22 PM »

About 1850 Zooey was really working at getting food into the little one.  He had fallen over on his back and she kept putting pieces on his open mouth and working them in.  Seemed like rather big pieces to me, but she was real careful and trying for once.






Ok meal's done...

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #326 on: June 05, 2021, 01:03:27 PM »

It looked like this went well!!  Zooey brought in a meal at 1240.  Aside from shoving downy feathers in too, she seemed to be getting food in and the little one did look like it was "chewing" and swallow.  She kept on until 1248 before she left.  Newman stopped in to check on his "child" and made a fast exit when she arrived back to take over, she had a few things to say as she arrived.  :)








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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #327 on: June 05, 2021, 01:06:07 PM »

Great pics, Nora.....Zooey looks like she is got this now!

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #328 on: June 05, 2021, 04:25:36 PM »

Great 4:16pm feeding the lil one got plenty to eat.





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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #329 on: June 05, 2021, 05:57:33 PM »

Oh thank heavens!!!!  That's such good news!!  It looks like it got more too.  That once yesterday I was afraid she was going to choke it when she kept forcing pieces down into its mouth and it couldn't do anything with them.  :-\
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