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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #465 on: July 16, 2021, 07:47:06 AM »

Good morning Shep, Chance looks very steady and comfortable perching this morning.  I am not sure RRP officially named her Chance but it is a nice name don't you think?  Today is her chance to fly free.  I have enjoyed taking this journey with her and will miss her.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #466 on: July 16, 2021, 08:44:51 AM »

8.30 am  July 16
She has a measure of new freedom now

Chance watchs a 6 car barge travel upriver
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #467 on: July 16, 2021, 02:02:21 PM »

If Chance was the last egg to hatch, we are looking at 44 days today. According to RRP, the average is 38-41 days to fledge.I think Chance has found a comfortable spot and is reluctant to leave. No owls or black flies this year, so why hurry. :)

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #468 on: July 16, 2021, 03:01:32 PM »

Great Spirit Bluffs Falcon cam home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance

Today is the day to reach the stick branch...

What??? I can do this... just watch! ;)


6am I think I can... I think I can...


630am


645am Dad Newman brings food


She made it!!!


Distant view of nest box and branch...


Foggy this morning... beautiful view.  Dad Newman is close by right above the nest box today observing Chance ;)


How in the heck do I get back??? :)
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #469 on: July 16, 2021, 03:24:05 PM »

Little?  She's HUGE!
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #470 on: July 16, 2021, 06:20:24 PM »

Thanks Lori for posting her progress outside the box.  I have been watching and hoping to see her sore.  It was very beautiful to see the fog, and even more so when I realized the box and cam were above the fog. Amazing.  I wonder how the traffic was then for visibility.  River and road.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #471 on: July 17, 2021, 01:11:07 PM »

July 17, 2021
She went to the end of the branch today
Now go up to the roof!

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #472 on: July 17, 2021, 02:14:56 PM »

Shep,  the rumor going around ATF yesterday was that Chance had fledged.  Is flying to the outer branch considered fledging or does she have to completely leave the box and perches?

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #473 on: July 17, 2021, 02:36:04 PM »

July 17, 2021
Looking at Explore, apparantly Chance has not been fed today.
They want her to fledge.
3 pm she began screaming - FOOD!  FOOD!

No Chance has NOT fledged.
People are misusing terminology.
Chance has - branched

If she jumps onto the roof as I hope - its still branching
She has to LEAVE the box entirely to - fledge

If she slips its a 'fludge' but she is fully ready to fledge.
Newman wants her to fledge.
I think her Mom is too young to know yet
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #474 on: July 17, 2021, 05:33:33 PM »

Thank you Shep.  When the rumor that she had fledged started at ATF I expected to find the box empty.  I am not worrying about her fludging lol.   Sounds like something good to eat

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #475 on: July 17, 2021, 06:22:08 PM »

I didnt note the time - but -
Newman brot Chance a bird late afternoon
she is NOT starving
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #476 on: July 18, 2021, 08:33:11 AM »

July 18 SONday
right now cam op shows Chance AND river.
If they leave it here - we can see the paddleboat pass today

Chance LOVES her freedom!
She's out at the tip of the stick - where Michele loved to perch

I wonder if Miss Flappy can see the Rock Ledge Diner when she's out there on the branch. Not likely. She appears to want to fledge - but to where??

Go up to the roof Chancy.

It was fun to see Newman deliver 2 meals to the box - and Chance came over and grabbed em.

9 am  barge heads downriver as Chance watchs

Just before 3 pm the La Crosse Queen paddleboat came upriver to the dam - turned and went back south.
It didnt come past the bluff.
Can you see our own Jaspurr aboard, waving to us?


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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #477 on: July 18, 2021, 03:16:18 PM »

Great Spirit Bluffs Falcons home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance

She did the next step just a minute ago!!!!  Woo hoo!!! Good job Chance!

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #478 on: July 18, 2021, 03:18:50 PM »

Beautiful girl
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #479 on: July 18, 2021, 03:32:40 PM »

Great Spirit Bluffs Falcons home of Newman, Zooey & little one Chance.
I meant to post this last night...  This was yesterdays big step for Chance. :)

She keeps ya on the edge of your seat that's for sure!!! She made it to the end of the stick today and got in some wingersizing.  She is like "it's a long way down Mom & Pops"... 
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