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LisaG1967

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #75 on: March 16, 2021, 11:24:29 AM »

Well at least he's with someone.  Darn, is that blood or a red-winged blackbird?  I hate to see them get the "neat" birds.............

Nora, it looked like a Red-winged to me that she was eating on. 

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2021, 04:31:40 AM »

BOX LUNCH
March 18
4.30 am
RRP shoulda let the owls have the box.
Dinner comes to them!   8)

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2021, 01:31:29 PM »

Whoa.........

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2021, 01:38:07 PM »

Someone enjoying the sunshine and breeze............. 1:35 PM

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #79 on: March 18, 2021, 05:46:12 PM »

March 18
There was a falcon atop the cliff today - unidentified
Anyone wonder if Nova is raising Newman's kids somewhere in those cliffs?
... jus a thot ....

First barge I've seen in 2021 - headin upriver
12 cars.  I wonder if they are emties to be filled with grain upriver

The Army Corp of Engineers has opened the river to barge traffic!   :)

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #80 on: March 20, 2021, 08:25:02 AM »

Unbanded female this morning




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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #81 on: March 20, 2021, 12:09:42 PM »

Lisa, great pics of the unbanded female. She looks like a contortionist from this overhead view.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #82 on: March 20, 2021, 01:06:03 PM »

Lisa, great pics of the unbanded female. She looks like a contortionist from this overhead view.

Thanks  :)

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2021, 05:31:43 PM »

From rewind a lil earlier....Newman and Unbanded female mated

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #84 on: March 21, 2021, 12:37:37 AM »

I took a few captures when our young lady was posing on Match 19th around noon. 
Stripes on her head from her juvie days are still quite pronounced. 
A sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected and smile through the unbearable....Moshe Woldoks

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #85 on: March 21, 2021, 01:59:32 PM »

March 21
Spring on the Mississippi, and a tugboat heads downriver to help a barge.
I wonder when we'll see the barge

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #86 on: March 22, 2021, 09:45:43 AM »

WRAPUP
March 22, 2021
We know Newman has mated with Nova,
but I dont see any images of Nova inside the box except the March 9 fight.  Nova not seen since.

Juvie - 02/25
Nova - 02/25 - mated on cam
66/N - 02/27

Lisa 53/W - 03/04
Amhran 92/X - 03/05
Nina M/04 - 03/07

Current is UB7 - the 7th female of 2021
Newman has mated with at least 3

I scanned this thread because someone on Explore said the female inside with the male is her committment to raise his kids.  Now, might Nova be sitting on a clutch somewhere in the cliffs?

The James River male is known to have serviced 2 nests some years ago.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #87 on: March 22, 2021, 01:35:53 PM »

From rewind about an hour ago.....female casts a pellet






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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #88 on: March 22, 2021, 05:09:18 PM »

Good catch on the pellet  :D

I've wondered about Nova and where she could be too.  She could even be after another gal's nest somewhere.  It sure helps when they are banded and show up somewhere.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2021, 03:24:02 AM »



Is Nova back?   :o
March 23, 2021  Does RRP have a drone to scan the bluff?

March 22 someone on Explore posted these pics, said its Nova  -  ?
Someone on fb thinks its Nova too
She sure could have 3 eggs under there!   ;D





I been workin on the rail-road
https://youtu.be/9Xh1wtUN7Qk

 :) :D 8)

Image off Explore - I missed it

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