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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #90 on: March 23, 2021, 07:10:54 AM »

That's not Nova IMO...Nova's 'cheeks' are almost solid black.  Pretty sure she is gone. 

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #91 on: March 24, 2021, 08:10:50 AM »

Looks like the new female is Zoe.  I looked for the announcement but missed it.  Happy for Newman.

Now it's Zooey   ;D  She's cute anyway.  I wish all the best for this couple.  This nest needs some good luck.  Talons crossed!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 02:42:09 PM by TCRaptorLover »

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #92 on: March 24, 2021, 12:46:34 PM »

I usually pull up the cams using the RRP links at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/gsb-falcons/ and next to it they have:

"Male: Newman (unbanded)
Female: Zooey (unbanded 2 y/o falcon)

Newman courted several females this year, but it appears that he will be nesting with Zooey. Former resident female Nova disappeared after her battle with Nina on March 9,"

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #93 on: March 24, 2021, 01:54:22 PM »

Lunch time for Zooey

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2021, 11:19:04 AM »

March 25
I am not sure if the dark one is 2 barges meeting ??
They SHOULD NOT meet at this stretch.
Maybe the light is shining on trees
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #95 on: March 25, 2021, 07:20:08 PM »

I'm thinking that might be trees up ahead the tug lights are hitting?

Someone was sure bloody today.  Early this morning, maybe around 5:00 or so, someone was in the nest box and came out looking around.  Started kakking really loud off and on, then left.  Later on when Newman and Zooey met in the nest box I'm HOPING it was from a meal, but her front and down her leg had a lot of blood on them.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2021, 04:51:43 PM »

She was one wet bird this morning.  With the rain she seemed to like being down on the ledge below the nest box.



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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2021, 04:52:47 PM »

Great pics, Nora!

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2021, 11:15:12 AM »

I'll have to post a couple pictures after while.  There's definitely another peregrine around, although didn't catch it a screenshot.  Between 10:30-11:00 Zooey brought in a grackle, wouldn't share it with Newman.  I could hear another falcon and she had started really looking around and after the shadow went past the nest box Newman took off.  Zooey took her meal to the ledge when things settled.  While down there Newman was up on the cam/nest box and took off on protection mode.  Zooey and Newman met up in the nest box and pretty soon I heard some loud kakking from elsewhere and out went Zooey.

Gotta run, but wanted to let you know.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2021, 02:35:54 PM »

March 28  Palm Sonday
March 27 I saw one of the falcons flying up n down kakking up a storm -
I wondered why
A 3rd falcon in the area'd be why I becha
Thanks for the heads up Nora

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #100 on: March 28, 2021, 04:48:20 PM »

This was when she brought in breakfast and was not about to let Newman have it.  Then she heard something and never let go of her food.  After that she went down and ate on the ledge.








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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #101 on: March 28, 2021, 04:50:34 PM »

I didnt think females gave prey to the males at all.
The exception being the Black Dog pair who fed each other.
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #102 on: March 28, 2021, 04:51:10 PM »

This afternoon at 4:30 I could hear another peregrine and they did too.  The next thing you know Newman made a short flight around and then up to Zooey.  Newman is in the nest box in the first picture.





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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #103 on: March 28, 2021, 04:52:28 PM »

I didnt think females gave prey to the males at all.
The exception being the Black Dog pair who fed each other.
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Maybe sometimes it's a way to get them off the eggs, you know guys and food.  ;) ;D

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #104 on: March 28, 2021, 04:54:39 PM »

Great pics, Nora!
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