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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #375 on: June 14, 2021, 01:09:49 PM »

Banding June 18th
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #376 on: June 14, 2021, 01:55:58 PM »

Newman keeping watch while Zooey went hunting.  I believe she ended up with a Baltimore Oriole.


She held the whole (except for being headless) over to the youngster who tried to take a nibble off it before she set it down and began ripping into it.




At one point it had a good sized feather in it's beak and managed to put its head back and swallow all of it!




All in all it was a good feeding.....

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #377 on: June 15, 2021, 12:20:28 PM »

Dont tell me Shep missed a barge. ;)

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #378 on: June 15, 2021, 01:06:19 PM »

Dont tell me Shep missed a barge. ;)

Hahahaha!
I missed 2 of them!

Within an hour a 12 car barge went UP river, and another 12 car came down river!
Good to see them!  America is hummin along.

I see a tug (I think) sitting upriver - is the river running fast today?
Are there pirates up there?  (kidding)

5 pm  2 barges passed in front of cam
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE!
Maybe they're jealous of Blue Angels precision - haha



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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #379 on: June 16, 2021, 06:08:03 AM »

Encountered this on youtube - ENJOY  :)

Peregrine Falcon Attempts to Steal Prey from Osprey
https://youtu.be/sx-ezmr6OdQ

falcons hunt, eat birds. It probly just wanted the osprey out of its territory

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #380 on: June 16, 2021, 10:06:07 AM »

Cool video. Thanks for sharing shep.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #381 on: June 19, 2021, 08:15:59 AM »

June 19 one of Alma fledglings dropped inbetween outer box perch and nestbox.
RRP here prevented that by adding a platform there
Alma has no playground - nowhere to fledge to
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2696.60

* They put the Alma nest on Genoa cam - dont ask me why  ;D
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #382 on: June 19, 2021, 08:03:51 PM »

Shiny new bracelets... GSB little one

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #383 on: June 20, 2021, 11:41:54 AM »

Between 5-6:00 this morning...........he/she looks so tiny sitting in the front of the nest box.....

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #384 on: June 20, 2021, 11:58:06 AM »

I liked this of the two of them this morning.........

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« Reply #385 on: June 20, 2021, 11:59:30 AM »

And as we know, first comes a good stretch on both sides...


Then comes the PS....


Then take-off....

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #386 on: June 20, 2021, 12:46:13 PM »

Oh my goodness he/she has bands!!  Do we have a name?

This was about 4:00 AM!  It actually grabbed a big piece and managed to swallow it all while Zooey kept close watch....




I think this was about 7:30 and boy did it eat!!

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #387 on: June 20, 2021, 01:42:29 PM »

chance swallowed a golf ball
I'm kidding - but lookit its crop

I dont know what the band numbers are
I dont know its sex or name
But it was banded

Amy is usully good at telling us

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #388 on: June 20, 2021, 05:04:14 PM »

P/46 maybe?  Black/Blue

If I hear anything before someone else does I'll post it.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #389 on: June 21, 2021, 08:00:42 AM »

Female P46
No name yet so stick with Chance
pics from Saturday's banding.


June 21
8 am BIG barge
Looks kinda odd
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