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jaspurr

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #435 on: July 06, 2021, 07:36:44 AM »

If Chance does perch and looses her balance, can she glide safely to the ground with the amount of feathers she has now.  How much more of the down does she need to loose.  Yesterday morning, it looked like she was getting a little altitude in the box when she was exercising her wings.  The worst part of watching these peregrines for me is when they leave the box.  Waiting to know if they have been spotted on the ground and are OK.  At least this year, the flies don't seem to be a factor and she won't have to jump to get away from them.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #436 on: July 06, 2021, 01:31:43 PM »

If Chance does perch and looses her balance, can she glide safely to the ground

Yes - in 2016 all 4 jumped - they looked like Chance.
She wont fall - she'll reach the ground safely and parents will lead her upward
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #437 on: July 06, 2021, 01:37:14 PM »

Thank you Shep.  I just want to reach into the screen and kiss those clown cheeks.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #438 on: July 06, 2021, 04:07:51 PM »

Cooler weather on the way.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #439 on: July 08, 2021, 12:52:30 PM »

Chance looks like a young falcon.  She is ready to take the next step and jump on the box edge.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #440 on: July 08, 2021, 03:58:40 PM »

Yes she wants to get up on the box edge
She put her foot on it yesterday

Did you see her BROWN CHEST!
Almost overnite!
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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #441 on: July 08, 2021, 04:54:31 PM »

Shep, I know.  Her chest is beautiful.  She has lost most of the down on her wings.  She is ready for the next adventure and what an adventure it will be.  I would like to hop on board and go with her.

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #442 on: July 09, 2021, 05:08:16 AM »

Little Chance headlights peeking over the box ledge.  My gut says this is going to be a good day. :) :)

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #443 on: July 09, 2021, 06:45:18 AM »

July 9
She is READY to step UP

Chance was flapping so vigorously today that white down flew like a blizzard

3.15 pm  Newman brot a live bird, flapping desparately.
Chance grabbed it.  I thot it was gonna geta way

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #444 on: July 09, 2021, 04:35:09 PM »

She passed her live bird exam with flying colors.  She hung onto it and didn't let it get away.  A+ :)

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Re: 2021 Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River
« Reply #445 on: July 10, 2021, 03:56:27 AM »

July 9, 2021
Portrait of Chance

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #446 on: July 10, 2021, 06:32:01 AM »

Is that Zooey's back I see in the box.  Nope, it's our grown up girl, Chance.  That picture is a keeper Shep.  I leave for Decorah in two days, and I want to see Chance perching before I leave. :) :)

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #447 on: July 11, 2021, 04:24:06 AM »

SHAKY TRY!
July 10, 2021
Her first try at perching, well .. wont be getting an A ....

I bet RRP is glad they put that tray in the bottom!

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #448 on: July 11, 2021, 05:42:45 AM »

She just needs a little practice Shep.  It must be a little frightening looking down and seeing nothing but air.  It is a start.  She has one more day to get an A before I leave. :)

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #449 on: July 11, 2021, 06:30:31 AM »

She just needs a little practice Shep.  It must be a little frightening looking down and seeing nothing but air.  It is a start.  She has one more day to get an A before I leave. :)

Have a safe trip jas.  BE SAFE!  Dont take any chances - anywhere!
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