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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #480 on: July 18, 2021, 03:37:28 PM »

CHANCE ROOFS
July 18, 2021 SONday
Chance was flappin up a storm when suddenly she LEAPED! to the roof, as if she'd been doin it all along!
She sniffed around, looked around - then flopped
Now she is just chillin up there   ;D

Lori you get such great pics!  :)


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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #481 on: July 18, 2021, 05:02:18 PM »

SHEP, we were on the La Crosse Queen this afternoon.  Did you see us standing on the bow waving to you?  The Queen even blew its whistle for you. 

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #482 on: July 18, 2021, 05:06:44 PM »

That Rier Paddler was for you and everyone on the GSB cam.  I was up front waving like crazy.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #483 on: July 19, 2021, 03:16:28 AM »

SHEP, we were on the La Crosse Queen this afternoon.  Did you see us standing on the bow waving to you?  The Queen even blew its whistle for you.   I was up front waving like crazy.

 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?

Jaspurr, that same day Chance roofed, flew back down to the perch, then flew back up to the roof overnite.  She did it just for you.  She was that excited to see you!

I put the pics on Gab too for their enjoyment
https://gab.com/Shepherd/posts/106606297156855276


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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #484 on: July 19, 2021, 03:29:19 AM »

CHANCE CAMS!   ;D
July 19, 2021
6 am Chance is on top of the cam, flappin away vigorously.
She is 100% ready to fledge - so NO ONE have a heart attack if she slips off

8 am I think she's waiting for a barge.  She is on the cam at the moment.
When a barge comes by, she'll fly over and hitch a ride!
BOTH parents are around but I havent seen them bring food

Chance flew down to perch yesterday, but flew gracefully back up for the night.  I didnt think she'd sleep in box again.  Cooler, fresh air on roof.  I didnt see her parents bring her food on the DVR but I didnt look too hard.
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #485 on: July 19, 2021, 08:25:59 AM »

CHANCE FLEDGED
July 19, 2021
8.24 am  There she goes - straight and strong - after her parent!

That was awesome!
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #486 on: July 19, 2021, 09:42:12 AM »

BEAUTIFUL.  You will always be in my heart precious girl.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #487 on: July 19, 2021, 10:25:28 AM »

Fantastic!! Took off into the morning fog.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #488 on: July 19, 2021, 11:34:24 AM »

Awesome to see a peregrine fledge from the GSB nest box -- my first.  Couple pics from rewind, and someone else might get closer views.

When I went to full screen view, there was a parent perched on a ledge below the nest. Parent flew off a moment before Chance made the leap. Will see if I can find the screen cap for the takeoff.

Will Chance hang around to be fed and learn to catch birds on the wing?

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #489 on: July 19, 2021, 12:58:07 PM »

That a girl!!!!!
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #490 on: July 19, 2021, 02:29:53 PM »

These camera operators are nothing short of amazing!!! How they can scan the bluffs and find Chance among the trees is unbelievable, but I'm sure glad they do it. :)

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #491 on: July 19, 2021, 03:42:58 PM »

Raleigh, is the bird in your pic really Chance?  I watched and hoped for a view of the left leg with the bands, but no such luck.  I haven't been watching much, so don't have any other way to know if it is Chance.

Here are several pre-fledge pics from the rewind.

At this posting time (3:45 PM) one of the falcons has been on the ledge with a prey bird, then flew to the nest box, then around the area. Probably searching for Chance.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #492 on: July 19, 2021, 03:45:08 PM »

Fledge pics from the rewind this morning.

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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #493 on: July 19, 2021, 04:33:15 PM »

YES both parents are watching over Chance -
they have been - we've seen them keeping watch.
She may be seen on that cedar snag below nestbox
next week we may see her back on the roof - screaming for lunch  ;D
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Re: Great Spirit Bluff falcons, Mississippi River 2021
« Reply #494 on: July 19, 2021, 05:30:30 PM »

thanks everyone for pics & updates!!!  I haven't been able to check on her until recently today, had a mini freak out... but of course she's fine...  ;) little booger is out flying all over the place having the time of her life. I'm calm now  ;D  You've come a long way little girl!
Great Spirit Bluffs Chance & Mom Zooey
June 10th 2021


About an hour ago you can see & hear Chance!
https://youtu.be/rvxWdGzyLX8 via rosieann B
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