Raptor Resource Project Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022  (Read 1690 times)

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« on: March 03, 2022, 10:03:46 AM »




March 3, 2022
ONE of the xcel cams has gone LIVE
Now if only the others would

main cam list
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4T17WPRhbXMRBVmLL8Z1g

High Bridge Falcons
Female: 38/W Miracle, a 2017 hatch from the WPS Weston Power Plant in Rothschild, WI
Male: 32/D Monty, a 2017 hatch from the Ford Parkway Bridge in Minneapolis, MN.

In 2021, Miracle laid her first egg on April 7
In 2021, the first falcon hatched on May 14

Thanks to bcaw!  :)
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=494

The Xcel Energy High Bridge Generating Plant in St. Paul is part of the Minnesota Metro Emissions Reduction Project (MERP)
« Last Edit: January 10, 2023, 09:27:13 AM by shep »
Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 10:37:25 AM »

HISTORY 2021 from RRP
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/xcel-energy-cams/

King Falcons 2021
Female: C/59 Faye, a 2014 hatch from Horizon Milling in Lake City, MN
Male: K/59 Mikey, a 2015 hatch from the Ford Parkway Bridge in Minneapolis, MN.

In 2021, Faye laid her first egg on March 29, 2021
In 2021, the first falcon hatched on May 8

Sherco Falcons no data
« Last Edit: March 24, 2022, 04:59:21 AM by shep »
Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2022, 03:24:20 AM »

☘️  March 17, 2022
Checking DVR I notice this pair appeared late yesterday.
He brot her prey.  BOTH appear to be banded - I think?
Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: 2022 High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2022, 04:50:20 AM »

March 24, 2022
She is a lady in waiting, around a lot, even thru all the rain/sleet
I am looking for an egg soon

Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: 2022 High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2022, 12:14:28 PM »

March 26, 2022
She looked like she was laying an egg
The male perched on the stick
Yesterday was so windy, such NASTY weather, it actually blew him off the perch.

I have not seen an egg yet
3 falcons LOOKED like they were laying today!

This pair has been around a lot.
They appear very nicely and closely bonded.
Notes and pics were lost when RRP archived stuff
Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2022, 12:25:11 PM »

1 EGG or 2?
March 31, 2022
I think she has an egg but its hidden by box edge

4.30 pm I SEE one egg
If there is a 2nd egg hidden by the lip, she has 2 eggs
She just laid it - I watched
I DONT know for sure if thats #1 or 2

Its so precious how closely her mate stays by her.
This afternoon he perched on the side of the box as she labored

« Last Edit: April 01, 2022, 07:38:40 AM by shep »
Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

Nora in IA

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6067
  • May 30, 2020 Great Spirit Bluff
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2022, 02:55:31 PM »

I can't find the cam..................  :(

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2022, 02:57:22 PM »

Check tomorrow - Monday
its been down since Friday
Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

Nora in IA

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6067
  • May 30, 2020 Great Spirit Bluff
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2022, 03:05:35 PM »

It didn't say live on it...............maybe later or tomorrow.

Linda M

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1440
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2022, 03:09:15 PM »

Oops, sorry Nora.  I realized it was dated April 1 (appropriately enough!) and wasn't live.  Went to modify my post to the link and deleted it.

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2022, 09:22:58 AM »

April 4, 2022
I can SEE 2 eggs
I wonder if there is a threat around, both seem nervous
https://youtu.be/KmU0x-pOClk

Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

mrsfalcon

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 540
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2022, 12:43:17 PM »

Not all of our territories have settled, so it wouldn't surprise me!

Amy

shep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • NEWS and analysis
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2022, 08:37:06 AM »

3 EGGS
April 5, 2022
According to sky on bcaw, egg 3 arrived before dawn
they are mostly hidden by the edge of the box
Love TRUTH even if you dont like it
https://gab.com/ShepQ

Nora in IA

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6067
  • May 30, 2020 Great Spirit Bluff
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2022, 05:26:33 PM »

All I've been able to actually see are 2 by the edge too.  One of these days they'll shift them over further.

Nora in IA

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6067
  • May 30, 2020 Great Spirit Bluff
Re: High Bridge Xcel Energy Falcons 2022
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2022, 05:09:33 PM »

I really want to say for eggs under her.  I was watching her when they did a shift change and I could see three, but it looked like she pulled another one in from the edge and had quite a time covering them.