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jaspurr

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #180 on: May 15, 2022, 01:05:49 PM »

Thanks for the info STL.  I was wondering how long an egg can go unhatched.  They were protecting the e's from the sun this morning and I was unable to get a good view of the egg. 

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #181 on: May 15, 2022, 01:47:01 PM »

Jaspurr, Rewind to about noon for a good look at the remaining egg.  I found the expected incubation days in the info about the peregrines on the RRP's  GSB site, scrolled down under the live feed.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #182 on: May 15, 2022, 01:52:11 PM »

One of the other nests 3 hatched and I gave up on egg 4
suddenly POP!  out came chick

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2022, 07:07:28 PM »

Hoping for a loud pop tonight.  :)

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #184 on: May 16, 2022, 10:52:17 AM »

Not yet, Jaspurr.  Early pic of chicks and the egg, and still no hatch in the view at 10:45 (no pic here either)

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #185 on: May 16, 2022, 11:02:45 AM »

You know the old saying STL, a watched pot never boils.  Maybe if I stop watching the egg will pop.  LOL

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #186 on: May 17, 2022, 06:18:29 AM »

Nothing like the sound of screaming hungry e's and breaking swallow bones in the morning.   :)

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #187 on: May 17, 2022, 11:46:56 AM »

Chicks being fed and looking normal.  The egg is definitely pipped but not hatched as of 11:00 this morning when it was visible.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #188 on: May 18, 2022, 11:11:01 AM »

No hatching of the remaining egg at time of this posting (11:00 AM).  Elsewise, GSB seems to be getting on in good order.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #189 on: May 18, 2022, 12:14:24 PM »

I knew it would happen one of these days, looks like a Baltimore Oriole.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #190 on: May 18, 2022, 12:51:00 PM »

Nora, Yes, I agree, Baltimore oriole. Orchard orioles are rusty instead of orange and not sure if they live in Iowa.

Raptors being raptors, they do not always bring items to feed their young that won't make us say, "Eeewww."  At the Decorah North nest this morning, the mother eagle brought a baby hawk or owl and the young eaglets ate it right up.  So we gasp, maybe not watch, and continue believing in the importance of raptors on Earth.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #191 on: May 18, 2022, 02:05:09 PM »

These falcons have taken orioles and meadowlarks before
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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #192 on: May 18, 2022, 04:27:23 PM »

It appears that Newman and Zooey have abandoned the unhatched egg as of earlier this afternoon.  It is still in the nest box but they are not incubating it.  If it was the last egg laid (April 9), it would be 39 days old.  Sad, of course, whenever an egg does not hatch.  These parents will have their work cut out for them raising 3 chicks to fledge.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #193 on: May 18, 2022, 05:23:59 PM »

They'll get plenty to eat.  I remember at King one year we ended up with one and she got HUGE.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #194 on: May 19, 2022, 05:28:58 AM »

Sad about #4.  I love to watch the Mississippi River on the cliff cam and there is a smorgasbord of small birds flying around for the e's to feed on. 
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