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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #300 on: June 22, 2022, 10:05:26 AM »

jaspurr--What still boggles my mind is you don't have to give anything to go thru a lock.  There are no fees.  The fully tax-subsidized Corps of Engineers will lift and lower your boat for nothing..  :-\ ;) :)
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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #301 on: June 22, 2022, 10:09:37 AM »

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #302 on: June 22, 2022, 11:26:35 AM »

Pics of the barge and tug called the Tom Frazier, headed upriver at about 6:00 this morning.

Lots of birds flying at the cliff face at the same time.  Likely some are swallows catching insects, and a peregrine that probably caught one of the swallows.  No pics of the birds this time.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #303 on: June 22, 2022, 11:46:28 AM »

Want a full size picture of that sunrise STL.  Breathtaking

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #304 on: June 22, 2022, 12:06:20 PM »

Save it and get it printed jaspurr  :)

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #305 on: June 22, 2022, 12:23:35 PM »

AWESOME STL
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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #306 on: June 23, 2022, 11:21:08 AM »

Hey Jaspurr, please do get that sunrise pic enlarged!  Or the boat if that's what you meant.  Thanks to the cam ops for the great views they provide for us every day.

This morning about 10:00, an unbanded peregrine adult was on the cliff face, then at the top.  Similar behavior from the banded visitor a day or so ago.  Must be really hot and hard work getting food in this location.  Could be Newman today.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #307 on: June 23, 2022, 01:04:00 PM »



This is where I expect to see our juvies - any day ....
zoomers lookin for em

Remember Chance liked that  area way across - nearer the locks?

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #308 on: June 23, 2022, 03:58:04 PM »

And until the absent juvies reappear, the cam ops are giving us super-close views of the flowers and native bees.  Columbine earlier this afternoon.  The blue bell-like flower is familiar from last year -- must find pic from 2021 for the name.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #309 on: June 25, 2022, 11:02:11 AM »

I sure hope they're ok down there.  I always feel better when the cam can find them, but they've been ok before, keep thinking positive.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #310 on: June 25, 2022, 11:55:43 AM »

Hey Shep!!  Once we can't watch Great Spirit, here's a cam for you, the Mississippi River Lock 19, Keokuk, IA, USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMRMwsPItyc

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #311 on: June 25, 2022, 12:16:36 PM »

Looks like storms were in the area this morning, with colorful skies at daybreak.  Check out the Flyway on rewind for the most spectacular colors.

Adult peregrine on the ledge.  Unbanded, possibly Newman.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #312 on: June 28, 2022, 12:16:14 PM »

Adults on the eating ledge this morning, with closeups at 7:00, 8:00, and 11:00.  Looks unbanded, likely Newman, who was also perched on one of the dead branches.  At the 11:00, there are 2 falcons on the ledge, one with its back to the air, and one hidden behind the leafy branches, see just the legs/feet.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #313 on: June 28, 2022, 05:06:22 PM »

Thank You for the pictures STL.  Still hoping.

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Re: 2022 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #314 on: June 29, 2022, 11:13:33 AM »

Yes, Jaspurr, I'm hoping, too.  Meanwhile, here's a different kind of barge coming downriver this morning.  Shep, what can you tell us about this one?  Looks like for a vehicle or equipment to me.

Adult Peregrine perching on a dead branch, and the brown swallows (wrong name, but right color) are hunting insects.  They must have lots of swallowlets growing in those holes in the cliff face.
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