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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2023, 08:17:18 AM »




March 8, 2023
8 am  Falcon shows up.  I tried to get a band.  All I can see is it appears black over green or blue.  No way I can see numbers.  Falcons was on roof - all I could see was talons.  She / he flew up there from perch. 

8.20 am Male - no bands


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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2023, 11:24:30 AM »

Shep, good to know this is an active peregrine nest box.  Today two visitors, neither banded.  Guessing that the earlier one (6:30 AM) was male because smaller than the later one (9:00 AM). Different enough in appearance to tell them apart -- rusty breast feathers on the larger one. And the larger bird did a bit of scraping gravel in the nest box.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2023, 03:14:45 PM »

GOOD PICS - THANKS!
The box was very active today
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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2023, 02:01:33 PM »

March 10
Well well - got the pair - unbanded



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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2023, 05:55:18 PM »

Shep, what a great pic.  Looks like a pair ready to use this nest box.

Go Green.   Spartan Strong.
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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2023, 09:53:43 AM »




March 11, 2023
This unbanded pair appears to be defending the box -
judging from what I am seeing
Today is the most time I've seen them spend at the box.

* Sorry about the butt shot, but it was all I could get!   :-[



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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2023, 07:01:00 AM »




March 15, 2023
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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2023, 09:36:48 AM »




March 19, 2023




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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2023, 12:35:39 PM »

Looks like a pair here at MSU's nest box atop the stadium.  They could be cheering on the Spartans in the NCAA.  Or getting ready to lay eggs and raise another family.

From earlier query about time zone in Lansing, MI, it is Eastern Daylight Time.  I can convert to that easily enough from my Central Daylight Time zone.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2023, 06:10:44 AM »

EGG
March 24, 2023

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2023, 12:16:05 PM »

Awesome to see the first egg at the MSU nest box.  The eggshell is very dark red, wonder if that is a sign of what the parents are eating.

In the grand scheme of things, this addition to the peregrine population is probably way more important than the MSU basketball team's loss to KState in overtime yesterday . . .   ;)

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2023, 01:48:05 PM »

This box produced young in 2022 also you know.   ;D
I knew youd be eggcited.  hehehee
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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2023, 09:55:23 AM »

2 EGGs
March 26, 2023
9 am  She laid egg 2

Egg 1  -  March 24
Egg 2  -  March 26


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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2023, 11:45:47 AM »

Here's a pic of the 2 eggs at MSU, from this morning.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2023, 01:33:44 PM »

Two eggs, with parent peregrine incubating and turning today.
In the pic, you can see what looks like small, black gravel on top of the box. It is flies!  Hundreds of them, all around the box.  Could be just a hatching and the insects will soon disperse.  What do others think?