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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2023, 11:50:08 AM »

Awesome, Shep, to see hatchlings at MSU!  I'm considering them a birthday present to me (82 today), and will look on the MSU site about making a donation to this very worthy cause.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2023, 12:26:04 PM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STL!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2023, 03:58:41 PM »

May 2, 2023
This pair is so cute.
Later in the day yesterday a cold rain lasting all night.


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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2023, 11:10:23 AM »

Shep, thanks for the birthday greeting.

Two feedings this morning, so the 3 that hatched made it through the night.  They can sit up to take food, but not moving around yet.  The 4th egg has not hatched; it could be the last one laid, on 3-30, so still might.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2023, 11:26:06 AM »

This pair is good together - nicely matched.
They are particularly beautiful
and a nice looking nestbox
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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2023, 12:03:35 PM »

This morning the 4th egg hatched!  Pip noticed at feeding of the three chicks at daylight.  Hatch and parent picking at the eggshell at about 11:00.  Another view of newest baby at 11:45.  #4 could be called Sparty!

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2023, 03:30:53 PM »

Shep, you need to stop pinning threads that aren't RRP threads. Thank you!

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2023, 01:15:29 AM »

Checking on the four falcon hatchlings. The newest one appears to be OK, begging for food like the others.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2023, 03:55:53 AM »

I love catching both parents at the box.
This is a very nice pair.
Some pairs are VERY strange - like Racine and wilmington
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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2023, 12:02:26 PM »

MSU peregrines appear to be all OK this morning.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2023, 11:28:14 AM »

Feeding at about 6 AM, all four chicks visible and active.  I should be calling them eyases!

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2023, 12:46:36 PM »

All's well on Sunday morning at the MSU nest box.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2023, 12:35:50 PM »

MSU eyases are about a week old today, and showing a few dark feathers already. Both parents are feeding them, and all babies look good.  I wonder if they will get banded this year.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2023, 11:18:32 AM »

Situation looks normal at the MSU nest box. Feeding by both parents, eyases moving around a little and paying more attention to their surroundings each day.

YouTube has a video of DNR persons working with MSU to band last year's babies at about four weeks of age.  Hope the same for this year.

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Re: 2023 Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2023, 10:35:47 AM »

Feeding the four eyeases, watching them grow, all looks good here.