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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2023, 10:53:24 AM »

Thanks for the time change reminder, Shep!

Action at GSB early this morning, about 7:30.

Banded peregrine caught a Red-Winged Blackbird (male) and ate it on the large dead branch, then on a ledge. My pic of band is blurry, but it  looked like blue plus something else on the left leg and maybe silver on the right leg. Is that Savannah probably?

Shortly after, two were inside the nest box, one larger (probably the banded female), and one smaller with some kind of prey that it flew away with.  Lots of chattering.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2023, 11:05:24 AM »



Savvy dont need to eat for a week!
LOL!  What a crop

Yes thats our sweet Savvy - and I becha Newman gave her the bird.
With all the mating eggs could come soon - if other females dont lope in

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2023, 08:32:28 AM »

March 12, 2023
8.20 am  -   Savanna 40/Z at box.
I saw 2 falcons fly past.


DID YOU SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD AN HOUR?


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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2023, 10:24:22 AM »

Shep, I'm on the right time.  The Peregrines don't seem to care!  They are busy getting together this morning, twice so far that I caught.  Gracious, Newman flies at Savannah like a divebomber.  And brunch for two on the large food ledge (must look up the proper label).

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2023, 10:37:06 AM »

Stl - you caught them in / on RLD -  Rock Ledge Diner
My shot is Snack Rock

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2023, 08:18:52 AM »




March 13, 2023
LOOK at the SNOW
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2023, 07:41:11 AM »

Mar 14, 2023 7:14 AM
Camera Time: Mar 14, 2023 7:14 AM CDT
Birchwoman (Me)

Newman: according to chat, he and  Savannah 'spent the night together'.
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2023, 07:43:29 AM »

Mar 14, 2023 7:23 AM
Camera Time: Mar 14, 2023 7:23 AM CDT
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 Mar 14, 2023 7:23 AM
Camera Time: Mar 14, 2023 7:23 AM CDT
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2023, 12:26:52 PM »

The early bird at GSB gets . . . everything!   :D

And all before the beautiful sunrise.

On the rewind, you can even watch Savannah dive off the nest box to catch the Red-Winged Blackbird and bring it to the Rock Ledge Diner.

Great pics from Phyl.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #69 on: March 15, 2023, 12:30:37 PM »

Morning at the Great Spirit Bluff area -- mating action, prey for breakfast and brunch, another female visits, just a busy time.

About 8:00, Newman brought a black bird for prey to the nest box & attempted to eat it on the narrow perch. Grackle, I think, see irridescent head before Newman drops it.  He flies around, calling, with the prey, several times, returning to the nest box.  About 9:00, a different female, unbanded, came to the box and Newman  was flummoxed for sure, finally flying away. Could it have been Zooey?

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #70 on: March 15, 2023, 12:32:41 PM »

Advance to 10:00, and Savanna came to the nest box maybe with her own prey or the remains of the grackle. She and Newman mated about 11:00 on the perch, when her leg bands are clearly visible.  Newman still has bloody feathers on his belly from the prey of yesterday.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #71 on: March 15, 2023, 12:39:05 PM »

I didnt notice another female - hope newman didnt seed her too.
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #72 on: March 15, 2023, 05:05:02 PM »

Hi folks.

Super snaps STLbf. Many thanks.

I willing agree w/ Shep on 'the seeding'.
If more than one female is impregnated and lays, etc. What then regarding the 'nest' and does one of those gals have to raise her hatchling alone? Being both Mom and Dad and provider/ guardian of her nest?
I bet I know the anwwser. Had to ask though.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #73 on: March 15, 2023, 05:12:23 PM »

There actually are birds who father 2 nests.
A male falcon and a male owl.
Crazyest thing  -  2 GHO nested next to each other, same male.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2023, 05:16:31 PM »

Oooookay.
Guess I either don't give 'credit due'. Or  just don't know anything. LOL LOL
Many thanks Shep---really. Now I know.   :) ;)

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