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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2023, 12:07:16 PM »

SMELT?
Possibly smelt - but usually people scoop them up northern MN areas - they run in the spring.  I dunno if they get them in this river.  You dont use a fishing pole - you use a bucket -
then they have smelt fries.  They're like sardines kinda. 

My Dad used to ice fish, so fish are alive under the ice and likely HUNGRY in the spring!
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2023, 09:09:02 AM »



This is the PERFECT cam setting!!


Savanna 40/Z and Newman
March 5, 2023
From RRP notes, I think an egg should be coming.
I'm afraid they'll nest in RLD -  under the ledge - hidden.
RRP never cleaned the nestbox and Savannah may smell / taste owl.

FROM RRP
Newman has been courting and copulating with Savanna 40/Z, a 2019 hatch from Fargo North Dakota. When Julie 90/Z, a 2019 hatch from the Ford Parkway Bridge in Minneapolis shows up to wrest Newman’s rose away, the two fight and Savanna drives her off.

Falcon Savanna is named for Savanna Greywind, a young native woman who was murdered in Far
go in 2018. I’m glad Savanna is still at Great Spirit Bluff following her fight with Julie. Long may she fly.


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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2023, 11:32:28 AM »

Great Spirit Bluffs

Zooey?? no bands
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2023, 11:46:51 AM »

HOPE NOT
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2023, 11:51:09 AM »

Great Spirit Bluffs

Zooey?? no bands


They told me in explore it's newman but I have some pics of both of them...  just a guess though.

It was just a guess but here are a couple pics of Zooey and Newman... thanks for the info. ;)
the pic i have for newman and this is zooey below from last year  looks like Zooey has more black on her beak so it must not be her. I've never seen Newman so fluffy!

newman

zooey from 2022
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2023, 11:53:45 AM »

HOPE NOT


I totally love both Savanna and Zooey!!!   :-\  was hoping Savanna would stay though.
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2023, 06:24:49 AM »




NESTBOX is ICE!
March 6, 2023  Gooood luck Newman
That block of ice is NOT inviting for layng eggs!
https://youtu.be/rtd55SvrOQ0


I hope its Savannah he's mating with



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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2023, 02:38:59 PM »

Nasty day with ice, mist, fog.  Doesn't prevent the peregrines from mating season action.

No idea which ones are in these pics.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2023, 09:59:17 AM »

My buddy from Decorah says it's the walleyes that are moving upriver and they bump into the dams for the guys in the boats.
Also, at 12:15 am last night there was a tug and barge pushing upriver.  Assume it was the first of the season.
Use the talents you possess: for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2023, 11:07:45 AM »

eburg, thanks for the fish tip about likely walleye that is drawing the fishing folks in boats to the dam area.

Eagerly awaiting developments for the Peregrines here this season.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2023, 01:08:26 PM »

Hmmm .. I wonder if walleye get north going into the locks.
I know salmon jump - but I havent heard of walleye jumping

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2023, 01:11:57 PM »

Robin B. Ingram tug

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2023, 06:50:37 AM »




March 10, 2023  SNOW SNOW SNOW
6.45 am  I saw Newman fly to Savannah under the RLD.
I hear them chirping

UH OH 
8.27 am  Someone chased someone off the box perch - screaming - gave chase ...


As much as I dont want her to lay her eggs there - where we cant see - I'm afraid she will.  And if RRP flies a drone up there, the falcons'll probly attack it.    ;D





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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2023, 08:58:51 AM »




Whoever the new female was - was chased off by Sav
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2023, 06:49:19 AM »




USA
Turn clocks AHEAD ONE HOUR tonite


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