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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #540 on: August 10, 2023, 12:35:33 PM »

shep- And where did 'Lisa' come from?   Do we really  have cause to celebrate?

STL- who's Peregrine 53-W ? I've seen no mention , that I recall, of P53-w  here before.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #541 on: August 10, 2023, 12:37:43 PM »

Me, neither, Phyll, but she was definitely on the large feeding ledge for a while about 8:00 this morning.  There's a place to look up banding numbers and I will check that right now.  . . .  And I got no results, probably my inexperience with the banding lookup.  The link is on the Explore! tab from RRP.   Someone else will know, I'm sure.
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #543 on: August 10, 2023, 03:46:30 PM »

Thanks Shep!

How do you look up a bird when all you have is which leg, the band colors, and number/letter? Isn't that the whole point of having the database?

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #544 on: August 10, 2023, 06:43:21 PM »

Tks Shep.
But it lists her as 'deceased'.
So either she came back from the 'dead' or some one made an 'error'.  :-\
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #545 on: August 11, 2023, 03:15:10 AM »

Got this from Chat while looking at the nest box last night.
They report that she's been visiting the area spending some time on the 'eating ledge'  feeding and preening.

Her name is 'Lisa' .  Isn't she beauitful?  ;)


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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #546 on: August 11, 2023, 03:20:01 AM »



Zipping her feathers.
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #547 on: August 11, 2023, 06:00:57 AM »

Tks Shep.
But it lists her as 'deceased'.
So either she came back from the 'dead' or some one made an 'error'.  :-\

I saw that but misinfo happens.
What if Savannah shows up next year?
We will think - good, the owl didnt kill her!
I've seen before where an offspring thot to perish turned up alive

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #548 on: August 11, 2023, 09:03:25 AM »

Many thanks Shep!  :-*
If Savannah returns. Well we'll have a real soap opera!  ;)
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #549 on: August 11, 2023, 01:43:18 PM »

Lisa 53-W is back this morning, and so is Newman.

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #550 on: August 12, 2023, 11:41:07 AM »

And early this morning (Saturday) Newman seen on one of his favorite dead branch perches, below the feeding ledge, at the same time Lisa 53-W perched on the ledge.  So will we see them together before fall migration?

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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #551 on: August 12, 2023, 05:58:43 PM »

STL--I sure hope so. I really do hope this comes to pass.
Many thanks for sharing.
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #552 on: August 16, 2023, 05:32:10 PM »

Sure hope we get the cliff cam up and running soon.  No reason to be stuck on highlights when there's a river out there to watch!  ;) :)
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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #553 on: August 17, 2023, 05:43:55 AM »

I enjoy the trains & barges too eburg.

 :D  My favorite memory of 2023 was when one of the young CLIMBED the CLIFF!  The first nite it returned to the box, but after that it found a hole in the cliff overnite.

August 14, 2023
From Raptor Resource Project:
2023 Great Spirit Bluffs Recap
Please see this link to view all the photos and videos included in the blog recap:
https://www.raptorresource.org/2023/08/14/2023-great-spirit-bluff-recap/

my edit.......
Newman mated with Savanna (  40/Z ) and fledged 4 this year.
Savanna was clearly NOT a new mother.

2023 was a year of cheers and sorrows for the falcons at Great Spirit Bluff.
We banded the 4 young on May 27, just a few days before their brown and cream juvenile feathers began poking through.

 :'(  But tragedy struck on April 12th when an owl killed Savanna. She died fiercely protecting her young.  After Savanna‚Äôs death, Newman continued to care for Thomas, Alice, Kami, and Jaycie by himself. He kept all four nestlings fed, and perched near the nest box at night.



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Re: 2023 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #554 on: August 17, 2023, 10:36:33 AM »

Shep-  tks . very nice tribute Savanna and Newman  :-*
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