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STLbf

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #195 on: May 15, 2024, 12:00:28 PM »

That was a great snap from Nora!  Perhaps we were too hasty to dismiss egg-laying for this year.  Or maybe just strong bonding for next year.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #196 on: May 15, 2024, 03:21:04 PM »

It would be nice, but pretty late in the season to lay eggs, brood the eggs, get them to fledge, and teach them to hunt.  Let's go for lots of bonding and keeping her around.  :)

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #197 on: May 19, 2024, 02:44:00 PM »

Ya, Nora, it's bonding time for Newman and U-09.  Closeups today show that she's growing some adult gray-blue feathers on her shoulders and back.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #198 on: May 19, 2024, 03:31:54 PM »

Aww she's growing up.  She IS young.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #199 on: May 20, 2024, 11:38:38 AM »

Yes, U-09 is going to be fully adult by the end of this summer, and we can hope for a successful breeding season in 2025.

Wild columbine in bloom now at the GSB bluffs for wildflower lovers.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #200 on: May 21, 2024, 05:55:55 PM »

U-09 perched on the nest box camera housing most of this afternoon, also spending some time on a bluff ledge and on a dead branch that Newman also likes.  Didn't see him on the rewind today.  Storms on the way for tonight.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #201 on: May 22, 2024, 01:20:52 AM »

Thank you  STL and Nora.
I appreciate your posts and comment. info.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #202 on: May 23, 2024, 11:18:40 AM »

Early morning getting together, then serial perching on Newman's favorite dead branch.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #203 on: May 23, 2024, 11:26:28 AM »

Thanks STL for the snaps. Hope they become a pair and have little Newman's and U09s
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