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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #165 on: April 13, 2024, 12:37:58 PM »

Cam ops found a productive bald eagle nest in a tall tree on the long island across from the GSB box, and a bit farther north.  Closeup view at about 10:30 AM, then a pan out for location (orange circle in pic).

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #166 on: April 13, 2024, 02:03:29 PM »

One can hope (Newman and U/09) and cool on the eagle nest.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #167 on: April 14, 2024, 11:58:13 AM »

Late morning, Newman landed on the ground at the bluff top area.  He poked around but not seen eating anything.  U-09 joined him, they had a quick bow, and he flew away.  She stayed for a few minutes, then left also. 

Earlier, small birds flying around the small cave entrances in the cliff face.  Some kind of brown swallow I think.  No pic.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #168 on: April 14, 2024, 12:20:40 PM »

I think they're cliff swallows.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #169 on: April 15, 2024, 11:33:47 PM »

These are from this morning (4/15).  She was on the ledge.  She's really pretty.  Anyway then Newman was at the nest box waiting in anticipation and she joined him there.  I thought she actually did more bowing than looking around this time and he was in there the longest.  After Newman departed she did a little scrape.








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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #170 on: April 16, 2024, 12:39:08 PM »

Not much to see of Peregrines this morning.  A smallish barge and its tug passed by about 9:00.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #171 on: April 16, 2024, 01:13:25 PM »

It sure has been quiet.  It's not a great day out with rain and wind. She was sitting on the perch around 4 AM for a while looking up, but that's about it since early until after 1 PM.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #172 on: April 20, 2024, 03:16:04 PM »

The cameras at GSB are offline today.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #173 on: April 21, 2024, 12:00:23 AM »

I've noticed that at least a couple days.  Not sure if there was a problem with a storm that came through or not.  I saw John at the earth day fest at the fairgrounds in Decorah today and remembered later I was going to ask him.  Sorry.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #174 on: April 21, 2024, 04:06:57 AM »

Problem with cams.  Too bad.
No word when fix.
been down for days

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #175 on: April 22, 2024, 09:24:56 AM »

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #176 on: April 22, 2024, 01:08:42 PM »

Thanks Shep.  We just got done cutting grass so hadn't had a chance to check stuff yet.  A couple storms have gone through lately with a LOT of lightning.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #177 on: April 27, 2024, 12:04:44 PM »

GSB camera back online at about 11:30 this morning.  No peregrines in view, but the bald eagle nest nearby on the island appears to have an eaglet being fed by a parent.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #178 on: April 27, 2024, 05:03:51 PM »

Newman and U-09 are still here.  No eggs.  The sound is turned off at the live feed, but good to see the peregrines.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #179 on: April 28, 2024, 06:19:50 AM »

April 28, 2024
Scrolled back,
saw Yoohoo on top of cam,
saw a barge go downriver

GOOD to have cam back, but I miss sound



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