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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2024, 05:40:47 AM »

Good Morning !

Thanks Shep. Julie's lovely and  a blue band---just as I thought.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2024, 10:24:12 AM »

Julie had a pigeon for breakfast on the nest box rooftop this morning, about 8:30.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2024, 03:06:58 AM »

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2024, 09:21:38 AM »

Thanks. STL. Looks like she must have been really  hungry.
 Good action snap Shep.  Couldn't help this caption.   "Whoa! Newman. Ladies don't like that sort of surprise."
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2024, 12:40:01 PM »

I was wondering if there had been any interaction between Newman and the females.  The pic posted by Shep answers that question! 
But which female is it this morning in the copulation on the camera housing?
And if they are mating, does that indicate that a pair has been formed?

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2024, 12:47:05 PM »

STL- I had been watching the box cam this morning in hopes of  catching a glimpse of the blue band. 
Obviously, no luck.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2024, 11:18:30 AM »

Julie 90-Z has been around all morning.  Even perched high up in the trees on top of the bluff.  Rewind helps find a pic of her leg band.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2024, 01:37:09 PM »

Many thanks STL...'rewind' doesnt' work out for me.  I guess the arthritis slows me down.  :(
Great snaps/info.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2024, 12:32:40 PM »

The plot thickens at GSB today.  Newman was perched at the nest box about 10:30 this morning, no leg bands so pretty sure it was him.  And then, Lisa 53-W was back, perching on the box and chattering, about 11:00!  Didn't see any of them together on the rewind, but I could have missed an encounter.

I also think one of the peregrines was perching at the top of a tree on the bluff, but too far for a good pic. And Newman was at the overhang of the large feeding ledge, but too dark for a decent pic.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2024, 08:51:57 AM »

Feb. 23
8.50 am  I saw female on top of cam.
She left - then returned - -
thats the comms between falcon pairs.
Does that mean she and Newman are mates?
I havent seen mating

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2024, 04:00:47 PM »

Julie 90-Z has been around today.  See pics from camera housing (8:00) and on the large feeding ledge (8:30).  Note the orange circle on the feeding ledge pic.  That's Newman's beak and toes.  A good guess because there was no scuffling like with a competing female, but I never saw him in a better view.  Julie has been crooning in a very similar way that DNF does on the North nest when it is mating time or asking for food.

There's a mating pic posted here a few days ago.  Don't remember who, but we can both scroll back to find it -- I did, and it was posted by YOU on FEB 20, but doesn't identify the birds.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2024, 12:07:30 AM »

Thanks STL and Shep for the info and snaps.
I think this season will be very interesting.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2024, 07:17:12 AM »

I heard them bonding - echupping Feb. 23 -
but cam op missed it -
I think it was on house roof - but cant be sure.
Julie is making the mating invitation souonds -
but I havent seen or heard mating yet.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2024, 05:23:13 AM »

JULIE or LISA?
February 24, 2024
Julie seen Feb 24 at the US Bank La Crosse - just across the river.
She was dancing with Andy!

Lisa 53/W reappeared on the bluff.
Wasnt Lisa the mate in Racine one year?

Julie - Terka's image, bcaw
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2024, 06:26:48 AM »



Shep many thanks for the info and snap. Interest
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