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Re: Minnesota / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2010 / ? & Mandy Rose
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2010, 22:22 »
I know there has been a bird around on a fairly regular basis but since birds moult annually, there can be slight changes, so thought I would ask.  We can assume its Mandy Rose until we get a confirmation though  :D

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Re: Minnesota / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2010 / ? & Mandy Rose
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2010, 22:06 »
Have we seen a band number on Mandy Rose?  or are we assuming it is her?   ???

I have never seen a band number on Mandy Rose, but she was originally identified by her band numbers. I am reasonably sure that this is Mandy Rose. I am going by her facial markings, by some fairly distinctive whitish markings on the back of her head, and by the consistency of her behaviour. I know this is not the male, since his malar stripe is somewhat more tapered and a little bit backswept, and he has very large eyes.

So I can't say 100% that this is Mandy Rose . . .

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Re: Minnesota / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2010 / ? & Mandy Rose
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2010, 21:48 »
Have we seen a band number on Mandy Rose?  or are we assuming it is her?   ???

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Re: Minnesota / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2010 / ? & Mandy Rose
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2010, 20:30 »
Leaving this morning, and home for the night:

 

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2010 / ? & Mandy Rose
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2010, 21:10 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

Mandy Rose is staying close to home. She left early this morning:



Once again she had eaten well:

 

Just after this pic, she moved into the nest box for the night:


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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2009, 19:56 »
Mandy Rose had eaten a very big meal. She settled in her nest for the night.

 

 

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2009, 20:01 »
 
Mandy Rose leaving this morning                                         Visiting during the day


And home for the night

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2009, 20:25 »
Mandy Rose at the nest, looking very well fed again:

 

 
                                                                                       And settled in for the night

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2009, 22:34 »
Mandy Rose spent some time at the nest today, looking as if she had had a big meal:

 

She moved into her nest box, and settled in for the night:

 

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2009, 21:57 »
Mandy Rose, home for the night:



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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2009, 20:11 »
 
The phantom falcon visited the nest box                                 Then Mandy Rose was there

 
                                                                                           She settled in her nest box for the night


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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2009, 19:33 »
Mandy Rose taking it easy at the nest after a big meal. She was still there as it became completely dark.

 

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2009, 17:03 »
Mandy Rose - what a beauty she is:

 

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2009, 14:59 »
At the nest yesterday:

 

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MN / Burnsville-Black Dog - 2009 / Dad & Mandy Rose
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2009, 20:07 »
Keep in mind, that even with those loses, I believe the survival rates for the species have improved (though some nests might do badly more often than not).

It is wonderful news from Xcel and well and truly above and beyond their responsibility to the birds at their plants.  It is perfectly acceptable to project managers to say, "this site just won't work" and remove the nestbox for good.  The peregrines are perfectly capable of finding somewhere new, with or without our assistance, though in cases like these, project managers tend to provide them with options nearby in order to retain successful pairs within an existing territory.  Good for the birds, good for their fans and good for the project.

I am really glad to hear that the survival rates for peregrines have improved -- they always seem so very low. I know I have read somewhere that power plant nest sites have a better survival rate than any other type of site.

It is great that Xcel is continuing to be so supportive of the falcons, as they have been for many years. And I'm glad that Mandy Rose and her mate will not have to move somewhere else.

I think this is Dad at the nest today:

 

And this is the turbine in question, after the pigeon spikes were added: