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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2010, 05:18 »
Great news TPC!  So glad the move was successful for them and three healthy chicks to boot!!  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2010, 22:06 »
AWESOME!!!!!  So extremely happy to hear this news!

Thanks for checking on this TPC, appreciate it. 

GREAT PICTURES TOO!!!   ;D

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2010, 22:03 »
Here's an update from Dave in Grand Forks ....

The 3 peregrines young began flying this past week and everything seems to be going great. Relocating the nest to the UND water tower has worked out amazingly well. The young are spending most of their time on the top of nearby buildings at UND where they are relatively safe.

2010 photos are available at Grand Forks Peregrines
and this includes images from yesterday when I was able to photograph and identify each of the young as well as their parents.

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2010, 13:30 »
Anyone heard anything about this site lately?

I haven't but will email Dave for an update ... chicks should be flying without problems at this stage I think ...

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2010, 17:01 »
Anyone heard anything about this site lately?

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2010, 15:14 »
Did really enjoy all the photos and what excellent pictures ;D  Info on all the sites is welcomed by many! :)

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2010, 05:24 »
Great news and photos!  They are a beautiful pair!  :-*

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010, 22:20 »
And here is a another ...

I uploaded some of mine too.
 
http://picasaweb.google.com/115560672615623653502/PeregrineBanding2010OnUNDTower#
 
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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2010, 22:19 »
Here's more info ...

Hi all,

Banding of the peregrine chicks in Grand Forks went very well today. Three chicks were banded, a male named Clifford, and two females, named Lex and Lux. It helps to know University of North Dakota history to appreciate these names! Thanks to Jackie Fallon for heading up the banding team, Laura and Cory for climbing the water tower, and Tim D. for his help in the banding.

I have placed some of my photos online at http://picasaweb.google.com/DaveLambeth/PeregrinesUNDWaterTower2010#

I hope doing this quickly will not discourage others from making available their photos as they wish. I hope to put up additional photos of the young as they continue to develop. The images were uploaded at their original size (some after major cropping). Feel free to download and share with anyone interested.

Dave
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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2010, 21:36 »
WOO HOO!!!  Again, thanks for the update!   ;D

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2010, 21:17 »
Banding took place a couple of days ago - they had three chicks - 1 male (Clifford) and 2 females (Lex & Lux).  Have been promised some photos & a link to video ... will post when I receive them.

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2010, 16:29 »
Haven't heard anything but will call my contact ...

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 02:28 »
Do we have any updated information on this pair? ???

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2010, 16:21 »
Another article on Terminator and Roosevelt. It sounds as if they may have eggs:

Peregrine falcons return to GF on new water tower — at UND

Their old hangout may be gone, but a pair of peregrine falcons that’s called Grand Forks home every year is back, area birdwatchers say.

Instead of nesting on the old Smiley water tower, torn down in their absence, the falcon named Terminator and her partner of one year, Roosevelt, are now nesting on the UND water tower down the street, birder Dave Lambeth said.

Terminator was spotted in town at the end of March and Roosevelt a couple of weeks ago.

Lambeth hasn’t checked in on the couple but expects that Terminator is laying eggs and may start incubating them this week. In the next few days, he said, birdwatchers will probably see the pair hanging out by their nest box on the tower’s east side.

Peregrine falcons usually have three to four eggs. The birds won’t start sitting on the eggs until the last of the eggs have been laid, Lambeth said, so they may rest outside the nest on occasion.

He cautioned against driving and bird watching.

“The temptation is to try and take a look as you’re driving over the Columbia overpass; I know from personal experience,” he said.

In late May, raptor experts will visit the nest, tag any hatchlings they find and assign them names, Lambeth said. And by mid-July, the young birds will probably be old enough to start prowling the railings on the water tower and practice flying.

Records at the Midwest Peregrine Database indicate that Terminator and Roosevelt had three young in 2009: Ethel, Alice and Smiley. All three reached fledgling stage, when they’re strong enough to fly, but Ethel died, likely when she flew into a power line and got electrocuted.

The status of her siblings is not known.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/159400/group/homepage/

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Re: UND Tower - 2010 / Terminator & Roosevelt
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2010, 14:51 »
I know the Fargo birds are incubating, would suspect that T2 & Roosevelt are as well or are just about to start.  They are an established pair and as I recall, not "slow" about getting started on their families ... or at least she isn't ...