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Genoa - 2014 / Lucas & ?
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2014, 18:00 »
2014 NESTING SEASON

The 2014 Peregrine Falcon nesting season is officially underway with the arrival of a Peregrine to Dairyland's Genoa Site nesting box on Feb. 20. The falcon is a returning male named Lucas. He fledged from Dairyland's Alma Site nesting box in 2004. Lucas appeared right on schedule; last year he arrived on Feb. 18.

Dairyland’s Peregrine Falcon Restoration Program began in the mid-1990s. Since then, 89 falcon chicks have successfully fledged from Dairyland's nesting sites in Alma and Genoa, Wis. Please check back frequently to watch for the arrival of more falcons at our Alma and Genoa nesting sites this spring. Updates will be posted regularly.

webcam link: http://www.dairynet.com/environment/bird_cam_2014.php

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Re: Genoa - 2010 / Lucas & Jezebel
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2010, 19:28 »
This looks like Jezebel with the chicks today:

 

The four chicks:



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Re: Genoa - 2010 / Lucas & Jezebel
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2010, 15:15 »
I think there are four chicks at Genoa:



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Genoa - 2010 / Lucas & Jezebel
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2010, 16:41 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

The Genoa nest has at least one chick, possibly two. The falcons here have been Lucas and Jezebel, but I'm not absolutely sure if they are still the resident pair.


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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2009, 17:01 »
One adult at the nest today. This is not Jezebel, the new female (whose correct band numbers are S/72); it is probably Lucas.

 

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2009, 22:04 »
Genoa nesting site update (June 11):

Following some detective work by Bob Anderson of the Raptor Resource Project (Dairyland’s partner in the Peregrine Falcon Restoration Program), the identity of the new female at the Genoa Site nesting box has been discovered. She is a 2007 fledge from the American Republic Insurance Building in Des Moines, Iowa. She was unnamed by the State of Iowa; Dairyland has named her Jezebel.

Jezebel became established at the Genoa Site following what appears to have been a territorial dispute between her and the previous longtime female falcon, Scooter. Jezebel likely drove Scooter, an older falcon, out of the nest in mid-May or killed her in the dispute. Scooter’s chicks are also gone, probably killed by the new female, although Dairyland staff has not found evidence of the chicks. The same male remains at the nesting site.

It is too late in the season to expect another nest with chicks to be established at this location. It will be interesting to see if the pair returns next spring.


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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2009, 23:19 »
No trace has been found of Scooter or her chicks. There is a new female visiting the nest box. According to Raptor Resource, she is S/27, hatched in 2007 at American Republic in Iowa.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure that this is who she is. S/27 is Nitro from the I-90 Bridge in Ohio, born 2008. Nitro would not have her full adult plumage yet. Also, the bands were put on upside down, which could affect how the numbers are read.

I think this is the new female at the nest today:

 

 
This is the pic of the bands, saved by Joanne at BCAW             And flipped to show the correct view of the bands

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2009, 14:32 »
I just found an update posted on the Dairyland site:

Genoa nesting site update (May 19):

It appears there has been a territorial dispute between the established female at the Genoa Site, Scooter, and a new female. The new female, a banded but yet unidentified Peregrine, has driven Scooter out of the nest site. Scooter’s chicks are also gone, probably killed by the new female, although Dairyland staff has not yet found evidence of the chicks. It is not known whether Scooter is alive or whether she is also a casualty of the dispute. The same male is still at the nesting site.  Scooter is an older female who has nested at the Genoa site for many years. This “survival of the fittest” situation is distressing, but part of life in the natural world.

As new information becomes available, we will share it as soon as possible.


This is very, very sad. I have watched Scooter raise her babies for years, and she has always been a great mother. I had a bad feeling about her yesterday when I saw only Lucas at the nest, or an empty nest, every time I checked.
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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2009, 11:39 »
Well that answers that question ... there were two chicks, fate unknown yet.
I'm sure if they have a recorder on their cam they will start combing through the videos ...

Anyone know what their weather has been like since the chicks hatched last week?  First week is the most vulnerable - wet or cold can do them in very very quickly as they can't thermoregulate yet.

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2009, 11:36 »
I got this at RRP - 5/19/2009

The babies at Genoa have disappeared. We aren't sure what happened, or why - John is checking the ground below the stack and the catwalk, in case the parents cached the bodies. If anyone saw anything over the weekend that looked odd, please let us know.

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2009, 00:22 »
One of the falcons at the nest this evening. This looks like Lucas to me; I hope Scooter is okay.

 

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2009, 23:39 »
This is weird I thought nor had counted 3 or 4 eggs but there isn't even the other egg/eggs there either

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2009, 22:54 »
I don't know what has happened here. I believe that four eggs were being incubated, but had only seen two chicks so far. Today the chicks are missing, and I really believe something has happened to them. The cam is refreshing, since I saw both an empty nest box this evening, and one of the falcons visiting. RRP has been notified; I hope they may be able to shed some light on this.  :(

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2009, 18:54 »
Maybe, will have to just wait and see I guess ...

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Re: Genoa - 2009 / Lucas & Scooter & Jezebel
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2009, 18:15 »
...we don't know either TPC  ???
We thought that maybe it was the camera not refreshing properly or something.  Maybe something will be posted tomorrow..