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Offline Leana

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Re: UND Tower - 2011 / Roosevelt & Terminator
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 12:01 »
Any updates on these guys TPC?  I am going to Grand Forks on Saturday and might try and locate them if there are indeed chicks. 

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UND Tower - 2011 / Roosevelt & Terminator
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 18:11 »
Peregrines return to Grand Forks
Grand Forks Herald Online - 15 April 2011

Grand Forks’ resident peregrine falcons are back in town for the breeding season, local bird watchers have confirmed.

Dave Lambeth, a prominent area birder, said Terminator, the female, and Roosevelt, the male, arrived last week. The birder community has been on the lookout for the pair, who nest on UND’s water tower, he said.

“It’s marvelous, just one of the mysteries of migrations,” he said. Nobody knows where they fly off to — they’re not tracked rigorously — but they can always find their way back to their old home, he said. He’s heard of birds that breed near Greenland in the summer and live in Chile in the winter, he said.

Before the end of the month, Terminator will probably start laying eggs, which will hatch in early June, Lambeth said.

Terminator, who was born in Brandon, Man., first came to Grand Forks in 2008 where she met with a Fargo-born male named Bear. Bear didn’t return but his brother Roosevelt came in 2009 and has returned every year since with Terminator.

According to the Midwest Peregrine Society, the pair had three chicks, last year: Clifford, Lux and Lex, all names associated with UND. Tom Clifford was the university’s most celebrated president, and “Lux et Lex,” or “light and law,” is the university’s motto.

The society’s database indicates their location and condition are unknown.

Their lineage started about 25 years ago when the then-endangered species was reintroduced to the Minneapolis area, Lambeth said.