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Re: Minnesota / Great Spirit Bluff - 2017 / Newman & Michelle
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2017, 06:16 »
The 1st egg was evident this morning. Judging by her behavior yesterday, there was little doubt this would happen overnight at the latest.

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Re: Minnesota / Great Spirit Bluff - 2017 / Newman & Michelle
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2017, 09:20 »
The resident falcons have been confirmed as Michelle and Newman. The first arrival was Newman, followed by and unnamed female from St Louis, Mo. There was some canoodling which ended when Michelle arrived and chased St. Louis girl away. Michelle has reclaimed her man and her nest.

http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons

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Re: Minnesota / Great Spirit Bluff - 2017 / Newman & Michelle
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2017, 15:04 »
TPC, I commented on their Facebook page and they responded.

I hope that means our resident falcons will also return early here in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
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Raptor Resource Project
Raptor Resource Project I'm wondering if this is one of ours or a migrant passing through! Perhaps you already know this, but one of the first Winnepeg falcons (Maud) was a daughter of MF-1. Although many more falcons have been produced there since, I like to think there is a tie between because of that.

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MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2017 / Newman & ?
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2017, 13:53 »
2017 NESTING SEASON

Reports from Raptor Resource Project on their Facebook page shows an early arrival of a falcon, believed to be the male Newman. Hope this is an indication that we too, will have early arrivals. I can only hope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v8DbgaYlrc&feature=youtu.be


Live cam..........

http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons
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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2016, 20:21 »
 

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2016, 16:15 »

You can still watch how they had to rappel down the cliff to retrieve chicks on "explore.org" cam, as it allows viewers to look back about 4 hours.  8)

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2016, 14:52 »

Chicks have been returned to nest; Michelle is on the perch. :)


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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2016, 14:41 »

The new male here is "Newman".

Update below the Ustream cam:

Great Spirit Bluff falcons are back! We have a new HD nest box camera that has been working well. It is amazing the difference that HD technology makes. We thank A2Z Security Cameras for their help and support!

4/8/16: Michelle is paired with a new unbanded adult male falcon this year. The Howe family has nicknamed him Newman. That we know of, Travis did not return. Michelle is sitting on four eggs right now. We anticipate hatch to begin around May 3rd.

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2016, 14:31 »
Banding four chicks here today. Parents are very upset!

You can watch them live on the cliff right now:

http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-spirit-bluff-falcons
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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2016, 10:09 »
OMG! This video is amazing. An up close and personal hatch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pJAp-anycI&feature=youtu.be

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2016, 08:17 »
Two hatches this morning at this nest, both within 3 hours. The view of this nest is incredible. Awaiting #'s 3 and 4.

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 15:32 »
This incredible nest now has 4 eggs.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2exvlfq.png

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2016, 14:13 »
Just had enough time to see two eggs before Mom resumed her duties.

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2016, 11:23 »
Oh that is priceless RCF - nice catch!

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Re: MN / Great Spirit Bluff - 2016 / Travis & Michelle
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2016, 08:43 »
Easter Egg