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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2012, 20:02 »
Banding day today, and this was my first-ever time being there in person...
Wow! That is very exciting, SE! 8)

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2012, 18:23 »
Banding day today, and this was my first-ever time being there in person.  With a male and female this season, Kinney's total number of chicks produced is now 61 which I have heard is a record in the midwest. 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2012, 13:47 »
19 & 14 yrs. old! Wow! That is old and prolific! Must have very good genes. ;)

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2012, 09:17 »
. . .   Wow!!  These two have been nesting here since 2002 and are still having chicks!   8)   
That's right, RCF.  And for the 6 yrs prior to that Kinney paired with Scout in downtown Indy and produced many chicks.  He will be 19 yrs old next month and according to the Midwest Peregrine Society, he holds the Midwestern record for most prolific male!   ;D  KathyQ is 14 yrs old. 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2012, 07:38 »
First feeding about 1 hour after 2nd chick hatched last night.

 
First chick gets a few bites ...                                          Then second chick, still pink and wet, reaches up for a bite

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2012, 21:25 »
Thank you, Kinderchick.  :)

Second hatch early this evening.  Will post pics tomorrow. 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2012, 13:51 »
Those thumbnail captures at the Indy nest are great, Susan. I especially love the 2nd one! 8) BTW, a little bit late, but welcome to the Forum! :D

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2012, 09:05 »
Peregrine eyas's are pretty darn cute!!  :-*    Wow!!  These two have been nesting here since 2002 and are still having chicks!   8)   

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2012, 07:42 »
Image by Catbird of BCAW - chick still lying in a half shell


Next two are my captures after baby was dry and fluffy  :D
 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2012, 06:38 »
2012 NESTING SEASON

First Hatch at Indy yesterday!  ;D  Once I figure out how to do thumbnails, I'll post a couple of cute pics.  

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2011, 20:49 »
2011 NESTING SEASON

First egg 3/19/2011

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2010, 18:31 »
It won't be long before they fledge:

Kathy Q (black/red *B/*C) with one of the chicks in the messy nest box:

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2010, 23:50 »
This is were it gets nerve-wracking for us who just wait and watch ...

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2010, 18:03 »
The chicks have been changing fast, and they are going up on the ledge now:

 

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2010, 15:28 »
The chicks being guarded by a parent:

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2010, 18:30 »
The other two names:

Maxie - Female, band is 15/E black over red. This name was submitted by a new falconhead, 6-year old Marshall Millard of Indianapolis. Marshall attends Spring Mill Elementary and as his mom said, thanks to Marshall's teacher, the class was able to watch the Ks since KathyQ laid the first egg. There is no particular reason for the name Maxie but Marshall certainly has learned much while watching the life cycle of this falcon family. As his mother said, "He loves keeping up with this and makes a point of teaching us that these chicks are important because the peregrine falcon is almost extinct." Thank you Marshall for your enthusiasm and thanks to young and old concerned folks all over the world, the peregrine falcon that almost did become extinct has made a remarkable comeback. But we need to be ever vigilant and as Marshall has made me aware, you are never too young (and in my case, never too old) to learn about things as magnificent as peregrine falcons. I sure hope that this female falcon will reach her Maxie-mum potential and go on to create many more new generations of little peregrines so Marshall can continue to enjoy their world.

Coach - Male, *V/*C, black over red (the * indicates the letters lay on the side as you look at the band). This name was submitted by Lisa Legan of Indianapolis. Anyone in central Indiana - gosh, probably all over the country, must have heard about the marvelous story of the Butler Bulldog basketball team that made their way to the final game of the NCAA tournament this past April? If not, what rock were you living under? (said with an affectionate smile). As Lisa said, "Coach Brad Stevens guided his team through that amazing frenzy with such grace and maturity that I believe one of these beautiful falcon babies should be named after the coach." May this little falcon find success and greatness just as the Coach and his team did this year!" We agree. And maybe he can help "coach" his brother and sisters in the art of flying.


A stressful day for the chicks:

 

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2010, 18:28 »
The chicks received their bands this morning, and have also been named.

From Laura James-Reim's blog:

Today, we met offspring numbers 55, 56, 57 & 58 of Kinney. Can I say for the umpteenth time, now that's remarkable!!! Healthy young ones all - they are a good-looking crew of four that I know will keep us volunteers busy in just a couple of weeks.

This year, we have 2 females and 2 males - and let me tell the first one of the bucket was a LARGE female.

Here are the names of the 2010 class. I think the names represent a storied past, present successes and a hopeful future.

Geneva - Female, band is 14/E, black over red. This name was submitted by Lynn Berney from Goshen IN. I know Lynn to be a long-time falconhead and passionate about Kinney and KathyQ. Who is this bird named after? Gosh, just one of the most famous Hoosier authors ever who happened to be a woman. Yes, this glorious bird is named after Geneva (known as Gene) Stratton-Porter, a woman way ahead of her time, an author at her prime in the early part of the 20th century. She wrote wonderfully descriptive books about her love of nature and a particular swamp in NE Indiana, called the Limberlost which she came to know and love intimately - snakes, bugs, plants, trees, birds, wildlife - she loved it all. She had millions of fans all over the world and wrote books such as The Girl of the Limberlost (highly recommend it if you haven't read it) and Freckles, among others. I believe Gene would be honored to have such a magnificent bird of prey named after her. Make history little Geneva like your famous namesake - you already have the admiration of folks worldwide.

Hatton - Male, *V/*B, black over red (the * indicates the letters lay on the side as you look at the band). This name was submitted by Joyce Swoveland of Terre Haute IN, another longtime falconhead. So thrilled to be able to say this little male is named after Liz and Chris Hatton who operate For the Birds of Indiana. They are bird rehabilitators extraordinaire. Anyone who followed the blog in 2008 may remember the saga of one of the juveniles named Magee. The Hattons took him in to begin his path to healing as they so willingly do for hundreds - gosh, probably thousands - of birds of all shape, sizes, colors, and ages. I was lucky enough to visit the Hattons hospital (really their house) when Magee was a resident and it is an amazing field hospital for injured winged friends. Here's the kicker - they don't fundraise and they do it all voluntarily. This is a labor of true love and if you have a chance to talk with Liz and/or Chris, you can immediately feel this. So little Hatton, don't you even dare think of making a visit to your namesakes place - unless you just want to pass over and say hi/bye on your way to a wonderful falcon life.


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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2010, 13:41 »
Primaries and tail feathers are coming in. The chicks will be banded on Monday at 10 a.m.



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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2010, 19:47 »
They almost look as if they have nearly doubled in size from a few days ago! :o

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2010, 18:16 »
The well-cared for chicks are growing fast:



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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2010, 20:15 »
I love this stage too . . .

The eyas sprawl:



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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2010, 23:20 »
I love this stage, they are growing so fast they are growing out of their feathers!!!  Its also the dangerous stage, can't thermoregulate so they are totally dependent on their parents but also almost too big for even Mom to keep them fully covered!  As of today (2nd) they are 9 days old, the same age as the Lost Chicks in 2008 when they died.  Give them a few more days and they are pretty much out of danger from the elements, then its just flying, hunting, migrating ...

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2010, 19:19 »
My, how they seem to be growing already! :)

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2010, 15:10 »
 
The four little chicks yesterday                                          One little eyas wants to stand tall

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2010, 19:53 »
... A pile of tiny chicks:...
What a beautiful photo of a chick pile, Alison! ;D I especially love the first photo! ;D

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2010, 19:03 »
Oh that is a charming photo ... so cute at that age ...  :D

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2010, 18:29 »
A pile of tiny chicks:

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2010, 17:36 »
Protecting the chicks:



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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2010, 14:52 »
Full house here  ;D  All four have now hatched, the last one being last night  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Great news! ;D

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2010, 06:46 »
Full house here  ;D  All four have now hatched, the last one being last night  :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010, 20:23 »
I just love your photos of Kinney, Alison, especially the middle photo! :D

Thank you, Kinderchick! I wish I had a pic of the newly hatched chick, but apparently the cams were down. Many congratulations to Kinney and Kathy Q on their new chick.

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 19:58 »
I just love your photos of Kinney, Alison, especially the middle photo! :D

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 12:09 »
First hatch here!   :-* ;D

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 19:03 »
Kinney is a remarkable tiercel. From Laura James-Reim's blog:

So what is Kinney's status now? As to eggs that is. Many of you long time falcon followers probably have already jumped all over that answer! I tout it year after year after year. But it is an amazing record and he is the most prolific tracked tiercel in the Midwest with data recorded by the Midwest Peregrine Society. I believe that database covers at least 13 states and some parts of Canada.

So, for all you newbies or falconheads whose memory isn't what it used to be, the total number of eggs produced by Kinney (with two mates) is 58! In order for him to hold onto that 58 number and for it to be entered in the database, all of those eggs will have to hatch and the chicks survive until fledging. Regardless, he still holds the record and the closest male in total numbers is deceased.


Meantime, incubation continues:

 

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2010, 21:58 »
Kinney and Kathy Q now have four eggs, laid on March 13, March 15, March 18 and March 20. The falcons were not willing to provide a good look at the eggs today:

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 22:41 »
Yay!  I always love to see the older falcons/tiercels perservere!  He and Sir James both have that same shape...they are heartshaped from the back.  Really beautiful tiercels they both are and long may they reign :-* 

I totally agree, Carly! I'm so far behind with all the sites . . . Kathy Q and Kinney already have two eggs! They are such a great pair.

Last year, when Kathy Q was attempting to lay her fourth egg, Kinney stayed in the nest box with her all night, and she obviously wanted him to be there. She would strain to lay the egg, then settle again and sleep for a while. Kinney watched over her, and even when she was asleep, he never once forgot to bow to her. I think it is quite unusual for the male to stay in the nest when the female is laying eggs. She didn't lay that egg until the following morning.

 


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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 19:18 »
Yay!  I always love to see the older falcons/tiercels perservere!  He and Sir James both have that same shape...they are heartshaped from the back.  Really beautiful tiercels they both are and long may they reign :-*

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 18:44 »
From Laura James-Reim:

... What we do know is that both Ks are back. And this is probably NOT the last time you will hear this from me - Kinney will turn 17 years old this May - 17!!!!!! That is old for a peregrine and it is remarkable he has continued to be the only resident male at this site. I can't equate bird years to human years but I've read that the average life span of a wild peregrine is 10-12 years. We cannot know how many times he may have been challenged for his territory but I believe he has probably defended against several potential would-be suitors. Again, he will be 17 years old ... 17! Remarkable!

I think this is Kinney on the ledge today:

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 20:14 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

Richard Kinnett definitely identified Kinney as the male at the nest on January 14. Kinney, a hacked bird from Lexington, Kentucky in 1993, will be seventeen this year. Originally named Lex, he was renamed for Richard Kinnett and for Kentucky.

Laura James-Reim uploaded a few photos of both birds to Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19275069@N03/

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 21:46 »
Oh wow...he's a beauty!!!!
Sixteen and Eleven!!!!  Amazing, what a pair!

I wonder what the family tree is like for these two?

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 19:47 »
Someone on the ledge late this afternoon. Can't really see the bands, but it looks like Kathy Q to me.

Kinney, the male, is already sixteen years old. He is the most productive peregrine in the midwest. Kathy Q is already eleven. These two are extremely bonded.

 

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Re: IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 10:38 »
clever to put a sign asking for donations there!  and that last photo makes it really clear why this is a good site for them.

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IN / Indianapolis - Market Tower - 2009-17
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 21:33 »
2009 NESTING SEASON

The falcons here are Kathy Q and Kinney. Kinney, band number 7/*3, is a hacked bird originally from Lexington, Kentucky, born in 1993. He was named for Richard Kinnett, a major falcon supporter in Indy, and Kentucky.

Kathy Q's real name is Chantal. She was born in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, in 1998. Her band is *B/*C, black over red. When she showed up in Indianapolis, it was not known who she was, so she was named for a supporter of the falcons who had passed away suddenly.

This year Kinney and Kathy Q had four chicks:

Kinka - Female, band *V/*X, black over green. The name is a combination of Kinney and Kathy Q.
K.B. - Female, band *W/*A, black over green. This chick was named for Kevin Branch of Market Tower building management.
IndyFroona - Female, band *V/*Y, black over green. This chick was named for Froona, with the addition of a touch of Indiana.
Sully - Male, band *S/*E, black over red. He was named for Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed his airplane safely in the Hudson River.

K.B. disappeared early on, and has not been seen again. The other three continued to do well.

This is Kinney at the nest today. His band was originally black over red, but it is now worn and looks like black over silver:

 

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