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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  :-* :-* :-* :-*