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Re: Idaho / Boise - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2017, 20:49 »
2017 NESTING SEASON


Found this article by accident.

Boise falcon nest cam goes dark, but kestrel cam planned

Idaho Statesman

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say there will be no live streaming video of peregrine falcons nesting in downtown Boise this year.

Erin Katzner of the Peregrine Fund tells the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/2mNXjlJ) in a story on Thursday that the decision is part of a programming change after the popularity of the nesting falcons declined.

Last year, live streaming video recorded the incubation of the eggs in April and hatching of four chicks in early May.

A steady stream of dead birds brought in by their predator parents ensued at the nest on the 14th floor at One Capital Center, and all four chicks took flight later that summer.

Katzner says a live stream of an American kestrel family that nests on the roof of one of the Peregrine Fund's buildings will return this year.


I was surprised to read that there will be no Boise webcam this year, especially considering that this is the World Center for Birds of Prey. Sorry to see the cam go; I watched it every year it was online. Sad that the popularity of the peregrines has declined; that seems strange to me.

So far, I have seen nothing about this on the Boise website.

http://hosted2.ap.org/TNCLE/3cb600d50a53461980204c7eba14c12e/Article_2017-03-03-ID--Peregrine%20Cam/id-25bebd17f8954f52a65ee778b92f22f7

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ID / Boise - 2013 / ? & ?
« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2014, 14:37 »
2013 NESTING SEASON

Peregrine Falcon Nest Webcam Live In Downtown Boise
The Birding Wire / 17 April 2013          

The daily life of a wild peregrine falcon family in downtown Boise, Id. is once again on view via a web camera in the nest box, marking the fifth year that the webcam has followed the daily activities at a nest box on the 14th floor of One Capital Center, 10th and Main streets.  The nest box has been used each spring since 2003. The ledge where the nest box is located simulates the high, steep cliffs the falcons use in the wild. The falcons, which eat other birds, prey on a plentiful supply of pigeons, mourning doves, starlings and other birds downtown.  

This year, the first egg was laid April 1 and a fourth on Monday, April 8, and incubation has started.  Last year, the female laid the last egg on April 30. Hatching began on June 4, and the first flight from the nest occurred on July 13. The young birds stayed in the downtown area for several weeks to hone their flying and hunting skills under the watchful eyes of their parents.

Once an endangered species, the peregrine falcon was restored through the release of captive-bred young by The Peregrine Fund. It was removed from the endangered species list in 1999, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and individual states continue to monitor peregrine population numbers.  The falcon was removed from Idaho's list of endangered species in 2009. Like all birds of prey, the falcons remain protected by state and federal law.

Peregrines were essentially gone from Idaho by 1974. Starting in 1982, captive-bred falcons were released into the wild in Idaho and nearby states. In 1985, the raptors were again documented as a breeding species, and releases were discontinued. Eight falcons were released in downtown Boise in 1988 and 1989. Today, there are about two dozen breeding pairs scattered around the state.

The web camera is sponsored by The Peregrine Fund, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Fiberpipe. The nest also can be viewed on monitors in the lobby of One Capital Center, courtesy of Oppenheimer Development Corp. and J.R. Simplot Co.


source:   http://www.birdingwire.com/releases/285548/

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Re: ID / Boise - 2012 / ? & ?
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2012, 19:48 »
webcam & website link: http://www.peregrinefund.org/subsites/webcam-peregrine/

no eggs yet and at the moment, no birds in the nestbox though there are feathers blowing in the wind ...

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ID / Boise - 2012 / ? & ?
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2012, 19:47 »
2012 NESTING SEASON

Peregrines Falcons return to downtown Boise
posted: 23 March 2012

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The popular "falcon-cam" in downtown Boise is once again seeing activity.  The webcam, which is hosted by the Peregrine Fund, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Internet provider Fiberpipe, is at a nest box on the 14th floor of One Capital Center in downtown Boise.  The Peregrine Fund says the next box was placed there in 2003 and typically sees nesting every spring.

“The birds are currently in the midst of courtship,” said Connie Stanger, Curator of Birds at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey in a press release. Webcam followers can expect loud vocalizations as the male brings food to the female. Watch for the birds bowing to each other and scraping out a depression in the gravel at the bottom of the box where the eggs will be laid.”


Link to story: KBOI = Peregrine falcons return to downtown Boise

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Re: ID / Boise - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2010, 19:06 »
From the site:

26 May 2010

The fourth egg hatched just before 12:30 p.m.


 

 

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Re: ID / Boise - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2010, 18:38 »
Three chicks have hatched at the Boise nest! From the site:

25 May 2010
Hatching has begun! Two chicks could be seen in the nest early this morning. The tiny birds are covered with white downy feathers. They are unable to regulate their body temperatures for up to two weeks, so they will stay under the adults for warmth. See our Facebook page for pictures of the chicks.

Update: A third chick hatched about 12:36 p.m.


 

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ID / Boise - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2010, 13:40 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

I've been checking the Boise site, and the nest box was either empty or had one adult perched on the ledge.  Today one adult appears to be incubating, and an update confirms that the first egg has been laid.

Peregrine falcons have first egg on Boise high rise

BOISE --  A pair of peregrine falcons produced its first egg of the 2010 season today in a nest box in downtown Boise. Peregrine falcons typically lay three or four eggs. Biologists say If all goes well, chicks will hatch in about a month.

Peregrines have used the nest box on the 14th floor of the One Capital Center Building at 10th and Main streets to rear their offspring since 2003. The box is on a ledge that simulates the high-steep cliffs the falcons use in the wild.

Last year, a falcon pair produced four eggs at this site. Three eggs hatched and all the chicks fledged successfully. One died about a week later after being electrocuted on a power pole.

You can watch the new falcon family via a live streaming web camera. The project is a cooperative effort by The Peregrine Fund and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, with camera and web hosting supplied by Fiberpipe.


http://www.ktvb.com/home/Peregrine-Falcon-chick-hatches-on-Boise-high-rise-91050429.html

http://www.peregrinefund.org/falconcam/

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2010, 12:34 »
Nuts, missed that entirely!!!!

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2009, 15:42 »
Finally found a report on what happened with Maggie (Madge-Ellen). It is so sad to lose her - poor little Maggie.  :'(

Personally, I still agree with naming the chicks, but I understand why some sites don't name them.

Now we know why wild animals - such as the Peregrine Falcon - should not be named. At 8:45am MDT this morning - 5 July 2009 - Kelly Moore, and his wife "Louie", and I were on Watch and were told that one of our peregrines was on the ground and probably dead at 4th and Front Streets. Kelly and I immediately left for the location and the information was correct. It appears that Maggie crossed a 5600 volt line with her right talon/foot and her left wing. She never moved from where she hit the ground. With a mortality rate of close to 75% for the first year, one can expect accidents of this type to occur. The Ground Watcher Volunteers for the Idaho Fish and Game have spent countless hours trying to protect these birds from accidents. Mostly we are successful. Sometimes we are not. "...And a golden thread was cut tonight." Maggie (MagEllen) was 49 days old.

http://retirementinidaho.blogspot.com/2009/07/maggie.html


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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2009, 00:48 »
I am so sorry to read about the loss of Maggie - I hadn't seen this news anywhere. There is nothing on the site so far. I hope the other two will stay safe.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2009, 16:30 »
sad news according to a commenter on the CBC site (Marnie1):

I have sad news to report about one of our Boise, ID fledges. We lost Maggie yesterday as she encountered a high-power line. It was said fortunately she didn't know what hit her. Our other two are doing really well!

we all know how hazardous the first days of flight are and the first year of life is, and it's selfish I know - but I really hope we don't have any news like this for P&T.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2009, 00:18 »
Another article on the Boise juvies, with a short video:

http://www.ktvb.com/news/nearyou/boise/ktvbn-jul0209-peregrine_falcons.7fb754.html



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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2009, 00:04 »
An article on the Boise peregrine family today. It seems the two females have been named Columbia and Madge-Ellen, and the male is named Wall-E.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/boise/story/822250.html



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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2009, 21:01 »
A pic of the male fledgling after his rescue. He was sprayed with water to deter him from trying to fly again immediately.



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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2009, 00:29 »
Fledging is going on at the Boise nest. I couldn't see any of the chicks on the ledge today. From the site:

Update: Friday, 26 June
One of the chicks decided to go for it this morning. The youngster took its first flight and landed safely on a building located directly across the street. Clumsy and awkward at first, fledglings must practice how to judge distance and speed and develop a sense for safe places on which to perch. This is risky business, in both wild and urban settings.

Saturday, 27 June
Fledging has gone well so far for the female chick, the first to leave the nest. She did hit the side of Hotel 43 yesterday but got herself safely to a window ledge. A dedicated group of bird watchers has been observing her every move. The first flight was a rough one for the male, however. He fledged last night and collided with a car. He was taken to a bird rehab facility where he was well cared for overnight. The chick appears to be in good shape but Fish and Game biologist Bruce Haak will keep him for observation tonight and return him to the nest tomorrow. Observers are still waiting for the third chick to take her first flight.


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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2009, 22:10 »
They look good and ready...good luck!

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2009, 19:34 »
The three Boise chicks are still around the nest area, but they look close to fledging:

   

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2009, 21:56 »
that's a lotta poop-art!

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2009, 20:12 »
The Boise chicks are wandering in and out of the nest box now.

Only one was visible in the nest earlier:
 

Out on the ledge:

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2009, 21:12 »
oohhhhhh they are so cute. Soon our little ones will look like that.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2009, 18:35 »
All three chicks were safely in the nest box today:

 

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2009, 20:12 »
Now I don't feel like an idiot for phoning them yesterday!

Lol ... please you have nothing on me, I called Australia for a chick last year and I spent a half hour this afternoon in a strangers backyard trying to talk a juvie out of a bad part of a tree and even tried to show him by flapping my arms how he could get out of the tree ... ;D  ;)

Well done Alison!!!
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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2009, 19:57 »
The cam view was switched for a few minutes:

 

And there is a new update on the site, posted this evening:

Monday, 8 June:
Lots of action at the nest box over the weekend! A small team led by Idaho Fish and Game Department biologist Bruce Haak went out on the ledge Saturday afternoon to put a wayward chick back in the nest box after it climbed out, then couldn’t hop over the edge of the box to get back in. Recent high winds and heavy rain influenced the decision to assist the chick, even though it was being fed and closely watched by its parents. While they were there, Fish and Game also banded the chicks. Each chick (two females and one male, we now know) sports a small aluminum U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service band on one leg. A chick was observed out of the box again Sunday. Bruce Haak and Jack Cafferty of The Peregrine Fund went up on the ledge Monday morning to put a rock at the edge of the box that the chicks can use to hop in and out. Clearly, the youngsters are eager to explore their surroundings.


Now I don't feel like an idiot for phoning them yesterday!

Link to banding pics:  http://www.peregrinefund.org/webcam2009_photos.asp

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2009, 19:52 »
Alison, the first of the photos, with the three fluffy chicks lined up watching their parent on the ledge, is beautiful.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2009, 19:29 »
There is a place along side of the web page where people can chat, post comments etc.  Sometimes they are just chatting and not talking about the falcons.  

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2009, 19:10 »
I was really happy to see three little heads in the nest box earlier. I don't know if someone put the third chick back, or if he/she made it back on his own.

Maggieblue, I'm not sure what comments you are referring to? I didn't know there was a place to comment on that site.

 

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2009, 15:00 »
Boise webcam was off this morning.  All 3 chicks are back in the box with parents visiting. I think that they were banded and all returned.  And if you go there be forwarned that a lot of comments are being made about Manitoba and the nestbox.  I posted a reply but that probably won't slow them down much.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2009, 22:46 »
Here is a picture of the box from above


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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2009, 22:09 »
I just checked the nest box and it looks like 3 chicks in a pile in the corner.  Good to see the picture tho of the wide ledge.  I love watching them but boy do they get my heart racing at times. This is at all sites I check in on.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2009, 20:59 »
Thank you, Pchemist! I really appreciate that information! I'm glad the ledge is a reasonable size; now I'm wondering where the nest box is in relation to the ledge. Where the chick is at the moment is maybe a few inches below the nest box.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2009, 20:41 »
According to the chatter in the shoutbox, all is okay and that ledge is bigger than we think.  and apparently this isn't the first foray outside - here is a picture of an intervention on 6/6, apparently.  I think they are leaning on the top of the box, so now we can see the size of the ledge.  http://i39.tinypic.com/2i7q0km.jpg



according to the service provider, this (going out onto the ledge at this age) is a regular happening at this site.  I feel better knowing that.
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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2009, 20:33 »
Has a parent been around since the chick fell to the ledge?  I know I was on that site a little while ago and It was just the 3 chicks.  Two in the box and one on the ledge.  I hope everthing turns out well.  Maybe the parent will pull the chick back in like Sumo's Mom/Dad did with him.

Yes, a parent came in a few minutes ago and fed only the chick on the ledge. Then the parent took off with the rest of the food, came back again for a moment, and took off again. The ledge is very narrow. I have pics, but have been looking for another contact number. The chick keeps trying and trying to climb back in, flapping his/her wings, but can't make it. If he flaps too much, he might flap right off the ledge.

And now the cam keeps going down off and on.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2009, 20:26 »
I'm not sure but if that is where I think, the chick should be safe where it is.  but I'd rather mom or dad came back, too.

fortunately, they seem to post an update each weekday, so someone should be letting us know something tomorrow, I hope.
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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2009, 20:24 »
Has a parent been around since the chick fell to the ledge?  I know I was on that site a little while ago and It was just the 3 chicks.  Two in the box and one on the ledge.  I hope everthing turns out well.  Maybe the parent will pull the chick back in like Sumo's Mom/Dad did with him.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2009, 20:20 »
One of the chicks is out of the nest, on what seems to be a ledge just below the nest box. He/she has been trying to climb back in, but can't make it. This chick is too young to be out there, and I'm concerned that he/she will fall. Does anyone have a way of contacting the appropriate people directly? Of course there is no-one around on a Sunday evening. I did call and leave a message, but have no other way of reaching someone.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2009, 18:06 »
Still three chicks, as far as I can see:

 

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2009, 00:40 »
There are three chicks in the nest; one hatched yesterday, and two hatched today.

   

 

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2009, 08:32 »
there are TWO chicks this morning, and two eggs in the pile with them.  Mom was nice enough to get up and take a look outside so I could see, then she gathered them up underneath.  Bet she was looking for breakfast!   :D

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2009, 20:26 »
if anyone wonders why the mom isn't staying on the newly hatched chick like you might expect, it's because Boise's weather is just like mine - HOT.   ::)

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2009, 17:08 »
Dad is on the new one now and the eggs. He is definitely not sure what to do. Quite funny watching him, but he will soon get the hang of it. Busy picking stones around the moat area.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2009, 14:26 »
OH OH OH!  That's why mom got up - new hatching!  mom's eating the stuff from the inside of the shell (ew).  :o

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2009, 14:25 »
FINALLY got to see under mom and there is a CHICK  (and a couple eggs (probably still 3 more))!  Mom's eating up the shell.   ;D

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2009, 12:47 »
my goodness, each time I look that nest circle is more and more defined.  It's like they're building a moat!   8)

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 21:10 »
Reminds me so much of Trey!  

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2009, 21:09 »
Isn't that a tidy little nest circle

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 19:53 »
These Idaho birds must be related to Trey somehow - the nestkeeping is interesting!  You can see how the pebbles have been moved around to form a nice circle around the eggs/incubating parent.   8)

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 18:29 »
Well TPC...if I lived in a high rise condo with a big balcony, I would gladly give it up to a nesting pair of falcons!

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 22:26 »
heh.  so, in Canada they like smaller houses?  While the US birds are looking for excess space.

Depends on the location.  I would have a larger nestbox at the Radisson but can't pull it off, the physical location just doesn't allow for it.  There are a couple of locations in the City I'm hoping to add nestboxes to that would be perfect for boxes like the one here at Boise.  Having said that, some birds aren't fans for large boxes ... and some birds that do know what to do with a nestbox don't use them (sound familiar  ::))

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 20:01 »
I love this nestbox...I'm jealous for Princess and Trey!

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 19:12 »
What a beautiful nest box!  Very spacious, lots of room for chicks to run back and forth  :-*

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 19:10 »
Today both parents were at the nest, and sat together for some time:

 

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 17:15 »
heh.  so, in Canada they like smaller houses?  While the US birds are looking for excess space?

I'm just saying...   ::)

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 16:02 »
The Boise & Elk River nestboxes are a different (but the most common) design from the Radisson nestbox, ours is less box, more tray with a cover.  These boxes are very large - ours aren't.  They are also entirely enclosed, ours aren't - ours are only half-covered.  We used to use more open boxes but our birds don't seem to want to use them, they seem to prefer a) sky over their heads and b) smaller quarters.  I'm hoping to increase the size on some of the new boxes and hope that they will appeal to some of the newcomers.

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009, 15:53 »
this looks like a good box and site. Man, I am supposed to be cutting  down  ;) ;)

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 13:13 »
It's also similar to Elk River.  But, since all are on slightly different schedules we can watch lots of hatching!  (Elk River and Boise are on very similar hatch watch dates, I bet, while P&T will be later).

I'm lucky as I have a big screen at work and can have them all up at once below my "work stuff" windows.  :D

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Re: ID / Boise - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 13:10 »
This nest box reminds me of the nest on the west that our Falcons did not choose.  Once all these eggs hatch, I won't know which one to watch.  Of course Princess and Trey and their little ones will be the priority.

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ID / Boise - 2009-17
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 11:16 »
2009 NESTING SEASON

http://www.peregrinefund.org/webcam2009.asp

I didn't see a Boise cam thread so this is a new one, I suppose!  They post daily stuff which  is nice.  These are on about the same calendar as P&T (which means there isn't much to see but a peregrine sitting on eggs, of course).

I had to go to the alternate site at the bottom of the page (http://www2.fiberpipe.net/falconcam/live.asp) to get it to work properly, but there is cool stuff on each page.   8)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2009, 11:18 by Pchemist »