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Offline susha

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Re: Minnesota / Elk River - 2016 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3583 on: March 22, 2016, 19:42 »
RCF, is there something we have to do to be able to access the cam?  When I click on the link, the cam isn't there...When I tried to sign up for the newsletter, thinking that they must require a sign-up, it wouldn't let me... ???

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2016 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3582 on: March 22, 2016, 18:14 »
2016 NESTING SEASON

From information at another forum they are pretty sure Mary Ellen and Brooklyn are the returning pair.  Plus they have an egg...... :)   

Here is the new link to the cam

http://greatriverenergy.com/we-use-energy-wisely/environmental-impact/peregrine-falcon-birdcam/

Video of them bonding in the nest https://youtu.be/BiDiK9ZnOGI

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3581 on: June 06, 2015, 01:35 »
They all look extremely well fed.   :)

Holy moly! They sure do look well fed!  :D

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3580 on: June 04, 2015, 16:55 »
They banded these four yesterday...three females and one male.  :)

Females:
Sky - 1947-20052 D/49
Lettie - 1947-20053 D/50
River - 1947-20054 D/51

Male:
Landyn - 1156-14927 E/34


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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3579 on: May 31, 2015, 20:40 »
They all look extremely well fed.   :)

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3578 on: May 31, 2015, 19:55 »
Last pic kid went and lay down behind the other three.

 


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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3577 on: May 23, 2015, 21:21 »
Banding on June 3. 

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3576 on: May 19, 2015, 19:11 »
Yes, the fifth egg is still there and still being included in the "shuggle" when the adults get all the chicks back under after a feeding. But it looks like it won't hatch.
Four is quite enough!

ps: they were playing with the cameras today and testing out the angle that looks front-on into the nestbox, preparing for when the chicks are older.

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3575 on: May 19, 2015, 12:16 »
Thanks, RCF. All I ever see is big pile of white fluff under her, and I couldn't see the egg. Mary Ellen is going to be busy with her babies, not just feeding them but keeping them sheltered.  :)

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« Reply #3574 on: May 19, 2015, 10:24 »
It would have been cool to see five but I agree with RCF, 4 is a lot to feed and as they grow the box gets pretty crowded.

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« Reply #3573 on: May 19, 2015, 10:20 »
Does anyone know if the 5th egg hatched? I never seem to catch a shift change when checking on this nest.

No, there is still one egg. At this point I don't think it is going to hatch.   Four is plenty to feed.  ;)

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3572 on: May 19, 2015, 08:26 »
Does anyone know if the 5th egg hatched? I never seem to catch a shift change when checking on this nest.

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« Reply #3571 on: May 17, 2015, 00:13 »
I've noticed these past few days that when Mary Ellen returns to the chicks after a meal or shift change, she pauses and looks down at them for a while before shuffling over them. I wonder what her bird brain is thinking?

Just like the old woman in the shoe, who had so many children she didn't know what to do! :o

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« Reply #3570 on: May 16, 2015, 19:45 »
Probably wondering what she is going to do when the other one hatches.  That will be quite the crowd to try to keep under her.

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Minnesota / Elk River - 2015 / Brooklyn & Mary Ellen
« Reply #3569 on: May 16, 2015, 19:28 »
Nice captures, RCF!

I've noticed these past few days that when Mary Ellen returns to the chicks after a meal or shift change, she pauses and looks down at them for a while before shuffling over them. I wonder what her bird brain is thinking?