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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2010, 15:41 »
You are most definitely not crazy Kitten, there are three chicks and three eggs in that photo!  :o

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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #113 on: May 25, 2010, 13:25 »
I thought I saw 6 eggs at the end of hatching and now at least I know I'm not crazy

Nora in IA wrote this - http://raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,217.720.html


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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #112 on: May 24, 2010, 21:32 »
And now there are 3

Comparing this photo with the later two, think perhaps this was two chicks, one leaning over to reach for food ... that's just speculation though ... do we know how many eggs total were laid here?  Your later two images clearly two chicks and two eggs, hate to think we lost one here so quick ..

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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #111 on: May 23, 2010, 20:22 »
It's hard to tell how many chicks there are; in one pic it looks like three, but in others it looks as if there are two chicks.

 



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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #110 on: May 23, 2010, 12:09 »
And now there are 3


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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #109 on: May 22, 2010, 15:10 »
 
First hatch for Belinda and Brent today!                              Brent came to see the new hatchling


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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #108 on: March 25, 2010, 19:26 »
Brent and Belinda were both at the nest today:

 

Both together:

 


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Re: Oak Park / Remembering Mae
« Reply #107 on: March 25, 2010, 15:20 »
All of the Manitoba born birds are directly related to Mae through Maud and MF-1.  And though I'm still working my way back through the birds, it may be that our three foreign ladies (Madame, Princess & Holly) were also related in one way or another ...

Thank you, TPC. I didn't want to assume that all of the Manitoba birds were directly related to Mae, but it is great to know that they are. I'd be really interested in hearing if Madame, Princess and Holly are related too.

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Re: Oak Park / Remembering Mae
« Reply #106 on: March 25, 2010, 05:01 »
What a beautiful tribute to a truly incredible falcon.  Fly free Mae, may your descendents continue to grace our skies forever!  :-*

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Re: Oak Park / Remembering Mae
« Reply #105 on: March 24, 2010, 23:59 »
I hope her descendants will continue to grace the peregrine population for many generations to come. Mae was one of the truly great falcons. Her mother, MF-1, was also the mother of Maud, to whom some of the Winnipeg peregrines can trace their ancestry. 

All of the Manitoba born birds are directly related to Mae through Maud and MF-1.  And though I'm still working my way back through the birds, it may be that our three foreign ladies (Madame, Princess & Holly) were also related in one way or another ...

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Re: Oak Park / Remembering Mae
« Reply #104 on: March 24, 2010, 20:19 »
Allison I didn't have the honor of watching your beautiful Mae but she was a beauty
Thank you for your loving wonderful pictures and words.

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MN / Oak Park / Remembering Mae
« Reply #103 on: March 24, 2010, 20:14 »
Remembering Mae

Tomorrow it will be six years since we lost beloved Mae, the legendary matriarch of the King Plant.

Mae nested at the King Plant from 1990 to 2003, raising 37 young during those years (including three foster chicks). A daughter of MF-1, one of Bob Anderson's falcons, she made an incalculable contribution to the restoration of the peregrine population, and her legacy continues. For instance, her daughter Lolo is still the resident female at Horizon Milling (first egg laid yesterday), and her last daughter, Speedy, is at the Colonnade Building in Minneapolis, to the best of my knowledge.

She was a proud, fierce, beautiful and most courageous falcon, and she will always be remembered.

I hope her descendants will continue to grace the peregrine population for many generations to come. Mae was one of the truly great falcons. Her mother, MF-!, was also the mother of Maud, to whom some of the Winnipeg peregrines can trace their ancestry.

 
Mae                                            With her mate and chicks in 2000

 
Surveying her domain in 2002

 
Mae at sunrise                                                                Mae in silhouette

 
The gentle side of Mae: with her daughter Knockout in 2002

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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2010, 21:07 »
At last! Belinda was at the nest today. Now we just need to see Brent there too.

 

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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2010, 20:40 »
Uh Oh!  I hope Belinda and Brent are okay! 

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Re: Minnesota / Oak Park-King Plant - 2010 / Brent & Belinda
« Reply #100 on: January 20, 2010, 19:40 »
Oh yikes, yeah that might keep them away.  :-\  I hope they are okay too!