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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Oct 02, 2023 1:18 am

At Orange Australia,

10-02-2023 very tired from the live feed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oH4dNyubaw
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Oct 02, 2023 1:18 am

cont
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:26 pm

Cont 02-10-2022
From FB Orange, Australia Peregrine Falcons
https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangea ... inefalcons
Holly Parsons · 12 h
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Summary videos by Elain! The best moments from the first day.
The first chick hatches: https://youtu.be/zLt8mctd4NY?si=6fEhuBu_SEl_z_Gs
Xavier meets his chick: https://youtu.be/O92IgATEjq8?si=Yq1heo4y9fh0Lr1j
Chick's first meal: https://youtu.be/s9UNNU08A-g?si=s5Y6aaqiUtz7JT7R


From FB Orange, Australia Peregrine Falcons
https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangea ... inefalcons
Laura Minotti
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03-10-2023
From FB Orange, Australia Peregrine Falcons
https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangea ... inefalcons
Cilla Kinross

The second chick was feeding only an hour or so after hatching. Amazing and very encouraging sign.
1st hatch 2/10 0634
2nd hatch 3/10 1005
https://youtu.be/hdMfx5WPyew
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:23 pm

From 367 Collins Falcon Watchers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/367collinsfalcons

By Victor Hurley
Modérateur Spécialiste du groupe · 1 j ·

Viewers of the webcam footage will have noticed over the past couple of days (starting 5th October) the female (F22) has been absent for long spells. The male (M22) has really stepped up to take over the bulk of the incubation duties and even doing the first overnight shift by a male recorded at this site. The male incubated overnight on both the 5thand 6th of October. As I write (11:22pm) F22 is incubating having returned earlier to replace the male at the nest. A full summary of the incubation duties will be published here in a Falcon Fact Sheet after the eggs have all hatched.
Because of the webcam we have this intimate view into breeding activities and behaviour at a granular level seldom observed. Over this period when the female has appeared she has several tufts of feathers missing from the top and back of her head and she hasn’t looked as “sharp” as a resident breeding female would “normally” appear. Based on her appearance and her limited presence on the nest ledge over these 2 or so days several explanations spring to mind. Please understand these are “guesstimates” and the full facts are not and may never be known. In my order of mostly likely the possible explanations are:
1. The resident female (F22) has had to fight off and kill a possible intruding female. In so doing F22 has sustained some injuries which has caused her to be absent from the nest. I wouldn’t be surprised if her injuries included some concussion.
2. Female (F22) has taken a large prey item and it has put up quite the fight inflicting the above mentioned injuries on F22.
3. Female (F22) has got herself entangled in some wire mesh or other built structure and incurred injuries in getting herself unentangled.
Other options not listed here are also possible and I am not ruling them out. These listed options just appear to me to be the most likely with option one the most likely. As noted in previous years 367 Collins is a high quality nest site within a high quality nest territory. These are much sought after and Peregrine Falcons will fight to the death to retain or obtain such assets. F22 may well have needed extended time to overcome the concussion or other injuries that she suffered.
F22 has taken over incubation duties for the night of 7th October and with hatching due to start within a week her regular presence will be critical to a successful whole of clutch hatching this year.
P.S. A fourth possible option that I had not considered late last night is F22 has ingested a sub-lethal dose of some poison.
This may have occurred as a secondary poisining case and F22 is still dealing with the physiological and neurological consequences of that. It is a possibility that has occurred in previous years.
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©367 Collins Falcon
Marks on her head and on her eyes

Tonight at 02h am local time
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©367 Collins Falcon
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©367 Collins Falcon

and the same at 01h pm LT, four alone eggs in their nest and nobody's around

367 Collins Falcons~Sad news! 😥it seems the season 2023 is over~2023/10/08
By Liznm
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:49 am

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From 367 Collins Falcon Watchers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/367collinsfalcons

10-11-2023
Victor Hurley
Modérateur
Spécialiste du groupe
· 12 h ·
To all of the Group members (new and old) 2023 is going to be a short season at this site. The purpose of the live feed and this fb group is observing and learning about Peregrine Falcons breeding in this highly urbanised environment.
Having discussed with the moderators and Mirvac (building owners) it has been agreed the live stream with be switched off this Friday, 13th October, afternoon. This is because these eggs are not going to hatch.
I look forward to a more interesting and rewarding season in 2024 when the live stream will be switched on again once the first egg for that season is laid. Set your timers for late August, 2024!
Once the live stream is switched off posts for this fb Group will also be switched off until next year.
Thank you all for your interest and shared passion for this project.


https://367collins.mirvac.com/workplace ... 67-collins
F22 with still the maks of her battle
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F22 is still incubating during the night but the four eggs spent so much time alone under the rain and also some entire nights alone too that's they are all non viable. Even M22 is also incubating.
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Oct 12, 2023 9:39 pm

10-13-2023

From https://www.facebook.com/groups/367collinsfalcons
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:cry1: :luck: :rh: See you next season F22 & M22 :rh: :luck: :cry1:

14h05 last meal for F22 brought by M22
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15h24 F22 is still incubating
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Oct 15, 2023 1:05 am

10-15-2023

https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/falcon-nest-cam
Great Spirit Bluff Falcons - Cliff View
La Crescent, Minnesota, USA
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Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
La Crescent, Minnesota, USA

02h50
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Highlights

Savanna :brknhrt: :cry1: and her 4 falconets :rh:
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GABear Mod 18 hours ago edited
August 14, 2023
From Raptor Resource Project:
2023 Great Spirit Bluffs Recap

Please see this link to view all the photos and videos included in the blog recap:
( Time to say good bye To GSB for the end of this mixed season (Joy and sadness)

https://www.raptorresource.org/2023/08/ ... uff-recap/ )

2023 was a year of cheers and sorrows for the falcons at Great Spirit Bluff. After Newman returned on February 11th, we started to look for Zooey. While she never returned, he attracted a female named Savanna and quickly bonded with her. We saw some competition for the site, but Savanna held on to it and laid her first egg on March 29 at 8:28 PM. Three more eggs followed on April 1st, 3rd, and 5th.

Falcons instinctively respond to their offspring’s vocalizations and needs, but first-time parents don’t always understand how to incubate, feed, or brood young. What kind of mother would Savanna be? We waited with bated breath for her first egg to hatch. As it turned out, we had nothing to worry about. Savanna was an excellent, attentive mother from the very beginning! She diligently brooded her little nestlings without rubbing away their fluffy white down, fed them tiny morsels of flesh instead of dropping whole birds on them, and protected them from the weather. Her four little falcons grew strong and healthy under her care.

The nestlings’ prodigious appetites and loud squees kept both parents on their talons and sometimes had us reaching for the mute button as the little falcons ate and grew and ate and grew and ate and grew some more! We banded them on May 27, just a few days before their brown and cream juvenile feathers began poking through their fluffy white down.

But tragedy struck on April 12th when an owl killed Savanna. She died fiercely protecting her young, an amazing falcon mother to the very end of her life. We’ve seen falcons die before, but I was crushed. I had hoped to watch her for many more years to come.
After Savanna’s death, Newman continued to care for Thomas, Alice, Kami, and Jaycie by himself. He kept all four nestlings fed – no small feat for a single peregrine parent! – and perched near the nest box at night. We cheered each fledge and crossed our fingers as we checked the nestbox each morning. As Thomas (named after John’s Dad), Alice (named after John’s Mom), Kami, and Jaycie approached fledge, they began ‘branching’. When I asked John about his favorite GSB moments, he told me he loved seeing the little falcons navigate and hop around the bluff before their first flights. I loved their strong family bonds, sibling squadron aerial chases, and afternoon cuddle naps on the nest box! It was wonderful to watch them learn and explore their wild blue world.

And then the owl came back.
Since the falcons fledged, we know at least two of them were taken by an owl, presumably the same one that killed Savanna. We’ve also seen and heard Newman tending to one young falcon, so we know at least one of them survived…and possibly two, since some watchers report they’ve heard two juvenile falcons vocalizing.

As Newman and Savanna’s surviving young begin their wandering, we’re spotting Newman on and around the bluff. We’ll see green foliage turn red and gold and might see a few falcons visit this fall before Newman departs in September or October. But we’ll keep the camera on, admire the magnificent views and many GSB neighbors, and wait for Newman’s arrival next February. In the meantime, we’ll remember Savanna and hope to spot her little falcons again some day. Thank you for watching, sharing, learning, and most especially for caring with us this year.

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last time seen, 4 days ago, around 07h47, Newman was there. He left at 09h 20.
:rh: :hug: :huggie: :rh:
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Nov 22, 2023 2:36 am

From https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangea ... inefalcons

Orange Australia

Marri the female and Barru the Male the day they fledged

It is possible that Marri is no more insight these last days

Update from Cilla Kinross:
NEWS 20th November 2023 Still no sign that both juveniles are alive and well, I'm afraid. One (Barru, I think) is fine, flying well and eating prey (and dropping it - still a bit of a klutz). After a week, I would expect to see both of them on one of the roost trees (about 500 m from the tower) or on the tower itself together and that we haven't seen yet.

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© Tracy Huang / Charles Sturt University
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Nov 23, 2023 4:59 am

From https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangea ... inefalcons

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©Cilla Kinross
https://youtu.be/FAeCZRh9k4Q
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©Cilla Kinross
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©Cilla Kinross
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:19 pm

From https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangea ... inefalcons
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©Gris Adriana
Marri and Barru, we don't know where you are now but everybody wishes to you the best :rh: :rh: :bye 1:
a good and long life ( :luck: :luck: ) a full crop every days, fly high and freely marvelous birds
We :rh: you so much
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Re: Random Falcon Nests and News

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Dec 12, 2023 4:38 am

From https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject
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:brknhrt: :cry1: Savanna :cry1: :brknhrt:
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