And then there were two! We have two peregrine falcon hatchlings at Great Spirit Bluff this morning and a third egg appears to be starting! Hatch number one happened at around 11:00 PM CT and hatch number two happened this morning at 6:06 AM CT. Congratulations to Newman and Zooey on another year at Great Spirit Bluff! 🎉🐣 Videos May 12, 2022: Second egg hatched and Newman meets them: https://youtu.be/3y44fxG5Zqw May 11, 2022: Eyass #1 hatched: https://youtu.be/9vjsT7R7vW4 Live stream https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/gsb-falcons/
Hatch has started at our peregrine falcon nests! We have three hatchlings at Xcel Energy’s High Bridge plant in St. Paul, MN; four hatchlings at Dairyland Power’s Alma facility in Alma, WI; and four hatchlings at Great River Energy’s Elk River plant in Elk River, MN. Watch for hatch this week at: Minnesota Power Hibbard (estimated hatch date: Monday, May 10) Great Spirit Bluff (estimated hatch date: Tuesday, May 10) You can watch Great Spirit Bluff here: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/gsb-falcons/ or here:
Tonight’s mega-movie roll features eagles, falcons, owls, and a racoon! At the North nest, DNF and Mr. North are deep into incubation, which means we’re getting wonderful looks at their faces, feathers, and incubatory behavior. Zooey and Newman are both in residence at Great Spirit Bluff, along with nesting bald eagles, great horned owls, and a curious raccoon. I loved all these videos, but I especially enjoyed DNF’s nighttime wingslap, a beautiful look at Zooey, the rock-climbing raccoon (free soloing,
Eagles, eggs, and Season Two of The [Falcon] Bachelor! The weather outside is frightful, but the Decorah North eagles and falcons at Great Spirit Bluff remind us that spring is just around the corner. I loved all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed seeing Mr. North’s sticky gift and incubatory insistence, Mom devouring breakfish on N1, and a beautiful visitor at Great Spirit Bluff. While we haven’t confirmed Newman’s arrival yet, female falcon Geisler was definitely interested in something!
When will the eagles lay eggs? When will falcons come back? When will Snowy Owls leave? Your questions, answered! Check the quick and easy schedule below or read on to get the details! Want to help us log spring migrants on the Flyway? Share your sightings on our Facebook page, Instagram, or explore.org’s snapshot gallery. Please @raptorresource on Facebook and Instagram, and tag with #springmigration2022 on all platforms. You can also email photos and sightings to [email protected] Remember to include