By Smitha Pisharam As fall colors get vibrant on Great Spirit bluff and flyway, Newman and Zooey are getting ready to migrate south or may already have left the area (both were last seen on cam on the 2nd of October). Wishing Newman and Zooey safe travels! We hope you enjoy this lovely GSB 2021 wrap-up, walk down the memory lane video! https://youtu.be/BzaVFKIjaEA #RaptorResourceProject #RRP #GreatSpiritBluff #GSB #ExploreOrg #PeregrineFalcons #falcons
Happy Sunday, everyone! While we ramp up to turning on our eagle cams (if you missed the announcement, we’ll be turning on the Decorah North and Decorah Eagle cams on Saturday, October 9, at 12:00 central time), we’re watching the Mississippi Flyway and Cornell’s migration forecasts. Today, we’ve got bald eagles, sandhill cranes, a quick kickbox, and Newman and a turkey vulture at Great Spirit Bluff. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we do! Mississippi Flyway October
Happy Flyway Fri-yay! We have videos from the Flyway and GSB, plus a few interesting odds and ends for everyone to enjoy. Thanks so much for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring! While our eagle cams will be down until early October, our Flyway and GSB cams are live and catching some lovely and fascinating interactions. We hope to see you at Eagle College! https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/ and https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/eagle-valley/. Mississippi Flyway September 2, 2021: GBH Upright and Spread Wing Display –
Zooey and Newman have been at the bluff today. We have not seen Chance, however we have notice of a young banded falcon out on the Flyway…could it be her??
How long do peregrine falcons live and/or reproduce? This question was inspired by a discussion in the Midwest banding group last week. Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society shared a Facebook post about Hunter, a 21-year old male peregrine falcon who was rescued in Toronto, Canada. Hunter is the oldest known wild-producing falcon in North America: https://www.facebook.com/Canadian-Peregrine-Foundation-149280041803853/. The Manitoba Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project followed up with the story of Princess, a 19-year old falcon who was rescued in Winnipeg,