GSB Falcons and Blogs

Falcon news: Eggs and hatch guesstimates!

Newman at Great Spirit Bluff

Falcons are laying eggs all over! Here’s the tally so far, along with some hatch guesstimations. Hatch usually happens 33 days after the first egg, although it can be a tiny bit earlier or a little later. Great Spirit Bluff: Michelle and Newman Michelle has laid four eggs Hatch guesstimate: Friday, May 10 Dairyland Power Genoa: Peta and Marcelle Peta has laid four eggs Hatch guesstimate: Saturday, May 4 Dairyland Power Alma: Adeline and Kiwi Adeline

April 5, 2019: News and Nestflix!

April 5, 2019: DM2 and D32

Let’s start with a nest round-up! We have one eaglet in Decorah and are waiting for hatch on the second egg. D32 has a healthy appetite and has been working on its feeding and food coma skills today! DM2 hasn’t fed his nestling eaglet yet, but he has brought in fish and done his share of brooding (when Mom allowed it). We have one eaglet at Decorah North. In case you missed the announcement, DN10 did not make it past

March 26: Nest news and Nestflix round-up!

March 26: Mom settles over the eggs

The Xcel Fort Saint Vrain eagles hatched their first egg last night at 9:43 PM MT! We start hatch watch in Decorah North on March 30th and hatch watch in Decorah on March 31st – although keep in mind that hatch could start a little earlier or a little later. We don’t know which egg broke in Decorah, so that could impact hatch timing as well. Once we have a pip, we’ll let everyone know! We’re also looking for an

3/19/19: Video Round-Up

03/18/19: Pelicans come back!

Tonight’s video round-up features the Great Spirit Bluff cam and the birds of the Flyway! Michelle eats a little breakfeather, Newman copulates on the fly, American White Pelicans raft on ice, and bald eagles skate – or at least stand side by side on the ice. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! I know that I’m having a hard time deciding what to watch right now! Great Spirit Bluff Falcons 3/18/19: Michelle’s first breakfast –

March 14, 2019: Nest news and Nestflix!

03/14/19: Mom in the rain

Falcons are coming back all over the place! Newman returned to GSB on February 15th. He was temporarily joined by an unbanded female falcon that forum users christened ‘Cheeky’, but Michelle returned today and presumably showed the interloper the door! Ice-out is imminent on the Flyway cam and watchers are reporting hearing Canada Geese and other birds as spring tide starts flowing northward along the Big River. Worried about mice in our eagle nests? They are not a threat to

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