GSB Falcons and Blogs

March 1, 2022: Eagles, Falcons, Owls, and Raccoon

February 28, 2022: Newman

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!

February 18, 2022: Handsome Mr. North

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 it happen? Eggs, falcons, ice-out, and snowy owls!

February 16, 2021: DNF's first egg

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

Nestflix: Videos and news from Decorah, Decorah North, the Flyway, and GSB!

January 21,2022: Mr. North gleams in the bright winter sunlight

Grab something warm, wrap yourself in a blanket, and get ready for some wonderful videos from Decorah North, Decorah, and the Mississippi Flyway. I love all of these videos, but don’t miss the North fish chase, the beautiful subadult eagle, or the stunning video of Mr. North! We’re still seeing short-eared owls on the Flyway and I hope to write a little bit more about them tomorrow. Eagles and falcons and owls, oh my! Decorah North January 24, 2022: Mr.

Falcons at Great Spirit Bluff: reading and reporting peregrine falcon band numbers

January 22: Unknown falcon at Great Spirit Bluff

We saw two falcons at Great Spirit Bluff over the weekend: an unbanded female and a banded black/red male. We don’t know who they were, although the black/red male wasn’t Newman. Did they originate north of Great Spirit Bluff or wander up from La Crosse, a little over five miles downstream? Without band numbers, we can’t know for sure, but eBird can help us explore wintering peregrines in La Crosse! Ebird Reports Between 2002 and 2021, bird watchers reported fifteen

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