GSB Falcons and Blogs

2019 Great Spirit Bluff Wrap-up

August 5, 2019: Carson at Great Spirit Bluff

Thanks for watching with us at Great Spirit Bluff this season! From Carson’s return through Kira’s death, we watched a lot of highs and lows this year. We cheered Michelle on through a rough incubation season, celebrated new life when hatch began on May 12, and watched the two young falcons become best pals. We mourned when Kira was killed by a Great Horned Owl on June 9, watched Carson abandon the nest box on June 11 following an intense

July 18: Nestflix roundup!

July 16, 2019: Mom hanging our in Decorah

We’re scrambling to get ready for ATF, but we wanted to share some extremely cool videos of a bald eagle/sandhill crane interaction on the Flyway, another look at Mom and the sub-adult, some great footage of both North eagles, and a nice look at Carson. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Thanks to our camera operators and videomakers for their hard work capturing and sharing the natural world with all of us, and to you

Friday Night Flicks!

July 12, 2019: Carson at Great Spirit Bluff

Decorah and Decorah North Eagles We got a nice long look at Mom on the ninth, which led to a lot of concerned questions about her appearance. Read this blog for more information: https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/07/12/is-mom-decorah-okay/ 07/09/2019: Mom’s feature film – https://youtu.be/uCpI4X-cW5s. Our first good look at Mom for weeks; still lots of flies bothering her, but she stays on camera for over an hour. This is a long video, but we’ve been waiting a long time to see her. 07/09/2019: Flyby

An Update at Great Spirit Bluff

07/08/19: Carson at Great Spirit Bluff

From RRP Director John Howe: A report on the Great Spirit Bluff falcons Our peregrine falcon monitoring activities are completed for the season, except for the occasional call from a concerned caretaker about a fledgling making it to the ground and navigating its new surroundings. We have the added benefit of watching Carson, our lone surviving falcon at Great Spirit Bluff, and his parents, Michelle and Newman, on camera until he disperses. What a tremendous asset this live cam has

July 8: Videos from Decorah, Decorah North, GSB, and the Flyway!

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We’re not seeing much of our eagles right now, but I’ve posted the few videos we could get. Looking for something to watch? The GSB and Flyway cams are both very active right now as Carson hones his hunting and flying skills, and birds take advantage of the sandbar and dropping water levels to rest and feed. It’s a great place to see sandhill cranes, great blue herons, ducks, eagles, and wading birds of all kinds! Don’t miss the lovely

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