Newman is back at Great Spirit Bluff! Cam Op Spish got photos this morning that confirmed the two distinctive pale marks on the back of his head. It was great to see him! To watch this site, go to https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/gsb-falcons/ or https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/falcon-nest-cam. Male peregrines commonly arrive at their nesting grounds before females. We should see him begin loudly vocalizing and doing a little fancy-flying – look for a little tail-wiggle as he swoops in front of the bluff – about
We have your Monday Nestflix Mega-roll! We’re looking forward to another egg at Xcel Fort St. Vrain sometime today and crossing our talons for an eggciting week at both Decorah nests, although we’re a little egg-asperated with the forecast for Monday and Tuesday! We have a lot packed into today’s megaroll, so take your time and enjoy the videos and information! Floridians especially, make sure to check out the last item in our odds and ends. I think you’ll enjoy it!
It should be an egg-citing week for all of us! Ma FSV is spending a lot of time on her nest, often a sign that egg-laying is near, and eagles at both Decorah nests are working hard to finish last-minute pre-egg tasks – raising the crib rails, removing snow, loosening and aerating the nestcup, and bringing in piles of soft material for their egglets to be. Last year’s egg-laying schedule looked like this: Ma Fort St. Vrain laid her first
It was a tough year at Great Spirit Bluff. A great horned owl killed falcon Kira on June 9 and a blackfly swarm drove falcon Carson from the nest on June 11. Our camera operators quickly found his spunky screeing self in the brush below the nest. We verified he was alright and settled down to watch as Mom Michelle and Dad Newman dropped a veritable buffet of bird parts on his head and chased away the potential predators that
Thank you so much for your support on #GivingTuesday! You donated $10,708 to support our work yesterday. This will go a long way towards buying equipment, upgrading power on the Flyway, and expanding our educational program. From the very bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you. We couldn’t do it without you!