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MN / Moorhead - 2017-21
« on: June 14, 2017, 19:17 »
2017 NESTING SEASON

This story is a bit confusing in that I believe these are wild-hatched chicks and the story makes it sound like they are captive-bred and being hacked from this site.  When I have more details confirmed, will post them here.


Rare falcons make themselves at home at Moorhead beer plant
By Sarah Rudlang / 9 Jun 2017 / WDAY



MOORHEAD—2 rare, baby peregrine falcons are now calling the Anheuser Busch Plant in Moorhead home.  After building the nest four years ago, the plant welcomed two baby girl falcons; naming them Stella and Fiona.  On Friday, the birds were tagged and received a clean bill of health.  The bird is extremely rare in the region, North Dakota only has two known nests in the entire state.

Busch says they built the nest four years ago and are excited to finally have a falcon family. "I did not know myself how rare peregrine falcons are to the region, so to have two live chicks today named Stella and Fiona, it's a pretty neat thing to contribute to the community." Alan Slater of Busch Agricultural Resources tells us.

The Busch plant says the birds will also help to keep other birds away from their tower.



Source: http://www.wday.com/news/north-dakota/4281161-rare-falcons-make-themselves-home-moorhead-beer-plant

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Re: Minnesota - Moorhead - 2017 / Walsh & Miracle
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 12:02 »
Got the confirmation this morning - Miracle, Annie's (and Dakota Ace's) former mate from Fargo is now the resident female in Moorhead and her mate is a kid of Terminator's and Roosevelt's from Grand Forks by the name of Walsh.

Miracle - 2004 wild-hatch from the Sherco Plant in Becker MN

parents:  Seminoe (1999 Prairie Island MN) & unbanded male
siblings: Crystal, Ben, Ryu, Magic, Slugger, Angel, Jasmine & Hotshot
offspring w Dakota Ace in Fargo:  Duke, Russert*, Audry-Jean, Sandy*, Crest, Harrison, Jolicoeur*, Governor, Peace, Lone Ranger & National Champion
offspring w Annie in Fargo: Marv*, Happy, Sandy, Jack*,
offspring w Walsh in Moorhead: Stella & Fiona

grandparents:  Seminoe - unnamed female (1993 St Paul MN) & unbanded male
                         unbanded male - unknown origins

great-grandparents:  unnamed female - Comet (1988 Virginia MI) & Maverick (1988 Rochester MN)
                                  unbanded male - unknown origins

great x2 grandparents:  Comet - parents were captive-bred & she was hack-released
                                       Maverick  - parents were captive-bred & he was hack-released


Walsh - 2012 wild-hatch from the UND Water Tower in Grand Forks ND

parents: Terminator (2006 McKenzie Seeds, Brandon MB) & Roosevelt (2007 Bank of the West, Fargo ND)
siblings: Ozzie, Ethel, Alice*, Smiley*, Clifford, Lex, Lux, Ansel, Eve, Beverley, Alexander, Frances, George, Anson, Stella, Maya, Myra, Lewis, Nelson, Malala, Helen, Clifton, Ali, David & Marilyn
offspring w Miracle in Moorhead: Stella & Fiona

grandparents: Terminator - Holly (2003 Fargo) & Zeus (1995 Brandon MB) at McKenzie Seeds
                        Roosevelt - Frieda (2001 Alma WI) & Dakota Ace (1997 Sioux Falls SD)

great-grandparents: Holly - Frieda (2001 Alma WI) & Dakota Ace (1997 Sioux Falls SD)
                                  Zeus - Phoebe (1991 Radisson, Winnipeg MB) & Mufasa (1991 McKenzie Seeds, Brandon MB)
                                  Frieda - Alma (1996 Mason City IA) & Gamma (1997 Prairie Island MN)
                                  Dakota Ace - parents were captive-bred & he was hack-released

great x2 grandparents: Frieda - Alma (1996 Mason City IA) & Gamma (1997 Prairie Island MN)
                                      Dakota Ace - parents were captive-bred & he was hack-released 
                                      Phoebe - Maud (1983 Minneapolis MN) & Pop (1986 Winnipeg MB)
                                      Mufasa - parents were captive-bred (CWS) & he was hack-released
                                      Alma - parents were captive-bred & she was hack-released                                           
                                      Gamma - unnamed female (1993 St Paul MN) & Malin (1993 Minneapolis MN)

great x3 grandparents: Alma - parents were captive-bred & she was hack-released                                           
                                      Gamma - unnamed (1993 St Paul MN) & Malin (1993 Minneapolis MN)
                                      Maud - MF-1 (1986 Minneapolis MN) & Billy-Ray (Weaver Dunes MN)                                   
                                      unnamed female - Comet (1988 Virginia MI) & Maverick (1988 Rochester MN)
                                      Malin - MF-1 (1986 Minneapolis MN) & Will (1987 Rochester MN)

great x4 grandparents:  MF-1 - parents were captive-bred (CWS) & she was hack-released **
                                       Billy-Ray - parents were captive-bred & he was hack-released
                                       Comet - parents were captive-bred & she was hack-released
                                       Maverick  - parents were captive-bred & he was hack-released
                                       Will - parents were captive-bred & he was hack-released


* birds that are in/have been in Manitoba nesting or visiting or are nesting with a Manitoba-related bird elsewhere.

** MF-1 came out of the CWS breeding program & she is our Maud's mother - Maud was the first Radisson female & all our wild-produced chicks are related to Maud in one way or another.

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Re: Minnesota / Moorhead - 2017 / Walsh & Miracle
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 18:48 »
There is good news today about one of this year's juvies from the Moorhead nest.

Peregrine Falcon born in Moorhead, spotted in Louisiana

(WDAY)—A happy update to a story about our two baby peregrine falcons that were born this summer at the Anheuser Busch Plant in Moorhead.

Fiona the falcon now more fully grown into her feathers, was spotted by a bird watcher in Louisiana!

Above is video from June of Stella and Fiona when they were tagged and given a clean bill of health.

Peregrine falcons rare in the region, there are only two known nests in North Dakota.

The Urban Raptor Project says Fiona has a high chance of survival now that she's migrated south for the winter.

No word yet on where Stella has flown off to.


Short video is at the link below:

http://www.wday.com/news/4377365-peregrine-falcons-born-moorhead-spotted-louisiana

One of the birds is banded black/red C/83, but I'm not sure which one. I have not yet found the other band number.

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Minnesota - Moorhead - 2018 / Walsh & Susan
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 13:58 »
2018 NESTING SEASON

2017 chicks
Stella was banded black/red C/83
Fiona was banded black/red C/84

Fiona, C/84, was photographed on 11/4/17 about eight miles east of Cameron, Louisiana. She was photographed again on 1/20/18 about twenty miles northeast of Cameron, Louisiana. On 1/20/18 she was no longer wearing her USFWS silver band.

2018

As far as I know, Miracle and Walsh are still the resident pair. This year, they raised one chick.

From the Midwest Peregrine Society:

On a photography page for Minnesota birders, member Matt Sorum posted a great image of a HY bird. From the photos, we were able to identify the bird as b/r K/98. He was a male peregrine banded at the Moorhead Malt Plant on 6/26/, about 24 days old at banding and the Moorhead folks named him Wingo Starr.

There are some beautiful photos of Wingo Starr with this update. The photos are copyright, but this is the (long) link:

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Re: Minnesota - Moorhead - 2018 / Walsh & Susan
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 17:40 »
2018

As far as I know, Miracle and Walsh are still the resident pair. This year, they raised one chick.

Actually, Walsh & Susan raised 3 male chicks in 2018 - Wingo Starr, Clyde & Bud. 
Not sure why it was reported that there was only one ... but we have it corrected now  ;D

Susan was hatched in Winona, Minnesota in 2015

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Minnesota - Moorhead - 2019 / Walsh & Susan
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 17:42 »
2019 NESTING SEASON

Walsh & Susan are back in Moorhead ... 4 chicks this year who were banded on 13 June 2019.
More news on gender and names when they are made public!
(photos too if there are any floating around)

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MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 19:23 »
2021 NESTING SEASON

New Great River Energy Falcon Cam link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9--zAD-jyc&ab_channel=GreatRiverEnergy


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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2021, 07:12 »
The link in the above post does not work at the moment. There was also a cam for inside the box, maybe they are testing their system. I guess just wait and see what happens.  ???
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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2021, 15:45 »

This may change again

New link ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcV5xJH2SbY&ab_channel=GreatRiverEnergy

It appears to be live. Hard to tell until there are vehicles seen on both the left and right of the building that houses this nest. Thanks for sharing this link, RCF!  ;D

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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2021, 16:43 »
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It appears to be live. Hard to tell until there are vehicles seen on both the left and right of the building that houses this nest. Thanks for sharing this link, RCF!  ;D


The highway is on the left side of cam view, there is a red car going by.  It's a very small window!  ;D

 

The box cam looks like this but is not steaming.....maybe after the eggs are laid they will switch.



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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2021, 11:56 »

This may change again

New link ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcV5xJH2SbY&ab_channel=GreatRiverEnergy

It appears to be live. Hard to tell until there are vehicles seen on both the left and right of the building that houses this nest. Thanks for sharing this link, RCF!  ;D

new link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EawD4aR7Bqg&ab_channel=GreatRiverEnergy

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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2021, 14:22 »
They keep changing the link but now there is a view within a view!  :)  and there are three eggs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6-27_wU9C4&ab_channel=GreatRiverEnergy

 
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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2021, 17:34 »
RCF I appreciate this post so much!  I have not been able to find this nest for over a week now.  So frustrating.   One of my longtime favorites.

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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2021, 17:37 »
RCF I appreciate this post so much!  I have not been able to find this nest for over a week now.  So frustrating.   One of my longtime favorites.

It may change again but hope not!   :) ???

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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2021, 16:11 »
RCF I appreciate this post so much!  I have not been able to find this nest for over a week now.  So frustrating.   One of my longtime favorites.

It may change again but hope not!   :) ???
New link    ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVZHIdHVu5M&ab_channel=GreatRiverEnergy

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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2021, 11:53 »
Thanks RCF!

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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2021, 10:31 »
RCF I appreciate this post so much!  I have not been able to find this nest for over a week now.  So frustrating.   One of my longtime favorites.

I sent you a pm irenekl.  :)

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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2021, 14:58 »


I sent you a pm irenekl.  :)
Hi RCF,  I can’t find a pm from you.   I must be looking in the wrong place ???    Where do I find it?


Main page at the top where it says My Messages, you can send a message or read one. Mouse over it or just click on it.


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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
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Re: MN / Elk River - 2021 / ? & ?
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2021, 20:14 »
Thanks again RCF!   I’m not sure who’s on the eggs this evening but thinking it might be dad as he is having trouble keeping the eggs underneath.  He/she is hunched up high like there must be at least 8 under there.  He continuously loses track of at least one of them. 

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