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Minnesota - Moorhead - 2017 / Walsh & Miracle
« on: June 14, 2017, 19:17 »
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.