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Old 10-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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I hardly had the camera out of its case today when we set out to find raptors, and I said to Roger (driving) "There's the hawk tree" on the turn for the ramp to the interstate. "And there's a hawk!"

I shot quickly, the camera not yet set for "shutter priority" which would have allowed me to stop the action better, but I caught this:
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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Wow, Sage. You and Raptors are like bread and butter; you go together.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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Yes they do. I love looking at her photo albums to peek at what she might have added.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:56 PM   #4
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Great action shot!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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We had an exciting day today! A Peregrine falcon pair I documented this past spring, got a new nestbox! We took the DEC person to the tower at Central Terminal last spring after the banding of other Peregrines and she witnessed aerial displays and mating activity. This led to today's nestbox installation, while the Pefa pair were observing the event from higher perches or circling the tower.
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More pix of the event are on this Web Album

They'll be on the blog soon too!
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she witnessed aerial displays and mating activity. This led to today's nestbox installation
hmmmmmm Because the birds weren't bashful and made out in front of the government person, they got a new apartment.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:30 PM   #7
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Yep! Workin' the system!
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:36 PM   #8
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Connie, our DEC Pefa person, got our UB box up this year, and we're getting a box at the Grand Island south bridges, and a new (to replace a dangerously placed) box on the Grand Island north bridges, and an existing active box downtown, so next spring we will have FIVE active nestboxes in Buffalo plus a mating pair in the Niagara gorge! Roger and I will be so busy next spring to summer because most won't have cams. Yikes!
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Indianapolis has set up nesting boxes for peregrin falcons. Check out the site, it has nest cams.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:13 PM   #10
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Thanks, milkweed!
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