Tag Archives: Falcons

Falcon news and brews

We last left our falcons with a new female in town unsure if the 2017/2016 female, “Valcor”  (b/g) N/22, would reclaim her nest site or if she would succumb to the new unbanded female. “Bartell,” (b/blu) 41/A, sat idly by as the females sorted out the battle for the nest site. It is not … [More]

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Banding of the Falcons

On Tuesday, June 6th our 2017 Peregrine Falcon eyases were banded. In honor of the 2017 Briess Retirees, the four eyases have been named:

Schwarz – after Jim Schwarz from the Chilton Malthouse (Retired May 2017 after 45 years of service)

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Happy belated Mother’s Day to Valcor, as the first egg hatches

Click below to watch the LIVE Feed from the falcon nest box atop the Briess Manitowoc Grain Elevator.

 

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And then there were four

On Saturday, April 15, “Valcor” (b/g) N/22 laid her fourth egg. This will probably be the last egg laid this year, making the estimated hatch dates May 17-19, 2017. Peregrine falcons typically lay 3 or 4 eggs each season. Slightly smaller than a chicken egg, the eggs are speckled with dark to… [More]

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The first egg has been laid

On Sunday, April 9, “Valcor” (b/g) N/22 laid her first egg. This is Valcor’s second year at the Manitowoc nest site. Her new mate appears to be “Bartell” (b/blu) 41/A, produced in 2015 at the MG&E nest site in Madison, WI. Last week, there was a territorial battle with who, we believe,… [More]

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