I just downloaded the Raptor Resource 2008 Project Banding Report (how's that for a little light reading?), and I found the following:

"We removed the High Bridge stack nest box after the 2007 nesting season. Xcel Energy was converting from a coal facility to natural gas turbine operation, and planned to raze the stack some time in early 2008. We installed a replacement nest box on the nearby ADM stackhouse, but it appears that the falcons chose to nest under the nearby High Bridge instead."

All spring we watched and waited, and the birds were there all along! I'll get in touch with the folks at Xcel and Raptor Resource and see what we can do about watching the peregrines during the 2009 nesting season.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

drake's picture
drake says:

wow

posted on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:33am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

cant find falcons in any picture!

posted on Fri, 07/02/2010 - 7:58pm

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