Thanks Glenn, that was really helpful! I hope that I will get lucky!


On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 9:40 PM, Glenn Olsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Molly,
> I was in Duluth leading a tour and made 4 trips to try and find the
> Gyrfalcon.  Most people were seeing it on the catwalk structure of the
> "Peavy" grain elevator. I never saw it there.  I went around noon, mid
> afternoon, and evening.
> Finally saw the bird around 7:00 am but not on the Peavy elevators.
> As you drive over to Superior on 535, just after you cross the water, look
> to your Right and you will see a large building with an American flag on
> the top. It is the tallest building. I do not know the name of the
> building, but it is the tallest and has the flag on it.
> The bird was first seen from over on the Peavy side. It was on the east
> wall of the building. I could tell it was a falcon but not sure if a
> Gyrfalcon or a Peregrine. It was perched on a small extension from the
> building with a red light on the end. However, he flew around to the side
> (south) and disappeared.
> We drove over to look for it.  As we were standing and scanning facing the
> southwest corner of the building we say it fly out from the building. It
> made a couple of passes and flew back toward the building. It perched on
> some yellow railings about 1/4 of the way down from the top of the
> building. These railings were nearly flush with the sides of the building.
> The light extension that he was originally on was not visible from the
> south side of the building.
> You will need to scan carefully. If we had not seen him flying we may have
> missed seeing him, he was that well concealed. He made a couple more flight
> excursions, returning to the same perch that had a little sunlight shinning
> on it. It appeared the birds was catching some rays.
> Good Luck
> Glenn Olsen
> Houston, TX
> > On Mar 9, 2015, at 8:15 PM, Molly Tuma <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all! I am heading up north this coming weekend, and I heard that there
> > was a Gyrfalcon in Superior, WI. Does anyone have more info on it?
> Thanks!
> >
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