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Marv, a year-old peregrine banded as a hatchling last spring in Fargo, first was observed early last week atop the UND water tower. Grand Forks birder Dave Lambeth used a zoom lens to take this photo.

Raptor expert observes Grand Forks peregrines mating


It looks as if Grand Forks will be doing its part to add to the recovering peregrine falcon population.

A year-old male dubbed “Marv” when he was banded last spring in Fargo showed up at the UND water tower about 10 days ago to court “Terminator,” a female peregrine that has nested in Grand Forks since 2008.

Terminator was hatched in 2006 in Brandon, Man., and showed up in Grand Forks as a 2-year-old.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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