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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

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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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