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Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« on: March 11, 2017, 23:43 »
And we are up and running ... first bird spotted at a nestbox this year at 1445h today ...



... from what I could see of his band, I think it was Hart - looked like him too.  Last year he arrived after Princess and Smiley were back at the Radisson and he hung at West Winnipeg until Faith arrived and then there was a bunch of canoodling before he was "escorted" out by Ty and he went back to Logan to be with Joli.

First birds last year were Princess and Smiley at the Radisson on March 10th.  Same first bird back date the previous year.  In 2014 however, first bird didn't arrive until March 23rd and Hart wasn't back until April 2nd.


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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 05:05 »
It has been a long winter, but now the long wait for their return has ended. Welcome home! Let the season begin!
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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 08:23 »
Well it may be Hart, but you of all people know the rules...as you always remind me, lol.
Need to get a confirmed band #...just sayin !

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 09:59 »
Wonderful!!  I was wondering if anyone had come home yet given the strange weather and other nests laying early this year. 

I await Princess, will she come back this year...I hope so!  :-*

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 11:10 »
Exciting news.  Any updates on Beatrix?  Will She be able to be released?

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 11:19 »
Yay!! ;D

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 10:27 »
Come on back Princess, you can do it!! :)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 12:26 »
Woohoo! ;D

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 17:32 »
Hoping for the return of Princess, too!  

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 15:54 »
Better rest up Tracey, you won't get much rest from now on...

Welcome back, feathered friend.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 13:43 »
I knew I should have checked before now! Soooo hoping for Princess to return.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 22:26 »
the Hotel had some interlopers today.  Dennis and I were there to add some new gravel to the nestbox - we'd taken most the gravel out last year and decided to hold off replacing it last fall because it would be frozen solid at this time of the year and given that Smiley is a rather poor scrape maker, we thought we'd wait until spring (aka now) and add new, dry, unfrozen gravel so that if Smiley returned (never a given any bird will return) that he would perhaps have an easier time of making a scrape and if Princess returned, that she would choose the nestbox over the nestledge ... she hasn't been there for a while so anything that helps keep her in the box is a good thing.  Knock on wood she returns and chooses the nestbox.  But we weren't the only interlopers, looks like we have two more birds in town - both look to be females. One I will definitely need to read the band number on, there are more than a couple of possibilities.  The other one, I'm pretty sure I know who it is but I'd like love to get a second look ... perhaps tomorrow she'll still be around and cooperative.  Oh, and the male that has been around since last Saturday is definitely Hart.  What I can say is that Princess is definitely not home yet but it is early days yet, this is about when our birds start to return and with the warmer weather over the next two weeks we have more returnees very soon ...

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 23:27 »
Hip hip hooray! Such goods news that some PF's are back! The season has begun!  :D

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 00:15 »
Princess is worth waiting for!

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 09:28 »
Bird is sitting on the east side Hydro sign in the morning sun.  Too far away to say who it might be.  Know that a bird has been in/out of the box a couple of times this morning and though it is probably Hart but if new birds are starting to arrive, I'm going to hedge my bets when I can't actually read the band and say that it looks very much like Hart  ;)