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

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6sfWlMVAAAfLwE.jpg)

... 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.

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG 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!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis 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 !
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly 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!  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: newchick on March 12, 2017, 11:10
Exciting news.  Any updates on Beatrix?  Will She be able to be released?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on March 12, 2017, 11:19
Yay!! ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 13, 2017, 10:27
Come on back Princess, you can do it!! :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: dupre501 on March 13, 2017, 12:26
Woohoo! ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bcbird on March 15, 2017, 17:32
Hoping for the return of Princess, too!  
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on March 16, 2017, 15:54
Better rest up Tracey, you won't get much rest from now on...

Welcome back, feathered friend.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Shocka88 on March 19, 2017, 13:43
I knew I should have checked before now! Soooo hoping for Princess to return.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick 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 ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Kinderchick on March 19, 2017, 23:27
Hip hip hooray! Such goods news that some PF's are back! The season has begun!  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bcbird on March 20, 2017, 00:15
Princess is worth waiting for!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick 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  ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on March 21, 2017, 07:46
Peregrine Gallery 2017 has been created so bookmark the page...photos will be added as they become available.

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/peregrines_2017

Cheers !
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 21, 2017, 12:44
Saw somebirdie sitting on the west nest last night at 7pm, surveying the kingdom.  ;D - Brrrr, it was cold and windy. Hope he/she spent the night inside the box!! :)
Can't wait to find out who's back!!  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: birdnut on March 22, 2017, 09:26
I was downtown for the Jets game last night. 
Some very dark birdie was sitting on the nesting box for a good 1/2 hour around 6:00.
Then a little while later he/she was sitting on the southeast corner of the hydro building
overlooking the construction site.
The construction crew at True North were still working - could almost see birdie saying,
"so what are you guys up to now?
Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 22, 2017, 11:49
Saw a bird sitting on the west nest at 7:10pm last night - and again at 9:40am this morning. - Whoever this is - they seem to have taken a liking to our prime spot!  ;) - Where are you Princess?  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 22, 2017, 13:11
Princess is definitely not in town and we haven't seen hide nor hair of Smiley either.

Hart and Joli are the pair making themselves at home at the Radisson over the last few days.  Joli seems to have driven out another bird that we are 99% sure is Spencer out of the territory on the weekend.  Didn't seem to be much of a fuss over that, the bird we are pretty sure was Spencer was at the Radisson and then an hour later, it was Joli.  Better part of valour on we-believe-Spencer's part given that Hart is around to back Joli up, not that Joli needs much backing up.  Joli proved that just before lunch when into town flew Faith and she made a beeline for the Radisson nestbox and she and Joli had a no-holds-barred knock-down, drag-out fight - actually 3 fights in the nestbox and who knows what kind of aerial combat.  Both seemed to be without obvious injury after their last round in the nestbox - no blood that I could see on feet, feathers or faces so hopefully it was more sound and fury than injurious.  Both birds have flown off - Joli has been back a couple of times so who knows.  Faith and Joli are very equally-matched, can't say it will be the last fight over the nestbox between these two.

This is the kind of spring excitement I could do without ....
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 22, 2017, 13:36
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7iuTegVwAAJBMm.jpg)

Both of these females are large and unwilling to back down without a fight.  Lots of foot holding, a bit of biting on the beaks, yelling and posturing but neither looked to have blood on them when the last fight ended.  Both birds seem to have flown away without any trouble.  Joli has been back to the box a couple of times and looked okay.  Princess had a hum-dinger of a fight a few years ago and she looked injured but was able to fly and after a couple of days of resting at and in the nestbox (without disturbance) she was right as rain.  Both Joli and Faith are younger so I think they should be fine.

And yes, we have let the rehab organizations know that the birds are back in town and to let us know if they receive any peregrines.
And yes, we are keeping a close eye on all our cameras to see who turns up where and how they look.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 22, 2017, 13:50
Oh wow, it sounds like Hart & Joli have staked their claim. - First time Princess isn't the obvious resident at the Radisson.  :( - I hate to think what might happen if she shows up now - Yikes.  :o - Fingers crossed all goes well all around!!!  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on March 22, 2017, 14:24
Yikes!  Would Princess have to fight one or both of these young females, TPC, or would they concede to the resident grande dame if/when she returns?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 22, 2017, 14:32
Yikes!  Would Princess have to fight one or both of these young females, TPC, or would they concede to the resident grande dame if/when she returns?

I don't think anyone will concede to anyone if Princess turns up ... at this point I think the Hotel is Joli's.  As for what would/will happen if/when Princess arrives home, well, she has held this territory for 12 years and it isn't the first time she's had pretenders to her throne ... we'll just have to see.

It was a serious territorial conflict but for a talons-on fight still looked relatively civilized compared to others I've seen.  That could be good for all the birds involved - or will be involved ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: birdbrain on March 22, 2017, 15:27
Wow, these are exciting times!  I'm glad it appears both birds are ok.  I am wondering why all the birds see the Radisson as the best spot?  It appears to consistently be the first place everyone goes to.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on March 22, 2017, 15:37
I hope that everything can be settled at this nest without injury to anyone. I also hope that Princess returns soon, before either Joli or Faith gets the idea that the nest is theirs. Each of them has a nest of their own to return to.

Come home, Princess!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 22, 2017, 15:39
Wow, these are exciting times!  I'm glad it appears both birds are ok.  I am wondering why all the birds see the Radisson as the best spot?  It appears to consistently be the first place everyone goes to.

Territory has everything they need - food nearby, a nestsite, perching places, places to cache food and places to defend the nestsite from.  This was the first site to be occupied in 1988 and it has been occupied ever since - even when every other nestsite was empty, this site will have a bird at/on it during the nesting season.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: newchick on March 22, 2017, 15:39
Maybe because the Radisson was their original nesting grounds for most involved, or it's the highest, easiest to spot.  I hope Princess and Smiley are just delayed, and will figure out where they will nest if they do return.  It's very early in the season, and the veterans, maybe waiting for warmer weather.  

Whatever the outcome, hopefully there isn't to much ruffling of feathers to cause intervention of the Rehab centre.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on March 22, 2017, 15:45
This was posted yesterday by the Midwest Peregrine Society.

35 Years 's Success!

Today's highlight is celebrating Canada's contribution to peregrine recovery in the Upper Midwest. Since peregrines are such "wanderers", it shouldn't surprise anyone that Canadian birds may head south, in addition to US birds heading north.

Manitoba started releasing peregrines in 1981, and over the next 28 years, over 200 falcons were released to restore the population in the area. The Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (http://www.species-at-risk.mb.ca/pefa/p-recovery.html) works with many agencies to monitor and band peregrines in the Province.

Finally, in 1989, Manitoba had their first successful fledging occur at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel (now the Radisson Hotel Skyline) in downtown Winnipeg. This nesting was the first recorded nesting in Manitoba in over 50 years, something to truly celebrate. Another interesting fact is that the female that nested here was "Maud", the first successful fledge in the Midwest since 1964!

Make sure to follow the recovery efforts at the link below. Thank you Tracy and everyone who works for and supports peregrines in Manitoba. GREAT JOB and continue the work!


https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1594285693933897&id=354352871260525 (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1594285693933897&id=354352871260525)

Nice to see some good recognition for the Winnipeg Peregrine Recovery Project, and very well deserved!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 22, 2017, 16:13

Well that was very nice of the folks at the Midwest Peregrine Society to recognize all our hard work. 
Seems like just yesterday :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 23, 2017, 00:57
Faith came back for another close look at the Radisson nestbox.  She was alone in the box but there were a bunch of very fast fly-bys.  She looked fine and she was fairly obliging in that she stood in front of he camera long enough to get a good look at her.  Now feathers can hide a multitude of sins but she looked and acted none the worse for wear a few hours after her wrestling match with Joli in he nestbox earlier.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on March 23, 2017, 04:36
 :-[ :-[ :-[  I will worry for Princess, I was afraid this would happen.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 23, 2017, 12:19
Faith has decided she REALLY REALLY wants the Radisson nestbox.  Hart hopped in there a while back and then in she popped and they yammered and beaked each other (maybe courting maybe not) right at the back of the box.  Neither gave an inch.  Then he left and she has parted her but with her back to the Radisson wall in the outside part of the nestbox.  She is staking her claim and she's found a spot where she's got a good solid support behind her if Joli returns to press the issue.  So far all quiet ... Joli's been hanging out at the Logan site and by her nestbox there this morning so who knows ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 23, 2017, 13:22
Was just looking out an office window. From a higher floor on Broadway I can see the top of the Radisson and the next box, although it's kinda far away. :-\
I saw 3 birds zooming around the skies above and around the Radisson. - Soaring, darting, swooping, up and down. They seem to be sticking to that area so I'm wondering if there's a territorial battle going on.  ??? - I hope not, and it's too far away to see the birds clearly. Maybe TPC has eyes on it.  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 23, 2017, 14:31
Was just looking out an office window. From a higher floor on Broadway I can see the top of the Radisson and the next box, although it's kinda far away. :-\
I saw 3 birds zooming around the skies above and around the Radisson. - Soaring, darting, swooping, up and down. They seem to be sticking to that area so I'm wondering if there's a territorial battle going on.  ??? - I hope not, and it's too far away to see the birds clearly. Maybe TPC has eyes on it.  8)

No fights in the nestbox today, couple of visits by Faith and Hart but so far all is quiet in the western nestbox!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on March 23, 2017, 17:35
Thank you for all the updates regarding our peregrines as they return, TPC.

I'm happy to hear that Joli has moved along (at least for now) and I hope that Joli and Faith are both OK. It's still early in the season though and things may change once more males arrive!

If Princess should return I certainly don't want her to be faced with a territorial fight; however, I'm doubtful she would be willing to settle for any site other than the one she has owned for so many years.

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on March 23, 2017, 19:45
they always manage to straighten things out and everyone has a place to go. lets us hope this continues.

I will be looking to  see if Princesses daughter returns to us again this year. ours have nto returned as of yet but will be checking agian this weekend

fingers crossed :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 25, 2017, 13:46
Okay, long post here. 

On Wednesday (the 22nd) Faith and Joli had a series of knock-down, drag-out (almost literally) fights in the Radisson nestbox.  Since then there haven't been anymore fights on-camera at any of the nestsites we are monitoring.  Yesterday (24th) Joli was hanging out at her nestbox at Logan much more regularly.  And as Dupre & Cooper have reported Faith had been in West Winnipeg since the Thursday but it wasn't until this morning (Saturday) that she actually turned up on-camera at the nestbox. 

So why the detail about Joli and Faith comings and goings?  Well at noon on Thursday a bird made a very brief visit to the Radisson nestbox and though I can't be sure until it lets me read its band, my feeling is that it is Princess.  So am I breaking my own rule about IDing birds without a band number? Sort of but I hope not really.  Folks are concerned about Faith and Joli fighting and what would happen to the much older Princess when/if she returns, so in the interest of helping folks feel a bit less concerned, I am reporting we have another bird in town and although I'm not sure it is Princess, the bird looks to have the right band combinations on the correct legs and the facial/body markings look right (when it lets me see him/her).  Add to that the behaviour of this new bird - hanging out on the Hydro B (Faith, Joli & Hart haven't done that this year), the JR sign (no one has done that but her), lunching on the east side ledge and hanging out on the west side Radisson sign. And Princess has always been the hardest bird to get a band number on camera - usually we have to rely on Dennis to charm her long enough to get her band number.  Add on top of all that that Faith and Joli have gone back to their own territories - neither one had shown any interest in their own boxes before the 23rd and since then they have both spend hours hanging out there.  Remember, females fight females so though Hart is a trooper, he really isn't any real help during a fight between females in a nestbox. 

We have seen Hart and Faith and Joli and they are all fine, no limping or signs of distress so I am confident that they are doing fine after the dust-up on the Wednesday.  As for the bird I think, might just be Princess at the Radisson, bird is totally serene and unperturbed.  If I am right and it is Princess, sure shows you that there is more to holding a territory than being the first bird home, or be willing to fight.  Sometimes you just need to turn up.

So until we can confirm this new bird's identity, yes, I think, it could, just might, possibly be Princess. And folks can stop being concerned that the fighting over the Radisson will get worse ... it looks like Faith and Joli have retired to their respective corners and the Radisson is currently conflict-free.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on March 25, 2017, 14:49
hoping it is princess as her daughter is home in Edmonton( there again , we have not ID bands but all actions etc, point to her. We will try scoping this weekend)

 :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bcbird on March 25, 2017, 17:45
Ooooooh!  Thank you for that long post, TPC.

I hope it is, I hope it is, I hope it is, Princess!

Maybe we can breathe more easily after all, if three females have settled for three different sites, with only one (that we know of) territorial battle. 
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on March 25, 2017, 19:32
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Princess  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on March 25, 2017, 20:39
I have to confess that I'm shedding a few tears at reading your post, TPC!  Every year that she returns feels like such a gift!

I know, I know..not a positive ID yet, but...but... ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 25, 2017, 21:32
A little off topic, but it is still from the Radisson

Earth Hour 2017 looked like this

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7z5IwpVMAE9Ln2.jpg)  (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7z5NYWVUAA5yjA.jpg)

looking west from the Radisson                                               looking down at the east-side Radisson sign "off"
(and yes, that is the Manitoba Hydro sign lit up which is
 kind of ironic - rest of their building is totally dark though!)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 26, 2017, 12:12
This is a cross-board post that I will post on all three Wpg boards ...

We definitely have females at all three Winnipeg nestsites.  I was able to confirm that at the same time, Joli was at Logan, Faith was at West Winnipeg and a male (Hart confirmed) and "the female we suspect may be Princess" were at the Radisson. 

Hopefully with the south winds yesterday some additional males will turn up as it appears that Hart is trying to do "husbandly" duties himeself - have seen him bowing and displaying with Joli and Princess in the last day and I'm pretty sure Faith was yakking at him from her nestbox not an hour ago.  Not sure Princess wasn't giving him a lecture this morning but Joli was definitely willing to succumb to his worldly wiles and Faith I think is just so darn eager to get going on things that she's not being particularly discriminating ...  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on March 26, 2017, 14:13
He certainly is ambitious  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 26, 2017, 18:30
WOW - If it IS Princess, and the nest was given up to her without a fight- She must really be known by the Peregrine community as the 'Queen' of the Radisson!!  :D - That's incredible!! (Hope it is Princess!)  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on March 27, 2017, 08:14
She is the Queen  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 27, 2017, 11:32
Agreed!!  ;D

Now - Where is Smiley - Or Ivy - Will Princess (If it is her) have yet another mate this year?  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on March 27, 2017, 19:04
males are slower coming usually. you r one that is home may not have gone as far.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on March 30, 2017, 09:00
Have been thinking of Princess for days. Hope she is home again.

Every year, it seems a miracle that our birds migrate such distances, survive the winter and return home.

Nature is not for sissies.

Thanks Tracey for all the updates.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 30, 2017, 15:15
No more news for the past few days. - Either TPC is busy or there aren't any more new ID's or arrivals.  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 31, 2017, 11:11
Its been pretty much the same - female we think is Princess (bird has never wanted to share her band numbers on the webcam) and only male visiting is Hart and maybe-Princess hasn't shown much interest.

Was on the road yesterday so haven't checked the recorder but if/when someone new turns up at the Radisson or West Winnipeg, I will be sure to post!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 31, 2017, 12:24
Maybe 'Maybe Princess' is waiting for Smiley - or Ivy, wouldn't it be fun if he came back!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 31, 2017, 12:36
All Hail the Princess

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8Q7VfNUQAEtvXH.jpg)

yup, finally got a good enough look at her band to be sure
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on March 31, 2017, 12:38
And Hart has a spectacular scrape in the nestbox and Princess took food from him yesterday ... not sure how interested she was in him as a mate (I don't believe we have seen any hankie-pankie between these two), tug-o-war for meal and then she chewed on his toes like she wanted him to leave the box edge ... will try to find some time to download the video.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on March 31, 2017, 13:14
 ;D ;D ;D - Yaaay!!!! - Very happy our Queen is back!!! - AND spending time around the nestbox. :) (East Ledge not an option.  :-X )  ........... Now just wait to see if Hart is the one this season, or if somebirdie else will come back!  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on March 31, 2017, 13:18
So happy to hear that our Radisson Royal has been confirmed and has claimed her nestbox. Thanks TPC!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on March 31, 2017, 13:44
Happy happy happy happy!! ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on March 31, 2017, 15:44
Thank you for the wonderful news that Princess is back, TPC! Also for the great pic. Princess is such a gorgeous falcon!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bcbird on March 31, 2017, 18:06
Yayyyyyyyy!
So happy to know for sure that our Princess is back.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on March 31, 2017, 19:08
We know no Queen but the Queen in the North whose name is Princess!!!  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on April 01, 2017, 11:20
What a trooper! Our Princess is such a tenacious bird. No wonder she has such success with her offspring.

Welcome back :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: MayShowers on April 01, 2017, 15:40
Such great news that Princess is back. I love how the other girls just know this is her domain!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on April 01, 2017, 18:06

Thank you, TPC. I'm relieved to know Princess made it back safely and it's wonderful to see how well our very special peregrine is looking!  ♥ Princess rules! ♥

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on April 01, 2017, 18:27

I'm really missing Smiley and hoping he will return ... wherever he may be.

By the way, TPC, I very much appreciated your decision to share your thoughts regarding Princess being back - in advance of a confirmation; I hope you will do the same in the event that observations suggest Smiley might be back.  :)

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on April 01, 2017, 22:28
Hart is spending a lot of time with Princess at the Radisson.  Today they were in/out of the nestbox pretty much every hour.  Not sure if she's fully invested in him but she's never really chased him off so hard to tell if she's being tolerant or interested.  He's got a very nice scrape going though and Princess has been adding some touches over the last few days so who knows.  Upside is that she doesn't seem repelled by the nestbox, downside is that Hart is not spending time with Joli ... hopefully Smiley or someone will turn up and encourage Hart to go home ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 07, 2017, 14:41
Doing my happy dance. Are we really up and running? Thanks from this phanatic! Will the live cam be activated soon?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: RCF on May 07, 2017, 14:51
Doing my happy dance. Are we really up and running? Thanks from this phanatic! Will the live cam be activated soon?

Here is the link GCG   ;D  https://www.shaw.ca/ShawTV/ShowDetail/Default.aspx?id=53687098595 (https://www.shaw.ca/ShawTV/ShowDetail/Default.aspx?id=53687098595)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 07, 2017, 14:54
Doing my happy dance. Are we really up and running? Thanks from this phanatic! Will the live cam be activated soon?

Here is the link GCG   ;D  https://www.shaw.ca/ShawTV/ShowDetail/Default.aspx?id=53687098595 (https://www.shaw.ca/ShawTV/ShowDetail/Default.aspx?id=53687098595)

Thanks for this, RCF  Without a doubt, you always come through for the forum. ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 08, 2017, 08:12
The Forum's back!!  Woo hoo!!

Title of this stream needs to change, n'est-ce pas?  Now that we know who Princess' new beau is :)

This new look will take a wee bit of getting used to, but I'm so glad our community of phanatics is back!

Thanks TPC and Dennis for making it happen!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 08, 2017, 08:15
And the cam too!!  Can't forget to say thanks for the return of the cam!  It's so wonderful to have the privilege of watching Princess' family again this year :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 08, 2017, 08:18
WoooHooo!!! - Have been waiting and waiting!! - So good to have the forum back!  ;D ;D - AND the Cam too~~!!!?? - Double Monday surprise!! - Fantastic!!!  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Tess on May 08, 2017, 12:28
Thought we must be getting close to hatching so decided to check the Forum and wow, have I missed a lot!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: dupre501 on May 08, 2017, 12:41
So happy the forum and webcam are up and running! ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on May 08, 2017, 13:02
Super duper HAPPY DANCE !  Hello All, the timing is great. A huge thanks to Dennis with his updates and today's message about the falcon cam.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: MayShowers on May 08, 2017, 19:42
I'm so happy the forum is back, I have missed it so much.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Liz on May 08, 2017, 20:43
Forum and camera feed - YAY!!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on May 09, 2017, 06:52
Little hiccup this morning on Shaw TV and the web view...only getting a black screen.
I'm sure the issue will be corrected soon.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 09, 2017, 09:28
Power outage - first one we've had since we started testing the new system.  Fix went smoothly.  All new to the folks at Shaw and as you all know, we rarely have a technical glitch free season  ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Sue on May 09, 2017, 10:48
I seem to have missed a lot.. Could you tell me what is known about the new male.  Haven't been able to find anything.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: dupre501 on May 09, 2017, 12:33
Hi Sue,

TPC was kind enough to keep us updated using twitter, and she posted lots of pictures too. To catch up...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines (https://twitter.com/mbperegrines)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Sue on May 09, 2017, 15:57
Thanks Dupre  I had checked the twitter acct but hadn't gone back far enough.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 11, 2017, 19:37
Is there sound on the cam?  I don't hear anything ???

The picture is great though...and I love to watch the paint drying :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 12, 2017, 12:38
Yup, nothing wrong with watching paint dry!  :P -Princess sure is getting lots of sleep these days.!  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 12, 2017, 21:18
Do you have sound, Bally?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: mspeach on May 13, 2017, 10:44
Does everyone have a black screen?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 13, 2017, 11:15
I have a good picture, but no sound ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 13, 2017, 12:01
Nope, doesn't seem to have sound - not sure if we're supposed to but mine is silent.  :-X
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 13, 2017, 12:03
Does everyone have a black screen?

At home the screen works right away - but at work, the screen is black. - After trying a few things, this worked for me.
'Right Click' on the black screen  - left click on 'Encoding'  - then left click to deselect 'Unicode' - Voila, the screen comes up.
Give it a try.  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Jazzerkins on May 13, 2017, 13:36
I can watch the site but I do not have audio either.  I'm not sure if we are supposed to have audio or not.  Maybe TPC can answer that one.  I am just so happy to have the Forum and the web cam up and running - audio or not.  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 13, 2017, 14:08
I seem to be having a feeling of deja vu. Although I am able to view the cam/Princess, I have no sound. This was an issue last year. I could not view until I downloaded Google Chrome. I am still on GC with no problem except the sound.  IE for me needs to be updated through our computer tech. Princess is basking in the sun/shade.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 13, 2017, 21:33
We are working on the sound but may not be available as we are using YouTube Live to host the cam this year.  Advantage is that the streaming is much more solid than in the last few years and YouTube is viewable on pretty much every platform. Shaw and I are still  on a bit of a learning curve with the new software - and we are still working on the sound.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 13, 2017, 22:29
Thanks TPC!  I just wanted to make sure the problem was not with my computer.  I love being able to see the birds and can live without sound.  If I want to hear the kakking and chupping that I love, I can watch another cam with sound ;)

Thanks for all the work you and Dennis do to keep us connected to each other and informed about the birds  :-*

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on May 14, 2017, 06:52
For those that are NEW to the forum or for those that haven't checked out Peregrines 2017 this is the link.
More photos will be added when available.

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/peregrines_2017

Cheers !
Dennis
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Jazzerkins on May 14, 2017, 07:40
Just checked in to see the web cam and was surprised that no one is on the eggs so early in the morning.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on May 14, 2017, 13:54
It's great to have the forum back. Something was sadly missing from my life without it. And now, the cam is so clear and easy to watch.

I don't write in often but I do love to read everyone's updates.

Happy Egg Watching and a great Mother's Day in waiting to all our Peregrines.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 16, 2017, 11:35
Trying something new ... may make it easier not to forget to share information in both locations ... might also put all tweets in a single thread - a one-stop shop if you like.

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/864519352976060417
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 16, 2017, 13:19
Princess looks so bored - She's been playing with the pebbles a lot when I check in on her these past few days.  ;D - What a good Mom she is.  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 16, 2017, 13:48
Princess looks so bored - She's been playing with the pebbles a lot when I check in on her these past few days.  ;D - What a good Mom she is.  :-*

She's been interesting to watch this year - she's been happy to get all the way inside, get all arranged (takes her less time to do that than some of the newbies) and then immediately goes to sleep.  She is so much more relaxed it seems to me this year.  Maybe it is age or maybe some zen is what Pip is bringing to their personality as a pair.  Will be interesting to see how it goes when the eggs hatch.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 16, 2017, 21:10
I haven't been able to get the cam at work this year which means I'm not able to watch during the day :'(

Has Pip been doing much egg-sitting? 
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 17, 2017, 07:29
I haven't been able to get the cam at work this year which means I'm not able to watch during the day :'(

Your work place blocks YouTube? If it doesn't you can go direct to the YouTube page and watch the cam from there.  If you need help send me a pm

Has Pip been doing much egg-sitting?

Pip so far is doing great!  He hopped on the eggs shortly after incubation started like he'd been doing it for years.  And he's been doing 1/4 to 1/3 of the incubating since then. He reminded me of Beatrix her first year nesting - they both make it look easy - will be interesting to see how he does when the eggs hatch.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 17, 2017, 10:12
I haven't been able to get the cam at work this year which means I'm not able to watch during the day :'(

Has Pip been doing much egg-sitting?

Did you try the 'Right Click' on black screen - go to 'Encoding' and unclick 'Unicode' - that works for me at work. :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 17, 2017, 18:26
Thanks for the tips, TPC and Bally.  I'll try both tomorrow!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 19, 2017, 10:57
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/865596342206308352

I've spoken before about how each bird has its own personality but that each pair has a personality as well? Well it seems like this year's pair at the Radisson is very laid back.  Given that this is Pip's first year nesting, I honestly thought Princess would be a bit more possessive of egg time and that he'd be a bit more of a rookie.  So far, it doesn't look like either is the case and the pair of them together is like a smooth oiled machine.  Makes me think of her partnership with Trey a bit.  Really looking forward to seeing how many eggs hatch and how Pip does as a dad, not only with the chick-rearing but the hunting as well.  And if he is a neat-freak like Trey, he's definitely a keeper!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 19, 2017, 11:09
Oh yes hopefully Pip is neater than Smiley was!  :P - Maybe Princess is gladly accepting the help as she gets on in years and less energetic? . 'Been there, done that' so many times now that she's not so fussy any more.  ;D

Looking forward to seeing the fluffies appear in a week or so!!  8)

(Sure would be great to know what happened to Ivy - and Smiley - they just don't show up and our reliable Princess has to do 'Musical Chairs' with her baby daddies.)  ;D ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: dupre501 on May 19, 2017, 13:14
I found that I cannot view the video using Internet Explorer, but I can see it with Google Chrome.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 20, 2017, 11:22
Pip appears to be a creature of habit - I have yet to catch him getting or on the eggs facing the camera ... now its becoming a bit of a thing and I'm going to have to go back and comb through the recordings ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/865965248049762304
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 20, 2017, 11:24
It is has been weird having the camera on for so long ahead of the hatching ... so quiet on the forum, so quiet on the camera for so long ... I honestly didn't think I'd notice any difference because we've been watching the birds for a couple of months now but it really does.  So Pip is not the only creature of habit it seems ...  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 20, 2017, 11:53
I check the forum often, TPC! I'm just lurking! Excitement builds for hatches.  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 20, 2017, 22:11

Your work place blocks YouTube? If it doesn't you can go direct to the YouTube page and watch the cam from there.  If you need help send me a pm


I can get the cam on YouTube at work, TPC!  Thanks for the tip.  And the full-screen option works there!
Now I just have to get people to stop expecting me to do my job until after the kids have fledged ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 21, 2017, 09:28
 ::) I have seen Princess doing a lot of shuggling this week. Just checked again. Chicks must be getting in position.  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 21, 2017, 10:51
::) I have seen Princess doing a lot of shuggling this week. Just checked again. Chicks must be getting in position.  ::)

Not expecting this little crew to appear until after the 26th ... but who knows, if anyone knows how to "bake" an egg, it's Princess  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 21, 2017, 12:01
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/866337799980580865

To see bigger image, click on the link below the tweet
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 25, 2017, 10:01
Last few quiet days for Princess and Pip - we think hatching should begin Sunday/Monday if Logan's 33 day incubation is a good indicator - only time will tell.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing what these two are like as parents.  It would be nice for Princess to have a really competent (or quick learning) mate at her age - will help make all the work so much easier!!

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/867756884375285761
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 25, 2017, 10:27
Yay!!! - Soon the fun begins!!!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 27, 2017, 12:45
Still have eggs - can't really see any pips either though Princess' eggs this year are the palest of the ones we have on-camera.  I've posted a video of shift change as well as we are getting so close to hatching.

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/868522688016416768
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 28, 2017, 14:25
Waiting patiently.  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Kinderchick on May 29, 2017, 11:39
Hmm... I did not know that the Forum is back up & running. Different format that will take some getting used to, but so happy to be back online. Thanks, TPC! Waiting with bated breath for birth announcements of Princess & Pip's chicks!  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 29, 2017, 13:08
Princess has a 'Fluffy' stuck to her nose - oops, I mean beak - it's been there for a couple hours. And it's very windy in the nest.  :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 29, 2017, 14:49
So much shuggling. Is that Pip I'm looking at, searching for Princess?  ??? Are we almost there?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 29, 2017, 15:07
I just realized when watching the nest cam before switching to the view on YouTube, I have two different views. Which is current, TPC?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 29, 2017, 16:01
I just realized when watching the nest cam before switching to the view on YouTube, I have two different views. Which is current, TPC?

They both should be the same.  We are using YouTube Live this year so you can watch it on YouTube directly.  The view on the Shaw FalconCam webpage is just the YouTube Live video embedded into the webpage.

Does that help?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 29, 2017, 16:01
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/869296991934836737
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 29, 2017, 16:17
I just realized when watching the nest cam before switching to the view on YouTube, I have two different views. Which is current, TPC?

They both should be the same.  We are using YouTube Live this year so you can watch it on YouTube directly.  The view on the Shaw FalconCam webpage is just the YouTube Live video embedded into the webpage.

Does that help?

Yes it does. Thanks again, TPC!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 29, 2017, 16:26
Supposed to warm up later in the week, so another day or 2 won't hurt for those chickies to wait to appear.  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 29, 2017, 20:13
I'm soooo happy that they're in the nestbox and not on that dratted ledge!

(And I don't mean "dratted", but TPC has rules for this sandbox!  ;) )
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 30, 2017, 07:40
AGREED Susha!!!  ;D ;D : - Princess is tightly hunkered on those eggs this morning - is today the day??  ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 30, 2017, 11:45
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/869585681575809024

Princess wouldn't move at all when Pip came in to relieve her as usual.  Not sure that's happened before and he looked a bit confused.  Little does he know that he's about to get much busier and Princess is going to be a lot crankier!!

She's been spinning this morning which she wasn't doing yesterday.  Now it is just wait and see if/how many hatch out.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 30, 2017, 11:51
These peregrines are crazy sometimes ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/869596846146105344

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 30, 2017, 12:15
She looks so Bored, Bored, Bored...... :-\ soon Princess will be very busy!!!  ;D

(oops, didn't read the post above the 'hoovering' comment - maybe we'll have some action today!!)  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Sue on May 30, 2017, 13:11
Just saw Princess playing with EGGSHELL!!  Couldn't see a fluffy, but saw 2 pieces of shell when she moved.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on May 30, 2017, 13:12
Thanks Sue, I will have to go back and check. All I saw was Princess on the eggs, not moving.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on May 30, 2017, 13:16
YESSSS, Princess moved. One little cutie huddled under mom!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 30, 2017, 13:34
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 30, 2017, 14:45
Went back to check the timing because I was in a meeting ....

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/869640246098624513
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: mspeach on May 30, 2017, 15:04
Would love to know how many of those 39 chicks are living!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 30, 2017, 15:27
 ;D Happy to know that the "paint" is nearly dry and the first little one hatched. Princess, you never cease to amaze me. I look forward to watching this family expand and develop their skills as they head toward migration.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 30, 2017, 15:42
Would love to know how many of those 39 chicks are living!!

I'll sit down with my list and check - or you could check the Radisson family tree on the website - haven't updated it but it will give you an idea ....
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on May 30, 2017, 17:26
Woohoo!  Great news!!  She is the Queen!!!!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 30, 2017, 17:45
Still only one chick I believe. - Princess just returned to relieve Pip.  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 30, 2017, 18:55
Hey - I just discovered that we can 'Rewind' the video feed - Just grab the far right end of the red line and drag it backwards - Voila!!  ;D ;D  - It goes back about 3 hours, so if we miss anything we can always check it out that way!  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on May 30, 2017, 19:55
Hey - I just discovered that we can 'Rewind' the video feed - Just grab the far right end of the red line and drag it backwards - Voila!!  ;D ;D  - It goes back about 3 hours, so if we miss anything we can always check it out that way!  8)

Good to know, Bally! ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: sparkster on May 31, 2017, 09:58
Another little one just hatched! 9:56 a.m.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: irenekl on May 31, 2017, 10:11
 :D  The weather is warming and the chicks are hatching.  Puts a smile on my face. 

Greetings to all the falcon followers.  Nice to be back. 
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 31, 2017, 10:14
Currently, I see an egg (shell) !!!??? Do we have a 2nd hatch?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 31, 2017, 10:16
Second hatch was at 0954h CDT this morning - that's chick 40 Princess has hatched over the last 14 years ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/869934674512138242
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 31, 2017, 10:18
Yesterday Pip actually managed to get past the Gorgon Queen to hang out with his chick within 1 day!  I have to believe she's mellowing or he's a very good influence on her!

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/869931938915786752

This was from mealtime this morning - couple/three hours before chick two arrived ..

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/869930639218401280
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 31, 2017, 10:23
Hm - Looks like there might be THREE chickies now?? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on May 31, 2017, 10:47
Hm - Looks like there might be THREE chickies now?? ;D ;D

Checked the recorder and not quite yet Bally - the wet chick you saw was chick number two drying out.  They are pink when they first come out of the shell and take an hour or more to dry out to fuzzy white.  Other two eggs - white and brown - were still under her on her spin about 1020h.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on May 31, 2017, 12:53
Right, definitely just 2 still - much more clear now!  :) - Just saw a feeding - the newest chick, try as he/she might did not get one bite  :'( - Kept falling over, couldn't get into the right position......seems there's always something to worry about.  :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on May 31, 2017, 13:02
Princess returned to take her place and Pip leaves. These two seem to a perfect match.  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on May 31, 2017, 15:42
Congratulations on number two!!!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on May 31, 2017, 19:42
so happy for Princess :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on June 01, 2017, 09:48
Bally, I worry too, each year it seems like someone is not getting fed. But, I have noticed over time that they all thrive. Princess is very good at this. Plus, I think tpc once mentioned that peregrines are very good at feeding everyone. It isn't a competition for survival of the fittest as in some species.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 01, 2017, 11:24
As of 1100h CDT, still 2 chicks and 2 eggs.  Watching how quiet Princess is this year, if she only had two chicks to take care of this year, I'd be happy.  Four is always fun, but these are her 39th and 40th chicks, she deserves to have a easy summer and Pip seems to be helping with that ... or at least he's made a good start.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 01, 2017, 11:29
 ??? I'm curious about the white egg. ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 01, 2017, 11:44
??? I'm curious about the white egg. ???

What specifically about the white egg?  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 01, 2017, 11:45
A different view - this one from the balcony - that's Princess on the eggs/chicks ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/870319853730750464
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 01, 2017, 11:57
??? I'm curious about the white egg. ???

What specifically about the white egg?  :)

I have often wondered if you have encountered a white egg prior to this egg. As they say about chicken eggs, white eggs...white chickens, brown eggs...brown chickens. LOL! Of course red/brown PF eggs.............. ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 01, 2017, 12:03
Happy to see we will have different camera views again this year. Will we also have the camera view from the "promenade? Thanks TPC!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 01, 2017, 12:17
Happy to see we will have different camera views again this year. Will we also have the camera view from the "promenade? Thanks TPC!

Maybe - the winter was hard on it so it hasn't been working but if we can repair it during banding we will.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 01, 2017, 12:17
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/870328151469109253
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 01, 2017, 12:38
Bally, I worry too, each year it seems like someone is not getting fed. But, I have noticed over time that they all thrive. Princess is very good at this. Plus, I think tpc once mentioned that peregrines are very good at feeding everyone. It isn't a competition for survival of the fittest as in some species.
Yes Princess is probably the most experienced peregrine Mom ever!! ( if I find something to worry about I will do it....lol....)  :D - I was saying to my sister this morning that I don't think we've ever had a chick die of neglect - or for that matter, by being stepped on - as I'm sure Princess tromped on the little one while picking up the room service yesterday -  :-\.....as I said, I always find stuff to worry about. ... ;D ;D (And I just saw another feeding 1/2 hour ago, the little one got one teeny morsel and that's it .)  :-\ - Maybe I should stop looking. ... :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 01, 2017, 13:16
As Princess struggled to keep the little ones tucked in, I thought I saw a pip on the white egg. Maybe another hatch today TPC?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 01, 2017, 13:39
As Princess struggled to keep the little ones tucked in, I thought I saw a pip on the white egg. Maybe another hatch today TPC?

Can't say for sure, I have thought I've seen pips in both eggs, but they could be stuff stuck to the eggs or just a darker marking on the egg that is showing particularly well.  Only time will tell I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 01, 2017, 13:43
as I said, I always find stuff to worry about. ... ;D ;D (And I just saw another feeding 1/2 hour ago, the little one got one teeny morsel and that's it .)  :-\ - Maybe I should stop looking. ... :P 

Check out the smallest/youngest Logan chick (4 days younger than its oldest sibling) in the photo I just posted there - kid has a crop so full it would choke one of us!!  Food doesn't seem to be his/her biggest problem - s/he keeps getting mistaken for a pillow by his/her sibs!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 01, 2017, 18:54
Wow great pics of the Logan chicks and the baby with his stuffed crop.  ;D - Ok no more finding issues with how Princess is doling out the grub!  :P - They're so funny to watch - lots of toppling over!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 01, 2017, 19:52
Princess looks like she's saying "I'm good.  We don't need any more kids this year."  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 02, 2017, 10:03
TPC is the sun and heat over today and the wknd going to be a problem for the chicks?  ??? - Normally it's rain or cold we're watching but their thermostats aren't regulated yet - will they be too hot/dehydrated?  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 02, 2017, 10:35
 ;D Feeding time for 2 little hungry chicks. A lot of marking on the white egg. A high of 31-33C today. It will be very hot this afternoon/evening in the West sun.  :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 02, 2017, 11:35
WOW - not sure what Princess presented to the chickies for Brunch about an hour ago  ??? - looked like a huge SPIDER or something - strange.  :-X
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 02, 2017, 13:30
TPC is the sun and heat over today and the wknd going to be a problem for the chicks?  ??? - Normally it's rain or cold we're watching but their thermostats aren't regulated yet - will they be too hot/dehydrated?  8)

Yes heat is a problem for them and yes, the Radisson nestbox gets the sun in the afternoon.  But they should be fine though for a number of reasons

As for dehydration - the chicks get all their moisture from the food they eat, so as long as they keep getting fed they should be fine.

Having said all of that - they are still small so there is plenty of room (even with the eggs) under Princess or Pip to keep to stay in the shade so it will be easier than if they were a week older ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 02, 2017, 14:21
Mealtime

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/870714438869020673 


... followed by Pip-wants-to-see-chicks  ;D

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/870715098729414656


Chicks got fed, Pip didn't get to hang out with the kids  (Princess 1, Pip 0 this time)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 02, 2017, 15:02
Poor Pip - He doesn't realize how lucky he is so far compared to the other 'Dads' - He doesn't get kicked out nearly as much as they did.  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 02, 2017, 15:38
Sunshade ....

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/870738951413395457

chance of rain has apparently dropped for this evening, but the evening is supposed to cool down sooner than previously forecasted
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 02, 2017, 15:49
Hmmm! Sunshade! Is this in the Phanatic's dictionary?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on June 02, 2017, 18:20
Hard to tell on the cam because I can't get it to go full screen but is that egg in the front of the chick pile hatching?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 02, 2017, 18:32
I was wondering also - but Princess doesn't seem to be interested (playing with pebbles)  ;D - and nothing really happening - I think now it may be some fluffies stuck to the egg and moving around that makes it look like a hatch.  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 02, 2017, 18:38
Hmmm! Sunshade! Is this in the Phanatic's dictionary?

If it isn't it should be.  Might come under the heading of "Mumbrella" - forgotten about that one  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 02, 2017, 20:58
after the storm warning & before the rain started ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/870817974126563328
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 03, 2017, 10:28
And then there were......THREE!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 03, 2017, 11:09
What?!?  Every time I check in, there's Princess and a fluffy white bum and/or cute face under her...are there really three now Bally?  :o
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 03, 2017, 11:23
Yes!!-  :D ...Drag the red line under the video back about 2 hours - a feeding - there are 3 chicks - no doubt about it!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 03, 2017, 11:36
I think I see three bums now!  I'll do the dragging thingie too...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 03, 2017, 11:38
I did it!  And I see three!!  Hurray!! ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 03, 2017, 11:44
 Another feeding happening now!- 3 fluffies.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Shocka88 on June 03, 2017, 11:55
Alright......3!  So happy for P&P.  :) :D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on June 03, 2017, 13:44
Awesome!  Great news!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 03, 2017, 16:48
For those who haven't seen the new addition yet ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/871114668936482816
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 03, 2017, 17:25
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 04, 2017, 01:42
The newbie doesn't look all that much smaller than the other 2  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 04, 2017, 09:14
Well, Princess' offspring are superstars, are they not, Bally?  They don't waste any time!  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 04, 2017, 21:28
Dennis, Eye-Spy and I were off working behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly - means didn't get to spend time checking the cams.
All the chicks are fine, weather was great - sunny, warm, enough clouds to keep from being too hot - great for the chicks and the adults alike.  It was basically a day of eating and sleeping!  And the chicks are rockstars at both!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 05, 2017, 11:50
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/871770980015845376

Nice to see Princess able to have some time away from the nestbox in the mornings as she'll be on Mum-brella duty this afternoon no doubt!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 05, 2017, 11:53
I wonder if the last egg will be discarded. - TPC, when would it be safe to say it's a 'Dud' ?  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 05, 2017, 12:13
I wonder if the last egg will be discarded. - TPC, when would it be safe to say it's a 'Dud' ?  ???

It is a week since first hatch (May 30th) and 3 days since last hatch and Princess has been letting Pip come in and hang with the kids for longer periods of time, so I'm inclined to think the last egg won't hatch - Princess had only 3 last year too - not bad for a Grand Dame of her age.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 05, 2017, 12:37
Yup, 3 is a nice number -They're all doing so well - It's going to be a great summer watching them grow and all their antics!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 05, 2017, 18:56
Wow the babies look REALLY hot right now - blazing sun right on them.  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on June 05, 2017, 21:28
I know that somewhere on here you have posted Princess' age, but I think it would be easier if I just asked the question. LOL
How old is Princess and how many years has she come back to the Radisson Hotel?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 06, 2017, 10:47
I know that somewhere on here you have posted Princess' age, but I think it would be easier if I just asked the question. LOL
How old is Princess and how many years has she come back to the Radisson Hotel?

Princess hatched in 2002 in Minneapolis - she nested for the first time here at the Radisson in 2004 with Trey.  So she is 15 years old and this is her 14th year nesting here.  Bonus factoid - she's had 4 mates = Trey, Ivy, Smiley & now Pip.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 06, 2017, 14:15
from earlier, everyone tuck up neat and tidy under Princess

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/872121409174216704
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 06, 2017, 16:25
So, one of the kids is showing signs of wanting to motor out of the shadow of his mom (Is that Princess - I can't tell) and is probably just trying to get cooler.  Chick has settled again, but looked ready to take off.  Princess had Superchicks last year...wouldn't be surprised if these turned out to be the same :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on June 06, 2017, 16:37
I know that somewhere on here you have posted Princess' age, but I think it would be easier if I just asked the question. LOL
How old is Princess and how many years has she come back to the Radisson Hotel?

Princess hatched in 2002 in Minneapolis - she nested for the first time here at the Radisson in 2004 with Trey.  So she is 15 years old and this is her 14th year nesting here.  Bonus factoid - she's had 4 mates = Trey, Ivy, Smiley & now Pip.

Thanks TPC
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 07, 2017, 18:50
I haven't been able to watch all day and now, checking in I swear that they've doubled in size since yesterday - at least, the one wobbly that was awake... :o
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 08, 2017, 09:27
I haven't been able to watch all day and now, checking in I swear that they've doubled in size since yesterday - at least, the one wobbly that was awake... :o

''Tis that time in the growth cycle!!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on June 08, 2017, 11:42
I haven't been able to watch all day and now, checking in I swear that they've doubled in size since yesterday - at least, the one wobbly that was awake... :o

''Tis that time in the growth cycle!!  ;) ;D

No kidding, every time that I turn around, they are bigger.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 08, 2017, 16:30
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/872529736097947648
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 08, 2017, 16:32
Pip appears to be coming along nicely as a mate ... we are having a few problems with the outside cam, so haven't been able to check out his food delivery the last couple of days, but it appears he's doing a good job - and the nest isn't filthy!!  (or at least not yet)

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/872928205929361409
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 09, 2017, 14:26
The chicks are growing by leaps and bounds. They are now closer to the camera and butt scooting for attention. A few face plants here and there, but developing their skills on route to fledge time.  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 11, 2017, 07:45
Breakfast being served...rare!  :P I'm guessing two females, one male. :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Pam on June 11, 2017, 20:29
Personalities are beginning to emerge......!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 12, 2017, 10:09
Checked in on the cam this morning - first look at the chicks since Friday night - WOW!!!  :o :o - The speed of their growth is mind boggling!!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 12, 2017, 12:12
Sorry, missed posting a couple of photos this weekend ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 12, 2017, 12:12
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/873258217274474497

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/873295826667413508

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/873299528492998656
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 12, 2017, 12:12
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/873578541367087104
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 12, 2017, 12:13
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/874045610105741312

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/874047019819597824
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 12, 2017, 12:13
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/874285928138903553
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 13, 2017, 11:09
The Cam is working at WORK again!!! - Yippeee!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Moonstar on June 13, 2017, 14:40
The Cam is working at WORK again!!! - Yippeee!!  ;D ;D

Me too.
I can't believe how big they are getting.  Two are sleeping and one is sitting there looking around and it looks like he/she might be squawking.  So cute.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 13, 2017, 15:25
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/874626951624962051
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 13, 2017, 17:21
One of the chicks looks in distress   ??? - I may be wrong but it looks like he's breathing funny, keeps coughing or burping, like he's trying to gag something up - and there looks like something sticking out of his stomach - My sister thinks a feather tip stuck into him. (Rewound to approx. 4:55pm and watched for several minutes. )
She saw one of the chicks swallow and choke on a full feather earlier today and gag it up, then swallow it again, maybe it's stuck in his throat.  - Are we just paranoid TPC or is he acting strange?  ::) :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 13, 2017, 21:22
All the chicks do that "gagging" behaviour - it can be that they ate a lot or they are attempting to yak up a pellet - as they get older more indigestible material gets into their diet - which sounds like a bad thing but yakking up a pellet is a kind of self-cleaning system from the stomach up.

Our PVR at the Radisson has finally given up the ghost so I'm afraid I can't go back and check recordings I'm afraid. Will keep an eye on them and see what I can see ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 13, 2017, 22:11
Just ran back the couple of hours that the webcam buffers and the chicks looked fine - napping and hanging out with one of the adults (not sure who it was because of the light) and didn't see anything that causes me immediate concern.  None of the chicks were "gagging" and I couldn't see anything on any of the chicks that looks like it doesn't belong but they keep dropping back to sleep which is probably a good sign.

I should mention that I see the same behaviour with chicks in all the nests I have cameras on and I assume on any other nests we don't know about and probably in the McKenzie Seeds nest when the chick is older.  I think we don't have anything to worry about but I will check periodically tomorrow ....
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 13, 2017, 22:15
Thanks for checking TPC!  ;D = He just looked really uncomfortable and acting totally different than the others - as usual, probably fretting for nothing.  :-\ ::) :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 14, 2017, 19:18
Fluffy white buddas all in a food coma ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on June 15, 2017, 12:27
I worry too, each year, I worry. Mostly for no good reason, but luckily TPC is there to hold our hands. They are adorable in that fluffy chick pile. ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 16, 2017, 06:47
Two chicks have butt scooted their way to the patio and enjoying an al fresco meal. There's no stopping them now. The little one inside has a very full crop.   ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 16, 2017, 13:07
Every time I look at those chicks, I'm gobsmacked at the SIZE of them - Woah!! - Good thing humans don't grow that fast!  :P
The chicks sure are looking great! - Healthy and Strong!   ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 17, 2017, 15:15
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/876170616185008128
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on June 18, 2017, 12:49
Feeding just finishing up, boy can those chicks eat!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 19, 2017, 13:29
Looks like we will be banding these tots sometime in the next week - should have a date for you in a day or two. 

We are having problems with our recorder which affects more than just our recordings so while Eye-Spy is working on the tech, I am making no guarantees that we'll be able to stream it live but we are working very hard to get there!!  More news on that later too. 

And yes, we will be having a "Name the Chick" contest again this year!!  More news on that after the banding when we know what mix of genders we've got.

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 19, 2017, 13:29
Another pile of fluff photo before they start their transformation ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/876865721543929860
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 19, 2017, 16:27
Any news on whether we'll get the 'Outdoor Terrace' view this year?  ??? ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 19, 2017, 18:23
Banding time already?!?  Every year, time flies by faster!  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 19, 2017, 18:29
Any news on whether we'll get the 'Outdoor Terrace' view this year?  ??? ;D

That's the plan but it is tied to the repairs on the recorder - without the recorder we can't remotely access the cameras at the nestbox - the sky-cam and the balcony-cam for sure - the ledge-cam will need to be replaced so likely not as we can't do work on it while the chicks are in the box for chick-safety reasons.  If we cant get the ledge cam to work we'll try to keep track of the with the skycam if we can ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: birdbrain on June 20, 2017, 20:17
It's fun watching the chicks as they are starting to get more active now, but still so fluffy and cute!  I was wondering TPC do you notice a difference in banding when you have an experienced mother like Princess?  I mean are they calmer than the newer mothers, because they know what you are doing will not hurt their chicks or do they still tend to get really upset?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 21, 2017, 13:31
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/877594760130605056
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 23, 2017, 10:17
Going to see if I can't clean off that lens a bit at banding time .... hoped it was just moisture from all the rain ... maybe not though ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/877959503341391872
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on June 23, 2017, 11:15
I just looked at the live cam...they are growing so quickly now.   :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 23, 2017, 16:06
It's NUTS how fast they grow.  :o - Starting to show their feathers too - soon all the white fluffy stuff will be gone. I sometimes wonder if it hurts to grow that fast. ...lol... ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 23, 2017, 17:54
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/878371523400257536
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 25, 2017, 11:15
I just saw a pair of hands "chicknap" a confused chick. TPC, was that you? Is today banding day for our Radisson Royal chicks? 2 females 1 male???????
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Jazzerkins on June 25, 2017, 12:55
I watched the chicknapping as well.  Saw their new bling when they were returned, and boy were they screaming.  I, too, think it is 2 females and 1 male.  TPC should let us know soon.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 25, 2017, 13:20
I have been checking back to see Princess with lunch for the little darlings. I must have missed her, all I saw was a poop shoot. Thanks for that!  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 25, 2017, 22:34
Hey Folks - busy day today so apologies for being late reporting.  Yes today was banding day at the Radisson , the youngest chick was 22 days old so old enough to get his bling -and yes the smallest one is a male, the other 2 females.  Princess was In fine form and interesting Pip was off hunting or some such and arrived late - bit like his dad Hart - but when he did arrive he was immediately trying to comfort Princess which was sweet and in character from what I've seen.  Chicks were all great - one female likes to bite and all three have very fast feet - good reflexes in a peregrine. And the little boy is definitely isn't losing out to his sisters at mealtime so no worries there.

Dennis has only just started on his photos so should have one or two shortly to share and the rest will be available on his blog/gallery soon enough. 😊
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 26, 2017, 00:05
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/879203317825589248
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on June 26, 2017, 01:16

Thank you for your update and the beautiful photo by Dennis, TPC.

I'm happy to hear the chicks are well and that Pip tried to comfort Princess - how sweet of him ♥ - wish I could have seen that!

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 26, 2017, 05:05
Thanks TPC for your update. Another biter???? Hope you kept your thumbs tucked in! Thought I would check in to see the little Royals. Princess nearly blocks the view after bringing in pre-breakfast. Great to see the chicks "cutting" up their own meal and feeding themselves. However :'(, ones thoughts go to the time left to watch their journey to fledging. Looking forward to banding photos, Dennis!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 26, 2017, 10:11
haha - What a great shot!!  ;D - 2 chicks expressing their opinions on the banding experience.  :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 26, 2017, 10:55
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/879361173703020545
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 26, 2017, 14:45
These chicks are growing and developing faster than I, for one, want to see. I am now watching them wingercising. Too soon. When you chicknapped them yesterday for banding, did Eye Spy have a chance to check the cameras for our patio and promenade viewing? ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 26, 2017, 14:51
These chicks are growing and developing faster than I, for one, want to see. I am now watching them wingercising. Too soon. When you chicknapped them yesterday for banding, did Eye Spy have a chance to check the cameras for our patio and promenade viewing? ???

We are working on the skycam - the camera itself is fine but YouTube Live is having some trouble streaming the signal smoothly.  As for the one down at the end of the ledge, Eye-Spy is trying to source a replacement camera and if we can replace for this year we will, otherwise it will be something to look forward to next year!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 26, 2017, 15:28
Thanks for your response, TPC! I appreciate all you, Dennis and Eye Spy do for those of us in the forum, myself included.  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on June 27, 2017, 07:41
Princess...Minneapolis Minnesota hatch 2002.
Princess is now 15 years old and has been the resident female at the Radisson since 2004.
During this time she has had 4 mates...Trey, Ivy,Smiley and now Pip.
Recent photos are towards the end of the gallery...with more action photos of both Princess & Pip being added in the next few days so keep checking back.

Chick Banding Gallery has been added to the Radisson Gallery. 
  http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/radisson_2017
Cheers !
Dennis

(http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/165735184/medium.jpg)


Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on June 27, 2017, 14:08
thanks all - great news :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on June 27, 2017, 15:25
Beautiful photos Dennis.  All hail Princess, she is the queen  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on June 27, 2017, 15:32
Beautiful pictures, Princess is gorgeous...very regal.  Thank you for sharing
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Shocka88 on June 28, 2017, 00:23
Wonderful news that all went well and the chicks are healthy. Thank you for the great pic of Princess, Dennis! After 15 years old every year we have the privilege of watching her is a bonus.  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on June 28, 2017, 16:23
(http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/165741153/medium.jpg)

Meet Pip, Then & Now...from the Logan hatch 2014...(Hart & Joli)

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 28, 2017, 16:33
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/880148931610628098
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Pam on June 28, 2017, 19:49
we saw a falcon (needless to say, not sure who....) flying towards the river last evening......
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on June 29, 2017, 04:44
No one in the nest. Apparently they like sleeping under the stars/clouds.  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on June 29, 2017, 06:32
(http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/165743553/medium.jpg)

Few more photos have been added to the Radisson Gallery.
 http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/radisson_2017
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on June 29, 2017, 09:49
So Pip is 3 years old and Princess is 15? 
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Moonstar on June 29, 2017, 10:07
Chicks are fighting over some food right now.  They are so cute.  Can't believe how fast they are growing.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 29, 2017, 10:27
Cam not working at work again - I wish Adobe would quit doing updates or whatever it is.  :'(
- NEVER MIND - that only lasted one day - got it back today.
 The birdies look a tad 'warm' today, there's a lot of panting going on.  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 29, 2017, 10:29
So Pip is 3 years old and Princess is 15?

HaHa - Princess is popular with the younger guys. - Even cavorted with her son for 3 years!!  :o :P ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: newchick on June 29, 2017, 15:45
(http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/165741153/medium.jpg)

Meet Pip, Then & Now...from the Logan hatch 2014...(Hart & Joli)

Oh Princess, She could qualify as a "cougar".  :-* ::) ;) Is there going to be a naming contest again this year?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on June 30, 2017, 00:01
Oh Princess, She could qualify as a "cougar".  :-* ::) ;) Is there going to be a naming contest again this year?

Yes there will be - and no worries, I'll be post the link to the contest everywhere!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on June 30, 2017, 16:29
Is that a pip I see in that last egg?!?   ;D

jk
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on June 30, 2017, 18:18
The kids are outside today enjoying the sun & breeze - hope the terrace cam is working soon.  :D 8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 01, 2017, 09:56
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/881163651977236480
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 01, 2017, 09:59
The kids are outside today enjoying the sun & breeze - hope the terrace cam is working soon.  :D 8)

We are working on it.  The skycam works great problem is when it talks to YouTube it won't stream without stuttering.  We've worked our way through most of the "easy" things to try to fix it, now we are into some of the more labour intensive ones but we are working on it and hope to have something very soon!!

In the meantime, will post photos here as often as I can
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 01, 2017, 11:47
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/881191959414677506
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 01, 2017, 15:21
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/881204326529507329
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 01, 2017, 15:22
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/881244255720701953
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 02, 2017, 09:13
We are sooo lucky to be able to have such amazing close-up views of the kids when they're inside!  Just watching them pick at the leftovers is a thrill!  It's very accommodating of the chicks to spend time indoors so that we can enjoy them while the balcony cam is being worked on!

  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 02, 2017, 21:46
It's easy to understand why the kids prefer hanging out on the balcony.  That nestbox is looking a tad nasty! :-X
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 03, 2017, 14:09
Still being cute ... not long until they turn into little peregrines ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/881924042214789121
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 03, 2017, 16:22
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/881982033244938241
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 04, 2017, 08:54
As thunder, lightening, rain and wind approach, the chicks are hunkering down inside the nestbox. :o
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 04, 2017, 12:22
What a VIEW they have now! - Soon they'll be venturing up on the EDGE of the ledge and giving us all heart attacks.  :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on July 04, 2017, 13:37
What a VIEW they have now! - Soon they'll be venturing up on the EDGE of the ledge and giving us all heart attacks.  :P

You are so right. Every year, I just about jump out of my seat when they perch on the edge over the abyss. :o
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 04, 2017, 15:36
They must be hot they are panting, and yes it is nasty up there too! :-[
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 04, 2017, 17:04
They must be hot they are panting, and yes it is nasty up there too! :-[

Bit more breeze usually though - which only helps a little bit
All the chicks will be happy if it rains again today - and yes, we are under a severe thunder storm watch at the moment - not surprising when it is 37C with the humidex
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 04, 2017, 17:05
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/882356874682798080
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 05, 2017, 16:34
So sad to see chicks appear to be gasping. Temps now at 31C/87F and they are now getting the West sun. I know we see this annually, but I for one wish they had an AC. The forecast for tonight partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 15.  :(
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 05, 2017, 17:04
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/882713266811752449
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 05, 2017, 17:12
So sad to see chicks appear to be gasping. Temps now at 31C/87F and they are now getting the West sun. I know we see this annually, but I for one wish they had an AC. The forecast for tonight partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 15.  :(

The chicks are fine - they aren't gasping, they are panting - other than their feet, that is the only place that birds have direct skin to air contact.  That's also why they lie belly down on the gravel when it is in the shade, it is cooler and the pebbles can get through their feathers next to their skin.

As for A/C at the nestbox, that would not be a good thing.  Part of what makes AC work is the passage of air over water that is constantly being cooled - in a space like a nestbox in hot weather there would be a build up of moisture/condensation and that would potentiall make a nestbox full of chick poop and dead birdie parts a soup for all sorts of pathogens which would not be good for the birds.  So the chicks follow the shade around the nestbox and nap - they are much more active early in the morning and evening/night when it is cooler.

And storms don't seem to phase peregrines - Hurricane in Brandon got her name because she and her siblings sat on the edge of the Radisson nestbox and watched the t-storms that birthed the Eli tornado.  And at this age, they like to dance in the rain - if it does rain this evening/tonight and if there is enough light I'll see if I can get a screen capture of them dance if they do.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 05, 2017, 18:28
TPC, have I told you lately how awesome you are?!?  You explain everything so neatly and clearly and put to rest our anxieties about these little guys (who are really not so little ::) )
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 06, 2017, 05:33
So sad to see chicks appear to be gasping. Temps now at 31C/87F and they are now getting the West sun. I know we see this annually, but I for one wish they had an AC. The forecast for tonight partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 15.  :(

The chicks are fine - they aren't gasping, they are panting - other than their feet, that is the only place that birds have direct skin to air contact.  That's also why they lie belly down on the gravel when it is in the shade, it is cooler and the pebbles can get through their feathers next to their skin.

As for A/C at the nestbox, that would not be a good thing.  Part of what makes AC work is the passage of air over water that is constantly being cooled - in a space like a nestbox in hot weather there would be a build up of moisture/condensation and that would potentiall make a nestbox full of chick poop and dead birdie parts a soup for all sorts of pathogens which would not be good for the birds.  So the chicks follow the shade around the nestbox and nap - they are much more active early in the morning and evening/night when it is cooler.

And storms don't seem to phase peregrines - Hurricane in Brandon got her name because she and her siblings sat on the edge of the Radisson nestbox and watched the t-storms that birthed the Eli tornado.  And at this age, they like to dance in the rain - if it does rain this evening/tonight and if there is enough light I'll see if I can get a screen capture of them dance if they do.

Thanks for the wake up call, TPC. In my mind, I know everything you tell me. However, in these extremes, my human mother instincts takes over.  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 06, 2017, 08:43
Thanks TPC, learning more and more everyday.  Wish we could see the chicks outside, I assume they are ok :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 06, 2017, 10:42
just watched green-band gobble up some leftovers now and it's amazing how few white fluffy feathers she has left!  Her pantaloons still seem pretty fluffy, but her big-girl wings look ready to take off!  :o
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 06, 2017, 14:48
While looking at the chick in the nest, up popped the head of another. So many feathers in the box, it was hard to tell some of the feathers belonged to a sibling.  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on July 06, 2017, 19:36
TPC, have I told you lately how awesome you are?!?  You explain everything so neatly and clearly and put to rest our anxieties about these little guys (who are really not so little ::) )

Yup, what susha said.   :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 07, 2017, 08:36
Wow they seem to grow feathers overnight, looking more like a peregrine now, not a fuzzy chick anymore.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 07, 2017, 10:55
Under normal circumstances, I would say the edge-sitter is the male in the group, but as he is days under than his sisters, I can't say for sure.  Will see if I can catch sight of his band.

This is, I think, the first time I've seen them on the box edge ... will check the recorder later today if I can to verify ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/883344868088610817
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 07, 2017, 11:21
Any luck on the terrace cam repairs TPC? - (I know you'd tell us if there was but just can't help asking anyway)  :P - Sure is tough missing the action going on outdoors. - Thanks for the photos though, they're great!!  :-* ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 07, 2017, 12:47
Any luck on the terrace cam repairs TPC? - (I know you'd tell us if there was but just can't help asking anyway)  :P - Sure is tough missing the action going on outdoors. - Thanks for the photos though, they're great!!  :-* ;D

I don't mind you asking and we are still working on it.  Everything was working way to perfectly at the beginning of the cam season with the new set-up that we should have known we were going to pay for it later on.  We are now into looking at new camera hardware ... best information I have for you at the moment!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 07, 2017, 13:29
Merci Buckets TPC!   ;D ;D   --   Glad it's not quite so hot today for the chicks.  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Jazzerkins on July 07, 2017, 18:18
Is it just me, or is the nest a whole lot messier than in previous years?  Could be my memory is faulty.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 07, 2017, 18:24
I think if the balcony view was working, that's what we'd be seeing more of as the box gets messier and messier...but I do think it's certainly messier than when Trey was around!  Or maybe I'm just being sentimental.  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 07, 2017, 19:20
Definitely a bit messier - but it seems to be feathers as opposed to the messier body parts.  Logan looks cleaner until you look closer  :-X 
 ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 08, 2017, 14:06
  :o Oh please tell me I am REALLY watching the live cam on the patio/balcony? Thank you TPC, Eye Spy, Dennis and others who have worked diligently on the camera.  :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 08, 2017, 14:36
  :o Oh please tell me I am REALLY watching the live cam on the patio/balcony? Thank you TPC, Eye Spy, Dennis and others who have worked diligently on the camera.  :-*

Thank EyeSpy, it was all his doing.  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 08, 2017, 15:12
  :o Oh please tell me I am REALLY watching the live cam on the patio/balcony? Thank you TPC, Eye Spy, Dennis and others who have worked diligently on the camera.  :-*

Thank EyeSpy, it was all his doing.  8)

EyeSpy..........Sending my sincere gratitude to you for all you have done, all that you do and all that I know you will do for this forum. Place a "feather" in your cap and strut!! :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 08, 2017, 15:54
The only disadvantage to the outside cam is watching them wingercising on the ledge. Be still my heart!  :o
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 08, 2017, 16:43
Have you selected appropriate names for all the chicks?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: moka on July 09, 2017, 08:25
The only disadvantage to the outside cam is watching them wingercising on the ledge. Be still my heart!  :o

I agree. Knowing they are meant to be up high, always helps to reassure me... BUT, when I read that Squeak, the AB chick fell 31 stories, my heart just about stopped!

Be safe little ones. :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 09, 2017, 09:20
The only disadvantage to the outside cam is watching them wingercising on the ledge. Be still my heart!  :o

I agree. Knowing they are meant to be up high, always helps to reassure me... BUT, when I read that Squeak, the AB chick fell 31 stories, my heart just about stopped!

Be safe little ones. :-*

Actually  :) Squeak is the Winnipeg (Logan) mom of the chick that ran into trouble from the Bell Tower in Edmonton.  Squeak is Pip's sister.  So many adults and chicks to keep track of now - hard to complain about that though  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 09, 2017, 11:55
Thanks for the view, Eye-Spy!  Do you have a EDF (estimated date of fledge), TPC?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 09, 2017, 14:17
Thanks for the view, Eye-Spy!  Do you have a EDF (estimated date of fledge), TPC?

Technically they are all old enough to fledge anytime ... they are 36-40 days old.  I suspect that it won't be for another few days at least, maybe as long as next weekend.  No one seems to be in a big rush this year - the Logan chicks were very late, even the male and the West Winnipeg chicks may be on the wall today but they haven't seemed much interested in jumping quite yet.  Today was the first day all three Radisson chicks were up on the box edge and they haven't figured out they can run down the ledge, but hey, the days not done yet ....
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 09, 2017, 14:59
Outside cam is working?? - YAY!!!!!!!!  ;D- THANK YOU Eye Spy!!!  ;D :-* ;D 8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 09, 2017, 21:01
Sorry folks, was working and couldn't get back to switch the cam for you earlier ...

And we've had an accidental fledge of at least one, but I suspect two of the chicks ... one has been picked up and I'm off to rehab with it, the other hopefully is higher but don't know where at the moment.

More news as I have it ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 09, 2017, 22:46
Yup accidental fledge - little brother and one of the sisters - little brother was found on the ground and we got him off to rehab.  So far looks fine but holding him overnight to make sure.  Technically he's old enough to fledge and he isn't big so despite the white fuzzy feathers on him, this was kind of normal.  No news on the sister yet, we'll look for her again via camera at first light and have alerted all the rehab facilities that fledging season has begun!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 10, 2017, 06:29
Yup accidental fledge - little brother and one of the sisters - little brother was found on the ground and we got him off to rehab.  So far looks fine but holding him overnight to make sure.  Technically he's old enough to fledge and he isn't big so despite the white fuzzy feathers on him, this was kind of normal.  No news on the sister yet, we'll look for her again via camera at first light and have alerted all the rehab facilities that fledging season has begun!

 :o Wingercising! This is the part I hate most leading up to a successful fledge. Hope to hear good news soon. Thanks for keeping us aware of all happenings, TPC!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 10, 2017, 07:22
No news yet on the other sister that fledged - have checked all the nearby buildings but can't see anything.  Will keep checking through the day - sometimes as the light changes the chick will become visible.

As of fledge time yesterday, little brother was 36 days old and older sister was 40 days old.  That is the start time for fledging so the have the wings to be able to do, they just may not have been ready. 

More news as I have it.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 10, 2017, 08:25
Good morning, I was very nervous watching them on the ledge, then running with their wings flapping.  Hope all is ok
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 10, 2017, 10:13
OH NO!!!  :o - Seems too soon! - Will you put them back in the nest TPC? - Hope you  can locate the sister!  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 10, 2017, 11:18
I am really new at this...would Princess or Pip find them if the baby is crying.  Would they do anything?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 10, 2017, 11:23
I am really new at this...would Princess or Pip find them if the baby is crying.  Would they do anything?

Princess and Pip don't have any problem finding their kids when they call.  This is sort of standard.  It may not have been a graceful fledge but when they go, they go and then it is mostly up to Mom, Dad and the chick in question.  We really can't do much more than try to rescue them if they get into trouble but even then, sometimes there is nothing we can do, sometimes they don't really need our help - one of the Logan chicks provided that this year!!

When the chicks fledge, Princess and Pip will keep track of them, will feed them, will taunt them into following them and defend them if the chick is in trouble AND they can do it without injuring themselves.  Only takes the chicks a few days to get the basics of flying worked out and after about two weeks we generally don't have to worry about them as much.  Another month, six weeks after that the chicks will start taking trips out of town or across the country on their own.  So not much more time to watch them on-camera ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 10, 2017, 11:29
thank you, hopefully all is good.  Mother nature will do what she has to do... pretty amazing
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 10, 2017, 11:31
How's the little brother, TPC?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 10, 2017, 11:52
How's the little brother, TPC? 

A quick look at him last night didn't show any obvious injuries but I asked for him to be held overnight just to make sure all was good.  So long as he is fine later today I'll put him back in the box tomorrow morning - hopefully without scaring his sister too too much ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Moonstar on July 10, 2017, 12:24
Has anyone spotted either of the parents going to a different spot to maybe feed the missing chick?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 10, 2017, 12:41
Geez it's all too fast - they don't even have names yet!  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 10, 2017, 15:51
Has anyone spotted either of the parents going to a different spot to maybe feed the missing chick?

I haven't see the adults at all but that isn't unusual - they tend to fly outside of camera range unless they are coming the nestbox.  It is warm outside, so I suspect everyone has found a perch to wait until it is cooler.  That is what they tend to do at least.  Chick might make her way back up to the nestbox this evening or tomorrow if she is okay and so inclined.  She's out there on her own which is, funnily enough, just as boring as hanging out in the nestbox of chicks.  No reports yet today but if I hear anything or see anything on camera, will post here.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on July 10, 2017, 16:45
TPC, I remember a few years back when a fledgling got stuck in a (chimney?) and was heard by workers.  Luckily she/he was saved.  Is that place still a hazard or has it been taken care for for our fledglings.

Just curious. :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 10, 2017, 17:31
TPC, I remember a few years back when a fledgling got stuck in a (chimney?) and was heard by workers.  Luckily she/he was saved.  Is that place still a hazard or has it been taken care for for our fledglings.

Just curious. :-\

Nothing has been done at the site - but it isn't a common occurrence - it has happened twice in 35 years - first time the chimney was still in operation - no it didn't get toasted, the chimney was for heating so turned off and cleaned in the summer - the second time was with Beatrix a few days after she fledged.  I send an email around to folks who have had contacts with the peregrines in the past when they start fledging so they can check places like that - so far no reports.

A more fascinating one was the chick that got caught in a paint booth exhaust (about 18 inches wide) on the top of the old Eaton's building (now MTS Centre). The paint booth wasn't used any more but an employee on the floor below heard something odd and called us.  We went to check the roof and couldn't find anything.  Then just as we were leaving we walk past this exhaust (we had no idea what it was) we heard a little scratching.  No idea how the bird got in there but it did.  Heck can't even remember who that was now or who I was with but I seem to remember another set of hands ... going to have to do a little research now ....
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on July 10, 2017, 20:32
TPC, I remember a few years back when a fledgling got stuck in a (chimney?) and was heard by workers.  Luckily she/he was saved.  Is that place still a hazard or has it been taken care for for our fledglings.

Just curious. :-\

Nothing has been done at the site - but it isn't a common occurrence - it has happened twice in 35 years - first time the chimney was still in operation - no it didn't get toasted, the chimney was for heating so turned off and cleaned in the summer - the second time was with Beatrix a few days after she fledged.  I send an email around to folks who have had contacts with the peregrines in the past when they start fledging so they can check places like that - so far no reports.

A more fascinating one was the chick that got caught in a paint booth exhaust (about 18 inches wide) on the top of the old Eaton's building (now MTS Centre). The paint booth wasn't used any more but an employee on the floor below heard something odd and called us.  We went to check the roof and couldn't find anything.  Then just as we were leaving we walk past this exhaust (we had no idea what it was) we heard a little scratching.  No idea how the bird got in there but it did.  Heck can't even remember who that was now or who I was with but I seem to remember another set of hands ... going to have to do a little research now ....


I remember that one too!  I'm hoping she is found soon.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 11, 2017, 10:33
From yesterday; the chick who decided to stay in the nest.

(https://picload.org/image/rpcoarrw/winnipeg-july-10-2a.jpg)

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 11, 2017, 10:38
This morning, one on the balcony:

(https://picload.org/image/rpcclpgi/winnipeg-july-11-1a.jpg)

As of a few minutes ago, there are two on the balcony.

(https://picload.org/image/rpcclprr/winnipeg-july-11-2a.jpg)

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 11, 2017, 10:51
Is that the male that was in the hospital or did the female come back?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 11, 2017, 11:03
Is that the male that was in the hospital or did the female come back?

I don't know. Either one fledgling was returned to the nest,  or one made it back on their own. The one at the top of the image is the one who was not there earlier. He/she was not visible for long; I think he/she went into the nest, since the other chick was looking in that direction.

Hopefully TPC will have an update soon. I hope the missing girl is safe somewhere.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 11, 2017, 11:13
TPC was planning to put the boy back this morning so I'm guessing it's him. Glad to have him back!  ;D Poor sis was all by her lonesome. - Now we just need to find the other sister!  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 11, 2017, 12:47
TPC was planning to put the boy back this morning so I'm guessing it's him. Glad to have him back!  ;D Poor sis was all by her lonesome. - Now we just need to find the other sister!  :-\

I'm sure you're right, Ballywing, that the male is the one who has been returned to the nest. When I see him side by side with his sister, he is quite a bit smaller.

They have both been dancing on the edge of the balcony.

(https://picload.org/image/rpcidoal/winnipeg-july-11-6a.jpg)  (https://picload.org/image/rpcidoai/winnipeg-july-11-7a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/rpcidoaw/winnipeg-july-11-8a.jpg)  (https://picload.org/image/rpcidoor/winnipeg-july-11-11a.jpg)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 11, 2017, 12:52
The big girl looks as if she wants to go:

(https://picload.org/image/rpcidooa/winnipeg-july-11-13a.jpg)  (https://picload.org/image/rpcidool/winnipeg-july-11-14a.jpg)

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 11, 2017, 13:08
As you can see, little brother is back home in the nestbox.  We were hoping the rain would keep her glued to the nestbox even when we got close and the parents started freaking out.  No rain but she didn't do anything foolish and we were very quick and minimalist in returning him to the nestbox.  It was all over in about 12 seconds.

And yes, the other sister is fine.  Dennis found her on his way to the Radisson as I was coming in with little brother.  She's next door, many storeys above the street and it appears no worse for wear and in no immediate or particular danger.

Remember, no news is good news :)  The no news on other sister was definitely good news!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 11, 2017, 13:24
Phew, so glad 'other sister' has been found safe!!!  ;D - Hope she makes her way back to the nest, but I guess keeping any of them there for long is a lost cause. - Hopefully there will be no more accidental fledging though!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 11, 2017, 13:46
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEeWeD8UIAAHss4.jpg)  (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEeWhFnUMAA4cjs.jpg)
sister & little brother                                                                        other sister

These were taken within the last 1/2 hour ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 11, 2017, 15:53
What a relief that other sister is safe, and all three are accounted for.

Very cute pic of brother and sister. I'm glad that little brother was not injured, and was able to be returned to the nest.

Had to go to IE to see the pics; not visible in Firefox.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 11, 2017, 16:09
Had to go to IE to see the pics; not visible in Firefox. 

You had other access problems with Firefox ... I think it might be your settings ... I run Firefox on all my computers (new and old operating software) and don't have a problem with photos here ... I know a couple of the more recent upgrades are blocking standard plug-ins, might be worth checking what's been deactivated recently ...  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on July 11, 2017, 16:39
Good news indeed.  Glad that all three are fine.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 11, 2017, 17:51
I also use Firefox at home and have no problem with the photos.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Shocka88 on July 11, 2017, 20:04
Same here!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: sami on July 11, 2017, 23:25
If I remember correctly, the fledgling in the chimney was none other than Beatrix. She seems to have a talent for having strange things happen to her.

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on July 12, 2017, 07:16
Since they don't have names as of yet going with "Lost" was found and she appears to be doing just fine.

(http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/165816574/medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Bunting on July 12, 2017, 08:34
Is "Lost" the smaller or older sister?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 12, 2017, 08:44
so happy all three are ok, soon they will be gone, sad but happy
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 12, 2017, 11:19
Love the name 'Lost'  ;D ;D - Nice pic, she's looking great~ !   8)

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 12, 2017, 11:45
Names will be appearing shortly  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 12, 2017, 12:42
did I miss the name the chicks contest?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 12, 2017, 13:37
did I miss the name the chicks contest?

No Monarch, that's what will be appearing shortly :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 12, 2017, 14:34
 ??? Is it me or is this season "flying" by? ??? ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 12, 2017, 14:42
it is flying by, seems like yesterday the chicks were little white puff balls, now look at them. Time passing too quickly! 
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 12, 2017, 15:45
what happened to the chick, there is only one on the ledge.  Looks like that one is ready to take off :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 12, 2017, 16:21
I saw that too, Monarch and wondered if someone else had gone, but then I saw a little head peaking out from inside and they were both still there.  I'm guessing they're both inside now, napping and trying to stay out of the sun.  I hope so  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 12, 2017, 17:01
as of 1655h, one chick is outside on the box edge preening, other one is inside napping flat in front of the camera.  The not-lost-anymore chick is still nearby.  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Pam on July 12, 2017, 22:30
A good "normal" season!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 13, 2017, 09:21
Did one fledge overnight? I have only seen one since this A.M.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 13, 2017, 09:56
Yes, just one on cam now, unless the other one is on the part of the ledge that is out of camera shot - but I'll bet somebirde flew the coop! :o - Hope all went well and we have sightings!  :)

.....hmmm - Now they're both gone! ?  :-X
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 13, 2017, 10:59
Still one on the balcony, but the other chick may very well be in the nest.

(https://picload.org/image/rpidgrpl/winnipeg-july-13-2a.jpg)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 13, 2017, 11:05
Nope, other sister fledged late yesterday - that is little brother, he's been up and down the ledge by the nestbox and I think he may well have voluntarily fledged as well, but can't be sure as if he did, he did it off camera!  We'll see what he gets up to over the rest of the day.  And the accidentally fledged sister has found somewhere new to perch - can't find her on the building she was sticking to now.

I've got the skycam keeping an eye on the ledge, the balcony cam watching the balcony and the inside box came, well watching the inside of the box - theoretically if someone comes or goes we should see it!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 13, 2017, 11:12
Nope, other sister fledged late yesterday - that is little brother, he's been up and down the ledge by the nestbox and I think he may well have voluntarily fledged as well, but can't be sure as if he did, he did it off camera!  We'll see what he gets up to over the rest of the day.  And the accidentally fledged sister has found somewhere new to perch - can't find her on the building she was sticking to now.

I've got the skycam keeping an eye on the ledge, the balcony cam watching the balcony and the inside box came, well watching the inside of the box - theoretically if someone comes or goes we should see it!!

So other sister has fledged. I hope she is safe, wherever she is. In fact, I hope all three are safe. If lilttle brother fledged, it is very recent, since the image I posted was from about five minutes earlier. You have an advantage, TPC, with three cams, while the rest of us can only view one.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 13, 2017, 11:20
One is still there:

(https://picload.org/image/rpidgiga/winnipeg-july-13-4a.jpg)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 13, 2017, 12:21
Oh boy, well I'm not surprised - a beautiful day for fledging I have to say. - Stay safe little un-named ones!!  :-*

(I still remember a few years ago when all the kids used to come back to the nest each evening - that was awesome.)  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 13, 2017, 13:15
Oh boy, well I'm not surprised - a beautiful day for fledging I have to say. - Stay safe little un-named ones!!  :-*

(I still remember a few years ago when all the kids used to come back to the nest each evening - that was awesome.)  ;D

Hopefully we will again be treated with their nocturnal visits. Bringing "Lost" along.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 13, 2017, 14:14
You have an advantage, TPC, with three cams, while the rest of us can only view one.

That would be the logical assumption but actually, the little beggars manage to stay out of sight a lot!  And on both sides of the building!!!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: RCF on July 13, 2017, 18:31
July 12 2017

Chicks flapping on the edge and then a parent shows up with food.  :)


Video ~ https://youtu.be/YzSqu_kTxDM (https://youtu.be/YzSqu_kTxDM)








Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 13, 2017, 20:15
Oh wow FABULOUS video RCF!!  ;D - Little stinker took the whole thing for him/herself! 

I swear I saw a chick on the ledge beside the nest tonight - just after 7pm. So either somebirdie fledged and came back, or didn't fledge at all.  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bcbird on July 13, 2017, 21:29
What a lot of flapping!  Thanks for that great video, RCF.
Looks like Princess got an earful when the one without dinner told her to get another for them.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 14, 2017, 05:43
Just came on 5 minutes ago and suddenly Pip shows up with the "full meal" deal for a waiting chick. Hungry little??? kid. Because I would prefer not to watch him/her tear the meal, I am posting what I observed.   :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 14, 2017, 08:41
great to see the nest chicks are eating, I hope Lost is eating as well
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 14, 2017, 10:40
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/885886456488701954
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 14, 2017, 10:42
great to see the nest chicks are eating, I hope Lost is eating as well

No news is good news when it comes to peregrines.
The parents will feed the chicks wherever they are - an the female who accidentally fledged was being well fed by the adults when I last saw her ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 14, 2017, 11:05
TPC, did Little Brother leave the nest yesterday and make his way back? - Or did he never leave? -  ??? ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 14, 2017, 11:22
TPC, did Little Brother leave the nest yesterday and make his way back? - Or did he never leave? -  ??? ;D

We aren't sure - the angle of his take off from the nestbox could have been either, but he was back on the ledge very quickly - which could mean he took an abrupt turn back or he flew to the ledge right off the bat.  I'm trying to put together the different camera angles to answer that question though ....
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 14, 2017, 15:56
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/885966221929316352
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 14, 2017, 16:00
when he was right up to the camera he looked sad, maybe missing his sisters
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 14, 2017, 16:14
when he was right up to the camera he looked sad, maybe missing his sisters

Or happy not to have to share his little bit of shade with his two larger sisters  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 14, 2017, 16:22
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/885972696403767296
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 14, 2017, 17:20
Yay!!! - Glad they're close by, together, and seem fine!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 15, 2017, 13:12
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/886283831837413378

but then she flew away and he started flapping and running along the box edge and then he hopped down on the nestledge.

As of 1312h CDT he's still on the ledge about 1/4 of the way to the end in the shade just hanging out ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 15, 2017, 14:23

I was watching "little brother" on the balcony cam earlier today and noticed he appears to be spending a lot of time on the ledge.

Just thinking about the "ledgecam" again ... the cam we enjoyed in 2012 when McDermot would frequent the ledge and sometimes appear right in front of the cam for hours.

Is there still hope for that cam? What is the latest?  TPC ???

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Bunting on July 15, 2017, 17:35
Did he take off just now?  I thought so!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Bunting on July 15, 2017, 18:32
Ooops, sorry he fooled me I guess!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 15, 2017, 18:43
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/886356929555116036
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess: My experience from a mom's perspective
Post by: Pamela56 on July 16, 2017, 12:41
Watching the Radisson webcam on shaw channel 9 every day for 2 hours since the chicks were tiny (3 hours on Saturday and Sunday).  What a beautiful experience!  Sometimes it was hard to watch Peewee aka (Lost) being shoved out of the feeding line.  Nature has its way, survival of the fittest.
Now Peewee looks weak and seems to have having difficulty flying like his sisters.  He's alone most of the time, at least from the perspective of the shaw webcam.  Any one who knows more, please post it.  Thanks.
I guess my motherly instincts popped out again.  I even dreamed last night about a songbird chick in a nest, which was a hole in the grass.  An elementary school full of children were in my backyard learning about life.  I guess these little Peregrine Falcons and  their very busy mom got to my heart.  🐣🐣 🐣  God go with you little ones
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess: My experience from a mom's perspective
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 16, 2017, 13:42
Watching the Radisson webcam on shaw channel 9 every day for 2 hours since the chicks were tiny (3 hours on Saturday and Sunday).  What a beautiful experience!  Sometimes it was hard to watch Peewee aka (Lost) being shoved out of the feeding line.  Nature has its way, survival of the fittest.
Now Peewee looks weak and seems to have having difficulty flying like his sisters.  He's alone most of the time, at least from the perspective of the shaw webcam.  Any one who knows more, please post it.  Thanks.
I guess my motherly instincts popped out again.  I even dreamed last night about a songbird chick in a nest, which was a hole in the grass.  An elementary school full of children were in my backyard learning about life.  I guess these little Peregrine Falcons and  their very busy mom got to my heart.  🐣🐣 🐣  God go with you little ones

Hey Pamela - welcome aboard!

It can be tough to know what's going on the first year you watch the peregrines and watching on Shaw TV you have a great view but it is only just at one time of the day so you have only seen one part of their lives.  The good news is that all the chicks at the Radisson are doing very well and in fact are doing as well as their brothers and sisters in previous years and are no different from their cousins around the province (we watch over them as well).  Little brother, the last chick at the nestbox is 4 almost 5 days younger than his sisters which is why he hasn't fledge (taken his first flight yet) - getting bumped off (or being the bumpee) also may make him a little less impatient to get flying.  He ended up fluttering down 30 storeys to the ground when he accidentally fledge, then he was rescued, transported, checked out for injuries, had a sleep-over, transported again and then was returned to the nestbox - all things he wasn't thrilled about so if he takes a bit more time to want to fly again, that's fine - he's getting stronger and braver everyday.  His sister who also fledged accidentally with him spent four days hanging out by herself on a nearby rooftop out of sight of the nestbox before she tried flying again and we found her up with her sister across the street from the nestbox on Saturday.  He on the other hand had his other sister with him until just a couple of days ago and he can see his parents and sisters most of the time, he just doesn't want to fly yet. And that's up to him - every peregrine has their own personality and he'll go when he doesn't want to be alone anymore - they all do eventually.  And the parents will keep him and his sisters fed wherever they may be, then they will start tempting their chicks to follow them for the food so that they can start to teach them to chase prey and hunt.  The chicks really like this stage of training!!

And don't worry about little brother's health, he's not weak at all (I have the cuts to prove it!) - it is warm in the nestbox at this time of the year so he likes to find the shade in the box or out on the balcony or on the ledge (which is out of camera view).  And the peregrines like most predators (and our companion cats and dogs) spend a large part of every day napping both as chicks and as adults - so he's doing just what everyone else is doing.  Occasionally you will see him with his wings drooping after a big flap on the edge of the nestbox - that's because he's still building up his wing strength and that's tough work for a chick that is only 43 days old. 

So nothing to be worried about at this point, little brother is doing what we expect, just taking a little extra time and when you consider how small he was when he hatched, a little extra time is perfectly understandable.  We've had chicks stay longer and some who didn't wait at all, every chick is different.

And if you haven't, please do vote for your favourite names for the chicks - maybe that will encourage him to fly  ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 16, 2017, 13:47
As an update - Little Brother fledged at 1206h CDT - went back to check the recorder - pretty good launch too and he made a wide sweeping turn around to the north and disappeared around the Hotel and maintained good altitude from what I saw.

Will see what I can see on the cameras!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 16, 2017, 13:59
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/886660997494210561
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Pamela56 on July 16, 2017, 18:41
Thank you Old Bird, all the information you gave and reassurances put a smile on my face!  My little Peewee (younger brother) is ok!  The smile turned into a big grin with your news today that he fledged!  ;D 
I've been trying for years to follow Princess and Piper but the internet had problems.  I just stumbled across shaw ch.  9 about 4 or 5 days after all the chicks were bornthis spring.  I was very excited and so was my cat. Ha ha.
I voted for the names, although I can't say I particularly like the possibilities.  I just love the falcons, names aren't that important.  I think I'll always call the little brother Peewee, I've always called him that name.

PJ
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 00:01
Got a call that little brother grounded himself again - took 8 hours to do it though, which I think is better than last time!  He's had a checkup and everything seems fine but he's staying overnight again with PWRC just to be sure (we did the same thing last time).  So long as all is good, we'll get him back up to the nest box and perhaps the third time (knock on wood) will be the charm.  So far so good.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 00:25
Thank you Old Bird, all the information you gave and reassurances put a smile on my face!  My little Peewee (younger brother) is ok!  The smile turned into a big grin with your news today that he fledged!  ;D 
I've been trying for years to follow Princess and Piper but the internet had problems.  I just stumbled across shaw ch.  9 about 4 or 5 days after all the chicks were bornthis spring.  I was very excited and so was my cat. Ha ha.
I voted for the names, although I can't say I particularly like the possibilities.  I just love the falcons, names aren't that important.  I think I'll always call the little brother Peewee, I've always called him that name.

PJ

Not everyone likes the names we propose which is fine and often folks refer to them privately by nicknames.  We do have a couple of rules we try to live by - we give them names like Crash or Splat because 5 to 7 out of every 10 chicks dies in the first year of life and that's just bad karma.  We also don't go the Fluffy or Sweetie-Pie route - hard to take a peregrine seriously when he or she is named Fluffy.  We also try not to duplicate names already in the Project - for most our birds we don't know who's still alive and going to pop up someday, so we play it safe that way.  And finally, we are superstitious on two points - first, we don't name them after living people, we've not had good luck with that one in the past and second, we name them as though they will survive and return and be one of our resident birds - like Ty, Hart, Pip, Hurricane, Sol, Sundance, Spencer, Loki, Daer, Elizabeth, Bristol and Beatrix - who all came home this year.  Other Manitoba birds nesting elsewhere this year include Alley, Terminator, Radisson, Annie, Andamooka and Chaos. In case Nature appreciates a well-named peregrine, we plan to keep giving them names they can survive and thrive on - and with a little help from the falcons' fans for the Radisson chicks.

I'm putting together a list of the orevious years' Radisson chicks' names and where they came from - will be sure to post a link here when its ready.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 17, 2017, 10:18
TPC..... Who calls you TPC when birdies are grounded? - Where was 'Brother' found? - If any random person comes across  a big unfamiliar bird on the ground, how do they know what to do? - I'd think alot of people would just look and continue on. - Just curious :)  - I don't even know who to contact if I'm ever the one who finds a chick -  ie phone numbers etc.  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 17, 2017, 10:29
Good question I wondered how they found their way to you, also I have been super busy at work but look when I can.  Where do you vote?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 11:27
With the advent of smartphones folks google us and our phone number is on the website - just as a note, the number has changed this year.  Or they google injured wildlife and get one of the rehab organizations and their websites and answering machine messages provide them with information on local drop off locations - some of which are open during working hours, others 24/7.

Sometimes they get the phone number from the Hotel or 311 or the Winnipeg Police.  In last night's case, none of these three sources managed to find our new number - and yes we give them this information for just this kind of eventuality. 

Sometimes folks call the City or Province who then forward them on to the Humane Society or one of our wildlife rehab organizations.  Wildlife Haven and Prairie Wildlife usually give me a call if a peregrine comes through their door or there is a report that sounds like it could be a peregrine (rather than a merlin or some other raptor species).

Last night is was a bit of everything since more than one person was calling.  I got the call through Prairie Wildlife as it was late (almost 10pm) and I was nearer than any of their volunteers.  WHS Emergency also turned up which was cool.  Not a lot of folks available on a weekend - pretty much just us. :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 11:28
Where do you vote?

Link is in the top right corner of this screen - just click where it says "Click here to Vote"  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 17, 2017, 11:57
Oh, thanks TPC - Great Info!!  ;D - Since my 'Flip Phone' wouldn't do me much good for googling .... I'm going to get the number from the site and put it in my phone!  :) - Or maybe just go really old school and write it on a piece of paper!  :P
(Thank heavens 'Brother' hasn't ended up in the middle of Portage. :o)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on July 17, 2017, 12:32
we had  a little male one year, that we had to rescue 3 times. He became our best flier.

fingers crossed
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 13:03
Ideally I'd like to get little brother (it will be nice when he has a name) back up in the nestbox tonight so he can calm down and think about what he wants to do instead of rushing to do it just because he's so glad to be away from us.  But we'll see how it goes ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: RCF on July 17, 2017, 17:41
I have some interesting information on one of the people that you chose for one of the chick names. The doctor that Jean Ann Purdie was married to delivered my mother at her home which was not far from Griswold. Then their son who was also a doctor (Dr. F.J E.Purdie) delivered me and my two brothers. So who should I vote for...I may be biased!  ;D


Jean Ann Purdie (1883-1991)   nurse, doctors wife.
Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 18 April 1893, she came to western Manitoba with her family in 1910, when she was 17 years of age. She took nursing training at Neepawa, graduating in 1914, after which she worked at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. On 16 July 1918, she married Dr. F. K. Purdie and the pair moved to Griswold to practice medicine. The Spanish Influenza hit Griswold in 1918 and the Griswold School was turned into a hospital to accommodate the many patients. For three weeks she nursed the patients, then went on to Alexander to help set up an emergency hospital there. During the epidemic, she helped to treat 200 people, only two of which died.
for more information: MHS Memorable Manitobans JA Purdie

Mrs Purdie was a tough lady a great quality in a peregrine! Also, the Brandon Mental Health Centre used to be a favourite place for non-nesting peregrines to hang out during migration and occasionally through the summer if they were in the mood to stay.


https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/886356929555116036

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: BirdLover on July 17, 2017, 18:03
That's really cool, RCF! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Doreen on July 17, 2017, 20:10
I agree that is really cool RCF! :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 17, 2017, 22:10
Great story RCF!! So interesting!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Shocka88 on July 17, 2017, 23:23
Such a neat "connection", RCF!  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 17, 2017, 23:28

It's a small world (after all)!  :D

Thank you for sharing the interesting information regarding Jean Ann Purdie and her connection to you and your family, RCF.  8)

At first glance I liked the name Purdie (maybe because it rhymes with my forum name - not sure - but I like it).

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 23:32
Small world indeed RCF!  And it looks like you aren't the only one who likes the name so it is entirely possible there will be a Radisson chick with a personal connection to you  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 17, 2017, 23:33
Sorry to hear little brother took revenge on your arm today, TPC. He must have been quite frightened after a couple experiences on the ground!

Your latest tweet said he was back in the box but I'm not seeing any sign of him - unless he's tucked in already - so I'm thinking he might have left shortly after you put him back.

I sure hope poor little brother isn't in trouble somewhere ... I'm worried.  :(

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 23:35
Dennis and I put little brother back into the nestbox this evening in the hope that he would just cool his jets overnight (and maybe tomorrow too?) before trying his hand at flying a third time.  He has done well so far to be grounded twice from 30 storeys without an injury, but he doesn't need to prove to us he can do it a third time (right?).  We'll have to see if all he's waiting for is dawn or if he decides to take a couple of days - maybe until the weekend when its quieter downtown even - before trying his wings again.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 17, 2017, 23:38
Sorry to hear little brother took revenge on your arm today, TPC. He must have been quite frightened after a couple experiences on the ground!

Your latest tweet said he was back in the box but I'm not seeing any sign of him - unless he's tucked in already - so I'm thinking he might have left shortly after you put him back.

I sure hope poor little brother isn't in trouble somewhere ... I'm worried.  :(

There's another tweet since then burdi :)

And scared my sweet patoot, little terror bites me every time, Lisa too, even when she was giving him food!  For me it was banding, one rescue and two returns.  Cute bird with a wicked temper, if he can just learn to fly and survive the year, he'll be heck on wings.  And Dennis took a photo of my arm ... got to check if my tetanus is up-to-date tomorrow (wish I were kidding  ::))
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: mspeach on July 17, 2017, 23:54
I remember in years past there was a fledge watch on the ground, or am I dreaming.
There was quite a bit of messaging about sightings from a lot of names I haven't seen this year.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 18, 2017, 00:06
Sorry to hear little brother took revenge on your arm today, TPC. He must have been quite frightened after a couple experiences on the ground!

Your latest tweet said he was back in the box but I'm not seeing any sign of him - unless he's tucked in already - so I'm thinking he might have left shortly after you put him back.

I sure hope poor little brother isn't in trouble somewhere ... I'm worried.  :(

There's another tweet since then burdi :)

And scared my sweet patoot, little terror bites me every time, Lisa too, even when she was giving him food!  For me it was banding, one rescue and two returns.  Cute bird with a wicked temper, if he can just learn to fly and survive the year, he'll be heck on wings.  And Dennis took a photo of my arm ... got to check if my tetanus is up-to-date tomorrow (wish I were kidding  ::))

Thanks, TPC. It's good to hear he's still there.

;D  Guess he is a little terror!  ;D 

But regarding your arm, I wish you were kidding too.  :(


Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 18, 2017, 00:49
I remember in years past there was a fledge watch on the ground, or am I dreaming.
There was quite a bit of messaging about sightings from a lot of names I haven't seen this year.

Nope you aren't dreaming mspeach - your memory is quite correct.  We have had informal flrdgewatches in years gone by - they differed from the flrledgewatches we had many years ago in hat folks would come down when they could as opposed to two people working. 6 hour shifts from dawn until dark.  That's more time than folks can generally donate and because of the tall buildings it is hard to keep a constant watch on the birds.  Our mr informal fledgewatches were as much to appreciate the birds as to help them if the chicks run into trouble.  The Project has over the last number of years has worked to modify nestsites to give chicks more opportunity to practice flying before taking the big leap and that seems (knock on wood) to be helping - for instance putting the chicks on the rooftop nestbox rather than the box on the wall at McKenzie Seeds - doesn't make it as easy to see them from the ground but fledging injury and mortality has gone down. Same with Ramos from box to roof at a couple of sites - even though the chicks can get up on he roof he inevitably go down onto the roof and then spend the next 2-3 weeks running and flapping and taking short flights across the roof - all in preparation for the big leap.  Accidents will still happen and some birds just need more chances to get it right but overall we are (knock on wood again) doing so very badly these days.  The chance to get together and talk peregrines when fledgewatches was a great part of the events - and you are right, the sharing of sightings and tales was great fun.  I had to go back and count but those fledgewatches started 9 years ago - a number of our original phanatics have retired, moved etc - they still drop I. To see what is going on and a number of folks keep an eye on the twitter feed to get updates as well.  I guess the upshot is that things, except for the peregrines, change and we adapt.

Nice to have you back for a visit MsPeach  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 18, 2017, 05:41
I have been MIA for a couple of days. so much has happened during this time. Another search and rescue.  :o
Your dedication to our falcons never wavers, TPC. Thank you from this phanatic.
RCF, thank you for sharing your connection to Mrs. Purdie. She most definitely has my vote.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 18, 2017, 05:47
I just watched the wayward guy sitting on the ledge wildly flapping his wings. For sure, it seems he wants to soar again.  ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Jazzerkins on July 18, 2017, 07:06
And ---- away he goes.  I hope third time is the lucky one for him.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 18, 2017, 07:17
And ---- away he goes.  I hope third time is the lucky one for him.
I doubted he would stay put. I wonder if Princess or Pip used food to lure him. Hmmmm!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: RCF on July 18, 2017, 09:18
And ---- away he goes.  I hope third time is the lucky one for him.

Video of his take off.

https://youtu.be/71JGrT_GYMs (https://youtu.be/71JGrT_GYMs)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 18, 2017, 09:29
thank you, gone again.  Third time will be a charm, something caught his eye then the big leap of faith!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: susha on July 18, 2017, 10:25
I'm just itching to be downtown, doing fledge-watch this year, but life keeps getting in the way!  Wish I could be down there now, looking for the little guy! :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 18, 2017, 15:39
1538h CDT - one of the chicks is across from the nestbox on the roof of the Rogers building.  Could be any of the three including little brother ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 19, 2017, 14:32
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/887754053018669056

Haven't seen anything of the chicks or adults at the box or in the immediate vicinity at all today ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 19, 2017, 14:57
that is sad, would love to see them before they leave for the winter ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 19, 2017, 15:34
that is sad, would love to see them before they leave for the winter ::)

They might come back once or twice but the FalconCam won't be live all summer and Shaw TV won't show an empty nestbox for the next couple of months either.   We monitor the cameras year-round, so if someone pops up we'll probably catch a glimpse of them and if we can catch a decent photo we'll be sure to post it no worries.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on July 19, 2017, 15:54
that is sad, would love to see them before they leave for the winter ::)

They might come back once or twice but the FalconCam won't be live all summer and Shaw TV won't show an empty nestbox for the next couple of months either.   We monitor the cameras year-round, so if someone pops up we'll probably catch a glimpse of them and if we can catch a decent photo we'll be sure to post it no worries.

I guess 3rd time WAS the charm for our little male. Since we haven't seen his sisters at the nestbox, I was beginning to think you and Dennis would be our "eyes" until they migrate. I look forward to your posts and photos, TPC. BTW, have you looked at your #'s? 10 more and you hit 10,000! WOW!  :o Thanks for the PF education!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bcbird on July 19, 2017, 16:11
... BTW, have you looked at your #'s? 10 more and you hit 10,000! WOW!  :o Thanks for the PF education!

New Category?

10,000 posts = Wise Bird
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 19, 2017, 16:23
10,000 = Crazy Bird ?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 19, 2017, 16:46
thank you for keeping us up to date on our fine feathered friends, I look forward to any updates and pictures. :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 19, 2017, 17:39
10,000 = Crazy Bird ?

 ;D - only if you say so, TPC -  ;)

I say - 10,000 posts = Big Bird  :D

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 19, 2017, 19:02
I'm hoping that was little brother you spotted on the Rogers building yesterday, TPC. If so, it appears he did very well on his third try.

I really want our cute little terror to stay out of trouble!

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 19, 2017, 19:11

Haven't seen anything of the chicks or adults at the box or in the immediate vicinity at all today ...

Perhaps you will spot all three together (or around the same time) ... think I recall you doing that one year.

Good luck!

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on July 20, 2017, 07:38
(http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/165864418/medium.jpg)
You would think that after being picked up for the second time he would be used to TPC...not so, he just latched on to TPC's hand and wouldn't let go. I wanted a close-up but felt it only far to help out by removing the talons from her hand.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: photosbydennis on July 20, 2017, 07:39
(http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/165864419/medium.jpg)
"Little Brother" gets returned to the nestbox for the second time...appears 3rd. time a charm ? Fingers crossed.

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 20, 2017, 09:22
He is beautiful, your arm doesn't look as good, does it still hurt?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 20, 2017, 11:33
He is beautiful, your arm doesn't look as good, does it still hurt?

Finger little brother mauled was swollen for a couple of days, not so bad today and probably fine by Monday.  Did make a quick trip to the doctor's office to see if my tetanus shot was all up-to-date .... it was ...  Dennis took a picture of my arm covered in feces and some blood, saving that for a blog post on how glamorous it is to work with the peregrines  :-X  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 20, 2017, 14:07
I hope your arm and hand are okay, TPC! It seems Little Brother really dislikes being picked up. He looks as if he has quite a temper, but he is a beautiful young peregrine.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 20, 2017, 14:10
The cam was working until yesterday evening, but when I went to the site this morning the cam is gone. Did Shaw take it down already? Seems a bit abrupt if they did.

Perhaps it can still be viewed in the Winnipeg area, but from where I am it is definitely gone.  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 20, 2017, 15:30
TPCs tweet right below where the cam should be says they're having some technical issues.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 20, 2017, 15:50
We are having difficulties with YouTube talking to the FalconCam page but you can still watch the cam on YouTube direct

https://youtu.be/WeNGxGNm7KA
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 20, 2017, 21:40

It's a small world (after all)!  :D

Thank you for sharing the interesting information regarding Jean Ann Purdie and her connection to you and your family, RCF.  8)

At first glance I liked the name Purdie (maybe because it rhymes with my forum name - not sure - but I like it).

In my post above I forgot to mention that "It's a Small World" was a song that came to mind while reading RCF's post. I assume most people will recognize the song but it may help to post the lyrics.  :)

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world

There is just one moon and one golden sun
And a smile means friendship to everyone
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world


http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/It%27s_a_Small_World_(song)
 (http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/It%27s_a_Small_World_(song))

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 20, 2017, 22:12

TPC, Thank you for posting some important things to consider when choosing names for our peregrines - they're all very thoughtful. You're the best!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 21, 2017, 00:35
Just putting some thoughts out there.  :)

Watching peregrine falcons on live cams is educational for humans so naming a chick in honour of an educator may be a way for us to express gratitude to the peregrines; considering that, I think it would be nice to name our male in honour of Wilfred Gilbert Pearce, educator.

Pearce rhymes with pierce and our cute little terror has been known to pierce skin (in his defence against humans), so the name Pearce would again be fitting for this youngster (in my opinion). And of course Im hoping he will live a long life as a fierce and powerful adult peregrine.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 21, 2017, 00:54
Still hesitant to vote as Im not certain what my final choices will be and dont know if were allowed to make changes after voting.   ::)   ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 21, 2017, 17:01
Still hesitant to vote as Im not certain what my final choices will be and dont know if were allowed to make changes after voting.   ::)   ???

You get three choices but once you vote you can not go back and change them - you have another day to make your final choices, so you have a bit longer to take the leap!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 21, 2017, 21:06
I took the leap and voted ... good luck to RCF!  ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 22, 2017, 16:35
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/888873426395570178
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 23, 2017, 14:10
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/889177605752193024
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 23, 2017, 21:02
Very nice names! It was tough to choose because the more I pondered - the more reasons I found for liking a couple other names as well.  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on July 24, 2017, 18:18
any news  on the chicks
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: carly on July 24, 2017, 21:12
Love the names  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 25, 2017, 09:02
are the chicks still around the Alt hotel?  would love to know how they are doing.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 25, 2017, 13:13
The kids are in the area but they like to move and they seem to like the rivers - not surprising, others have done as well at about this age.  Haven't seen anyone at the Alt Hotel since the weekend but will post anything that I manage to catch sight of!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 26, 2017, 11:44
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/890248890720673792
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 26, 2017, 12:34
Nice to see that Pippy and Purdie are getting around!   :)
 
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 26, 2017, 13:04
I can see part of somebirdie sitting on the front edge of the nest right now.  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 26, 2017, 13:34
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/890279002656604160
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on July 26, 2017, 14:01
Thanks for checking and posting a pic, TPC. I'm also thinking this is Porter enjoying some time at the nest.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on July 26, 2017, 15:01
Thank you for the update, are the parents still bringing food to the chicks or are they hunting by themselves now?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on July 26, 2017, 16:42
Thank you for the update, are the parents still bringing food to the chicks or are they hunting by themselves now?

Oh no, they aren't ready to support themselves yet.  They may just be starting to catch things on their own, but not enough or well enough to support themselves - they are still growing babies still - they are only 57, 56 and 53 days old as of today.  They will need another few weeks before they are fully self-sufficient.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on July 27, 2017, 11:51
A couple days ago my sister was waiting for a bus on Portage across from the Radisson.

She saw 1 of the kids soaring around, then it landed on a window ledge at the Radisson. Then another kid came and landed on another ledge.

Then 2 more birds came - not sure if it was it was Princess and Pip, or the other sibling and 1 parent - but there ensued a lot of screeching and yelling for a minute..... Then the 2 kids flew off the ledges and went with the other 2.

I'm guessing they were in the middle of a training exercise and the kids were goofing off so got an earful.  ??? :P ;D

TPC have you seen all 3 of the chicks? - Do we know they're all ok?  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on July 28, 2017, 16:24
Love the pics you posted, TPC! Very handsome fledglings!

It's good that they have names now. Thank you for all the thought, research, time and effort you put into coming up with a selection of names, and the background behind each.

Have not seen anyone at the nest, except for a couple of partial views of a juvie a couple of days ago.

(https://picload.org/image/rwgppial/winnipeg-july-6-26-4a.jpg)  (https://picload.org/image/rwgppiai/winnipeg-july-26-3a.jpg)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on August 02, 2017, 10:34
Have been looking but not seen anybirdie around for the past few days.  :-\
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on August 04, 2017, 11:07
I keep hoping to see one but haven't.  I thought I saw them flying around Disraeli bridge but my eyes aren't that great so maybe not.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on August 04, 2017, 16:12
No news for a while - TPC must be on holidays.  8) - (What nerve!!....lol)   :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on August 05, 2017, 09:55
No news for a while - TPC must be on holidays.  8) - (What nerve!!....lol)   :P

I wish I had news, it has all been too quiet  :'(  even for me who does at this time of the year, crave a wee break from the wee terrors  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 07, 2017, 13:32
Well how about that? Somebirdie is visiting us!  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 07, 2017, 14:13
I'm not sure where our visitor has gone, but initially I spotted him (or her) peeking out from inside the nest. Perhaps it was time for another nap ... or maybe the visit is over.  ???
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Alison on August 07, 2017, 14:14
Well how about that? Somebirdie is visiting us!  :D

Yes, they are! I was doing a cursory check of the nest, where no-one ever seems to visit, when I saw a beak peeking  out from below the overhang. The beak disappeared immediately, but then the juvie did make a short appearance.

(https://picload.org/image/rwalgdwa/winnipeg-aug-7-1a.jpg) (https://picload.org/image/rwalgdwl/winnipeg-aug-7-2a.jpg)

(https://picload.org/image/rwalgdwi/winnipeg-aug-7-3a.jpg)  (https://picload.org/image/rwalgdww/winnipeg-aug-7-4a.jpg)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 07, 2017, 15:05
By the way, I don't know if anybirdie was there earlier today. (I just happened to click on the cam at the right time.) All is quiet again ... wonder if our visitor flew off?
 
Nice to know that you also spotted our visitor, Alison!  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on August 08, 2017, 09:38
Your visitor Alison & Burdi I was able to confirm was little brother Porter  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on August 08, 2017, 09:50
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/894932697545678848
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 08, 2017, 14:14
Your visitor Alison & Burdi I was able to confirm was little brother Porter  :)

Aww - really nice to know that was Porter at the nestbox.  :)

I see he's continuing to get around very well now, so his flying ability must have improved greatly.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 08, 2017, 20:07

Yesterday, while watching Porter (our visitor) pick at the old food remains, I hoped he was simply playing and not that hungry!
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 12, 2017, 16:48
Wonder where our birdies have gone ... perhaps they're closer to the river.

Anyone spot a balcony visitor this year?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 12, 2017, 17:32

He's back! Check out the cam - Porter's back again! (I think ;D)

Well, for sure somebirdie is visiting.  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 12, 2017, 18:57
By the way, our nestbox visitor left about 5:55 pm.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: RCF on August 13, 2017, 09:43

He's back! Check out the cam - Porter's back again! (I think ;D)

Well, for sure somebirdie is visiting.  :D

(https://s26.postimg.org/581y3g9op/PORTER_Aug_12_2017_002.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/829oun18p/PORTER_Aug_12_2017_032.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/tairybqbt/PORTER_Aug_12_2017_003.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on August 13, 2017, 13:53
When I check the cam........nothing.  :( Thanks Burdi for your updates. And thanks RCF for your photos. I'm thinking because Porter has had some mishaps, he, more than the girls, will occasionally return to his roots. "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!"  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 13, 2017, 15:23
Thank you for following up with pictures, RCF.

GCG, I totally agree with your comment regarding Porter returning to his roots. He appears to be a loner, and he's possibly finding some comfort at home.  :)

I'm wondering if Purdie and Pippy are still enjoying time together.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on August 14, 2017, 09:59
Haven't seen them in the downtown skies lately - hmph.  :-[
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 14, 2017, 14:35
It was nice to see somebirdie land on the front edge of the nestbox, although the visit was cut short (at least 20 minutes ago).
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on August 15, 2017, 10:51
Glad to hear they (or some of them) are still in the area!!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 15, 2017, 14:30
Glad to hear they (or some of them) are still in the area!!  ;D

I enjoy seeing the juveniles, though I'm hoping that someone will spot a parent.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 15, 2017, 14:45
I didn't mention this earlier, but I'm certain that our nestbox visitor jumped up from the ledge on at least one of the visits. However, we're still unable to watch Porter or anybirdie when they decide to enjoy some time on the ledge.  :(
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 15, 2017, 15:13
I wasn't able to find a list of band colours for our 2017 Radisson chicks ??? (maybe I missed it ???).

Perhaps adding their band colours to the "News" could help as a temporary (but quick) reference.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 17, 2017, 01:29
I think it was Pip who made an appearance at the nestbox about 7pm yesterday evening. However, he was likely very busy with his growing family and couldn't spare more than a minute of time!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 17, 2017, 18:10
I don't know the whereabouts of Pip before he became resident male at the Radisson, but considering he's a 2014 Logan hatch (Joli and Hart are his parents), he's still quite young and may possibly be a first time dad!  :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on August 18, 2017, 10:20
Yes I think he is a newbie Dad - He's done a pretty good job!!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 18, 2017, 11:19
Yes I think he is a newbie Dad - He's done a pretty good job!!  ;D

Yes, I would say Pip has done a great job, and I suspect he's carrying most of the load right now!  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on August 19, 2017, 18:18
I wasn't able to find a list of band colours for our 2017 Radisson chicks ??? (maybe I missed it ???).

Perhaps adding their band colours to the "News" could help as a temporary (but quick) reference.

Chick "band" (actually tape) colours this year are:
Porter - is silver - no tape on left leg(all our males were silver this year)
Purdy - green tape on left leg
Pippy - red tape on left leg

We don't really expect the tape to last longer than a few months, so if you see a bird with no tape, likely it is one of the males but maybe, just maybe, one of the girls may have removed the tape already.

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 22, 2017, 04:09
Thank you for replying with the info I requested, TPC.

I find the tape colours serve an excellent purpose, though not for long. Initially, I couldn't find leg band info for the chicks, but thought I should at least ask about the band colours tape colours - sorry about the poor wording.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on August 27, 2017, 13:13
Thank you for replying with the info I requested, TPC.

I find the tape colours serve an excellent purpose, though not for long. Initially, I couldn't find leg band info for the chicks, but thought I should at least ask about the band colours tape colours - sorry about the poor wording.

Past the first year, having colour on the silver band doesn't really serve a purpose.  When they are chicks and based on where they are seen we can tell with a certain level of confidence who a bird might be - so a chick at the Radisson nestbox in July is likely (99%) the red Radisson chick.  In September a chick with red tape could be any of this year's red taped chicks because the chicks are travelling further away and returning irregularly.  A bird next spring with red tape on its leg will have adult plumage and could be any of the red taped chicks from the last 10 years - or could e a bird from any other project that also uses tape to mark their birds, and many do.  So, the tape works well because it sticks long enough to help us through fledging and usually through until the chicks migrate.  After that reading the leg band is best for the ID.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on August 27, 2017, 19:14
Thank you for replying with the info I requested, TPC.

I find the tape colours serve an excellent purpose, though not for long. Initially, I couldn't find leg band info for the chicks, but thought I should at least ask about the band colours tape colours - sorry about the poor wording.

Past the first year, having colour on the silver band doesn't really serve a purpose.  When they are chicks and based on where they are seen we can tell with a certain level of confidence who a bird might be - so a chick at the Radisson nestbox in July is likely (99%) the red Radisson chick.  In September a chick with red tape could be any of this year's red taped chicks because the chicks are travelling further away and returning irregularly.  A bird next spring with red tape on its leg will have adult plumage and could be any of the red taped chicks from the last 10 years - or could e a bird from any other project that also uses tape to mark their birds, and many do.  So, the tape works well because it sticks long enough to help us through fledging and usually through until the chicks migrate.  After that reading the leg band is best for the ID.

Yes, I understand this. Thank you, TPC.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: MayShowers on September 01, 2017, 15:37
I wasn't really sure where to post this...I'm not from the Winnipeg area, so I'm not overly familiar with downtown Winnipeg.  I know that we don't have any control and urbanization will continue, but does the construction of True North Square cause concern for future Radisson Peregrines?
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 02, 2017, 14:52
I wasn't really sure where to post this...I'm not from the Winnipeg area, so I'm not overly familiar with downtown Winnipeg.  I know that we don't have any control and urbanization will continue, but does the construction of True North Square cause concern for future Radisson Peregrines?

True North Centre - no - it is a number of blocks away and south and west of the Radisson.  By the time it is built it may in fact become one of our (not counting our chicks before they are laid mind you) chicks' favourite spots to hang out post-fledge.  From what I have been able to visualize of the skyline of the project and its position, (knock on wood) by the time the chicks can fly up to rooftops, this one will be about the same distance away as the Delta Hotel which for the last few years has been a favourite place to play.

Closer to the Radisson is a new development that we are watching with more interest.  Actually there are two developments at the moment, one 8 storeys, the other 30 storeys.  The 8 storey development is where the Regis Hotel & its parking lot are now (https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/st-regis-hotel-to-close-next-month-ending-107-year-run-422456543.html).  The 30 storey development is SkyCity (http://skycitywinnipeg.ca/#top)  is just south of there - the old post office parking lot - so northeast(ish) corner of Graham and Smith.  Now we are continuing to try and keep the peregrines from nesting on the east side of the building so it may be a moot point until the chicks are fledging and if/when they fly around to the Hotel.  Or maybe it won't be much of nothing - like the Glasshouse (http://glasshousewinnipeg.com/) and Alt Hotel (http://www.althotels.com/en/winnipeg/services/) on the west side of the Hotel and north side of Portage.

Fortunately the west side of the Radisson is pretty user friendly for the peregrines - the Hydro building is a couple of blocks away and (knock on wood) yet to cause a fatality.  The MTS Centre, Eaton Place, the Somerset Building, the old Woolworth's store, Met Entertainment Venue, Centennial Library, old Winnipeg Free Press building, Air Canada Building as well as the Dollarama & MEC buildings are all lower with large flat roofs for landings.  The Rogers Building, Glasshouse and Alt Hotel are used regularly by the chicks in the first week after fledging and the adults use the Alt Hotel sign as a perch during big storms during the nesting season.  All of which, so far, has been pretty good for our peregrines - knock on wood (and anything else you like in addition) it will stay that way.

(and yes, when it comes to tempting the fates, I will knock on wood whenever and however many times it takes to not cosmically-influence the peregrines' safety  :o)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on September 02, 2017, 18:28

Thank you for all that information on buildings near the Radisson and your thoughts on whether or not they may affect our peregrines, TPC!  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: MayShowers on September 04, 2017, 19:22
Thank you for all the clarification TPC.  I had no idea there was so much activity going on in downtown Winnipeg.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on September 05, 2017, 16:30
LOTS of building activity but I haven't seen hide nor hair of our birdies for weeks. ....sigh....  :-\ - Well I guess no news is good news!  ;)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: Monarch on September 07, 2017, 09:01
thank you for all the information, appears not much activity with birds.  Sad part of the end of summer, now have to wait for spring again.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 07, 2017, 10:26
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/905814177213812737

Went back to the weekend and Faith may be visiting the Logan nestbox but she hasn't dared to visit the Radisson one yet.  Guess it will depend on how long she stays around ...
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on September 07, 2017, 13:09
Yay!! - Happy to see somebirdie even if she isn't one of the Radisson family.  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on September 07, 2017, 17:52
Thanks for checking the cams, TPC.  :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 11, 2017, 14:26
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/907323450607456266
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on September 11, 2017, 16:23
Great!!! - Now just need to see some of the kiddies!! :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 11, 2017, 18:40
Great!!! - Now just need to see some of the kiddies!! :)

I suspect they are all long gone - it is only very occasionally that we see a chick in September/October ... but stranger things have happened, so will keep watching the cams.  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on September 12, 2017, 02:18
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/907323450607456266

What a nice surprise - let the boom continue a bit! ;D

Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 13, 2017, 14:45
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/908044032244436992
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on September 14, 2017, 10:23
Glad to see signs of them still around - As long as they're not making plans for next year to settle on that DANG EAST LEDGE!!  :-X 8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 15, 2017, 10:20
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/908712001718931457
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on September 16, 2017, 17:54
Thank you for searching for the peregrines, TPC.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 18, 2017, 15:43
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/909879979227443200
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on September 19, 2017, 10:42
Yay!!! - Gotta love our Princess.  :-*

(Just don't get any ideas about that dang ledge for next year my lady!!)  :P ::)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 19, 2017, 14:43
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/910208104356352001
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 21, 2017, 14:32
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/910939543930638337
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 21, 2017, 14:35
Yes it is Pip still hanging out in downtown Winnipeg.

Haven't seen Princess or for sure Faith in the last couple of days but we think one or both are still around.  Pip was kakking at someone just before he departed the sign, going to assume it was one of the girls but I couldn't find them wherever they were.

Pip has moved over and is sitting on the north side Rogers sign - out of the wind there as it is on the east side of the Radisson.  He doesn't seem to hang out on the Hydro sign much which is interesting - his grandfather Ivy was a big fan of the Hydro building sign.  So too was Smiley.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on September 21, 2017, 15:48
Whoa - Ivy is Pip's Grandfather??? - I didn't make the connection - wow that Princess sure gets around!  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 21, 2017, 16:07
Whoa - Ivy is Pip's Grandfather??? - I didn't make the connection - wow that Princess sure gets around!  ;D

Yup - Princess' mates have been (in order) - Trey, Ivy, Smiley, Pip. 
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on September 23, 2017, 17:50
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/911704231052181509
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on September 24, 2017, 17:01
glad you saw princess a few days back. I always go every day form now till htey leave. never know who will come back.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on September 26, 2017, 13:59
Agreed Bev, it feels like a bit of a toss-up now whether Princess will come back each year. ???  - Only because she's such a senior citizen.  :P - But that gal is a BEAST!! - :o - Here's hoping we see her again next year.  :-* - Along with her latest of many suitors of course.  :P
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on October 02, 2017, 11:09
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/914884393365368832
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on October 05, 2017, 11:46
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/915652991256076288
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on October 05, 2017, 11:46
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/915960184559763456
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on October 05, 2017, 11:46
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/915979914142040064
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: ballywing on October 06, 2017, 13:35
Oh WOW, I look up every time I'm downtown (like every day)  :P - but haven't seen anybirdies lately  ::)

Nice to know some are sticking around , as long as they don't wait toooo long to flee to the warm south!  8)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on October 08, 2017, 16:59
Two birds around the hotel this afternoon - one on the east side nestledge in the sun, the other on the Alt Hotel sign, not in the sun.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on October 09, 2017, 15:16
Oh WOW, I look up every time I'm downtown (like every day)  :P - but haven't seen anybirdies lately  ::)

Nice to know some are sticking around , as long as they don't wait toooo long to flee to the warm south!  8)

I hope youre able to spot somebirdie before they all decide to leave. Good luck! :)
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on October 09, 2017, 15:27
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/915652991256076288

Id love to know the identity of the handsome gentleman caller! :D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on October 10, 2017, 09:38
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/917761140633071618
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: The Peregrine Chick on October 10, 2017, 09:40
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/915652991256076288

Id love to know the identity of the handsome gentleman caller! :D

So would I!!! Bird looks like our rockstar Trey perched there - hoping it is one of his kids or grandkids.

Running out of time before the little darlings bolt for good, but maybe with some nice weather today he'll put in another appearance and will be willing to "show me some leg"  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: GCG on October 10, 2017, 14:52
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/915652991256076288

Id love to know the identity of the handsome gentleman caller! :D

So would I!!! Bird looks like our rockstar Trey perched there - hoping it is one of his kids or grandkids.

 
Running out of time before the little darlings bolt for good, but maybe with some nice weather today he'll put in another appearance and will be willing to "show me some leg"  ;D

Just the thought that one of Trey's offspring would be the birdie in the photo would be amazing.  ;D
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: bev. on October 15, 2017, 09:12
have all of your lovlies left.

Our first time nesters left quite late for our birds.
Title: Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
Post by: burdi on December 26, 2017, 22:29
I've been thinking about our peregrines and hoping they are all somewhere warm and cozy. :)  We're having a cold spell here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and tonight it is expected to be -35C with an extreme wind chill of minus 44!