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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2010, 00:08 »
Yes, it is Gord Court I am referring to.  He is incredible and has a great love for falcons. He has since he was a youngster. He worked with the Tefrys out at  wainwright  for the peregrine recovery as a teenager.There was a big birding conference at the university yesterday and tomorrow and they were all sharing information.

We have become friends and he is great to work with. He does everything possible to make sure all our  peregrine sites are as safe as possible.  He  shares many stories and is always interested in what I have to say.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2010, 15:08 »
Oh no!  Either George or Weezie is on the perch right now checking out the nestbox.  I hope they're not getting any ideas.   :(

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2010, 17:19 »
Uh oh, both George and Weezie are there now, one in the nestbox, the other on top.  Didn't they learn anything from last year?    :(

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2010, 17:45 »
Now happily perched on the camera.  Sheesh.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2010, 11:54 »
I have photos but I do not want to jinx us and post them . they were busy at box last Friday and I let Gord know. this is the first appearance ,to my knowledge since then.
Peter and I are going down tonight again to see if we have falcons yet. 

I do not need this again.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2010, 17:07 »
no signs of falcons on april 1 but we did see our ravens . Not at box though, Further down street and then we followed them. they left the campus area.

We are going down again this evening. Better time to go becasue they could be anywhere during day, when they come back.  For us they may be late. Weather in Montana is crappy and they have to come that way.  Wind rain and snow.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2010, 22:54 »
With seeing a falcon at Genesse ,I asked my chauffeur, Mr. Bev, to drive me to a few sites.  No one was at home at Clinical science, no one at Weber building, and no one at Misrecordia hospital and no one at Inland cement.

Gord had the box moved at Inland cement to a building right behind it, so the juveniles will hopefully not hop any more trains ;) ;)Peter and I checked it out. I was a bit worried that the falcons would not see it(silly me) but it is within eye view of the other site. this one is much better as it is more protected and faces parking lot instead of trains.
Of course, my ace in the hole, with Peter, is Tim Hortons.

will go again tomorrow after 6pm that is a better time to see them.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2010, 07:51 »
Possible Radisson sighting by a fan on the BCAW board just reported at a spot Bev says she likes to eat!  Bev is going to go down and check it out today.  Oh I hope it's her, I miss her  :-*

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2010, 15:03 »
I am so looking forward to our peregrines coming back to CSB again this year.  I am also looking forward to reconnecting with our friends on the Fledge Watch.  Lawn chairs and binoculars are redy to go!!!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2010, 18:38 »
Peter and I are heading  out soon.

the person who saw the falcon last night is someone I know and  respect and lives in the aprtments at the university.

but it could also be a falcon passing through. but whee it was perched was Radissons favorite eating spot. 
Hopefully I can find something out.
It is cold so I will bundle up.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2010, 21:07 »
Good luck and stay warm Bev  :)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2010, 22:52 »
Peter and I just  came back from the clinical science site and yes we saw a falcon. I was excited but guardedly so.   It was on one of the transmitter things on College Plaza at about 8Pm. We took pictures but cannot make out who. the sun was shining(even though it was very cold)and so the breast looked very brown. I am hoping this is the lighting.
the falcon was not on the antennae as usual but it could have been earlier.
We were walking around and came back and saw it.
We also saw the ravens which did not hang around long.  One actually landed right close to me ,when were on the roof . And of course , I clapped my hands and told them to go and find a nice tree :grin:  :grin:

We saw it, the falocn,  turn in for night and it did turn in where our guys hang out but.. I will not say if it was one of ours. We have to wait for better pictures and bands.  that means it has to go to box.

When I looked at my photos and saw how dark the chest, Peter reminded me of the lighting.

so we will see.
 I have all sorts of butterflies.

Peter will download camera right away and I will post a few shots. Be back in a bit

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2010, 23:54 »
well Peter and I  saw the falcon this evening and then waited until it turned in for the night . I may have to buy a summer apartment at the U of A  :grin:  :grin: (wish I had the money)

I only picked a few of what I took. the falcon would not look at me :-)  :-)

Of course, poor Mr. Bev. he looked away and I had given him the camera, and he missed the picture of the falcon flying off for the night. so we will have to  make a plan :grin:  :grin:

Looking back over shots from last October, just before Radison left, maybe :wink:  :wink:

the first one is of the falcon tucked in for the night.





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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2010, 00:07 »
Wow, thanks for posting this evening, Bev. 
I know you said the lighting makes things tricky, but do you think it could be one of the juvies of last year?

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2010, 05:22 »
Thank you Bev and Mr Bev !  I hope all the Edmonton falcons show up soon!  Has Miss Edmonton started her journey back yet?