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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2010, 07:51 »
 
Hi carly,
One of my friends is going to try and check the transmitter information today.  she will be in the office. Our resident expert is out in the field. but she feels they should be on their way home

Hi bcbird,
when I took the pictures ,I thought ,too much brown but then I checked back on last season and saw that sometimes the lighting makes things appear ,what they are not. So we will have to wait until they come to the box. Peter and I will keep checking at site.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2010, 07:53 »
Hi lorac,

I will  be sending an e-mail to everyone soon

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2010, 23:12 »
well tonight  was very exciting.   :) :)

I do not know if I will get pictures done tonight but I will write my report. It may be long.

As usual we start out ,up at the parkade,   but tonight  we stayed there.

Anyone watching will have seen the ravens go to the nest box. The reason being as there was another Pair of ravens that entered the territory and there was a raven fight. 
But I think George and Louise were victorious. what a racket and we had ring side seats.  The ravens stayed by us most of the night and we watched them preen each other and play kissy face. They are quite remarkable to watch.

Then they took off west of campus tower.

Now my poor hubby is freezing because he did not listen to his dear wife,   to dress warm. when the sun starts going down and the wind picks up, it is cold. ::) ::)

About 8pm , we got the treat  we have been waiting for.
In flies one falcon, no make that two  :-* :-*

They circled the clinical science  building and then the male went on the same perch as last night , on Campus tower.  Yes, that was the male last night. Peter said it was, but it looked so dark because of the light. Well his nice white breast showed tonight . And  the female roosted on the south east jut of the clinical science.  What a site to behold.  but not a sound. They were so comfortable together . I do not want to go out on a limb and say this is Radisson and Damon until we have bands. What the heck, I am almost positive it is them.  :) :)

Part 2 on next response

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2010, 23:14 »
Part 2

Everything was nice and quiet and then the silly ravens thought they would make their move to the nest box.
Well bad plan.    ::)

One went under the female falcon  and headed to the box and off the female flew. Dove right at it ,,between the clinical science and Heart buildings. I always hold my breath when they do this. The buildings are so close.
The other raven  flew over to nest box also and the male falcon darted from the College Plaza and over.  they dove and chased them off. I do not think the ravens knew they were there.

I think they scared the **** out of the ravens.

The male falcon circled back and went back to his roost, the female flew back to her spot .

Eventually the ravens went to a pillar on parkade adjacent to us.  I really think they thought they would nest there this year but not build a nest. I think they thought all that mess would be a soft cup.

They then flew behind the clinical science building and our female flew on top of clinical science to keep an eye on them.

We usually wait till at least one turns in but it was getting dark and cold , and I think our pair were standing guard to make sure the ravens stayed away. When we left the silly things(ravens) were on a pillar .

I hope they find a spot soon. And I hope they stay away from the box, because  the falcons will be relentless.
 I also hope Gordon gets up there this week and cleans the box. It really needs it and he said he has to add more gravel also and sprinkle with powder.( The ravens may try and sneak in when the falcons are away from site.  )

So I am thrilled to have them both back. I would be very surprised if it were not the same pair as their habits are the same and their roosts are the same.

So the female must have come in today.

I will try and post a slide show tonihgt but if not tomorrow. It is supposed to storm tomorrow so we will see.
BEv and  Peter

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2010, 23:18 »
well tonight  was very exciting.   :) :)

 What the heck, I am almost positive it is them.  :) :)


Oh, Bev,  this is such a happy report!  Thank you!!  It is very good of you and Peter to brave the cold standing so long, though it sounds quite the show. 

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2010, 04:35 »
well tonight  was very exciting.   :) :)

 What the heck, I am almost positive it is them.  :) :)


Oh, Bev,  this is such a happy report!  Thank you!!  It is very good of you and Peter to brave the cold standing so long, though it sounds quite the show. 

Wonderful news Bev.  Thank you so much for all you and your husband do to keep us informed.  It is really appreciated.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2010, 04:57 »
well tonight  was very exciting.   :) :)

 What the heck, I am almost positive it is them.  :) :)


Oh, Bev,  this is such a happy report!  Thank you!!  It is very good of you and Peter to brave the cold standing so long, though it sounds quite the show. 


Wonderful news Bev.  Thank you so much for all you and your husband do to keep us informed.  It is really appreciated.


Yay!!!!!  Great news, thank you Bev!!  :D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2010, 09:09 »
FALCON ON THE WEB CAM RIGHT NOW!!!  And she's gone, looked like Radisson!  I got a scap but can't post it from work...grrr.  ???
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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2010, 09:18 »
ACK...Raven just flew into the nestbox!!1

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2010, 11:00 »
Thanks for the reports, Bev.  Such good news to finally have our falcons back!  And I do hope the ravens, George and Louise, find a good nest elsewhere.  Last year, I enjoyed watching them and their antics.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2010, 12:23 »
here is Carly's picture.
HArd to tell who. I will look closer later

I am on the run and forgot to post the picture

Ravens are persistent  but I think they have met their match. Glad falcons are home




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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2010, 14:44 »
first slideshow from last night.
I thought you would want to see the famous ravens


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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2010, 14:45 »
I broke rest up into two slideshows so you would not get bored. Beginning of season, so we are learning all over again how to use camera(not that we ever did know how  :) :)

Missed lots of great shots but we got so involved watching ,that we forgot we had camera    ::) ::)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2010, 14:49 »
Let's hope the falcons arrival and chase off will keep the ravens from getting any more ideas!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2010 / ? & Radisson
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2010, 14:51 »
I wish I could see the pictures!  Can't access them here - I guess it is the Firewall.