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« Reply #855 on: August 09, 2010, 19:56 »
WWW's Saturday the 7th observations ...

Wow, I'm not sure exactly what happened at West Winnipeg around 4pm this afternoon, but something sure got the bird's attention. 

I was walking nearby when suddenly I heard squawking like I've never heard them before!  Something had two of the birds quite upset - maybe the man bccs saw on the roof was there again?  The two birds were dive bombing a zillion miles per hour then looping around agressively, yakking all the way.  It only lasted about a minute or so, then suddenly they were both gone and all was quiet.

I'll tell 'ya, if I was the guy on the roof and those two birds reacted the way that I got to see today, I'm pretty sure I would have wet my pants..........or worse.

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« Reply #856 on: August 10, 2010, 09:58 »
The humans jsut do not learn ,do they.
glad all is well her :-*e

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« Reply #857 on: August 10, 2010, 10:23 »
Might not have been the guy, there's a pair of Swainson Hawks not very far away and I've seen them get very mad about their presence in the area. :-\

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« Reply #858 on: August 12, 2010, 08:45 »
0800 hrs (local) - went by the Diner this morning and there were two of the West Winnipeg kids sitting on two sides of the building - not in their parents favourite corners, but mid-way along each wall.  Nice to see them exploring a bit further from the nest site!

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« Reply #859 on: August 12, 2010, 12:01 »
0800 hrs (local) - went by the Diner this morning and there were two of the West Winnipeg kids sitting on two sides of the building - not in their parents favourite corners, but mid-way along each wall.  Nice to see them exploring a bit further from the nest site!
Great news, thanks TPC. ;D

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« Reply #860 on: August 12, 2010, 17:29 »
What do you think out peregrines will make of the meteor showers?  Notice, but no perceived threat?  Watch like a drive in movie/ or at least thunderstorms(Hurricane and others)?
If your camera is still working at the site and they happen to be in the nest, please let us know.  I'm assuming it still keeps recording??
Perhaps they are already used to them!

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« Reply #861 on: August 12, 2010, 22:38 »
Very happy that this family is thriving!  It's also great to know that the kids are exploring the territory!   ;D

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« Reply #862 on: August 13, 2010, 09:05 »
Note from WWW for/from the 12th ...

Sadly, I have not been privy to many goings on at West Winnipeg so far this week.  I have spotted one or two birds several times, but each time they have been sitting and napping or enjoying the views.  I am normally at the site more during daytime when it is hotter, so it appears the (smart) birdies are a little less active.  Will continue to keep an eye on them and let you know about any goings on.  For today - just basically checking it.

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« Reply #863 on: August 13, 2010, 09:15 »
What do you think out peregrines will make of the meteor showers?  Notice, but no perceived threat?  Watch like a drive in movie/ or at least thunderstorms(Hurricane and others)?

Meteor shower - don't think they will even notice, just not big enough/close enough to catch their interest.  The Radisson birds tend not to pay any attention to the firework displays downtown thought the 2007 Radisson crew seemed to enjoy lightning storms (we had a lot that year)  - so lightning entirely possible, meteors unlikely.

If your camera is still working at the site and they happen to be in the nest, please let us know.  I'm assuming it still keeps recording??  Perhaps they are already used to them!

Camera is still recording but we have only had a couple of visits on camera over the last week so I'm probably going to get the recording part turned off shortly.  I'll still be able to watch for a bit longer, but we will have to removed the equipment in the next little while so the the building management company can finally get window-cleaners on the building and do some other annual roof maintenance that they have been putting off until the birds left.  They haven't quite left the building yet, folks are still getting dive-bombed on the roof, but that shouldn't be an issue by about the end of the month, or not much of an issue.

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« Reply #864 on: August 13, 2010, 15:15 »
Ran by a couple of hours ago and there was an adult sitting on the "letters". No one flying around the area that I could see.

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« Reply #865 on: August 14, 2010, 07:52 »
Was in the area this morning.  Stopped to see what was going on.  One bird was leaving as I got there and one was sitting on the corner with his/her back to me.  Looked to be a fair size.  No one else showed up, he/she did not leave.  I sat there for a little while and then left.
Very fresh morning out there.

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« Reply #866 on: August 15, 2010, 12:27 »
About 11 am  today I saw 2 very wet chicks on the east side of the diner ;D

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« Reply #867 on: August 15, 2010, 20:01 »
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« Reply #868 on: August 15, 2010, 21:24 »
About 11 am  today I saw 2 very wet chicks on the east side of the diner ;D

Dennis spotted all three there this morning but I didn't manage to get there before # 3 took off ... I suspect s/he took off for a more sheltered location, though I'm not sure where, couldn't find Jules, Beau or the third chick ... Dennis didn't have his camera, but I did  :D

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« Reply #869 on: August 21, 2010, 07:15 »
Most have not even rolled out of bed yet...lol
An early morning visit finds Jules at the nest site...with one chick and Beau at the diner. The chick was having breakfast and feathers flying like snow flakes.
Some new photos of Beau have been added.
http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/fledge_watch