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Offline bccs

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« Reply #870 on: August 21, 2010, 07:17 »
Morning Bob  ;D
Great pictures, as per usual.

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« Reply #871 on: August 23, 2010, 14:14 »
I can hardly wait to start looking at all you gallery of picutres, in a few weeks.

glad all is well here.

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« Reply #872 on: August 23, 2010, 19:33 »
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

I am shocked..........!

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« Reply #873 on: August 23, 2010, 22:27 »
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

I am shocked..........!

Hard to believe I know, but that is how it was.  Actually, he was the smart cookie, it was raining and blowing, I had a sweatshirt on (didn't think to wear a rain jacket in my rush to get out there) and I had on a toque - yes a toque on August 15th - darn near froze my eardrums anyway.  Smart Dennis without his camera sat in his van and stayed dry, me, I'm braced against a wet vehicle to counter the wind, holding my hand like an umbrella over the lens of my camera, rain dribbling down the back of my sweatshirt and the wind blowing across the back of my wet neck.  Even if he had had his camera, not sure he would have admitted it me ...  ;)

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« Reply #874 on: August 24, 2010, 05:16 »
And I was in my shorts and t-shirt.  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #875 on: August 24, 2010, 08:09 »
There are always two or three peregrines in or near their nest area in the half hour around sunset- at least on the usually 4 times a week I go to check.  I've never checked in the rainy weather!

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« Reply #876 on: August 24, 2010, 18:29 »
the weather is very wet and cold here as well. I wonder when summer is coming . the birds are probably wondering also. :) :)

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« Reply #877 on: August 27, 2010, 21:42 »
Saw three chicks and a parent at the nest site at dusk tonight.  I don't usually post about the site, but it was great to see definitely three chicks there! 

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« Reply #878 on: August 27, 2010, 21:46 »
Saw three chicks and a parent at the nest site at dusk tonight.  I don't usually post about the site, but it was great to see definitely three chicks there! 
That is great, des! :D

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« Reply #879 on: August 27, 2010, 23:33 »
Good for you! I looked about, but without binocs, there wasn't much I could see at any distance.

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« Reply #880 on: August 28, 2010, 12:06 »
I wonder if the West Winnipeg Poster has anything to post these days? ??? ;) 8) :-*

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« Reply #881 on: August 29, 2010, 07:47 »
Saw three chicks and a parent at the nest site at dusk tonight.  I don't usually post about the site, but it was great to see definitely three chicks there! 

Glad to hear the family is still around and doing so well  :-*

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« Reply #882 on: September 02, 2010, 18:02 »
New month, new thread ...

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« Reply #883 on: September 03, 2010, 13:09 »
New month, new thread ...
Any news from the "West Winnipeg Poster"? ???

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« Reply #884 on: September 07, 2010, 16:15 »
Funny you should ask Kinderchick, just got this today from WWW ....

Hello Phanatics!!

I've been keeping my eye on the West Nest for the past few weeks, and am happy to report that everything seems to be fine here.  I still see both adults & kiddies; mostly flying around but also sometimes perched on "their" building.  They seem to prefer the ledges as opposed to the nest box area lately.  All in all it appears that they are happily growing and enjoying themselves.

One thing did strike me this morning as I paused to have a look at the site; I could hear geese flying in the air so looked up and sure enough there were two groups / rows of them doing practice flights.  As I scanned the sky looking for more, I spotted a Peregrine on the corner of the building that also appeared to be watching the show put on by the geese.  If I had a camera, I could probably have caught all the birds together in one shot - would have made an interesting pic.