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Offline Loriann

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« Reply #90 on: April 12, 2010, 13:12 »
escapee from captivity?
pigeon in camo?

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« Reply #91 on: April 12, 2010, 13:13 »
Really really looks just like a peregrine.  Too broad a malar stripe for a prairie, too big for a merlin or American Kestrel, too small for a gyrfalcon.  Not a coopers or sharp-shinned unless I was having eye-strain ... will be posing it to the birding community here just to see what they say though.  Again, will let you know what I hear ...

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« Reply #92 on: April 12, 2010, 13:14 »
escapee from captivity? 

Possible, but I don't know how easy it is to get them to breed off-season, maybe easier than I think, I really don't know.

pigeon in camo? 

Possible, but he's never getting a date in that get-up!

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« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2010, 13:15 »
escapee from captivity? 

Possible, but I don't know how easy it is to get them to breed off-season, maybe easier than I think, I really don't know.

pigeon in camo? 

Possible, but he's never getting a date in that get-up!

 In parrots its all in the lighting controls. If they think its spring due to controlled lighting and exposure, they'll go into breeding mode..


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« Reply #94 on: April 12, 2010, 13:18 »
But would that work for a strongly migratory raptor species ??

(yet another excuse to do more research!!)

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« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2010, 13:24 »
Very interesting......anxious to hear more.  :)
Ditto! ;)

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« Reply #96 on: April 13, 2010, 09:45 »
Exciting news!!!!! What diner?? Kelsey?? Joey's?? Moxies??Tim Horton's?? I was on rfoute 90 Sat and yesterday. I didn't see a thing

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« Reply #97 on: April 13, 2010, 10:23 »
its a secret location to protect the nest site.. its 'code'.. lol.

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« Reply #98 on: April 13, 2010, 10:59 »
It's not that secret!

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« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2010, 11:05 »
Well, I work on Portage and figure that, between the various photos and the posts in this topic, I could probably figure out where the site is. Decided, though, that, if TPC thinks it's better to keep it a secret, I'm okay with that! Obviously there are enough people who know where it is and are checking on the birds regularly -- they don't need me there, too!

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« Reply #100 on: April 13, 2010, 11:23 »
I ll  have to go look for Tracy then..........Route 90 you say! I live close to Bishop so not far at all.

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« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2010, 11:49 »
Exciting news!!!!! What diner?? Kelsey?? Joey's?? Moxies??Tim Horton's?? I was on rfoute 90 Sat and yesterday. I didn't see a thing

The Diner is the name we have given to the building where the birds like to eat ... and no, there is no restaurant in it or any of the buildings surrounding it :)

The Bed & Breakfast is where we would like the birds to nest (they haven't so far).

The Bleachers is where the birds like to watch the world from ... and launch attacks at unsuspecting pigeons et al, a bit like the Roman Colliseum!!


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« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2010, 12:43 »
So, TPC . . . if we end up with a pair in West Winnipeg . . . and if they decide to nest on the right building . . .  any chance of getting a cam there? I don't mean this year, but "in due time"!  ???

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« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2010, 14:32 »
Ok got u. I won't be going to look for them.

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« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2010, 16:13 »
So, TPC . . . if we end up with a pair in West Winnipeg . . . and if they decide to nest on the right building . . .  any chance of getting a cam there? I don't mean this year, but "in due time"!  ???

Camera as in webcam that the world can watch or camera as in webcam that I can watch?  :D  We will probably try to install a camera for security on the nestbox but it is unlikely that it would go live to the internet.  Keep in mind that webcams are brutally expensive.  We are very very fortunately to have CBC Manitoba and Shaw as our partners on the Falcon Cam, we couldn't do any of it without them!