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Offline msdolittle

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 18:42 »
i had taken a picture of a goose that was sitting on the hydro building last week on portage ...who knew they were nesting there

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2011, 20:12 »
One of my coworkers had a goose in a tree in her yard.....strange goose-goings-on this year!

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2011, 21:47 »
will be interesting I have heard of different ways of gettign ducks to the river but from the 3rd floor.  Maybe they can put a little pool up there for them until they are biger adn can be captured adn set free.

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2011, 22:12 »
Sometimes, humans just need to lend a helping hand when required!  
In this situation, calling Fort Whyte or Oak Hammock Marsh would be a good thing!
Whatever "we" can do to help!

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2011, 06:50 »
...I'm kinda wondering how they'll get down off the 3rd floor roof... :P

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2011, 08:15 »
...I'm kinda wondering how they'll get down off the 3rd floor roof... :P

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Yikes - no photos please!
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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2011, 09:22 »
...I'm kinda wondering how they'll get down off the 3rd floor roof... :P

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Only if they get fitted with a parachute first, please.

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 07:43 »
...sad news...got to work this morning to find out that the female goose died sometime this weekend, apparently it was just lying there on the eggs, not moving;  the body was apparently removed yesterday, and the nest is still sitting there with the eggs, looking all forlorn...no word on how the bird died;  there is a goose hanging out on the roof of the Boyd building - don't know if it's the male for this nest, or if there is something else going on on the Boyd building, but now we'll never know how the chicks were going to make it to the river...sigh... :-\

Offline birdcamfan

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 07:48 »
Isn't that a strange ending?

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2011, 08:37 »
...very; but these are probably pretty good nest sites - i wouldn't be surprised if this happens again next year (hopefully without the death of the sitting female)...and I have to wonder about the goose on the top of the Boyd building...also, these were not the only low-flying geese I've seen around downtown winnipeg, who know's what might be on some of the other roofs... ;)

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2011, 14:00 »
...sad news...got to work this morning to find out that the female goose died sometime this weekend, apparently it was just lying there on the eggs, not moving...
Sorry to hear that, jadoo. :'(

Offline susha

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2011, 18:38 »
Awww :'( So sad

Offline Doreen

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2011, 18:57 »
Very sad.  :'(

Offline Pam

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2011, 22:12 »
Seems unusual, doesn't it? 

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Re: News: Waterbirds & Waterfowl - 2011
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2011, 23:07 »
Yes I agree does seem unusual. Someone said they are good nest sites. I thought once the eggs hatch, the mother wants to lead them to water. This is fine if they can waddle to the water but they definitely can't do it from a roof top.