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Offline susha

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Re: Radisson - 2011 / Sept to Dec
« Reply #4320 on: December 20, 2011, 22:33 »
Some friends and I were wondering the exact same thing this evening, TPC.  When was the last sighting of Sandy or whoever she was? ???

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Re: Radisson - 2011 / Sept to Dec
« Reply #4321 on: December 21, 2011, 10:56 »
The bird with the black/green band I'm sure was Sandy ... our "other" late autumn guest had a full black band but no luck what so ever figuring out who that could be, the it was very likely one of our (Manitoba's) birds.  She did not hang around long enough for me to get any look at her feet other than the band colours. 

One of my winter projects is to see if I can't start putting together a gallery of facial markings on our adults birds - not definitive for identification purposes but its at least something.  (if you aren't sure what I mean, look at Trey's profile above and look at the his cheek patch - those are the easiest markings to spot, however they can look different as the bird moves its head around or up/down)

And we've had no sighting of peregrines since November, but we have had some pigeons spending time at the cam end of the box ledge and a raven came in and had a yell at the box last week - kinda cute actually.  Other than that, its been all quiet at the "condo".

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Re: Radisson - 2011 / Sept to Dec
« Reply #4322 on: December 21, 2011, 11:10 »
Thanks for the update, TPC.

Sounds like it will be a quiet New Year's Eve then, at the condo.

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Re: Radisson - 2011 / Sept to Dec
« Reply #4323 on: December 21, 2011, 11:17 »
Thanks for the update, TPC.

Sounds like it will be a quiet New Year's Eve then, at the condo.

Its only -3C right now, so who knows - maybe everyone will decide to come home for Christmas!!  (just kidding folks - not about the temp but the returns!)

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Re: Radisson - 2011 / Sept to Dec
« Reply #4324 on: December 21, 2011, 11:44 »
Thanks for the update, TPC.
Sounds like it will be a quiet New Year's Eve then, at the condo.

Unless, of course, the pigeons in the nestbox are up for a little action! :o ;)

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Re: Radisson - 2011 / Sept to Dec
« Reply #4325 on: December 30, 2011, 13:29 »
Checked out the Radisson cam recordings and we had a visitor  :)

Nope, not a peregrine, for that you will have to wait 91 days (and counting) for that.

On Christmas Day in the morning sunlight we had a Common Raven.  Beautiful bird, all irridescent in the sunlight.  Sat on the edge, did a little picking in the debris and then took off.  Visited for about a minute, maybe a minute and a half.  Not the first time he/she/they have been by, one was by in November or very early December - stayed about the same amount of time after checking out the inside of the box a bit.

No pigeons and any other visitors to the box, near the box or on the ledge since there was a pigeon hanging out by the ledge cam in late November/early December (about the time of the earlier Raven visit).