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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2011, 00:11 »
What, not siblings or parent/child ? 

Odd........

'Fraid not :)

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2011, 00:24 »
So are you seriously telling us there is a new courting couple involving a Kate who may possibly be breeding, just about a week before another well-publicized union involving a Kate is due to take place?  I would think William might even have been described as a bit of a cowboy at times. 
So here's to our royal couple!

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 00:31 »
This is exciting news, indeed.  ID bands sure let us in on a lot of history.

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 00:33 »
Our Cowboy is definitely not a William  ;)

Cowboy gets his name from his band number, his origins and his flight skills.  
His band number is C over sideways Y, so CowboY.  
His origin is "out west" and Brandon does have the famous Royal Winter Fair
His flight skills - both Dennis and I were mightily impressed when he launched himself after dropping off food for Kate.  Very slick little flyer - a rider of the winds so to speak  ;D

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 00:37 »
How large is this triangle of three nesting pairs in Winnipeg?  I'm not sure of the geography.

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2011, 06:13 »
Wow..this is wonderful news!!! 

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2011, 09:14 »
The site has a great food supply. There are loads of peregrine Kraft dinner just north at the rail yards. I imagine that HSC will be very happy if they keep the pigeon population down as pigeons are a constant unwelcome presence near the hospital.

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2011, 09:16 »
 This is great news. It's amazing to know the bird's family tree. Thanks Tracy for keeping such great records so we can can know their lineage.  ;D

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2011, 09:24 »
That's great news to hear!!  8)

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2011, 09:32 »
Cowboy ...
His flight skills - both Dennis and I were mightily impressed when he launched himself after dropping off food for Kate.  Very slick little flyer - a rider of the winds so to speak"  

Wow, he must really be something - they all seem to fly so impressively.  Looking forward to seeing him. Well both of them.
Thanks for the info!
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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2011, 09:33 »
Is this worrisome for Princess and Ivy?

Also, are there more peregrines then usual and is that a good sign for their survival?

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2011, 10:12 »
You'd think this would be easy to answer ...

Is this worrisome for Princess and Ivy?

Doesn't appear to be and hasn't appeared to be with other Radisson pairs when it has happened twice in the past.  The Radisson is the dominant site, so it appears, whoever holds it, is the dominant pair in the City.  From what we have seen, the resident birds force out the interlopers - Princess pushed Sandy out but Sandy was actually at the Radisson.  Where Cowboy and Kate are is in the territory but not as close as pairs have tried before.  And from what we have seen of Cowboy's and Kate's behaviour, they appear to understand that they are perhaps too close.  Princess and Ivy have four eggs and appear to be incubating solidly and without agitation and there is no way they don't know Cowboy and Kate are at HSC.  So am I worried about Princess and Ivy, not at this point, they are solidly in command of the Radisson and Cowboy and Kate look to be too occupied with their own activities at other sites.  But of course, we'll watch over them all.

Also, are there more peregrines then usual and is that a good sign for their survival?

'Fraid not for me.  An exciting possible sign that once we the S Winnipeg site back in operation perhaps we will have birds around to take advantage of it though, which is an optimistic sign (to me at least).  Here are some of my questions about the longevity of Cowboy and Kate in Winnipeg:
  • We had two pairs in the City in the early 1990s and they were solid.  Then the Radisson male disappeared and the remaining male ditched the wife and moved downtown (sound familiar?).  
  • When we have had second downtown pairs they only lasted a year each, possibly because it was just too stressful to be so close to the Radisson pair and raise young.  
  • Beau and Jules are new at this still and while we would love to think they will be as successful as last year, this is Jules' fourth year here so her track record isn't that stellar.  And if she hadn't found Beau, she could have gone off to where there were more men to choose from or where a new man led her.
  • We have also seen some unusual activity among all our pairs - they have all been sharing a hunting location without any apparently out-right hostility but that may have to do with a long cool spring and lots of water, there just isn't lots of waterfowl/waterbirds back yet (or so it appears).  
  • Cowboy is 11 years old and Kate is 6, they are both well into breeding age and no one has seen these birds for years - Kate since she fledged, Cowboy since he was 2.  Perhaps they have been breeding elsewhere and couldn't go back or felt they couldn't go forward without more food available and have decided to take their chances here in the City where pigeons are always present (and most present downtown)

When we have had pairs move into new territories and last, they come back younger and stay ... T-Rex came back the year after hatching and was rock-solid and usually the first bird home each year; Trey was in town for two years before he took over the Radisson; Ivy was in WW then the Radisson; 9/3 and Sherpa were males-in-waiting who would have easily taken up with any available females in the years they were here.  Burnsie hung around even after T-Rex left her as did Jules post-Ivy and even Madame didn't leave after she was pushed out by Princess.  Those birds taking up residence would make me wonder if we would have a solid 2nd/3rd pair.  This may just be a sabbatical year for Cowboy and Kate, we will just have to see what happens since we just don't know for sure why they decided to take their chances this year so close to the Radisson.

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2011, 10:39 »
Thanks for all the info, Tracy. Fascinating. It will be so interesting to see how this all plays out.

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2011, 10:41 »
What she said... :)

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Re: Logan - 2011 / Cowboy & Kate
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2011, 11:39 »
I hope Dennis got some photos.   :-* 8)