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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #120 on: August 23, 2012, 10:26 »
I looked twice a day every day this week for these two and not a peek. Maybe they have left the area or maybe I'm just looking at the wrong time of day with the decrease in early sunlight. Has anyone else seen them?

I have seen one or both birds later in the evening - again last night at 5:30 - looked like Cowboy sitting on the east facing Buhler letters. 

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #121 on: August 23, 2012, 10:40 »
I'm hoping that Cowboy and Joli return next year, she'll definitely be old enough to nest and as this is his second year coming back here, there's a good chance he'll return again.   This is of course, so long as they both survive the winter.  We do have plans to install at least one new nestbox in town so maybe these two will choose that site instead and then they don't have to be secretive.

And no, I'm not keeping this "new" site a secret or a mystery, just not giving out details at the moment since we don't have all the details worked out and given problems we've had in the past with new sites, I'm not going to let the cat out the bag until I'm actually sure I've got a cat in there  ;)

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #122 on: August 23, 2012, 20:19 »
Sounds like you are keeping it a secret to me... ::) :-X

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #123 on: August 24, 2012, 10:43 »
Sounds like you are keeping it a secret to me... ::) :-X

Dennis' comment made me check my last post ... I should have included that the new nestbox site is not near HSC/CSC.  The idea is to ensure enough room between nestsites that the resident pairs aren't in open competition for sites.  Would prefer not to have to clean blood off nestbox cameras again next year!!

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #124 on: August 24, 2012, 21:35 »
Great to hear they are still around. thanks for the update!

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #125 on: August 27, 2012, 12:38 »
Sounds like you are keeping it a secret to me... ::) :-X

Dennis' comment made me check my last post ... I should have included that the new nestbox site is not near HSC/CSC.  The idea is to ensure enough room between nestsites that the resident pairs aren't in open competition for sites.  Would prefer not to have to clean blood off nestbox cameras again next year!!

sounds good to me. I am in favor of no blood ;)

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #126 on: August 30, 2012, 09:49 »
The really white breasted bird is sitting on the east facing letters again this morning.


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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2012, 13:37 »
Both birds still around and still together....

Yesterday at 3:30ish, Cowboy was sitting on the east facing "J."  As I came around the corner, he started squawking loudly and Joli came and sat on the same letter with him.
I watched them for awhile, but had to leave before they took off.

I was just out at lunch and they were both sitting on the letters again.


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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2012, 00:22 »
The really white breasted bird is sitting on the east facing letters again this morning.

Cowboy, Ivy and Beau have the whitest breasts among the birds around town but they all have salmon/rusty coloured post-breeding season washes so could be either one in the right light.  Ty has a whiter breast than Ivy, less than Beau but I wouldn't expect to find him so far away from his kids yet.  Of the four, he would have the least amount of wash on his breast right now, so technically could be the whitest.

Basically, could have been Cowboy, Ivy or Beau.  Or maybe a non-breeding bird like Smiley from Grand Forks who was there in the spring, Sand from Fargo who usually turns up at this time of the year or even Ms Hanky-Panky (if she's not Sandy) from this spring.  Interesting to speculate on who it might have been ...  :)

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #129 on: September 17, 2012, 09:16 »
Two birds sitting on the east facing side of the Buhler building this morning at 9:00 - the white breasted one up on the letters, the other on the roof top. 

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #130 on: September 17, 2012, 11:12 »
Two birds sitting on the east facing side of the Buhler building this morning at 9:00 - the white breasted one up on the letters, the other on the roof top. 

Now that sounds like Cowboy and Joli - she likes the rooftop both for eating and hanging out ... all the others who visit have tended to hang out on the letters exclusively ...

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2012, 12:11 »
Moved around since 9:00, but both still here at 10:30.
And the pigeons are spooked, I keep on seeing the flock flying pass my 4th floor window.

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #132 on: September 20, 2012, 10:12 »
Both birds still hanging around - they were both on the east facing letters yesterday when I went home and are there again this morning.

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #133 on: September 20, 2012, 13:00 »
Still both hanging around at lunch time.

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Re: Logan - 2012 / Cowboy & Jolicoeur
« Reply #134 on: September 20, 2012, 17:36 »
Still both hanging around at lunch time.

Glad to hear they are still around!  :)