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West Winnipeg - 2012 / Beau & Jules
« on: February 18, 2012, 17:33 »
Since Jules is usually one of our first birds back, seems appropriate to start up this thread, especially since we are/have been experiencing unseasonably warm weather and we have almost no snow - who knows how fast the peregrines' prey may start working their way north again ... with the peregrines hot on their tailfeathers ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 21:39 »
  ;D  I think all of us Phanatics are on the same wave length!  Let the season begin!!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 21:19 »
Jules is home. 

Looks like she is the third peregrine spotted in Winnipeg but she is our first confirmed resident bird - we haven't been able to identify the downtown male is Ivy yet. 

Dennis and Wowzer got some great photos of her mangling and defeathering prey at the "Crow's Nest" north of the nestsite.

So the countdown timer has finally stopped for 2012.

Now we will have to wait for Beau to return to see if they will use the darn nestbox this year!!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 21:35 »
Great news that SOMEONE is confirmed to be home! Fingers are crossed that Jules and Beau will cooperate when it comes time to choose a nest site.  ::)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 07:10 »
Wonderful to hear that Jules has made it home safe and sound  :-* :-* ;D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 08:47 »
Happy Happy!!  Glad to hear Jules is home!   ;D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 09:20 »
Welcome home Jules!!!!  :D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 10:24 »
Wonderful news, to hear that Jules is back! :D Have precautions been taken so that the WW PF's won't nest in the same place that they nested last year, TPC? ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 15:38 »
Looked like a peregrine on the NE corner of the diner at 2:20 pm. There was a different type of bird on the NW corner. Thought to myself, don't fly away yet other-birdie, or you'll be an afternoon snack.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2012, 17:07 »
When I looked at the picture of Jules Dennis sent via e-mail  it sure looked like she had a very full crop.........so she must be finding some good eats!  ;D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2012, 19:51 »
Wonderful news about Jules!!!  Now... Mr. Beau, c'mon, get your tailfeathers back, show us some leg, and get busy...oh yeah, in the "right" spot!!!   ;D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 16:31 »
Confirmed as of 1637hrs, Jules has a companion at the Diner.  Don't know who it is but he was sitting in all the right places and Jules seemed pleased to see him.  The winds today have been great for long soaring fast flights and there were lots of loops around the Diner and (so far) no visits we have witnessed over the last couple of days to the Bleachers!  Yippeeee!!!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 19:34 »
The good news is that I haven't seen them on the Bleachers and today both birds hanging out at the Diner...Jules did do a fly-by and a couple of circles but didn't land...so that's my news for a Friday. Yep my week-end is starting so that would mean that me and Wowzer will be out to see if we can get some photos and band #'s  :-\

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 19:37 »
For folks that new to the forum and for folks that have forgotten...this is the link to photos for the Peregrines 2012

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/peregrines_2012

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 21:02 »
...Yep my week-end is starting so that would mean that me and Wowzer will be out to see if we can get some photos and band #'s  :-\
Well, there are many of us waiting, with baited breath, dennis. ;) :-*