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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #405 on: September 19, 2012, 22:53 »
Just got a report that one of the WW females turned up back at the hack site looking for free food ... and yes, she got it!  :D
Hmmm... interesting. So, as long as any of the WW fledglings continue to show up at the hack site, they'll continue to be fed, even if they have learned to hunt for themselves? :-\

No, just luck in this case, the bird was there long enough for the attendant to chase up a treat for her.  She'll be gone shortly from what I have seen of the migration patterns in the US.  A couple of captive-bred birds released this year are spending more time south of the border now and we are seeing this year's birds (adults and kids) much less often and for shorter periods of time, so 'tis that time of the year.  The treat was so they could get her to hang around a bit longer so they could get a look at her to try to see how she'd been faring.  And she looked good!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #406 on: September 20, 2012, 09:07 »
Somebirdy at the diner this morning at about 8:30 on the "v" facing west.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #407 on: September 20, 2012, 09:31 »
Somebirdy at the diner this morning at about 8:30 on the "v" facing west.

hey Cooper - the bird was facing west?  there isn't a "v" on the west side of the building ...  ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #408 on: September 20, 2012, 16:43 »
I just came home and saw the birdie is sitting on the "v" facing south. I don't think I've seen them on the v before.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #409 on: September 20, 2012, 17:43 »
Somebirdy at the diner this morning at about 8:30 on the "v" facing west.

hey Cooper - the bird was facing west?  there isn't a "v" on the west side of the building ...  ???

Couldn't the birdie be facing west and still be sitting on the "v"?  :-\  ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #410 on: September 20, 2012, 18:14 »
Yes if they sat sideways. I saw one like that last week on another letter.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #411 on: September 21, 2012, 09:09 »
Somebirdy at the diner this morning at about 8:30 on the "v" facing west.

hey Cooper - the bird was facing west?  there isn't a "v" on the west side of the building ...  ???

You are right, technically, the v is on the south side of the building. However, I see all the letters as I approach from the west (heading east) in the same way as I see all the letters on the east side as I'm heading west. So I tend to think of the lettered sides as east and west. Often the birds are sitting on the east side as the sun comes up in the morning and on the other side soaking up the sun as it sinks in the west.

So my mistake. Although on this particular occasion the bird WAS sitting sideways and facing west. :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #412 on: September 23, 2012, 11:48 »
Somebirdy at the diner this morning at about 8:30 on the "v" facing west.

hey Cooper - the bird was facing west?  there isn't a "v" on the west side of the building ...  ???

You are right, technically, the v is on the south side of the building. However, I see all the letters as I approach from the west (heading east) in the same way as I see all the letters on the east side as I'm heading west. So I tend to think of the lettered sides as east and west. Often the birds are sitting on the east side as the sun comes up in the morning and on the other side soaking up the sun as it sinks in the west.

So my mistake. Although on this particular occasion the bird WAS sitting sideways and facing west. :)

Not a mistake Cooper, just required a clarification ... it also helps to inform how folks view the location.  Good sighting!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #413 on: September 23, 2012, 20:16 »
When you look at the building on Google earth, The "south" vs "west" wall is aimed slightly south west. Maybe this is why it seems to look in both directions?!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #414 on: September 27, 2012, 10:37 »
Jules turned up at the Bleachers yesterday in the late afternoon.  Couldn't see Beau so he may be on his way south ...

Also, McDermot from the Radisson has been hanging out with Juliet and Lilith - his transmitter burped up some information last week and obviously our boy is enough of a ladies man at this young age that he has succumbed to siren lure of the WW "chicks".  Ivy had a fling with Jules in his pre-Princess days, who knows we might see McDermot with Juliet or Lilith together in a couple of years if the son is a feather off the old block  ;)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #415 on: September 27, 2012, 21:54 »
What if they show him the hack site.  Would he get fed?

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #416 on: September 28, 2012, 15:04 »
What if they show him the hack site.  Would he get fed?

They aren't getting fed anymore at the hack site rather I think they are just hanging out there and near there, not unlike when the resident adults take off for a couple of weeks after the kids are grown and then suddenly reappear at the nestsite for a a week or two before heading off for points south.  

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #417 on: September 29, 2012, 08:06 »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #418 on: September 29, 2012, 12:08 »
I love the drama!  McDermot and the twins ;D  Which one will he choose...or will one of them choose him? :-*

Nice to dream of our birds returning to the province of their hatching to settle in and raise their own families :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / August - December
« Reply #419 on: October 13, 2012, 17:28 »
Haven't seen Beaur or Jules out in West Winnipeg for awhile, so assume that they have flown the nestsite so to speak.  Their girls are on their way as well according to their transmitters.  At last report, one was in Iowa, the other just north of Iowa in southern Minnesota.