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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2012, 13:38 »
When I saw the bird it was in the evening.  No one would have been working there at that time.

Ahh, that might explain it - but its nice to know she hasn't forgotten about the site OR that Smiley likes the look of it ....

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2012, 14:17 »
Dang, too bad there is still working going on.  It would have been nice to have them nest somewhere safer.


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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2012, 20:56 »
Any sightings of "ruffling the tail feathers" with Jules and Smiley?

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2012, 07:24 »
Any sightings of "ruffling the tail feathers" with Jules and Smiley?

Only sightings of an individual bird - could be Smiley being ever-hopeful or Jules maintaining her hold on the territory.  The weather hasn't been conducive for up-close-and-personal courting behaviour (head-bowing etc at the nestsite) so maybe the infrequent sightings have been the courting aerial flights.  Having said that, from the behaviour we have seen, and others haver reported here, I suspect that Jules may be giving Beau some more time to return like Princess did in Trey in 2009.  We aren't getting close to the birds and the nestsites in this bad weather though - too much disturbance and its still early days yet in the nesting cycle so we can't report any new scrapes in the nestboxes yet.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2012, 10:07 »
Looked like Jules on the Bleachers this morning but no sign of her companion that I could see either at the Bleachers or the Diner ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2012, 14:47 »
I was driving by the bleachers late yesterday afternoon (5 o'clockish) while it was snowing/ice pellets and when I briefly looked up thought I saw a peregrine there. My young niece and nephew were in the car at the time and I was rushing to meet up with their mom, or I would have turned around and gone back for a better look. But I must have said something out loud, because my nephew was craning his head around trying to spot what I had seen.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2012, 14:56 »
Went by this afternoon, no sightings.....

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2012, 17:34 »
After such a crappy Saturday (your Tuesday), Sunday (your Wednesday) brought some clear sunny skies and I thought that for sure I would be able to set-up and photograph the West Winnipeg pair....grrrrrrrrr  :'(
Found her mid-morning at the Bleachers then she was on the wing...no sign of her new friend. Perhaps he was out hunting or  ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2012, 18:07 »
Jules is misbehaving again and might actually be considering nesting in the same place as she did last year.  I say thinking about it because a) its a bit too early for actual nesting and b) because she won't get a chance to repeat her mistake again this year.  We have a plan and hopefully it will encourage her to nest elsewhere.  And no, it won't hurt her, but hopefully it will get her moving off to the nestbox.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2012, 18:16 »
We have a plan and hopefully it will encourage her to nest elsewhere.

Any plan that avoids the difficulties of last year sounds like a good plan to me, TPC!  ::)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2012, 19:14 »
Two soggy birds seen late this afternoon in the rain and snow...one at the Bleachers  :-[ the other at the Diner.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2012, 06:56 »

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2012, 15:09 »
When by the Diner and the Bleachers early this morning, then a bit later and no sign of anyone anywhere on either ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2012, 19:07 »
4:00 pm. finds Jules at the Bleachers and Smiley AWAL  ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2012, 19:08 »
4:00 pm. finds Jules at the Bleachers and Smiley AWAL  ???

Maybe he's going to come out to Brandon and visit his sister.  ;)