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Offline Loriann

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« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2009, 19:50 »
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« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2009, 20:26 »
Just so y'all know, saw a peregrine on the way home perched on top of a building (north east of it actually) just enjoying the sun. 

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« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2009, 21:22 »
So glad to hear that, allikat! 

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« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2009, 16:07 »
This comes under the heading of - just when you are not looking for them - I saw Ivy this afternoon.  I was out shopping and saw a very familiar looking building (thanks Dennis) with what looked like a stuffed animal on a balcony rail midway up.  I had my binoculars in my backpack and whoa, there was the little rockstar himself looking every bit as handsome as his dad.  He was probably either having a midafternoon siesta or else watching for a pigeon to come by.  There is a plentiful supply in the neighbourhood.  I didn't hang around even though I was in a public parking lot, because it seemed a little like invasion of privacy, for the people there I mean. It is different for the Project people to be documenting them.   I am sure that Ivy and Jules don't care, afterall they were doing the wild thing in one of the most public locations in the city.  :D 
Great name by the way Tracy.  And yes, I had the wrong set of buildings the other week although they fit the criteria, plus falcons had visited in the past and a falcon did fly by when I was in the vicinity. C'est la vie. :D

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« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2009, 19:00 »
Once you know where to look...they are easy to spot.  Well of course if they are around  ::)

On my way home today, I thought I saw a falcon trying to hunt a sea gull.  There was some pretty fancy flying happening and some stooping.  All I saw was a falcon and lots of gulls scatter  8)

Don't worry...I decided to pull into a parking lot to watch all of this unfold  :P

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« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2009, 20:38 »
I saw Ivy this afternoon. 
On my way home today, I thought I saw a falcon trying to hunt a sea gull.  There was some pretty fancy flying happening and some stooping.  All I saw was a falcon and lots of gulls scatter  8)
I envy you both!  It's harder in downtown Wpg, when you don't have a window seat OR co-workers who get it (remember after Black Friday, those who thought we were nuts for sobbing at our desks?). 

I am SO glad you have free access!   :)

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« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2009, 20:40 »
Get them hooked this year Liz and then they'll understand! 

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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2009, 09:53 »
On my way home today, I thought I saw a falcon trying to hunt a sea gull.  There was some pretty fancy flying happening and some stooping.  All I saw was a falcon and lots of gulls scatter  8)

Oh, they like gull, some birds more than others and some nestsites more than others.  At the Radisson we get more shorebird remains, same at the Diner in West Winnipeg.  At the U of M however, we were hip deep in gull parts when the birds nested there - it was just a couple of minutes from the bend in the Red by St Norbert where the gulls congregate so they were like the pigeons downtown.  When we had birds hanging out more regularly on the Legislature, we used to find, almost exclusively, the wings from blue and green winged teal (a smallish duck). 

Glad to hear you pulled over Allikat!!  :D

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« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2009, 10:14 »
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I envy you both!  It's harder in downtown Wpg, when you don't have a window seat OR co-workers who get it (remember after Black Friday, those who thought we were nuts for sobbing at our desks?). 

I am SO glad you have free access!   :)

Hi Liz. If you'd like you could come over to my building I'll take you up on the roof. I have a pretty good view of 3 or 4 of the places they like to hang out. And I have binoculars so you could get a close up view.
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« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2009, 10:17 »
Might have to arrange the next Phanatics Get-Together on B's rooftop ... I know Dennis is itching to get back up there!!  :D

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« Reply #85 on: April 22, 2009, 10:22 »
Name the time TPC, I certainly have the place. And it's not your average rooftop with guck all over the place, we have a nice bouncy type flooring, picnic tables, garden and I'm working on a bbq.

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« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2009, 10:24 »
I sure hope I can make the Phanatics get together this year.  Would love to meet the other Phanatics here.  Would love to see a Peregrine in real life.  

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« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2009, 10:45 »
Name the time TPC, I certainly have the place. And it's not your average rooftop with guck all over the place, we have a nice bouncy type flooring, picnic tables, garden and I'm working on a bbq.
Geez! - I wanna work at your building!!!  :P

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« Reply #88 on: April 22, 2009, 10:54 »
Moonstar, I also would love to see a peregrine in real life.
I'm fortunate enough to see bald eagles regularly, though.

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« Reply #89 on: April 22, 2009, 12:32 »
It's a great building Ballywing. We just moved here a little over 2 years ago and they gutted and redid the place to our specs. Till the new Hydro came along, we had the greenest one in Wpg. Even our water is collected from rain and then filtered and used throughout the building.
The neighbourhood can be a little rough, but everything is a tradeoff.
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