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Offline Liz

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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2009, 14:25 »
Great story, TPC.  I can paint the picture in my head with these locations -- great idea! 

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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2009, 14:31 »
OMG Tracy how wonderful is this  ;D  Looks like you might need a fledge watch this year in which case I would like to volunteer right here and now ( I live in West Winnipeg)  ;D  Looking forward to Dennis's pictures.  8)

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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2009, 14:32 »
Excellent story!!  It felt like we were right there!  

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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2009, 15:29 »
thanks Tracy. that was exciting.  the first female came back, right. I must have missed that.

Good thing I do not live in Winnipeg eh!!!!

And the season has begun. :) :)

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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2009, 18:23 »
Wow!  What an exicting story.  You do it so well Tracy.  It does feel like I was actually there.  Thanks.  I just hope no Peregrine gets hurt in all this.  I know it is nature but I just don't want any bird getting hurt or worse.

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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2009, 19:57 »
The birds haven't started nesting yet and there was not attempt to take over the territory, just seemed like a peregrine passing through, or perhaps even Princess being informed that the real estated had been sold so to speak.  There was alot of flying, flipping and yelling and then Ivy and the female were back no fuss.

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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2009, 19:59 »
Well she is the goddess after all how else do you think these stories come about?

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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2009, 20:03 »
April 2009

Our resident male is Ivy, a 2005 wild-hatch from the Radisson Hotel.  His parents are Trey & Princess.  His female sibling was named "Lucy" and his male sibling was not named that year.  The female is not named as yet as she has a breeder's ringband which can't be read unless one is very very (6 inches away) close.  We hope as they settle to nest that we may get an opportunity to get a closer look at her bands and maybe find out who she is.

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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2009, 20:25 »
...just seemed like a peregrine passing through, or perhaps even Princess being informed that the real estated had been sold so to speak. 
Interesting -- this year it was Ivy escorting mum out of the house, not Trey escorting Ivy! 

As for
The birds haven't started nesting yet
Maybe not, but it sure sounds like there's a lot of "makin' whoopie" going on! :D  It won't be long before she's decorating the house. 

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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2009, 22:25 »
WOW TPC...what a day! Great explanations on everything!

First, I'll start off by writing, I really don't want territorial battles to happen.  I know, I know, it's nature, but I hate it when one gets hurt (especially hearing about Mariah today  :'(). 
Hard to believe that last year, Ivy was escorted out by Trey from their territory, and this year, Ivy and his mate are settling in quite nicely....and Ivy's mate doing some impressive aerial acrobatics to show this intruder she means business....what a year this will be.  I will make sure to keep my eyes and ears open as I live in West Winnipeg!  Yay for me...I live here and pass through downtown everyday.  Just can't get enough of our peregrines!   ::)
Question to you TPC...
Since we know Trey & Princess' nesting site and roosting sites...if you were to outline a radius of that territory and have the center of that radius at the Radisson, where does it stop?  Just curious...


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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2009, 22:42 »
Question to you TPC...
Since we know Trey & Princess' nesting site and roosting sites...if you were to outline a radius of that territory and have the center of that radius at the Radisson, where does it stop?  Just curious...

Territories aren't circular so radius isn't a good descriptor, particularly in urban centres where some landuses are ignored so to speak when it comes to determining territory sizes.  And territories aren't of equal size, its all dependent on what is in a territory and how much food is available.  The Winnipeg birds are very firm about their territorial boundaries but seem to be not particularly murderous in territorial defense/conflict/take-overs.  As far as we know, we have never had a death or major injury due to territorial clashes in Winnipeg.  The only female to be usurped was seen months later & the following year.

About the Radisson territory - it appears to run south to about McGillivray and north to wherever.  Don't know exactly about the eastern boundary as the birds don't travel that way too often and there is no pair there to enforce the line.  But I do know where the western edge is ...  ;)

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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2009, 23:25 »
Don't know exactly about the eastern boundary as the birds don't travel that way too often and there is no pair there to enforce the line.  But I do know where the western edge is ...  ;)
That would be the Nest in the West, as opposed to NEST ON THE WEST! 
I can't guess about the north and east, but any chance the southern limit has to do with Fort Whyte? 

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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2009, 08:57 »
Awesome story Tracy. Does Dennis every take videos of the birds, or just still shots?
I would have given a lot to have witnessed the situation you described. Not only are you a good writer, you fare quite well at teasing too. The old I know something you don't know senario ;D, chuckle chuckle.

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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2009, 10:56 »
Don't know exactly about the eastern boundary as the birds don't travel that way too often and there is no pair there to enforce the line.  But I do know where the western edge is ...  ;)
That would be the Nest in the West, as opposed to NEST ON THE WEST! 
I can't guess about the north and east, but any chance the southern limit has to do with Fort Whyte? 

Nope, southern limit has to do with the U of M territory.  T-Rex used to hold the U of M one when his Dad (Pop) held the Radisson territory.  Found them one day sitting near to each other on the Royal Bank at McGillivray and Pembina Highway.  Only time I saw them near one another after 1989 when T-Rex hatched.  In 1995 when Pop disappeared while Madame (his second mate) was incubating T-Rex turned up a day later and started feeding Madame and incubating her eggs.  It should be said that T-Rex and Madame were together (not nesting) for a year at the U of M before she moved into the Radisson territory when Maud died after collided with a high-tension wire - don't know whether that previous relationship was the reason Madame didn't abandon Pop's eggs and/or T-Rex adopted them but it is what happened.

Oh, and the U of M territory?  It hasn't been occupied since Trey left thought we do keep hoping.

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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2009, 12:48 »
So there is a possibility that Winnipeg could handle a couple more pairs of peregrines - one pair south terrritory and one pair in north/east territory - if there were enough food for all.