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Offline The Peregrine Chick

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U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« on: March 20, 2012, 17:45 »
Nothing for 2012 on the website yet but the date on the webcams is current so Edmonton is a waiting game as well it looks like.  There are three cams, two external, one internal.  As of today, the internal cam is a bright (corneal burning) hot pink.  Pretty sure its a technical problem  ;)


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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 22:13 »
Coriena at BCAW got this great photo yesterday of a returning falcon.  But who is it?  Will wait to see if Bev can get down there and identify it and let us know tomorrow.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 23:00 »
Great news about Falcons being back in Edmonton.   ;D ;D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 23:59 »
Hello, you, whoever you are!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 09:56 »
Bev reports on BCAW that there is a male and a female here, but she could not identify them.  The female is banded, and the male would not show his legs.  So, we await further developments.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 19:23 »
I lost my report :o but anyhow , yes our falcons returned March25

Jean lives there and let me know on Sunday. Could not get down till last night but found female on a building across from St Stephens college . she is banded but could not ID . Lighting and it was cold.
Could not get a good look of her face.the  male was on suite hotel and could not see if bands or not.
It was cold and we were there for over an hour and they did not leave or make a sound.

Will try and get them Id  and jean will try from her apartment. I need to move there for the next 5 months.
click on picutres. male on pink building.







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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 12:42 »
Great pics Bev   :)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 19:40 »
That's wonderful news, Elaine & Bev! Now, just to get them ID'd. We may need to send Dennis out there with his "Wowzer" camera lens! ;)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 20:02 »

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 23:23 »
Thanks RCF. Peter and i were donw there when you took this picutre. I am sure it is RAdisson. We were there the other night also and the way she flew to the aerial (that she roosts on) and turned in where she always has, really makes us think it is her.

tonight she was at the nest box for a few hours. We saw the male a few blocks over on the K-ching(we nic-named it) . and then he flew over and out south of nest box after a pigeon. the female chupped as he flew past. No cigar today. But it was comical as the pigeon flew on ledge below nest box.

WE noticed the male fly back to K-ching building.

Later RAdisson flew out over Maz building and turned in for the night.
Jean came over form her aprtment and joined us. As we decided to go for coffee , we saw the male fly in from the east and turn in 3 ledges up from female. so I do not really think this is our starter male from last year. 

WE need to get ID but the cam is not going to be much help.
man it was cold tonight . toques and gloves were the order of the day.

Will try and post our shots later. Family commitments have me hopping.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 14:13 »
Falcon in the nestbox.  Cannot tell if she/he has bands.   Just looking around, enjoying the nicer weather.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 09:36 »
Bev reported at BCAW this morning that she was talking to Gordon Court, the biologist for this site, and he said that this site is going to get new cameras from Bell either today or tomorrow.  This will make the view here so much better!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 12:40 »
Bev reported at BCAW this morning that she was talking to Gordon Court, the biologist for this site, and he said that this site is going to get new cameras from Bell either today or tomorrow.  This will make the view here so much better!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 14:16 »
Bev reported at BCAW this morning that she was talking to Gordon Court, the biologist for this site, and he said that this site is going to get new cameras from Bell either today or tomorrow...
This IS great news! :D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 16:04 »
I am sorry I have not reported. My slate is full right now , with planning daughters wedding for April28, baking, cleaning , trying to observe birds, going nuts ::) ::) ::)
but I wild do a bit now.

We think it is Radisson back and we have a banded male. Not sure if same from last year.

I am hoping to get bands and Jean is helping by trying and getting shots from window.

First off, cam update from Gord.they were supposed to be done last week but we had a blizzard.

U of A cameras 1 and 2 are being replaced by new units as we speak - hope to have them delivering a feed soon.