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Offline bev.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2012, 20:57 »
I was looking for an H  :-[ and it is R7. I went back and her band is R7, I was mixing it up with the H at Genesse.

but it is her ;D ;D

And Gord confirmed it today. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2012, 22:16 »
Way to go Radisson!! 
Now we get to move this Board ... hang on ...  ;)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2012, 13:27 »
Hooray for Radisson! Great leg band shot, bev! :D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2012, 17:14 »
I have been watching off-and-on throughout the day, and have not seen Radisson or her mate return to the nestbox.   I hope the activity did not scare them off.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2012, 17:29 »
I have been watching off-and-on throughout the day, and have not seen Radisson or her mate return to the nestbox.   I hope the activity did not scare them off.

I wouldn't expect so since she's been here for a few years and nested successfully. Sometimes couple just like to get way from prying eyes to "canoodle"  ;)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2012, 22:22 »
I went down here tonight, and happened to meet up with Becky, who had been down here for an hour; later, Be arrived to check on the situation.  Becky says that the falcons have not been at the nestbox since Sunday.  The repair crew were still working on the nestbox on Tuesday, so that would have discouraged the falcons from coming around.  The whole time we were there tonight, there was no sign of them.  But Bev thought it was possible that they were still in the area and might possibly show up at the nestbox tonight, so she and Becky stayed after I left.  I sure hope they see them.  It would be nice to see one nest with eggs here in this city.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2012, 22:39 »
Considering that Radisson has been the resident female here for a few years and she has been successful, I suspect she won't give up this site this easily.  Courting pairs can take off on honeymoons for a couple days at a time - Jules and Beau in West Winnipeg generally do just that.  The weekend is coming up so campus should be quieter (yes?), I would think that would be a fine time for them to turn up again ... happens here at HSC and used to happen at the U of M campus in the old days.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2012, 16:25 »
Happy to hear it is confirmed that Radisson is our mama on site once again.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2012, 10:00 »
I am jsut sick, to not see our radisoon at box yet.

she was there till 9Am Monday , when crews came to finish cam .
A lot are blaming Gord, but he says , like Tracy, that this should not have deterred her from the site. she was experienced.

I do not know what to say. I am in tears as I write this.

We did see her Thursday night , come to the aerial on college plaza . she then turned in for the night and when peter and Becky and I went to check , the male was tucked in also. So as of Thursday they were still tucking in at their spot. I am puzzled.

Peter and I  did take some time to drive around campus yesterday eventing , but could not stay till tuck in time.

Unfortunately , I can only do a bit this next week as my daughter gets married next Sat. I wish I could do more. I will search when I can. Gord was supposed to go out there yesterday , but have not

heard.

I am jsut sick. these have been my love for so long.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2012, 16:42 »
Take heart from what TPC has posted a few posts back, bev, on Reply #36. :-*

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2012, 08:35 »
fALCON IN NESTBOX RIGHT NOW, THINK IT'S RADISSON! 

Edit to add:  sorry for the caps..lol.  She stayed a few minutes, semed a bit aprehensive but she did go inside the nestbox for a few and then took off.  So perhaps a reconnaissance mission to make sure the evil humans are gone for good  :P
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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2012, 09:44 »
That's great news carly, glad you were watching!  ;D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2012, 23:18 »
Bev and Peter were down at the University tonight to check out the reports from this morning about the falcons, and she wrote on BCAW that Radisson and her mate (not yet identified with certainty) are indeed back at the nestbox.  Radisson was fussing around inside, and Bev thought she looked bottom-heavy and was getting close to laying an egg.  We are all relieved and happy to know that the falcons did not let the humans at the nestbox this week stop them from returning there, eventually.  I think we can expect an egg very soon.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2012, 23:24 »
Two birdies at the box this evening, I think he brought her a gift. :)


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Re: U of Alberta - 2012 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2012, 23:55 »
Please bear with me. I am on old computer and am transferring things to new computer. have not transferred this forum yet , as i cannot remember my password ::) ::)

I am just going to give reports and try and give you some thumbnails and a slideshow


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falcon in box when we got there this evening. Female. We watched and took pictures. She went inside and was scraping. then out on box( my heart is just racing) . then she started chupping and in comes male with a present. He bowed on front wrung and then flew over to south east corner of Maz, in bow position. Female flew over to corner right beside him and proceeded to eat. ( she is in box as I type)
We decided to leave as we have 2 here. I should have waited till turn in but I thought. someone would have bands

her bottom looks egg heavy and she is in stance. Pretty sure this is Radisson.

Male is banded.

I will watch for a bit and finish this later with photos from cam and ground