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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2012, 10:33 »
Update on the Selkirk "kid" in rehab ... little terror doesn't want to eat as much as Lisa would like him/her to eat so they are going to make sure s/he eats today so we can get him/her back out to Mum and Dad asap.

The bird is fine, just being obstinate.  Good sign that it doesn't like people messing around with him/her.  :)
"They are going to make sure s/he eats today" 
Well that should be an interesting activity!!!  And how  do you do that...will there be photos?..standby first aid people for Lisa...
Good grief!

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2012, 11:31 »
Update on the Selkirk "kid" in rehab ... little terror doesn't want to eat as much as Lisa would like him/her to eat so they are going to make sure s/he eats today so we can get him/her back out to Mum and Dad asap.

The bird is fine, just being obstinate.  Good sign that it doesn't like people messing around with him/her.  :)
"They are going to make sure s/he eats today" 
Well that should be an interesting activity!!!  And how  do you do that...will there be photos?..standby first aid people for Lisa...
Good grief!

No photos  ::)  You guys and photos  ;)

Nothing so traumatic for either Lisa or the chick.  When chick yells, food goes in.  In order to yell again, food must be swallowed.  Yell again, more food.  That's a common technique, there are others that are a bit more medical in technique but they are all tried, true, quick and effective.  This chick is old enough to pull its own food apart and feed itself but it's being obstinate.  Evenutally it would eat but it doesn't like being in care and is as a result burning through its stored reserves quickly and we don't want it to do that as we want to get it back with its parents asap.

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2012, 12:21 »
...When chick yells, food goes in...
LOL! Sounds a lot like my cat! ;) Seriously though, I was wondering, is the procedure much like feeding a hack box raised chick, TPC? How does one inhibit the bird from imprinting on humans while in rehab? Or does imprinting only occur if the chick has not yet fledged????

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2012, 14:46 »
Hey, I have complete faith in you guys - It was just interesting  to imagine different scenarios... and best of all to then learn how it is done.

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2012, 15:30 »
...When chick yells, food goes in...
LOL! Sounds a lot like my cat! ;) Seriously though, I was wondering, is the procedure much like feeding a hack box raised chick, TPC? How does one inhibit the bird from imprinting on humans while in rehab? Or does imprinting only occur if the chick has not yet fledged????

Imprinting on humans or other species only occurs when the chick is young.  The West Winnipeg chicks were imprinting on a location so they knew where to come back to for food and that occurs later in development.  For the Selkirk chick, it won't imprint in a nice way on humans as a result of its time in rehab - it doesn't like being around humans so chances are it will never really be happy when humans are around it or it's nestsite.  Not a bad thing since the chick is going back into the wild.  If the bird were non-releaseable, then the handler/falconer would need to spend alot of time convincing the bird that at least some humans aren't scary.

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2012, 18:16 »
I am so appreciative of the effort TPC puts forth to keep us up to date on these details.

It seems this season has produced a lot of variety and some surprises in nesting, banding, fledging and hacking situations at the various Manitoba nestsites.  It has been very interesting to learn about different situations involved with aiding the peregrine species to recover.

Thanks, Tracy!!

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2012, 07:58 »
I know I'm late to the party but congratulations, what wonderful news!!   I'm thrilled to hear you have plans for more nest boxes TPC and are looking out for this pair especially! 

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2012, 19:35 »
The year was 2009 when Ty was banded on the ledge with no close-up photos and it was exciting to confirm this for myself that he has returned, though he didn't want to perch a little lower down...perhaps another day.
Selkirk gallery has been started...  http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/selkirk
Hopefully I can revisit the location in the day's to come.

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2012, 20:13 »
Great pictures Dennis!!

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2012, 14:35 »
Chick is back in Selkirk at the nestsite and we are keeping an eye on the site to make sure the adults accept him back without problems.  Its purely preventative, we haven't ever had problems with parents accepting a rehabbed chick so no reason to think there might be one here, but we want to make sure since neither of the parents were at the site when we dropped the chick off.  Chick had had a meal in the morning (quail of course) and we put him somewhere safe at the nestsite, so his immediate needs (food, water and safety) were fulfilled.

The chick is male (as you have guessed  :)) and small for a male but given that Ty isn't big and nor does it look like Paris is either, not really surprising.  Very aggressive, didn't like Lisa and most certainly didn't like me during the banding.  Was happy enough to sit freely on my hand during his release so he's an interesting little terror.  We've named him Daer.  Lord Daer is the title given to the heirs of the Lords of Selkirk, so as a son of Selkirk it seemed appropriate to give him this name - particularly in the year of the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Settlement and (hopefully) the first year of peregrine settlement in Selkirk.

A friend of mine took some photos at the banding (I had my hands full) and I'll post them in the next couple of days.

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2012, 15:45 »
Thank you so much TPC, for this update on the Selkirk chick, Daer. I look forward to the photos of this little "Dear"???;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 15:49 by gemcitygemini »

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2012, 17:23 »
TPC, besides your knowledge of this birds ... :)...history lessons too.

Good luck to the watchers..

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2012, 17:49 »

The chick is male (as you have guessed  :)) and small for a male but given that Ty isn't big and nor does it look like Paris is either, not really surprising.  Very aggressive, didn't like Lisa and most certainly didn't like me during the banding.  Was happy enough to sit freely on my hand during his release so he's an interesting little terror.  We've named him Daer.  Lord Daer is the title given to the heirs of the Lords of Selkirk, so as a son of Selkirk it seemed appropriate to give him this name - particularly in the year of the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Settlement and (hopefully) the first year of peregrine settlement in Selkirk.


Tracy I love that you give the chicks such interesting names.
I always look forward to reading the history behind their names.
So why did you give Paris her name?

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2012, 18:39 »
Tracy I love that you give the chicks such interesting names.
I always look forward to reading the history behind their names.
So why did you give Paris her name?

Its a bit of a play on information related to the person who first reported the pair.  And no, the person's name isn't "Paris", I'm a bit superstitious about naming birds after living people, we haven't had good luck with birds named that way.  And since they chose a communications tower which none of our others have, Paris also brought to mind the Eiffel Tower which is not only a tower, but is the tallest structure in France  because of the communications antennae on the top (the Millau Viaduct is taller than just the tower). 

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Re: Selkirk Peregrines - 2012 / Ty & Paris
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2012, 21:48 »
I see from Dennis' latest pictures of Selkirk chick, Daer or the other(?) that the cute little mohawk is still in vogue.
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