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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2013, 18:44 »
AAAKKKKK

Female in the nestbox is JULESSSSSSS   

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2013, 19:16 »
 :o  Maybe they've decided that this is where they want to live for the next 6 months. :o

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 19:16 »
Could Jules be visiting the Radisson nestbox with an eye for upgrading her real estate?

Would it be typical for a falcon to move, with a previous mate like Beau (who has been seen in West Winnipeg this spring, yes?), to a new nest site? Would she typically have to fight for the Radisson nestbox?

How exciting to know that the birds are returning!

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2013, 19:32 »
Oh, I think Mrs Beau is considering not only a change in location but a change in "beaus" ... looks like the male she was with could be Ivy!!  I've got Dennis taking a look at the fuzzy image I manage to catch of his band number while he was running out of the nestbox so we'll see what he says before I confirm the male's identity.  If Princess comes home and Jules is still here it will not be a happy occasion.  Jules is a "nands-on" kind of bird as is Princess ...

Just as a reminder, Jules' first mate was Ivy - they were unsuccessful (yes, they tried to nest "there") but he was her first "beau" so to speak.

Is this usual?  Well, when birds have left sites (and mates) it has been to move in downtown.  T-Rex left Burnsie his mate of a few years to take over the Radisson with Madame with whom he had a summer fling the year after he hatched.  Holly took up with Keener-Screech then welcomed Zeus back after he spent the year "batching" it.  Trey spent two years in Winnipeg waiting for an opportunity to move in at the Hotel when he could, and it worked and he did.  And most recently, Ivy ditched Jules when he moved downtown to the Radisson and Princess.

If she did take over downtown, what would that mean for Beau?  Oh, I don't think he would have any problem finding a lady friend, he's a very good-looking peregrine, older and experienced - exactly what any lady peregrine would be looking for.

But let us not get ahead of ourselves ...

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2013, 20:00 »
Well, well, well ... Here we go again - "As the world turns". That downtown Radisson nest box sure is prime real estate! ::)

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2013, 20:10 »
Well, well, well ... Here we go again - "As the world turns". That downtown Radisson nest box sure is prime real estate! ::)

I don't mind a little soap opera, but I really, really don't want to be a bloody soap opera like last year!  :'(

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2013, 20:37 »
Wow, looks like things are getting exciting in Winnipeg!  I wonder what will happen in Brandon ...

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2013, 22:34 »
Dennis had a look at my webcam screen capture and concurs that Ivy is home ...  :)

Ivy seems to want to play "house" with every female who arrives in his nestbox - Sandy a couple of times, another black-banded bird last year and now Jules.  If you didn't know this, one could almost mistake his accepting nature (the cad) for familiarity, like he had spent time with her during the winter.  And no, there is no evidence of that, he leaves before she does in the fall and we have no idea where either goes when the leave the province and its a big world out there!

But maybe we will have another year of "As the Peregrine Flies" ...  ::)

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2013, 06:16 »
Well, well, well ... Here we go again - "As the world turns". That downtown Radisson nest box sure is prime real estate! ::)

I don't mind a little soap opera, but I really, really don't want to be a bloody soap opera like last year!  :'(

Very happy to hear we are seeing the return of our falcons. Don't like hearing that Ivy is playing the game "Red rover, Red rover, would Jules please come on over" Hopeful that :) Princess returns soon to keep our Radisson Royals in tact.

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2013, 08:18 »
Welcome home Ivy!  :D

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2013, 08:43 »
tsk, tsk, tsk..worse than high school in the 70's!

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2013, 09:31 »
So glad to hear of the return of some of our falcons and do hope there is not too much drama here when Princess arrives.

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2013, 11:40 »
tsk, tsk, tsk..worse than high school in the 70's!

Ooh, and that wasn't great for some of us.

Whatever the circumstances though, it is great to see the regulars back and healthy after their winter migration.

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2013, 13:59 »
Checked the recorder and it looks like we had a visitor to the nestbox at about 6:30am this morning - I think it was Ivy but it was too dark to say for sure.  It's 2pm now and there hasn't been anyone at the box since.  However, the sun has just come around the building so its warmer there now and drier as the hoar-frost is melting quickly.

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Re: Radisson - 2013 / March
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2013, 14:03 »
So, I'm sure on everyone's mind is: will Princess come back?  I guess there will come a time when she decides to stay down south and retire from her motherly duties...And I guess that Jules would be the logical one to take over as the ruler of the Radisson territory...but are we ready??  Will we ever be ready?  It's nature, so whether we're ready or not, it'll be what it'll be... :-\

I don't remember when Princess returned in previous years, in relation to the others...TPC...?