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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #330 on: September 14, 2013, 20:39 »
Actually, even though West Winnipeg suffered a loss, unfortunately a female, it was a successful season for this pair of birds, considering how it started!  All I can write is, these birds absolutely know how to create a, "Soap Falconopera"! 
All the best to our birds and we look forward to your return!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #331 on: September 14, 2013, 20:54 »
Actually, even though West Winnipeg suffered a loss, unfortunately a female, it was a successful season for this pair of birds, considering how it started!  All I can write is, these birds absolutely know how to create a, "Soap Falconopera"! 
All the best to our birds and we look forward to your return!

Who knows Allikat, perhaps you might see another one of the WW girls in Saskatchewan next year if we are lucky  :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #332 on: September 14, 2013, 20:58 »

Who knows Allikat, perhaps you might see another one of the WW girls in Saskatchewan next year if we are lucky  :)
One can hope!   ;D
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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #333 on: September 14, 2013, 21:36 »
Was driving in the West Winnipeg area this afternoon around 3:00 PM & had the good fortune to spot a peregrine falcon perched on the "G" on the south side of the building. Looked like one of the adults. :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #334 on: September 16, 2013, 08:35 »
Two adults spotted at the diner on my way in to work this morning. East side letters, just awatching the sun rise.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #335 on: September 16, 2013, 11:27 »
Two adults spotted at the diner on my way in to work this morning. East side letters, just awatching the sun rise.

That made for an early morning for you Cooper - good sighting though, nice to know they are still around.  Seeing all the geese in the fields outside of town and as we had our first frost warning last night, perhaps we shan't be seeing this pair for too too much longer  ... however much we might like to ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #336 on: September 17, 2013, 11:47 »
Just one birdie this morning as I made my way into work. Beau, I think. Although I'm not 100% sure about that identification. Dirty white bib but the rest of his belly seemed quite a bit darker than I would have thought. Maybe just the light.  On the "p", east side of diner at 8:15. 

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #337 on: September 18, 2013, 09:41 »
Two birds at
 diner today. One adult on "o" east side and another bird on Northeast corner. I couldn't tell if the bird was an adult or a juvie as s/he was facing into the building with tail hanging over (and my light was green!)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #338 on: September 18, 2013, 10:35 »
Two birds at  diner today. One adult on "o" east side and another bird on Northeast corner. I couldn't tell if the bird was an adult or a juvie as s/he was facing into the building with tail hanging over (and my light was green!)

In case it helps, I often notice the lighter tip on the juveniles' tails more easily or perhaps more often than I notice the lighter band on the adults' tails.  Still not easy while you are driving ...  :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #339 on: September 18, 2013, 11:21 »
Thanks TPC. I don't think I've ever picked up on the tail tip differences. I'll look for that! I'm not sure that I'd be able to see that at that distance with my "old eyes" though. :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #340 on: September 18, 2013, 13:07 »
Two birds at  diner today. One adult on "o" east side and another bird on Northeast corner. I couldn't tell if the bird was an adult or a juvie as s/he was facing into the building with tail hanging over (and my light was green!)

In case it helps, I often notice the lighter tip on the juveniles' tails more easily or perhaps more often than I notice the lighter band on the adults' tails.  Still not easy while you are driving ...  :)

TPC, would you have some photos showing this difference in tail tips?

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #341 on: September 18, 2013, 13:30 »
TPC, would you have some photos showing this difference in tail tips? 

That's a good question Bcbird, I'll have to have a look and get back to everyone ....  ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #342 on: September 18, 2013, 13:47 »
TPC, would you have some photos showing this difference in tail tips? 

That's a good question Bcbird, I'll have to have a look and get back to everyone ....  ???

Had a look through Dennis' photos first, well, because he photos are so much better than mine  ::)  Keep in mind that these are excellent photos taken by an experienced photographer with hi-tech equipment and a steady hand.  Driving a car on a busy road during rush hour trying not to hit other motorists and possibly walkin-n-textin pedestrians is another thing entirely.  But it should help some I hope.


chick tail tips - 2012 A Day with Fleet


adult tail tips - 2012 Radisson

I chose galleries because you can see their tails in lots of positions and that both chicks and adults have light coloured tips, just that the chicks' are often bigger than the adults and often the adults have "wear" on their tails so they look a bit ragged and that often makes it hard to see the light colour that is there.  Just as being able to see that a breast looks white or gold will tell you adult or chick but only if you can see it, the same applies to tail tips.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #343 on: September 18, 2013, 15:50 »
Update on our two surviving girls from West Winnipeg from the last couple of weeks ...

Andamooka - has been ranging from the south basin of Lake Manitoba south to Devils Lake and up/down the Red River Valley in Manitoba and North Dakota/Minnesota.  The distance from her most northerly point to most southerly point over this period is over 300km.

La Peregrina - not travelling with her sister at all.  Her explorations have been from Lake Manitoba east to the Whiteshell and south not quite to the US border.  Distance from two most distant points in her travels is 200km, so she's still covering a lot of ground.  

Neither of these birds has been returning to Winnipeg so the birds we are seeing in West Winnipeg are likely Beau and Jules.  If a chick has been observed then it's either a Radisson chick, maybe an HSC chick or perhaps a chick on its travels from North Dakota - remember that is how we first met Sandy and Smiley as well as Luck from Brandon.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / September
« Reply #344 on: September 18, 2013, 16:21 »
Wow! That is fascinating.  :)