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Offline soaring west

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #135 on: August 04, 2013, 10:57 »
That makes sound idea TPC, they are tinted, they are probely there anyway. I will look when I have a chance to go again.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #136 on: August 06, 2013, 09:11 »
I will od a full report here in next while with picutres.

We have discussed with Gord , streamers , but we will see

Green girl is an amazing flier like Radison . It is hard to pick out who is who from air at times

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #137 on: August 13, 2013, 14:42 »
well our green banded girl is doing great and has been flying for a bit over 2 weeks. I am amazed by her skills.  she flies like Radisson. Radisson and Chase are doing a great job. They could have easily taken care of 3 as there is enough food lol

I have posted some photos in gallery up to aug 1 . will do others in a few days.




click on picture below and then follow arrows to left til you stop at weber picutres






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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #138 on: August 13, 2013, 15:32 »
I want to apologize if labels are not clear. PB is not user friendly anymore and I did go back and try and relabel everything to make it clearer but it would not accept.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #139 on: August 13, 2013, 20:50 »
Thank you for sharing the photos and the good news that everyone there is doing well. I hope it continues. It is also interesting to see the world around the nest box.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #140 on: August 14, 2013, 19:25 »
I just received this from Gord. I am so excited so we will go out to the hack site tomorrow and see what we can see

All doing extremely well at the Pembina River all, including your U of A and Weber birds are accounted for and flying like champions.  A photo of the mob enclosed. 


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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #141 on: August 14, 2013, 19:32 »
Pretty cool to see eight peregrine chicks sitting in a tree!!  Thanks bev!  ;D 8)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #142 on: August 14, 2013, 19:39 »
That is an amazing photo, bev! 8)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #143 on: August 14, 2013, 19:50 »
Thanks for the great and unusual photo!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #144 on: August 15, 2013, 07:40 »
Wow!!  What a sight!  Thanks Bev :)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #145 on: August 16, 2013, 14:36 »
bev, where exactly is this tree with all the juvies hanging out? It is unusual to see PF's hanging out in a tree, is it not? You mentioned earlier that it is in an enclosed area. Is this a rehab place or a hack site? ??? I'm not sure exactly how a hack site's work.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #146 on: August 16, 2013, 16:57 »
bev, where exactly is this tree with all the juvies hanging out? It is unusual to see PF's hanging out in a tree, is it not? You mentioned earlier that it is in an enclosed area. Is this a rehab place or a hack site? ??? I'm not sure exactly how a hack site's work.

Peregrines aren't woodland birds like Merlins so they don't sit in trees because they like to sit in trees.  They will sit in trees when they give them clear views of hunting grounds (like wetlands or farmers fields) - peregrines hunt in the open, either above cities or in clear areas like wetlands, along shorelines, over farmers' fields, that kind of thing.  If you notice the tree doesn't have needles or leaves, its more perch than tree, nothing to get in the way when a peregrine's metre wide wingspan is open.  Another option could be if there were few or no other perch sites near a nest or hack site, given a choice between sitting in a tree or sitting on the ground, peregrines would prefer some altitude.

And a hacksite is the same as a nestsite, the only difference is the way birds are released.  From a nestsite, the chicks fledge when they are ready from a nestbox or whatever the adults have used for a nest.  From a hacksite, captive-bred chicks are able to fledge (again when they are ready) after the hackbox is opened for them. 

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #147 on: August 17, 2013, 13:48 »
Thanks for this explanation of the difference between a nestsite & a hacksite, TPC. I had noticed that it looked more like a perch than an actual tree.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #148 on: August 17, 2013, 18:03 »
Thanks for this explanation of the difference between a nestsite & a hacksite, TPC. I had noticed that it looked more like a perch than an actual tree.

It kind of looks like a dead fir tree to me, great for perching in though!  ;D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2013 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #149 on: August 18, 2013, 14:33 »
this tree is along the pembina  river. Peter and I went out Thursday morning. fThere are two hakc boxes there.

And there are lots of cliffs. it was amazing to see them flying and talon touching and ;laying and soaring . we saw two falcons  in that tree, and some on the cliff ledges and some flying along the river banks ,

this hack site is in a natural setting. lots of trees, cliffs and open spaces. a falconer monitors this site 24 hours a day.

the young birds are put in these boxes before they can fly. This way they imprint on this site, and hopefully migrate back to this site or a site like it. . They are fed quail and such every day. When they are ready to fly , box is open, and they test their wings.They fly at will, no adults to feed them.
They learn from instinct and do they ever learn. We saw it with our eyes. If one gets into trouble, falconer helps out. he swam the river last year to help on e back to box that he thought was not quite ready.
It is truly amazing. It is not ususual to see them perch in tree after a flight. ( if you watch orange , in Australia, the adults and young perch in trees across from box.)

I will  be right back with a few picutres so you can see site. I think I posted it last year but I will post again