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Offline Kinderchick

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 19:24 »
Hip hip hooray! So glad to hear that one of the Brandon PF's has returned! :D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2013, 20:57 »
RCF, I think you are bang on - even though she's "full" and puffed, that sure looks like Hurricane - by size, by the rufous on her breast (Brooklyn's so white at the start of the year) and there sure does look to be a smudged edge to her facial markings.  Now we need band colours/numbers to confirm .... sorry for all the frozen fingers (from holding binoculars & cameras) over the next couple of weeks!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2013, 10:37 »
Brandon's Number One, Brandon's Number One !!!  ;) ;D

For those of you who may not have heard, Brandon set a record and may set another one ...



It's cold. How cold is it? It's colder than it's ever been on this day in Brandon.  Early this morning, just before sunrise, temperatures dipped to -17.9 C, breaking the record of -16.7 C set back in 1965.

Although it should be warmer this afternoon Environment Canada is calling for a high of -2, with sunny skies the forecast for tonight calls for another record-breaking chill. Overnight, temperatures should fall to -19 C, breaking a record of -17.2 C that dates to 1962.

Today also holds a very different kind of record. It's the earliest date that 30 C has been recorded in Brandon, back in 1977. On the other hand, back in 1990, Brandon was in the middle of a three-day snowstorm that dropped nearly 20 cm of snow.

Warmer weather appears to be on the horizon although a bit of snow is, too. Tomorrow should be sunny, with a high of 0 C, followed by more sun on Thursday and a high of 1 C. Friday will get up all the way to 3 C, although skies will be mixed.

Clouds are expected over the weekend, with a chance of either rain showers or flurries on both Saturday and Sunday. Highs are expected to be 4 C on Saturday, 2 C on Sunday.  Flurries could continue into Monday, with a high of 2 C. Overnight lows through the weekend and Monday are expected to be a temperate -3 C or so.

A year ago today, it was 3.5 C in the afternoon, and -6.8 C was the low, with a trace of snow. The normal high for this time of year is 8 C; the normal low is -4 C.


from the Brandon Sun - 9 April 2013

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2013, 11:07 »
I can agree with that! At 0800 this am down at Mckenzies it felt like the wind was coming off the North Pole and no birdie seen! I didn't stay long. At 1030 am she was eating pigeon pie, on the Scotia S in the sun.RCF got some really good photos but no legs yet. Right now the temp is minus 9. We are going down a little later and try for her Bands.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2013, 18:43 »
It is so nice to see Hurricane is back in town...He is the bird of the month for April...

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2013, 18:56 »
Our birdie wasn't showing any leg today, but that's not surprising since it wasn't all that warm with the wind blowing from the northwest.  She had her toes covered with her skirt when she wasn't eating.  ;D

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2013, 19:47 »
Some times it's like waiting for paint to dry waiting for those birds to show a band...you'll get them RCF. Great shots so far, well done.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2013, 08:38 »
At 0810 (temp minus 16) Birdie sitting in solitairy splendor on the S of the Scotia Towers sunning herself but no boyfriend in sight. :(

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2013, 11:14 »
At 0810 (temp minus 16) Birdie sitting in solitairy splendor on the S of the Scotia Towers sunning herself but no boyfriend in sight. :(
Waiting patiently. ;)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2013, 16:35 »
Looks like our birdie has a black band on right leg and silver on the left. I just couldn't get the right angle to make out the number today.  :)

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2013, 17:52 »
Well, it's certainly not for lack of trying, RCF. Looks like he/she is doing the "Hokey Pokey". Great photos! :D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2013, 21:23 »
Well, it's certainly not for lack of trying, RCF. Looks like he/she is doing the "Hokey Pokey". Great photos! :D

I am ninety-nine percent sure that it is Hurricane who is back, even without seeing the number.  ;)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2013, 10:06 »
Great captures, RCF.  Sure looks like Hurricane to me!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2013, 12:15 »
Yipee!! now there are two falcons ( a male and a Female ). Rcf is downtown at this moment and we'll let you know what's what when she gets back. ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2013 / April
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2013, 12:22 »
What great news!