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Offline Moonstar

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2014, 12:37 »
Any idea who Spencer's buddy is?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2014, 12:58 »
Rose and I always thought Spencer was female.   8) ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2014, 13:03 »
Funny thing happened as Dennis was roaming about yesterday.  Dennis had decided to see if he could track down Spencer as he has been hanging around out east in Winnipeg.  We've never been able to locate a site the birds seemed to visit so we were interested in seeing where he was basing his operations.  Because of his transmitter, we'd been able to narrow the field a bit.  What Dennis found is that a) Spencer looks wonderful, still very brown but not really all that surprising given his age (11 months old), b) Spencer has found a nice place to hang out where there is food, c) Spencer has found a buddy to hang out with which is wonderful and d) Spencer is likely a girl.  ;D  As you might remember from last year, Spencer was the middle-sized bird, closer to Kelly in body size but closer to Bogart in foot size.  Because putting bands on that are too large is dangerous, we erred on the side of caution and band him as a male.  So now we have a male named Annie in Fargo and a female named Spencer hanging out in Winnipeg.  The birds really do like to play with our plans for them  ;)  Spencer's buddy is older looking at the plumage, and while we suspect Spencer is too young to nest successfully, we'll keep an eye on these two just in case - stranger things have happened - look at Marv and Terminator in Grand Forks, they are giving it a try despite Marv's young age ...



RCF and I always thought Spencer was a girl (same size as Kelly, maybe even bigger and fledged last) Good to know that she has shown up.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2014, 14:01 »
Any idea who Spencer's buddy is? 

Nope, not yet, but "he" does have a black band so most probably a Manitoba male, but who exactly we don't know.  We are hoping he'll be cooperate enough for Dennis and his friends (Wowser, Mini-Wowser & Wanna-be-Wowser) to figure out who he is - or isn't.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2014, 14:20 »
Rose and I always thought Spencer was female.   8) ;D 

RCF and I always thought Spencer was a girl (same size as Kelly, maybe even bigger and fledged last) Good to know that she has shown up.

We thought "he" might be as well, but because female bands were going to be too large for his feet, we had to band and record him as a male.  It is interesting with the West Winnipeg chicks, Smiley and Joli, you really notice the size differential between them and the post-Princess chicks from the Radisson and McKenzie Seeds.  If we were to compare the Brandon chicks with Smiley, Spencer and Bogart would definitely have been sexed as male, likely Kelly would have as well so long as we didn't look at her feet.   It's interesting watching Smiley and Princess, there is a size difference but not as much as with Ivy.  And looking at Beau and Beatrix, the difference is in bulk not length - they are about the same size overall but she's bulkier, he's more gracile. 

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2014, 19:54 »
What fascinating stuff, TPC!  No wonder you don't sleep from now until October!  I love these guys :-*

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2014, 09:09 »
Wow! This is all very interesting! Possibly another nesting pair in the Winnipeg area, although I do realize that Spencer may yet be a bit too young. Still, great news! Way to go, Dennis & the "Wowzers!" :D
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2014, 15:54 »
After "the paint dries" this will be a Phantistic PF summer.  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2014, 19:15 »
Checked on the birdies this afternoon and Mr. Brooklyn was preening himself on the communications tower that is directly across from the nest box.

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2014, 20:59 »
Thanks for all your great photos, RCF. We were in Brandon last Sun and were fortunate enough to see somebirdie on the light on the south clock side of McKenzie building. He/she then flew to the communications tower. We were very happy to see one!   ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2014, 15:42 »
It's been raining here most of the day and to avoid getting wet Brooklyn was perched under the black/green ledge this afternoon.

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2014, 19:20 »
Hurricane was taking a break from egg duty, she was perched on the east light of the clock tower.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2014, 18:24 »
Brooklyn was on a south window napping this afternoon, just around the corner from the nest box.

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2014, 11:02 »
Nice photos of Brooklyn RCF. 
He is such a good looking bird, going to love seeing if his kids are just as photogenic as they get older.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2014, 15:08 »
It must be age, but I always have trouble identifying the female & male names correctly.

I should make myself a list and keep it beside my computer. Princess is easy, well, with her name at least.

Anyhow, I will keep looking back through the blogs to straighten myself out!

The pictures are great, RCF!