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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2014, 12:29 »
It must be age, but I always have trouble identifying the female & male names correctly.

It isn't you Moka, these names are easier to remember with the stories behind them ...

Brooklyn - male - there were four names chosen for the McKenzie Seeds chicks - 2 male names and 2 female names.  Unfortunately we had 3 males and 1 female.  The two female names were Brooklyn and Taylor and  the female had a band with a T in the "number" so she became Taylor and Brooklyn became Brooklyn.  Now, given that 50-70% of all peregrine chicks die in the first year, there was an better than decent chance that only one chick would survive to breed somewhere.  Now because Murphy is an unofficial staff person, it figures that Brooklyn the Boy would be the one who survived.

Hurricane - female - was a small chick and was banded as a male.  The name was one of a series of "wind" names  chosen that year, most of which fortunately could be male or female.  The other names were Taku, Chinook and Mistral - that was the year we had a whole series of tornadoes in the province - the chicks used to sit on the edge of the box and watch the storms come in from the west.  Again because Murphy works with us, Hurricane turned out to be a female so while her band is a bit confusing, her name is gender neutral.

Hopefully the stories will make it easier to keep these two straight ...

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2014, 13:08 »
It does make things easier. Big thank you.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2014, 13:12 »
This is how I first remembered that Hurricane is a female.
She has hurr (her) in her name. Her = female.  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2014, 11:44 »
This is how I first remembered that Hurricane is a female.
She has hurr (her) in her name. Her = female.  ;D


Great idea, Doreen. I won't ever forget it now. :D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2014, 20:49 »
Hurricane today on the south light.

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2014, 08:48 »
Lovely shot, RCF!

What a great view of Hurricane's barred and speckled chest.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2014, 11:17 »
News about the McKenzie Seeds Cam ...

We have all the equipment and were about to head out to Brandon when we found out that we no longer have an internet connection, so we had to cancel our trip and we are looking to see what if any options we have available to us.

I don't know if we will find a solution in the next week, I don't know if we will even find a solution for this nesting season.  It may be that this year will be old school - peaking and counting the days. 

We will keep working on replacing our internet connection though and keep everyone informed on how we are doing.


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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2014, 12:15 »
 :'( - not mad, just sad.

Must be very frustrating for you TPC.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2014, 13:15 »
:'( - not mad, just sad.

Must be very frustrating for you TPC.

Totally agree! One more thing to fuss over. Good luck!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2014, 14:43 »
There is no doubt that you are in overdrive to do what you can for all. Whatever you can do, you WILL do.  :-* RCF and Rose will, without a doubt, be our eyes and communication, in addition to you. Thank you so much.  :-*
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2014, 16:48 »
Great captures, RCF!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2014, 18:30 »
Hi Tracy, any word why you no longer have an internet connection?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2014, 20:51 »
Hi Tracy, any word why you no longer have an internet connection?  

Westman Communications has sold part of its services to another provider and one of those services was based out of the McKenzie Seeds building.  My understanding of the situation is that since the Falcon Cam only needs an internet connection for a couple of months a year, it was decided that the cost of providing that service for such a short a period of time wasn't a good value economically.  We heard about their decision late in the day Wednesday and found out the details on Thursday.  We have started to explore whether there is another provider in the area (there are a couple) who might be interested in partnering with us and with CBC but we have no idea what the future (short-term or long-term) will be for the McKenzie Seeds camera.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2014, 13:18 »
Just an update on the cam, no news yet I'm afraid folks but still working on it!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2014, 18:59 »
Just an update on the cam, no news yet I'm afraid folks but still working on it!

We appreciate it very much.I would hate to see your to do list  :o