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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #240 on: September 02, 2014, 08:11 »
Beatrix is back sitting on the box ledge napping half-heartedly in the weak morning sun ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #241 on: September 03, 2014, 19:42 »
This afternoon as I was travelling home I swung by the B&B on an errand and spotted two peregrines diving and soaring around the building. So I rushed home to collect my camera and my husband. When we returned we were able to find 3 chicks there, looked like they were settling in for rain. But we only got a bit of a drizzle.

My husband and I decided to try our luck at the Diner as well. As we approached I thought I saw two chasing each other on the other side of the building, but when we got there, there were none to be found. Since we had some errands in this area we thought we would try our luck again later. We completed our errands and could find nothing at the Diner, so we headed to the tower, at first I thought we had no luck, but I soon discovered that Beau was a sneaky Pete and had found a new perch on the Tower. There was some recent work done on the Tower, and it has at least one new place of interest for Beau. While we watched him he took off to the north and intercepted another peregrine. The two then headed to the Diner. By the time we got there, only Beau could be seen on the NW corner, this was about 7:20 pm. Maybe the other one went into the nest box?

Before going home for the evening, we swung by the B&B again and confirmed there were still 3 birds there.

We spotted 5 birds today. That is a good day at this time of year!
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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #242 on: September 06, 2014, 13:18 »
So yesterday we went looking for peregrines between 6 and 7 pm and had great success.

First we went to the Diner and found Beatrix sitting on top of the south wall. Then another flew in and chased her from her perch. Then a great chase with many aerial acrobats followed. The two were quickly joined by three more. After a few moments two flew west and I lost sight of the others. Shortly after, Beatrix returned to the Diner.

We decided to check out the B&B and found three playing in this area. I spotted one with red tape (Bristol) land on a neighboring building. Then the other two landed there as well. Very shortly two took off, there was a female chasing a male. The male finally landed on a wall, where I think he was safe from being knocked off.

The following photos:
1. Larger female chasing smaller male
2. She almost got him (good thing it is play)
3. Chase continues
4. He lands
5. Don't think she can get me here.






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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #243 on: September 06, 2014, 21:07 »
Thanks for all your reports and great photos dupre!  8)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #244 on: September 06, 2014, 21:14 »
Thanks for all your reports and great photos dupre!  8)

Ditto! It is great to see and hear they are doing well and having fun! I thought they were on their way south.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #245 on: September 08, 2014, 12:41 »
This was a very nice sequence of captioned photos, dupre.
I love seeing the birds against your blue, blue sky!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #246 on: September 09, 2014, 13:20 »
Thanks everyone!

The last few days have been quieter.

Saturday, we went out about 2:30 pm and found only Beau at the Diner.
Sunday, we went out about 3:30 pm and found Beatrix at the Diner, and two chicks perched on the north side of the B&B.
Monday, about 6 pm we found Beau, Beatrix and one chick sitting on the south sign of the Diner.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #247 on: September 09, 2014, 15:08 »
I am thinking that this cold weather might send them on their way south!  :P

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #248 on: September 10, 2014, 10:56 »
Last night, during rush hour on Route 90 (which is very very congested with construction at the moment) one of the adults was on the south side sign of the Diner.  Nice to see but after an eternity on the road I can only guess that it was Beau based on what I could see of the size of the bird on the "e".

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #249 on: September 11, 2014, 15:34 »
Yesterday, about 6 pm.. we found Beau and Beatrix on the south sign of the Diner, then we found one chick at the B&B.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #250 on: September 12, 2014, 12:15 »
Yesterday evening we found Beatrix on the Diner and one chick perched on the north side of the B&B.

I also had a chance to review my photos from the day before (Sept 10) and the chick at the B&B had red tape on it's leg (Bristol).

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #251 on: September 12, 2014, 23:43 »
Was out in West Winnipeg this evening & spotted a PF on the NW corner of the B & B. :)
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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #252 on: September 15, 2014, 19:41 »
Late this afternoon, Beatrix and one chick were both on the east sign of the Diner.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #253 on: September 16, 2014, 19:34 »
This evening, looks like Beatrix on the south side of Diner.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Aug to Dec
« Reply #254 on: September 17, 2014, 14:16 »
I saw that bird as well, Dupre, sitting on the letter "O".  I never know who it is...I'm just thrilled to see him/her!

Two mornings ago, I saw a bird on the NW corner of the diner and cheered as I drove by!  Season's not over ;D