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West Winnipeg - 2014 / Beau & Beatrix
« on: January 07, 2014, 16:10 »
I'm missing a report on La Peregrina but Andamooka is hanging out in south Texas hunting along the coastal wetlands and hopping out to the oil platforms just offshore.  I'll have to have a look and see how close/far she is from South Padre which is a very hot spot for birds in the winter months ....

And Juliet is sticking to "her" spot in Iowa.  She was there last year so she knows what she is doing and being a year older she much more experienced.  Will be very interesting to see where she goes in the spring ....

I've requested information on La Peregrina and will post it when I get it ... she was the first of our chicks to bolt - she was in southern Mexico having just crossed the Gulf before any of her sibs or cousins had even seriously begun considering migrating last year!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / Jan to March
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 22:21 »
I'll add updates here in a bit ...

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West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 22:23 »
I'll add some earlier observations here shortly

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 22:26 »
May 1 - Nest Check

Nothing last time we visited but one egg for Beau and Beatrix as of today - and in the nestbox!!  Finally  :)
Next egg probably Friday, egg number three on Sunday or Monday and the incubation should start then.  Given that Beatrix is young, I think we should probably end up with 4 eggs here, but we'll have to wait and see.

And yes, we are hoping to put a camera on this location so that we can keep an eye on them without having to disturb them more than we have to.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 16:13 »
Good to hear that egg laying has started. I'm so glad.

These two seem quite content and relaxed together. That is when Beau is not vigorously defending the territory from intruders (including that pair of geese yesterday).
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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 18:27 »
Wonderful news that Beatrix & Beau are starting a family! :D And to think that Beatrix slid down a smoke stack a few years ago & survived to "go forth & multiply"!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 13:52 »
Right Kinderchick!! - I forgot about that Smokestack episode!!! :D - Glad they're in a proper nest finally - I think it was Jules who liked to nest in terrible places for some reason.  :-\

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 23:16 »
Was in the West Winnipeg neighbourhood this afternoon. Around 4:00 PM, I spotted a PF perched on a letter on the south side of the building who looked to be enjoying a meal. At the same time, I spotted another PF perched on the north east corner of the building. So it seems that neither was on the eggs at the time. Was it warm enough this afternoon for the eggs to be left unattended? Seemed pretty chilly to me. :-\

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 09:13 »
Was it warm enough this afternoon for the eggs to be left unattended? Seemed pretty chilly to me. :-\

Likely just waiting to lay number 3 - the timing would be right.  Usual interval between 1 and 2 is 48 hours, between 2 and 3 can be as much as 72 hours.  Thursday there was one egg, number two should have been Friday or Saturday so number 3 Monday or perhaps Tuesday and then incubation begins in earnest.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 21:05 »
Well everyone must be pleased that the forum is back up and running...are you needing a Peregrine fix for 2014 ?

New photos have been added to all the galleries and other photos will be added when events unfold.

If your interested in being added to my photo email list...simply send me an email, it's just that simple.

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/peregrines_2014

Cheers !
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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 23:42 »
Going back in time...

On March 28, Beatrix was enjoying dinner.


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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 23:47 »
On April 6, shots of Beau

 


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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 23:52 »
April 7, Beatrix had been hopping from one letter to the next, getting closer and closer to Beau when he flew away. Beatrix hopped down behind the letters and walked all the way to the other end of the sign. I think she was a lot hopeful and restless.

"You can't see me back here."
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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014, 10:17 »
Great photos Dupre !!    8)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2014 / April & May
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 15:44 »
 :)  As more and more photos are posted, excitement builds. I look forward to a phantastic season.