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Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« on: May 01, 2014, 22:07 »
I'll post an update here shortly to bring folks up to date

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 22:08 »
And I'm sure there will be enough for two posts   :)

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 22:13 »
May 1 - Nest Check

We checked the nestbox today to check if Princess continued laying.  Last time we weren't sure if one of her eggs had a puncture but it looks like it might just have been a dark spot.  When we checked today we found three eggs, one that looks like it might be the one we though was damaged and incubation has begun.  If there is a fourth egg laid we'll know that the first egg wasn't damaged, if only three, then could be that egg one was damaged and was quickly discarded.  In any case, the three eggs today all look great as does Princess and Smiley.

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 01:12 »
Princess & Smiley - A new couple, A new Season - whatever happened to Ivy??  -Oh well,  just glad to have a WEST NEST location with our beloved Princess - and very happy to have the forum back!! :)


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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 06:05 »
Amazing! Thank you Peregrine chick for all your hard work and dedication at getting the forum up and running again!

Any Ivy news from partner spotters in the South?

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 06:18 »
now the waiting begins :D

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 06:25 »
Can't wait until the camera is up and running!

Glad to see the Forum running again.  Keeping talons crossed it stays working! ;)

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 06:28 »
Princess seems to be hard on the males...she had Trey for a few years, then Ivy for a few years and now Smiley :)

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2014, 06:50 »
Can you provide us with an ETA for hatching? Are the Royals in the nestbox or the East ledge? TPC, you must feel some relief to have the forum back up. Catch a breath, you now have a season of work ahead. I, for one, sincerely appreciate what you (and others) have done for us.  :) Smiley has an emoticon named after him.  ::)

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2014, 07:41 »
Ditto on everyone's postings. Thanks, TPC, for all of your hard work in getting the Forum back up. And also to CBC for posting your tweets for those of us who are not on Twitter. I am glad that Princess and Smiley are in the west nest box. It will be great to have sound from both McKenzie Seeds and the Radisson nests this year. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing the chicks and parents, feedings, and all of the excitement! Woo hoo!!  ;D

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 08:33 »
Yay..welcome back!  And thank you TPC!  :)

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2014, 09:28 »
Thanks for all your hard work, TPC.  Glad we're back! 

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2014, 09:56 »
Bless you TPC!  :-* I don't always post in the off season but the minute the birds started coming back, I felt that I was cut adrift without any way of knowing what was happening.

We have eggs, yeah Princess. Am waiting for the cameras to go live.

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2014, 09:58 »
It is so nice to see everyone ready for another season, that is not winter. Thanks TPC for all the work you do.

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2014, 10:08 »
Birds are in the west nestbox this year thankfully, one less thing to worry about with a new male and an older female who got a wee bit beat up earlier this year (more on that later when I have more time - and yes, she's fine, no worries).  Smiley didn't seem to much like the nestledge, liked the nestbox but he has atrocious manners - he poops in the box and has yet to figure out how to make a scrape, which is unusual in my experience with males.  Actually Smiley's an unusual character all the way around - more too on that later when I have more time  ;)

But you want details, okay ... look for a hatch date at the end of May/beginning of June - I'm inclined to think beginning of June though.  That would put banding late June, fledging in the second half of July.  Both CBC and Eye-Spy are knee-deep in upgrades to the computer hardware/software (XP related) but we are still hoping everything will be in place to go live at least a week before the eggs hatch.