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Offline The Peregrine Chick

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #750 on: September 16, 2014, 09:34 »
Wow! What great screen captures, RCF! Definitely a peregrine falcon, all puffed up for the TV camera. LOL! I wonder which bird it was? ???

I've been talking with the CTV folks to see if they have any additional photos ... not likely I know ... in case I can get an ID on the bird.  If I had to guess right now, looking at photos from this time last year, I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be Smiley.

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #751 on: September 16, 2014, 10:13 »
Great screem capture RCF. 

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #752 on: September 16, 2014, 16:59 »
Thanks for posting the photos RCF!  Your capture was definitely the best from the video, well done!  :D

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #753 on: September 17, 2014, 10:43 »
Where is the photo taken from?
Great captures!

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #754 on: September 21, 2014, 20:08 »
I just want to let you know I have updated U of a , Bell and Weber to best of my ability right now. I will do Genesse in next few days

I know  how frustrating it is when you do not see your young after they fledge. Every year is different and it changes as adults change.
But Radisson is proof that just because you do not see them, does not mean things are not O.K. I have said this before.

let us hope all  our birds migrate safely and we see them at some site.

We have a female form the Mis in Edmonton nesting on Red Deer River and  a young male from  Weber nesting at the Mis.

have a great off season. :-*

sorry I was not here much but I did check in to see what was happening.
Bev

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Re: Radisson - 2014 / Smiley & Princess
« Reply #755 on: October 03, 2014, 15:59 »
Possible/Probable sighting of at least one, maybe two, peregrines downtown this afternoon. As an aside, I recently moved offices such that while I used to be looking up at the sky from ground level, I'm now up in the sky and looking at the goings on from bird's-eye view. Quite different.

In any event, when I arrived back at my office after running an errand, it was reported to me by two office mates that they had been watching what they thought were two falcons flying around and acting all "lovey-dovey" to each other and they wanted me to confirm that these birds were indeed falcons. Unfortunately the two love birds had vanished by the time I got to the window.

I suggested that they may have been pigeons which have been rather plentiful in the skies over the last couple of weeks. My colleagues were indignant and adamant that the birds they saw were not pigeons.

Then as we were talking I saw one bird fly by that most definitely did appear falcon-like. I wouldn't swear it was any peregrine we know, I didn't recognize the bird's colouring or flight pattern. And that's because his/her flight was affected by the load s/he was carrying off - and that WAS a freshly caught pigeon.

I lost sight of her at that apartment building that looks like a milk carton at the corner of York and Carlton. I suspect that's where the meal was eaten.