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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2015, 20:34 »
Thanks for those Dupre.  Great pics. Nice that she deigned to pose for you too.  :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2015, 20:51 »
Great pics dupre!!  :-*

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 23:05 »
LOVE your pics of the PF & the moon in the background, dupre! :D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2015, 04:26 »
 ;D dupre your photos are nothing less than spectacular. Love your narration as well. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2015, 10:51 »
Well done with the photos Dupre - not sure about the band number though - Beatrix's band is very scraped up so difficult to read so the line between the digits is consistent but the rest is just not clear enough.  Not your fault, we had to work very hard with this bird last year and Wowzer wasn't getting the band number for a long time.  It's a combination of light, distance and a faded/worn band.  Thank you for trying and coming awfully close though!  Beatrix isn't out of the running though - the line between the digits is consistent with her band number and the coloured band is on the same leg.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2015, 14:52 »
We may have a change in resident males here ... I've been watching the two birds - male and female - she's in the box and it looks like a black band on her still but the male looks like Beau but not like Beau and his band looks a bit too dark to be red ... but we are still working on it and we'll know soon.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2015, 18:42 »
The mystery is deepening at West Winnipeg - black banded birds for sure.  The band on what we believe is the male is what is interesting, we have a couple of possibilities both from Manitoba - problem is that we aren't sure of the one of the digits and we have to be sure about that digit. 

Now, having said that, we have other photos/images of a "male" that looks a bit different, so 1 male or 2?  Or 2 males then, 1 male now?

Oh, we do love a mystery  ;D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2015, 20:40 »
Went out early this evening and spotted one bird standing in the nestbox. Could just make out the head above the edge of the building. Stayed for a few minutes then decided to see if we could find any other birds.

Found another on the Bleachers a little lower than where Beau and Jules used to like to sit and watch the world go round. Just as we found this bird--it was off. The bird from the nestbox was chasing this one around. Didn't hear any calling sounds or yelling sounds from the two as they flew around the Bleachers. Around and around they went, then they disappeared. Oh, one of the birds landed on the top of the Bleachers. This is not the bird I took pictures of yesterday. This bird has a whiter breast with less speckles and the white on the cheek has an indent like the top of a heart shape. Looking around we found the second had headed to the Tower. As we headed home, we spotted the one that had been on the Bleachers was now on the Diner.
 

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2015, 01:53 »
This is not the bird I took pictures of yesterday. This bird has a whiter breast with less speckles and the white on the cheek has an indent like the top of a heart shape.

That's exactly what Dennis and I have been saying all day.  Hopefully between all our photos and what video I have we may be able to narrow down who's who and when they were here/there.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2015, 12:26 »
Glad I could back you and Dennis up on this.

Eagerly anticipating confirmed results from the two of you.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2015, 19:47 »
Well, we have more information as of today and thanks to Dennis and Wowzer.

The female has been confirmed as our resident female from last year - Beatrix.  The male around at the moment is the 2nd male to been seen here - he has a much whiter breast than the 1st male.  Looks a lot like Beau but finer.  Dennis got a partial band number photo which caused us a little surprise - only three possibilities, all Manitoba males:  Brooklyn, Ty or Tupper.  Thought it was most likely going to be Tupper based on that photo.  For those of you who don't remember Tupper, he is brother to Ty who has been hanging out north of Winnipeg in Selkirk with an unbanded female by the name of Paris.   He is also the brother of Vesper who died in San Antonio when she was caught in the backwash of a jet plant taking off.  Ty, Tupper and Vesper were from Trey's and Princess' last nest together in 2009.  We really hoped it wasn't Brooklyn, he's been such a great resident male out in Brandon but he hasn't been seen out there yet, so anything is possible.  Wowzer solved the mystery this afternoon, it looks like Ty has jilted Paris in favour of Beatrix.  But, we have had a change in males here once since the birds arrived on March 28th so we'll keep a watch on this site in case there is more excitement in store.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2015, 21:43 »
I'm relieved to find out that it's Ty here rather than Brooklyn. I have to admit I thought the photo I took yesterday looked a lot like Brooklyn from Brandon. If you check out RCF's photo from May 10th last year, the cheek area is very similar, as is the white breast. I was almost afraid to mention the similarity in look.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2015, 00:41 »
Brooklyn, Beau and Ty are all a bit similar.   Ty however is the smallest of the bunch and when he flies its like watching an arrow shoot past.  He's definitely his father Trey's son - in appearance more so than his brother Ivy.  We've never had the opportunity to watch his parenting skills in detail but he has had kids before so all should go well.  Will be interesting how he stacks up against his brother's and his father's reputations.

And I'm very glad it wasn't Brooklyn too, I'm not a fan of pairs breaking up if they have been nesting successfully.  Fortunately it doesn't happen often and Brooklyn is a solid parent and hopefully that is getting passed along to his offspring at McKenzie Seeds!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2015, 14:35 »
If I recall correctly, Beau did not show up till around April 6th last year. That means that it is still early days here and there may be more drama before the final pair is decided.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2015, 14:37 »
If I recall correctly, Beau did not show up till around April 6th last year. That means that it is still early days here and there may be more drama before the final pair is decided. 

Absolutely Dupre ... early days yet ...