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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #240 on: September 05, 2015, 15:18 »
I know Bev, I couldn't quite make it out either. One of the pictures seemed to show the "M", but since the girls are M52 and M53, it wasn't much help.

Checked out the site today at about 2-2:30 pm. I spotted Beatrix on the south sign of the Diner, with one falcon flying very high over the site in slow, lazy circles, drifting to the southwest. I circled about the arean and came back to the Diner when I saw a falcon fly to the NW corner. Turned out to be Beatrix again. She didn't stay long and flew off to the northwest.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #241 on: September 05, 2015, 23:26 »
they are so quick. Glad you are still seeing them. We are still seeing our adults and juveniles

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #242 on: September 06, 2015, 16:47 »
Tuppence was in the nestbox this morning - looking a bit damp - went off wandering onto the roof - looking for snacks perhaps, Tiggy and Tuppence used to eat on the roof after they were old enough to leave the nestbox


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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #243 on: September 06, 2015, 17:20 »
she is quite light in color. We are in the middle of cold and rain.

Glad she is doing well.  :-*

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #244 on: September 07, 2015, 17:40 »
Nice photo of Tuppence! :D

Yesterday, when checking out the area, we only found Beatrix at the Tower.

Today at about 4 pm, both Beatrix and Ty were on the east side of the Diner. A while later when we came back to the area at about 5:30 pm, Ty was on the Tower and Beatrix was still on the east side of the Diner.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #245 on: September 08, 2015, 18:38 »
Bit of a melee at the nestbox just after 4pm today.  There was a female, who I assume was Beatrix but can't be sure, was under aerial assault that was so fast I had to slow the recording down to see it buzz by.  She didn't give an inch though - and she was serious, every time the bird buzzed by she jumped up trying to catch the attacker with her feet!  Very serious business this late in the season which is what makes me wonder if it was Beatrix or an interloper ... pretty sure I saw a black band but was happening so fast and not within range of the cameras.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #246 on: September 09, 2015, 08:22 »
Wow, action continues till the end. Thanks for catching that.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #247 on: September 09, 2015, 18:44 »
Wow, action continues till the end. Thanks for catching that.

Just wish I could have seen who it was defending.  No way to tell who was attacking, much too fast.  Unfortunately, the defender kept her/his feet out of camera range.  If it is someone new, maybe they will come back (sans the fighting) and I'll get another chance to get an ID.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #248 on: September 09, 2015, 19:37 »
Melee bird hasn't been back but went through the recordings frame by frame and definitely NOT Beatrix - think it might be Spencer or Kelly based on what I can see of the leg bands (on the opposite legs from Beatrix and Ty) and that it was a female - and those are the only two around town.  Unless it is a complete outlier, someone we haven't seen all year ... possible.  Will let you know if I manage to get more info.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #249 on: September 10, 2015, 11:45 »
Hoe all goes well, so late in season. I always thought that towards end of season we would not have territorial battles.But Gord was telling us that their hormones revert to defense of territory as well as bonding.

I know when falcons , do not migrate, this is to be expected, but I thought it would be different with migrating birds.

So fingers crossed

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #250 on: September 10, 2015, 18:20 »
Hoe all goes well, so late in season. I always thought that towards end of season we would not have territorial battles.But Gord was telling us that their hormones revert to defense of territory as well as bonding.

I know when falcons , do not migrate, this is to be expected, but I thought it would be different with migrating birds.

So fingers crossed

Melee was more show than conflict at the nestbox at least - only saw the attacker a couple of brief seconds as it bombed past otherwise it was 5-6 feet above the female.  Now that I know the female on the box wasn't Beatrix, I'm pretty sure she was the attacker.  Haven't seen other bird since and yesterday Beatrix and Ty were doing their usual thing in the nestbox as though the melee didn't happen.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #251 on: September 11, 2015, 08:23 »
On Wednesday evening, Beatrix was on the south sign of the Diner.

On Thursday, we found her there again, with Try hanging out on the NW corner.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #252 on: September 14, 2015, 18:43 »
 :-* they will be leaving in a few weeks I imagine.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #253 on: September 16, 2015, 20:15 »
Spotted Beatrix on the east side of the Diner this evening. She was having a nap.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / July to December
« Reply #254 on: September 16, 2015, 23:13 »
Spotted Beatrix on the east side of the Diner this evening. She was having a nap.

Glad you saw someone Dupre, no one on camera all day  :'(