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Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« on: April 01, 2015, 19:53 »
Paris has returned to the general area we have found her and Ty (Radisson 2009) in over the last couple of years.  She is obviously waiting for Ty to return but if he stays with Beatrix we can only hope she finds a new companion.

We assume that they have been together since 2012 but because she is unbanded we can't be sure.  They managed to raise two male chicks in 2012, we don't think they nested in 2013 and we think that last year they managed to find a spot to raise at least one chick because we found a newly fledged female chick dead not far from one of their regular haunts.  But we can't be sure.  Perhaps with a new male she will have better luck ...

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 14:12 »
Since the Selkirk Peregrines are geographically closest to where I live, I am always keeping an eye out for them when in the area...now that it looks as if Ty has a new partner in West Winnipeg, I worry about our diligent female!  


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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 14:44 »
Since the Selkirk Peregrines are geographically closest to where I live, I am always keeping an eye out for them when in the area...now that it looks as if Ty has a new partner in West Winnipeg, I worry about our diligent female!  

I know I say this a lot at this time of the year, but it is still early days yet - this is actually when most our birds arrive home, so we are 1-2 weeks ahead of the game.  And we have had a 3rd bird at all three of our Winnipeg nestsites - Radisson had an interloper squawking at Smiley in the nestbox, fighting with I'm not sure who in West Winnipeg nestbox and as of this morning flying over Logan and squawking at Hart and Joli.  

The Selkirk female knows all the best places to go to make her availability known if Ty does stay here in Winnipeg, so with luck she won't be lonely for long.  And keep in mind, Netley-Libau Marsh isn't far north of Paris and we all know how much the peregrines love wetlands - they used to be called "duck hawks" for a reason!  May the best way to a male peregrine's heart is also through his stomach.

We'll keep folks up-to-date on all the sagas this year ... and it will all settle down in the next 2-3 weeks and everyone will be parked on eggs.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 09:15 »
Sundance, one of the three male chicks from Cowboy's and Joli's only nest together (Logan 2013) just reappeared.  Looks like he might be hanging out with Ty's former mate Paris.  They aren't where Ty and Paris nested last year and he is only two years old so no idea if they will try to nest or if she'll spend the summer explaining the ins-and-outs of how to court an older lady.  This is our first return or sighting of a Logan chick after hatch year.

I've updated the subject line for this site with Sundance for the moment.  Hopefully he will stay around but if he doesn't and she finds herself another suitor, I'll change it again. 

And the Selkirk territory is quite large - it doesn't have lots of options so we use this designation to cover quite a large area where we have observed the birds.  At the moment it includes the two nestsites we know about and a few possibles.
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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 20:22 »
HOw exciting. :-* :-*
I know how you feel. Just as elated as I was to find Green girl at WEber*radissons girl form 2013 :-* :-*

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 22:00 »
Tracy, do you know anything about a peregrine injured and rescued near the river in Selkirk today?  I just saw a post on Facebook about it.   :(

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 08:54 »
Tracy, do you know anything about a peregrine injured and rescued near the river in Selkirk today?  I just saw a post on Facebook about it.   :(

I do - looks like it is probably a female or a very large male - haven't seen a picture so can't be sure.  It doesn't have bands so we can't say it is or isn't one of ours.  The injury is fresh and s/he's off to the vet to get looked at.  Once there is more information they will be able to determine what can/will be done and guesstimate potential long-term outcomes.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 09:31 »
So in this instance, would the bird be banded before being released?

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 12:15 »
So in this instance, would the bird be banded before being released?

In every/any instance now, if a bird is releasable we will be putting bands on it.  :)

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015, 14:28 »
Thanks for the update Tracy and have my fingers crossed that the bird is doing well and will be released.
Also nice to know it wasn't one of the pair currently "communicating" with each other in Selkirk!

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2015, 08:58 »
The unbanded bird that was injured east of Selkirk is better than anticipated - no broken bones!  S/he has swelling at the injury site so will be in care for awhile but the chances are very good that she will be releasable when she is feeling better.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2015, 09:23 »
Thanks, Tracy.  Very good news.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2015, 22:50 »
So nice to hear that Paris has found herself another mate, after being dumped by Ty.
Hopefully, Sundance will be "the One." ;)

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2015, 21:09 »
I've posted this in both locations ...

On our way out to check on Sundance north of Winnipeg, Dennis and I spotted a pair of peregrines on a building not far from the Red River.  So of course we stopped. ;)  Looked like a male and a female and after awhile with the assistance of Wowzer, Dennis managed to get a few photos, but we were a long way away from the building and didn't really have any hope of reading band numbers but we could perhaps see if they had bands or not - that helps us figure out who we might or might not be looking at.  And we did - one bird had bands, one bird did not.

So off we continued north, first at one spot where we'd seen a bird a couple of weeks ago but no sign, nothing, zip.  We'll try again of course, just in case they/it were out galavanting but we were hoping to see one bird, perhaps two at this site.  

So off we went north again looking for Sundance and Paris in the Selkirk area and nothing at our first stop, then nothing at our second stop, or so we thought until there was a flash and a bird zipped into view, but landed way too far for us to tell anything except that it was a peregrine and we think a male by the size.  So maybe Sundance.  We'll have to see if Dennis managed to get a peek at his feet ... too far away for a band number but if the bird has bands, perhaps Sundance is still hanging out ... no second bird though ...

And then we worked our way south, retracing our steps looking for birds again but nothing anywhere.  Nonetheless it was a great day - found some birds in places were weren't expecting them and didn't find others where we thought we should.

And then Dennis phoned ... he had caught a band number ... so while we were off hunting for Sundance from Logan, we found Daer from Selkirk all unexpected.  So a Winnipeg bird in the Selkirk area and a Selkirk bird in Winnipeg.  Even better, Daer is the only chick of Ty's that we have been able to band and it is nice to see that we have yet another grandchild of Trey's back this year.

So a super-fantastic day ...  ;D

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2015, 22:39 »
So are you saying Paris is now with Daer, TPC? :-\ Sorry if I'm a bit confused.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2015, 10:40 »
So are you saying Paris is now with Daer, TPC? :-\ Sorry if I'm a bit confused.

No, Daer from Selkirk is the bird we spotted in Winnipeg.  Sundance from Logan is the bird identified out in Selkirk last.  Not sure where Paris is, we assume she is okay and still in the Selkirk area with Sundance, but we didn't see her on our last run out there.  We're also checking to see if the bird from East Selkirk that is currently being rehabbed might be her, but she seemed bigger than the bird being rehabbed, but we'll be checking to make sure.

Hope that clears things up ...

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2015, 19:33 »
Yup, clears things up for me. Thanks. 😊

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 10:21 »
Are the birds that were spotted on the way out to see the Selkirk birds in Winnipeg?

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2015, 11:47 »
Bit of an update on this site ... we aren't sure where Paris might be - might be that she is the unbanded bird currently in rehab - hoping to see if we can compare some photos we have of her from previous years with photos of the bird in care - more news on that when I have it.

As for the bird we saw on our travels - the Selkirk bird that zipped past us wasn't Sundance, it had black band on the "wrong" leg for it to be Sundance.  It was a long way away when we saw it, so we have the band colour but no numbers so far.  Maybe the next time we take that route out to Selkirk the bird will be in the area and we can try again!

(does that help with your question Moonstar?  :-\)

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2015, 14:46 »
 ???  has me thinking of different areas.  :-\

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2015, 17:05 »
???  has me thinking of different areas.  :-\

Sorry Moonstar - different from where?


The birds that we find out this way are not like our Winnipeg pairs, they are all over the place within a very very large area of which Selkirk is the most recognizable landmark they visit.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2015, 21:45 »
Driving home from the lake yesterday saw a big bird, possibly a peregrine perched on a road sign along highway 59 close to the East Selkirk turn off.  It made me wonder if anyone has seen the peregrines out there and would have an update for us?

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2015, 22:27 »
Haven't heard anything Birdbrain and we haven't seen anything on our regular checks of all the sites we know about and those we think are possibles.  Not even random observations of a peregrine or two in the area by our local spotters which is kind of unusual so there may be a real possibility that they didn't settle to nest and may or may not still be in the area.  Will post if I hear anything though.

On another note, and I can't remember if I posted this already on another thread, but the bird that was injured near Selkirk isn't releasable according to the vets/rehabbers and fortunately a new home has been found for him/her already.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2015, 05:31 »
 :) Thanks for the update on the injured bird, TPC. Hopefully enjoying the easy life.

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Re: Selkirk - 2015 / Sundance & Paris
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2015, 09:57 »
:) Thanks for the update on the injured bird, TPC. Hopefully enjoying the easy life.

Its a big adjustment for some birds and this one is unbanded so likely the only human contact it has had has been since it was injured.  Some acclimate quickly, others a bit longer, some never really do rather they tolerate it.  Don't know about this bird yet, but I will try to keep in touch with the centre to find out how's she's doing as time goes on.