It has been great this year having the cam at the Radisson, and hearing all the news from the other nests in Winnipeg and Brandon! Thanks to everyone who makes this possible. I know everyone has been busy with all the known nest sites, but I am wondering if you have had any reports of more sightings in other places like the Brandon tower or Selkirk?
RCF posted a couple of photos from the Brandon Tower site but the bird(s) didn't stick and the site has been much quieter this summer than it has been in recent years. We have an idea to try something at the site that might be more appealing but we'll have to wait until (at least) next spring to see if what we think is more appealing actually is more appealing to a peregrine.
No joy in the Selkirk area either. Sundance and Bristol and briefly Kelly were in the area but they haven't settled. Sundance didn't leave Bristol for Kelly so we think the fact that Bristol is barely two years old might have influenced them. We are hopeful for next year though.
We have a couple of other pairs who likewise looked good but they don't seem to have nested or perhaps lost their eggs/chicks in all the rain. Neither location is easy to "see" so we have had to rely on behaviour and they haven't been behaving like they have chicks and even though they were later, they should have chicks by now. But we will keep watching them through to the end of July just to be sure. In both cases, we have ideas for more "appealing" nest locations that would be easier to access and/or safer for the adults and future chicks.
So maybe with some work this fall we might be have an additional successful nest or two next year.