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Oh, and they named their unbanded male Jasper in keeping with Andamooka's name.  For those who don't remember, Andamooka is the name of a very famous opal that was given to Queen Elizabeth II by the people of Australia.  Jasper is also a gemstone, the name means "spotted or speckled stone" which, given that peregrines have spots/speckles on them seems appropriate.  They are also found world-wide, just like the peregrines.

I also checked out some of the more esoteric meanings/uses for jasper and I'm not she he will care that it will protect and stabilize his chakra and protect him in both the physical and spiritual realm.  But then again, who knows ...

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Was trying to get downtown this morning, but my job got in the way...bah!   :-X

Did someone else happen to make it there this morning?  (M.D.?)

I'm looking forward to potentially seeing 6 birds flying around soon!
All of them can't hide from me....can they?! :-\

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Heard to day that Jasper and Andamooka have 2 female and 2 male chicks this year!  They were banded last week.  Don't know if they will get names, but will post if they do.  May also have a photo to share later ...  ;D

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That's great news! I'm heading to Regina in the very near future so will look for them. :)

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I haven't been down to City Hall in awhile.
When should the chick's be fledgling?

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I haven't been down to City Hall in awhile.
When should the chick's be fledgling?

If they were banded the last week in June they would be a little older or the same age as the McKenzie chicks, so they should be old enough to fledge.

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Went back through my records to refine some of the dates and best estimates are they are about 40-42 days old right now.  Andamooka is not part of the small Radisson line of chicks, she's a big bird for Manitoba and her mate Jasper is from who knows where but as he's unbanded, it reduces the number of possibilities from Manitoba - though not entirely outside the realm of possibility given that most, if not all of the Saskatchewan birds at the moment, are from Manitoba.  Having said all that, Andamooka's chicks are likely bigger than ours so 40-50 days is probably a more realistic age range for fledging.  And yup, they are in it now.  I know folks in Regina were watching one of the kids testing it's wings on Sunday but the other chicks weren't visible yet.

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thanks.   I'm on my way to City Hall now.  Hope to see them!

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there is a chick on the 7th window trying out its wings.  A parent keeps flying by teasing it.

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https://youtu.be/TEG7sl_O-5g

It's not a great video but you can see the chick flapping

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https://youtu.be/TEG7sl_O-5g

It's not a great video but you can see the chick flapping

Thank you msdolittle!  8)

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you are very welcome.
the window the chick was flapping at is the only broken window.  Only really room for 1 bird at a time.  There was a bird also sitting on the 5th window but I'm not sure if it was an adult or a chick.  there was no flapping when I saw that bird.

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One of Andamooka's & Jasper's chicks trying out his/her (I'd say her) wings ...


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Nice pix!  8)

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https://youtu.be/TEG7sl_O-5g

It's not a great video but you can see the chick flapping

Msdolittle, thank you for this great video! I hope to see more.  :)