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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2016, 15:24 »
I am very concerned about the safety of this nest. What is the distance between the nest and the raging fires in Fort McMurray? I hope for a positive update.

Nest is safe.  Edmonton to Fort Mac is >400 km by car (twice as far as Brandon from Winnipeg) - straight line distance (as the peregrine flies) is 375 km, so not that much closer.  As an added bonus, there is a huge firebreak around Edmonton - about 90km of agricultural land north of the City (as I recall) so the fires would have to come 200-300 km south, then run across a lot of agricultural land (less fuel and easier for firefighters to access) before it got to Radisson & Chase in Edmonton.  And Bev, Mr Bev and Soaring West who are watching over them.

Bev, Mr Bev (hey Peter) and Soaring West can correct me if my memory and km counts are off.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2016, 16:16 »
Thanks for providing this information, TPC. It puts my concerns to rest.  :-*

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2016, 07:56 »
According to Yahoo Maps it is 436.94 Kilometers.  They have evacuation centres set up here for people so I would say they would be safe.  The extension of the fire(s) is a concern for everyone.  And all the wildlife and (people) will be displaced for sometime.   :'(


I am very concerned about the safety of this nest. What is the distance between the nest and the raging fires in Fort McMurray? I hope for a positive update.

Nest is safe.  Edmonton to Fort Mac is >400 km by car (twice as far as Brandon from Winnipeg) - straight line distance (as the peregrine flies) is 375 km, so not that much closer.  As an added bonus, there is a huge firebreak around Edmonton - about 90km of agricultural land north of the City (as I recall) so the fires would have to come 200-300 km south, then run across a lot of agricultural land (less fuel and easier for firefighters to access) before it got to Radisson & Chase in Edmonton.  And Bev, Mr Bev and Soaring West who are watching over them.

Bev, Mr Bev (hey Peter) and Soaring West can correct me if my memory and km counts are off.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2016, 10:18 »
Radisson and Chase are fine, where their nest is.
As you all know what is happening in FT Mac our minds and thoughts and eyes are glued to the news.
We are having battles at the Bell and may have lost our male. The eggs were removed yesterday by Dr Court. We just hope that if the male has made it, that he does not go over to the U of A site. Radisson and Chase both go over there on their breaks to keep the area.
For all that know Bev, she is drained right now.
3 out of 4 nests have problems
Princess's granddaughter is doing well at the Weber with 4 eggs.
Green Girl is so beautiful to watch and DO1 is a great partner for her.


I've also put the relevant information in the Weber & Bell threads so we don't get too confused  ;)  TPC

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2016, 14:08 »
TY TPC
There is way to much going on in our skies. And they all seem to be linked to each nest in some way , shape or form.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2016, 18:43 »

3 out of 4 nests have problems


Iím so sorry to hear of the problems youíre dealing with. This must be very difficult for all involved.

Stay safe Chase and Radisson. :-*


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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2016, 08:43 »
sorry, for not updating . did not know you were worried. Between my personal life commitments and monitoring our nests, very busy


things are going very well for RAdissohn and Chase. they do make it U of A most days . chase is holding on to the territory. Just as long as he does not get  hurt in process.

the fires are not close to us, but I am sure a kit of wildlife has suffered.

these are pictures of chase from yesterday when he visited U of A

 

these are pictures Jean got of radisson  on may4 during one of her visits

 

chase at box may7







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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2016, 08:43 »
will go over to Bell and weber and post updates

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2016, 08:44 »
May 30

things are going well so far for RAdison and  Chase. We are keeping as close an eye as we can. we try and get there twice a week and will try for more this week.

expect hatch  this week . do not know how many. have had lots of rain so hopefully they have kept them nice an dry.

We have seen chase and RAdisson around U of A  site during breaks. They are maintaining territory so far :-*

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2016, 00:47 »
JUne 4

Chase was on cam yesterday and day before

WE have been checking in on them regularly, after seeing them today, I am sure there will be a hatch by morning. Thye are doing well and have weathered rain well in new spot

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2016, 04:37 »
Thank you for checking in on them regularly.

Bev, you say they have weathered the rain well, so I have to wonder if they have a roof or not; you've also mentioned a possible hatch tomorrow, so I'm wondering how well you're able to see them.

Someday soon, I hope you will give us some idea of their whereabouts. :)


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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2016, 13:39 »
Bev, you say they have weathered the rain well, so I have to wonder if they have a roof or not; you've also mentioned a possible hatch tomorrow, so I'm wondering how well you're able to see them. 

Peregrines have been surviving rain without roofs for most of their lives.  Not always as we know, but they do well so long as it is just rain not biblical deluge.  Joli has never had a roof and she's never lost a chick to rain - that's 14/15 (still don't know how many we have this year) chicks out of 15 eggs.  Princess has managed to raise chicks on the east side ledge through rain (not deluges), snow, blizzards and ice-storms (remember Trey covered in ice yes?).  Radisson is an experienced, successful female and she's not as small as some of her sibs so even without a roof, she she should do very well.  Add to that she has an experienced familiar mate in Chase so they have all they need to do well - just pray for ordinary rain if rain there must be!!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2016, 15:51 »
Yes, Radisson and Chase are a great, well experienced pair! (Thanks for the memories, TPC.)

I'm just wondering if they have a roof in their new nest (or not), since I haven't heard. (I could have missed it though.)


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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2016, 19:46 »
june5

Pete and i had the grand kids yesterday, but I managed to get some time to do some watching. We have at least one hatch yesterday. We were at our spot at about 1 pm . Radisson was sitting high, that was the first sign for me.  then in came Chase . He got some prey and brought it to nest but Chase being Chase , played tug a war with RAdisson, as she  reached for it. We have seen this many times at U of A. Chase won. He ate  a bit and then stashed it not too far away from  nest area. I watched him show off and then roost for a bit Did nto have time to watch him take it back.

WE will try and go again tomorrow. it will be a few days before we know about how many.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2016 / Chase & Radisson
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2016, 22:53 »
Peter and I and piffle wen t down at noon on Friday, june9. we saw both peregrines and Radisson was brooding kids. it has been cold dn rianing so hav e not been able to catch Radisson feeding gto see kids.

but a friend and her husband went down to see them last night, JUnd13 and confirmed, 3 kids.  We sespected that she had dropped and egg and so did Gord, so 3 it is.

chase is up to his tricks of bringing food and then aas Radussib tries to retrieve it , there is a tug of War. things do nto change LOL