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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2016, 19:07 »
I have to say that Sol looks very much like his mother. They have the same head shape and somewhat the same markings on the side of the head, from a distance it is really hard to tell the two apart. On more than one occasion I have got their ID wrong.  ::)  It was much easier telling Brooklyn and Hurricane apart.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2016, 19:56 »
You are right RCF, you can really see the 'family' resemblance in the photos you posted.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2016, 20:15 »
I think we have eggs here!  Hurricane has been in the box in the south corner, we saw her in there yesterday and today.



We watched Sol bring her a food gift today which he took to the communications tower.



He sat there for a bit and called but she never came out of the box until he flew around the McKenzie building with the prey and then going back to the tower. That's when she left the box to go to the tower.





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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2016, 20:31 »
Hurricane landed above him on the tower. She looks to have an egg butt.  ;D



He started to eat the prey, a good sized chunk of meat....couldn't tell what it was.  :o  After 15 minutes of waiting for her gift, she took it from him. I think she was scolding him. 
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He left and flew over to the south light, she ate her meal.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2016, 23:01 »
Thank you for the great pictures!  That egg butt looks very uncomfortable!  Exciting though to hear about another nest with eggs.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2016, 23:37 »
Hurricane landed above him on the tower. She looks to have an egg butt.  ;D 

I don't know about egg butt  :) but I was estimating about May 6 for their first egg but she was often early with Brooklyn, have to see if it is the same way with Sol.  I padded her usual lay start time by a few days just in case she needed a bit of extra convincing to accept Sol.  Will be interesting to see how these two do this year ...

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2016, 10:50 »
Are there any updates? So look forward to following this nest and miss the cam.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2016, 20:27 »
Are there any updates? So look forward to following this nest and miss the cam.

Nothings changed since my last post a few a days ago.  ;)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2016, 00:38 »
glad you have eggs  and  therefore young ones to watch :-*

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2016, 15:17 »
Thanks for the updates, RCF!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2016, 19:02 »

Wouldn't it be a nice surprise to hear we're getting a cam in Brandon this year!? ;D



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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2016, 08:11 »
Great pics RCF...Cheers !

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2016, 18:31 »
These two are now in hard incubation. Rose and I saw them do a nest exchange this afternoon......my suspicions have been confirmed.   



 :-*  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2016, 21:11 »
Timing is right too from Sol's return - nice to see Hurricane keep to her usual schedule!  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2016 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2016, 13:46 »
Got confirmation yesterday that there are 4 eggs in the box so RCF's sharp eyes did catch the start of hard incubation! Start of hatch should be somewhere between June 6-12.