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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 07:46 »
Peregrine Gallery 2017 has been created so bookmark the page...photos will be added as they become available.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 12:44 »
Saw somebirdie sitting on the west nest last night at 7pm, surveying the kingdom.  ;D - Brrrr, it was cold and windy. Hope he/she spent the night inside the box!! :)
Can't wait to find out who's back!!  8)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2017, 09:26 »
I was downtown for the Jets game last night. 
Some very dark birdie was sitting on the nesting box for a good 1/2 hour around 6:00.
Then a little while later he/she was sitting on the southeast corner of the hydro building
overlooking the construction site.
The construction crew at True North were still working - could almost see birdie saying,
"so what are you guys up to now?
Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2017, 11:49 »
Saw a bird sitting on the west nest at 7:10pm last night - and again at 9:40am this morning. - Whoever this is - they seem to have taken a liking to our prime spot!  ;) - Where are you Princess?  8)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2017, 13:11 »
Princess is definitely not in town and we haven't seen hide nor hair of Smiley either.

Hart and Joli are the pair making themselves at home at the Radisson over the last few days.  Joli seems to have driven out another bird that we are 99% sure is Spencer out of the territory on the weekend.  Didn't seem to be much of a fuss over that, the bird we are pretty sure was Spencer was at the Radisson and then an hour later, it was Joli.  Better part of valour on we-believe-Spencer's part given that Hart is around to back Joli up, not that Joli needs much backing up.  Joli proved that just before lunch when into town flew Faith and she made a beeline for the Radisson nestbox and she and Joli had a no-holds-barred knock-down, drag-out fight - actually 3 fights in the nestbox and who knows what kind of aerial combat.  Both seemed to be without obvious injury after their last round in the nestbox - no blood that I could see on feet, feathers or faces so hopefully it was more sound and fury than injurious.  Both birds have flown off - Joli has been back a couple of times so who knows.  Faith and Joli are very equally-matched, can't say it will be the last fight over the nestbox between these two.

This is the kind of spring excitement I could do without ....

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2017, 13:36 »


Both of these females are large and unwilling to back down without a fight.  Lots of foot holding, a bit of biting on the beaks, yelling and posturing but neither looked to have blood on them when the last fight ended.  Both birds seem to have flown away without any trouble.  Joli has been back to the box a couple of times and looked okay.  Princess had a hum-dinger of a fight a few years ago and she looked injured but was able to fly and after a couple of days of resting at and in the nestbox (without disturbance) she was right as rain.  Both Joli and Faith are younger so I think they should be fine.

And yes, we have let the rehab organizations know that the birds are back in town and to let us know if they receive any peregrines.
And yes, we are keeping a close eye on all our cameras to see who turns up where and how they look.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2017, 13:50 »
Oh wow, it sounds like Hart & Joli have staked their claim. - First time Princess isn't the obvious resident at the Radisson.  :( - I hate to think what might happen if she shows up now - Yikes.  :o - Fingers crossed all goes well all around!!!  8)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2017, 14:24 »
Yikes!  Would Princess have to fight one or both of these young females, TPC, or would they concede to the resident grande dame if/when she returns?

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2017, 14:32 »
Yikes!  Would Princess have to fight one or both of these young females, TPC, or would they concede to the resident grande dame if/when she returns?

I don't think anyone will concede to anyone if Princess turns up ... at this point I think the Hotel is Joli's.  As for what would/will happen if/when Princess arrives home, well, she has held this territory for 12 years and it isn't the first time she's had pretenders to her throne ... we'll just have to see.

It was a serious territorial conflict but for a talons-on fight still looked relatively civilized compared to others I've seen.  That could be good for all the birds involved - or will be involved ...

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2017, 15:27 »
Wow, these are exciting times!  I'm glad it appears both birds are ok.  I am wondering why all the birds see the Radisson as the best spot?  It appears to consistently be the first place everyone goes to.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2017, 15:37 »
I hope that everything can be settled at this nest without injury to anyone. I also hope that Princess returns soon, before either Joli or Faith gets the idea that the nest is theirs. Each of them has a nest of their own to return to.

Come home, Princess!

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2017, 15:39 »
Wow, these are exciting times!  I'm glad it appears both birds are ok.  I am wondering why all the birds see the Radisson as the best spot?  It appears to consistently be the first place everyone goes to.

Territory has everything they need - food nearby, a nestsite, perching places, places to cache food and places to defend the nestsite from.  This was the first site to be occupied in 1988 and it has been occupied ever since - even when every other nestsite was empty, this site will have a bird at/on it during the nesting season.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2017, 15:39 »
Maybe because the Radisson was their original nesting grounds for most involved, or it's the highest, easiest to spot.  I hope Princess and Smiley are just delayed, and will figure out where they will nest if they do return.  It's very early in the season, and the veterans, maybe waiting for warmer weather.  

Whatever the outcome, hopefully there isn't to much ruffling of feathers to cause intervention of the Rehab centre.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2017, 15:45 »
This was posted yesterday by the Midwest Peregrine Society.

35 Years 's Success!

Today's highlight is celebrating Canada's contribution to peregrine recovery in the Upper Midwest. Since peregrines are such "wanderers", it shouldn't surprise anyone that Canadian birds may head south, in addition to US birds heading north.

Manitoba started releasing peregrines in 1981, and over the next 28 years, over 200 falcons were released to restore the population in the area. The Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (http://www.species-at-risk.mb.ca/pefa/p-recovery.html) works with many agencies to monitor and band peregrines in the Province.

Finally, in 1989, Manitoba had their first successful fledging occur at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel (now the Radisson Hotel Skyline) in downtown Winnipeg. This nesting was the first recorded nesting in Manitoba in over 50 years, something to truly celebrate. Another interesting fact is that the female that nested here was "Maud", the first successful fledge in the Midwest since 1964!

Make sure to follow the recovery efforts at the link below. Thank you Tracy and everyone who works for and supports peregrines in Manitoba. GREAT JOB and continue the work!


https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1594285693933897&id=354352871260525

Nice to see some good recognition for the Winnipeg Peregrine Recovery Project, and very well deserved!

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2017, 16:13 »

Well that was very nice of the folks at the Midwest Peregrine Society to recognize all our hard work. 
Seems like just yesterday :)