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Offline GCG

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #315 on: July 10, 2017, 06:29 »
Yup accidental fledge - little brother and one of the sisters - little brother was found on the ground and we got him off to rehab.  So far looks fine but holding him overnight to make sure.  Technically he's old enough to fledge and he isn't big so despite the white fuzzy feathers on him, this was kind of normal.  No news on the sister yet, we'll look for her again via camera at first light and have alerted all the rehab facilities that fledging season has begun!

 :o Wingercising! This is the part I hate most leading up to a successful fledge. Hope to hear good news soon. Thanks for keeping us aware of all happenings, TPC!

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #316 on: July 10, 2017, 07:22 »
No news yet on the other sister that fledged - have checked all the nearby buildings but can't see anything.  Will keep checking through the day - sometimes as the light changes the chick will become visible.

As of fledge time yesterday, little brother was 36 days old and older sister was 40 days old.  That is the start time for fledging so the have the wings to be able to do, they just may not have been ready. 

More news as I have it.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #317 on: July 10, 2017, 08:25 »
Good morning, I was very nervous watching them on the ledge, then running with their wings flapping.  Hope all is ok

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #318 on: July 10, 2017, 10:13 »
OH NO!!!  :o - Seems too soon! - Will you put them back in the nest TPC? - Hope you  can locate the sister!  :-\

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #319 on: July 10, 2017, 11:18 »
I am really new at this...would Princess or Pip find them if the baby is crying.  Would they do anything?

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #320 on: July 10, 2017, 11:23 »
I am really new at this...would Princess or Pip find them if the baby is crying.  Would they do anything?

Princess and Pip don't have any problem finding their kids when they call.  This is sort of standard.  It may not have been a graceful fledge but when they go, they go and then it is mostly up to Mom, Dad and the chick in question.  We really can't do much more than try to rescue them if they get into trouble but even then, sometimes there is nothing we can do, sometimes they don't really need our help - one of the Logan chicks provided that this year!!

When the chicks fledge, Princess and Pip will keep track of them, will feed them, will taunt them into following them and defend them if the chick is in trouble AND they can do it without injuring themselves.  Only takes the chicks a few days to get the basics of flying worked out and after about two weeks we generally don't have to worry about them as much.  Another month, six weeks after that the chicks will start taking trips out of town or across the country on their own.  So not much more time to watch them on-camera ...

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #321 on: July 10, 2017, 11:29 »
thank you, hopefully all is good.  Mother nature will do what she has to do... pretty amazing

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #322 on: July 10, 2017, 11:31 »
How's the little brother, TPC?

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #323 on: July 10, 2017, 11:52 »
How's the little brother, TPC? 

A quick look at him last night didn't show any obvious injuries but I asked for him to be held overnight just to make sure all was good.  So long as he is fine later today I'll put him back in the box tomorrow morning - hopefully without scaring his sister too too much ...

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #324 on: July 10, 2017, 12:24 »
Has anyone spotted either of the parents going to a different spot to maybe feed the missing chick?

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #325 on: July 10, 2017, 12:41 »
Geez it's all too fast - they don't even have names yet!  :-\

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #326 on: July 10, 2017, 15:51 »
Has anyone spotted either of the parents going to a different spot to maybe feed the missing chick?

I haven't see the adults at all but that isn't unusual - they tend to fly outside of camera range unless they are coming the nestbox.  It is warm outside, so I suspect everyone has found a perch to wait until it is cooler.  That is what they tend to do at least.  Chick might make her way back up to the nestbox this evening or tomorrow if she is okay and so inclined.  She's out there on her own which is, funnily enough, just as boring as hanging out in the nestbox of chicks.  No reports yet today but if I hear anything or see anything on camera, will post here.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #327 on: July 10, 2017, 16:45 »
TPC, I remember a few years back when a fledgling got stuck in a (chimney?) and was heard by workers.  Luckily she/he was saved.  Is that place still a hazard or has it been taken care for for our fledglings.

Just curious. :-\

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #328 on: July 10, 2017, 17:31 »
TPC, I remember a few years back when a fledgling got stuck in a (chimney?) and was heard by workers.  Luckily she/he was saved.  Is that place still a hazard or has it been taken care for for our fledglings.

Just curious. :-\

Nothing has been done at the site - but it isn't a common occurrence - it has happened twice in 35 years - first time the chimney was still in operation - no it didn't get toasted, the chimney was for heating so turned off and cleaned in the summer - the second time was with Beatrix a few days after she fledged.  I send an email around to folks who have had contacts with the peregrines in the past when they start fledging so they can check places like that - so far no reports.

A more fascinating one was the chick that got caught in a paint booth exhaust (about 18 inches wide) on the top of the old Eaton's building (now MTS Centre). The paint booth wasn't used any more but an employee on the floor below heard something odd and called us.  We went to check the roof and couldn't find anything.  Then just as we were leaving we walk past this exhaust (we had no idea what it was) we heard a little scratching.  No idea how the bird got in there but it did.  Heck can't even remember who that was now or who I was with but I seem to remember another set of hands ... going to have to do a little research now ....

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #329 on: July 10, 2017, 20:32 »
TPC, I remember a few years back when a fledgling got stuck in a (chimney?) and was heard by workers.  Luckily she/he was saved.  Is that place still a hazard or has it been taken care for for our fledglings.

Just curious. :-\

Nothing has been done at the site - but it isn't a common occurrence - it has happened twice in 35 years - first time the chimney was still in operation - no it didn't get toasted, the chimney was for heating so turned off and cleaned in the summer - the second time was with Beatrix a few days after she fledged.  I send an email around to folks who have had contacts with the peregrines in the past when they start fledging so they can check places like that - so far no reports.

A more fascinating one was the chick that got caught in a paint booth exhaust (about 18 inches wide) on the top of the old Eaton's building (now MTS Centre). The paint booth wasn't used any more but an employee on the floor below heard something odd and called us.  We went to check the roof and couldn't find anything.  Then just as we were leaving we walk past this exhaust (we had no idea what it was) we heard a little scratching.  No idea how the bird got in there but it did.  Heck can't even remember who that was now or who I was with but I seem to remember another set of hands ... going to have to do a little research now ....


I remember that one too!  I'm hoping she is found soon.  Thanks for the info.