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Offline Shocka88

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #405 on: July 17, 2017, 23:23 »
Such a neat "connection", RCF!  :)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #406 on: July 17, 2017, 23:28 »

It's a small world (after all)!  :D

Thank you for sharing the interesting information regarding Jean Ann Purdie and her connection to you and your family, RCF.  8)

At first glance I liked the name Purdie (maybe because it rhymes with my forum name - not sure - but I like it).


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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #407 on: July 17, 2017, 23:32 »
Small world indeed RCF!  And it looks like you aren't the only one who likes the name so it is entirely possible there will be a Radisson chick with a personal connection to you  ;D

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #408 on: July 17, 2017, 23:33 »
Sorry to hear little brother took revenge on your arm today, TPC. He must have been quite frightened after a couple experiences on the ground!

Your latest tweet said he was back in the box but I'm not seeing any sign of him - unless he's tucked in already - so I'm thinking he might have left shortly after you put him back.

I sure hope poor little brother isn't in trouble somewhere ... I'm worried.  :(


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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #409 on: July 17, 2017, 23:35 »
Dennis and I put little brother back into the nestbox this evening in the hope that he would just cool his jets overnight (and maybe tomorrow too?) before trying his hand at flying a third time.  He has done well so far to be grounded twice from 30 storeys without an injury, but he doesn't need to prove to us he can do it a third time (right?).  We'll have to see if all he's waiting for is dawn or if he decides to take a couple of days - maybe until the weekend when its quieter downtown even - before trying his wings again.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #410 on: July 17, 2017, 23:38 »
Sorry to hear little brother took revenge on your arm today, TPC. He must have been quite frightened after a couple experiences on the ground!

Your latest tweet said he was back in the box but I'm not seeing any sign of him - unless he's tucked in already - so I'm thinking he might have left shortly after you put him back.

I sure hope poor little brother isn't in trouble somewhere ... I'm worried.  :(

There's another tweet since then burdi :)

And scared my sweet patoot, little terror bites me every time, Lisa too, even when she was giving him food!  For me it was banding, one rescue and two returns.  Cute bird with a wicked temper, if he can just learn to fly and survive the year, he'll be heck on wings.  And Dennis took a photo of my arm ... got to check if my tetanus is up-to-date tomorrow (wish I were kidding  ::))

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #411 on: July 17, 2017, 23:54 »
I remember in years past there was a fledge watch on the ground, or am I dreaming.
There was quite a bit of messaging about sightings from a lot of names I haven't seen this year.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #412 on: July 18, 2017, 00:06 »
Sorry to hear little brother took revenge on your arm today, TPC. He must have been quite frightened after a couple experiences on the ground!

Your latest tweet said he was back in the box but I'm not seeing any sign of him - unless he's tucked in already - so I'm thinking he might have left shortly after you put him back.

I sure hope poor little brother isn't in trouble somewhere ... I'm worried.  :(

There's another tweet since then burdi :)

And scared my sweet patoot, little terror bites me every time, Lisa too, even when she was giving him food!  For me it was banding, one rescue and two returns.  Cute bird with a wicked temper, if he can just learn to fly and survive the year, he'll be heck on wings.  And Dennis took a photo of my arm ... got to check if my tetanus is up-to-date tomorrow (wish I were kidding  ::))

Thanks, TPC. It's good to hear he's still there.

;D  Guess he is a little terror!  ;D 

But regarding your arm, I wish you were kidding too.  :(



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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #413 on: July 18, 2017, 00:49 »
I remember in years past there was a fledge watch on the ground, or am I dreaming.
There was quite a bit of messaging about sightings from a lot of names I haven't seen this year.

Nope you aren't dreaming mspeach - your memory is quite correct.  We have had informal flrdgewatches in years gone by - they differed from the flrledgewatches we had many years ago in hat folks would come down when they could as opposed to two people working. 6 hour shifts from dawn until dark.  That's more time than folks can generally donate and because of the tall buildings it is hard to keep a constant watch on the birds.  Our mr informal fledgewatches were as much to appreciate the birds as to help them if the chicks run into trouble.  The Project has over the last number of years has worked to modify nestsites to give chicks more opportunity to practice flying before taking the big leap and that seems (knock on wood) to be helping - for instance putting the chicks on the rooftop nestbox rather than the box on the wall at McKenzie Seeds - doesn't make it as easy to see them from the ground but fledging injury and mortality has gone down. Same with Ramos from box to roof at a couple of sites - even though the chicks can get up on he roof he inevitably go down onto the roof and then spend the next 2-3 weeks running and flapping and taking short flights across the roof - all in preparation for the big leap.  Accidents will still happen and some birds just need more chances to get it right but overall we are (knock on wood again) doing so very badly these days.  The chance to get together and talk peregrines when fledgewatches was a great part of the events - and you are right, the sharing of sightings and tales was great fun.  I had to go back and count but those fledgewatches started 9 years ago - a number of our original phanatics have retired, moved etc - they still drop I. To see what is going on and a number of folks keep an eye on the twitter feed to get updates as well.  I guess the upshot is that things, except for the peregrines, change and we adapt.

Nice to have you back for a visit MsPeach  :D

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #414 on: July 18, 2017, 05:41 »
I have been MIA for a couple of days. so much has happened during this time. Another search and rescue.  :o
Your dedication to our falcons never wavers, TPC. Thank you from this phanatic.
RCF, thank you for sharing your connection to Mrs. Purdie. She most definitely has my vote.  :)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #415 on: July 18, 2017, 05:47 »
I just watched the wayward guy sitting on the ledge wildly flapping his wings. For sure, it seems he wants to soar again.  ::)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #416 on: July 18, 2017, 07:06 »
And ---- away he goes.  I hope third time is the lucky one for him.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #417 on: July 18, 2017, 07:17 »
And ---- away he goes.  I hope third time is the lucky one for him.
I doubted he would stay put. I wonder if Princess or Pip used food to lure him. Hmmmm!
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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #418 on: July 18, 2017, 09:18 »
And ---- away he goes.  I hope third time is the lucky one for him.

Video of his take off.

https://youtu.be/71JGrT_GYMs

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #419 on: July 18, 2017, 09:29 »
thank you, gone again.  Third time will be a charm, something caught his eye then the big leap of faith!