Author Topic: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess  (Read 38169 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ballywing

  • Phanatic
  • Old Bird
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,934
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #480 on: August 14, 2017, 09:59 »
Haven't seen them in the downtown skies lately - hmph.  :-[

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #481 on: August 14, 2017, 14:35 »
It was nice to see somebirdie land on the front edge of the nestbox, although the visit was cut short (at least 20 minutes ago).

Offline ballywing

  • Phanatic
  • Old Bird
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,934
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #482 on: August 15, 2017, 10:51 »
Glad to hear they (or some of them) are still in the area!!  ;D

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #483 on: August 15, 2017, 14:30 »
Glad to hear they (or some of them) are still in the area!!  ;D

I enjoy seeing the juveniles, though I'm hoping that someone will spot a parent.  :)

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #484 on: August 15, 2017, 14:45 »
I didn't mention this earlier, but I'm certain that our nestbox visitor jumped up from the ledge on at least one of the visits. However, we're still unable to watch Porter or anybirdie when they decide to enjoy some time on the ledge.  :(

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #485 on: August 15, 2017, 15:13 »
I wasn't able to find a list of band colours for our 2017 Radisson chicks ??? (maybe I missed it ???).

Perhaps adding their band colours to the "News" could help as a temporary (but quick) reference.

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #486 on: August 17, 2017, 01:29 »
I think it was Pip who made an appearance at the nestbox about 7pm yesterday evening. However, he was likely very busy with his growing family and couldn't spare more than a minute of time!  ;D

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #487 on: August 17, 2017, 18:10 »
I don't know the whereabouts of Pip before he became resident male at the Radisson, but considering he's a 2014 Logan hatch (Joli and Hart are his parents), he's still quite young and may possibly be a first time dad!  :D

Offline ballywing

  • Phanatic
  • Old Bird
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,934
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #488 on: August 18, 2017, 10:20 »
Yes I think he is a newbie Dad - He's done a pretty good job!!  ;D

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #489 on: August 18, 2017, 11:19 »
Yes I think he is a newbie Dad - He's done a pretty good job!!  ;D

Yes, I would say Pip has done a great job, and I suspect he's carrying most of the load right now!  :)

Offline The Peregrine Chick

  • Administrator
  • Old Bird
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,687
    • Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (Manitoba)
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #490 on: August 19, 2017, 18:18 »
I wasn't able to find a list of band colours for our 2017 Radisson chicks ??? (maybe I missed it ???).

Perhaps adding their band colours to the "News" could help as a temporary (but quick) reference.

Chick "band" (actually tape) colours this year are:
Porter - is silver - no tape on left leg(all our males were silver this year)
Purdy - green tape on left leg
Pippy - red tape on left leg

We don't really expect the tape to last longer than a few months, so if you see a bird with no tape, likely it is one of the males but maybe, just maybe, one of the girls may have removed the tape already.


Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #491 on: August 22, 2017, 04:09 »
Thank you for replying with the info I requested, TPC.

I find the tape colours serve an excellent purpose, though not for long. Initially, I couldn't find leg band info for the chicks, but thought I should at least ask about the band colours tape colours - sorry about the poor wording.

Offline The Peregrine Chick

  • Administrator
  • Old Bird
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,687
    • Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (Manitoba)
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #492 on: August 27, 2017, 13:13 »
Thank you for replying with the info I requested, TPC.

I find the tape colours serve an excellent purpose, though not for long. Initially, I couldn't find leg band info for the chicks, but thought I should at least ask about the band colours tape colours - sorry about the poor wording.

Past the first year, having colour on the silver band doesn't really serve a purpose.  When they are chicks and based on where they are seen we can tell with a certain level of confidence who a bird might be - so a chick at the Radisson nestbox in July is likely (99%) the red Radisson chick.  In September a chick with red tape could be any of this year's red taped chicks because the chicks are travelling further away and returning irregularly.  A bird next spring with red tape on its leg will have adult plumage and could be any of the red taped chicks from the last 10 years - or could e a bird from any other project that also uses tape to mark their birds, and many do.  So, the tape works well because it sticks long enough to help us through fledging and usually through until the chicks migrate.  After that reading the leg band is best for the ID.

Offline burdi

  • Phanatic
  • Fledgling
  • ***
  • Posts: 962
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #493 on: August 27, 2017, 19:14 »
Thank you for replying with the info I requested, TPC.

I find the tape colours serve an excellent purpose, though not for long. Initially, I couldn't find leg band info for the chicks, but thought I should at least ask about the band colours tape colours - sorry about the poor wording.

Past the first year, having colour on the silver band doesn't really serve a purpose.  When they are chicks and based on where they are seen we can tell with a certain level of confidence who a bird might be - so a chick at the Radisson nestbox in July is likely (99%) the red Radisson chick.  In September a chick with red tape could be any of this year's red taped chicks because the chicks are travelling further away and returning irregularly.  A bird next spring with red tape on its leg will have adult plumage and could be any of the red taped chicks from the last 10 years - or could e a bird from any other project that also uses tape to mark their birds, and many do.  So, the tape works well because it sticks long enough to help us through fledging and usually through until the chicks migrate.  After that reading the leg band is best for the ID.

Yes, I understand this. Thank you, TPC.  :)

Offline MayShowers

  • Phanatic
  • Chick
  • ***
  • Posts: 347
Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #494 on: September 01, 2017, 15:37 »
I wasn't really sure where to post this...I'm not from the Winnipeg area, so I'm not overly familiar with downtown Winnipeg.  I know that we don't have any control and urbanization will continue, but does the construction of True North Square cause concern for future Radisson Peregrines?