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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #495 on: September 02, 2017, 14:52 »
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?

True North Centre - no - it is a number of blocks away and south and west of the Radisson.  By the time it is built it may in fact become one of our (not counting our chicks before they are laid mind you) chicks' favourite spots to hang out post-fledge.  From what I have been able to visualize of the skyline of the project and its position, (knock on wood) by the time the chicks can fly up to rooftops, this one will be about the same distance away as the Delta Hotel which for the last few years has been a favourite place to play.

Closer to the Radisson is a new development that we are watching with more interest.  Actually there are two developments at the moment, one 8 storeys, the other 30 storeys.  The 8 storey development is where the Regis Hotel & its parking lot are now (https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/st-regis-hotel-to-close-next-month-ending-107-year-run-422456543.html).  The 30 storey development is SkyCity (http://skycitywinnipeg.ca/#top)  is just south of there - the old post office parking lot - so northeast(ish) corner of Graham and Smith.  Now we are continuing to try and keep the peregrines from nesting on the east side of the building so it may be a moot point until the chicks are fledging and if/when they fly around to the Hotel.  Or maybe it won't be much of nothing - like the Glasshouse (http://glasshousewinnipeg.com/) and Alt Hotel (http://www.althotels.com/en/winnipeg/services/) on the west side of the Hotel and north side of Portage.

Fortunately the west side of the Radisson is pretty user friendly for the peregrines - the Hydro building is a couple of blocks away and (knock on wood) yet to cause a fatality.  The MTS Centre, Eaton Place, the Somerset Building, the old Woolworth's store, Met Entertainment Venue, Centennial Library, old Winnipeg Free Press building, Air Canada Building as well as the Dollarama & MEC buildings are all lower with large flat roofs for landings.  The Rogers Building, Glasshouse and Alt Hotel are used regularly by the chicks in the first week after fledging and the adults use the Alt Hotel sign as a perch during big storms during the nesting season.  All of which, so far, has been pretty good for our peregrines - knock on wood (and anything else you like in addition) it will stay that way.

(and yes, when it comes to tempting the fates, I will knock on wood whenever and however many times it takes to not cosmically-influence the peregrines' safety  :o)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #496 on: September 02, 2017, 18:28 »

Thank you for all that information on buildings near the Radisson and your thoughts on whether or not they may affect our peregrines, TPC!  :)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #497 on: September 04, 2017, 19:22 »
Thank you for all the clarification TPC.  I had no idea there was so much activity going on in downtown Winnipeg.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #498 on: September 05, 2017, 16:30 »
LOTS of building activity but I haven't seen hide nor hair of our birdies for weeks. ....sigh....  :-\ - Well I guess no news is good news!  ;)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #499 on: September 07, 2017, 09:01 »
thank you for all the information, appears not much activity with birds.  Sad part of the end of summer, now have to wait for spring again.

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #500 on: September 07, 2017, 10:26 »
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/905814177213812737

Went back to the weekend and Faith may be visiting the Logan nestbox but she hasn't dared to visit the Radisson one yet.  Guess it will depend on how long she stays around ...

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #501 on: September 07, 2017, 13:09 »
Yay!! - Happy to see somebirdie even if she isn't one of the Radisson family.  ;D

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #502 on: September 07, 2017, 17:52 »
Thanks for checking the cams, TPC.  :)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #504 on: September 11, 2017, 16:23 »
Great!!! - Now just need to see some of the kiddies!! :)

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #505 on: September 11, 2017, 18:40 »
Great!!! - Now just need to see some of the kiddies!! :)

I suspect they are all long gone - it is only very occasionally that we see a chick in September/October ... but stranger things have happened, so will keep watching the cams.  ;D

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Re: Radisson - 2017 / Pip & Princess
« Reply #508 on: September 14, 2017, 10:23 »
Glad to see signs of them still around - As long as they're not making plans for next year to settle on that DANG EAST LEDGE!!  :-X 8)

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