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McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« on: March 25, 2017, 14:01 »
Heard from RCF and Brandon is still a peregrine-less but as she reminded me, the Brandon birds tend not to return until the first week in April.  Smart bird obviously.  Right now it is 6C but feels like 0C because the wind is gusting from 40 to 60 kph.  Looking at the longer-term forecast, the temps in the first week of April are supposed to be (and feel) between 8-14C - whoo hoo.  Only good thing about today's less than nice weather to be out hunting for peregrines (hard to photograph in this kind of wind!!) is that the wind is from the south.  Tomorrow too, so who knows who might turn up in the next couple of days.  In the meantime, RCF will be keeping an eye out/open for our first returnees out in Brandon.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 18:42 »
On April 8th we saw two peregrines at the McKenzie building. The day before that on April 7th we saw a pair of peregrines out at the Tower Nest.  They were harassing ravens that were trying to nest on one of the stacks.  We went back the next day and have been checking periodically and have not seen another peregrine out there since.  ???

So we figured that the birds we saw at the Tower were more than likely the peregrines we saw at the McKenzie building on April 8th.

 

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 19:19 »
Earlier in the year we had noticed that ravens had tried to build a nest at the very top of the clock tower. I would imagine it would be way too windy for that. On April 7th I noticed the peregrines nest box was full of sticks and twigs.  The ravens abandoned that probably because they couldn't get in after filling it up.  ::)   Anyway the ravens are still nesting on the opposite side of the McKenzie building on one of the fire escapes. They also have three chicks which are almost old enough to fledge.

 

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 19:50 »
April 8, 2017

Sol is back but the female that was here is not banded.  ???   They harassed the ravens a bit but really never bothered them much. The female would dive bomb a fake owl that someone put up on another building to keep the pigeons away.  We found this very amusing!  :)

Anyway Sol and the unbanded female were doing what peregrines do for three days. The next day April 12th, Hurricane was here and the other female was gone. When we saw Hurricane that day she didn't look like she had any feathers out of place. So not sure if there was a fight between Hurricane and the unbanded female or not.  This is the same day Tracy and Dennis came to empty the sticks out of nest box.



Unbanded female

   

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 20:02 »
The first day we saw Hurricane she and Sol were already getting down to business.  ;D  I do believe they have eggs and are now incubating them.

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 12:29 »
Thanks for the update!  :D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 14:36 »
So glad to hear Hurricane is back.  Thanks for the updates RCF.  Really, really appreciated.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 11:55 »
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/864886000547491840

Had to help contractors navigate around the building a bit today so Conservation took the plunge and braved the pigeon-infested tower window to check the nestbox for eggs.  Report is that there are 4 eggs and all look fine though 2 may be a bit smaller than the others. Size doesn't indicate viability - Mistral's egg was very small.  Will be interesting to see how many hatch - Hurricane has a habit of laying four eggs and hatching out 3 chicks.  Last year there were only 2 but that was Sol's first year in town which might have been a factor. 

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 20:54 »
Good to hear about the four eggs! Hurricane is certainly consistent with her egg laying.  :)

I was down there today and noticed the mesh was pushed out of the window that conservation looks out to see into the nest box.  I guess the next time they need to look there will probably be more pigeon droppings to step through. The pigeons are notorious for finding holes that they can get into.  :-X

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 11:45 »
Is that the nestbox? Won't that loose mesh bother the PF's?  :-\

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 12:17 »
Is that the nestbox? Won't that loose mesh bother the PF's?  :-\

No, not the nestbox (thankfully!) - that is the window where we usually hang the camera for the nestbox.  Last year the window that is usually in the front blew/broke off last year (gods, I think it was only last year).  To replace the whole window structure was not something we could do at the time and not without approval, so we installed chicken wire to keep the ever-present and ever-invading pigeons from getting inside.  Mostly it worked, or at least until the wire got mangled.  :)  We have some other plans in the contemplation phase to deal with our pigeon problems but they are on the back burner until it quietens down some.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 21:43 »
It looks like we have a hatch from the behavior of Hurricane and Sol.  :-*

In with prey

               

Sol leaving


Hurricane feeding
               

Hurricane out with remnants


Hurricane
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 23:24 »
Great news RCF.  :)  Thx so much. I was in the city yesterday & knew it was about hatch time but didn't have time to take a look. Sigh!  :(    Your pics are amazing!
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2017, 05:16 »
Congratulations on getting the photo evidence and on the hatch(es)!  :D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2017, 09:24 »
Thanks RCF - knew you'd get the evidence it there was any to get!! Well done  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 13:45 »
Have been able to confirm what RCF was seeing - first hatch for Sol & Hurricane at McKenzie Seeds.  No photos I'm afraid.  The chick is small and there are three eggs so we hope a couple more will hatch out in the next few days.  More news as we have it!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2017, 16:39 »
Looks to be only one chick that I could see this afternoon. Hurricane had been in to feed, she wasn't in there very long maybe five minutes. The chick wandered around for a bit and then disappeared.....probably back napping!

   

   

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2017, 18:00 »
In case anyone besides me is having problems seeing RCF's photo, I've sent her an email

Wanna see the Brandon Baby  ....  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2017, 18:20 »
Yes, I would also like to see the little one.  Hopefully the pictures can be re-posted.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2017, 18:52 »
I think Photobucket is having issues so I used Flickr and modified my post.  Hope it works and you can see them now!
Technology got to love it!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2017, 19:39 »
I think Photobucket is having issues so I used Flickr and modified my post.  Hope it works and you can see them now!
Technology got to love it!

Photos look great RCF - thanks!
And I'll check to make sure it wasn't something on our end ... but your photos worked before ... but you are right, technology loves to screw with us  ;)

Had a look at all the admin side and there is nothing blocking or limiting photos except in size and nothing blocking linking to third party photos like yours and Dennis'
Will have a little hunt around and maybe ask the tech folks on the forum software support forum (yes, forum's have forums) ..

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 20:06 »
Great pictures, RCF.  Thank you.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2017, 10:16 »
I have a  Rant!

I have been browsing for answers and I think photobucket is holding my photos hostage.   I went to the photobucket.com/p500 site and it wants $399.00 for a year. That ain't happening!! 

I am not the only one that this is happening to, it's a free account and I have at least 75% of unused storage for my photos.  They may have been hacked! So until they resolve it I won't be able to use photobucket. I can upload photos there but not share them! I will use Flickr instead.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2017, 10:50 »
Wow, that's sad RCF.  I was wondering what happened to the pictures.  Is there another way to post pictures (free) to the forum?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2017, 11:05 »
Wow, that's sad RCF.  I was wondering what happened to the pictures.  Is there another way to post pictures (free) to the forum?

Yes, Flickr has free photo sharing.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2017, 14:41 »
Wow, that's sad RCF.  I was wondering what happened to the pictures.  Is there another way to post pictures (free) to the forum?

Yes, Flickr has free photo sharing.

Do you have a link to your photos on Flickr, RCF?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2017, 14:54 »
Wow, that's sad RCF.  I was wondering what happened to the pictures.  Is there another way to post pictures (free) to the forum?

Yes, Flickr has free photo sharing.

Do you have a link to your photos on Flickr, RCF?

No, I do not...sorry.  :)
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2017, 00:49 »
Rant away RCF - you definitely have grounds for it!
That is just not ethical of Photobucket - free accounts are free so long as you follow their rules (space allowed, kinds of photos) and you most certainly do!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2017, 08:02 »

 I can see this photo...anyone else?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2017, 08:07 »
I can see it, RCF.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2017, 08:11 »
I can see it, RCF.

This is very weird because it's from Photobucket.  ???

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2017, 09:18 »
I can see it, RCF.

I too see 6 photos posted June 23rd. Cute little chick.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2017, 09:24 »
I can see them all RCF...nice work. Cheers !

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2017, 09:50 »
I can see it, RCF.

I too see 6 photos posted June 23rd. Cute little chick.

Those ones are from Flickr, no issues there! :)   I checked back to some of my previous posts and I can see some of the photos but not all....very strange!!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2017, 14:50 »
What a cute baby  :-*

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2017, 17:21 »
Here is a rare occurrence and I was surprised to see Hurricane on the perch bar. She was only on it briefly...maybe seconds.  I think they liked it better when the perch bar was attached to the top boards and not underneath it. It was moved when the new nest box was installed.



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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2017, 17:35 »
Hey RCF, where do you observe/photograph the nest box?  Are  you still able to get to the parkade roof?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2017, 17:44 »
Hey RCF, where do you observe/photograph the nest box?  Are  you still able to get to the parkade roof?

Hey Birdlover, How's It going?  :)

I take photos from a block away near were the buses are on 8th Street. The parkade charges for parking now Mon to Fri until six pm, so I don't go there often. I have a better view from 8th Street or even from 7th Street.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2017, 19:37 »
I see all your pictures RCF. :)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2017, 19:39 »
Hey RCF, where do you observe/photograph the nest box?  Are  you still able to get to the parkade roof?

Hey Birdlover, How's It going?  :)

I take photos from a block away near were the buses are on 8th Street. The parkade charges for parking now Mon to Fri until six pm, so I don't go there often. I have a better view from 8th Street or even from 7th Street.
:o You get those pics from the street?

Oh, it's going well. How about you?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2017, 23:51 »
Took a trip into Brandon on Saturday.  ;D
The pigeons are a couple of stories down from Hurricane.

   

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2017, 05:20 »
 ??? Ok dupre! Please tell me you are a whiz at photoshopping. ;D  ;D Great photos.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2017, 12:21 »
Nope! It's all in the angle.  ;D

I'm on the ground and the pigeons are on the small wall of the area where the second nestbox is (below the nest box where they hatch, but so that TPC and company don't have climb the ladder again after banding the chicks). You've seen the area in TPC's photos from previous years where the chicks run around and flap their wings.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2017, 14:27 »
Thanks for clarifying this view for me, dupre. I do remember and so miss this area. Also miss the live cam in Brandon. Will you and RCF be present at banding time?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2017, 14:31 »
Oh I do like the photos with the pigeons ... very cheetah and gazelle on the Serengetti  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2017, 15:29 »
Oh I do like the photos with the pigeons ... very cheetah and gazelle on the Serengetti  ;D
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D She's lulling them into a sense of security.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2017, 17:15 »
Took a trip into Brandon on Saturday.  ;D
The pigeons are a couple of stories down from Hurricane.



Great photos Dupre!  8)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2017, 19:32 »
Hurricane and Sol & one Little Bandit

   


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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2017, 23:31 »
Great photos!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2017, 23:57 »
I like the photo of Sol and Hurricane - Ty is like that with his mates, he sits/hangs out closer to them than our other males.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2017, 04:40 »
These photos are amazing RCF! Bandit would be a great name for him/her! TPC???

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2017, 00:03 »
These photos are amazing RCF! Bandit would be a great name for him/her! TPC???

It's a lovely name, but already taken here in Manitoba I'm afraid  :)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2017, 12:53 »
These photos are amazing RCF! Bandit would be a great name for him/her! TPC???

It's a lovely name, but already taken here in Manitoba I'm afraid  :)

Han or Hannah Solo?  :P

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #53 on: June 30, 2017, 13:22 »
These photos are amazing RCF! Bandit would be a great name for him/her! TPC???

I called the chick that because it looks like it has a mask. ;D  :)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #54 on: June 30, 2017, 14:21 »
These photos are amazing RCF! Bandit would be a great name for him/her! TPC???

It's a lovely name, but already taken here in Manitoba I'm afraid  :)

Han or Hannah Solo?  :P

single chick....not a bad name, TPC! If it is male and like RCF describes wearing a mask, Lone Ranger?????? ::)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2017, 14:32 »
A night time view from across the river.



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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #56 on: July 02, 2017, 14:41 »
Beautiful photo, RCF!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2017, 20:03 »
From today




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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2017, 19:28 »
July 4, 2017





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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2017, 14:45 »
Great pics, RCF! Thanks

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2017, 16:54 »
You're right RCF. The chick does look like a little masked marauder.  ;D
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2017, 18:07 »
Here are some from this morning. Hurricane was in feeding about 6:30 am.






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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #62 on: July 05, 2017, 20:02 »
Yes thank you for the pictures.  I love seeing the chicks looking out at the world, i try to imagine what is going on in that head!  So amazing how they go from such a helpless tiny creature to this magnificent bird in such a short time.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2017, 23:51 »
Holy cats RCF that chick looks ginormous  :o  how much food must Hurricane and Sol be stuffing into that child of theirs - enough for four chicks?!  :D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2017, 10:32 »
Nice photos RCF!

I'm placing my bet on female.  8)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2017, 11:05 »
Nice photos RCF!

I'm placing my bet on female.  8)

That would be my guess also!   ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2017, 19:58 »
Thanks for the great photos RCF!    :)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2017, 00:18 »
Thanks for a look at Hurricane & Sol's huge chick......definitely well fed!  :)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2017, 13:58 »
Great photos, thanks, RCF!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2017, 14:14 »
Looks like we likely won't be banding the lone chick at McKenzie Seeds this year - to be able to access the chicks safely for both the chick and for us, we need to have the whole team in place and unfortunately, two of our crew are working their ways through injury and illness, so I suspect that we will miss the window we need to band safely.  Not ideal, but it hasn't happened before in Brandon so I guess we were about due.  We've had to skip banding a few times elsewhere, but the Brandon trip is always so much fun that it seems we have always managed to pull it off.  RCF is keeping us supplied with photos of the tot (bit tot) and if we can still slip in a banding we will, if not, we will wish her (yup, I think it is a female too) a nice, boring fledge in a few more weeks!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2017, 15:32 »

 if we can still slip in a banding we will, if not, we will wish her (yup, I think it is a female too) a nice, boring fledge in a few more weeks!

I think it's too late to band, the chick is 32 days old today.   ;D   Normally they are banded at three weeks old (21 days), is that not correct Tracy?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2017, 21:03 »

 if we can still slip in a banding we will, if not, we will wish her (yup, I think it is a female too) a nice, boring fledge in a few more weeks!

I think it's too late to band, the chick is 32 days old today.   ;D   Normally they are banded at three weeks old (21 days), is that not correct Tracy?

Banding can be anytime after 21 days old as that is when feet tend to be full grown - but we can band up until fledging.  We prefer the 21 to 25 days that way we are at least 10 days away from fledging for any males in the bunch.  As this chick is a female, she's still 10 days away from fledging likely but we don't want her to do anything stupid as we go up the ladder, so she'll likely stay bandless this year.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2017, 20:11 »
July 10 2017






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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #73 on: July 10, 2017, 20:33 »
That is one gorgeous bird!

Thanks for the pics, RCF.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2017, 18:06 »
July 13 2017

6:30 am



4:15 pm









Mom & Dad across the street

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2017, 18:33 »
Great shots, RCF! Thanks

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #76 on: July 14, 2017, 12:20 »
Thanks RCF! Nice pictures.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #77 on: July 14, 2017, 15:24 »
This chick is doing very well - no real rush to leave the nestbox which is unusual for a solo but which bodes well for her!!

Thanks for the photos RCF!!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #78 on: July 14, 2017, 17:19 »
July 14 6:30 am

She still has quite a bit of fluff on her back.  :)







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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #79 on: July 14, 2017, 23:37 »
She is at the Mohawk stage. ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #80 on: July 15, 2017, 09:31 »
She is a nice looking bird I'm sorry real life conspired to prevent us from banding her - it would have been cool to see what she may have gotten up to in he future.  But she's safe and she has her future in front of her and that is really all that is necessary - the rest is a bonus.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #81 on: July 15, 2017, 12:46 »
Just wondering, RCF if you have seen anything going on at the other sight that was a potential nest?

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #82 on: July 15, 2017, 13:15 »
Just wondering, RCF if you have seen anything going on at the other sight that was a potential nest?

At the last report I had, the Tower site was quiet.  We've moved the nestbox to a new spot which might be a bit more attractive but I suspect not.  Next year though it looks as though we will be able to get the box up as high as we can get it - hopefully that will make it much more appealing!  Fingers crossed at least.  Perhaps one of Hurricane's chicks will return to town and decide that's the place for them .. who knows!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #83 on: July 15, 2017, 16:01 »
Just wondering, RCF if you have seen anything going on at the other sight that was a potential nest?

At the last report I had, the Tower site was quiet.  We've moved the nestbox to a new spot which might be a bit more attractive but I suspect not.  Next year though it looks as though we will be able to get the box up as high as we can get it - hopefully that will make it much more appealing!  Fingers crossed at least.  Perhaps one of Hurricane's chicks will return to town and decide that's the place for them .. who knows!

Thanks, TPC!  That would be exciting to have another nesting pair in Brandon.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #84 on: July 15, 2017, 17:22 »
Out on the nest edge practicing! At one point it looked like she was trying to get on the broomstick (perch bar) but it is a fair jump down maybe 8 inches. The perch bar used to be on the top board before the new nest box was installed, the chicks used to just walk onto it.  We watched Luck from 2009 make it bounce up and down when she was wingersizing!  8)









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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #85 on: July 16, 2017, 09:20 »
great photos RCF.  They make my heart stop when they are flapping on the edge o the box like that

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #86 on: July 16, 2017, 18:27 »
Just wondering, RCF if you have seen anything going on at the other sight that was a potential nest?

I haven't seen a falcon out there since April but there could be one and I never saw it.  There was a raven's nest on one of the stacks and we were out there today and saw five of them frolicking with each other.

Short Video of the Ravens ~ https://youtu.be/KZO4H39GVRI









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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #87 on: July 16, 2017, 18:34 »
The chick was on the roof of the nest box today,we never saw her get up there or get down. She did however lay down up there.  :)



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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #88 on: July 17, 2017, 00:27 »
Nice to see her up there - and since she doesn't get to run around on the roof to strengthen her muscles and doesn't have siblings to play with and chase, I'm glad she's got the extra room in and on the nestbox!  She does look good up there  :D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #89 on: July 17, 2017, 18:05 »
Well, she wasn't on the nest box roof or even in it this morning, she was on the south pillar.  I did not see her after work but Hurricane and Sol were both perched at the bottom of the clock tower so I would imagine she is on the lower roof somewhere.





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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #90 on: July 18, 2017, 05:51 »
The amazing photos you share with your posts makes it seem I am seeing what you are seeing. Thanks RCF!  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #91 on: July 18, 2017, 11:43 »
She sure is a beauty!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #92 on: July 19, 2017, 09:50 »
I guess this girly has officially fledged! She was about a block away on a building east of the McKenzie building this morning.





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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #93 on: July 19, 2017, 09:57 »
Hurray!  Another successful fledge ;D  Thanks for keeping us up to speed, RCF!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #94 on: July 19, 2017, 14:35 »
Thanks for the great news RCF!!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2017, 18:57 »
Nice to see this single chick fledged well. Way to go, Missy!


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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2017, 19:28 »
This girly is back over at the McKenzie building this evening.  :)  She was laying down on the walkway between the two buildings when I found her.  She had been hopping back and forth from the walkway to the Annex bldg and yelling.









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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #97 on: July 19, 2017, 22:27 »
Wow! Great photos, RCF.

Thank you for all of them.


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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #98 on: July 19, 2017, 22:40 »
For those who haven't read the latest tweets - the McKenzie Seeds chick has been nicknamed "Missy" (as she isn't banded).  :)


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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #99 on: July 20, 2017, 01:16 »
Great news & great photos......thx RCF.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2017, 11:43 »
For those who haven't read the latest tweets - the McKenzie Seeds chick has been nicknamed "Missy" (as she isn't banded).  :)

As with all the peregrines, it is easier to name them when you are chasing them all over heck's half acre - that's why I call the male chick at the Radisson "little brother" (until the voting ends of course) and why as RCF has been keeping an eye on the chick this year, she nicknamed her "Missy".  We believe by its size that its a female, and in all probability we are right, but we don't really know because injury and illness blew our window to band the tot.  And without a band, there is no way to know if she survives to turn up somewhere else, we just need to keep our fingers crossed and enjoy the photos RCF is managing to get of her.  So far Missy seems to be doing everything right, which is nice to see, Hurricane and Sol haven't had many chicks together so its nice to see one thriving.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2017, 18:35 »
This morning I found Missy on the Scotia Bank Building up above the Sign preening. Later after work she was on the McKenzie building in the spot Hurricane usually likes to perch.

Up until then I hadn't seen her fly but it wasn't long before she took off and did a couple of circles around the McK bldg and ended up on the Scotia Bank bldg. She found something to eat over there and then flew back to the McK bldg. ;D  Mom and Dad were over on the communications tower.









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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2017, 18:47 »
Again, great pics, RCF!  Thanks for keeping an eye on Missy.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2017, 20:10 »
Nice to see that Missy is getting around and flying so well.  :D  She sure is a beauty!



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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2017, 18:56 »
Photos from the last few days

Missy chasing Sol





Napping in the gutter on the McK bldg.





Hanging out on the Scotia bldg. 









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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2017, 19:03 »
This morning Missy was harassing Sol on the tower.





This afternoon she was napping on the louvered ledge on the Scotia bldg.




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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #106 on: August 06, 2017, 10:17 »
Just an update on our little family of peregrines. Missy seems to be doing well, she likes to hang out on a Co-op Feeds elevator about six blocks north of the McKenzie building. It is right beside the river, a great spot for hanging out.













Hurricane





Sol



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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #107 on: August 06, 2017, 23:48 »
Thanks for the great pictures, RCF. I plan to be in Brandon later this week so will have to try & spot them.  :)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #108 on: October 05, 2017, 18:37 »
October 5 2017

Here is an update on the McKenzie falcons.

The last time I saw Missy was August 25th, she was perched on the north side roof of the McK bldg.





Sol's been gone since about September 15th. That last time I saw him he was eating on the very top of the clock tower in the early morning. He had his fill and shared the rest with Hurricane.



Hurricane left about a week earlier than usual. The last time I saw her was September 27th perched on the east Scotia sign. I took this photo on September 26th.



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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2017 / Sol & Hurricane
« Reply #109 on: October 08, 2017, 20:15 »
Thank you for the update, RCF. Hopefully all of the McKenzie Seeds Peregrines stay safe during their migration.