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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 13:23 »
no one here this year.

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 12:46 »
no one here this year.

Oh no, we have birds here - just not sure what's going to happen!  Hart is back - first bird back in fact.  Second bird back was Faith and they have been thick as thieves for a month.  Until she lays an egg however, can't say that she is taking over for Joli because she's also been seen (last time yesterday) at the West Winnipeg nestbox with Ty.  Time will tell ... no cams yet so we've been doing it old school I'm afraid.

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 12:48 »
And yes, old-school or not, we have confirmed Hart and Faith by their bands.

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 09:08 »
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/988415175341608960

New females at sites are always a bit twitchy - some latch right onto a box - like Faith when she first arrived, and Beatrix before her and now it seems Ella.  This site was originally settled if you like by Cowboy and Joli's sister Katherine (Kate) but they sidn't nested successfully - maybe not at all since we didn't find eggs or remains of eggs.   Then Joli took over for Kate and Cowboy went back to where he and Kate had been snooping around the year before and presto, we found eggs on concrete.  Eggs most certainly wouldn't have survived there - they would have rolled and cracked and that would have been the end of it - and perhaps that is what happened to Kate the year before.  In any case, we were able to slip a temporary box underneath the eggs and Joli popped into the box as we were leaving and that was that, she had "her spot".  Faith knows the nestsite but she didn't choose the location, this is Hart's home, the same way it was Cowboy's when Joli replaced Kate.  Now we will just have to see what transpires - hopefully all will go well for Hart and Faith.

And the fight with Ella won't have helped things ... the year Beau and Ty fought at West Winnipeg, Beatrix laid 4 eggs but only 2 chicks - for a bird her age, bloodline and past record, only two chicks from 4 eggs was mostly likely a result of stress of territorial conflict even though the actual fight was between Ty and Beau.  This will be Ella's first year and Faith's third, so it will be interesting to see what may be the result.

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 17:26 »
Thank you for the additional info, TPC. Hopefully Faith and Ella will manage to work things out before any serious injuries occur. I noticed you mentioned Logan had no cams yet (in an earlier post). Are you expecting a cam soon?

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 15:39 »
Thank you for the additional info, TPC. Hopefully Faith and Ella will manage to work things out before any serious injuries occur. I noticed you mentioned Logan had no cams yet (in an earlier post). Are you expecting a cam soon?

We have been viewing on borrowed time I'm afraid and now we are having to replace the viewing equipment and software.  Takes a surprisingly large amount of time to get it set up and working properly (glad Eye-Spy is responsible for that part!).  We had to start with Radisson and then we moved onto Logan.  Radisson has had some hiccups and there is some safety work being done at Logan so we are trying to keep an eye on Faith and Hart without disturbing them.  Doesn't help that Faith is/was all jazzed up about losing the West Wpg nest to Ella!!  Anywho, yes, we hope to have the cameras up and operating again soon but no idea when specifically.  In the meantime it is old school monitoring for us (me, Dennis & Wowser)!  ;D

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2018, 04:24 »
Any news on whether Faith is around and has claimed this site or if Hart has moved on with a new lady love?

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2018, 14:44 »
Faith is around and it looks like she is going to forego nesting in the nestbox this year ... we suspect they have chosen another spot but they haven't started incubating yet.  Because this is their first year together and Faith's first on-site, we aren't going to go check where we suspect they are until they start nesting.  Given her fight with Ella, Faith doesn't need more stress until she lays.  When we checked on them, they hadn't started incubating so by next week they definitely should be.  So far so good though.

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2018, 19:34 »
Joli will always be Dennis' favourite but even at West Winnipeg, Faith would let Dennis photograph her before trying to kill him  ;D

This year she did what Joli used to do for Dennis - glare balefully at him as a warning not to interfere with her nestbox ... he didn't of course, but he did take some amazing photos of her ... this one I liked, in part because of the snow ... in part the "you are here because I tolerate you" stare ...

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/993284199540056070

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Re: Logan - 2018 / Hart & Spencer
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2018, 09:25 »
when we had two severe fights  at Bell, it put tour falcon off course fo r 2 weeks.