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Re: Radisson - 2020 / Pip & Ella
« Reply #255 on: July 05, 2020, 23:18 »
No sightings of the kids yet I guess? - Seems like they fledged so fast, hope they're ok.

They were out of the box at the right age for the Radisson and we have had other chicks fledge and never come back on-camera in the past.  We have also had chicks - Logan comes to mind where the chicks left the box and never went back to it but mostly stayed close by.  The ledge cam this year is only about halfway down the ledge and the chicks have a hole through the louvres where they can go in and get away from the sun when they want.  New situation for us and because there is no way to predict whether chicks will hang out at the box or ditch it immediately, its hard to tell.  As for fledging, they would be the right age for that too now, so it might be that when next we see them its because they fly back to the nestbox or like some of their predecessors (Hurricane is an excellent example) the last we see of them is their wings going out and off they go!  But we are going to see if we can spot them this week - hard to do from the ground and hot weather will make them tuck down in the shade so it will be even harder to spot them.  Having said that, Ella & Pip are still at the Radisson, so the chicks are likely closer rather than further away ...

More news when/if we have it.   

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Re: Radisson - 2020 / Pip & Ella
« Reply #256 on: July 07, 2020, 08:41 »
Looks like the cleanest nest box ever!!  ;D - Would like to have seen them stick around a bit..... but wherever you are, best of luck Lucius & Pericles!!!!  :-*

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Re: Radisson - 2020 / Pip & Ella
« Reply #258 on: July 07, 2020, 11:52 »
Looks like the cleanest nest box ever!!  ;D - Would like to have seen them stick around a bit..... but wherever you are, best of luck Lucius & Pericles!!!!  :-*

Dennis & I made an early morning run out to the Radisson to see what we could see and besides watching Ella & Pip chase pigeons (they weren't hunting seriously - they gave up too quickly) and harass the window-washers setting up on the Kensington Building kitty-corner from the east-side nestledge.  Pip seems to like the top corners of the hotel for perching - like her Grandmother (Princess) Ella likes the communication tower - both gave them excellent sight-lines to watch the window-washers.

As for the chicks - they are fine.  We spotted one of the boys on the roof of the new Police HQ on Graham and then spotted his brother on a comm tower also on the HQ - will have to wait until Dennis processes his photos to know who was who!  Both chicks looked very comfortable and first boy flew across the roof and then up to the upper roof where his brother was with little or no problem so my guess is they have been flying for 3-4 days now.

So all good news  ;D

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Re: Radisson - 2020 / Pip & Ella
« Reply #260 on: July 07, 2020, 12:35 »
Happiness is finding the lost boys!  Thanks for the update.

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Re: Radisson - 2020 / Pip & Ella
« Reply #261 on: July 07, 2020, 16:30 »
It is wonderful news that you have found the fledglings! 

Go boys Go! :-*

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Re: Radisson - 2020 / Pip & Ella
« Reply #262 on: July 07, 2020, 18:29 »
Great news you’ve found the boys & they are doing well.  :)