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McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« on: February 21, 2020, 18:06 »
Will be nice to see who turns up this year after Hurricane & Wingo Starr's successful year last year!
Hurricane usually doesn't turn up early in April, so we may have about a month and a half until the peregrines are home in Brandon.

Also news that RCF passed along - the McKenzie Seeds Building is once again for sale.  Might take a long time to sell or maybe there is someone out there that has just been waiting for it to come on the market.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 11:19 »
Yippie   8)

 It looks like Wingo Starr has made it back from migration, I got a partial band with a K and 8.  Wingo Starr has a black/ red band K/98.

 

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 11:30 »
Happy news!!!   ;D ;D :-*

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 12:05 »
This is exciting news, RCF! Thanks for the post and again your great photos.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 13:21 »
Wonderful news

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 09:06 »
Whoo hooo! Well done RCF! Welcome back Wingo!

Now we just need Hurricane to arrive home ... she was hatched in 2007 so while she is an older bird her mother Princess proved 13 isn't old either!!

May be a longer wait than we'd like however - Hurricane has never (as I recall) been an early bird in the spring!!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 12:44 »
Wingo had a very full crop this morning.


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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 14:56 »

Now we just need Hurricane to arrive home ... she was hatched in 2007 so while she is an older bird her mother Princess proved 13 isn't old either!!

May be a longer wait than we'd like however - Hurricane has never (as I recall) been an early bird in the spring!!

Hurricane was back March 29 last year, that's early for her.  Usually it's not until the first week in April when she arrives.  :)

http://www.species-at-risk.mb.ca/pefa/forum/index.php/topic,4674.msg105942.html#msg105942

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 18:52 »
Oh I'm so glad you had her return date - I couldn't find it anywhere in my records!!  ;D

And yes, the 29th is early for her ... did Wingo turn up before or after?  I have this vague memory they arrived about the same time ... but I may be mixing it up with another year and another male ...

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 19:29 »
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/1242608303810711552

Thanks RCF for letting me tweet your photo!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 08:26 »
Oh I'm so glad you had her return date - I couldn't find it anywhere in my records!!  ;D

And yes, the 29th is early for her ... did Wingo turn up before or after?  I have this vague memory they arrived about the same time ... but I may be mixing it up with another year and another male ...

We saw him about two weeks later than her, but I really think he was here a week before that and interacting with Hurricane. She had been perching on the very top of the clock tower roof peak for days and noticed she watched the sky a lot from there. It was almost like she was making herself very visible to any potential mate. 




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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 23:49 »
Interesting stuff.  Thanks for all your info!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2020, 15:31 »
Wingo

I see he has no more brown feathers on his back.

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2020, 12:15 »
Wingo is a stunning looking falcon.  :-*

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 15:50 »
Wingo is a stunning looking falcon.  :-*

Yes, he is is!  :)