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Offline Linder

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Thanks Des for the info, I just finished listening to the interview. It was really interesting and I'm glad you provided the info on how to find it  8) 8)

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Hi Cocoa,

Yup, that's me, haven't heard it myself yet ...

As for the comments section on CBC, I believe they are looking into another communication format - the comments section doesn't work so well in this case as it can be difficult to follow questions/comments in a chronological way.  Its one of the reasons we have this Forum, it allows for real-time conversations/questions.  I do know that we are going to try regularly schedule online chats for questions ... keep an eye on the CBC site for more information.

If you want to join in on the conversation about the Radisson peregrines you can check out the  Radisson Peregrines thread or you can post questions in the Ask the Peregrine Chick

Hope this helps!
« Last Edit: May 14, 2010, 19:32 by The Peregrine Chick »

Offline RCF

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Thank you, des for the link.  :)

Offline Kinderchick

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Just listened to the podcast interview with our very own Peregrine Chick on CBC "As It Happens". What a great interview, Tracy! :D And thanks to des for the link. ;)

Offline bcbird

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Thanks, Des, it was great to get right to the interview.
Love that Tracy busted us!
"Oh, yes, some people get quite caught up..... even recognize personalities of the birds."

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Yes, thank you for the link, des!  :D I just listened to the podcast. It was great! I noticed that that TPC failed to mention the actual biological relationship between Princess & Ivy! LOL! Maybe that would have been too much of a soap opera!  ;)

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Here's the podcast link (http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/podcast.html) for those who missed the original ...

... like one of their modified soap opera names: Guiding Flight  :D
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Offline allikat

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Great little interview/explanation about our Manitoba Peregrines Tracy!

I smiled through the entire interview!  Thank you.   ;D

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News 2010 - "Winnipeg Falcons Hatch 4 Chicks"
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2010, 22:01 »
Winnipeg falcons hatch 4 chicks
CBC News (May 2010)

There are four new falcon chicks in Winnipeg, hatched this week on the rooftop of a downtown hotel.  The downy white chicks can be viewed live via webcam dubbed the Falcon Cam attached near the nest.  The camera is a project involving CBC Manitoba, Shaw Cable Systems and the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project.

Various pairs of the peregrine falcons have been nesting on the hotel since 1989 and the webcam has been there since 2006, enabling people around the world to observe the tender and sometimes tragic first few weeks of the new families.

The parents of many of those chicks over the years, Trey and Princess, were together since 2004 and at least one of their offspring has survived every year and has been spotted nesting elsewhere in the city.

But this time around, Princess has a new mate, according to Tracy Maconachie, a conservation biologist who has co-ordinated Manitoba's Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project for 17 years.  Her partner now is Ivy, who has been living in west Winnipeg since 2007.

"If all goes well, this will be his first successful nest and her sixth," Maconachie said.

Like a soap opera plot, Ivy's ex-mate, Jules, also has a new mate in her life by the name of Beau. They are living on the city's west side.

The third known peregrine pair in the province is in Brandon. The female, Hurricane, has been there for some time but she, too, has a new boyfriend, named Brooklyn, said Maconachie.

Struck by tragedy

The genders of the latest falcon brood won't be known until they are banded in a few weeks.  They are living in a nestbox perched 30 storeys above downtown on the Radisson Hotel. That is the original nesting location, although between 2007 and 2009, Trey and Princess set up on a ledge jutting out from the hotel's 13th floor.

In June 2008, heavy rains flooded the ledge and drowned three chicks. A Winnipeg firefighter rappelled down the side of the building in a dramatic rescue attempt to pluck the chicks from the water but was too late.  Condolences for the falcons were posted on the Falcon Cam's comment section by people from Australia, Japan, the United States, Canada and the U.K.

And in 2007, one of four chicks belonging to the same falcon pair fell to its death from the rooftop nestbox.

In 2006, one chick was killed when it hit a building on its inaugural flight.

All three chicks from 2009 survived to leave the nest, although one learned a hard lesson when it tested its wings for the first time.  She flew off the Radisson Hotel onto the nearby St. Regis Hotel, and then discovered gravity as she plummeted straight down to the street pavement.  She was not terribly hurt and was returned to the nest by Maconachie.  Over the years, the falcons have experienced spring, snowstorms, ice storms and fierce windstorms, but they continue to come back.

The chicks will be dependent on their parents for food until some time in July, when they will learn to hunt on their own and permanently leave the nest.  Until then, the Falcon Cam will be streaming live, 24 hours a day.

Click the link at the top right of this page or look for the Falcon Cam in the list of CBC Manitoba features on the website.


http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/05/26/mb-falcon-cam-chicks-hatch-winnipeg.html?ref=rss#ixzz0pBnSkx2f
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News 2011 - Popular CBC 'Falcon Cam' goes live
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2011, 16:28 »
Popular CBC 'Falcon Cam' goes live
CBC News - 10 May 2011

CBC is once again teaming with the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project to offer a bird's eye view of Manitoba's famous nesting peregrine falcons.

The popular 'Falcon Cam' went live online Tuesday, offering continuous views of two Winnipeg-based birds in their nesting box on the roof of the city's Radisson Hotel. The birds, Princess and Ivy, are incubating four eggs which are expected to hatch later this month.

A second camera is being brought online soon, where viewers can also watch another pair of peregines Hurricane and Brooklyn in Brandon, Man. They too have four eggs. And, for the first time, the Winnipeg camera also includes audio.

Various pairs of peregrine falcons have been nesting on the Winnipeg hotel ledge since 1989. Peregrine pairs have nested in Brandon since the early 1990s.

The Peregrine Falcon Cam has been popular among online viewers. In 2009, the nesting birds drew more than 2 million views.

The peregrine falcon is considered the fastest creature on Earth, reaching speeds of more than 300 km/h in a dive, with nostrils so adept at breathing during its dives that scientists mimicked the function for use in fighter jets.

In Canada and the United States, it is illegal to kill peregrines or disrupt their nests.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2011/05/10/mb--peregrine-falcon-cam.html

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Re: News 2011 - Popular CBC 'Falcon Cam' goes live
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2011, 18:13 »
Yippee for the camera and SOUND!!  Just saw Kinderchick (and TPC, of course) on CBC news. 

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Re: News 2011 - Popular CBC 'Falcon Cam' goes live
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2011, 18:35 »
Great interview TPC.........what an interesting classroom you have kinderchick!.......and truly love the streaming video of Princess and Ivy.  Good job CBC, TPC, ES, and Dennis (for all the wonderfull still pictures.) ;D

Offline Doreen

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Re: News 2011 - Popular CBC 'Falcon Cam' goes live
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2011, 19:25 »
Great job!  ;D

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Re: News 2011 - Popular CBC 'Falcon Cam' goes live
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2011, 20:17 »
Great interview TPC.........what an interesting classroom you have kinderchick!.......and truly love the streaming video of Princess and Ivy.  Good job CBC, TPC, ES, and Dennis (for all the wonderfull still pictures.) ;D

I totally agree. Great job kinderchick

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Re: News 2011 - Popular CBC 'Falcon Cam' goes live
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2011, 20:55 »
Missed it, if anyone finds a link perhaps you could post it as it would be nice to see  :)