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Offline Liz

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2008, 18:34 »
That's really interesting -- you can see Princess's "crown" on Radisson! 

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2008, 07:51 »
Well it will not be long now. It is day 28 of tight incubation on first after  egg Day 26 on 2nd egg.   

I am thinking that anytime after June 24th. I will be keeping close watch next week. Well hopefully I can.
they are doing a great job at incubating. they have been doing a lot of up and off during the day.
We have had miserable weather so thank goodness they are in a box.
we had flooding on Tuesday with the heavy rains and hail. Looks like we are all getting nasty weather. 

I caught a nice picture of Miss radisson Edmonton . I have more eloquent ones but I thought these were cute.  no one has ever got back to me as to whether I can post pictures or not. I have so many so If this is not allowed you have to let me know!!!





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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2008, 08:59 »
Great shots!  I've been checking in on her daily as well to make sure she's okay especially after all the rukus to get that nest  :-\

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2008, 11:33 »
Great Pics, Thanks!!! - It's nice to know that one of 'Our' Radisson family is doing well!! - I'll have to check out those pics more often!!  ;D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2008, 17:59 »
Bev, since TPC noted Radisson's similarities to Princess and didn't say, "Tsk tsk", I don't think you have to worry about posting photos. 

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008, 08:25 »
I've got mom up on my desktop at work today since this is the week potentially.  She's been fidgety this morning and I've seen the 2 eggs clearly -she keeps getting up and staring at the them.  Of course it could be the sun blinding her since it's right in the box right now.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008, 09:41 »
You are right Carly. the male was on this morning when I got up at 5:30 edmonton time and he was of and on them also

Since the female came in at 07:16 she has been off and checking and fanning them and siting behind them and rotating around while still on them .

She has been in the same position now for 10 minutes and that is the first since she came in. 
I do not think it will be today as it not 33 days yet but they come when they come..
We had lots of rain yesterday but it is supposed to be warm today



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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2008, 10:15 »
Great shots Bev!  I'm going to keep her up all day from now on, I hope both of them hatch successfully! 

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2008, 17:12 »
I cannot see any pipped yet but she is up and down all  day so far.  trying to keep them from hatching too far apart ,maybe.  It is almost like she is talking to them sometimes.

here is one of her almost doing a head stand in the corner Sorry, I did a clickable one


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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2008, 17:24 »
Wow I missed the hand-stand, maybe she had an itchy head - you know sometimes you get an itch and you just cant' reach it  ??? 

That probably sounds silly I know but would there be reason she'd do that or is she just stretching?  I must confess ignorance about the incubation phase, when our pair had their eggs here the web cam was at a distance so I never got to see the eggs close up like this.

Also when you refer to the piping, do you mean like a kind of line across the egg?  Cause I did see kind of a squigly  line on one of them this morning or I thought I did but then I thought nah..must just be the reflection of the sun.
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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2008, 23:23 »
that squiggly line has been there since she laid the egg.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2008, 00:46 »
Pipping is the process by the chick to start getting out of the egg.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2008, 09:40 »
She's up and down again this morning, she is really a beautiful bird.   :)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2008, 10:20 »
by my calculations this is day 32  tight incubation for egg 1 and day 30 for egg 2 so i am thinking anytime after today.  I figured yesterday was too soon. now  they come when they come and she is very antsy the last couple of days. i do no see any pipping yet
yes she is beautiful an our male is not too shabby. Very handsome. I will look for a nice picture of him .

this is probably her first clutch so she knows not what to expect.but she has a good male to help her.  these birds fascinate me as to their incredible instincts. 
 a few from this morning 




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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2008, 10:31 »
I just wanted to add here that I am no biologist. i have just learned like all of you from observing the cams at different sites and then looking things up and having people explain things to me. 

a well known biologist told me that just when you think you have them figured out they surprise you, so i never say never.
I am a lover of all nature and of the falcons and eagles