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Offline carly

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 13:28 »
Thanks for the photo link reminder TPC and Dennis.  I'll always remember TPC , Vepser and the bucket.  To this day I think of that and chuckle.   :-*

Offline Kinderchick

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 13:15 »
Well, our little Vesper certainly was a feisty one and who can ever forget her St. Regis Hotel visit?! 8) ;) That's certainly one of my fondest memories of her! :) Still, very sad to lose her. :'(

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2011, 12:43 »
Here are some great photos Bccs took of Vesper when she fledged on July 7th, 2009

http://www.pbase.com/speciesatrisk/radisson_0907


Thanks for passing these along Bccs! 

Offline msdolittle

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2011, 11:24 »
That's very sad.  Little Vesper landed TPC on the news too.

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 10:05 »
 :'(
Such sad news.  She was so cute to watch.  Always made me smile. RIP sweet Vesper.  :'(

Offline dodobird

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 07:59 »
Well said, GCG.

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 04:08 »
 :'( Although the following verse is often said when we lose someone, it can be also said for our Radisson Royals, "When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure". R.I.P, Vesper.

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 02:58 »
So sorry to hear this. I loved watching her knock Princess and Trey off the Radisson sign, yelling at them the whole time. Still makes me smile.

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 23:19 »
We now know that two of the three 2009 Radisson chicks have survived at least 18 months - another feather in Trey's & Princess' caps.  There has been at least one chick from everyone of their nests spotted and usually nesting - a record that none of our other resident pairs has matched (you can see which/who on the first post on this thread).

Ty was spotted here in October, now we have a report on Vesper.  If we are lucky, we will see Ty again this year somewhere.  Maybe even Tupper if we are very very lucky ...

Offline sami

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 22:56 »
Poor little Vesper. Not the kind of sighting that we really want to hear about. I'm not sure but what I'd rather be left wondering "what happened to".

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 22:14 »
Very sad news.  As Carly said, at least this is confirmation that Vesper survived past her first year.

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 21:56 »
rest in peace

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 20:51 »
Sad news indeed...on a positive note, that's why they have bands not only to track their migration but to ID birds.
A few photos of Vesper can be seen at this link, near the bottom of the gallery...just look for the bright pink shirt that TPC had on that morning  8)

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/peregrines_2009

Cheers !

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 20:26 »
I don't have any details, don't even know if the plane was in motion when she fit it/it hit her. 

One thing is that it does seem like an odd time for her to be hanging out in Texas, as far as we know, our kids go much further south.  May have to go check my sightings records and see when we've had other observations/deaths in the winter. 

And as far as we know, this is only the second time we've had a confirmed aircraft strike since 1981 - the other report was at an airport in New York City back in the early 1990s if I remember correctly.

Offline susha

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Re: A Death in the Family - Vesper
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 20:10 »
That is just too sad!  %^&*$# planes! >:(

R.I.P. little Vesper :-*

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