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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #454 on: July 20, 2011, 20:57 »
Well it is hot as hadies here in Ontario too and I don't have AC.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #453 on: July 20, 2011, 19:58 »

Humidity is playing havoc in my home  :'(, still working on it

Oh no!  :-[ Please don't tell us you don't have AC!  :-[

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #452 on: July 20, 2011, 18:17 »

And yes, I will have video on YouTube tonight - will post a note here when they are up.  :)

Still waiting to see our little Polo... :D

Humidity is playing havoc in my home  :'(, still working on it

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #451 on: July 20, 2011, 18:16 »
Did you band last years chicks on the right leg too?

Last year's WW chicks, yes.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #450 on: July 20, 2011, 18:02 »

And yes, I will have video on YouTube tonight - will post a note here when they are up.  :)

Still waiting to see our little Polo... :D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #449 on: July 20, 2011, 17:58 »
Great pictures. I do have a question.
Isn't Polo's black band on the wrong leg?
He has it on the left leg.
The other chicks are on the right.

Other way around, their bands are on the left, his is on the right.  Its a way to identify him from the others quickly ...

I see, so it doesn't matter what leg? Why would you need to identify him quickly?

Generally banders tend to be consistent with which band they put on which leg.  We have two nests in relatively close proximity and in a month, all our chicks will be up and flying in basically the same air space.  When we are trying to identify who is who after everyone has fledged, knowing that Polo's black band is on his right leg can speed up the identification process.

Did you band last years chicks on the right leg too?

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #448 on: July 20, 2011, 17:55 »
Great pictures. I do have a question.
Isn't Polo's black band on the wrong leg?
He has it on the left leg.
The other chicks are on the right.

Other way around, their bands are on the left, his is on the right.  Its a way to identify him from the others quickly ...

I see, so it doesn't matter what leg? Why would you need to identify him quickly?

Generally banders tend to be consistent with which band they put on which leg.  We have two nests in relatively close proximity and in a month, all our chicks will be up and flying in basically the same air space.  When we are trying to identify who is who after everyone has fledged, knowing that Polo's black band is on his right leg can speed up the identification process.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #447 on: July 20, 2011, 17:51 »
Great pictures. I do have a question.
Isn't Polo's black band on the wrong leg?
He has it on the left leg.
The other chicks are on the right.

Other way around, their bands are on the left, his is on the right.  Its a way to identify him from the others quickly ...

I see, so it doesn't matter what leg? Why would you need to identify him quickly?

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #446 on: July 20, 2011, 17:07 »
Polo's crop looks full.  Glad he's been well fed!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #445 on: July 20, 2011, 13:42 »
Oh yes!!  I've been asked in Brandon many times if I was watching planes or looking for UFO's, or they just walk by, look up and then give you funny look.  ::)  ;D  :P

But then there are the ones who are interested, who want to know more -- those ones can make it really interesting.  8)

Yes, I have also met the interested people too.  :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #444 on: July 20, 2011, 12:28 »
Wonderful pictures Dennis ;D Polo is most adorable.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #443 on: July 20, 2011, 07:53 »
Oh yes!!  I've been asked in Brandon many times if I was watching planes or looking for UFO's, or they just walk by, look up and then give you funny look.  ::)  ;D  :P

But then there are the ones who are interested, who want to know more -- those ones can make it really interesting.  8)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #442 on: July 19, 2011, 22:31 »
Just got back from checking on Jules and Beau.  When we got there Jules was on the letter P. She sat there for a long time preening herself and then she moved to the U.  All of a sudden Beau came around the corner of the building and sat on R (I think).  They were sqwaking at each other for awhile and then Jules turned her back on Beau.  They kind of took turn flying around the building and then Jules landed on the corner and sat there for quite awhile.  Beau was still on the letters.  There was an truck there for some electric company and the two guys kept looking at us and finally their curiousity got the best of them and they had to come over and see what we were doing.  He asked if we were watching the planes coming in and then we would race to the airport to see who got there first.  We told him to look up and he says "your watching birds, what do you expect them to do"  We said fly and gave a brief bit of information.  I am sure he thought we were nuts as he walked away.  Oh well.

Oh yes!!  I've been asked in Brandon many times if I was watching planes or looking for UFO's, or they just walk by, look up and then give you funny look.  ::)  ;D  :P


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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #441 on: July 19, 2011, 21:51 »
Great pictures. I do have a question.
Isn't Polo's black band on the wrong leg?
He has it on the left leg.
The other chicks are on the right.

Other way around, their bands are on the left, his is on the right.  Its a way to identify him from the others quickly ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2011 / July
« Reply #440 on: July 19, 2011, 21:49 »
Good line... ;)