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Offline The Peregrine Chick

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2320 on: October 24, 2011, 13:23 »
Thought I had posted this but maybe not  :-\ ???

One of the Brandon chicks decided to take the water route - was 90km offshore south of New Orleans a week and a bit ago and there was no land in sight under/near him.  He made it to shore in southern Mexico and is doing a wee bit of sightseeing in the area. 

The other Brandon chick's transmitter is offline and has been off for a couple of weeks.  Transmitters are notorious for malfunctioning and the hope is that it will come back online on its own.  Could also be that the chick has run into trouble except that he was in a pretty safe location when the transmitted fizzt (technical term).  Haven't had any reports, so the Rule applies, "no news is good news". 

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2319 on: October 19, 2011, 21:46 »
TPC, please thank your contact for me. I really appreciate them sharing the information on the Brandon chicks. 8)

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2318 on: October 19, 2011, 17:17 »
Well, it looks like the pigeons are getting wwwaaaaay too comfortable on the Scotia and McKenzie building.  Spring is just way too far away for my liking!

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2317 on: October 18, 2011, 19:40 »
 The last time I saw any of our falcon family, it was Hurricane on Oct 6th when I took her picture on the south light on the McKenzie building.

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2316 on: October 09, 2011, 11:45 »
Migration is an amazing phenomenon for birds but think of the Monarch butterflies, they fly to Mexico.  In the spring they have 3-4 generations of monarchs that make the migration but in the fall it is the final generation that makes the flight to Mexico from Canada!!

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2315 on: October 09, 2011, 07:10 »
Nice photo RCF...thanks  ;)

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2314 on: October 08, 2011, 22:52 »
I absolutely love the above photo of Hurricane, rcf!  8)

Ditto!  Beautiful shot rcf!

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2313 on: October 08, 2011, 22:16 »
I absolutely love the above photo of Hurricane, rcf!  8)

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2312 on: October 08, 2011, 21:27 »
It was very windy here Thursday afternoon but I saw Hurricane on the south light keeping an eye on the pigeons that were flying all around her.  I didn't see her at all on Friday, so maybe she went south finally.  She was here until October 8th last year, so she probably did leave. I hope she has a safe trip there and back.


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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2311 on: October 07, 2011, 10:02 »
Migration is truly an amazing phenomenon.

Definitely! It's funny how we know how far the various birds travel each year but, once we start thinking about "our" birds, knowing more details of where they are and how far they've travelled, somehow it seems more real. At least, that's the way it strikes me as I read the details in TPC's post.

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2310 on: October 07, 2011, 08:49 »
I agree bdbird!  And technology allows us to be a part of it - so cool!

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2309 on: October 06, 2011, 21:22 »
100km or more per day!
I always knew the birds travel great distances to get to their winter location, but when you give us these updates in real time, it gives me pause to think of the epic feat they do twice each year.
Migration is truly an amazing phenomenon.

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2308 on: October 06, 2011, 13:17 »
That's amazing! Thanks for the update, TPC. So nice to hear where they are located. 8)

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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2307 on: October 06, 2011, 11:28 »
For those who are keeping a map of the USA by their computer keyboards this migration season, the Brandon chicks are both in Arkansas at the moment though not together - one is just about at the Arkansas-Texas or Arkansas-Lousiana border.  Sorry, I don't know which is which, just their general locations ...

Sorry, meant to add - straight line distance from Brandon to the middle of Arkansas (riough average for both birds) is 1780km.  Looks like they left on September 20th so that is about 17 days of flying so averaged is about 100km/day - about the same distance, straight line from Winnipeg straight south to the US border, Brandon to the US border is about 90km straight line.  They probably have actually travelled further than that in their wanderings and I don't know the exact start/end dates for these readings, but it does give us all a rough average for interest sake.  It is likely that some days the birds flew more, others when they just hung out hunting or resting or avoiding poor weather.   
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McKenzie Seeds - 2011 / October
« Reply #2306 on: October 05, 2011, 21:35 »
Hurricane on north side ledge of Scotia building today