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Offline dupre501

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2013, 20:34 »
Thanks!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2013, 06:20 »
Definitely a Merlin.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2013, 20:12 »
Not a peregrine. Right place, wrong bird.

Tracey, is this a red-tailed hawk?

5:30 p.m. today.


Nope, by the size its a Merlin.
So you were absolutely right, wrong bird, right place :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2013, 19:28 »
Not a peregrine. Right place, wrong bird.

Tracey, is this a red-tailed hawk?

5:30 p.m. today.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 00:54 »
A few of the crows hanging out by the Tower on March 12.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2013, 23:38 »
Spotted a bird on the south side of the diner. Wasn't sure which kind of bird, but not a crow. I lifted my camera to zoom in and get closer look when my batteries crapped out. Very quickly replaced the batteries, looked up and the bird was GONE - ahhhhhhh!

Scanned the area and a bird was soaring high and headed east-ish. Lost sight of it.

Did find a huge flock (murder) of crows relatively close to the Tower.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2013, 14:23 »
Hmmm, I'll bet it was the red-tail that I saw!

I commiserate with your driving issues TPC. It's hard bird-watching and having to look out for the darned traffic in that area too. :)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 13:36 »
There was a red-tailed hawk in the Polo Park area end of last week, got a good look at it across from the Clarion Hotel (the apartments on the south-side of Portage) and it had a rosy/rusty coloured breast.  Darn near caused me to drive off the road and into the Assiniboine River!  Have been watching the WW site pretty intensely for the last week after Cooper's initial bird sighting but nothing in any of the usual spots until this red-tail.  With BirdNut's sighting at HSC though, maybe maybe.  If we can figure out who's at HSC it would narrow down the possibilities ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2013, 19:02 »
Cool. I didn't recall that one was seen so early!

It was all there in black and white   http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/peregrines_2012

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2013, 09:23 »
Out for a run between 2 and 3 yesterday. There was a large raptor circling the diner. Couldn't identify what it was but was very exciting! Maybe this was Cooper's mystery PF???

Hmmm... Saturday morning, about 10:00 a.m. I saw large bird sitting on southeast corner of Clarion Hotel. I would have said it could be a PF except that his/her chest was quite a rosy beige - not as pale as I would have thought. Of course it could have been sunlight tricks. Silhouette was falcon-like but I think a bit larger than the bird I saw before. Was keeping my mouth shut about it, lest you all think Cooper's just hallucinating, until I saw your post this morning. Maybe we saw the same bird.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2013, 20:55 »
Oh my goodness!!  Could it be?!? :o

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013, 20:20 »
Cool. I didn't recall that one was seen so early!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2013, 19:24 »
Out for a run between 2 and 3 yesterday. There was a large raptor circling the diner. Couldn't identify what it was but was very exciting! Maybe this was Cooper's mystery PF???

 ;D 8)

Well, it very well could be a peregrine since one was spotted last season on March 12/ 2012 by Mother Hen. Pam took a photo and she posted it on the forum. Here is the link.

http://www.species-at-risk.mb.ca/projects/pfrp/forum/programs/index.php/topic,3080.msg82397.html#msg82397

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2013, 18:15 »
Out for a run between 2 and 3 yesterday. There was a large raptor circling the diner. Couldn't identify what it was but was very exciting! Maybe this was Cooper's mystery PF???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2013 / January - March
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2013, 16:50 »
I wish I had something more to report. But no more sightings yet. I look every morning on my way to work and there has been nobody there when I've gone by. I try to look on the way home too, but often sunset in the eyes or darkness prevents me have having a real good look.

I'd really like it if someone else caught the next glimpse (and soon!). So keep looking!   :)