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Offline carly

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #156 on: August 18, 2009, 13:22 »
Big girl hit the building and slid...doesn't appear hurt though according to the latest update. 

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #155 on: August 18, 2009, 12:28 »
Dgif quote: we have three very strong fliers. Saw Ethel come in for a superb landing on the roof. Saw the other girl fly from corner to corner before she made her first strong flight.
So far so good, only wish I could have seen them leave the cage.

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #154 on: August 18, 2009, 12:25 »
on BCAW they are saying that all three have fledged!  Someone from the board is on the fledge watch I think so they are getting updates!  I just came home and wanted to see them and voila..they are free!  :-*

some great photos over there of after the chicks left the cage..!

Start here for details and photos of the days events so far!

http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=37&start=380
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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #153 on: August 18, 2009, 12:22 »
Apparently the one on the cam fledged a few minutes ago. Not sure about the other female.

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #152 on: August 18, 2009, 11:57 »
This is what they posted:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Fledged!
The male has fledged! He took strong flight gaining altitude before landing atop the Riverfront Plaza west tower to rest and enjoy a new perspective. Both of the females have left the pen. 02/AD is perched on the ledge and 03/AD is perched atop the camera housing. We will post more updates later today.

posted by VDGIF Wildlife Biologist at 11:51 AM


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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #151 on: August 18, 2009, 09:01 »
Here is the water bottle 10 am


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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #150 on: August 17, 2009, 17:42 »
There's an article in the Times-Dispatch today about the opening of the cage door tomorrow:

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/article/FALC17_20090816-220008/286498/

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #149 on: August 17, 2009, 14:36 »
Tks Pchemist for the info, glad I asked as I thought they were ahead of us in time. Am anxious to see what happens when that door opens, but am wondering how much we will actually get to see. I'm not sure how much area that cam is going to cover, so it might be a wasted effort trying to see anything. 

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #148 on: August 16, 2009, 23:35 »
Richmond is on Eastern time, as I recall.  so an hour before Winnipeg.

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #147 on: August 16, 2009, 22:19 »
They sure look ready to go. I wonder if they'll all take off right away.

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #146 on: August 16, 2009, 14:47 »
Well Tuesday morning is the day the door on the cage will be opened. They say once the trigger mechanism is attached, it takes 2-4 hours for the door to open. The temp on Tuesday is supposed to be in the 90's so will probably not take the longest time to melt the ice. On the site they are estimating between 9 and noon Richmond time. Does anyone know what is the time difference?

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #145 on: August 12, 2009, 22:48 »
All three lined up as if they are watching for the bars to be raised and they can escape................

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #144 on: August 12, 2009, 19:54 »
Very happy to read they are having a fledge watch for these guys.  that news makes me feel a lot better! 

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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #143 on: August 12, 2009, 18:58 »
They really want to get out of that cage . . .

 

 

 

 




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Re: Richmond - 2009 / Ozzie & Harriet
« Reply #142 on: August 11, 2009, 21:46 »
It seems to me that these three juvies are being watched very carefully...GREAT NEWS!!!!
I can't wait to hear/read about all the excitement that's about to come.... 8)