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Offline MayShowers

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2013, 16:01 »
This might be a silly question, but I was wondering how age of chicks comes into consideration when it comes to banding them.  Today the chick (Zoom) at Columbus was banded and the four chicks at Pennsylvania were also banded but there is a considerable age difference between them.  I think Zoom is around 21 days old and the four chicks are around 30 days old.  (I'm sorry if this was asked and answered previously).

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2012, 22:05 »
Yes, hope you are well soon, TPC.

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2012, 22:04 »

have been battling a chest cold so not quite as quick as usual right now  :P




Speedy recovery TPC!

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2012, 05:39 »
I look forward to this. Speedy recovery from that chest cold. Happy New year and good health in 2013.

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2012, 14:41 »
TPC, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Getting very close to 2013. Can you say when maintenance will happen? How long? And most importantly, when we will see the countdown? Happy New Year!

Don't know that I will need to shut down the Forum for maintenance this year as traffic for the last month has been pretty quiet.  So long as the quiet continues, I should have everything updated and cleaned up in January.

As for the countdown timer, I will post a notice when its up and running.  Couple of updates to the website and the timer is included in those updates.  Probably around New Years ... would like to have it up and running on New Year's but have been battling a chest cold so not quite as quick as usual right now  :P

Have some new coding for the countdown timer which I'm also going to see if it will work here on the Forum, no guarantees but maybe ...

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2012, 14:17 »
TPC, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Getting very close to 2013. Can you say when maintenance will happen? How long? And most importantly, when we will see the countdown? Happy New Year!

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2012, 19:29 »
Hi Tracey, just a curious thought.  Now that day light hours have been decreasing, and the temperature too.  Will our PF's be leaving us soon for a warmer/more southern climate?

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2012, 20:32 »
Sorry TPC, not a question, but it is such fine praise of the peregrine and its hunting, that I wanted to add it where it was close to the conversation about "ours" providing food.

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2012, 20:29 »
From P.A. Taverner's 1940 edition of Birds of Canada

I love this quote:

"An accomplished killer of wild fowl, the Peregrine is a thorough sportsman in its hunting, and captures its game by direct irresistible attack, or straight pursuit, instead of craft surprise, and, as a sportsman and an historical character, can claim some indulgence from human rivals.  There should be enough game in this country to support so picturesque a character without arousing the jealousy of other hunters."
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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2012, 20:13 »

 the Radisson chicks do get fed more but that's not because they need more, its because Ivy's a killing machine.  Mostly chicks are a little hungry at times during the day.  At the Radisson, we have chicks burping and waddling away from food - that is not the norm. 

Great description of the feeding schedule at the Radisson. They certainly were well fed. ;)

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2012, 16:28 »
Thanks Tracey!

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2012, 14:56 »
Hey Tracey, this morning I spotted a Falcon in the Silver Heights area it was perched in an ornamental plum tree, I also spotted a sparrow. So, curious if the Falcon may have been eyeing up the sparrow for lunch. :D  Unsure if it was just a sparrow hawk, or a juvie Peregrine Falcon (I Don't think they could fly this far, they still are quite young.)  But, had similar brown markings like our Juvie Peregrines.

The bird you were looking at sounds like a Merlin falcon.  They are urban nesting birds that mostly look like juvenile peregrines, just smaller.  And they sound like peregrines just a bit higher in pitch.  They don't build nests, rather they take over old crows' nests in the spring.  Their chicks look just like peregrine chicks, incubation and development patterns are the same, usually just a bit shorter.  They don't hunt entirely like the peregrines because they hunt closer to the trees and ground.  They are woodland specialists and are very cool to watch.

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2012, 14:11 »
Hey Tracey, this morning I spotted a Falcon in the Silver Heights area it was perched in an ornamental plum tree, I also spotted a sparrow. So, curious if the Falcon may have been eyeing up the sparrow for lunch. :D  Unsure if it was just a sparrow hawk, or a juvie Peregrine Falcon (I Don't think they could fly this far, they still are quite young.)  But, had similar brown markings like our Juvie Peregrines.

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2012, 10:57 »
And I think that that amazing lineage is showing itself in these four fine young birds who are almost ready to take off! :)

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Re: Ask the Peregrine Chick - How it Works
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2012, 10:30 »
Why yes, yes I am.
I also appreciate the lineage echoed in the names you have given the males.