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Offline carly

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« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2011, 18:54 »
Woohoo...welcome home Beau  :-* :-*  Thanks TPC!

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« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2011, 17:43 »
Dennis was snapping photos again today as I was doing all the hard work  ;) but it was worth it.  I can confirm that Jules' Beau is home. 

According to staff in the building, he was first seen on Monday with Jules at last year's nestsite.  I didn't see them on the cam nor did Dennis or I see either of them when we went past there on Monday, nor early on Tuesday, so kudos to you Des for being in the right place at the absolute right time!

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« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2011, 13:28 »
Going by tonight at 6:40....Two sentinels by the west winnipeg nest!  Somebody is there with Jules! 
Well, let's hope it's her beau, "Beau"! ;)

Oh I hope so too, they were so sweet together  :-*

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« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2011, 12:52 »
Going by tonight at 6:40....Two sentinels by the west winnipeg nest!  Somebody is there with Jules! 
Well, let's hope it's her beau, "Beau"! ;)

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« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2011, 05:32 »
Yahoo Des, thanks for checking the site and great spotting.

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« Reply #59 on: April 05, 2011, 22:31 »
That's good news, Des!

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« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2011, 22:29 »
Going by tonight at 6:40....Two sentinels by the west winnipeg nest!  Somebody is there with Jules! 
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« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2011, 21:52 »
I hope she doesn't become impatient and start giving these passers-by the "hairy eyeball".
LOL! ;)

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« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2011, 19:06 »
I hope she doesn't become impatient and start giving these passers-by the "hairy eyeball".

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« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2011, 16:04 »
I hope he comes home soon..

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« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2011, 12:40 »
Dennis reported earlier this morning that Jules was waiting patiently for her boyfriend at the B&B.

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« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2011, 16:52 »
Yes, thank you, TPC.  :)

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« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2011, 13:24 »
Thank you, great explanation.

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« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2011, 13:01 »
Or imagine a small width wedding band...it would be very small print  :)
This sounds like a different type of band than what I remember seeing placed on chicks (although I have very limited experience with this). Is this unusual? Are there specific places where they use these bands? It sounds like you would have to be actually holding the leg in your hand to be able to read it.

Jules' band is called a "ring band" or a "breeders band".  Its not used on birds for release, rather birds in breeding programs or falconry birds.  Until we know technically who she is and where she came from, we can only speculate on why she still has it on.  A possible explanation is that she was a falconry bird or part of a breeding program and it was decided to release her and she wasn't given the coloured/aluminimum bands we put on all our birds.  Could have been an accident, oversight or maybe she managed to escape during banding.  The other explanation is that she's an escaped falconry bird, but many falconry birds (or maybe all of them now) have radio transmitters on them so that they can be tracked down by the falconer.  Falconers spend alot of time care for and flying their birds on a daily basis so they take care to keep track of them in case they get into trouble.

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« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2011, 10:35 »
This sounds like a different type of band than what I remember seeing placed on chicks (although I have very limited experience with this). Is this unusual? Are there specific places where they use these bands? It sounds like you would have to be actually holding the leg in your hand to be able to read it.

I was thinking the same thing too, bcf.