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Offline RCF

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2011, 20:49 »
Alice is still here, she was laying down on the lower catwalk halfway up the tower when I first saw her and then she sat up. It was very gusty here this afternoon and she would be out of the wind in that spot.  I was on the southeast side of the tower and because she was much lower on the tower I could see her much better. :)

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2011, 13:32 »
I suspect that Zeus & Alice and Brooklyn & Hurricane will all leave about the same time - that way they prevent each other from "visiting" each others' nestsites ...

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2011, 13:30 »
It really is too far away even with my binos, so I can't really tell.  I used to be able to get closer to the other side but since the flooding this spring the road has been blocked to get to that area.  :(   On the bright side, I did see both Zeus and Alice this afternoon.

With luck next year there will be no (or less) flooding for access!!   I suspect that lighting (morning vs afternoon light) could be a big deal at this site because of the distance ... but I'm sure you will soon figure out the best spots and times :)

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2011, 12:57 »
So great to hear that you spotted both Zeus & Alice, rcf! 8)

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2011, 18:17 »
Alice has quite alot of brown on her and always looks muffed up on the head with white feathers showing ... could you see that from your vantage point RCF?  I know there is quite a distance to the tower from the closest spot ...

It really is too far away even with my binos, so I can't really tell.  I used to be able to get closer to the other side but since the flooding this spring the road has been blocked to get to that area.  :(   On the bright side, I did see both Zeus and Alice this afternoon.

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2011, 23:11 »
Alice must like this spot, she was perched here on Thursday.  I only saw one birdie, maybe Zeus has migrated already.


Alice has quite alot of brown on her and always looks muffed up on the head with white feathers showing ... could you see that from your vantage point RCF?  I know there is quite a distance to the tower from the closest spot ...

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2011, 21:10 »
Thanks for the photo of Alice, rcf. :-*

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2011, 20:03 »
Alice must like this spot, she was perched here on Thursday.  I only saw one birdie, maybe Zeus has migrated already.

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2011, 08:46 »
Oh, that's so great that you spotted Alice, rcf! Now all we need is a photo from you.  ;) :-*

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2011, 08:41 »
I went out to the tower and had a look on Thursday hoping to see a peregrine.  I did see one flying and then land on the tower.  I'm pretty sure it was Alice and not Zeus since I could see through binos the birdie was very large and the breast not so bright.  8) :)

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2011, 21:59 »
I remember thinking her boyfriend looked like one of the "old" birds (Phoebe, T-Rex, Trey, Cowboy).


I thought Dennis' photo of Zeus showed off a very handsome bird, on par with the rockstar Trey.

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2011, 20:03 »
then come spring everyone comes back all hopped up on hormones and the fun starts again (I mean the PF's not the forum members).

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2011, 18:03 »
What an interesting story of these two. It seems so unlikely that they will meet in this big wide country and then come spring everyone comes back all hopped up on hormones and the fun starts again (I mean the PF's not the forum members). It's hard to believe.

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2011, 15:47 »
Thanks for updating us TPC. Keeping my fingers crossed for next year  :)

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Re: Tower Nest - 2011 / Zeus & Alice
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2011, 20:50 »
What a great story!  I truly hope Zeus manages to get back next year and set up housekeeping with Alice.  Thanks for the edification, rcf and TPC :)