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Offline Doreen

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2012, 16:58 »
Great news -- wouldn't want to see Smiley hurt in a skirmish, but it's better to see Beau and Jules together.

I agree!  Welcome home Beau!  ;D

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2012, 16:44 »
Welcome back Beau!

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2012, 15:00 »
Great news -- wouldn't want to see Smiley hurt in a skirmish, but it's better to see Beau and Jules together.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2012, 13:21 »
Beau is home so we know what happened to Smiley - not so smiley in the end.  Don't think there was a territorial skirmish over Jules, she really wasn't much interested in Smiley.  She is definitely interested in Beau however  :o :-X  Dennis and I watched <non-PG13 behaviour> for a couple of hours today.  At last sighting the lovebirds were off on a long gliding courtship flight to the east/north-east of the Diner.  And yes, they both have been on the Diner which is a major accomplishment this year - they were on their usual corners, something we didn't see with Jules and Smiley.  The only times we saw Smiley and Jules together on a building together, she was one place he was about as far away from her as he could be without her taking off on him, which is something she seems to have done alot of.  So she really was waiting for her beau to come home, or rather waiting a little bit longer for him to come home.

Even though Beau is a fan of nestboxes and may well drag her back to nestbox #2 we are still going to exclude her from the 2011 nestsite so she doesn't get so much as a chance to nest there.  He's only just back so she not ready to drop eggs yet so we have a few more days before we start having to run to a deadline.

Good new though now that Beau is home!!  (And yes, Dennis and Wowzer did their thing  ;))
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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2012, 19:09 »
4:00 pm. finds Jules at the Bleachers and Smiley AWAL  ???

Maybe he's going to come out to Brandon and visit his sister.  ;)

We've been through the brother-sister thing with Ivy and Lucy ... didn't go well ...  :-\

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2012, 19:08 »
4:00 pm. finds Jules at the Bleachers and Smiley AWAL  ???

Maybe he's going to come out to Brandon and visit his sister.  ;)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2012, 19:07 »
4:00 pm. finds Jules at the Bleachers and Smiley AWAL  ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2012, 15:09 »
When by the Diner and the Bleachers early this morning, then a bit later and no sign of anyone anywhere on either ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2012, 06:56 »

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2012, 19:14 »
Two soggy birds seen late this afternoon in the rain and snow...one at the Bleachers  :-[ the other at the Diner.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2012, 18:16 »
We have a plan and hopefully it will encourage her to nest elsewhere.

Any plan that avoids the difficulties of last year sounds like a good plan to me, TPC!  ::)

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2012, 18:07 »
Jules is misbehaving again and might actually be considering nesting in the same place as she did last year.  I say thinking about it because a) its a bit too early for actual nesting and b) because she won't get a chance to repeat her mistake again this year.  We have a plan and hopefully it will encourage her to nest elsewhere.  And no, it won't hurt her, but hopefully it will get her moving off to the nestbox.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2012, 17:34 »
After such a crappy Saturday (your Tuesday), Sunday (your Wednesday) brought some clear sunny skies and I thought that for sure I would be able to set-up and photograph the West Winnipeg pair....grrrrrrrrr  :'(
Found her mid-morning at the Bleachers then she was on the wing...no sign of her new friend. Perhaps he was out hunting or  ???

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2012, 14:56 »
Went by this afternoon, no sightings.....

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2012 / January - March
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2012, 14:47 »
I was driving by the bleachers late yesterday afternoon (5 o'clockish) while it was snowing/ice pellets and when I briefly looked up thought I saw a peregrine there. My young niece and nephew were in the car at the time and I was rushing to meet up with their mom, or I would have turned around and gone back for a better look. But I must have said something out loud, because my nephew was craning his head around trying to spot what I had seen.