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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2015, 19:16 »
1914h CDT

It has started to rain in West Winnipeg and the female at the box has decided to make it hard for anyone to get into her box.  She's moved out of the rain and into the box - another bird still flying past at semi-regular intervals ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2015, 18:58 »
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Bird is back - can't say if it is female 1 or female 2 - think female 1 though ...  another bird sped around the building a few minutes ago, no idea who it was though ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 18:26 »
Went back to check the recorder and first sign of a bird was at 1402h today.  There must have been at least two because the bird on-camera was yapping at someone in the air above.  That bird had a black band on its left leg - same as Beatrix.  The second bird also has a dark band on its left leg but couldn't say for sure if it was all black or black and something else.  Wind is brutal at the moment, too much for the birds (they were getting blown right off their feet and off the box/building) and for cameras - both the webcams and Dennis and the Wowzers.  Next few days look to be pretty much the same (windy) so may take us a bit longer than usual to ID new arrivals at this site.  But these birds are back pretty much bang on time so we have 3-4 weeks before they begin nesting.

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West Winnipeg - 2015 / April
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2015, 17:09 »
Nothing this morning at this site then as Dennis and I were chatting we were wondering if the south winds would blow more birds into town and then we both logged onto the camera at West Winnipeg in time to see a bird, then another bird then a third bird.  Wind is blowing like stink but there are two females have a tiff over the nestbox.  Too windy for a real fight, we have seen all the birds get blown right off the building - without any help from their opponent.  So figure it will be mostly aerial flights and some careful sparring in the box.

We can see that both the females have bands, we think they are black but can't tell for sure, the light sucks as it is overcast.

More news as we have it ....

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / Jan - March
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 12:20 »
Thanks for the update TPC.

Just curious. It was definitely easier to watch the chicks at the new nest site.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / Jan - March
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 19:42 »
TPC, will there be a nestbox put up on the B&B again?

Unlikely but we ask each year nonetheless.
Having said that, the new site has worked very well so far and, knock-on-wood, it will continue to do so.

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / Jan - March
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 19:39 »
Not so much as a peep in West Winnipeg - today's snow just proved there have been no visitors - it remained pristine all day.

Last year Beatrix was the first to return here and she didn't arrive until March 27th.  (Princess was the first home on the 23rd in 2014).
So no one is late yet ...

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Re: West Winnipeg - 2015 / Jan - March
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 04:50 »
I have also been checking the area and the old location as well. Any chance they might return to the old "neighborhood?

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West Winnipeg - 2015 / Ty & Beatrix
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 18:19 »
Since multiple birds have been spotted downtown, I have started checking this area. I haven't spotted any birdies yet.

TPC, will there be a nestbox put up on the B&B again?