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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2020, 20:53 »
So much happening right now!  It amazes me how they manage to come back all that way, and consistently close to the same dates.  Thanks for the pictures and updates.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2020, 19:20 »
Well, it's still early yet and Hurricane isn't really late. ;)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2020, 18:56 »
There are chicks from the Saskatoon nest that don't get banded, could be one of them ... or one of the few we haven't been able to band ... or a lady who's origins will remain a mystery ...

Gotta love the spring!  ;D

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2020, 18:06 »
We have a female as of today, but I am not sure who. I never got a look to see if she has a band. She is not very accommodating.  This bird has a lot of speckles on her breast whereas Hurricane only has a few.  In some photos it looks like her and others not so much!  :-\


Looks like your visitor is unbanded .... just to make things interesting :)
There was an unbanded female who visited at this time of the year back in 2017 I believe .... the year we pulled all the sticks out of the nestbox ... I think it was that year at least ...

I did noticed she may not have bands, she still wasn't very accommodating.   :)  This is the  2017 unbanded female, they are different.

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2020, 17:05 »
We have a female as of today, but I am not sure who. I never got a look to see if she has a band. She is not very accommodating.  This bird has a lot of speckles on her breast whereas Hurricane only has a few.  In some photos it looks like her and others not so much!  :-\



Looks like your visitor is unbanded .... just to make things interesting :)
There was an unbanded female who visited at this time of the year back in 2017 I believe .... the year we pulled all the sticks out of the nestbox ... I think it was that year at least ...

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2020, 16:02 »
We have a female as of today, but I am not sure who. I never got a look to see if she has a band. She is not very accommodating.  This bird has a lot of speckles on her breast whereas Hurricane only has a few.  In some photos it looks like her and others not so much!  :-\

 

 

 

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2020, 15:50 »
Wingo is a stunning looking falcon.  :-*

Yes, he is is!  :)

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 12:15 »
Wingo is a stunning looking falcon.  :-*

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2020, 15:31 »
Wingo

I see he has no more brown feathers on his back.

 
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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 23:49 »
Interesting stuff.  Thanks for all your info!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 08:26 »
Oh I'm so glad you had her return date - I couldn't find it anywhere in my records!!  ;D

And yes, the 29th is early for her ... did Wingo turn up before or after?  I have this vague memory they arrived about the same time ... but I may be mixing it up with another year and another male ...

We saw him about two weeks later than her, but I really think he was here a week before that and interacting with Hurricane. She had been perching on the very top of the clock tower roof peak for days and noticed she watched the sky a lot from there. It was almost like she was making herself very visible to any potential mate. 




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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 19:29 »
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/1242608303810711552

Thanks RCF for letting me tweet your photo!

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 18:52 »
Oh I'm so glad you had her return date - I couldn't find it anywhere in my records!!  ;D

And yes, the 29th is early for her ... did Wingo turn up before or after?  I have this vague memory they arrived about the same time ... but I may be mixing it up with another year and another male ...

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 14:56 »

Now we just need Hurricane to arrive home ... she was hatched in 2007 so while she is an older bird her mother Princess proved 13 isn't old either!!

May be a longer wait than we'd like however - Hurricane has never (as I recall) been an early bird in the spring!!

Hurricane was back March 29 last year, that's early for her.  Usually it's not until the first week in April when she arrives.  :)

http://www.species-at-risk.mb.ca/pefa/forum/index.php/topic,4674.msg105942.html#msg105942

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Re: McKenzie Seeds - 2020 / Wingo Starr & Hurricane
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 12:44 »
Wingo had a very full crop this morning.