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Discussion in 'Starwood | Preferred Guest' started by canucklehead, Apr 6, 2011.
uh-oh, sun setting and the chicks have flown the coop!
Someone is in the lower-right corner of the first camera.
saw him too for a few frames, the down on the shoulders looks like William, he has been looking a lot today.
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According to the blog, Sunshine did take her first flight and landed a big block away at the Hilton. Her return flight was not so good as she did not make it back to the ledge (must have been around the feeding time when I posted that only William was around). Sounds like she is going to hang tight for now, where ever she is!
No word on the other two, though I did see two at feeding time (other one must have been Kate, based on the plumage).
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I see at least a couple of the young ones this morning. Not sure about the third one yet.
Edited to add: 3 now in view.
3 on the webcam right now all staring out into the city.
I captured this shot from the webcam, this one is curious...
After 40 days of hanging out in that same place, you'd think that they'd have explored and looked at every square inch more than a few times.
Theme Song For Kate: "Should I go or should I stay now" Kate has leaned so far over that ledge today, you would think she would have just dropped off. Indecision....what should I do, what should I do? Perhaps tomorrow, contemplation will turn to action.
Poor little William. He looks lonely. Anybody know if he got a food drop today?
Cinnamon and Kate are there right now, I think they are getting up the nerve to go soon. I think William hatched 8 days after Sunshine, so this w/e would prob be when he may think about flying!
The parents seem to be pretty good with bringing home the bacon (or pigeon, as the case may be ), much better than some of the other parent falcons noted in the blogs.
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I thought I had seen somewhere that earlier William seemed to be losing out on getting food in competition with his older and bigger sisters.
I've been very impolite and wish to thank those who have welcomed me to MP. Yes, canucklehead, I see that William is in fact not alone. When I took a peek earlier this afternoon, the other two where not in sight and William was sitting alone on the nesting box. Like most people, I champion the underdog or underbird, as the case may be.
William took his first flight yesterday and then went missing for a good part of the day! He finally was spotted, so safe and sound, so far. The middle ones are experiencing a failure to launch!
Looks like Cinnamon also made his first flight this evening! The nest looked a bit empty with just Kate there devouring a good amount of food! Both C and W are on different areas for the night. Worried that William may have taken off a little too early as I think he has not taken to the sky much since the fledge.
I was quite shocked to discover that William had taken the plunge. Still quite small and still had some down. Makes me wonder if he will have the ability to return to the nesting ledge.
Some very sad news!!!
Unfortunately, one of the fledglings took a hard hit when he collided with some windows and fell to the street. Volunteers were able to retrieve the body and it was identified as William. Being the smallest one, he kind of grew on me, especially as he was the second one to take flight which suggests he was willing to take on the challenges! RIP.
It looked like a rough couple of days for the CPF volunteers as a couple of other birds had taken flight, and one had also hit an office window (but survived)!
I guess this happens when eggs hatch within an 8 day time span. I believe Wiiliam was the last to hatch and he was well behind the others in maturing and being ready for flight. Poor little fella
On the other hand, you have Kate who seems very hesitant to leave the nesting ledge.
A new season and 4 more eggs!
Rhea is being a good mom and keeping the eggs warm!
A new season, 4 new chicks -
They are Journey, Fef (both female) and Marlee and Cosmo (two males and possibly younger ones of the quartet).
This week was the approximate time of their fledge and Marlee was the first to take flight. He was spotted in the nearby Hilton (a block away) in the courtyard, checked and eventually returned to his nest.
Sad and good news to report. All 4 fledged, but Cosmo hit a window and did not survive.
The other three are flying nearby their nest and parent Rhea Mae and Tiago are doing food drops.
Fef came to the ground the other day but was rescued, returned and seems none for the worse!
Marlee and one other have been seen hanging out on the Sheraton Centre signs.