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| Peregrine Falcons have been nesting continuously on the Radisson Hotel in downtown Winnipeg since 1989. In 2006, the Project partnered with CBC Manitoba and Shaw to bring you an intimate look at the lives of our famous downtown peregrine pair.
2006 - Trey & Princess raised three young on the east-side nest ledge: two males The Little Daredevil (who died shortly after fledging) and Bandit and one female, Radisson, who is currently nesting with Damon on the U of A Campus in Edmonton, Alberta.
2007 - Trey and Princess again returned to the Hotel but this year they chose to use the west-side nestbox. It is much higher and more sheltered. They had four chicks, Hurricane, Chinook, Taku and Mistral. We thought there were three males and one female but it looks like we may have had 3 small females and one very small female respectively. Taku suffered a stroke of sorts and died before banding but her sister Hurricane is currently the resident female in Brandon with Zeus. We have had no news of Chinook and Mistral. Yet.
2008 - Trey and Princess had a terrible year this year, all three of their chicks died due to exposure to rain during a heavy storm on June 6th. The adults tried to keep them warm and dry but there was just too much rain for too many hours on the exposed nestledge. We tried to get them to foster some captive-bred chicks, but they had had enough excitment for the year and they spent the rest of the summer quietly, hunting and resting on the Hotel before migrating in the fall.
2009 - Trey & Princess were back again and back again on the nestledge but this year was completely different. All three chicks, two males, Ty & Tupper, and one female, Vesper, did wonderfully well on the nestledge. They all fledged successfully though Vesper insisted on going to ground the day she fledged and she became a celebrity on CBC TV. We re-released her in the nestbox and she stayed up in the air after that. We also had a bit of excitement after our Radisson family headed south for the winter, Sandy, a female from this year's nest in Fargo came by the Radisson for a week-long visit before she too headed off to warmer climes.
The following images are webcam screen captures and photos taken and donated to the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (Manitoba) by fans of the peregrines to be displayed here.
Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (Manitoba)