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Author Topic: Linn (2007) & Reuben - Scarborough/Yellow Pages  (Read 28315 times)
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« Reply #315 on: 17-Jul-15, 07:35:36 AM »

New Resident Male at Yellow Pages
July 17, 2015 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Bruce Massey Reports:

Over the past week I have made several trips out to the Yellow Pages nest site to try and confirm the resident adults band numbers.  Prompted by Marionís observations of no appearance or serious defense by Rueben during her site visits and the lack of young this year, I was determined to confirm that both Rueben and Linn were still here and running the territory.  I was able to get Linnís band number earlier in the week, black 91 over green V with a silver USFW band.  The male was much more challenging.

On Monday, I was able to get a partial read of the black over green band and knew right away that this was probably NOT Rueben.  The adults were also behaving like they were in courtship.  I finally got a perfect look at the band and the male is black 54 over green W with a silver USFW band.  Tracy contacted a few people in search of his identity and it turns out that he is George, hatched at the North Grand Island bridge in 2013. If he continues to hold this territory then he will be Linnís new mate for the 2016 season.

We have not seen Rueben at all and have no idea of his current status.  We do know that he was from Wisconsin, hatched in 2003 and at 12 he was getting on in years.  Many of our older males this year have lost their territories to younger newcomers and it looks like that is the case here.  If this occurred at some point during the nesting season (we were all busy at fledge watches and so unable to be on site to witness any changes) that might explain the clutch of eggs that were lost.
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« Reply #316 on: 17-Jul-15, 07:42:08 AM »

Footnote: In my research on George - I discovered that Duncan from Hamilton (who just moved to Niagara Falls nest site this Spring) was nesting at the South end of the bridge where George was born for a few years prior to 2013  (including 2012 before construction started).

There was construction on the South end so he and his mate were forced to move - and he could have moved to the North portion where George was born. The male was banded black/black but they were unable to read his bands at that time.

And of course with more construction being done on bridges there - it looks like Duncan moved to Niagara Falls some time last year or early this year.

So it's entirely possible George is Duncan's son, which would make him Madame X and Surge's grandson and explain why he chose this area. Of course we'll never be able to prove it as it's circumstantial evidence but what are the odds that 2 Canadian birds would have been nesting on the same bridge at opposite ends.
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« Reply #317 on: 17-Jul-15, 07:59:28 AM »

Oh, poor Reuben! Wherever he is, I hope he's okay. 
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« Reply #318 on: 17-Jul-15, 10:21:31 AM »

Another male loses it's territory-we'll miss you Reuben!  Sad
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« Reply #319 on: 17-Jul-15, 01:12:24 PM »

I am sorry to read that Reuben has been displaced. He and Linn seemed to be a very compatible pair. I hope Reuben survived any territorial battle which might have taken place, and that he is safe somewhere.

This kind of change at the nest certainly provides a viable explanation for why there were no chicks this year.
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« Reply #320 on: 30-Jul-15, 10:01:02 AM »

Further to the above post.  A new Nest has been discovered approximately 3-4 Km (2-2.5 Miles)West of Yellow Pages site.  It was revealed when CPF received a phone call of a Bird trapped on a Balcony.  This bird turned out to be a Female Juvenile Peregrine Falcon with no bands.  There was also a 2nd juvenile in the vicinity.  The trapped bird  was removed kept over night banded the next day. Of the adults the female has no Bands, but the Male is banded Black over Green. Unfortunately with the extremely Humid Weather we have been experiencing in TO over the last week or so I haven't been able to return to positively ID Male by Band #'s.  However w/the long weekend, and the Humidity breaking I intend to ID the Male. 
.      The  reason I have posted here it is hoped that given the close proximity to the Yellow Pages  site that the male is in fact Reuben. When I'm successful in getting the band #I wil post the Outcome.
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« Reply #321 on: 30-Jul-15, 04:13:03 PM »

Further to the above post.  A new Nest has been discovered approximately 3-4 Km (2-2.5 Miles)West of Yellow Pages site.  It was revealed when CPF received a phone call of a Bird trapped on a Balcony.  This bird turned out to be a Female Juvenile Peregrine Falcon with no bands.  There was also a 2nd juvenile in the vicinity.  The trapped bird  was removed kept over night banded the next day. Of the adults the female has no Bands, but the Male is banded Black over Green. Unfortunately with the extremely Humid Weather we have been experiencing in TO over the last week or so I haven't been able to return to positively ID Male by Band #'s.  However w/the long weekend, and the Humidity breaking I intend to ID the Male. 
.      The  reason I have posted here it is hoped that given the close proximity to the Yellow Pages  site that the male is in fact Reuben. When I'm successful in getting the band #I wil post the Outcome.
Bruce Massey (CanBirdMan)

Thanks Bruce! You're the man!!!  wave
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« Reply #322 on: 31-Jul-15, 06:09:45 AM »

Further to the above post.  A new Nest has been discovered approximately 3-4 Km (2-2.5 Miles)West of Yellow Pages site.  It was revealed when CPF received a phone call of a Bird trapped on a Balcony.  This bird turned out to be a Female Juvenile Peregrine Falcon with no bands.  There was also a 2nd juvenile in the vicinity.  The trapped bird  was removed kept over night banded the next day. Of the adults the female has no Bands, but the Male is banded Black over Green. Unfortunately with the extremely Humid Weather we have been experiencing in TO over the last week or so I haven't been able to return to positively ID Male by Band #'s.  However w/the long weekend, and the Humidity breaking I intend to ID the Male. 
.      The  reason I have posted here it is hoped that given the close proximity to the Yellow Pages  site that the male is in fact Reuben. When I'm successful in getting the band #I wil post the Outcome.
Bruce Massey (CanBirdMan)

Good to see you here Bruce! I do hope Reuben has just moved over a few km...he's been a good mate to Linn all these years.

Here's hoping for a successful year for all of them next year.
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« Reply #323 on: 06-Aug-15, 08:29:18 AM »

Since my last post, I have spent some time trying to ID the Male @ our New Nest. Wow is this bird elusive. He's only seen briefly and even then most of the time I'm defeated by Distance or Height to  to read the Band.  Haven't given up yet.  Will continue to update.
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