https://youtu.be/QvvJb00XI-I 2020 REPORT

Hi everyone, nice to see you back again. New year, new innovative nest boxes. Our 10th year of studies.

H.M.K.T. box installed March 13/2020 with no cameras.          K-2 box installed March 14/2020 with (2) cameras.          March 15/2020 (2) cameras installed in H.M.K.T. box.

A shout out to one of our loyal USA viewers LAURIE for naming FK LADY WINNIPEG & MK MR. MANITOBA Thanks.

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                                                                                                                         Here are the abbreviations we use.                                                                                                                         (FK female kestrel....aka LADY WINNIPEG)    (MK male kestrel....aka MR. MANITOBA)    (H.M.K.T. heavy metal kestrel tree nest box)   (K-2 kestrel 2 tree nest box)

March 13/2020    A falcon was sighted 5 times today but we could not make a definite ID that it was a Kestrel ( we have Merlin Falcons in our area ).

March 14/2020    We have sighted and confirmed at 7:35am FK (LADY WINNIPEG) in near by tree. Later this day FK has been in area and had entered the H.M.K.T. nest box briefly.                                         

This is the earliest in our records that the Kestrels have returned.

March 15/2020    FK entered the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 6:38pm; pruned, preened and stayed the night in the H.M.K.T. nest box.

March 16/2020    FK left the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 7:24am and sat on a near by tree. FK arrived in the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 6:45pm and stayed the night.

March 17/2020    FK left the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 7:29am and sat on near by tree. Still no MK. 6:08pm FK eating a Kill. 7:05pm again eating a kill on H.M.K.T. (appears both are mice/voles).

FK then relaxed on the H.M.K.T. then at 7:44pm entered the H.M.K.T nest box.

March 18/2020    FK stayed the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. FK left the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 7:12am and flew from area. 3:25pm (2) FKs on H.M.K.T. then one FK in nest box. 7:08pm FK in

H.M.K.T. nest box. Still no MK.

March 19/2020    FK stayed the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. FK left the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 7:35am and flew to near by tree. Later at 4:27pm FK stored a vole/mouse in the snow,

never have witnessed a snow cashing before and still lots of snow on the ground. FK returned to the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 7:25pm.

March 20/2020    FK stayed the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. FK left the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 7:24am and sits on near by tree. FK sits in several different locations during the day.

 FK returned to the H.M.K.T. nest box at 7:42pm.

March 21/2020    FK stayed the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. FK left the H.M.K.T. nest box approximately 7:08am and sits on near by tree. FK returned to the H.M.K.T. at 7:31pm.

March 22/2020    FK stayed the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. FK left the H.M.K.T. nest box 7:10am and sits on H.M.K.T. Last sighting of FK she was sitting on H.M.K.T. at 6:44pm. Still no MK.

March 23/2020    FK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. Today marks MKs arrival date in 2018 & 2019. Will he show up ?? FK on H.M.K.T. at 7:04am then at 7:17am sat on near by tree.

 Well this is incredible MK has arrived at 8:21am same date 3 years in a row. MK has been in the H.M.K.T. nest box several times. FK also now doing nesting dance in H.M.K.T. box.

 At 8:57 MK going to work already, copulation!! On near by tree. Both FK & MK in and out H.M.K.T. nest box several times today. FK already making a nest bowl.

 Well this is incredible MK has arrived at 8:21am same date 3 years in a row. MK has been in the H.M.K.T. nest box several times. FK also now doing nesting dance in H.M.K.T. box.

 At 8:57 MK going to work already, copulation!! On near by tree. Both FK & MK in and out H.M.K.T. nest box several times today. FK already making a nest bowl.

March 24/2020    FK & MK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. or K-2 nest box. 7:07am MK in H.M.K.T. nest box FK. on wire. 7:09 copulation. Both were in area most of the day, in and out of

 H.M.K.T. nest box several times. 4:30pm (2) FKs in H.M.K.T. nest box fighting. Right after the battle copulation occurred for the winner. Both left the area for the night at 7:45pm.

March 25/2020    FK & MK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. or K-2 nest box. 7:17am MK (aka Mr. Manitoba) sat on the H.M.K.T. then at 7:30am Mk & FK on hydro wire. (2) FKs on H.M.K.T.

March 26/2020    FK & MK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. or K-2 nest box. This seems to be a trend since MK showed up. The both arrived this morning  at 6:57am an sat on nearby tree.

March 27/2020    FK & MK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. or K-2 nest box. They arrived at 7:07am and sat on near by tree. Typical mating, hunting, flying here to there and in out H.M.K.T. box.

March 28/2020    FK & MK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. or K-2 nest box. Seems the routine is repeated every day. We will discontinue daily updates until something significant happens.

April    01/2020   FK & MK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. or K-2 nest box. FK showed up at 6:45am and was constantly flying searching for MK. FK was also in and out of H.M.K.T. nest box 

several times calling and looking for MK. We had not seen MK most of the day yesterday and he did not show up until 8:18am this morning.

Now FK in H.M.K.T. nest box for longer periods of time calling and nesting dance. MK at this times looking in H.M.K.T. nest box at FK and sitting on H.M.K.T.

April    02/2020   MK DID stay the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. Winter storm has hit high winds and snow. MK spent most of the day and evening in H.M.K.T. nest box. FK in and out a few times.

April    03/2020   MK DID stay the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. MK. needs to shovel out H.M.K.T. nest box. Still snowing this morning. At 10:05am Mk in H.M.K.T. nest box out at 10:39am -19 wind chill.

MK and Fk in and out H.M.K.T. nest box a few times.

                                                       MK sleeping in H.M.K.T. nest box.                                                                                                                                    K-2 nest box.

(LEFT)

MK sitting on H.M.K.T.

What the heck am I doing in Winterpeg !


 

(RIGHT)

MK looking in our kitchen window.

What ya cooking ??

April    04/2020   MK DID stay the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. Snow storm & cold temperatures (wind chill -22)has slowed down courtship. MK has spent most of the day sleeping in H.M.K.T. nest box.

FK has spent most of the day on near by trees and flying around area.

April    05/2020   MK DID stay the night in H.M.K.T. nest box. Temperature is warming up and FK and MK are resuming courtship procedures again with an early copulation 7:10am. In the

late afternoon courtship excelled with FK spending major time in the H.M.K.T. nest box digging a nest bowl (nesting dance) calling MK and copulating. This went on until 7:57pm,

then both were gone from viewing area.

April  06/2020     MK or FK DID NOT stay the night in H.M.K.T. or K-2 nest box.

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