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August 19, 1999 -- Sandra Metzger holding Lincoln just prior to his release following the application of the transmitter. (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

 

gufoto30s.jpg (3157 bytes) August 18, 1999 -- Lincoln inside the hack box, wearing the satellite transmitter.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
gufoto28s.jpg (3907 bytes) August 16, 1999 -- Lincoln being fitted with a satellite transmitter (the small backpack visible in the photo).  Pud Hunter (centre) is holding Lincoln's wing to the side so that Mark Heaton (right) can fix the harness straps in position.  Sandra Metzger (left) is holding Lincoln still while the others apply the transmitter.  The falconry hood on Lincoln's head kept him calm throughout the procedure.  (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
 

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July 30, 1999 -- Lincoln cranes his neck forward to look at the camera.  On the left side a corner of the water dish is visible - both Lincoln and Nomad have spent surprisingly much time playing in the water, especially on hot days.  Lincoln's right leg band is clearly visible in this photo.    (Photo by Sandra Metzger)
gufoto20s.jpg (3141 bytes) July 29, 1999 -- Lincoln standing against the bars in the front of the box.  Roughly 5 weeks old at this time, he is already spending a lot of time looking out at the great world beyond, and has taken to flying from one end of the box to the other, as has Nomad.    (Photo by Sandra Metzger)
 

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July 27, 1999 -- Peekaboo!   Lincoln has dropped in behind the plywood sheet, and is just poking his head back over the top.  Nomad, meanwhile stands on the front ledge near the bars.  Both Lincoln and Nomad have taken to hiding out on the far side of the plywood at times - perhaps it gives them a little refuge when they want some time alone.    (Photo by Sandra Metzger)
gufoto18b.jpg (13411 bytes) July 25, 1999 -- Nomad at around 40 days of age, standing in front of the plywood sheet in the hack box.  Note the black leg band on his left leg.    (Photo by Sandra Metzger)
gufoto16s.jpg (4405 bytes) July 23, 1999 -- A view of the hack box on the roof of the University of Guelph's East Residence.  The box is located on the southwest part of the roof, and faces south.  The "porch" outside the bars will offer the juveniles a landing spot after they start flying; the ramp on the right side will likely not be used by the falcons, but gives them an alternative way of reaching the food at the box if they have trouble flying up for any reason.    (Photo by Sandra Metzger)
 

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July 23, 1999 -- The two boys sitting side by side on what has become their favourite perch - a piece of plywood under the camera.  Nomad, the older of the two birds, is on the left, and Lincoln is on the right.  Note: the red spots on the wood are paint, not blood!    (Photo by Sandra Metzger)
gufoto14s.jpg (2892 bytes) July 23, 1999 -- A view from inside the CPF Falcon Watch Centre in the University of Guelph's East Residence.  Located in suite 11.4 on the eleventh floor, the Centre offers information, CPF products, and an opportunity to watch live and/or taped video of Nomad and Lincoln.    (Photo by Sandra Metzger)
 

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July 18, 1999 -- "This is my food, now leave me alone!"  As soon as this meal of quail pieces was delivered, Lincoln rushed forward and claimed it for himself.  Nomad was content with feeding after his little brother had his fill.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
gufoto9s.jpg (4077 bytes) July 18, 1999 -- Lincoln looking expectantly toward the back door of the hack box, waiting for food to arrive.  At this age, he and Nomad were still too young to be plucking and eating quail on their own, so at each feeding we had to slide a plate with chopped up quail through the back door.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
 

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July 14, 1999 -- Lincoln mouths off as we take one last look in the front of the box just before the front bars of the box are put into place.  As we were to discover in the coming weeks, this was a sign of things to come, as Lincoln rarely missed an opportunity to scream at us.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
gufoto7s.jpg (3465 bytes) July 14, 1999 -- Nomad (left) and Lincoln (right) just after being put into the hack box.  They look quite different, since Nomad was approximately four weeks old at this time, and Lincoln was only roughly three weeks of age.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
 

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July 14, 1999 -- Nomad standing in the holding box, vocalizing just after being fed.  Notice the bulge in his crop, where food is stored before proceeding to the stomach.  (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
gufoto5s.jpg (3885 bytes) July 14, 1999 -- Just before going into their new home on the roof of the East Residence, the two chicks are given a meal.   In this photo, Sandra Metzger is about to offer a piece of quail to Lincoln as he sits in the holding box.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

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July 14, 1999 -- The new step-brothers immediately after being banded, talking to each other as if comparing notes about the experience.  (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
 

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July 14, 1999 -- Sandra Metzger holds Lincoln, who is squawking in protest as Pud Hunter of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources places a silver band on his left leg.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

gufoto27s.jpg (2929 bytes) July 9, 1999 -- On this day we were experimenting with our "trap door" for the front of the hack box.  Sandra Metzger looks on while Mark Nash fastens the pillow case in place from behind the door panel.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
 

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July 6, 1999 -- After working for several hours to get the hack box assembled, the Canadian Peregrine Foundation / Guelph Field Naturalists construction crew poses in front of the finished product.  From left to right: Mark Nash (CPF), Natalie Helferty (CPF), Craig Potter (GFN), Sandra Metzger (CPF), Greg Meredith (GFN), Ian Hendry (GFN).   (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
 

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July 6, 1999 -- These hack boxes aren't small - the load in the back of the truck represents only about half of the materials used in construction.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
 

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July 9, 1999 -- A panoramic view to the south and west of the hack box.  This is what the young peregrines can see through the bars from the front ledge.    (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
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February, 1999 -- The East Residence at the University of Guelph.  This site was used for a release of peregrine falcons in 1988, and we are using it again for this year's release.  The hack box has been placed on the south wing of the building, as shown in the photo.   (Photo by Sandra Metzger)


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