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The Canadian Peregrine Foundation - Wesleyville Photo Gallery Menu

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Wesleyville Photo Gallery

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August 31, 2002 -- Willow is the first of the three to poke her head out of the box and taste freedom, just five minutes after the bars were removed.  (Photo by Gerry McKenna)

 

 

August 31, 2002 -- Rian Lewis of Ontario Power Generation removes the bars from the front of the hack box.  (Photo by Gerry McKenna)

 

 

August 31, 2002 -- Volunteer watchers stand below, awaiting the release of the three young peregrines.  (Photo by Gerry McKenna)

 

 

August 31, 2002 -- The last view of the peregrines inside the hack box just prior to their release.  (Photo by Gerry McKenna)

 

 

August 25, 2002 -- Now around six weeks old, the three chicks have acquired their flight feathers, and lost most of their juvenile down.  A few more days of strengthening their muscles inside the box and they will be ready for release.  (Photo by Gerry McKenna)

 

 

August 15, 2002 -- The three chicks moments after being placed inside the hack box - the female in the near right corner seemed to be a bit more camera shy than her two brothers!  (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

 

 

August 15, 2002 -- The three chicks at the conclusion of the banding, just before being taken up to their new home on the roof.  Holding them are (left to right) Bill Newell, volunteer coordinator; Mike Gatt, MNR biologist for Peterborough district; Gerry McKenna, senior scientist with Ontario Power Generation.  (Photo by Mark Nash)

 

 

August 15, 2002 -- CPF biologist Marcel Gahbauer explains the history of the chicks to the assembled crowd, while MNR biologist Pud Hunter waits in the background for the banding of the chicks to commence.  (Photo by Mark Nash)

 

 

August 15, 2002 -- The hack box on the roof of the Wesleyville facility, with the surrounding lands to the west in the background.  (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

 

 

August 13, 2002 -- CPF director Mark Nash, with the modified hack box ready for installation.  (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

 

 

August 8, 2002 -- Ontario Power Generation's Wesleyville Station, a non-operating facility on the shore of Lake Ontario between Toronto and Port Hope.  (Photo by Mark Nash)

 

 

August 8, 2002 -- A view from the roof of the Wesleyville Station, looking southwest over Lake Ontario.  (Photo by Mark Nash)

 

 

August 8, 2002 -- Looking west from the roof of the Wesleyville Station.  (Photo by Mark Nash)

 

 

August 8, 2002 -- A peregrine's-eye-view of the habitat inland from the Wesleyville Station.  (Photo by Mark Nash)

 

 

August 8, 2002 -- Staff at Ontario Power Generation's Wesleyville Station, on the roof near where the young peregrines will soon be placed, and which they will help care for during their stay at the site.  (Photo by Mark Nash)

 


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