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Yonge and Bloor area. Nesting attempts have occurred on the Four Seasons Hotel (northeast of Avenue Road and Bloor), but peregrines are seen just as often on the buildings along Bloor in the Yonge - Bay corridor, especially the CIBC tower.

There is often territorial activity around Mount Sinai & Princess Margaret Hospitals (On University Ave., south of College St.) during the first half of the year.

 

Please help us keep track of the peregrines!  We welcome your observations of this pair (or any other peregrines) by email 



Midtown Toronto Nest Site Reports:

November 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The peregrines that once nested at Yonge and Eglinton , continue to frequent the midtown area between Bay, Yonge and Bloor Streets. Frequently seen on the CIBC building, along with the Marriott and 77 Bloor St. West. Daily sightings at various times of the day.

Tuesday May 22, 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the west side of the CIBC building between 5:28pm and 5:55pm. He was back a few minutes later, feeding on the south side of the same building. He returned to the west side of the building at 7:15pm and remained there until 8:18pm.

Sunday May 20, 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the south side of the CIBC building from 7:05am until 8:20am. He was back on the same spot briefly at 10:45am. At 11:38am, he was on the south side of the same building, this time at mid level, feeding. Between 6:28pm and 7:25pm, he was on the south CIBC logo.

Saturday May 19, 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the east side of the Avenue Road condo, just opposite the Four Seasons Hotel, at 8:10am. Ten minutes later, he was on a middle false balcony on the north side of the Four Seasons.

Friday May 18, 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the north east corner of the Four Seasons' roof at 2:14pm. He later arrived on the south west corner of the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor at 3:18pm. 6:20pm found him on the north west corner of the same building and he was seen feeding on the north west corner of the Four Seasons in Yorkville at 7:56pm.

Thursday May 17, 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was seen at dusk, 9:06pm, feeding on the west side of the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor.

Wednesday May 16, 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the south side of the CIBC building at 8:30am when I left for work. I checked the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville at 2:30pm and found the male on the east-most balcony on the north side of the building. I didn't see any other activity in the 20 minutes that I was there.

Tuesday May 15, 2007
Linda Woods reports:
09:00
Peregrine on the north side of the Four Seasons ( mid balcony) with prey. The adult jumped back onto the ledge and out of my sight. I don't know if it was a hand-off of the nest, or the same adult reappearing on the other side of the balcony with the prey.. It took off and landed on the condo tower on the west side of Avenue Road, to feed.
After it was done eating , it then took off towards Bay and Bloor Sts and out of my view. I left the area for a while. I returned around 10:15 and a peregrine was sitting on the top of the Four Season on the north-east corner. It flew off and circled and returned to the north facing balcony where I first spotted the peregrine earlier in the morning.

Monday May 7, 2007
Linda Woods reports:
2:15p.m.
This afternoon I decided to spend some time in the area of Avenue Road and Bloor. The male was not in sight when I arrived, the female was on the north facing west balcony ( the same one Mandy use to sit on) Turkey Vulture lumbered through the area heading to the south west. The female did not move and after a few minutes the male made an appearance. I think he may have chased off the TV. The male peregrine flew to the south-east balcony, where I had seen him earlier in the day. 10 minutes later the male flew to the female, copulation was seen. The male then flew off to "his" balcony and moments later, the female took off from "her" and joined the male on "his" balcony.
That was enough for me to see today. I guess we'd better keep a very close eye on this pair. They are certainly hanging tight on the Four Seasons.

Harry Crawford reports: The adult male peregrine was seen on the south west corner of the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor at 7:20am. Later, at 6:40pm, the female was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West, the TD Waterhouse building. The male arrived, copulation took place, and he quickly left. Interestingly, a pigeon shared the same ledge, part way down the building. The female peregrine disappeared shortly to return for a brief time at 6:46pm. The pigeon was still there.

Sunday May 6, 2007
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was first on the north west corner of the CIBC building and then on the south west corner at 6:10am. He disappeared from view about a half an hour later. Approaching the Four Season Hotel in Yorkville at about 9:50am found the adult male on the east side of the building.
He was on the ledge of the false balcony second from the north. As I got closer to the building, I noticed considerable vocalising and saw the male and female circling above the hotel. Both landed on the east side false balcony ledges. The female disappeared into the north balcony. About 15 minutes later the male disappeared, returning with prey. He landed on the north ledge where the female disappeared into, vocalised and then hopped down out of view with the prey. As I was leaving, around 10:10am, he appeared on the second from north balcony ledge and proceeded to feed on something. All of this is somewhat unusual, as the previous activity had been seen on the north side of the building.

Tuesday April 10, 2007
Linda Woods reports:
11:30ish
Peregrine seen in the area of Avenue Road and Bloor, with prey. It flew to the roof top of a condo tower on the west side of Avenue Road to feed. At this time I didn't see a second peregrine on the north side of the Four Seasons.

12:30 - 1:00p.m.
Walking along Yorkville Avenue, peregrine seen on the south east roof top of the Four Seasons , it took off and headed east towards Bay St., and flew out of my sight line.

It was spotted on the north facing Logo of TD Waterhouse at Bloor and Bay? with prey and began feeding. I think there may have been a hand off, perhaps, or the peregrine was really hungry and went for a second helping of pigeon.

Tuesday March 27, 2007
Linda Woods reports:
11:45
While visiting the area of Yorkville ( Avenue Road and Yorkville Sts.) Two peregrines seen on the Four Seasons Hotel. One was located on the north west facing balcony and the second was on the east balcony.

Wednesday October 25, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male and female peregrines continue to be seen daily in the Yonge and Bloor area. They can usually be found on the CIBC building, but also take up positions on other nearby buildings, particularly 77 Bloor West. As I write this, at 4:05pm, the female is on the south side of the CIBC roof and the male is on the ledge just under her.

Monday October 16, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was seen feeding on the west CIBC logo at 7:26am. About 10 minutes later he had moved to the south west corner and then took off to the south at 8:05am. Four turkey vultures were circling above Yonge and Davenport at 1:20pm. The male peregrine was once again on the CIBC building - this time between 4:20pm and 5:05pm and later, between 5:35pm and 5:55pm. Yesterday, an unidentified peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building in the pre-dawn light at 7:10am.

Saturday October 14, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8:06am, both peregrines were circling above Bay and Bloor. They appeared to land on the north side of 77 Bloor West. At 2:47pm, two turkey vultures were circling above Bay and Bloor, drifting slowly to the south.

Friday October 13, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were seen playing in the sky above the CIBC building at 6pm.

Thursday October 12, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was seen briefly on the south side of the CIBC building at 7:20am.

Tuesday October 10, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 7:40am, both peregrines were visible on the CIBC building. At 8:20am, the female was hunting above Bay and Bloor while the male was still on the CIBC building at 8:35am. Both were again on the same building between 5:40pm and 6:15pm.

Monday October 9, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines flew in from the north west at 2:28pm and landed on the east side of 55 Bloor West. At 3:12pm, one flew from the roof area of the CIBC building to the roof area of 44 Charles West. The female peregrine was on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West from 5:12pm until 5:56pm.

Sunday October 8, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were on the south side of the CIBC building between 7:10am and 7:42am. They were back at 8:45am - the female on the south west corner of the roof and the male, just underneath on the ledge, feeding. Both were gone from view by 9:05am. The male was seen feeding again at 12:45pm, this time on the west mid ledge of the CIBC building.

Friday October 6, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8am, both peregrines were on the south side of the CIBC building. By 8:30am, the female was still on the west side and the male was on
the west logo.  At 3:05pm, the female was feeding on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West, just like yesterday.  She disappeared at
3:25pm but was on the west side of the CIBC building at 3:40pm.  At 4:10pm, she was back feeding on 77 Bloor West with fresh prey.

Thursday October 5, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine could be seen in the early morning darkness at 6:45am.  She was on the south side of the CIBC building.  The male
became visible at 6:55am.  He was in a south CIBC slot.  By 8:30am, the female was on the west logo and the male was still in the concrete slot.  At 5:55pm, the female was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West feeding on what was probably a pigeon.  By 6:08pm, she was gone from view.

Wednesday October 4, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 7:55am, the female peregrine was circling above the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor.  She eventually landed on the west antenna of the building.  2:45pm found the male peregrine on the north west corner of the same building.

Monday October 2, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were on the south side of the CIBC building at 7:25am.  The female was feeding and both birds disappeared from view at 8:03am.  At 6:45pm, the female was on the south CIBC logo and then moved to the south east corner at 6:52pm.  Both birds shared the 'y' of the south Bay logo at 6:58pm.

Sunday October 1, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 7:20am, both peregrines were on the north east corner of 77 Bloor West.  The female was feeding while the male watched.  After she disappeared at 7:50am, the male was into the leftovers.  He disappeared at 8:05am.  A kestrel was on the south east corner of the same building for a brief time at 7:50am, in full view of the peregrine.  The kestrel was back on the same building at 8:44am, this time on the exhaust pipe.  At 9:40am, the female was on the
west CIBC logo.  The male was later seen on the west side of the CIBC building at 10:30am.

Saturday September 30, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, both peregrines were on the south side of the CIBC building
at 8:10am:  the female was feeding and headed west at 8:27 and the male disappeared at 8:35am.  The female took off from the roof area
of 55 Bloor West at 3:45pm heading north.  She was on the west side of the CIBC building from 4:35pm until 4:55pm.

Friday September 29, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:50am, both peregrines were on south side of the CIBC building.
The male was gone at 8:20am but the female was still there when I left the area at 8:35pm.  Both peregrines were again seen in the
same area between 5:10pm and 6:50pm, taking up various positions.

Thursday September 28, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine was seen briefly on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 7:20am.  At 1:45pm, both birds were on the CIBC
building - the male on the south east corner and the female on the south facing logo.  The female was on the south side of the same building at 5:40pm and was still there after dark at 7:25pm.

Wednesday September 27, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were on the west side of the CIBC building at 6:45am.  The female left the area around 7am, followed by the male
at 7:25am.

Tuesday September 26, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was seen feeding on the south side of the CIBC building at 7:15am.  He was gone by 7:47am.  Later, at 6:15pm, a
kestrel was once again on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West.

Monday September 25, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The only sighting today was the male peregrine on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West from 6:55am until 7:15am.

Sunday September 24, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
A kestrel flew in from the east at 9:25am and took up the south east corner of 77 Bloor West for a short while.  At 6:30pm, the female
peregrine was on the south east corner of the CIBC building.

Saturday September 23, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the male peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from 9:55am until 10:10am.

Friday September 22, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were seen in west slots on the CIBC building when there was enough light to view them.  Both were gone by 7:25am but
one could be seen hunting in the area.  The male was later on the west CIBC logo from 5:15pm until 5:40pm and on the west side of the building at 6:35pm.

Thursday September 21, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine was in a south CIBC concrete slot at 6:35am but quickly disappeared as the light increased.

Wednesday September 20, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were on the CIBC building at first light, 6:30am, and were still in the area when I left at 8:30am.  The female made a
brief visit to south east corner of the Bay roof at 7:34am.  At 1:40pm, a hawk of some sort was circling high above Yonge and Bloor, slowly making its way north west.  It was brown on the back and quite light on the underside.  Its wing tips did not display the 'fingers' seen on red-tailed hawks.  The male peregrine made a brief
appearance on the south side of the CIBC building at 5:15pm.

Tuesday September 19, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, I was only able to spot the male peregrine.  He was on the south west corner of the CIBC building from 7:05am until 7:25am and
the south east corner from 8:05am and was still there at 8:30am.  He was on the south side of the same building at 6:10pm and was still there when I last looked at 7:30pm.

Monday September 18, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 1:30pm, the male peregrine was circling just north of 44 Charles West and then disappeared towards the roof area of the building.  The
female was seen on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 6:10pm.

Sunday September 17, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building from 10:40am until 10:57am when she took off towards the roof area of 55
Bloor West.  The male was seen circling Yonge and Bloor at 11:08am. He disappeared to the north side of the CIBC building shortly after.

Saturday September 16, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, both peregrines were seen almost continuously from 6:55am until 3:30pm.  They took up various positions on the CIBC building
and at one time, the female visited the north east corner of 77 Bloor West.

Friday September 15, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine spent 10 minutes on the mid level, south side ledge of the CIBC building at 6:50am.  The female was on the west
side of the building from 1:10pm until 3:35pm.  The male was back on the building from 3:55pm until 6:15pm, taking up positions on the
west logo and south west corner.

Thursday September 14, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine made an appearance on the south roof of the CIBC building at 7:20am and the male on the south west corner ledge
at 8:25am.  Both were still there at 8:30am.  At 1:25pm, the male was on the south side of the building and the female was on the south east corner.  The male was on the south west corner from 5:55pm until 7:10pm when he flew to the north east corner of 77 Bloor West for a brief visit.

Tuesday September 12, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine was in a west, mid level concrete slot of the CIBC building at 7:10am. The female peregrine made an appearance on
the west side of the building at 1:20pm and on the mid level, west side at 6:50pm.

Monday September 11, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was feeding on the west side of the CIBC building from 6:25am until 6:50am.  Both peregrines were in concrete slots on
the middle level, west side of the building at 7:20am and were still there at 8:30am.  The male was on the west side of the building between 3:55pm and 4:40pm and circling west of the building at 5:25pm before taking up a position on the west side.

Sunday September 10, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:30am, both peregrines were on the CIBC building, the female on the south west corner and the male on the south side mid way up the
building.  They were both gone at 7:55am.  The female took up the roof location, just above where she was before, from 8:15am until 8:40am and was on the west side of the building from 9:55am until 10:55am.

Saturday September 9, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the CIBC building from 6:55am until 8:30am. He returned briefly at 8:50am, 10:25am and again at 11:15am. The female was on the CIBC south east roof before moving to the roof area of 44 Charles Street West at 8:02am. Yesterday, the male made a brief appearance on the south west corner of the CIBC building.

Thursday September 7, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both adult peregrines were on various parts of the CIBC building from 6:20am and were still there when I left the area at 8:30am. They also made appearances in the same area between 7:03pm and 7:48pm.

Wednesday September 6, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was briefly on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 6:45am and was back, on the south logo this time, at 7:30am. She was still there at 8:30am. When I returned to the area at 1:30pm, she was on the west logo and remained there for an hour. At 5:10pm, she was circling high above Yonge and Bloor and at 5:30pm, made a brief appearance on the south east CIBC roof.

Tuesday September 5, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked at 6:25am, the male peregrine was on the south west corner of the CIBC building. He took up the west side of the building from 7:30am until 8:10am. 1:25pm found him in the same location and he was back on the building between 6:50pm and 7:25pm.

Monday September 4, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the male was briefly on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 7:10am. He was back on the south side of the same building 9:30am and 10:30am. The female peregrine was on the south CIBC logo from 2pm until 2:10pm, replaced by the male who took up the west side of the building until 3:10pm.

Sunday September 3, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines arrived from the west above Bloor at 6:35am. The female was first, carrying prey, followed by the male in quick pursuit. The female disappeared shortly after but was back, without the prey, at 7:05am, both on the CIBC building. The male hung around until around 12:25pm and the female moved over to 77 Bloor West at 12:55pm. She quickly moved to the north TD Waterhouse logo a few minutes later. When I returned to the area at 7:30pm, the male was in a south CIBC slot and the female was in a south slot, midway up the building. Both birds were gone from view at 7:45pm.

Saturday September 2, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the west side of the CIBC building from 7:25am until disappearing around 2pm. The female arrived on the west side, mid level, at 1:55pm and disappeared with the male at 2pm.

Friday September 1, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine was on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 6:55am and was still there at 8:30am. He took up the west side and south west corner from 3:05pm until 4:45pm and again from 5:05pm until 5:50pm.

Thursday August 31, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:20am, the male was on the south west corner of the CIBC building, moved to the south Bay logo 10 minutes later, then took up the south west corner of the CIBC building at 7:35am. He was still there at 8:30am. The female was spotted with a pigeon on the north east corner of 66 Bloor West (NW corner of Bay and Bloor) at 7:15am. She ate her prey and was gone by 7:58am, leaving feathers everywhere. The male was later seen on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 6:25pm and again at 7:20pm.

Wednesday August 30 , 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
6:25am found the male on the south west corner of the CIBC building. At 7:15am, he moved into a west slot and was still there at 8:30am. The female was spotted on the east side of 77 Bloor West at 6:35am. She moved over to the west CIBC logo a few minutes later and disappeared from view at 8:20am. The male was later on the same building at 4:30pm, west side, and then back at 5:53pm, this time feeding. He took the prey to the north or east side of the building, out of view. At 6:08pm, he was on the south CIBC logo and was still there at 6:50pm.

Tuesday August 29, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine arrived on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:15am and was still there at 8:30am. When I returned to the area at 6:05pm, he was in the same location but took off to the north at 6:50pm. At that time, I noticed the female on the 55 Bloor West south ledge, facing me. A quick check with my 20x60 binoculars couldn't determine if she had bands or not. She disappeared 10 minutes later. At 7:40pm, a kestrel was circling south of the CIBC building and eventually landed on the south ledge. It wasn't challenged. The female peregrine could be found on the east side of 77 Bloor West at 8:02pm. By 8:10pm, she had moved over to the south east and then south west corners of the CIBC building. She disappeared 10 minutes later and was replaced by the male, on the south east corner.

Monday August 28, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:25am, both peregrines were in south, mid level slots on the CIBC building. The female disappeared at 7:25am and the male moved to the upper level west ledge at the same time. The female returned to the south west mid level ledge, almost under the male, at 7:50am. Both birds were still there when I left the area at 8:30am.

Saturday August 26, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the west side and south west corner of the CIBC building from 7:15am and was still there when I left the area at 9am. When I returned at 11:10am, he was in the same location and disappeared from view by 2:50pm. He reappeared on the west side of the same building at 3:25pm and was still there when I last checked at 6:10pm.

Friday August 25, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male took up several positions on the CIBC building, favouring the south west corner, from 6:55am until disappearing in the rain around 12:25pm. He was back in the same location between 4:05pm and 5pm and from 5:55pm until moving into a south concrete slot at 6:40pm. He was still there at 7:40pm. The female was seen circling above Bay and Bloor at 5:40pm before landing on the west side of 55 Bloor West at which time I could only see her head. She was on the south east corner of the CIBC building between 6:23pm and 6:40pm and then again, on the south west, mid level corner at 6:50pm.

Wednesday August 23, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines arrived on the CIBC south, mid level at 6:15am. When I left the area at 8am, they were on the same level but in the concrete slots. The male was seen in a west CIBC slot at 12:15pm and again at 12:50pm, this time remaining until around 1:30pm.

Tuesday August 22, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the adult male peregrine arrived on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:30am. 7:25am found him feeding on the south mid level ledge. He was gone from view by 8:05am. He made appearances on the same building at 12:45pm, 3:55pm and 5:20pm. He was joined by the adult female at 5:40pm and both were still there after 6pm.

Monday August 21, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male arrived at the CIBC building at 6:10am, and the female at 7am. Both were still there at 8:30am, taking up various locations. When I got home at 11:45am, the male was still there, but disappeared from view around 1:10pm. He was briefly seen in the same area at 5:10pm and 5:35pm.

Sunday August 20, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on various parts of the CIBC building from 6:40am until 11am when he took off to the west. At 12:45pm, both peregrines were on the CIBC building. They used the concrete slots on both levels a lot, perhaps to keep out of the wind. The male was last seen at 5:10pm. The female was last seen at 4:05pm when she disappeared into the roof area of 55 Bloor West. Interestingly, Mandy used to play in the roof water up there when she occupied this territory.

Saturday August 19, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male appeared on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:10am and was still there at 9am. He was briefly on the south logo at 12:50pm and was back on the same building at 1:33pm, this time remaining until 3:50pm. At 5:10pm, he was on various parts of the CIBC building and left at 6:35pm. The adult female spent 15 minutes on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West roof at 6:20pm.

Friday August 18, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male arrived on the west side of the CIBC building at 6:55am and was still there at 8:30am. He was briefly seen on the south side of the building at 3:10pm and was back on the south CIBC logo at 4:45pm. When I last checked at 5:30pm, he was on the south west corner of the same building, having just made a brief visit to the roof area of 44 Charles West.

Thursday August 17, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were on the CIBC building at 6:15am. The male disappeared at 7:05am but was back at 7:35am and was still there at 8:05am when I left the area. The female was gone by 6:55am. When I got home at 5:43pm, the male was on the south east corner of the CIBC building, eventually moving over to the south east corner and was still there when I last looked, at 8:20pm.

Wednesday August 16, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the male arrived on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 6:30am. He disappeared from view at 8am. The female arrived on scene at 6:55am and took up the south Bay logo before leaving at 7:20am. The male was seen in the area briefly at 8:25am and 2pm.

Tuesday August 15, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:25am, the adult male flew in from the west, circled the CIBC building and took up the south and south east corner of the building. The adult female arrived at 7:10am and moved into a mid level concrete slot of the same building. Both peregrines were there when I left for work at 8:30am. The male was in the same area when I got home at 6pm, disappeared at 7:20pm and was back at 8pm.
He was in a south CIBC slot when I last checked at 8:50pm, in the dark.

Monday August 14, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the south CIBC logo for 10 minutes at 5:55am and briefly on the south ledge at 6:40am. He returned to the south logo and south ledge at 7:10am and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am. The female was on the south CIBC logo in the pouring rain at 4pm, then moved over to the south east corner of 77 Bloor West 10 minutes later for a brief visit. The male was seen feeding on the south side, mid level, of the CIBC building from 4:38pm until 4:58pm.

Saturday August 12, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When I got home, at 11am, the male was on the west side of the CIBC building. He disappeared from view at 11:40am. 3:10pm found him on the south side of the building, remaining there until 3:40pm.

Friday August 11, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were on the CIBC building at 5:55am when I first checked. They took up several positions including logos and concrete slots and were still there at 8:30am. Later, the male was spotted on the south side of the CIBC building at 5:10pm. He disappeared from view around 9:15pm, well after dark.

Thursday August 10, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the male peregrine made an appearance on the south side of the CIBC building at 7:05am. He was still there at 8:30am. He was also in the same location between 7:05pm and 8:15pm.

Wednesday August 9, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked at 6am, both peregrines were on the south CIBC logo. The female disappeared from view at 6:58am. The male moved to the south west corner at 6:20am and disappeared fifteen minutes later. He was back at 7:15am, taking up several positions and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am. At 4:20pm, he was seen circling just south of the CIBC building, landed briefly and then took off to the south.

Tuesday August 8, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was briefly on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 6:15am. He was back at 7:42am, feeding on the south side of the building. He later resumed his spot on the south west corner and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am.

Monday August 7, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:30am, the adult male peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building. At 7:48am, he took off rapidly to the east, high above Bloor. I followed him to at least Sherbourne. A great blue heron passed above Bay and Bloor at 7:04am, heading west. The peregrine ignored it. 8:38am found the adult female appearing on the north west corner of the CIBC building for a brief time. The male visited the west logo for a brief time at 12:14pm. He was back on the south side of the building (CIBC) at 4:52pm and was still there when I last looked at 6pm.

Sunday August 6, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the south west corner of the CIBC building for 10 minutes at 7am. 8:55am found a peregrine mixing it up with a red-tailed hawk above Yonge and Bloor. The falcon wasn't overly aggressive but managed to drive the larger hawk away to the east. The peregrine landed on the south east corner of the Bay roof (likely the female) and remained there until 9:20am.

Saturday August 5, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked, the adult female was on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:00am. She was gone from view by 7:10am and replaced by the male peregrine, in the same location, at 7:18am. He had prey and immediately started feeding. He remained in generally the same location until 11:25am. Later, at 5:33pm, he was briefly seen on the south west corner of the same building.

Friday August 4, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked at 5:50am, both peregrines were on the south side of the CIBC building. The male disappeared after 7:30am and the female by 9:05am. She was seen feeding at 7:38am. At 10am, two red-tailed hawks were circling the Yonge and Bloor area. 5pm found the male peregrine on the south side of the CIBC building. He was still there when I last checked at 6:35pm.

Thursday August 3, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the CIBC building at 6:30am and was still there at 8:30am. The adult female was on the south CIBC logo between 5:55pm and 7:28pm. The adult male was on the same building from 6:43pm until 8:20pm.

Wednesday August 2, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine first appeared on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:56am and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am. He was also in the same location from 4:15pm until 5:40pm.

Tuesday August 1, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked at 5:50am, the adult male was on the west side of the CIBC building. He disappeared from view at 6:43am. The adult female appeared in the same location at 7:00am, remaining there until 8:30am. The male returned at 7:05am and was still there when I left at 8:30am.

Monday July 31, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the adult male peregrine appeared on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:10am. He took up other positions on the building and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am.

Sunday July 30, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the adult male peregrine joined the female. The male was on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:00am and female on the west side. They disappeared at 6:42am. They both reappeared at 7:10am, this time taking up sentry duty on the north west and south east corners. They left the area at 8:20am. At 12:15pm, three red-tailed hawks were circling above the same building. They spent about a half hour in the area and were unchallenged.

Saturday July 29, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine was seen on the CIBC building at 8:45am and again, later in the day, intermittently between 4:43pm and 6:25pm.

Friday July 28, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When the rain stopped, at 4:45pm, the adult female was on the CIBC building. She took up various positions and was last seen at 9:00pm.

Thursday July 27, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the west side of the CIBC building from 6:25am until 7:00am and then back at 7:20am. She was still there at 8:30am when I left the area. She was seen on the south side of the same building at 7:52pm.

Wednesday July 26, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building from 7:50am until 8:05am. Yesterday, she arrived at the same location at 6:40am and was still there when I left the area at 8:35am.

Monday July 24, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:48am and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am.

Sunday July 23, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the female peregrine was spotted on the CIBC building at 6:15am and was still there when I last looked at 8:48am. She was again spotted in the area at 6:00pm.

Saturday July 22, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
6:50am found the female peregrine on the west side of the CIBC building. She remained there until 12:48pm when the rain became quite heavy. She made a brief return to the south side of the building at 6:28pm.

Friday July 21, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8:10am, the female peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building and was still there at 8:35am when I left for work. When I returned to the area at 2:28pm, a red-tailed hawk was on the east CIBC antenna. It was still there when I last looked at 3:07pm. At 5:35pm, the battle for the CIBC building was on. The peregrine repeatedly attached the hawk from behind, eventually driving it east to the roof area of the Marriott. This seemed to satisfy the peregrine as she took up the west CIBC antenna in full view of the hawk who eventually left the area. The peregrine left the area at 5:55pm only to return to the west side of the building from 6:33pm until 6:58pm.

Thursday July 20, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was in a west concrete slot of the CIBC building at 8:25am and later, on the south west corner of the same building at 6:55pm.

Wednesday July 19, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
6:15am found the adult female on the south side of the CIBC building. She was still there when I left for work at 8:35am. Later in the day, at 4:12pm, she was seen feeding in the same location and was last seen on the south east corner at 5:15pm.

Tuesday July 18, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from 6:43am until 7:26am. She was back in the same location a few minutes later, at 7:48am and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am. She was again seen between 5:40pm and 6:10pm and once again at 8:04pm.

Monday July 17, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female arrived on the west side of the CIBC building a bit late today, at 8:23am, and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am. She was on the south east corner of the same building at 5:15pm for a brief time.

Sunday July 16, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the west side of the CIBC building just before dawn at 5:15am. She took off towards Bloor and Avenue Rd at 5:40am but was back from 5:55am until 6:08am and from 6:50am and 7:18am.

Saturday July 15, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today's visit to the CIBC building was somewhat brief -- from 12:35pm until 1:05pm.

Friday July 14, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the adult female arrived at the CIBC building at 7:05am and was still there when I left for work at 8:30am. She was in the same area later in the day from 6:28pm until 8:55pm. Earlier in the afternoon, I spotted an unidentified peregrine circling the area south east of Wellesley and Sherburne around 3:30pm.

Thursday July 13, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine appeared on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:45am and was still there at 8:30am. She was on the south logo at 6:30pm for about a half an hour.

Wednesday July 12, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the CIBC mid level west ledge from 6:48am until 7:20am. When the fog lifted at 3:15pm, she was on the upper west ledge of the same building, moved to the west logo for a brief time and was back on the ledge when I last looked at 6:25pm.

Tuesday July 11, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked, at 5:45am, the adult female was on the south side of the CIBC building. She was gone shortly after but reappeared, this time on the south facing CIBC logo, at 6:45am. She disappeared from view sometime after 8:10am. When I returned from work around 5:35pm, what appeared to be the adult male was on the south side of the same building. He was gone from view a few minutes later.

Monday July 10, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:28am, we had an adult female peregrine on the north east corner of 77 Bloor West. She remained there until 6:55am. When I left for work at 8:30am, she was on the south side of the CIBC building. This bird is large and a bit dark in the chest area.

Saturday July 8, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male arrived on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:15am and was gone from view just after 7am. Yesterday, he appeared in the same spot at 6:12am and was gone by 7:33am.

Thursday July 6, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Peregrine activity has returned to Yonge and Bloor. At 7:46am, an adult male was seen on the south side of the CIBC building. He was still there when I left for work at 8:35am. When I returned home at 5:30pm, he was in the same location. He disappeared from view at 5:55pm but was back in the same location at 6:32 and 7:30pm. Yesterday, he was on the same ledge at 5:55pm for a brief time.

Saturday June 10, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from 7:28am until around 7:55am. At 2:15pm, a red-tailed hawk was circling above Bay and Bloor. It gradually made its way eastward and disappeared behind the CIBC building.

Wednesday May 31, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was back in the area today -- this time in a concrete slot on the south side of the CIBC building. I first saw him there at 6:17pm. He was gone from view by 6:50pm.

Monday May 29, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
After not seeing any peregrine activity in the area for more than a week, I spotted the adult male on the south side of the CIBC building at 7:03am. When I last checked at 8:08am, he was still there. Interestingly, pigeons were patrolling the roof ledge just above him. On Saturday at 11:04am, a red-tailed hawk took up the top of the east CIBC antenna.

Monday May 15, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
I spent a half an hour over at the Queen's Park hawk nest at 3:00pm. When I got there, one adult was on the roof ledge, same level as the nest, but around the corner out of view from the chicks. The chicks were not visible. If the winds hadn't been so strong, I would have brought the telescope over and set it up. About 10 minutes later, the adult moved over into the nest and all three chicks became active and visible. Just then, the other adult flew in from the north with a black squirrel in its talons. The first adult then fed the chicks. The second adult returned to hunting, this time south of the nest area. By the time I left, the chicks had once again settled down and were out of view. At 4:10pm, a red-tailed hawk was circling above Bloor between Bay and Yonge. It disappeared to the east. There is a good chance that it was one of the Queen's Park hawks.

Sunday May 14, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
As I was heading over to check out the recently discovered red-tailed hawk nest at Queen's Park, I spotted a peregrine slowly circling above Victoria University. This was around 8:30am. When I got to the hawk nest, one red-tailed hawk was in residence. About five minutes later, the other adult arrived and started to feed a chick. I could only make out one chick. Further observations are needed to see if the family is any larger.

Saturday May 13, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from 6:30am until 7:05am.

Tuesday May 9, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 5:18pm, the two red-tailed hawks were slowly circling above Davenport between Bay and Yonge. They moved towards the CIBC building, chasing pigeons everywhere. By 5:37pm, one was on the east CIBC antenna while the other was feeding on the north west corner of the building [I didn't see the catch]. At 5:55pm, both hawks were on the north west corner.

Monday May 8, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was first seen on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 5:50am. Five minutes later, he was feeding on a small bird on the south side of the building. He returned to the south west corner and remained there until just after 7am. At 1:30pm, the female was on the south east corner of the CIBC roof. 5:02pm found a turkey vulture circling just north of the CIBC building. At 5:06pm, 3 turkey vultures were circling above the building. They slowly moved to the north west.

Sunday May 7, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was first spotted at 8:22am on the south west corner of the CIBC building. He remained in the area until 9:20am. During this time, a red-tailed hawk spent a brief time on the east CIBC antenna at 8:57am. I don't think the birds saw each other. The adult female peregrine took up the west CIBC antenna from 10:24am until shortly after 11am. 1:15pm found a turkey vulture circling the CIBC building before drifting south and east. The adult male peregrine was back on the building from 2:25pm until after 3:30pm, this time on the west logo. He was briefly seen again in the same location at 6:07pm.

Friday May 5, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was seen briefly on the CIBC south logo at 8:28am.

Wednesday May 3, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male made a brief appearance on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 8:20am.

Tuesday May 2, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 7:30am. He remained there for about 20 minutes and was back in the same location for a brief time at 8:24am.

Sunday April 30, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
A kestrel was seen circling above Bay and Bloor at 6:42am. It landed on the Bloor and Bellair condo spire. At 7:09am, it was spotted on the north east corner of 66 Bloor West. The adult male peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building at 11:48am and remained generally in the same area until disappearing from view at 1:18pm. Between 4:08 and 4:24pm, a red-tailed hawk occupied the east CIBC antenna. He was later, 5:16pm, seen flying west to east from Bay to Yonge, above Bloor.

Saturday April 29, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the condo spire at Bloor and Bellair at 6:03am until he moved over to the CIBC building at 7:48am. He spent most of the time on the south west corner before disappearing from view at 9:45am. During this time, at 7:50am, a kestrel was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West. Both birds could see each other but no interaction took place. Yesterday, the adult male was on the west side of the CIBC building for a brief time at 5:23pm.

Thursday April 27, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:00pm, an unidentified adult peregrine was slowly circling above Bay and Bloor. It slowly drifted towards the north west out of view. Earlier in the day, a kestrel was on the south west corner of 55 Bloor West at 7:25am. On Tuesday, the adult male peregrine made a brief appearance on the south side of the CIBC building at 1:25pm.

Monday April 24, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was seen feeding on the west side of the CIBC building at 2:05pm. Earlier in the day, at 8:30am, a kestrel was once again on the Bloor and Bellair condo spire.

Friday April 21, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine was on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 8:30am. At 3:40pm, a kestrel was on the south west corner of the roof of 55 Bloor West. The female peregrine flew from the roof area of the CIBC building to the roof of 44 Charles West at 4:22pm. The male peregrine made the south west corner of the CIBC building home from 5:36pm until 5:53pm.

Thursday April 20, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today it was kestrels. One was spotted on the Bloor and Bellair condo spire at 7:35am. At 7:09pm, one was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West.

Wednesday April 19, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was seen feeding on a small bird on the west side of the CIBC building at 3:55pm. Feathers were showering down on the Yonge and Bloor intersection.

Tuesday April 18, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the south west corner of the CIBC building from 6:30pm untl 6:47pm. She was replaced by the male on the south west corner of the same building at 7:02pm. By 7:32pm, he was feeding on the south side. The female made a brief appearance on the south east corner at 7:40pm.

Monday April 17, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8:24am both peregrines were in view: the male on the top of the west CIBC logo and the female on the top of the south CIBC logo. The male was feeding. The male was seen briefly on the west side of the CIBC building at 1:24pm. He was back on the top of the south CIBC logo at 3:56pm feeding and appeared on the south west corner of the same building at 4:12pm.

Sunday April 16, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female peregrine was on the top of the south CIBC logo at 6:55am. She moved to the south east corner of the roof and disappeared from view 15 minutes later. The male was on the south side of the same building at 8:45am, on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 8:55am and on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 9:20am. Four turkey vultures were circling above Avenue Road and Davenport at 1:15pm. The female peregrine was on the south Bay logo from 1:50pm until 2:05pm.

Friday April 14, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the female peregrine was seen on the west side of the CIBC building at 9:35am. By 11:10am she had captured something and was feeding. She was gone by 11:30am. The male was seen in the same area from 4:35pm until 5:30pm.

Thursday April 13, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was spotted on the CIBC roof, north west corner, at 7:30am. She was on the west side of the same roof at 8:22am.

Wednesday April 12, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the west side of the CIBC building this morning for a brief time at 7:20am. At 8:30am, a kestrel was spotted on the condo spire at Bloor and Bellair. This afternoon, at 3:25pm, both peregrines were once again playing tag in the skies above Bloor, between Yonge and Avenue Road.

Tuesday April 11, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
After not seeing any peregrine activity for some time, I spotted both adults circling high above the CIBC building at 7:40pm. They were playing tag and at times, touching talons. This courtship behaviour lasted about 5 minutes before disappearing to the south west towards the roof area of 44 Charles West. The female appeared briefly on the west side of the CIBC building a few minutes later. There is a fair amount of kestrel activity in the area now as well.

Thursday March 23, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
At 6:15pm a red-tailed hawk was sighted on the west ledge of the Med. Sci. building of UofT, at the intersection of College and University Avenue. This is at the NW corner of the intersection, where Margaret Omnet reported a sighting on February the 10th.

Wednesday March 22, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male appeared on the south side of the CIBC building at 4:06pm while the female was seen circling just north of 44 Charles West. She eventually made it over to one of the south facing concrete slots on the CIBC building, just near the male. The male was still visible at 6:50pm.

Mark Noseworthy reports: At 8:55am, a red-tailed hawk was sitting on the ledge of Robart's, when it was dived at by some kind of small bird. It immediately took off and glided eastwards, with the little bird in pursuit.

Tuesday March 21, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was spotted on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:15pm. He was gone from view by 7pm. Both peregrines have been seen daily, except for March 19 and 20, since my last communication on February 11. However, they have not been seen as frequently in the last couple of weeks. Perhaps it has to do with the very high winds we have been experiencing or the window washers on the CIBC building and signage maintenance taking place on the Bay. I've checked the Yorkville area a few times but haven't seen any sign of activity.

Wednesday March 15, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
A red-tailed hawk was sighted on the ledge of Robart's at 5:40pm.

Tuesday March 14, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
A red-tailed hawk was sighted on the ledge of Robart's at 10:05am.

Monday February 27, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
Although I was unable to watch for raptors this past week, this one is off to a good start. Just before 1pm this afternoon I saw a pair of red-tailed hawks perched in the exact same spot I photographed for my last sighting! They were sitting side by side. They must be a male and female, in the process of finding/establishing nesting territory. At 5 pm I looked again and saw that one of them was still there.

Friday February 10, 2006
Margaret Omnet reports:
I was waiting for the east bound College streetcar at University and College on Friday, Feb.10 at 5.00 pm, when I looked up at a tree across the road (NW corner) and spotted a red tail sitting on the top of a tree. This tree is right at the sidewalk. It was there for a little while then flew to the north and landed on another tree about a block North on Queen's Park Circle. Then the streetcar came.
I have noticed hawks freaking out the pigeons around Mount Sinai quite often this winter.

Wednesday February 15, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
A red-tailed hawk was sitting for a couple of minutes, looking around, on the easternmost part of Robarts library (click to see photos of and an article about the building. The photos from this sighting were taken from a position northeast of the building). I saw what must have been a raptor land in the exact same spot last week, but it landed such that I could not identify it then - it landed away from the edge. Today it was perched so it was visible, scanning for prey. Photographic evidence proves its identity, although the photos are not very good (owing to the distance (height) the bird was from me). I wonder if any of the ones (or the one) I have seen around UofT the past couple of weeks are the Bay and Bloor red-tailed hawks or not. Perhaps they have moved from the east side of Bay over to the west.

(Webmaster's note:) Photos have been added to the Photo Gallery.

Tuesday February 14, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
At 8:45am., I saw a red-tailed hawk perched on top of the lights on the very southeast corner of the ROM.

Monday February 13, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
I spotted three or four turkey vultures over Bloor and St. George streets at 1:30pm. It was my understanding that turkey vultures normally migrate, but they couldn't have been anything else. So, they must be back already. The raptors circled for a couple of minutes and dove down just a little ways in from the northeast corner of the intersection.

Saturday February 11, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
I guess it had to happen sooner or later. Around 3:45pm one of the red-tailed hawks drifted into peregrine territory above Bay and Bloor. The attack was swift. Both peregrines took turns diving on the hawk. The battle was fierce. Several times, the hawk flipped over on its back and stretched out its talons to fend off the attackers. In this way, the hawk was driven away to the north west, out of view. The battle seemed to take a long time but actually consumed only five minutes. At that point the female peregrine took up sentry duty on the north west roof corner of the CIBC building. She stood down at 4:45pm, an hour later, and joined her mate on the west side of the building.

This is the first time I have seen them defend their territory. Perhaps they will make the area their home. They also have been seen every day except the day of the wind storm a week ago.

Thursday February 9, 2006
Mark Noseworthy reports:
At 10am., I saw an adult red-tailed hawk in a tree by the back driveway of the ROM, on Philosopher's Walk. The hawk stayed in the tree for a minute or so and then flew down so it was only seven feet off the ground. It landed up on the ROM at a height of only about 12 feet (and was only ten feet or so away from me!). It flew away after a minute, circling over and eastwards across one of the music school buildings.

Wednesday February 1, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
All four Yonge and Bloor area raptors were accounted for today! Quite by accident, I spotted the two red-tailed hawks on the antenna of the apartment building on the south west corner of Isabella and Sherbourne around 2:30pm. They have been seen here in the past. When I came out of No Frills, they were gone. Returning to Yonge and Bloor a bit later, I found both peregrine falcons on the CIBC building.

Tuesday January 31, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both adult peregrines have been seen daily in the Yonge and Bloor area since my last report on January 15. They tend to concentrate on the CIBC building but can also be found around other nearby buildings, particularly 44 Charles West and 77 Bloor West. I have not seen the two red-tailed hawks for some time now. With the reported sightings at Yonge and Eglinton, we now know that the Yonge and Bloor birds are not from there. I guess we will have to wait until spring to see if this new pair establish a nest in the area.

Sunday January 15, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Like yesterday, both birds were in the area for the whole day. At 8:15am, the adult female was seen carrying prey, heading west and landing on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West. She was quickly followed by the male. They remained there for about 5 minutes before heading back to the CIBC building, this time on the mid level ledge on the south side. After feeding, the female moved into one of the mid level slots [first time I've seen her in one of the slots] while the male took up the upper south ledge. She did not share the prey with the male.

Saturday January 14, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
From 7:30am, before dawn, until dusk around 5:30pm, both birds were still around the Yonge and Bloor area. They moved around quite a bit but tended to stay on or near the CIBC building. At 3:20pm, a kestrel was on the south side of 77 Bloor West, just below the flashing.

Friday January 13, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both today and yesterday, one or both of the adult peregrines were in view on the CIBC building throughout the day.

Wednesday January 11, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
By 8:05am, both adult peregrines were visible on the CIBC building. They were still there when I left at 8:30am. The male was seen at 1:25pm when I returned and he remained until dark, at 5:30pm. He caught a pigeon and took it to the west side of the CIBC building at 2:10pm and he flew into a west concrete slot on the same building at 3:50pm, remaining there for the rest of the day. The female was seen circling the same building, mid level, at 2:50pm. She fluttered up against the windows a couple of times [a female peregrine thing] before disappearing to the north or east side. Workers were repairing the south Bay logo and this may have been unsettling to her.

Tuesday January 10, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male was seen flying into one of the south CIBC slots in the dark at 7:02am. It's like watching bats flying around. Both birds were visible on the CIBC building by 8am and were still in view when I left the area at 8:30am. The female was in the same area when I did a quick check at 1:15pm.

Monday January 9, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines could be seen on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:23am, before dawn. They were visible in the area until 8:30am when I left for work. Returning at 1:50pm found a kestrel circling 77 Bloor West at roof level. The peregrines were back in view at 2:45pm until after dark when the male moved into a west concrete slot on the CIBC building. They spent most of their time on and around the CIBC building but did venture to some of the other buildings. At 4:25pm, the female was on the south balcony of 55 Bloor West, directly across from me. With the window open and the binoculars trained on her, I could not see if she was banded. She is a beautiful large bird with a distinct salmon flush on her breast. Her crop was full but the way she was standing, her legs were covered with feathers.She was gone before I could set up the telescope.

Sunday January 8, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both adult peregrines were seen almost continuously in the Yonge and Bloor area today from first light at 7:10am until around 4:20pm. They ventured a little further around the area today. At 10:40am, the male was on the 'y' of the south facing Bay logo, now partly dismantled. 1:15pm found him on the top of the Bloor and Bellair condo spire while the female was on the east CIBC antenna. A check of the Yonge and Eglinton area around 9:15am did not turn up either Ranger or Hunter so we as yet cannot rule out that the Yonge and Bloor birds are them.

Saturday January 7, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
At 9am, both birds flew in above Bloor from the west, circled the CIBC building a few times, and then disappeared to the north side of the building. A check at 10:15am found the male on the north side and the female on the east side of the building.

Friday January 6, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Both birds were visible on the CIBC building from around 7:40am until 8:30am when I left for work. When I returned to the area at 1:30pm, they were on the south side of the CIBC building and throughout the rest of the day, took up various positions on the building until disappearing from view around 4:30pm.

Thursday January 5, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The profile of the adult female peregrine could be seen in the dark on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 6:45am. By 7:55am, she had moved to the south east corner of the roof of the building and was gone from view at 8:30am. The adult male was on the south side of the same building at 7:55am and was seen later in the same location at 1:20pm.

Wednesday January 4, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The Yonge and Bloor area was almost completely fogged in today. However, both peregrines were seen at 8:25am: the male on the west side of the CIBC building and the female on the south side. At 1:35pm, the female was on the spire of the condo at Bloor and Bellair.

Tuesday January 3, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
The male was on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:46am and was still there when I left the area at 8:30am. When I was in the area at 1:25pm, both peregrines were on the west side of the CIBC building: the male on the ledge and the female on the logo just above him. At 8:30pm, in the dark, the male could just be seen sticking out of one of the west concrete slots. He spent the night there.

Monday January 2, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Nothing was seen until 2:15pm because of the fog. At that time the male was on the west side of the CIBC building. The female appeared on the west CIBC logo, just above the male, at 2:50pm. She was gone from view by 4:25pm while the male moved into a west concrete slot at that time and was still seen, after dark, at 5:00pm. After this, it was difficult to confirm whether or not he was still in the slot because of the water stains on the concrete.

Sunday January 1, 2006
Harry Crawford reports:
Again today, the adult male peregrine was the only one seen in the area. He was on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:50am in the fog, feeding. He was gone from view by 9:25am.

For earlier reports, check the Toronto archives.

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