The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

January - February 2001

Wednesday February 28, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Both peregrines were visible from my location during most of today's daylight hours:  Mandy between 6:40am and 5:45pm, Windwhistler-Spike between 7:30am and 5:45pm.  They were very restless and moved about frequently, sometimes making brief visits to the Bloor West and Avenue Road area.  They preferred the south Bay logo as well as the slots and ledges on the south side of the CIBC building.  Highlights included Windwhistler-Spike feeding on the top of the south Bay 'h' at 9:00am and again at 1:50pm, this time on a south mid ledge of the CIBC building.

Alan Kirschbaum reports:  I was on Bay north of Bloor at noon on Tuesday looking for our friends.  I didn't take long to see one gliding over from Yong and Bloor over and past Yorkville.  While peregrines are beautiful in flight, there was no active flight, it just glided.  At that point I noticed another peregrine on the North side of the Four Seasons, oddly enough I looked at the building for a while before and didn't see a thing.  That peregrine took off and flew back towards Yonge and Bloor where I lost it.

Tuesday February 27, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Windwhistler-Spike was on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony between 7:05 and 7:20am.  He was just standing, looking around.  He took up the top of the 'h' of the south Bay logo between 7:30 and 7:45 as well as between 9:15 and 10:45am (during the snow), then caught a small bird and moved to the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony to feed.  After finishing, he moved back to the 'h' and remained there until 11:55am.  At 10:45, Mandy was on the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo, disappearing with Windwhistler-Spike at 11:55am.

They were both back in view in the afternoon:  Windwhistler-Spike between 2:50 and 5:00pm on the top of the same 'h' as in the morning.  Mandy was on the south side of the CIBC building between 2:35 and 5:00pm.  She was briefly seen on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 5:25 and on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 6:10pm.

Monday February 26, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Between 8:10 and 8:20am, Mandy was on the top of the south CIBC logo.  She was on the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo at 12:40, and was circling above Yonge and Bloor 10 minutes later, disappearing to the north side of the buildings.

Sunday February 25, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Mandy was on the top of the east CIBC antenna between 9:55 and 10:15am.  She was seen feeding on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza at 10:40am; then flying east at 10:55, circling 77 Bloor West and finally flying to the Yonge and Bloor area, disappearing from view.  Considering the incredibly strong winds today, I was surprised to see any peregrine activity at all.

Saturday February 24, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Mandy was in a west slot on the CIBC building between 8:10 and 8:30 when she moved to the west ledge, disappearing at 8:55am.  Both peregrines were on the west side of the CIBC building at 10:30am. Mandy remained on her spot until 3:00pm!  Windwhistler-Spike started out on the same segment with Mandy but moved off a bit at 1:55pm. He was gone at 2:35pm.  Mandy was back again on the west side of the CIBC building at 3:15, flew around the building at 4:05, landing on the north west corner ledge briefly, then disappearing.  They were both back on the west side of the CIBC building at 4:55. Windwhistler-Spike left at 5:40 followed by Mandy just after 6:00pm.

Friday February 23, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Windwhistler-Spike was on the top of the south facing Bay 'h' at
8:00am, feeding.  He was gone 20 minutes later.  3:10pm found him in the same location.  He remained there until 4:00pm.  Mandy was on the top of the 'a' of the same logo between 3:25 and 4:00pm.  She also appeared briefly on the south side of the CIBC building at 5:05pm.

Thursday February 22, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Mandy was on the CIBC SE roof corner at 7:45 remaining there until 8:15am when she flew off to the north west.  She was back in the same location at 8:30 and remained there for 15 minutes. Windwhistler-Spike occupied the west side of the CIBC building at 10:20, disappeared 10 minutes later, returned with a small bird and finally moved to the top of the south Bay 'h' to feed.  He was out of view at 10:40am.  Both peregrines were back on the west side of the CIBC building at 11:25am.  Mandy was in a slot until she moved to the top of the west logo at 12:55.  She moved to the north west corner at 1:15 and was finally out of view at 1:25pm. Windwhistler-Spike was on the west side just under the slot Mandy was in until 12:10 when he flew off.  He was back on the west side between 2:25 and 3:50pm and was seen briefly on the top of the south CIBC logo at 4:35pm.

Wednesday February 21, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
The peregrines were visible from my location for most of the day. They preferred the west and south side of the CIBC building and the south side of the Bay building.  There were a few exceptions.  The highlights included two matings!  Can spring be far behind?  The first mating was on the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo at 7:50am.  The second one was more interesting.  Mandy was on the south west CIBC roof corner feeding; Windwhistler-Spike moved in, mated, grabbed the carcass, and flew away to the west facing CIBC logo to eat it.  All this took place around 2:05pm. Windwhistler-Spike was seen later, at 3:50pm, feeding on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony.  As an aside, there were workers on the Renaissance Plaza, which probably kept the birds away from that location.

Tuesday February 20, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
At 8:50am Windwhistler-Spike was seen passing back and forth just north of 44 Charles West.  He disappeared to the west shortly after, towards Bloor West and Avenue Rd.  Mandy was on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 9:15, mostly remaining there until 12:10pm.  Windwhistler-Spike joined her briefly at 9:20.  They may have briefly mated but I couldn't see very well.  He dropped down to the south east 55 Bloor West balcony for 5 minutes.  He was then seen flying to the east and then south at 9:40am.  2:00pm found him feeding on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West.  He left at 2:25 but was back at 2:50 briefly and then flew off east and north of the Marriott.  Both birds were seen briefly, numerous times throughout the day, darting between the buildings and soaring overhead.  Nothing was seen yesterday, Monday.

Sunday February 18, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Windwhistler-Spike had breakfast on the north east corner of 77 Bloor West at 8:10am.  It looked like a starling and he disappeared 10 minutes later.

Saturday February 17, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Windwhistler-Spike was on the top of the south CIBC logo between 6:45 and 7:00am.  He returned to the south side of the CIBC building at 2:00 remaining there until 3:25pm, enjoying the sun.  At 4:30 he was on the top of the south Bay 'y' until he moved into a south CIBC slot and disappeared at 5:25pm.  Mandy took up the top of the south Bay 'y' between 1:40 and 3:25pm.  She was on the top of the south CIBC logo later between 3:40 and 4:30pm.

Friday February 16, 2001
Alan Kirschbaum reports:  
I have been up to the Yorkville area a couple of times this week, Tues and Wed, and on both occasions a peregrine was on the north side of the Four Seasons Hotel.  We had a peregrine at Queen's Park today.  One was on its usual place on the Mowat block antenna.  It wasn't there for long, before it took off towards Yonge and Bloor.

Harry Crawford reports:  Windwhistler-Spike was briefly on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 6:55am.  He was seen feeding on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony for 10 minutes at 7:30 and again, feeding, on the north east corner of 80 Bloor West for 15 minutes at 12:20pm.  Mandy was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza penthouse at 8:05 until she flew east at 9:15am.  She spent 15 minutes on the top of the east CIBC antenna at 11:05am.

Thursday February 15, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Mandy was on the south west CIBC roof at 6:55am.  She left at 7:25, circling towards the north side of the building, out of view. Windwhistler-Spike was seen briefly on the bottom of the south Bay 'y' at 8:10am.  Mandy was on the top of the same 'y' between 8:45 and 9:35am.  She alternated between the CIBC and Bay building between 11:50am and 1:40pm when she moved to the south west corner of 77 Bloor West for a 15 minute visit.  Windwhistler-Spike had lunch on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony between 12:40 and 1:00pm.  He took up the south west corner of 77 Bloor West for 15 minutes at 1:40pm and finally appeared on the top of the 'a' of the south Bay logo between 3:20 and 4:10pm.  Mandy was on the top of the east CIBC logo (a favourite spot) between 4:40 and 5:15pm. Nothing was seen yesterday, Wednesday.

Tuesday February 13, 2001
Marcel Gahbauer reports:  
We now have full details on the female peregrine found dead at 60 Bloor West earlier this month.  The bird in question was banded as a nestling at the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1999.  She weighed 1110 grams at the time of banding (when she was 35 days old) - which is certainly on the large side.  Her parents have nested on the 34th floor of this building annually since 1991, and they have become the most productive of Pennsylvania's peregrines.  Their offspring from previous years are nesting in Detroit, as well as several Ohio cities.

Harry Crawford reports:  At 7:00am in the early dawn light, a peregrine flew from the south side of the CIBC building, rapidly, to the west in the direction of Bloor West and Avenue Rd.  Mandy was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza between 10:10 and 10:35am.  Windwhistler-Spike was on the south east corner of the same building between 10:10 and
10:20am.  Between 11:00 and 11:20am he was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West.

Monday February 12, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Windwhistler-Spike was on the north west corner of the
CIBC building between 7:55 and 8:30am.  He briefly appeared on the west side of the same building at 9:30am.  Both peregrines were on the north top balconies of the Four Seasons at 10:15am -- Mandy on the west balcony and Windwhistler-Spike on the east one.  A reliable source identified a red tailed hawk on the centre of the south side of the CIBC building between 3:00 and 3:15pm.  There was peregrine movement to the north and the hawk disappeared that way.  No interaction was seen as it was out of view.  Mandy was on the top of the east CIBC antenna briefly at 3:45pm and was back in the same location between 4:25 and 5:30pm when she flew south, towards 44 Charles West.

Sunday February 11, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
A quick trip over to Avenue Rd. and Yorkville found Windwhistler-Spike on a top balcony of the east side of the Four Seasons Hotel.  I couldn't find Mandy and was a little bit worried about how she managed through the intense wind storm of Friday night.  Windwhistler-Spike was seen briefly on the south east corner of the Renaissance Plaza at 1:00pm.  He was later seen on the south east corner of the Bay roof between 1:50 and 2:10pm.  Both peregrines finally appeared, nearly together at 4:45pm:  Mandy on the south east corner of the CIBC building until 5:10pm. and Windwhistler-Spike on the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo until he disappeared at 5:45pm. A quick trip over to Avenue Rd. and Yorkville found Windwhistler-Spike on a top balcony of the east side of the Four Seasons Hotel.  I couldn't find Mandy and was a little bit worried about how she managed through the intense wind storm of Friday night.  Windwhistler-Spike was seen briefly on the south east corner of the Renaissance Plaza at 1:00pm.  He was later seen on the south east corner of the Bay roof between 1:50 and 2:10pm.  Both peregrines finally appeared, nearly together at 4:45pm:  Mandy on the south east corner of the CIBC building until 5:10pm. and Windwhistler-Spike on the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo until he disappeared at 5:45pm. A quick trip over to Avenue Rd. and Yorkville found Windwhistler-Spike on a top balcony of the east side of the Four Seasons Hotel.  I couldn't find Mandy and was a little bit worried about how she managed through the intense wind storm of Friday night.  Windwhistler-Spike was seen briefly on the south east corner of the Renaissance Plaza at 1:00pm.  He was later seen on the south east corner of the Bay roof between 1:50 and 2:10pm.  Both peregrines finally appeared, nearly together at 4:45pm:  Mandy on the south east corner of the CIBC building until 5:10pm. and Windwhistler-Spike on the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo until he disappeared at 5:45pm. 

Saturday February 10, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Windwhistler-Spike was on the east side of the Renaissance Plaza
between 11:30am and 12:10pm.  He was back, this time on the south east corner at 1:45 until he headed east towards Yonge and Charles at 2:00pm.  He was seen eating a small bird on the south east corner of 55 Bloor West between 2:10 and 2:20pm (a very small bird). Between 4:10 and 5:00pm the south side of the CIBC building hosted him.  Having caught another small bird, he was feeding on the south east corner of 55 Bloor West again between 5:30 and 5:40pm.

Friday February 9, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  At 11:35am one of the peregrines was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza briefly, back again at 12:45 and was later soaring over 77 Bloor West at 12:40pm.  It was likely Windwhistler-Spike.  A quick trip over to Yorkville Ave. found Mandy
on the north balcony ledge, this time on the east side. Windwhistler-Spike was on the corner of the roof directly above her. Yesterday, Windwhistler-Spike was seen briefly hunting off the west side of the CIBC building at 2:15pm.  He immediately headed off west towards Bloor and Avenue Rd.

Thursday February 8, 2001
Marcel Gahbauer reports: 
We have learned from Sara Jean Peters of the Ohio Division of  Wildlife that the adult female found dead near Yonge and Bloor last week was a peregrine from Pennsylvania.  Her precise origin and age are still being researched, and we will pass along this information when we receive it.

Wednesday February 7, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
One of the peregrines was briefly on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza at 8:20am.  One was back in the same location at 3:10pm, moved to the north east penthouse at 4:05, the penthouse pipe at 4:15 and finally disappeared at 4:25pm.

Tuesday February 6, 2001
Marcel Gahbauer reports: 
We have some sad news to pass along today.  Late yesterday evening, Mark Heaton of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources phoned CPF director Mark Nash to let him know about a peregrine found dead in Toronto last week at 60 Bloor Street West.  It was an adult female, with leg bands on both legs.  At this point we know that it was not Mandy (as she is unbanded), nor any of the other Ontario peregrines we know of, as the bands do not match up.  We hope to know shortly what the background of this bird was.  There was also no obvious cause of death,  though an impact with a building is a strong likelihood.  We can only guess at what happened, but the most plausible scenario is that this female intruded (intentionally or not) on the territory of Windwhistler-Spike and Mandy, and was attacked by one or both.  Very likely the victim was an unmated individual in search of a mate in time for the breeding season.

Harry Crawford reports:  Windwhistler-Spike was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza (150 Bloor West) between 8:00 and 9:00am.  He alternated between the building roof and the penthouse.  I made a quick trip over to Yorkville and found that he had moved to the north east corner of the Four Seasons' roof at 9:00 and Mandy was on the balcony ledge on the north side of the building.  This is a potential nesting site.  Windwhistler-Spike was back on 150 Bloor West briefly at 12:40pm, between 1:50 and 2:30pm and finally between 3:15 and 4:15pm.  This time he was on the north east 'pipe' and also on the south east corner of the building.

Monday February 5, 2001
Harry Crawford reports:  
Both peregrines were on the north east corner of the Renaissance
Plaza penthouse between 8:15 and 8:30am.  One of them flew in from the west and circled high above Yonge and Bloor for a while around 9:35am.  11:45 found Windwhistler-Spike on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza penthouse again.  He also spent time on a pipe near that location and eventually flew away at 1:30pm.  Mandy joined him on her corner of the penthouse at 12:00 and stayed there until 2:10pm.  She was on top of the east CIBC antenna between 2:35 and 3:10pm.

Sunday February 4, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
There was light snow falling most of the day here making it very difficult to accurately identify the peregrines.  However, one was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza between 8:55 and 9:20am.  Another, likely Mandy was on the centre of the south CIBC roof briefly at 12:35pm.  She reappeared in the same location at 2:30 and finally took of to the north at 3:15pm.  This time she shared the ledge with 2 pigeons (living).  A third pigeon flew in to land but quickly threw the breaks on after having a good look. Mandy was back briefly again in the same location at 5:10pm.

Saturday February 3, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Both peregrines were on 77 Bloor West at 7:55am - Mandy was on the south west corner until 8:18, Windwhistler-Spike was on the north east corner until 8:00am.  He was on the south side of the CIBC building at 8:55, moved to the top of the south Bay 'h' at 9:40, and disappeared from view at 11:30am.  Mandy was on the top of the south
Bay 'h' between 9:40 and 10:50am, so both birds were together briefly.  Both were also seen on the north east corners of the Renaissance Plaza between 3:05 and 4:10pm.

Friday February 2, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
At 8:05am Windwhistler-Spike was seen briefly feeding on the south east balcony of 55 Bloor West.  He was on the top of the Bay south 'h' between 10:35 and 11:05am.  At 15:55pm both peregrines were soaring above Yonge and Bloor.  There was a strong wind and Mandy looked like she was motionless at times.  Both birds dove past each other playfully, gradually working towards the south. Windwhistler-Spike was on the bottom of the south Bay 'B' between 4:20 and 5:05pm.

Thursday February 1, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
I was down on King East around 2:30pm and noticed that Kingsley and Victoria were on the east roof ledge of the nest building; one was in the middle and one on the north east corner.  They were preening.  Yesterday at 1:15pm, Windwhistler-Spike flew in from the east, landed briefly on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West, then continued his westward trip.

Tuesday January 30, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Mandy spent 15 minutes on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 1:50pm.  She was briefly on the top of a pipe on the western section of the 55 Bloor West roof at 3:55pm but quickly took off to the north and disappeared into the fog.  Nothing was seen yesterday, Monday.

Sunday January 28, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Windwhistler-Spike was seen feeding on the north east corner of 80 Bloor West between 10:20 and 10:40am.  At 11:10 he was on the top of the south Bay 'h', moved to the south east corner of 77 Bloor West at 11:55, and finally headed west above Bloor at 12:05pm.  Mandy was on the south east corner of the Marriott between 11:10 and 11:40am. Around this time, the prey that Windwhistler-Spike stuffed in the west mid CIBC slot yesterday disappeared.

At 3:40pm Windwhistler-Spike arrived on the south west corner of 55 Bloor West with a freshly caught pigeon!  It was quite an effort on his part since the pigeon was as big as he was.  Having done with it, leaving a large portion behind, he moved down to the balcony below and sat on some temporary scaffolding at 4:05.  His crop was full and he eventually flew off for a brief visit to the south east Bay roof at 4:30pm.  Mandy was seen briefly on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 4:40pm.

Saturday January 27, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Both peregrines started out on the south facing CIBC logo at 7:30am: Mandy on the bottom, remaining until 8:05 and Windwhistler-Spike on the top, remaining until 8:20am.  Mandy was back, this time on the top, between 8:25 and 10:10am.

At 11:15am what I thought was a red-tailed hawk was slowly flying up Bay towards Bloor.  Before even having a chance to land, our peregrines attacked, appearing to come of the top of 44 Charles West.  They were relentless.  A couple of times, the hawk flew upside down with talons extended to fend off the attackers.  This continued for about 5 minutes with the action moving east, just north of Bloor until out of view behind the Marriott.

Mandy made a brief visit to the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 12 noon.  At 12:45 she was on the bottom of the south facing CIBC logo, remaining there until 2:20pm.  Windwhistler-Spike was on the top of the 'h' of the south Bay logo and then moved to the south
east roof corner at 2:30pm for 5 minutes.  At 3:35 he was feeding on the north east corner of 80 Bloor West and at 4:05pm he stuffed some fresh prey into a west mid slot of the CIBC building.  He then headed west.  4:10 found one of the peregrines on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza.  It disappeared 20 minutes later and was likely Windwhistler-Spike.  Mandy was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West at 4:30 and moved off to the west 15 minutes later.  Incidentally, two raptors were seen circling high above the Avenue Road and St. Clair area at 4:30pm as well.  One of the peregrines was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza between 4:55 and 5:05pm.  This was quite a day for viewing! 

Friday January 26, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
One of the peregrines spent 10 minutes on the north east corner of
the Renaissance Plaza at 8:35am.  Windwhistler-Spike was feeding on the north east corner of 80 Bloor West between 12:55 and 1:40pm.  He was later seen on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza for 10 minutes at 2:40pm.  Mandy was just above him on the penthouse feeding at the same time.

Thursday January 25, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
At dawn, 7:20am, both peregrines were visible.  Mandy was on the top of the south CIBC logo, remaining there until 8:05 when she visited a south slot.  She moved back to the logo 10 minutes later, this time to the bottom and remained there until 8:45am.

Windwhistler-Spike was on the south side of the same building, moved to the top of the south logo at 8:15 and also disappeared at 8:45am. He took over the south east corner of the Bay roof between 10:20 and 11:00am and again briefly at 12:25pm.  He was back in the same spot between 2:35 and 3:15pm when he moved to the top of the south CIBC logo.  He moved to the bottom of the logo at 4:15 and then into a south upper slot at 4:43am.  He flew right into it, out of view, turned around and came part of the way out, then backed in out of view.  This is slot 4 counting from the west.

Mandy occupied the top of the south logo between 3:30 and 5:20pm (dusk).  Actually, both peregrines were on the top of the logo for a while.

Wednesday January 24, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Between 1:50 and 2:10pm one of the peregrines was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza penthouse.  Windwhistler-Spike was on the south east corner of the Bay roof between 4:00 and 4:45pm and Mandy was on the south east corner of the CIBC building between 4:20 and 4:55pm.

Tuesday January 23, 2001
Alan Kirschbaum reports: 
At 4pm both peregrines were on the south side of the Manulife building.  One was on the antenna the other on the south west balcony.  The one on the antenna made a brief circle of the area and returned to its perch.

Harry Crawford reports:  Windwhistler-Spike was seen feeding on the north east corner of 80 Bloor West between 9:15 and 9:45am.

Monday January 22, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Both peregrines were on the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo at dawn, 7:40am.  Windwhistler-Spike left 10 minutes later.  Mandy moved to the south east Bay roof at 8:05 and disappeared at 8:50am when the window washers moved in.  I was sort of hoping she would attack them!  She was later seen, briefly at 9:05am, moving from the CIBC to the Bay buildings.  At 2:45pm a peregrine was on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza penthouse.  By 3:00pm the second peregrine arrived on the building.  One of them left at 4:55 and the other at 5:15pm.  From the distance and light conditions I couldn't accurately identify them by name.

Sunday January 21, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Mandy was on the 'h' of the south Bay logo at 7:30; the south side of the CIBC building at 9:05, briefly; the top of the south CIBC logo at 9:05 and finally disappeared at 9:30am.  She was over on the Renaissance Plaza between 11:10 and 11:50pm when she moved east to the south east corner of the Marriott, finally disappearing at 12:30pm.  Mandy was seen on the north east corner of 77 Bloor West briefly at 2:35pm.  She then circled the building several times below roof level.  She made one more appearance on the south east corner of the same building at 3:40pm.

Saturday January 20, 2001
Marcel Gahbauer reports: 
Craig McLauchlan has informed me that he spotted a peregrine at Avenue Rd and St. Clair on January 9.  It was perched on the building on the southeast corner of the intersection, then took off in pursuit of a red-tailed hawk.  Was this one of the Yonge/Bloor peregrines, or one of the Yonge/Eglinton peregrines, or yet a different one again?  We encourage anyone in the Avenue / St. Clair area to keep an eye open for any peregrine activity and report any sightings to us at marcel@peregrine-foundation.ca.

Harry Crawford reports:  Both peregrines were on the CIBC building from dawn, 7:25am until 8:10am:  Windwhistler-Spike on the south side and Mandy on the top of the south logo.  Mandy was back on the logo between 8:25 and 9:40am, this time on the bottom of the logo.  Windwhistler-Spike took up the top of the 'y' of the south facing Bay logo between 8:25 and 9:25am.  Around 1:00pm one of the peregrines started chasing pigeons off the south face of the Bay building and proceeded to chase them around the Yonge and Bloor intersection.  They circled the area about six times.  This didn't seem to be a serious effort except for the raised blood pressure of the pigeons and was likely Windwhistler-Spike just playing around.

Both peregrines continued to be seen on the CIBC and Bay buildings between 2:05 and 4:15pm.  Mandy was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West at 4:40pm before moving to the south east corner of the mechanical penthouse of the Renaissance Plaza.  She remained there until 5:25pm.  Windwhistler-Spike joined her on the south west apartment roof between 4:55 and 5:10pm.

Friday January 19, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Both peregrines were on the top of the south facing CIBC logo between 3:30 and 3:55pm.  Nothing was seen on Thursday.

Wednesday January 17, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Mandy was on the top of the south CIBC logo at 7:30; moved to the south east corner of the roof at 7:50; moved to the south east corner of the Raddisson Plaza at 8:10 and finally disappeared from view at 8:30am.  She made a brief appearance on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 9:45am.  Windwhistler-Spike was on the south side of the CIBC building between 7:35 and 7:50am.

Mandy was on the south east corner of the CIBC building between 1:50 and 3:40pm.  At 2:00pm an intruder arrived in the area.  A red-tailed hawk flew low, between 55 Bloor West and 44 Charles West and landed on the north east corner of 77 Bloor West.  From out of nowhere, Windwhistler-Spike came in and dove on the hawk.  The dogfight continued from west to east past 44 Charles West until it was out of view.  Mandy, who was still on the CIBC building and could see everything, didn't even lift a wing to help.  Later, at 2:20pm, Windwhistler-Spike was on the south side of the CIBC building.  He left the area at 4:00pm.  Yesterday, Tuesday, Mandy was seen briefly on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 7:45am.

Monday January 15, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Both peregrines were seen sitting out the fog on the middle west ledge of the CIBC building at 8:45am.  Mandy left the ledge at 10:15 and Windwhistler-Spike followed around 11:00am.  An unidentified peregrine was seen darting between the buildings at Bay and Bloor at 12:35pm.

Sunday January 14, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Between 7:35 and 7:55am Mandy was on the top of the west CIBC logo. A very wet Mandy was briefly on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 9:55am.  When I was outside at 10:25am I noticed a male and female peregrine fly from the roof of 44 Charles West (Manulife apartments) towards the west.  Mandy occupied the top of the east CIBC antenna between 1:45pm for 10 minutes before moving to the top of the west CIBC logo.  She remained there until 2:40 when she moved to the south west corner of the CIBC roof.  She left this area at 4:10pm.

Saturday January 13, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Mandy started out on the top of the south facing CIBC logo at 7:30am.  She moved to the south west corner of the roof at 7:50 and eventually moved off towards 44 Charles West at 8:05am.  She was seen briefly on the south east corner of the Bay roof at 8:15am and graced the south west corner of 77 Bloor West for 20 minutes at 8:20am.  There were workers on the roof of the Bay building during the afternoon.

Friday January 12, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
At dawn, both peregrines were on the CIBC building: Mandy on the top of the west logo and Windwhistler-Spike on the top of the south logo.  They moved around a lot on the same building, both disappearing by 7:55am.  At 9:05 Mandy appeared on the west middle ledge of the CIBC building, remaining there until she moved to the top of the west logo at 11:45am.  She was gone by 12:20pm. Windwhistler-Spike joined Mandy on the mid west ledge at 9:30, moved to the south mid ledge at 10:10, moved to the upper west ledge at 10:50 and finally also disappeared at 12:20pm.  Both were back on the top of the west CIBC logo at 1:25pm.  Windwhistler-Spike left five minutes later followed by Mandy at 1:50pm.

Alan Kirschbaum reports:  I was on Bay north of Bloor.  It was hard to spot them at first.  They were on the south west side of the CIBC building, Windwhistler-Spike was on the top corner and Mandy was on the CIBC logo.  They moved to the Bay, Windwhistler-Spike was on the antenna and Mandy on the "t".  At one point steam was rising off the top of the Bay, making for an interesting view of Windwhistler-Spike.  He flew off  after a few minutes to the east leaving Mandy on  "t".  She flew off shortly after, but returned to the antenna.

Thursday January 11, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
A male peregrine was circling the CIBC building around 1:05pm.  It made several clumsy attempts to land but was unsuccessful.  This male had an antenna on its back so it was likely our intruder.  I believe that the only male in the area with an antenna is Magellan. A few minutes later, it was seen being chased by Mandy towards the west. As an aside, Windwhistler-Spike and Magellan's father, Marco, are brothers.

Mandy was seen on the south east corner of the Bay building between 2:50 and 3:25pm.  Windwhistler-Spike was briefly seen feeding on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West roof at 3:25pm.  At 4:55pm Mandy was seen on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West.  She quickly took off to the south west.

Marcel Gahbauer comments:  Harry is correct that the intruder was in all likelihood Magellan.  Of the five peregrines in Project Track-'em this year, the only males were Magellan and Nate, and since Nate is still in Colombia, we know it can't be him.  The only other possibility is that the intruder was Eco or Lincoln, from the first season of Project Track-'em.  They should have lost their transmitters by now (as a result of the thread attaching the harnesses biodegrading naturally over time), but it's possible this has not happened, and thus we can't rule out that it was one of them.

Wednesday January 10, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Between 7:35 and 8:15am and between 8:45 and 10:05, Mandy was on the top of the west facing CIBC logo.  Windwhistler-Spike was on the ledge just below between 9:55 and 11:15am.  He was also seen on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West between 2:05 and 2:15pm.  Mandy made a brief visit to the south west corner of 77 Bloor West before disappearing to the south west.

Alan Kirschbaum reports:  At 12:15 Mandy was on the north east corner of the Four Seasons hotel.  She flew off to the west at around 12:30.  Shortly after I heard a peregrine vocalizing and saw some pigeons flying off as if spooked.  I looked up and saw a peregrine landing on the Renaissance Hotel.  I moved to a better viewing position and noticed a small shower of feathers coming off the northeast corner of the building.  Mandy was having lunch.  It took me a couple of minutes to notice Windwhistler-Spike standing about 30 feet away from Mandy.  She was dining alone.  Much to my surprise she didn't appear to pluck the pigeon all at once (a la rouge in Richmond Hill), but plucked as she went.  Windwhistler-Spike flew off briefly, but returned near his original spot.

Tuesday January 9, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Windwhistler-Spike was on the top of the south facing Bay logo between 7:20 and 9:10am and between 9:35 and 10:45am.  He was joined at 7:30 by Mandy who was also still there at 10:45am.  She made a brief appearance on the south east corner of the Bay building at 3:50pm.

Monday January 8, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Mandy was on the top of the south CIBC logo at 7:40am.  Feeding on freshly caught prey, Windwhistler-Spike was on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony at 7:50am.  (The prey he stuffed into the slot yesterday is still there.)  When he was finished, at 8:20, he was joined by Mandy.  They both headed west at 8:50am with Mandy returning east, above Bloor Street 5 minutes later.  At 2:00pm both peregrines were playing tag in the Yonge and Bloor area.  They managed to scatter the local pigeon population and ended up heading towards 44 Charles West.  Also, around this time, the prey that was stuffed into the mid west CIBC slot by Windwhistler-Spike yesterday, disappeared.

At 2:35pm Windwhistler-Spike made a brief appearance on the south east corner of the Bay roof; Mandy made the same on the CIBC south east roof.  At 3:05pm Windwhistler-Spike was preparing freshly caught prey on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony. When he was finished, at 3:05pm, he hopped over to some snow, dipped his head twice in it, then scraped it off with his talons.  He took off to a brief landing on the south east corner of the Bay roof before disappearing at 3:40pm.  Peregrines seem to like snow!

Alan Kirschbaum reports:  At 4 p.m. both peregrines were on the south side of the Manulife building. One was on the upper south east corner, while the other was on the balcony.

Sharon Jocelyn reports:  Well, after no sightings for a while, this afternoon has been busy.  First one of them drove off a red-tailed hawk.  Then, twice, three peregrines were in battle. Obviously two were driving the other one off.  It's now 4:00 and one is on the antenna of The Bay.  They just drove off the other peregrine - and it is definitely a peregrine - I haven't seen him come up yet so hope he or she is alright. Mandy and Windwhistler both wanted the top perch of the antenna (they seem a bit testy with each other) and of course Mandy is the winner.

Sunday January 7, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
While it was still dark, 7:10am, Mandy could be seen on the west side of the CIBC building.  At 7:40 she moved to the top of the south logo and then circled around to the north side of the building.  Windwhistler-Spike was seen feeding on the mid west
level of the CIBC building between 7:55 and 8:10am when he moved to the top of the west logo.  At 10:05 he moved to the west side of the same building.  At the same time Mandy dove on him, claiming his spot.  Windwhistler-Spike simply moved further north along the ledge.  Both peregrines disappeared at 11:00 with Mandy taking up the top of the east CIBC antenna until 11:30am.

Windwhistler-Spike appeared on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West at 1:35pm and was joined by Mandy 5 minutes later.  They remained close to each other and took turns jumping into the snow on the roof.  2:00pm found them gone but Windwhistler-Spike made brief appearance in the same location at 2:20pm.  He was on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony at 3:15pm preparing a small bird he caught.  He then took it over to a mid west CIBC slot, shoved it in, and flew off.

Saturday January 6, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Between 7:30 and 11:30am both peregrines could be seen on the Bay and CIBC buildings.  At 11:40 Mandy started to act erratically, circling the CIBC building, just above the split, at quite a high speed.  She dove a number of times and seemed to almost hit the building at times.  This was done at least 10 times.  Then I saw the cause of the problem; the swing stage and window washers were moving up the west face of the building.  I'm not sure if she actually dove on them but she was quite upset.

Windwhistler-Spike was on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony between 11:50am and 12:20pm.  He was on the south east corner of the CIBC building between 2:00 and 2:50 when he was driven away by the swing stage moving directly over him.  He was on the same spot between 3:30 and 4:00pm.  Mandy was on the south east corner of the Bay roof between 3:20 and 4;15pm.

Friday January 5, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Windwhistler-Spike was seen briefly feeding on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor Street West balcony at 4:25pm.

Alan Kirschbaum reports:  One of the peregrines was back at Queen's Park today.  It was on the North East corner of the Mowat Block in the early afternoon.  It looked like it may have been feeding.  Later in the afternoon it was back on one of the Manulife antenna.  It dove straight down off the antenna and was out of sight in a couple of seconds.  It reappeared on the north west corner of the Manulife building.  It took off again and I saw it chasing a  group of birds, missed and came to rest again on the Manulife antenna.  It stayed there briefly, and the flew out of sight.

Thursday January 4, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
An unidentified peregrine flew from the CIBC building southwest over Bay St at 11:55am.  Both peregrines were on the top of the south CIBC logo between 1:55 and 2:10pm.  They were on the south ledge of the same building, very close together, between 2:50 and 4:15pm.  Nothing was seen yesterday, Wednesday.

Tuesday January 2, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Windwhistler-Spike was on the south side of the CIBC building between 7:25 and 7:55am.  He moved to the top of the south Bay logo at 10:15, remaining there until 11:50am.  Mandy was on the top of the same logo between 10:55 and 11:50am.

Monday January 1, 2001
Harry Crawford reports: 
Both peregrines were on the south side of the CIBC building between 8:00 and 9:20am; Mandy was on the bottom of the logo.  She was seen feeding on a pigeon on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony between 9:25 and 9:50am. Windwhistler-Spike landed close by at 9:30 but didn't steal the prey away from Mandy this time.  He moved off to the top of the south Marriott logo at 10:20 and moved back for a brief visit to the south east 55 Bloor West balcony at 11:25am.  Mandy also visited the south Marriott logo at 10:20, remaining there until 11:25am.  Windwhistler-Spike was on the south east corner of the roof of 55 Bloor West between 11:25am and 12:15pm.  An unidentified peregrine was circling just south of Yonge and Bloor at 4:30pm.

 

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