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MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

January - February 2003

Friday February 28, 2003
Alan Kirschman reports: I was North of Bay and Bloor at around 1pm. She was on the ledge on >the North side of the CIBC building. She glided over to the Yorkville area shortly after. I did have a look at the North side of the Four Seasons. No falcons, but fresh spray on the walls. I think she is spending time in both locations.

Harry Crawford reports: The local female was on various locations of the west side of the CIBC building from 7:08 until 9:45am and from 10:38 until 11:48am. She was seen on the north side of the building at 12:25pm. Between 1:37 and 1:50pm she was on the top of the west CIBC antenna.

Thursday February 27, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The female peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building from 8:10 until 10:45am when she headed west, from 12:33 until 1:35pm; was seen circling west and north of the CIBC building at 2:04pm; back on the west side of the CIBC building from 2:26 until 2:35pm; on top of the west CIBC logo from 3:22 until 6:06pm and finally in a south CIBC slot for the night at 6:20pm.

Tuesday February 25, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The local female peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from 7:25am until 10:50am; made a brief stop on the south logo of the Marriott at 1:10pm and was back on the south side of the CIBC building at 3:15pm. She was still there at 4:20pm and eventually moved into a south slot for the night. She could be seen there well after dark.

Monday February 24, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The Yonge and Bloor peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building from 6:58am until 8:58am when she moved over to the south side of the building. At 9:32am she appeared on the south west corner of 55 Bloor West with a pigeon -- the pigeon was still alive. To maintain control and balance, the peregrine kept her wings outstretched. This was an awesome sight! She eventually resolved the situation and feathers were falling all over the Bay and Bloor intersection shortly afterwards. She disappeared at 9:58am, reappearing at 11:24am on the west side of the CIBC building. She moved to the south side at 11:52pm and finally disappeared from view at 4:05pm.

Sunday February 23, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: Today, the female peregrine was on the west and south sides of the CIBC building with a few brief excursions elsewhere and to the Bay building. She was seen almost continuously from 10:32am until 5:54pm when she moved into a south CIBC slot for the night. The falling snow and winds didn't seem to bother her much.

Saturday February 22, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult female took up various positions on the CIBC west side and west logo during the day. She was continuously visible from 7:48am until well into the dark at 6:32pm, enduring the fog and driving snow.

Friday February 21, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: From 2:40 to 3:00pm, the female peregrine was on the north west corner of the CIBC building. She took up the north east corner of 77 Bloor West from 3:20 to 5:14pm. Yesterday she spent about a half hour on the west side of the CIBC building, starting at 12:30pm.

Brian Tjernstrom reports: One peregrine was on the north side of the CIBC building between 12:43 pm and 12:55 pm.

Wednesday February 19, 2003
Brian Tjernstrom reports: One bird was visible on the north side of the CIBC building between 12:42 pm and 12:56 pm.

Tuesday February 18, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: Just like yesterday, the peregrine hung around the west CIBC logo. She was there from 7:56am until disappearing at 4:23pm. Unfortunately, I didn't see where she moved to to spend the night.

Monday February 17, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: Today, our peregrine preferred the west logo of the CIBC building. She was there from 6:55am until 7:10am; 7:33am until 11:50am and from 2:08pm until 5:30pm when she moved into a west slot for the night.

Sunday February 16, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: Like yesterday, the peregrine spent the day on the west and south sides of the CIBC building. She was first seen at 6:50am, then continuously throughout the day until 5:37pm when she took off, made a couple of circles west of the building and then settled into a west slot for the night.

Saturday February 15, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: Today, the female peregrine took up various positions on the west and south sides of the CIBC building from 6:55am, first light, until when she disappeared from view at 3:40pm. She was seen in a south CIBC slot at 5:32pm.

Friday February 14, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The female peregrine was on the top of the south facing Marriott logo from 10:42am until around the noon hour. She took up the south side of the CIBC building from 1:52pm until 4:36pm, then the top of the south CIBC logo from 4:56pm until 5:34pm when she moved into a south CIBC concrete slot.

Thursday February 13, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:  Today, the peregrine was on the top of the south facing Marriott logo from 11:53am until disappearing at 4:08pm

Wednesday February 12, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The female peregrine was on the south Bay logo from 12:27 until 2:43pm when she moved into a south CIBC concrete slot, presumably to get out of the fierce wind. She disappeared from view at 4:20pm.

Tuesday February 11, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female started out on the south Bay logo at 7:00am and then moved to the west side of the CIBC building at 7:20am, taking up various positions on the ledge and logo before disappearing at 11:55am. I didn't see where she spent the night.

Monday February 10, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The Yonge and Bloor female peregrine was first seen at 2:10pm, scattering the pigeons from the roof of the CIBC building. She then headed south west towards the roof of 44 Charles West. She was on the south Marriott logo at 4:06pm; the south Bay logo at 4:29pm; in a south CIBC slot at 4:36pm; back to the south Bay logo at 5:17pm and finally into a south CIBC slot for the night at 5:43pm.

Sunday February 9, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The resident female was seen continuously from 8:46am until approximately 3pm, taking up various locations on the south sides of the Bay and Marriott buildings. She was on the CIBC building at 4:41pm and eventually moved into a south slot at 5:01pm. She changed slots at 5:43pm.

Friday February 7, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The resident female was on the south Bay logo at 7:52am. She was still there when I left the area at 12:15pm. When I returned at 2:15pm, she was on the south Marriott logo and remained there until 3:10pm. Finally, she made a brief appearance on the south side of the CIBC building at 4:50pm. I didn't see her go into any of the slots. Yesterday, she was seen briefly on the top of the west CIBC logo at 5:11pm.

Wednesday February 5, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was seen in the usual locations from 7:21am until 1:53pm. She made a brief appearance on the south side of the Marriott at 2:34pm and was on the south side of the CIBC building at 4:12pm. She moved into a south CIBC slot at 4:40pm and changed slots at 5:44pm. A red-tailed hawk was seen circling above Yonge and Bloor at 2:04pm and didn't appear to be challenged by the resident peregrine.

Monday February 3, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   Our adult female was on the west side of the CIBC building from 7:08am (first light) and 8:25am and from 9:24am until 4:51pm when she moved into a west concrete slot for the night. At 11:58am a red-tailed hawk flew in low, from the west, above Bloor, passed the CIBC building and then headed south, above Yonge. The resident peregrine would have been able to see the hawk but did nothing.

Sunday February 2, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The resident female was seen throughout the day from 10:51am until 5:25pm when she took up residence in a south CIBC concrete slot.  She was in the usual CIBC and Bay locations but also included the north east corner of 77 Bloor West. One of her visits to that location had her removing the feathers of a chocolate brown pigeon, at around 3:34pm.

Saturday February 1, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   When the fog lifted at 9:23am, the Yonge and Bloor peregrine was seen on the west side of the CIBC building. She disappeared from view at 10:55am. At 11:45am she was enjoying a meal on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West roof. She left that spot after 12:20pm. 1:30pm found her on the top of the west CIBC antenna; to the bottom of the west logo at 2:20pm, and finally gone at 3:15pm. She returned at 5:06pm and moved into a south CIBC slot for the night.

Friday January 31, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was seen on the west side of the CIBC building at 4:36pm. She moved into a west concrete slot at 4:36pm but apparently was not content to spend the night there just yet. At 5:14pm she was seen circling above the building before landing on the top of the east antenna. She made a brief visit to the top of the west logo at 5:21pm and finally moved into a west slot at 5:49pm.

Friday January 31, 2003
Brian Tjernstrom reports:   One peregrine was on the north side of the CIBC building between 2:17 and 2:23 pm.

Thursday January 30, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female peregrine was seen feeding on the south east roof corner of 55 Bloor West from 12:23 until 1:45pm. She moved into a south CIBC slot for the night around 5:40pm

Wednesday January 29, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   Our adult female peregrine was first seen at 7:45am on the south side of the CIBC building; was circling north of Bay and Bloor at
8:44am; was on the top of the south Bay logo from 8:52 until 9:55am when she moved to the top of the south Marriott logo. She remained there until 2:51pm when she moved to the south east roof corner of 55 Bloor West, feeding. She moved to the south side of the CIBC building at 4:08pm and finally into a south CIBC slot for the night at 5:14pm.

Tuesday January 28, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was seen briefly on the south east roof corner of 55 Bloor West at 7:53am. She was back in the same location from 3:12 to 4:15pm, this time feeding. Earlier in the day, around 11:05am, a red-tailed hawk was circling the area above Avenue Rd. and Davenport.

Monday January 27, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   As with yesterday, the female peregrine moved around quite a bit, from the CIBC building to the Bay and back. She was seen from 7:12am until 12:04pm in these areas. At 12:50pm she was feeding on the south east roof corner of 55 Bloor West. At 1:03pm she flew to the north, somewhat low. The resident kestrel buzzed her at 12:58pm. She was in a south CIBC slot for the night at 4:56pm.

Sunday January 26, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female spent a lot of time moving from the Bay, CIBC and Marriott buildings throughout the day, somewhat more restless than usual. I saw her from 7:30 to 11:45am, from 12:48 to 2:57pm and on the south side of the CIBC building from 4:25 until 5:12pm when she moved into a south CIBC slot for the night. The kestrel was seen
briefly on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 8:15am.  Yesterday, the peregrine was seen flying towards the west, high above Bloor at 2:48pm.

Friday January 24, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   Today, the female peregrine was seen feeding on the top of the 'y' of the south facing Bay logo at 7:20am. She left that area sometime after 1:30pm. She was later seen feeding on the top of the south Marriott logo from 4:05 until 4:35pm. At 5:12pm she flew into a south CIBC slot for the night.

Thursday January 23, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was seen on the south Marriott logo from 7:31 to 8:38am when she moved over to the south Bay logo. She alternated between the south side of the Bay building and south side of the CIBC building and was continuously seen until 4:45pm when she moved into a south CIBC slot for the night.

Wednesday January 22, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The south Bay logo was graced by our peregrine from 7:23am until 12:30pm and from 2:03 until 2:36pm when she moved over to the south side of the CIBC building. She remained there until 4:03pm, returned to the south Bay logo until 4:46pm, when she returned to the south side of the CIBC building. At 5:02pm she moved into a south CIBC slot for the night.

Tuesday January 21, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was first seen on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:12am. She moved to the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo at 7:34am, remaining there until just after 12pm. At 3:47pm she was on the south side of the CIBC building and moved into a south slot at 4:48pm for the night. Her tail could still be seen sticking out of the slot at 5:50pm. A male kestrel spent a good part of an hour on the south east corner of the 55 Bloor West balcony at 3:04pm. The sunlight was intense and his colours were spectacular!

Monday January 20, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   After not seeing anything but kestrel activity over the weekend, the female was spotted on the top of the south Bay logo feeding at 7:25am today. She remained there until moving to the south side of the CIBC building at 1:25pm, disappearing at 4:15pm. She returned to the same spot at 4:33pm and finally moved into a south CIBC slot for the night at 5:20pm.

Friday January 17, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   Our female peregrine spent a good part of the day on the south Bay logo: from 7:35am until after 12:15pm, from 1:37 until 2:45pm and from 3:44 until 4:38pm when she moved to the south side of the CIBC building and eventually into a concrete slot for the night at 5:11pm. She sported a full crop in the afternoon. Yesterday, she was briefly on the south Marriott logo at 7:45am and in a south CIBC slot for the night at 5:11pm.

Tuesday January 14, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was first spotted on the south side of the CIBC building at 1:02pm. She remained there until 4:43pm when she moved into a south concrete slot for the night. At 1:02pm a large raptor, likely one of the red-tailed hawks in the area, was circling north west of Bay and Bloor. Our falcon couldn't see it.

Monday January 13, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was on the south Bay logo between 9:05 and 10:57am; between 12:56 and 2:58pm and between 3:15 and 4:35pm when she flew
over to the south side of the CIBC building. She moved into a concrete slot for the night at 5:04pm.


Sunday January 12, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   12:22pm found the falcon circling and flying between the buildings at Yonge and Bloor. She took up the south side of the CIBC building from 3:49 to 4:22pm. Yesterday, Saturday, she was seen briefly on the south side of the CIBC building at 2:46pm.

Friday January 10, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   At 7:34am, the adult female was on the bottom of the south Bay logo; moved to the west side of the CIBC building at 7:45am and disappeared from view at 8:35am. What appeared to be a red-tailed hawk was circling above Bay and Bloor at 9:28am. It wasn't challenged by our falcon. Between 11:14 and 11:21am the falcon occupied the north east corner of 77 Bloor West. She was seen briefly on the south east corner of the Bay roof at 12:49pm and was back in that location from 2:42pm until 3:02pm when she was seen circling the Yonge and Bloor area before disappearing. At 4:18pm the female falcon was on the south side of the CIBC building. She moved into a south concrete slot for the night at 5:12pm.

Thursday January 9, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female was first seen on the south side of the CIBC
building at 7:57am. She moved to the top of the 'y' of the south Bay logo at 8:05am, remaining there until 8:35am. At 10:22am she was seen feeding on the north east corner of 77 Bloor West, then moved to the west side of the CIBC building at 10:36am; spent the
day there and finally moved into a west concrete slot at 4:19pm for the night.

Wednesday January 8, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   I first saw the adult female at 2:21pm. She was on the south side of the CIBC building. At 3:20pm she moved into a south concrete slot for an early night and could still be seen in the dark at 5:25pm.

Tuesday January 7, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   A peregrine was seen on the south east corner of the Marriott briefly at 8:54am. The adult female was seen circling above Bay and Bloor at 11:50am. She eventually drifted east to Yonge and then south, out of view.

Tuesday January 7, 2003
Jan Chudy reports:   Running along King at 7:40 this morning, one of the birds was on the nest ledge. Unfortunately I could not identify which one it was. However, I am thrilled to have seen one two days in a row.

Monday January 6, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   I first saw the female peregrine on the south side of the CIBC building at 11:15am. She remained there until just before 2pm when she moved to the bottom of the 'B' of the south Bay logo. She was still there 7 minutes later when I left the area. When I returned at 5:11pm, she was comfortable settled in a south CIBC concrete slot for the night.

Monday January 6, 2003
Jan Chudy reports:   I am very happy to advise that for the first time in a very long time, one of the birds was sitting on the nest ledge at 18 King when I drove by at 8:30 this morning. Unfortunately, I could not identify which one.

Sunday January 5, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The female peregrine flew in from the west above Bloor and landed on the very top of the east CIBC antenna. She remained there until 4:50pm when she moved into a concrete slot for the night.

Saturday January 4, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female spent most of the day alternating between the CIBC and Bay buildings. She was first seen at 9:02am, remained visible until 3:35pm and returned to a south CIBC slot at 4:43pm, to remain there for the night.

Friday January 3, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female spent the first storm of 2003 on the west side of the CIBC building here at Yonge and Bloor. She was first seen on the top of the west logo at 8:53am and remained there until 3:42pm when she moved to the west ledge. Finally, at 5:04pm she moved into a west concrete slot to spend the night.

Thursday January 2, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   7:41am found the adult female on the west side of the CIBC building.  She remained there until around 11:45am. She was back in the same location at 12:37pm and was still there when I left the area at 12:52pm. She took up the west side again from 3:32pm until after dark and could still be seen after 5:30pm.

Wednesday January 1, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:   The adult female arrived and took up the bottom of the south facing 'B' of the Bay logo at 8:23am. She moved to the south side of the CIBC building at 10:23am, remaining there until a brief visit to the west side at 2:25pm. She was back on the west side at 3:17pm and remained there until moving into a south slot at 4:52pm for the night.

 

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