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MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

May - June 2003

Thursday June 19, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: At 7:04pm a male peregrine was on the centre of the south CIBC roof ledge. He quickly moved to the top of the south facing logo and was still there when I last looked at 7:36pm.

Thursday June 12, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The male peregrine spent 10 minutes on the bottom of the west facing CIBC logo at 2:30pm.

Tuesday June 10, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: After several days, the adult male peregrine finally made an appearance in the Yonge and Bloor area. He was on the north west corner of the CIBC building for about a half hour at 2:30pm.

Sunday June 1, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult male peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from 7:25am until 7:55am. Yesterday, at 12:20pm, the female spent a few minutes on the south west corner of the same building. On Tuesday, May 27, the male was on the north west corner of the CIBC building for a brief time at 6:27am.

Friday May 23, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult male peregrine was on the north west corner of the CIBC from 7:30am until 8:10am. At 4:40pm, both peregrines were on the west side of the CIBC building, the female on the bottom of the logo. They were both gone by 4:55pm.

Tuesday May 20, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: At 5:50am, a female peregrine was on the south west corner of the roof of the CIBC building, disappearing 5 minutes later. This is an unusual location and it may not have been the local female. The regulars occupy the ledges just below the roof level. At 7:55am, a female was on the south west corner, normal location, on the south west corner of the same building and was still there when I left the area at 8:32am. At 8:06pm, a peregrine arrived from the south east, circled above the CIBC building, made a few unsuccessful stoops and quickly disappeared from view. At 8:43pm 2 peregrines were on the south CIBC logo, one on the top and one on the foot. A few minutes later, the one on the foot moved over to the south Bay logo. Both birds were gone by 9pm. Yesterday, a male was on the north west corner of the CIBC building for a brief time at 10:03am.

Sunday May 18, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult male was on the south west corner of the CIBC building from 9:17am until 9:35am. Yesterday, the female was in the same location from 8:16am until 8:33am. Several kestrel sightings have taken place over the last week, primarily on 77 Bloor West. The Manulife duck and her mate have returned to the 44 Charles West roof garden once again this year. In addition, we have a pair of Canada geese for the first time!

Wednesday May 7, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult male flew in from the west at 8:06am and took up the north west corner of the CIBC building. He was still there when I left the area at 8:30am. Also, at that time, the adult female was patrolling back and forth above Bloor Street, probably hunting. For about 15 minutes starting at 3:40pm, one of the peregrines was on the north west corner of the CIBC building. The lighting conditions made it difficult to tell which one it was. Just as I was about to send this off at 8:45pm, the (or a) male arrived back on the north west corner of the CIBC building. He immediately flew to the west and joined another peregrine. They played and chased each other around for a few minutes and then shared the CIBC north west corner. They were very close to each other and one had its head bowed quite a bit. It was now dark so I couldn't identify them. One peregrine was still there at 9:27pm.

Tuesday May 6, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The female peregrine was seen briefly on the south west corner of the CIBC building at 4:25pm. A bit later, at 4:48pm, two male peregrines were in the area: an adult male was circling the CIBC building and eventually ended up in a west facing concrete slot. He remained there until 6:55pm when he headed south in the direction of the 44 Charles West roof. The other male, quite likely an immature, was on the bottom of the 'B' of the south facing Bay logo. He disappeared at 5:10pm. At 6:12pm a large broad winged raptor was slowly circling the area near Avenue Road and St. Clair.

Sunday May 4, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The male peregrine spent about 5 minutes on the north west corner of the CIBC building at 12:46pm and was briefly on the west side of the same building at 4:21pm. At 5:46pm two peregrines were circling above the area: one above and slightly to the north of the CIBC building and the other, high above Bay and Bloor, slowly moving west. They didn't seem to take notice of each other.

Friday May 2, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The male peregrine circled the CIBC building a few times at 8:23pm and landed on the north west corner. He moved over to the south west corner at 8:53pm and could barely be seen in the darkness.

 

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