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MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

July - September 2003

Tuesday September 30, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:33pm, a female peregrine was on the south east corner of the CIBC building. She stayed there until just before 7:08pm. Since her back was to me, I couldn`t tell if it was the adult female that often visits the area.

Friday September 26, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
What looked like the adult female was seen on the north west corner of the CIBC roof from 7:52 until shortly after 8:16am. Workers had just appeared on the Bay roof. Later, at 4:00pm, the adult male was seen briefly on the west side of the CIBC roof. He may have been there for a while as I usually assume a sighting in that area is a pigeon. The falcons prefer the ledge just under the CIBC logos.

Sunday September 21, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was briefly on the west side of the CIBC building at 4:19pm.

Friday September 19, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the west side of the CIBC building from 6:55 until 7:18am. It looked like he was trying to find a spot to get out of the wind. Just before he left, he was pressed up against the wall of the building and hardly visible.

Thursday September 18, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:27am the silhouette of a peregrine was seen on the south west corner of the CIBC roof. When there was enough light, it turned out to be the adult male, feeding. He was still there when I left the area for work at 8:35am.

Wednesday September 17, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the north west corner of the CIBC building at 7:23am, circled above the area a few minutes later, and then headed south west towards the roof area of 44 Charles West.

Tuesday September 16, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the north west corner of the CIBC roof, not the usual ledge, from 7:22 until 7:35am.

Saturday September 13, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the north west corner of the CIBC building from 9:26 until 9:33am. Later in the day, at 4:49pm he made a spectacular glide from the roof area of 44 Charles West to and right into, a west facing concrete slot of the CIBC building, a block away. He was gone from view shortly after 5pm.

Friday September 12, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
From 5:06 until 5:37pm, an adult female was on the north west corner of the CIBC building.

Thursday September 04, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the north west corner of the CIBC building from 7:05 until 7:17am.

Monday September 1, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
Both adult peregrines were on the west side of the CIBC building at 6:28pm - the female on the north west corner and the male on the south west corner. The male was gone shortly after 6:53pm and the female at 7:20pm.

Saturday August 30, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
For a change, the adult female was in the area today. She was first spotted on the west side of the CIBC building at 11:35am and remained in the same position until disappearing shortly after 12:36pm. Workers were seen on the roof of the Bay, just across the street, around that time.

Tuesday August 26, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the south west corner of the CIBC building for a short while at 6:55am. Yesterday, he was in the same location from 6:38 until 6:55am.

Saturday August 23, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was seen circling above the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor at 8:26am. With the strong winds, he managed to hover motionless for a while before heading to the roof area of 44 Charles West, out of view. At 8:37am he was on the south west corner of the CIBC building and stayed there until around 9:15am.

Thursday August 21, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was first seen on the west side of the CIBC building at 6:17am. He took up various positions on that side of the building before disappearing at 7:29am. Workers continue to be present on the Bay roof next door.

Wednesday August 20, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:20am, the male peregrine flew in from the west, above Bloor and took up the north west corner (ledge) of the CIBC building. He was gone from view at 7:48am.

Friday, August 15, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was first seen scattering pigeons above Bay and Bloor at 6:50am. He eventually landed on the south west corner of the CIBC building, disappearing at 7:10am. A red-tailed hawk was on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 9:31am. He appeared to come from the roof area of 44 Charles West. He was gone at 9:35am after making a brief stop on the east side of the building. At 6:50pm he spent a few minutes on a pipe on the east side of 77 Bloor West.

Yesterday, an adult male peregrine was on the south west corner of the roof (not ledge) of the CIBC building from 6:35 until 6:58am.

Sunday August 10, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the CIBC building from 6:55am until 7:22am. On Friday, he was in the same area from 7:43am until 8:05am.

Tuesday August 5, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
Both adult peregrines were seen for a brief time at 8:06am on the west side of the CIBC building. They were both on the south side of the same building at 8:30am when I left the area. Returning at 5:42pm, the female was found in the same location. She remained there until 6:08pm.

Sunday August 3, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 11:40am both male and female adults were on the CIBC building: the male on the north west corner until 12:23pm and the female on the bottom of the south logo. She moved to the bottom of the west logo at 12:23pm and was last seen in that location at 2:12pm. The male was seen on the south west corner of the same building from 2:36 until 2:53pm. At 3:30pm a great blue heron slowly winged its way to the north east in the fog above Bay and Bloor.

Friday August 1, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 7:36am the adult male was on the north west corner of the CIBC building. By 7:50am the male was gone but an adult female was on the bottom of the west facing CIBC logo. She was still there at 8:33am when I left the area. At 5:01pm the male was briefly on the bottom of the south CIBC logo.

Thursday July 24, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult male was on the south west corner of the CIBC building from 7:47 until disappearing at 8:24am. Later in the day there was considerable kestrel activity in the Yonge and Bloor area.

Monday July 21, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult male peregrine was back today -- first seen on the north west corner of the CIBC building at 4:25pm. He moved briefly to a west concrete slot at 4:32pm before relocating to the bottom of the south logo. He was out of view around 6pm but was later seen on the top of the south facing Bay logo at 6:17pm. The fog quickly blocked my view and when it lifted around 8:15pm, the bird was gone.

Sunday July 6, 2003
Harry Crawford reports: The adult male peregrine was on the bottom of the west CIBC logo at 7:46am. When I last checked, at 8:27am, he was still there. This is the first I've seen anything in the Yonge and Bloor area for over two weeks.

 

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