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MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

October - December 2003

Sunday December 21, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
A peregrine, likely the adult female, was spotted on the new condominium at 55 Bloor East. She was on the north east pinnacle.

Saturday December 20, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
A subadult peregrine was on the south balcony of 55 Bloor West at 9:22am. It was gone by 9:45am. Unfortunately I couldn`t tell if it was banded. It didn`t seem to have a tracking antenna. This is an unusual spot for a non resident. Yesterday, around 4:30p, a red tailed hawk was slowly circling just north of Bay and Bloor.

Saturday December 13, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
Our adult female was first seen on the north west corner of the CIBC roof at 12:48pm. She remained there until moving south, to the roof area of 44 Charles West at 2:17pm. The male was on the north west corner of the same building at 1:12pm, on the ledge just under the female. He disappeared from view at 1:38pm but came back to the same spot at 2:23pm and remained there until 2:56pm. Yesterday at 8:23am, a large hawk, likely a red-tailed, was slowly circling above Bay and Bloor before moving south, down Bay Street.

Wednesday December 10, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the west side of the CIBC building before dawn, at 7:15am. She moved over to the north west corner a few minutes later and was last seen there at 8:15am. With all the construction equipment and noise in the area I was quite surprised to see her at all today.

Thursday December 04, 2003
Linda Woods reports:
07:40 - Looking west towards Mt. Sinai hospital I happened to see a peregrine land on the south-west corner of the hospital. Few seconds later a larger peregrine flew in from the south and began swooping and diving at the peregrine that had just landed. The encounter did not last very long. The smaller peregrine took off towards the west and I lost view of it behind the hospital. The aggressor eventually headed south again and I lost sight of it on the south side of the Sheraton Hotel on Queen Street.

Monday December 01, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the south side of the CIBC building at 7:13am and she remained there until 7:40am. In the afternoon, at 3:58pm, a kestrel was seen, slowly soaring in the wind, high above Yonge and Bloor.

Monday November 24, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 7:58am, both adults were on the CIBC building: the female was on the west side, feeding (smaller than a pigeon this time) and the male was on the south west corner. The male took off a few minutes later and continually chased a small group of pigeons around. He really looked like he was just playing. He finally disappeared from view at 8:25 but then the female was attacked by a kestrel. She finally landed on the east CIBC antenna while the kestrel took up the top of the west antenna. From there, the kestrel launched several attacks. All birds were gone from view by 8:30am.

Sunday November 23, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was seen on the north west corner of the CIBC building at 7:25am. She remained there for a half an hour. Later, at 9:48am, she was on the west side of the same building, having just caught a pigeon. Feathers were raining down on Bloor Street. She disappeared shortly after 11:40am. Yesterday, she was seen briefly on the south west corner of 77 Bloor West at 4:31pm.

Tuesday November 11, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was spotted on the west side of the CIBC building at 7:15am. She remained there until just after 8:00am, trying to stay out of the rain. She also made a brief appearance on the south side of the same building on Saturday around 9:00am.

Tuesday November 4, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8:24am, the adult female flew in slowly from the west over Bloor and landed on the foot of the west facing CIBC logo. She was still there 5 minutes later when I left for work. Yesterday, she was seen briefly on the south west corner of the CIBC roof at 4:12pm.

Sunday November 2, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was first seen, sitting out of the rain, on the north west corner of the CIBC building at 8:16am. She left around 10:30am. The rain had let up by that time.

Sunday October 26, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the south west corner of the CIBC roof for at least a half hour, starting at 12:20pm.

Saturday October 25, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
I first saw the adult female at 4:18pm. She was on the very top of the east CIBC antenna. At 5:14pm she took off rapidly, to the south west, towards the roof area of 44 Charles West. Interestingly, the top of the east CIBC antenna was one of Mandy`s favourite spots when she lived in the area.

Wednesday October 15, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the south side of the CIBC building from 7:38am until 8:07am and later from 5:40pm until just after 6:05pm. This spot gave her some shelter from the fierce winds. Yesterday, she made a brief appearance in the same spot at 7:36am.

Monday October 13, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines were seen briefly in the area today. The male was on the north west corner of the CIBC building at 9:51am and the female was on the west side of the same building at 10:07am.

Wednesday October 08, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8:02am, the adult male made a brief visit to the north west corner of the CIBC roof. Later, at 1:28pm, I was approaching Queen`s Park from the south and what looked like a peregrine flew south, across the legislature building, circled a few times and then headed north east. When I arrived in the Yonge and Bloor area shortly after, nothing was seen.

Sunday October 5, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the adult female was seen on the south west corner of the CIBC roof at 7:04am. She moved to the south ledge at 7:13 and disappeared at 7:31am. Turkey vultures were moving from east to west, north of Bloor at 1:40pm. There had to be more than 30 of them. They spent some time circling north of Bloor and Spadina. There continues to be quite a bit of kestrel activity in the Yonge and Bloor area.

Saturday October 4, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
An unidentified peregrine flew from the roof area of the CIBC building to the roof area of 44 Charles West at 7:14am. Both the adult male and female were on the south side of the CIBC building for a brief visit at 3:42pm: the male in a concrete slot and the female on the ledge just under him.

Thursday October 2, 2003
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the south side of the CIBC building from 5:37pm until around 6:15pm.

 

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