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March - April 2004

Wednesday April 28, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female appeared on the north west corner of the CIBC roof at 8:09am. She was still there at 8:45am when I left the area. The adult male made a brief appearance on the north west ledge of the same building at 4:42pm.

Tuesday April 27, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was on the south side of the CIBC at 6:05am. He circled the building a few times before disappearing towards Bay and Charles at 6:17am

Monday April 26, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8:02pm, the adult male spent 10 minutes on the south side of the CIBC building. Earlier, at 6:29pm, an unidentified peregrine flew from the general direction of the CIBC building to the roof area of 44 Charles West.

Sunday April 25, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female was on the west side of the CIBC building at 9:08am. She flew south, towards the 44 Charles West roof at 9:17am.

Saturday April 24, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
After a bit of an absence, peregrines are now being seen in the Yonge and Bloor area once again. At 9:15am, a red-tailed hawk took up a usual position on the top of the condo mast at Belair and Bloor. It then started to circle slowly, moving to the north. At 10:42am a male adult peregrine spent 5 minutes on the south side of the CIBC building. An unidentified peregrine hung motionless in the wind above the north side of the CIBC building at 2:33pm. It quickly stooped west above Bloor. The adult female was on the north west corner of the CIBC building at 5:18pm.

Sunday April 18, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
The female peregrine was spotted on the north west corner of the CIBC roof at 6:40am. She started circling above Bloor West at 6:58 and was joined by the male who appeared to come off the roof of 44 Charles West. They circled a few times before heading north.

Saturday April 17, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
At 9:10am, a female peregrine glided from the roof area of 44 Charles West to the bottom of the 'C' of the west facing CIBC logo. She remained there until 9:27am. At 6:43pm, she was seen on the top of the same signage and was still there at dusk (8:30pm).

Friday April 16, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
A male peregrine was first seen on the west side of the CIBC building at 5:12pm. He remained there until 5:37 when he made a trip to the west, returning to the same spot at 6:50pm. A female joined him on an adjacent ledge at 7:35pm. They were both still there when I last checked at 7:45pm.

Monday April 5, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
This evening, both peregrines put on an incredible display of late evening-night flying. It started at 8:16pm and lasted around 20 minutes. They would rest on the west and south sides of the CIBC building and then chase each other around. At times they were quite close to the building, making the corners at an incredible angle and speed. Towards the end, all you could make out were their silhouettes passing the lit windows.

They continue to be seen in the Yonge, Bay and Bloor area but only for brief visits. The area is still frequented by kestrels and red-tailed hawks.

Monday March 29, 2004
Sharon Jocelyn reports:
Andrew Last determined that the one Peregrine (and we could not determine if it was the female or male) DID NOT HAVE any leg bands.. We have had several chances today to see him/her, and  finally it showed his legs, and Andrew was watching through the scope.

Thursday March 25, 2004
Sharon Jocelyn reports:
We have had several sightings of the peregrines over the last couple of days. Had the male in my sites for about three minutes, but could not see his legs for bands - but we are determined. Andrew Last, another of our group, also saw them mating yesterday. We get our best sightings on the Manulife Building.

Monday March 22, 2004
Sharon Jocelyn reports:
We just saw the two peregrines mating on the railing of the old Manulife building. They have been circling the building all morning. We thought we weren't going to see them again. They seem to be enjoying the sun.

Sunday March 07, 2004
Harry Crawford reports:
Both peregrines have been seen in the Yonge and Bloor area almost daily for the last couple of weeks. Courtship behaviour was observed today around 7:10am when both chased each other back and forth above Bloor. They also spent a fair amount of time on the west and south sides of the CIBC building. In previous days, they have avoided the Bay (roof construction) and CIBC (rebranding) buildings and instead, were seen in the Bay and Bloor area with 77 Bloor West being the recipient of visits by the peregrines, kestrels and red-tailed hawks (not at the same time).

 

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