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MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

March - April 2005

Saturday April 30, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 12:50pm, a female peregrine flew in from the west and took up the south side of the CIBC building. Before I could get the scope on her, she took off to the south east after a duck.

Friday April 22, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
7:10am Spotted a female peregrine on the north west corner of the CIBC building. Directly above, on the roof corner, was a male. They remained there for 10 minutes. Unfortunately I couldn`t determine their ages since they were facing away. At 4:55pm, a red-tailed hawk was circling above Bay and Bloor. It drifted east and then north, past the CIBC building. At 5:12pm, a kestrel was circling above the CIBC building. It then moved south and west towards the roof area of 44 Charles West.

Thursday April 21, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature female peregrine was back in the Yonge and Bloor area today. I first spotted her on the south side of the CIBC building at 7:45am and she was still there at 8:33am when I left the area. From 6pm until 6:26pm, she was on the top of the east CIBC antenna. Finally, she was briefly on the south east corner of the Bay roof at 7:55pm.

Sunday April 17, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
11:52am found a female peregrine on the north west corner of the CIBC building. A couple of minutes later, she made a large clockwise loop and disappeared to the north of the Bay building. At the same time, two kestrels came in from the south, chasing and playing with each other, and disappeared in the same direction of the peregrine. There has been a lot of kestrel activity in the area during the last few days.

Friday April 15, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 3:15pm, a female peregrine was on a cross-bar of the east CIBC antenna. A few minutes later, two pigeons passed to the south of her. She took off after them and all disappeared to the north east. At 6:36pm a peregrine was seen chasing two pigeons to the east, just north of 44 Charles West. I couldn`t tell if either peregrine was a juvenile.

Monday April 11, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature female was first observed on the south east corner of the Bay roof at 6:20am. She moved over to the south Marriott logo for a brief time at 6:30am before disappearing from view. At 5:50pm, a red-tailed hawk was circling north of Church and Bloor, scattering pigeons. A red-tailed hawk was on the top of the east CIBC antenna for a brief time at 6:20pm.

Sunday April 10, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:30am, an immature female was wedged into one of the west facing concrete slots on the CIBC building. She took off to the north at 7am at a high rate of speed, snatched a pigeon out of the air and continued north, out of view. At 8:28am, there was a kestrel on the condo spire at Bloor and Bellair. The immature peregrine was back at 4:48pm. It made an unsuccessful attempt to land in a west CIBC concrete slot and settled on the west ledge, just above, instead. She was still there at 5:25pm.

Monday April 04, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
After not seeing any peregrine activity in the Yonge and Bloor area for several days, I spotted an immature female on the south logo of the CIBC building at 3:22pm today. This was confirmed with the Meade but unfortunately, I couldn`t tell if she had bands. She was gone from view at 3:50pm. Later at 5pm, an adult female (back towards me but slate back colouring) was in one of the south CIBC concrete slots. She appeared to be sleeping and was gone around 6pm. The red-tailed hawks continue to be seen in the area daily.

Wedneday March 30, 2005
Alan Kirschbaum reports:
While I didn't have my binoculars with me, I believe I saw the Yonge/Bloor peregrines mating at around 12:30 today on the North East ledge of the CIBC. I waited for one to take off to make the ID confirmation, but they stayed put.

Sunday March 27, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult female peregrine was on the north west corner of the CIBC building briefly at 3:55pm. She was later on the top of the condo spire at Bloor and Bellair from 6:35pm until well after dark at 7:12pm. There was no sign of a male in the area.

Saturday March 26, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
An unidentified adult peregrine was on the east CIBC antenna from 11:52am until just after 12:05pm.

Friday March 25, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 5:52pm, the two red-tailed hawks were circling and playing with each other above Bloor between Bay and Yonge. One eventually landed on the mid level south west corner of the CIBC building. Both were gone from view at 6:02pm.

Wednesday March 23, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
Two red-tailed hawks were on the mid level, west side of the CIBC building at 7:55am. They were still there when I left for work at 8:40am.

Saturday March 19, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the west side of the CIBC building from 6:05pm until 6:45pm when it was quite dark.

Friday March 18, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
A single red-tailed hawk was slowly circling above Bay and Bloor at 5:30pm. It gradually drifted to the west. In the dark, at 7pm, an unidentified peregrine was on the north west corner of the CIBC building.

Monday March 14, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The male peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from 5:55am until 6:05am. The two red-tailed hawks occupied the south Bay logo from 1:52pm until 2:58pm.

Sunday March 13, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The two adult peregrines were circling and chasing each other above Davenport between Bay and Yonge at 10:50am. They eventually settled on the CIBC building, remaining there for 15 minutes or so.

Saturday March 12, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The male was seen at 6:45am on the north west corner of the CIBC building. He was gone by 7am. The adult female was on the top of the west CIBC antenna for a brief time at 12 noon.

Thursday March 10, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
Today, the adult male was seen on the south side of the CIBC building at 5:30am. He was gone from view at 6:18am. I checked during the night and he was not visible so he may not be spending the night there.

Wednesday March 09, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
Like yesterday, the adult male was on the south side of the CIBC building, this time from 5:40am until 6:20am.

Tuesday March 08, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male was spotted on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:05am. He was gone from there at 6:30am.

Monday March 07, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 7:05am, the adult male was on the northwest corner of the CIBC building. Two minutes later, the adult female peregrine flew in from the west into a west concrete slot, just under the male. Both were gone from view at 7:20am.

Saturday March 05, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The adult male peregrine was on the north west corner of the CIBC roof from 11am until after 11:26am. A red-tailed hawk flew west above Bloor from Yonge to the Renaissance Plaza at Avenue Road at 2:28pm where it joined the other hawk. Obviously, they both survived the previous encounter with the peregrines. One was still visible on the Plaza until around 3:10pm. One of the hawks was on the north east corner of 77 Bloor West at Bloor for a brief time at 5:35pm. The female peregrine was seen on the Bloor and Bellair condo spire from 5:49pm until around 6pm. Yesterday, she was seen briefly on the south east corner of the CIBC building at 7:53am.

Thursday March 03, 2005
Linda Woods reports:
15:05p.m. Looking west from Bay St. Adult peregrine on the south-east corner of Mt. Sinai Hospital. Can't confirm if it's the downtown bird. While the bird was sitting on the corner of Mt. Sinai, the helicopter at Sick Kids Hospital is readying for take-off and I thought it might scare the bird off. A second peregrine came into view from the south and made a food drop to the adult female on Mt. Sinai. The male continued north over Ontario Power Generation at University and College, and out of view. My next look, the female had flown off and I missed the direction it went. I then departed and headed for the Toronto Sheraton Centre. A brief sighting and can't even guess if it was Windwhistler and Wind.????

Harry Crawford reports: The adult male peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building from before 6am until 6:35am. He was seen on the south east corner of the same building from 6:24pm until 6:50pm.

Wednesday March 02, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 5:55am, well before dawn, the adult male was on the south side of the CIBC building. He disappeared from view around 7am. Between 2:23pm and 2:40pm, both the male and female were on the south side of the same building. At 3:55pm, both peregrines were back at the same location. The attack began at 4:31pm -- the male was off first, heading east past the Marriott; the female was next. The two red-tailed hawks were circling above the north wing of 200 Bloor East, the Manulife head office. Several chases were observed with one hit on a hawk from behind. The hawks eventually chose the roof for cover but the peregrines kept diving on them. The fight moved north, out of my viewing range. The female peregrine was on the south side of the CIBC building at 6:18pm and remained there until well after dark, around 8:10pm.

Tuesday March 01, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:48am, the adult female peregrine was standing in at least 6 inches of fresh snow on the west side of the CIBC building. She was gone from view just after 7:20am. Yesterday, she was briefly on the north-west corner of the same building at 6:52am.

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