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MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

May - June 2005

Wednesday June 1, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 7:40pm, the immature male was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West. He immediately circled the building and disappeared to the north. Fifteen minutes later found him dead centre, on the west CIBC roof where he remained until 8:50pm.

Tuesday May 31, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature male was on the top of the west CIBC logo at 8:50pm and was still there at 9:30pm.

Saturday May 28, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked at 5:40am, the immature male was on the top of the west facing CIBC logo. He remained there until disappearing from view around 11:20am.

Wednesday May 25, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature male was back in the Yonge and Bloor area today -- first seen at 5:35am on the south CIBC logo. He was still on the south side of the building when I left the area at 8:35am.

Wednesday May 18, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first checked at 6am, the immature male was on the top of the west CIBC logo. Apparently, he left prey on the top of the south logo. When I left the area at 8:37am, he hadn`t moved. At 6:27am, a kestrel was on the south east corner of 77 Bloor West for a brief time -- both birds would have been able to see each other. At 6:10pm, the immature male was on the west CIBC roof. He moved to the south logo at 7pm and fed on the prey he left earlier. He was gone from view 10 minutes later but was back on the west CIBC logo at 7:58pm.

Monday May 16, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature male was seen peeking over the roof ledge on the west side of the CIBC building at 8:27am.

Friday May 13, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature male appeared on the top of the west CIBC logo at 8:22am and was still there when I left the area at 8:35am. When I returned at 1:20pm, he was in the same location, finally disappearing from view at 3:58pm. Kestrel and red-tailed hawk activity continues in the Yonge and Bloor area as well.

Thursday May 12, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature male was on the south side of the CIBC building when I first checked at 5:38am. He was gone from view at 6:05am.

Wednesday May 11, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
When I first looked this morning at 5:52am, the immature male peregrine was on the top of the south CIBC logo. He was still there when I left for work at 8:34am.

Tuesday May 10, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 6:10am, the immature male was feeding on the south west corner of the CIBC roof. He was gone from view at 7:37am.

Monday May 9, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
The immature male was spotted on south west corner of the CIBC building at 3:08pm. At 4:05pm, he was feeding on the north west corner. After taking up various positions on the same building, he was gone from view at 4:20pm. At 5:25pm, he was observed in a dog fight with an aggressive kestrel. The kestrel was successful and was seen later, still patrolling the area.

Sunday May 8, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
An adult female peregrine was seen on and around the CIBC building from 6:15am until 6:53am. At 12:48pm, an immature male was sitting on the top of the south CIBC logo. I managed to get the scope on him twice. He was gone by 2:10pm. During this time, from 1:19pm until 1:26pm, the adult female was back, this time on the west CIBC logo. I didn`t see any interaction between the two peregrines. Maybe these are the birds that Linda has reported in the Dundas and University area.

Saturday May 7, 2005
Linda Woods reports:
For the past few evenings I have been seeing a peregrine on the north west corner of an office building in the area of University and Dundas. Not really concerned, I thought it might be Wind on a incubating break.
This afternoon, around 1:00p.m. the bird had returned to the same spot. Curious I went out hoping it would not fly off before I could get a line on the bird. When I arrived on the south west corner of University and Dundas near the subway entrance, there on the corner were two peregrines!
I really think that one was not a resident bird. ( male and female) Again this evening around 7:40 p.m. A peregrine was seen on the same building and this time a peregrine was in view on the south-east corner of the Sheraton Hotel.
I've seen them on that building on a regular basis now.

Tuesday May 3, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
A red-tailed hawk was circling just north of 44 Charles West at 5:43pm. A couple of primaries were missing from each wing. A few minutes later, at 5:56pm, a female peregrine was on the top of the east antenna of the CIBC building. She was gone from view by 6:30pm.

Sunday May 1, 2005
Harry Crawford reports:
At 8:33am, a male and female peregrine were playing tag in the skies above Yonge and Bloor. After about 5 minutes of this and considerable vocalisation, the male headed south towards the roof area of 44 Charles West while the female landed on the west CIBC logo. She was gone by 9:17am.

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