The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

March - April 2002

Tuesday April 30, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  09:00 Mandy is seen on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler not in view at this time.  09:20 Mandy on the 5th ledge, east side Mount Sinai cleaning prey. The feathers are flying! after cleaning the meal she took off and it looked like she took the food with her to the north-east corner of National Life.  09:50 After feeding on the National Life logo Mandy headed back to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital for a brief stop.  10:00
Mandy into the second ledge. Windwhistler appears and heads to the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.

2:30p.m. Mandy is seen on the 8th ledge of the hospital.  

Harry Crawford reports:  When I passed Mount Sinai at 2:55pm, Mandy was on the 8th ledge from the north.  At 3:02 she stretched and then flew north and then west, passing just south of the hydro building.

At 4:35pm, an adult peregrine was slowly circling, high above Yonge and Bloor.  An adult male appeared on the south side of the CIBC building at 5:22pm, moved to the second 't' of the Marriott south side at 6:05, and was gone by 6:20pm.4:30 - 6:20p.m. Mandy and Windwhistler were not seen by me during this time.

Linda Woods reports:  6:25p.m. Just caught a glimpse of one adult heading into the 2nd ledge. I didn't see a clear handing off of the nest area. Mandy appears on the ledge and flies over to the 5th ledge for a brief stop and then is off again. No movement noted in back corner of nest area.  6:40p.m. Mandy must have just caught her dinner. She is seen on the north-east corner of National Life cleaning and feeding on prey.  7:10p.m. After she finishes her meal she then takes off for the south ledges of Mount Sinai. She is not there very long and she takes off in a big hurry south. I see her chasing a dark bird in the Dundas and University Ave area. Couldn't see if she was successful in her hunt. The next time I see her she has returned to the south-side of Mount Sinai and she was still on the south ledge at 7:30p.m.

Monday April 29, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  08:30 Mandy nor Windwhistler are in view at this time.  08:50 Windwhistler is on the 7th ledge, east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  09:30 Windwhistler into the 2nd ledge. Mandy appears on the ledge as Windwhistler makes his way to the back. Mandy takes off and over to the 5th ledge.  

Harry Crawford reports:  An adult male was on the south side of the CIBC building from 11:54am until 12:01pm.  He was back in the same spot at 2:12pm, moved to the second 't' of the south Marriott logo at 3:05, finally disappearing 10 minutes later.

Linda Woods reports:  3:00p.m. Mandy is seen on the 7th ledge facing inwards.  Windwhistler not in view.  4:00p.m. Not in view.  5:15p.m. Mandy on the 6th ledge (her favourite ledge)  5:25p.m. Mandy takes off and heads for the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler not in view at this time.  6:00 - 7:00p.m. Both Mandy and Windwhistler remain out of view during this time.  I've been keeping a close eye on the south pillar of the second ledge and haven't  notice any additional movement as yet.

Sunday April 28, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  Rain, cold and gusty winds. First sighting of the day.  5:45p.m. Mandy first spotted on the 1st ledge from the south, east side Mount Sinai Hospital. She then headed for the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. There is left-overs from a previous meal on the corner where she is sitting and Mandy begins to pick at it. Either she's not that interested  in eating or there is not much left to eat . She picks the carcass up with her beak and carries it further onto the roof-top and out of view. Occasionally I could her head poke up above the level of the roof. I guess she's not interested in soggy left-overs and is last seen in a low stoop heading west over University Ave.

Saturday April 27, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:15 Mandy is seen on the 5th ledge Mount Sinai Hospital and was still there when I left the area at around at 08:30. Windwhistler was not seen during this time.

2:00p.m. Windwhistler is seen on the 5th ledge and he remained there until 3:25p.m. He took off to the east roof-top of Princess Margaret Hospital.

3:45p.m. Windwhistler took off  from this perch and over to sit on the north-east corner of Mount Sinai. Mandy appears from the back of the 2nd ledge and takes off to sit on the north-east corner roof-top with Windwhistler.  Windwhistler leaves and heads to the back area of the 2nd ledge. Mandy remains on the north-east corner of Mount Sinai.

5:00p.m. Mandy still on the north-east corner roof-top and Windwhistler not in view.  5:30p.m. Mandy gone from the corner. One adult seen on the north rails of National Life. Can't make out who it is because of the angle.  5:45p.m. Helicopter approaching Sick Kids Hospital from the west. Adult off north side of National Life and over to the south-west corner of Princess Margaret Hospital.  6:10p.m. Adult off Princess Margaret Hospital  and over to the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. Still can't identify which adult it is. Second adult not in view.  6:20p.m. Adult is gone from the south-east corner of Mount Sinai. Second not in view and presumably in the 2nd ledge.  6:50p.m. Both adults have not been seen.

Harry Crawford reports:  At 8:50am an adult male did a stoop from the north side of the CIBC building, west, across Bloor with landing gear down, probably to somewhere on the north side of 77 Bloor West.  A red-tailed hawk was seen on the CIBC building twice, earlier in the day.

Friday April 26, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:00 Mandy on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler not in view at this time. A light snow flurry passing through. Temp 2c

08:20 Mandy on the 5th ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler not in view. Mandy takes off from this perch and sets down on the south-east corner of the Hydro Building.  

11:30 Mandy on secondary ledges east side Mount Sinai Hospital, Windwhistler has not been seen,  I'm assuming he's in the nesting area. 12:00 Adult on the 7th ledge can't be sure who it is. It's sitting well back into the ledge and facing outward.

12:30 - 2:40p.m. Mandy remained on the 7th ledge during this time period. Windwhistler was not seen either. I took a break and returned at 3:35p.m. and Mandy had moved to the north-east corner of National Life Building.  

3:50p.m. Mandy is gone from National Life and not in view. No movement noted in 2nd ledge. Both adults not in view.  4:00p.m. Adult is seen on the 2nd ledge momentarily and off again. I watch the ledge for movement and miss the direction in which the adult headed for but finally find one adult on the south-east corner of the Hydro Building. Due to glare off the glass windows can't tell who it is.  4:15p.m - 5:05p.m. Adult gone from Hydro Building and both adults are not in view.  5:45p.m. Windwhistler on the 1st ledge and over to the 3rd ledge, off the 3rd ledge and over to 2nd ledge and into the nesting area. Mandy reappears on the ledge and over to the 5th ledge.

Harry Crawford reports:  An adult male peregrine visited the south side of the CIBC building at 5:22pm, remaining only briefly.

Linda Woods reports:  6:25p.m. Mandy off the 5th ledge, east side Mount Sinai and over to the north-east corner of National Life. She stays there for approx. 10 minutes and she takes off to the south-east corner of 505 University Ave. A place I don't see her too often. I checked the downtown roof-tops for either Kingsley or Victoria but the downtown birds are not in my view.  7:30p.m. Mandy takes off again and heads to the south side ledges of Mount Sinai for a brief stop and then to the 1st ledge from the south. 7:45p.m. Mandy takes off and enters the 2nd ledge, a clean handing off of the nesting area is seen and Windwhistler makes his way to the ledge as Mandy settles down in the back. I could see Mandy standing for a brief period before settling down. Could not see what she was doing but I would think she was turning eggs. Windwhistler takes off and heads for the south-east corner of the Hydro Building.

Thursday April 25, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:30 Adult on north rails of National Life building. Second adult not in view.  07:00 Raining. Mandy on the 1st ledge from the south,  east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  07:35 Windwhistler is now on the secondary ledges on the east side of Mount Sinai. He takes off towards the north-east and goes out of view. Mandy not seen at this time and is presumed to be in the 2nd ledge.  08:30 Windwhistler on the south-east corner of 505 University Ave. Mandy not in view. He remained on this perch for about 25 minutes and was next seen on the east side of Mount Sinai at 09:00.  09:30 Windwhistler remains on the east side of Mount Sinai until 09:45 he takes off and returns to the 1st ledge from the south.  He has prey with him and after cleaning the catch he takes it over to the 3rd ledge and then to the upper ledges of the east side of  Princess Margaret Hospital and stashes the food in the far corner.

10:25 Windwhistler still on the upper ledges of Princess Margaret Hospital.  10:30 Windwhistler off Princess Margaret Hospital and is heading for the south side of Mount Sinai Hospital. He is chasing a  crow out of the area. He returns to the 2nd ledge and enters the back area. Once again I did not see a clean switch as I had in the previous week.

2:00p.m. Windwhistler on the 8th ledge, east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Mandy not in view.  2:15p.m. Windwhistler on the 1st ledge, Mandy not in view.  2:30p.m. Windwhistler is seen chasing a pigeon over University Ave. Fast turns, dives and a full loop to end the air show. The hunt must have been successful because he was out of view for 20 minutes.  2:50p.m. Windwhistler reappears on the 9th ledge, east side Mount Sinai.  3:15 Windwhistler on the 1st ledge, Mandy not in view.

3:30p.m. Windwhistler is now on the east side of 505 University a spot I haven't seen them on for a while.  He takes off and is circling the University Ave. area and sets down on the upper ledges of Princess Margaret Hospital. He trots to the back area of the ledge and retrieves and previously stashed food packet and starts to clean the prey.  3:45p.m. Windwhistler takes off with the prey in talons to the 4th ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital. Mandy appears from the back area of the 2nd ledge and heads to the 4th ledge where Windwhistler is waiting for her. She gently pulls the food away from Windwhistler and momentarily holds it in her beak while Windwhistler appears to wait for her approval. Satisfied he takes off and heads to the 2nd ledge. He enters the back area and Mandy continues to feed.

4:25p.m. Mandy into the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler out and takes off towards the north-east.  5:00p.m. Mandy on the 8th ledge and she was still there 40 minutes later. 

Harry Crawford reports:  Windwhistler-Spike spent more time in the Yonge and Bloor area today.  He occupied the south side of the CIBC building from 8:36 and 8:50am and again from 10:43 until 11:52am.

Marcel Gahbauer comments:  Note that there is some overlap in the observations above regarding the male; it may be that there is again a third adult in the area causing some confusion; without band confirmations it is difficult to know which bird is really where!

Wednesday April 24, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  Windwhistler-Spike made two very brief visits to the south west corner of the CIBC building -- the first at 7:14am and the second at 10:35am.

Linda Woods reports:  07:00 Adult on the east side Princess Margaret Hospital, sitting on the north side of the older structure.  08:00 Mandy on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital she stayed there for about 40 minutes and she took off chasing a pigeon directly over the intersection of Gerrard and University Ave. Pigeon made a clean getaway and Mandy returned to the south-east corner of the hospital. She didn't stay long the second time and she was off to sit on the north-east corner of Mount Sinai.  09:00 Mandy still on the north-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  09:10 Mandy off the north-east corner of the hospital and over to the 2nd ledge. She enters the back area of the ledge and disappears from view. Windwhistler appears on the ledge and takes off. He makes a few passes over the roof top of Mount Sinai and sets down on the lower south-west corner of Princess Margaret Hospital. He was still there when I left the area. Mandy not in view.

David Dean reports:  10:25 I think it is Windwhistler who is sitting on one of the rods immediately right of the north facing National Life sign. He is looking very happy in his little hide-out. No sign of Mandy.

Linda Woods reports:  2:45p.m. Adult  on the 3rd ledge.  3:05p.m. Adult  on the 6th ledge.  3:50p.m. Adult off the  6th ledge and over to the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  4:00p.m. Adult off south-east corner of Mount Sinai and over to the north rails of National Life.  4:35p.m. Off the north rails and over to the north-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  4:50p.m. Mandy on east side of Princess Margaret Hospital. She is not there long and is off again and went out of my view.

5:45 - 7:05 During this both Mandy and Windwhistler were not in my view. Finally  I see one adult tucked into the secondary ledges on the east side of Mount Sinai feeding on a previously stashed food packet.  7:15p.m. Mandy takes off from the secondary ledges and heads north along University Ave. I lose track of her behind Toronto General Hospital.  7:25 Both Mandy and Windwhistler are not in view at this time.

Tuesday April 23, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:50 Mandy is seen on the 5th ledge, east side Mount Sinai. Windwhistler is not in view at this time.  08:20 Mandy off the 5th ledge and over to the 3rd ledge she looks back and forth into the ledge and takes off and lands on the 1st ledge. Takes off again and sets down on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  09:10 Mandy leaves her perch on the south-east corner of the hospital and lands of the 2nd ledge. Mandy enters the south area of the ledge, Windwhistler appears from the back area,onto the ledge and takes off to the south-east corner of the Hydro Building. Mandy no longer in view. No other movement noted in far south area of the 2nd ledge.

Harry Crawford reports:  Windwhistler-Spike appeared on the south side of the CIBC building at 11:28am, remaining there until 12:03pm.  Mandy was on the north west corner of the same building from 3:45pm until 4:41pm when she went hunting.  She was seen feeding on the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza from 4:45 until 5:10pm when she took off to the north.

Alan Kirschbaum reports:  At noon one of the peregrines was on the south east corner of the hospital.  It flew over to the nest box and did not come into view for the rest of the noon hour.  The other peregrine was soaring over the area off and on over the lunch hour.  It landed on the north most box and was there when I left around 1pm.

Linda Woods reports:  1:10p.m. Mandy on the 1st ledge, Windwhistler not in view. Mandy leaves the 1st ledge and over to the 3rd, off the 3rd and lands on the 2nd ledge, and enters the back area. I could see her entering the back area and looking around, but did not see a clear switch this time. Windwhistler appears and takes off towards the north-east. They seem to head for the same area after leaving the ledge but I haven't been able todiscover where.1:30p.m. Adults not in view.  A kestrel is on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. It takes off in a steep stoop straight down off the roof and I didn't see where it ended up. No interaction from either Mandy or Windwhistler.  1:55p.m. Mandy and Windwhistler not in view. 

3:35p.m. Mandy on 6th for about 5 minutes after I spotted her there, next time I look she is not in view. Windwhistler not seen at this time.  4:10p.m. Adults not in view.

Monday April 22, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  Mandy occupied the west side of the CIBC building from 9:15 to 10:10am.  

Linda Woods reports:  1:00p.m. After not seeing any activity all morning, Mandy is finally seen feeding on the 1st ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital. After her meal she takes off towards the north-east and back again to the north side of the 1st ledge.  2:00p.m. Mandy still on the 1st ledge. Windwhistler not in view.  2:15p.m. Mandy off the 1st ledge, over to the 3rd ledge,looks up and down the ledge and then off again. She circles the east side of the hospital and lands on the 2nd ledge and enters into the back area. Windwhistler is seen walking along the back area hops up onto the ledge and takes off towards Toronto General Hospital. I lose track of him between the buildings.

Harry Crawford reports:  At 4:31pm, two adult peregrines flew past the north side of 44 Charles West heading west.  They then turned north and eventually east towards Davenport and Yonge, playfully chasing each other.  Windwhistler-Spike ended up on the south east corner of the CIBC building where he remained until 4:48pm.  Mandy wasn't seen again.

Linda Woods reports:  5:00p.m. Mandy on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. She takes off and sets down on the south ledges of Mount Sinai Hospital.

7:25p.m. Mandy still on the south ledges of the hospital. Windwhistler not in view and I assume he is in the back area of the 2nd ledge.  7:50p.m. Mandy off the south ledges and into the 2nd ledge on the east side of Mount Sinai. Windwhistler appears on the ledge and takes off towards the north-east.

Sunday April 21, 2002
Marcel Gahbauer reports:  From 4:45 to 7:00 pm yesterday Glenn Coady attempted to identify the Mount Sinai peregrines with his scope.  Unfortunately the high winds out of the north made it impossible to see clearly at the highest magnification.  However, he was able to confirm that the male wears a black leg band on his right leg, which is consistent with our assumption that this is still Windwhistler.  The female, presumably still Mandy, has a red band on her right leg.  This indicates that she is likely from a Canadian release program, and probably at least five years old (perhaps from the Bon Echo or Bancroft releases in 1996 or 1997, though there are many other possibilities).  Glenn plans to view the birds again under better weather conditions, and hopes to be able to read the bands in full to allow us to confirm the identities of both birds.  We greatly appreciate his assistance with this.

Harry Crawford reports:  An adult peregrine looking very much like Mandy, was on the west side of the CIBC building briefly at 6:44am and then on the south west corner from 7:10 to 7:44am.

Linda Woods reports:  08:00 Adult seen on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Second adult not seen.  

1:45p.m. Windwhistler on south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  2:50p.m. Windwhistler into the back area of the 2nd ledge.  Mandy can be seen making her way out from the inner ledge. She takes off  and sets down on the 5th ledge.

5:00p.m. Mandy on the 2nd ledge sitting beside the north pillar.  Windwhistler not in view.  6:10p.m. Mandy is on the 6th ledge. Windwhistler not in view.  7:10p.m. Mandy is seen feeding on one of the lower secondary ledges east side Mount Sinai. After she finishes her snack, she heads to the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler not in view.  7:40p.m. Mandy off 505 and is seen heading west in a low stoop. She disappeared from view on the west side of National Life.
8:00p.m. Adult seen leaving the second ledge. I lost track of it as soon as it left the ledge. I look into the nesting area thinking I might see movement from the other adult, but it becoming too dark to see anything clearly. No other activity seen at this time.

Saturday April 20, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:30 Mandy on the east side Mount Sinai Hospital,8th ledge. Windwhistler not in view.  07:20 Both adults not in view.

1:30p.m. Mandy is seen on the 7th ledge, Windwhistler not in view.

Harry Crawford reports:  At 1:45pm, a solitary turkey vulture was circling high above Yonge and Bloor and slowly drifting to the west.  Shortly after, at 2:09pm, Windwhistler-Spike was seen on the south side of the CIBC building, in exactly the same spot as yesterday.  He disappeared at 2:17, was back at 2:28 and finally left at 2:59.  Also, further to yesterday's observations, he made a brief appearance in the same location at 6:47pm.  There is still a lot of kestrel activity in the area.

Linda Woods reports:  3:45p.m. Mandy is on the 3rd ledge,east side of Mount Sinai.  4:10p.m. Mandy approaches the east side of Mount Sinai and enters the 2nd ledge. Windwhistler is seen walking along the inner ledge while Mandy settles into the back corner. Windwhistler takes off towards the north-east.  6:10p.m. Sun in my eyes and I can't identify the adult on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  6:30p.m. Windwhistler is seen entering the back area of the 2nd ledge as Mandy makes her way out and off towards the east.  7:15p.m. Mandy on the south-east corner of the hospital.  7:45p.m. Adults not in  view at this time.

Friday April 19, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:00 Adult on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave.  09:20 Mandy on south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  

1:25p.m. Both adults not in view.  

Harry Crawford reports:  At 1:48pm an adult peregrine, likely Windwhistler-Spike, was on the south side of the CIBC building.  He remained there for only 10 minutes and appeared to be agitated.  The reason was soon apparent as two turkey vultures were immediately circling quite low above the area, slowly heading south west.

Linda Woods reports:  2:00p.m. Walking north on University approaching College St, I saw three Turkey Vultures over Queen's Park making their way south/south-east. At 2:15 Mandy was on the 3rd ledge east side of Mount Sinai.  2:30p.m. Mandy into the 2nd ledge and enters the back, Windwhistler appears on the ledge and off to the south.

4:30p.m. I just happen to catch one adult coming out of the nesting area and off, circle the east side of the hospital and back to the north side of the 2nd ledge. 5:00p.m. Mandy is on the 7th ledge.

6:25p.m. Back from the downtown site and Mandy is seen feeding on one of the secondary ledges on the east side of the hospital. Windwhistler not seen at this time.

Thursday April 18, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:50 Mandy is seen on the south-west corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler not in view at this time.  08:45 Mandy has moved to the 1st ledge of Mount Sinai. Windwhistler must be in the nest area.  09:20 Windwhistler is first seen on the east side of Mount Sinai .He takes off and heads for the north rails of National Life. Mandy is not in view this time.

2:15p.m. Mandy is out again and is sitting on the 6th ledge of Mount Sinai.  3:45p.m. Mandy remains on the east side of the hospital. Windwhistler is not in view at this time.  5:00p.m. Both Windwhistler and Mandy are not in view.  5:50p.m. Mandy on the south-east corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  6:42p.m. Both adults are not in view at this time.

Between 7:15p.m.-8:00p.m. Mandy was on the east side Mount Sinai. At 8:00p.m. Mandy flew to the 2nd ledge. As she entered the nest area Windwhistler appeared, turned and faced her. I could see them looking at each other briefly. Mandy settled down and out of view and Windwhistler took off and set down on 505 University Ave.

Wednesday April 17, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:30 Mandy on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler not in view.  08:05 Mandy remains on 505 and I'm assuming Windwhistler is on the nest, I haven't seen him yet this morning.  08:25 Mandy heads to the 3rd ledge, east side Mount Sinai. Who I thought was Windwhistler is actually a pigeon following Mandy. The pigeon  sets down on the 1st ledge while Mandy watches. This pigeon is certainly not aware of it's surroundings. The pigeon takes off and I thought Mandy would follow but she didn't.  08:30 Mandy into the nest ledge and Windwhistler out and over to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.

1:00p.m. Mandy is seen on the 1st ledge. Windwhistler not in view.  2:25p.m. Mandy is on the 6th ledge, Windwhistler not in view.

7:00p.m. Windwhistler ( I think) is on the 10th ledge of the east side Mount Sinai.  7:30p.m. Windwhistler has moved to the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. Mandy I assume is in the nest.

Tuesday April 16, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  08:10 Adult on the  north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Second adult not in view.  08:45 Both Windwhistler and Mandy are out for short jaunt on the east side of Mount Sinai.(I was surprised to see this but given the very warm temperatures today it wouldn't be uncommon to see them out together for a very brief period.)  Adult returns to the nesting area in a manner of minutes and into the back of the ledge. Second adult returns to the 2nd ledge for a brief stop over and then off to the north-east corner of 505 University Ave.

10:10 Adult seen on the rails on the north side of National Life. and then on the 6th ledge, east side Mount Sinai Hospital.

Gerry McKenna reports:  3:10 - sighted peregrine landing on north face/roof by the red railing of the Toronto General Hospital (old building) and feeding on a bird.  Finished around 3:20 and then left carcass on the ledge.

3:20 - flew to west ledge of what I believe is part of hospital complex (building immediately east of the TGH) and displayed extensive wing stretching, walking, crouching, craning the neck down, etc.  This part of the ledge stood out as being heavily stained with bird defecation, almost as if it is in heavy use. 

Linda Woods reports:  4:00p.m. Windwhistler has been on the 1st ledge for about 20 minutes.  4:35p.m. Mandy is on the north-east corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  

6:30p.m. Mandy is seen on the 3rd ledge.  6:50p.m. Adult on the north-east National Life building feeding.  7:50p.m Adult off the National Life building. It didn't go directly to the 2nd ledge of Mount Sinai like I was expecting.  8:10p.m. Have not seen any adults in the past twenty minutes. Did not see a switch at the nest area this evening.

Monday April 15, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  10:00 Another morning of soupy skies and have not been able to spot them through the dense fog.  11:10 Mandy on the 8th ledge,east side Mount Sinai Hospital.

1:50p.m. Adult on the 6th ledge, east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Second adult not in view.  3:00p.m. Adult remains on the 6th ledge.  3:45p.m. Adult on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave.  4:15p.m. Adult on the National Life north logo feeding.

5:00p.m. It's been Windwhistler I've been seeing. He's off and over to the 2nd ledge and disappears. I can see movement near the south pillar and Windwhistler takes his spot and Mandy appears up on the ledge.  6:30p.m. Mandy on the north-west corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  7:50p.m. Mandy off 505 and over to the 2nd ledge, east side Mount Sinai. Mandy steps down into the ledge and Windwhistler appears on the ledge and takes off to the north-east. Mandy is seen settling down and disappears from view.

Sunday April 14, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  2:00p.m. A small break in the dense fog I could see one adult on the north logo of National Life.  2:20p.m. Adult leaves the National Life building and sets down on the 3rd ledge, east side Mount Sinai and then takes off towards the north.  3:00p.m. Windwhistler on the 6th ledge with prey. He takes off with the prey and heads to the north logo of National Life and stashes it up against the wall. He then takes off and heads towards the east in a low stoop. I didn't see him head towards Mount Sinai. At the same time it started rain heavily and he may have headed for cover.  3:50p.m. Mandy is seen on the 6th ledge. I didn't see the switch over on the 2nd ledge.  

5:30p.m. Adults not in view.  6:15p.m. Adult on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave with prey feeding.  6:45p.m. Adult now seen on the north rails of National Life building. Pigeons approach the north side of the building and adult is off in a chase. I guess the hunt was unsuccessful as adult is seen a minute later sitting on the roof-top corner of National Life without the prey.  07:20 Adult off National Life and appeared to be heading north towards the south side of Mount Sinai. I didn't see it approach the east side of the hospital and as of 8:00p.m. have not seen either adult.

Saturday April 13, 2002
Linda Woods reports:   07:00 Adults not in view  09:15 Adult into the 2nd ledge and second adult out and over to the 1st ledge, east side Mount Sinai Hospital.

2:00p.m. Adults not in view. Raining again.  3:00p.m. One adult in on the north rails of National Life, can't see who it is because of the rain.  

5:45p.m. Mandy on secondary ledges, east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  6:20p.m. Mandy off the secondary ledges and over to south-east roof-top of 505 University Ave.  7:41p.m. Mandy off 505 and heads north out of view.  7:55p.m. Mandy returns from out of the north-east and into the 2nd ledge. Windwhistler appears on the ledge and takes off towards the north-east.

Friday April 12, 2002
Linda Woods reports:   07:30 Mandy is on the 6th ledge, east side Mount Sinai. Windwhistler not in view.  08:15 Mandy is feeding on one of the secondary ledges on the east side of Mount Sinai.  Windwhistler is not in view. 

12:15p.m. Mandy into the south area of the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler appears on the ledge.

3:00p.m. It's still raining, both adults are not in view.  4:40p.m. Windwhistler is seen on the rails beside the logo on the north side of National Life.  5:00p.m. Windwhistler has now moved to the east side of Princess Margaret Hospital. He is sitting on the north corner of the service area.  5:20p.m. Windwhistler enters the south area of the 2nd ledge. Mandy appears on the ledge. She takes off to set down on the 6th ledge. Windwhistler settles down into the back area of the ledge and disappears from view.

Thursday April 11, 2002
Linda Woods reports:   07:10 Mandy on one of the secondary ledges of the east side of Mount Sinai feeding.  07:25 Mandy and Windwhistler are seen together on the upper north side of 505 University Ave. Mandy returns to the east side Mount Sinai and enters into the 2nd ledge. Windwhistler takes off towards the north.

09:00 Mandy and Windwhistler are not in view at this time.  09:30 Windwhistler is on the upper south-west corner of Princess Margaret Hospital.

2:15p.m. Adults not in view.  4:40p.m. Windwhistler on the rails beside the north-side National Life logo. He heads to the secondary ledges on the east side of Mount Sinai to feed and then up to the 2nd ledge briefly and then over to the south-east roof-top of the hospital.

6:00p.m.  Windwhistler on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. and off towards the west side of the hospitals. He returns to the 2nd ledge with a food offering for Mandy. Mandy appears on the ledge and takes the food from Windwhistler and she if off to feed on the north logo of National Life. Windwhistler enters the back of the second ledge and settles down.  6:30p.m. Mandy remains on the north side of National Life on top of the logo.

Wednesday April 10, 2002
Linda Woods reports:   07:10 Mandy is on the 6th ledge,east side of Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler not seen at this time.  09:20 Maintenance continues on the roof-top of the hospital. I just happen to catch one of the adults (peregrines) coming off the east side ledges and over to the north-west corner of 505 University Ave.  It's doesn't stay there very long and it's off and over to the upper south-west corner of Princess Margaret Hospital for approx. 10 minutes and then went out of view.  10:00 While the work continues on the cooling towers, the workers are being supervised by one of the adults sitting on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai.  10:20 Time to change positions and the adult takes off and does a few passes over the roof of the hospital. Workers are not in view at this time. I wonder if the workers saw the peregrine fly overhead? Adult flies out of my view.

Gerry McKenna reports:   I observed one of the birds with what appeared to be a starling dangling from its talons.  The other peregrine snatched it from the first bird and headed back in the direction of Mount Sinai.  Time of observation was approximately 11:28 a.m. 

Linda Woods reports:  11:35  I think it's Mandy on the 8th ledge feeding.  11:45 Mandy off the the ledge in a low stoop towards the east and then turns north out of my view.  11:50 Mandy into the 2nd ledge, and Windwhistler appears from the shadows of the far corner of the ledge. Mandy is seen settling in while Windwhistler takes off to the 6th ledge.

2:30p.m.( approx.) While walking north on University Ave at Elm St. I spot a female peregrine circling high above the area.  It eventually makes it's way lower and does a few low passes over the roof of Mount Sinai. I going to assume it's Mandy. As I track her and watch to see if she enters the 2nd ledge, a smaller peregrine (male) enters the air space, heading south along University Ave. Mandy spots this bird and starts to track it. Mandy catches up with the bird, although she did not pick up speed or go into a stoop. Her landing gear in full view (her talons) she pounces on this male peregrine. The male taken by surprise turns upward and his talons are clearly visible as well. A lot of screeching can be heard on street level. The male takes off towards the south-west with Mandy following it. Mandy returns to the area of University and Elm, circling high above the area. The second peregrine is no longer seen.  The peregrines have become more territorial, which I think may be a good indication of nesting.

4:35p.m. Mandy on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave and then moves to the north-east corner of 505 University Ave.  6:45p.m. Mandy sat there for so long I was beginning to wander if I was looking at one of those plastic birds. She finally takes off for a brief stop on the north logo of National Life and then over to the 3rd ledge.  6:50p.m. Mandy off and over to the 2nd ledge and enters the back area. Windwhistler is seen making his way out onto the ledge while Mandy settles down. Windwhistler takes off and over to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Tuesday April 9, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:15 Mandy on the 6th ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler not seen at this time.  08:50 Crows land on west side of the hospital, Mandy is off and circles the hospital once and returns the the 2nd ledge. Windwhistler appears from the south area of the 2nd ledge mating is seen. Windwhistler then  flies off and returns and mating is seen again. Windwhistler then takes off and over to the south-east corner roof-top of the hospital. Mandy is seen entering the south area of the 2nd ledge.

10:50 Maintenance workers have returned to continue working on the cooling towers.  10:55 Mandy appears from the back area of the second ledge. She is in full view and is looking skyward. Two additional workers appear on roof-top and are installing a satellite dish. One gentleman walks to the north east area of roof-top. This movement on the roof has peaked Mandy's curiosity and she is still looking around. Windwhistler is not seen at this time.  11:10 Mandy re-enters the south area of the second ledge. Windwhistler is seen on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave for approximately 5 minutes and then gone out of sight.

12:05 Viewing from street level, Windwhistler was seen coming of the north-east corner of National Life building heading north. As I was tracking him, I saw  Mandy, already in flight heading north. Windwhistler was following her. Windwhistler returns to the 2nd ledge, Mandy is right behind him sets down on the 2nd ledge and enters the south area. Windwhistler then takes off the 8th ledge.

1:50p.m. Windwhistler off from the 4th ledge and over to the second ledge and enters the south area. He is seen standing and looking around. Back onto the ledge and off towards the north. He sets down on a lower area of Princess Margaret Hospital briefly and then off again towards the south. He is seen next hunting over the Zurich Building on University Ave. Can't be sure, but I think I could see two peregrines in that area hunting. One adult returns to the 5th ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital and then off again towards the north.

3:00p.m. Mandy into 2nd ledge, Windwhistler out.  3:20p.m. Windwhistler to 2nd ledge and off again and returns to the 2nd ledge. and sitting near the north pillar of the 2nd ledge.  4:30 Adult seen in the air with prey in talons. Circles overhead and then to the south ledges of Mount Sinai Hospital and then over to the north-east corner of National Life building and then back to the 2nd ledge.

5:45p.m. Adult off 2nd ledge circles the east side of the hospital and back to the south area of the 2nd ledge. Peregrine hops down off the ledge and into the south area of the 2nd ledge. I can see it standing in that area looking around. I don't see a second adult moving in or around him as I have seen in the past week.  6:20p.m. Windwhstler on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Mandy not in view.  6:35p.m. Adults not in view at this time.

Monday April 8, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  10:20 First sighting of the day, Adult on the 5th ledge. Second adult not in view.  10:30 Adult off the 5th ledge and lands on the secondary ledges of east side Mount Sinai Hospital to feed on a previously stashed food packet. 

11:30 Adult finishes it's meal and is off towards the east.  11:50 Adult has come into view, it's on the east side roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  12:05p.m. Helicopter is taking off from Sick Kid's Hospital, adult on roof-top takes off and over to the 2nd ledge. It's slow to enter the back half of the ledge. Windwhistler appears from the shadows, hops up onto the ledge and over to the south-east corner roof-top. Mandy settles down into the back area of  the ledge.

3:00p.m. Windwhistler on the east side roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  3:30p.m. Adults not in view.
5:00p.m.  No activity seen. It's been raining since 2:30p.m.  5:20p.m. Adult seen coming off the National Life building, in a stoop. Must  have been sitting on the north side rails. It lands on the secondary ledges on the east side of the hospital with prey in it's talons. It continues to rain with intermittent fog which makes difficult to identify the adults.

Sunday April 7, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  08:00 Mandy on the 1st ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital, feeding.  11:30 Mandy and Windwhistler are not seen at this time.  12:40p.m. Mandy on 2nd ledge. Windwhistler not in view.  1:30p.m. Mandy on 5th ledge, Windwhstler not in view.

4:10p.m. Mandy on 5th ledge feeding, Windwhistler has not been seen.  4:20p.m. Mandy off the 5th ledge towards the north side of the hospital. As she passes the 2nd ledge she flutters her wings and appeared to swoop the 2nd ledge. She circles back and sets down on the 2nd ledge. Windwhistler appears from the back area of the ledge and hops up into view as Mandy settles into the back area. Windwhistler shakes himself off, scratches his head and takes off landing on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  5:15p.m. Mandy and Windwhistler are not in view at this time.

Harry Crawford reports:  A peregrine was seen hunting, high above Yonge and Bloor, at 4:50pm. It made about 5 circles and then moved to the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza, remaining there until about 5:05pm.  I didn't see it feeding so it may not have been a successful hunt.

Friday April 5, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  05:40 Nothing like an incoming helicopter to get a person out of bed in the morning. Mandy is seen on the 3rd ledge, east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler not in view. 

08:00 One adult on the 1st ledge east side Mount Sinai, Second adult on the south-east corner of the hospital.  09:00 Mandy is seen on the 1st ledge, Windwhistler not in view initially. Mandy takes off and heads to the south portion of the 5th ledge. Mandy is facing into the ledge and looking around (did she forget where she left her husband?) she then turns and faces outward, takes off and lands on the south area of the second ledge, hops down onto the ledge and returns. She then takes off and over to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai.

1:15p.m. Adults not in view.  1:20p.m. Mandy on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler is on the east side roof-top directly above the 2nd ledge. Mandy takes off to the south-east corner of the hospital. Windwhistler follows her, mating seen. Windwhistler takes off and is seen entering the south area of the second ledge and disappears from view.  1:50 Windwhistler is seen leaving the 2nd ledge and heads east. Mandy follows him. Mandy returns and sets down on the 9th ledge. Windwhistler returns and is seen entering the south area of the second ledge and once again disappears from view.  2:50p.m. Mandy on 1st ledge, Windwhistler on the south-east corner of the hospital.

4:30p.m. Mandy on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhstler not seen.  5:30p.m. Mandy on the 1st ledge. Windwhistler not seen.  6:00p.m. Mandy on the 9th ledge feeding.  6:30 - 6:45 Mandy is off and over to the 3rd ledge, she sets down looks into the ledge and then off and over to the 1st ledge. She repeats the same behavior and departs that ledge and back over to the 3rd ledge. This time she enters the ledge and is seen walking the length of the ledge and carefully checking the south area. She hops back onto the lip of the ledge and looks back and forth (did she forget where she left her husband again?)  Once again she takes off, this time landing on the 2nd ledge. Mandy hops down into the ledge and Windwhistler appears from the back corner. He then takes off and sets down on the south-east roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital. Mandy settles into the back area of the 2nd ledge.

Friday April 5, 2002
Linda Woods reports:   6:00p.m.  Adult peregrine off the south-east corner of Mount Sinai and over to the south area of the second ledge, near the pillar. Second adult emerges as the first is entering and disappears from view. This area will be difficult to observe even for me, but hey, peregrines always make it interesting and challenging for us, don't they?

Marcel Gahbauer comments:  The observations over the past couple of days suggest that Windwhistler-Spike and Mandy may have started laying eggs on the second ledge.  I stress "may" since it is impossible to tell for sure without a clear view into the ledge to look for eggs, and it is still early, but the 'changing of the guard' being observed there is typical of what would be observed at a nest scrape.

Thursday April 4, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:50 I checked all the usual spots and then did a slow scan of the east side Mount Sinai Hospital and found an adult lying down in the south area of the second ledge beside the pillar. It's barely visible and I just happen to notice movement around the pillar.  07:50 The adult is gone from the 2nd ledge. One adult now seen on the 10th ledge.  08:50  An adult is once again seen lying down in the second ledge beside the south pillar.  09:00 One adult on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. It appears that the adult that was lying down in the second ledge is no longer there.  09:40 Adult remains on the south-east corner. Second adult not in view.

10:05 Windwhistler is on the south ledges of the hospital. Mandy is on the 2nd ledge east side of Mount Sinai Hospital. She has fresh prey with her.  10:15 Three crows have come very close to the hospital territory and Windwhistler is off his perch and the chase is on. A lot of diving and swooping over University Ave. The air fight continued over the construction site across the street. The crows moved on and Windwhistler returned to the 7th ledge of the hospital.

1:50p.m. Windwhistler on the 2nd ledge, he takes off and returns with fresh prey to the 4th ledge. He takes off again this time to the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. I think he just stashed the fresh caught prey up on the roof. He returns empty-talon to the south-east corner of Mount Sinai.  2:30 Mandy is on the 2nd ledge. Windwhistler not seen.

4:00p.m. Mandy on the 4th ledge and Windwhistler is not in view.  5:30p.m. Adult on the 1st ledge. Both adults have not been seen together or at the same time for a while now.  7:00p.m. Both adults were in view together for a very short period of time. But with the fading light and the quick flights back and forth only one adult set down on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai and the second adult is not seen at this time.

Wednesday April 3, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:15 Mandy on the 3rd ledge, east side Mount Sinai.

Margaret Omnet reports:  On the way to work this morning at 8.25 am, adult peregrine sitting on the southeast corner of the building. It then flew to either the 2nd or 3rd ledge from north.

Linda Woods reports:  09:40 Adult in the south interior of the 2nd ledge lying down.  09:50 Windwhistler comes into view and is on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai, it's Mandy  in the second ledge lying down.  10:20 Windwhistler gone, and Mandy is now on the 6th ledge. ( Helicopter in at Sick Kid's Hospital)  10:25 Windwhistler was in the back of the second ledge and has just popped onto the ledge itself. He does a few stretches, scratches his head shook out his feathers and now I think he's good for the day.  10:50 Windwhistler on the 2nd ledge and Mandy remains on the 6th ledge, east side Mount Sinai.  11:50 Adults not seen at this time.  12:30p.m. Mandy on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital, Windwhistler is on the 2nd ledge.

Margaret Omnet reports:  At 1.25 pm, as I came out from the Sick Kids entrance on University, a peregrine flew on to the southeast corner, then as I crossed the street to Mount Sinai, I looked up and the other peregrine had appeared on the roof , I think it may have had prey with it but I couldn't be sure.

Linda Woods reports:  5:20p.m. One adult on the 2nd ledge, second adult not seen at this time.  5:50p.m. Mandy on the south-east corner Mount Sinai, Windwhistler on the 2nd ledge.  6:25p.m. Mandy remains in the same spot, Windwhistler was off hunting and has returned to the south-east corner of National Life building. No interaction with the nest tray noted today.

Tuesday April 2, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:00 One adult on the north-east corner of National Life building.  06:30 Adults not in view. 07:15  Adult on south-east corner of Mount Sinai, second adult not in view.  08:00 Mandy on the 7th ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler is on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai.  09:20 Mandy remains on the 7th ledge, Windwhistler not in view.  

3:00p.m. The snow appears to be letting up a bit and I can see Windwhistler on the secondary ledges east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  4:00p.m. One adult can be seen lying down in the center of the 7th ledge.  4:20p.m. Mandy is on the 2nd ledge, Windwhistler is on the 6th ledge feeding.  6:45p.m. One adult on the 2nd ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital, I think it's Mandy.

Monday April 1, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:15 Both adults on 7th ledge east side Mount Sinai.  06:30 Mandy on the south-east Mount Sinai Hospital, Windwhistler on the north-east National Life.  07:00  Mandy in the nesting tray lying down. Windwhistler on the south-east corner Mount Sinai.  08:00 Mandy on the 3rd ledge and Windwhistler remains on the south-east corner of the hospital.  08:15 Mandy on the 7th ledge and Windwhistler is still on the south-east corner.  09:00 Mandy on the 3rd ledge again, Windwhistler has not moved.  09:15 Mandy in the nest tray again, lying down. Windwhistler is on the 5th ledge. Mandy then moves out of the tray and is seen lying down in the north section of the 3rd ledge. She eventually moves back onto the ledge.

11:45 Looks like rain, Windwhistler who had been on the 3rd ledge now moves into the nesting tray and is lying down. Mandy is on the south section of the 3rd ledge.  12:00 Windwhistler out of the nest tray and back onto the ledge.  2:30p.m. Windwhistler back into the nest tray lying down, Mandy on the 5th ledge.  3:00p.m. Windwhistler out of nest tray and back onto the 3rd ledge Mandy remains on the 5th ledge.  4:00p.m. Adults remain in the same spots.  4:30p.m. Mandy on the 5th ledge, Windwhistler not seen. It doesn't appear he is in the nest tray.  5:00p.m. Windwhistler has brought dinner to the 5th ledge for Mandy. He is so good to her, and while she feeds and retreats to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  6:00p.m. Mandy on the 3rd ledge, Windwhistler not in view.

Sunday March 31, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:00 One adult on the 7th ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Second adult not in view.  08:15 Adult on 2nd ledge, second adult not seen.

Harry Crawford reports:  At 8:50am, an immature peregrine with an antenna was on the north west corner of the CIBC building.  While I was watching it with binoculars, something dove on it causing the peregrine to duck.  The attacker wasn't seen and the peregrine disappeared 5 minutes later, stooping of to the north of the building.  At 10:10am Zoe spotted the imm. again, this time on the north east corner of the CIBC building.  It hung around until 10:45am before disappearing.  We managed to get a brief viewing through the Meade but not enough to see bands or transmitter.  A Red-tailed hawk occupied the south side roof of the CIBC building between 3:37 and 4:35pm.  It was a bit larger than this morning's peregrine and quite a bit lighter, light reddish brown and white.  Maybe this is the bird that attacked the peregrine this morning. 

Linda Woods reports:  12:30p.m. Windwhistler on the 2nd ledge, Mandy is on the 3rd ledge.  12:50p.m. Windwhistler is in the nesting tray lying down. He is not there long after I spot him and he is off to the 2nd ledge where Mandy is sitting, mating seen. He then heads north along University Ave.  1:20p.m. Mandy is off the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler follows her towards the north.  1:45p.m. One adult has returned ( I think it's Windwhistler) and is on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave.

3:00p.m. Both adults are on the 4th ledge and are off again.  3:45p.m. Windwhistler is back in the nesting tray. I guess he is just checking for eggs. He then jumps back onto the 3rd ledge.  Mandy is on the 1st ledge.  4:30p.m. Mandy on the 1st ledge, Windwhistler is on the north-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  5:30p.m. Same spots.

5:35p.m. Windwhistler has brought Mandy a food packet to the 7th ledge. She appears to be interested and gently takes it from him. As she looks over the food he has his head bowed. After her approval he takes off to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital and she starts to feed. 5:50p.m. Both adults are not in view. I find this a little different. I expected Mandy to be feeding for a while and now they both are not seen.  6:05p.m. Windwhistler has returned to the north-west corner of 505 University Ave.  6:30p.m Windwhistler is still on 505 University Ave. Mandy has not been in view.

Saturday March 30, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:00 Mandy on the 2nd ledge, Windwhistler on the 7th ledge, east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  09:00 Mandy is on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler is in the nesting tray and back onto the 3rd ledge.

11:00 Mandy is in the nesting tray briefly and back onto the 3rd ledge. She then returns to the inner ledge this time to the right of the nesting tray and appears to be lying down beside the tray. All I can see of her with my scope is her head. Windwhistler is on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai.  11:30 Mandy is still lying down in the area right of the nesting tray and is barely visible. Windwhistler is not seen at this time.  11:40 Mandy back onto the 3rd ledge. Windwhistler has now returned to the 5th ledge.  11:50 Windwhistler is on the nesting tray rim. Mandy on the 3rd ledge looking into the tray area. Windwhistler approaches Mandy. Mandy had her head bowed as he approaches her. Mating is seen. Windwhistler is off and over to the south-east corner of Mount Sinai. Mandy remains on the 3rd ledge.  

12:30p.m. Mandy on the 3rd ledge. Windwhistler not seen.  1:05p.m. Both adults are on the 3rd ledge. Mandy enters the nest tray as Windwhistler looks on. She is seen standing in the tray.

Friday March 29, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:20 Mandy is seen on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler if on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  07:30 Mandy on the 4th ledge while Windwhistler remains on the south-east corner of the hospital.  08:30 Both adults are on the 4th ledge.  09:30 Mandy on the 4th, Windwhistler not in view.

10:30 Mandy on the 2nd ledge, Windwhistler is on the 5th ledge.  10:55 Both adults are off the ledges in a low stoop east along Gerrard St. They circled back to the east side of the hospital. Windwhistler sets down on the 5th ledge and Mandy sets down on the 3rd ledge. Mandy then enters the nesting tray. She does a few circles and then hops down onto the ledge area beside the tray and is barely visible. All is can see of her are two eyes and a beak. While I was watching Mandy, Windwhistler has moved to the lower secondary ledges reclaiming a food packet that had been stashed there a few days ago.  11:10 Mandy is back onto the 3rd ledge. Windwhistler is still feeding.  11:45 Windwhistler on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital, Mandy is on the 10th ledge.

3:00 - 4:45p.m. Mandy and Windwhistler are seen on the various east side ledges.  5:00p.m. Mandy is at the nesting tray, Windwhistler not seen at this time.  5:50p.m. Windwhistler has brought take-out for Mandy. As she dines on the 3rd ledge, Windwhistler takes off to sit on the north-west corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  I'm hoping all the time Mandy spends sitting on the 3rd ledge might indicate she is interested in nesting there.

Thursday March 28, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:40 Mandy on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler is seen in the back corner of the 2nd ledge. He is there shortly and then off towards the south.  07:00 Mandy on the 3rd ledge. Windwhistler not in view.

08:30 Mandy remains on the 3rd ledge. Windwhistler still not seen.  09:00 Windwhistler is on the north logo of National Life. Mandy is now on the 1st ledge of east side Mount Sinai. Maintenance continues on the roof of the hospital.  09:40-10:00 Both  remain on the same spots.  10:05 Windwhistler is on the nest tray rim while Mandy stays on the 1st ledge.

Brian Tjernstrom reports:  Windwhistler-Spike was on the westmost balcony of the Four Seasons Hotel at 12:27 pm.  Mandy flew in from the south at 12:30 pm and landed on the second balcony from the east edge of the building.  Both birds were in the same locations at 12:42 pm.

Linda Woods reports:  3:20p.m. Mandy on the 1st ledge, Windwhistler on the 10th ledge.  3:45p.m. Mandy moves to the 2nd ledge and mating is seen.  4:45p.m. Mandy on the 2nd ledge, she has been staying put much of the day. Windwhistler on the north logo of National Life building.  5:00p.m.-5:30p.m. Mandy is in the nest tray, she is there for approx. 20 minutes, the longest period of time yet. She is seen looking under herself a few times. She then hops unto the ledge where she remains. Windwhistler is seen moving about frequently. He has also visited the upper east ledges of Princess Margaret  and then returns to the 2nd ledge of Mount Sinai and once again enters the back section of this ledge. He reappears with a food packet.

5:40p.m. Mandy up to the south-east corner of Mount Siani. Windwhistler feeding on the 4th ledge.  6:00p.m. Windwhistler on the 3rd ledge, Mandy on the south-east corner of the hospital.  6:15p.m.- 6:45p.m. Mandy remained on the south-east corner until dark. Windwhistler has been scouting the area and was seen flying overhead a few times. He was last seen on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave.

Wednesday March 27, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  At 5:10am, Mandy could be seen in silhouette on the north west corner of the CIBC building.  The clouds were low, reflecting a lot of light.  She moved to the south side around 5:30 and disappeared at 6:06am.

Linda Woods reports:  06:10 Mandy is seen on the 2nd ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital, Windwhistler is on the southeast corner of the hospital.  06:30 Mandy remains on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler has moved to the north-east corner of 505 University Ave.  06:40 Mandy has now moved to 505 University Ave. Windwhistler is seen briefly on the 7th ledge. He heads over to the 3rd ledge and disappears into the back area of ledge. He reappears and takes off landing on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai.

07:25 Windwhistler on the 2nd ledge and Mandy is on the 3rd ledge enjoying breakfast.  07:40 Windwhistler has returned to the south-east corner of the hospital. A crow has wandered into the area and Windwhistler is off chasing it on the west side of Mount Sinai. Mandy is still feeding.  08:30 Mandy is on the 3rd ledge, Windwhistler is not in view.  09:45 Mandy is on the nest tray rim Windwhistler is on the 5th ledge.

12:30p.m. Windwhistler is in the nest tray, it looks like he is lying down, but I haven't seen either of them in the tray for more than a few minutes at a time. Mandy remains on the 5th ledge.  1:00p.m. Mandy on the 2nd ledge, Windwhistler on the 5th ledge, east side Mount Sinai.  2:00p.m. Windwhistler on the 3rd ledge and Mandy is back on the 5th ledge.  3:10p.m. Both adults are on the 7th ledge, mating seen and Windwhistler is off to the south-west corner of Ontario Hydro Building.

5:30p.m. Mandy at nesting tray and Windwhistler is on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  5:50p.m. Mandy on the 2nd ledge of the hospital. Windwhistler not seen.  6:05p.m. Mandy on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler is on the 10th ledge. Windwhistler then moves to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Tuesday March 26, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  08:00 Adult on secondary ledges directly beneath the 3rd louvered ledge, east side Mount Sinai. I think it's Windwhistler. He is off towards the south in low stoop.  09:30 Adults not seen. Snow/rain and foggy downtown.

2:00p.m. Have not seen the adults at all. The rain, wet snow and snow pellets might be keeping them down for the day.  3:30p.m. Mandy seen on the north-west 505 University Ave. Windwhistler on the 3rd ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital. Windwhistler leaves the 3rd ledge and sets down on the 7th ledge.  3:50p.m. Mandy off 505 University Ave and heads north along the west side of the hospitals. I didn't see her come out the north side of the buildings, perhaps she set down on the west side of the hospital.

6:00p.m.  Mandy on the lower north-west corner of 505 University Ave. She is not there long after I spotted her and she is gone.

Monday March 25, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:10 Mandy on the south ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital.  06:50 Mandy and Windwhistler are on the north logo of AT&T. Mandy has prey with her. That's the first time I have seen them there.  07:10 Windwhistler approaching the nesting tray from the south. He is there briefly and then off to sit on the south-east  roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.

08:20 Mandy is now on the 9th ledge of the hospital and is seen heading east.  08:40 A head and neck can be seen sticking out of the south ledge of Mount Sinai. Adult is then seen heading towards the west.  09:00 Adults not seen at this time. Workers on the roof of Mount Sinai.

11:20 - 2:50p.m. During this time no activity seen in the area. I checked the nesting tray numerous times but didn't see either adult and I couldn't detect if there are any eggs.  2:50p.m. Windwhistler is seen on the 2nd ledge with prey. He is there briefly and is off again.  3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Windwhistler is spending a lot of time on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave with occasional jaunts to the east side of the hospital, but not to the 3rd ledge.

4:05p.m. Windwhistler is now on the north-east corner of National Life with prey. He is seen feeding but his meal is interrupted. Someone has come out onto the roof of National Life for a break.  4:14p.m. Windwhistler is now seen on the 3rd ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital. He enters the nesting tray and is looking around and then takes off to the 2nd ledge.  

4:55p.m. Windwhistler stays on the 2nd ledge. I still have not seen both adults together for hours. 5:10p.m. Windwhistler off 2nd ledge and over to the upper north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Once again he takes off and over to the 5th ledge of the hospital.  5:30p.m. Finally! Both Windwhistler and Mandy are seen together and in the nesting tray. Mandy is doing a lot of circling and tail flipping. Windwhistler is off and over to the upper north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Mandy follows and sets down on the lower north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler just can't seem to sit still (always on the go)  Again he takes off and is seen a few minutes later on the 6th ledge of the hospital with prey. Mandy follows and he offers her his meal. While Mandy dines, Windwhistler leaves and sets down on the north-west corner of National Life.

6:00p.m. Mandy is finishing up the last little bits of her meal, Windwhistler has now moved to the south-east roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital. Mandy wipes her beak and is off to the lower north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler follows her and mating is seen. He is last seen heading towards Mount Sinai. I lose track  of him among the buildings.  6:15p.m. Mandy remains on 505 University Ave.

Sunday March 24, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:45 Windwhistler is seen on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital. He takes off and heads south towards 505 University Ave. He sets down on the south-east corner roof-top and then jumps down onto the roof. A lot of wing flapping seen, perhaps that is where Mandy is located. He reappears on the roof ledge and takes off towards Mount Sinai and sets down on the 3rd ledge. Mandy is then seen approaching the east side of the hospital from the south and sets down on the 3rd ledge, prey in talons. Windwhistler takes off and sets down on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai.

07:10 Windwhistler on the 3rd ledge and Mandy on the 7th ledge.  08:20 Mandy on the 7th ledge and Windwhistler is at the nest tray on the 3rd ledge.  

12:00 Mandy on the 7th ledge and Windwhistler is sitting on the tray rim.  1:30p.m. Mandy on the 5th ledge, Windwhistler is on the 2nd ledge.  2:30p.m. Windwhistler is on the 3rd ledge and Mandy is seen on the 6th ledge. Mandy disappears into the back area of the 6th ledge. Perhaps there is food stashed back there. That area of the ledges are out of my view. Both adults remained in the same areas.

4:00p.m. Mandy is on the 5th ledge and Windwhistler is on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave.  4:30p.m.
Mandy is at the nesting tray. Windwhistler not seen.  5:00p.m. Mandy in nesting tray. Windwhistler not seen for the past hour.
5:30p.m.  With sun in the west I can see an adult on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital but can't tell which adult it is. I check the nesting tray but can't detect any movement. Adult leaves the roof-top and sets down on the 3rd ledge.  6:00p.m. Mandy on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai. Windwhistler is seen approaching the south side of the hospital. Mating seen. Windwhistler heads for the upper south-west corner of Princess Margaret Hospital.  

6:30p.m. Windwhistler on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave. Mandy is on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  6:40p.m. Mandy gone from the south-east corner. I check all the usual spots and discovered she has returned to her little nook on the upper north side of the office building located at the corner of Dundas and Chestnut St.  6:45p.m. Helicopter lands at the Hospital for Sick Children. This didn't seem to bother Windwhistler who is sitting on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave. Mandy is still in her little nook.

Saturday March 23, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:15 Windwhistler and Mandy are both on the 2nd ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  07:50 Mandy on the 3rd ledge and Windwhistler is in the nesting tray.

12:25p.m. Mandy at the nesting tray while Windwhistler is seen on the 7th ledge of the east side of Mount Sinai.  12:45p.m. Up until this point I haven't had the opportunity to try and look into the tray itself (via scope). While Mandy is on the 4th ledge and Windwhistler is on the 7th, I think this might be a good time. I arrive and set myself up only to see once again Mandy is blocking my view. She has returned to in the centre of the 3rd ledge. Very windy out and the wind gusts are pushing me off balance. I'll try another day.

2:50p.m. Mandy on the 3rd ledge and Windwhistler is on the upper south-west corner roof-top of Princess Margaret Hospital.  3:20p.m. Mandy on the 4th ledge and I just happened to look and catch Windwhistler approach Mandy. Mating seen and Windwhistler is off towards the south.

4:45p.m. Mandy remains on the 4th ledge. Windwhistler is not in view.  5:30p.m. Mandy is now at the nesting tray and Windwhistler is on the 7th ledge.

6:15p.m. Mandy and Windwhistler can be seen zipping up and down University Ave. Windwhistler made one trip south bound and I lost track of him south of Dundas St.  6:33p.m. One adult is seen on the 9th ledge of the hospital. Second adult not in view.

Friday March 22, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:15 Both adults are on the east side ledges of Mount Sinai Hospital.  08:00
Mandy is at the nesting tray. Windwhistler is on the 7th ledge.  08:30 Mandy is in the nesting tray, checking it out. Windwhistler is on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  

11:15  Mandy on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler is on the 3rd ledge of the hospital.

4:20p.m.  Windwhistler is seen on the rim of the nesting tray. Mandy is on the 4th ledge.  4:35p.m.  Mating seen. Windwhistler takes off to the 7th ledge.  5:10p.m.  Windwhistler is on the nesting tray rim again. Mandy remains on the 4th ledge.  5:20p.m.  Helicopter landing at Hospital for Sick Children. Mandy takes off and sets down on the top south ledge, on the east side of Princess Margaret Hospital. Windwhistler heads for the 4th ledge.  5:50p.m. - 6:20p.m.  Mandy and Windwhistler have returned to the east side of Mount Sinai. Mandy is on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler is on the 3rd ledge.

Thursday March 21, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:15 Mandy is on the 3rd ledge beside the north pillar, Windwhistler is in the nesting tray again. I think Mandy's holding out for the dishwasher.   06:45 Both Mandy and Windwhistler are gone from the east side of Mount Sinai and not in view.  08:19 I think Mandy's thinking it over, I see her on the nest tray rim, looking inward. Windwhistler in not in view.  08:45 Adult on the 2nd ledge with prey. Second adult not in view. Can't tell who it is.  08:50 Mandy is on the 3rd ledge beside the north pillar and Windwhistler is not in view.  09:05. Adult on the 4th ledge and second adult on the north-east corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  

09:50 Mandy on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler on the 3rd ledge.  10:00 Windwhistler is back in the nesting tray as Mandy sits on the 3rd ledge looking in.  12:00 Mandy on the 5th ledge and Windwhistler is seen on a secondary ledge below the louvered areas.  

12:45p.m. Windwhistler is seen approaching Princess Margaret Hospital. He sets down on the ledges above the nesting box. He disappears into the back of this ledge and returns to the edge with prey. He dragged the meal to the very edge. He then returns to the back of the same ledge and once again returns dragging a second food packet  and places it next to the first one. He then begins to clean the prey stopping ever so often to look south-ward. Is he trying to impress Mandy with his hunting skills? This was so interesting to watch!  12:50p.m. Mandy is on the 3rd ledge beside the north pillar. Windwhistler is on the 2nd ledge, east side Mount Sinai.

2:30p.m. Both Mandy and Windwhistler on the 3rd ledge of east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  5:00p.m. Windwhistler on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital. Mandy is seen on the 5th ledge.  5:30p.m. Adult (I'm going to assume Windwhistler) is on a secondary ledge east side Mount Sinai. Mandy is not seen at this time.  6:30p.m. Adults not in view. The weather has changed a lot since this morning. The winds have picked up and the temperature has dropped and I think they are somewhere out of the cold.

Wednesday March 20, 2002
Marcel Gahbauer reports:  Photos from last week's nest tray installation at Mount Sinai Hospital are now in the Toronto Photo Gallery.

Linda Woods reports:  06:30 Mandy is seen on the east side Mount Sinai 3rd ledge. She's sitting beside the north pillar. It's foggy and raining. Windwhistler is not in view.  08:05 Mandy is seen hunting in the Gerrard and Elizabeth St. area. I lose track of her as she passes overhead. I haven't seen Windwhistler this morning. Still raining.  08:30 Mandy is now on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler has returned and is on the south-west corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.

12:20p.m. Still raining. Windwhistler is on the north-east corner of 505 University Ave. Mandy not in view.  1:20p.m. One adult on the 3rd ledge beside the pillar. I'm going to guess it's Mandy. She seems to like that spot.

5:10p.m. Windwhistler is in the nesting tray, poking around again, while Mandy sits on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai.  5:40p.m. Windwhistler is again in the nesting tray, briefly this time. After checking it out he jumps up onto the ledge. Mandy is sitting on the 2nd ledge.  6:00p.m. Mandy is on the south ledges of Mount Sinai. Windwhistler is on a new ledge, 1st from the south. Looks as if he has some prey with him.  6:30p.m. Windwhistler is seen exiting the south ledge and heads for the south-east corner roof-top of 505 University Ave. I do a scan of the downtown roof-tops and don't see either of the downtown birds. Mandy is not view.

Tuesday March 19, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:10 Mandy is seen on the 2nd ledge of Mount Sinai. Windwhistler approaches, Mating seen. Windwhistler off and over to the south-east corner roof-top of the hospital. 07:05 Mandy on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler is on the 3rd ledge.  07:51 Mandy is not seen at this time. Windwhistler is in the nesting tray rooting and turning his body in different directions, he's not in there long and he reappears onto the ledge. As I watch him Mandy approaches out of the south-east and onto the 2nd ledge and disappears into the back of the ledge momentarily. She reappears onto the ledge. Windwhistler is still in the nest tray.  08:05 Mandy remains on the 2nd ledge and Windwhistler has now moved to the north-east corner of 505 University Ave.

08:50 Mandy on the 2nd ledge, Windwhistler on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital.  09:30 Mandy in the nest tray - momentarily!  I guess she hasn't decided yet. She once again hops back onto the ledge and off to sit on the 4th ledge.  Windwhistler is seen on the 5th ledge and he to takes off to sit on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.

10:00 - 10:40 Both adults are in view and change positions a few times sitting on various ledges. 10:42
An adult is seen in the nesting tray on the 3rd ledge. Can't identify who it is, but my guess would be Windwhistler. Second adult is not in view at this time.  

12:30p.m. Walking north on University Ave I don't see any activity in or around the University and Elm area. I checked the south side of the hospital but I don't see either adult at this time.

2:45p.m. Up until this time adults have not been seen and have now come into view.  Both are on the 3rd ledge, mating is seen and Windwhistler is off and over to the north-west corner of 505 University Ave.  3:00p.m. Mandy off the 3rd ledge and she sets down on the north-west corner of National Life. She is not there long and she then takes off to join Windwhistler on the north-west corner of 505 University. What appears to be beak touching is actually Mandy is feeding Windwhistler! After a few morsels Windwhistler jumps down onto the roof-top and continues feeding. He then brings the prey to area where Mandy is sitting and finishes the prey, as she looks on. All done with the lovely meal, mating is seen and he is off to the 4th ledge of the hospital. (Nothing like eat and run)

3:42p.m. - 5:00p.m. Mandy remains on 505 University Ave during this time. Windwhistler stayed on the 4th ledge until 5:05p.m. and then is gone. I check the various roof-tops and ledges but he is not in view.  5:25p.m. Mandy finally leaves the roof-top of 505, and over to the 2nd ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital. She was there only a few minutes and then she is gone as well.  6:03p.m. Adult returns to 505 University and is seen picking at the remains of the previous meal. I think it's Windwhistler. At 6:15p.m. adult leaves that area and is next seen on the south-west roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Sunday March 18, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:10 Rain and fog at this time and I can't see much of the east side of Mount Sinai.  06:23 I can hear vocalizing but can't detect in which direction it's coming from. I check the usual perches but I don't see either adult.  06:39 Adult on 1st ledge, east side Mount Sinai.  07:27 Fog, adults not visible.

08:15 Windwhistler on the 3rd ledge sitting in the nesting and rooting around in it. Mandy is seen on the 7th ledge, east side Mount Sinai. Windwhistler eventually takes off and heads to the 9th ledge.  08:33 One adult is seen on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Second adult not seen.  09:07 Mandy on the 1st ledge, Windwhistler is on the 2nd ledge of the hospital.

11:13 Windwhistler is on the 5th ledge and Mandy on the 8th ledge, east Mount Sinai.

2:44p.m. Windwhistler is back in the nesting tray, poking around again. Mandy is seen on the 7th ledge.  3:18 Windwhistler is gone from the nesting tray ledge while Mandy remains on the 7th ledge.  3:26 Windwhistler has returned to the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai. Mandy is still on the 7th ledge.  3:52p.m. Windwhistler is back at the 3rd ledge and Mandy is still on the 7th ledge.  4:06 Same spots.  4:25p.m. Mandy is now at the nest tray ledge, 3rd ledge east side. While Windwhistler is now on the 8th ledge.

5:08p.m. Both Mandy and Windwhistler are on the 3rd ledge together. Windwhistler is once again in the nesting tray while Mandy looks on. He is sitting in the tray area facing her as she stands facing him with her head bowed. He then jumps up onto the ledge and approaches her. Both adults are now facing each other with heads bowed. Windwhistler takes off, circles back and approaches Mandy on the ledge as if to nudge her into the nesting tray. She doesn't budge. He continues over to the 4th ledge briefly and then flies off once again. I didn't see where he went, I was watching Mandy for her reaction.  5:49p.m. Mandy remains on the third ledge beside the north pillar. Windwhistler is not seen at this time.  6:02  Mandy is gone from the 3rd ledge, Windwhistler has not been seen.  6:27 One adult is seen on the south-east corner roof-top of 505 University Ave. With the fading light I can't see if it's Mandy or Windwhistler. I checked the downtown rooftops from my south window and don't see either of the downtown nest adults in view.

Sunday March 17, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:29 Adult is seen on the east side Mount Sinai Hospital, 4th ledge. It was not there long after it was seen. It then took off and over to the 2nd ledge. It steps back into the ledge and disappears from view for approximately 5 minutes. It reappears on the ledge  then takes off towards the south.  07:36 Adult is once again seen on the 2nd ledge east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  07:40 Adults not in view.  08:10 Windwhistler is on the south-west corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital. I was still there when I left the area at 08:20 hrs.

Saturday March 16, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  8:05 am.  Having not seen any activity after sunrise, I do a area check on my way to the subway. One adult is on the south center ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital. Second adult has not been in view at all  early morning.

Harry Crawford reports:  A peregrine, likely Windwhistler-Spike, flew south and then west past Mount Sinai, just blow roof level, at 10:34am.  When I got closer to the building, at 10:37am, Windwhistler-Spike was on the surface of the west balcony on the south side of Mount Sinai.  Not much of him was visible from the ground.

Friday March 15, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:10 Windwhistler on the south-west window ledge of a building on the corner of Elizabeth and Gerrard St. Vocalizing can be heard. He's not there very long and I did not see his departure.  07:39 Adults are not in view. A lot of crows in the area, I lose count after the 25th black bird.  08:00 Down to street level, I checked the west side of the hospitals and the south side of 505 University Ave. I don't see them in the area, they must have gone to the Four Seasons for breakfast.

Harry Crawford reports:  Both Windwhistler-Spike and Mandy were on the CIBC building at 7:28am.  Mandy was on the west side until 7:52; returned to the same spot from 8:04 until 8:34am.  Windwhistler-Spike alternated between the south west corner and the west side, near Mandy.  He disappeared briefly at 7:35, returned with prey and finally left at 8:23am.  A check of the Yorkville area around 10am didn't find any peregrine activity.

Linda Woods reports:  6:01p.m. Windwhistler on the north-east corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  6:19p.m. Windwhistler is gone from 505 University Ave. and I don't see Mandy in the area.

Thursday March 14, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:31 Adult is seen on the south ledge of Mount Sinai Hospital. I can see it's tail feathers hanging over the edge, but can't identify which adult. 06:35 Adult on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai and second adult remains on the corner roof-top.  07:31 Adults remain in the same spots.  08:05 Windwhistler-Spike is on the south facing louvered ledge. Mandy is on the rails  beside the north facing logo of National Life. National Life is located on the south-west corner of Elm and University Ave.

Brian Tjernstrom reports:  Windwhistler-Spike was on a north balcony of the Four Seasons at 12:28 pm.  At 12:30 pm, Mandy flew in from the north and landed on the north-west corner at the very top of the building.  Not to be outdone, Windwhistler-Spike immediately flew the the north-east corner at the very top of the building.  A few minutes later both birds were in flight.  Mandy disappeared to the north-east, and Windwhistler-Spike settled on the north-west corner.  He was gone by 12:35 pm.

Linda Woods reports:  4:40p.m. Both adults are seen west of the hospitals in the air. I guess they are out for their late afternoon hunt.  4:43p.m. Adult on the second ledge from the north (when I report the numbered ledge, it will always be from the north unless indicated) east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  4:45p.m. Adult off and over to the north-west corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  5:18p.m. Mandy on 505 University Ave roof-top feeding on prey.

5:41p.m. Mandy continues to feed. Windwhistler is on the east side Mount Sinai, 7th ledge. He is not there long after I discovered him and he is off and over to 505 University Ave roof-top where Mandy is feeding. (Gee, Windwhistler she just finished eating) Mating is seen. Windwhistler is off and over to the south-west corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.  5:50p.m. Mandy off 505 University Ave. towards Bay St. I lose track of her as she passes overhead.  5:51p.m. Adult on the east side ledges of Mount Sinai. I'm not sure if it's Mandy. Adult is off again and over to 505 University Ave. roof-top, north-west corner.  6:14p.m. Same adult off 505 University  and heads north along the west side of Mount Sinai and Princess Margaret Hospitals. I didn't see it come out from the north end Hydro building thinking it might be headed to the Bay and Avenue Road area.

Wednesday March 13, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:46 Both adults are seen heading towards Mount Sinai from the north. Windwhistler sets down on the 3rd ledge and Mandy continues south to the north-west roof-top of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler leaves the 3rd ledge and over to join Mandy on 505 University Ave. Mating is seen.  07:54 Mandy gone from 505 University Ave.

08:35 Windwhistler is on a secondary east side ledge just below the louvered areas. Fresh prey is seen on the ledge with him. He is sitting on this ledge sideways on the edge, facing north, while the prey is tucked further back. The way he is sitting on the ledge appears he wants to be seen. Mandy is on the south-west corner roof-top of Mount Sinai facing west.  Mandy eventually takes off towards the north. Windwhistler stays on his ledge near his "gift"   08:41 Mandy is now seen feasting on the food packet while Windwhistler remains in the same position on the same ledge.  08:49 (Viewing from street level) Windwhistler off the secondary ledge as Mandy finishes her meal. He heads to the top rail of the north facing logo of National Life. As he lands two pigeons are making a "run for it" I think they were sitting on his rail. Windwhistler sets down and the pigeons double back and head for the rail as well. A last minute change of mind and the pigeons slam on the brakes and head for a lower ledge. The pigeons now appear to be part of the building as they are sitting motionless. Mandy cannot be seen from my position.

Margaret Omnet reports:  1.15 pm. Wednesday, peregrine sitting on east side, 4th ledge from north. From my vantage point at street level, outside the doorway to Shoppers Drug Mart at the Sick Kids Hospital, I can't see in to the back of the ledges so I don't know if the other bird was there at that time.

Linda Woods reports:  5:30p.m. -6:45p.m.  Adults have not been seen during this time.

Tuesday March 12, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:23a.m. Mandy is seen on the 3rd ledge (nesting tray in place) She appears to be looking it over and trying on for size. How nice to see her there.  06:28 Windwhistler appears on the 2nd ledge, steps back into the ledge and disappears from view.  06:34 Windwhistler reappears on the ledge. Wonder what he was doing back there?. He didn't stay long and he was off and over to join Mandy on the 3rd ledge. Mating is seen at this time. Windwhistler takes off and sets down on the 7th ledge of the hospital.

06:43 Windwhistler is now on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai Hospital. Mandy is seen on the 10th ledge. Mandy flies off to join Windwhistler on the south-east corner. Both are seen together on the south-east corner. Windwhistler lifts off his spot and mating is seen once again. Not a lot of time between sessions.  06:47 Not seen at this time.  07:00 Mandy on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. Windwhistler on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai.

07:54 An adult is seen feeding on a previously stashed food packet, four levels down. I saw this stash yesterday afternoon and was waiting for one of the peregrines to return to it.  08:20 Mandy seen hunting in the Bay and Gerrard St. area and eventually makes her way back to the University Ave area.  08:30 Windwhistler on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai, Mandy on the rail beside the north logo of National Life.  09:12 Not in view.

Brian Tjernstrom reports:  Windwhistler-Spike was on a north-facing balcony of the Four Seasons Hotel at 12:35 pm.  He flew off to the southeast at 12:38 pm.

Monday March 11, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:45 Windwhistler on the east side of Mount Sinai, 2nd ledge and Mandy on the 7th ledge cleaning prey.  07:15 Both adults on the 2nd ledge, east side Mount Sinai.  

Marcel Gahbauer reports:  Last week, CPF director Mark Nash built a nest tray for installation on the east side of Mount Sinai Hospital.  This morning, several of us gathered to put it in place.  Representing the Canadian Peregrine Foundation were Mark, myself, Linda Woods, and Bruce Massey.  Providing us access and assistance on behalf of Mount Sinai were Simon Stengs, Manager of Building Operations, and Alan Roy, Project Manager of Building Services.  The most critical member of our team was Brett Harris from Solar, who climbed down from the roof to the nest ledge and installed the tray for us.

After assembling, we brought the tray and six 18-kg bags of gravel to the roof, while Brett assembled his gear.  In the midst of this activity, Mark was whisked away to CBC radio to do an interview on Lightning, as well as our activities at Mount Sinai - it was a hectic morning to say the least!  As we prepared our gear on the roof, both Windwhistler and Mandy came in to inspect us briefly - Mandy flew overhead several times then headed off to the east, while Windwhistler actually perched at the southeast corner of the roof for a few minutes to observe before flying away to the southeast.

By around 9:30 we were in action, lowering the nest tray to Brett for placement on the third ledge from the north end of Mount Sinai (on the east side).  We had discovered earlier that there is a vent along this ledge which allows air from inside the building to exit - this source of warmth may account for the peregrines preferring these perches during the winter.  The box was placed away from the vents, so that it will not be an issue when the weather turns warmer.

As we prepared to lower the gravel, we realized it was coarser than we had expected.  As we stood at the edge of the roof contemplating what to do, we spied a large pile of gravel at the construction site across the road.  Alan grabbed a pail and agreed to go down to investigate and bring back some of the gravel if it was of an appropriate type.  As luck would have it, the gravel was small and smoothly rounded - an ideal substrate for the peregrines to nest in.  

While at the ledge, and also on his descent past a lower ledge, Brett observed some of the prey remains left behind by the peregrines.  Not surprisingly, pigeons were the most common, but other species were represented too.  One long-beaked individual may have been a woodcock.

We are hoping that the peregrines will soon inspect and adopt their new nest tray, and that it will help contribute to a successful nesting season.  Photos from the installation will be added to the website within the next week.  Our thanks to Simon Stengs and Alan Roy for taking time out of their busy schedules to help us with the installation, and to Brett Harris for doing the job none of us envied - descending to the nest ledge to put the tray in place while the rest of us enjoyed the safety of the roof.

Linda Woods reports:  4:52p.m. Adults not in view.  5:15p.m A large bird is seen approaching the College and University area from the north-west. It circles the Mount Sinai area, but I can't be sure it is a peregrine. It turns north towards College St. and I lose track of it behind Mount Sinai. I wait for it to reappear but it doesn't. If it is Mandy then she has set down on the west side of Princess Margaret.  6:05p.m. I look for Windwhistler and Mandy but I don't see them in the area, however I do see one of the Downtown birds on the north-east corner of One Financial Place.

Sunday March 10, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:00 Windwhistler on the east side Mount Sinai, 6th ledge. He then takes off and lands on the 2nd ledge.  07:05 Mandy approaches the east side of the hospital from the north-east. As she approaches the 3rd ledge, Windwhistler steps back into the ledge area and disappears from view. Mandy sets down on the 3rd ledge. Windwhistler reappears on the second ledge a few moments later.  07:50 Mandy is on the 3rd ledge and Windwhistler is on the 8th ledge,east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  08:34 Adults not in view at this time.  08:50 Mandy on the 5th ledge and Windwhistler on the 7th ledge from the north, east side Mound Sinai.

2:20p.m. Mandy on the east side of 505 University Ave. She is sitting in the centre of the east side. New prey can be seen on the south-east corner of the same building.  4:00p.m. Mandy on the 3rd ledge and Windwhistler is on the 9th ledge from the north.  4:30p.m. Mandy on 3rd ledge and Windwhistler on the 2nd ledge, east side Mount Sinai.  6:22p.m. Not seen at this time.

Saturday March 9, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:39 Mandy on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai. Windwhistler on the 5th ledge, east side of Mount Sinai.  07:25 Mandy on the 5th ledge, Windwhistler on the 2nd ledge. Windwhistler is off and over to Mandy, mating seen. Windwhistler then sets down on the 8th ledge.  07:34 Windwhistler on the north-west corner roof-top of 505 University Ave. Mandy on the 5th ledge.  07:38 From my south window I can see one adult from the King St. pair on the north-east corner roof-top of One Financial Place. Mandy remains on the 5th ledge and Windwhistler is still on the north-west corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  08:34 Mandy on the 2nd ledge east side of Mount Sinai, Windwhistler on the 5th ledge cleaning prey.

Harry Crawford reports:  Windwhistler-Spike was on the north side of the Four Seasons Hotel at 10:25am.  He alternated from the roof of the second from west false balcony ledge to the floor of it.  He was later seen, at 12:42pm, circling high above the north side of 44 Charles West.

Linda Woods reports:  1:54p.m. Adults not in view.  3:30p.m. Adult on the north-west corner roof-top of 505 University Ave.  I checked the west side of Mount Sinai and the south ledges but could not see the second adult.  5:00p.m. It's been raining for about an hour now and the winds have picked as well, neither adult has been seen since last report.

Friday March 8, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  Mandy was on the west side of the CIBC building at 6:27am.  She left a couple of minutes later and could have been there for the night.

Linda Woods reports:  06:57 Both adults south side of Mount Sinai.  10:15-11:30 Adults are on the west side of Princess Margaret Hospital.  Mating seen twice.

Margaret Omnet reports:  1.50pm, peregrine flew on to a south ledge at Mount Sinai, sat for  a couple of minutes then flew off to the south behind the National Life building.

Thursday March 7, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  Mandy was on the west side of the CIBC building between 6:56 and 8:15am when she moved over to the north east corner of the Renaissance Plaza.  She remained there for 10 minutes before disappearing from view.  Windwhistler-Spike was on the south west corner of the CIBC building between 7:20 and 7:42am.

Linda Woods reports:  Between 07:00 - 09:35 Windwhistler and Mandy were not in my view.  09:36 Mandy is seen on the 2nd ledge east side of Mount Sinai Hospital.  09:40 Mandy off and over to the south ledges of Mount Sinai Hospital.  10:10 Viewing from Elm and University Ave. Both Windwhistler and Mandy are on the south facing ledges of the hospital, west ledge.

2:35p.m. Viewing from Elm and University Ave. one adult on the south-west corner roof-top of Mount Sinai. It takes flight and heads to the north-east.  3:35p.m.- 4:58p.m. Adults are not in view.  5:47p.m.-  6:10p.m. Adult on south-west corner roof-top of Mount Sinai.  6:15p.m. Adults not in view.

Wednesday March 6, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:00 One adult on the east side of Mount Sinai Hospital, 3rd ledge.  08:40 Adult remains on the same ledge. Second adult not seen.  09:30 Mandy on the 6th ledge, Windwhistler on the 7th ledge, east side Mount Sinai. 10:39 Windwhistler on the north logo of National Life.

4:15p.m. Windwhistler on south-east corner of Mount Sinai, Mandy not seen at this time.  4:38p.m.-5:07p.m. Two people on the east side roof of Princess Margaret Hospital. Peregrines not seen at this time.  5:15p.m. People are gone from the east side of Princess Margaret Hospital. Birds have not been seen.  5:36p.m. Windwhistler and Mandy not in view.  5:49p.m. Adult on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai.  5:55p.m. Adult off the corner and is chasing three birds. Adult last seen slightly west of University and Elm St.

Tuesday March 5, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:20 Mandy on the 2nd ledge from the north, east side of Mount Sinai Hospital.  07:50 Mandy leaves the ledge and heads north, turns back and sets down on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai.  08:30 One adult on east side Mount Sinai, 4th ledge. Second adult not in view at this time. I have not seen them both at the same time as yet.  09:00 Adult remains on the 4th ledge.  10:30 One adult on the east side of Princess Margaret Hospital. It is on the south ledges above the nesting box area.  Second adult on the 3rd ledge east side of Mount Sinai Hospital.  11:05 Windwhistler is on the 3rd ledge and Mandy on the 6th ledge of Mount Sinai.

1:35p.m. Both adults remain on the east side of Mount Sinai.  3:00p.m. Both adults on the east side Mount Sinai, 2nd and 3rd ledges.  4:10p.m. Both adults remain on the 2nd and 7th east side ledges of MSH.  4:45 Adults not in view.  

5:05p.m. As I look out my window I happened to catch on the adults chasing a gull. I think the gull was just in their air space. Gull quickly moved on and moments later  both  adults are seen soaring above the area of Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai Hospital. They are very high and appear to be catching the up drafts.  5:36p.m. Adult on the upper south-west corner roof-top of Princess Margaret Hospital.  5:45p.m. Adult on east side of Mount Sinai feeding.  5:52p.m. Adult on south-east corner of Mount Sinai. Second adult has not been in view.  5:58p.m. As I am looking south, I can see one adult from the King St. site on One Financial Place.  6:00p.m. King St. Bird is gone from One Financial Place. As I am looking for the midtown birds I see one adult approaching the north-east corner of 505 University Ave.  6:15p.m. Adult remains on 505 University. Second adult not in view.  6:20p.m. Adult off 505 University Ave. It heads to the north-east past my south window. Perhaps it was heading to Yonge and Bloor for the night. I do one last check on all the favourite perches and the adults are no longer in view.

Monday March 4, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:31 One adult seen on the east side of Mount Sinai Hospital.  09:20 Both adults are on the 7th ledge east side of Mount Sinai.  10:04 One adult on the 3rd ledge second adult on 7th ledge, east side of MSH.

11:50 Both adults on east side of Mount Sinai Hospital, 4th and 7th ledge.  12:27p.m. Mandy is on the 1st ledge from the north, east side of MSH. Windwhistler not seen at this time.

Margaret Omnet reports:  1.35pm, Monday, there is an adult sitting on east side of Mount Sinai, 4th ledge from north.

Linda Woods reports:  2:15p.m. Both adults remain on the east side of Mount Sinai.  3:35p.m. Both adults on the east side of Mount Sinai.  4:25p.m. One adult on the east ledges feeding. Second adult not in view.  5:10p.m. One adult (I think it's Mandy) on Princess Margaret Hospital. She is on the east side, upper portion, sitting in the centre section (between the ledges) It doesn't appear there is much for her to sit on comfortably.  5:30p.m. Off the east side of Princess Margaret and over to the east side of Mount Sinai, 3rd ledge.  5:57p.m. Adult remains on the 3rd ledge.  6:20p.m. Adults not seen at this time.

Sunday March 3, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  07:08 Birds not seen.  07:39 Both adults on the east side of Mount Sinai, Windwhistler is on the 3rd ledge from the north.  08:30 Windwhistler off and is making a few passes around Mount Sinai. Sets down on the upper south-west corner of Princess Margaret Hospital. Mandy is seen on the east side of MSH, 3rd ledge.

1:12p.m. Mandy on the east side of Mount Sinai. Winds are really picking up and it is starting to snow. Mandy off the ledge and heads to the north-east and few seconds later she returns to the east side of the hospital.  1:39, 2:06, 3:30, & 4:45p.m. Both adults are on the east side of MSH.

5:15p.m. Windwhistler on east Mount Sinai and Mandy is not in view.  5:36p.m. Both adults are not in view at this time.  5:49p.m. Mandy on the south-east corner of MSH. Windwhistler is on the east side, 4th ledge.  6:08p.m. Mandy remains on the south-east corner, Windwhistler is snookered into a ledge, 2 below the louvered areas.  6:15p.m. Mandy gone from the south-east corner and Windwhistler remains in his previous spot.

Saturday March 2, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:30- 08:30 I didn't see either adult at daybreak. I went out to street level and looked around and didn't see any activity. I finally called Harry and sure enough they were with the tourists in Yorkville.

Harry Crawford reports:  At first light, 6:44am, Mandy was on the west side of the CIBC building.  She disappeared shortly after 7:02am.  At 8:34am, she was seen heading west above Bloor towards Avenue Road with prey in her talons -- the prey was struggling.  Windwhistler-Spike followed her a couple of seconds later.  I checked Yorkville and found Mandy on the north side of the Four Seasons Hotel, the west balcony at 9:57.  Windwhistler-Spike didn't seem to be around.  

Brian Tjernstrom reports:  One bird was on the west balcony on the north side of the Four Seasons Hotel between 11:40 am and 11:45 am.  I didn't have my binoculars with me, but I think it was Windwhistler-Spike.  Mandy was seen taking a short flight from and back to the same balcony at 12:15 pm - she then disappeared onto the floor of the balcony.  

Harry Crawford reports:  A further check later, found Mandy in the same location (Four Seasons Hotel) at 12:56pm and Windwhistler-Spike feeding on the north east corner of 38 Avenue Road.  At 1:00pm Mandy swooped down on Windwhistler-Spike and he took off with his prey (or perhaps Mandy's leftovers from this morning) to the north west corner of the Renaissance Plaza.  He continued to feed while Mandy remained on 38 Avenue Road.  There were a lot of crows in the area at this time.

Linda Woods reports:  2:30p.m. Viewing from Avenue Rd just north of Bloor, Both Mandy and Windwhistler were on the north side of the Four Seasons Hotel, 1st and 2nd balcony from the west.  

Brian Tjernstrom reports:  Both birds were on separate balconies of the north side of the Four Seasons between 3:03 pm and 3:10 pm.

Linda Woods reports:  3:55p.m. Mandy and Windwhistler are on the east side of Mount Sinai. Confirming with Harry that he doesn't have birds in his view.  4:05 Windwhistler on the south-east corner of Mount Sinai and Mandy on the 5th ledge from the north, east side of MSH.  4:23 Both adults remain in the same spots.  4:53 Adult on the upper south-west corner Princess Margaret Hospital feeding.

5:00 Both adults are back on the east side of MSH. They are facing into the ledges and it appears both are feeding, but I can't see evidence of prey nor puffs of feathers. Strange, I have not seen this occur at the same time. The adults are ledges apart. Mandy then departs from her perch with what looks like part of a meal in her talons. She is heading east- northeast. I lose track of her behind the buildings. I check back for Windwhistler and he to has left the east side of the hospital.

5:10 Windwhistler is back in view and on the north-west corner of National Life. Mandy comes off one of the ledges beneath him and heads north, turns and then heads to the south-east. I lose track of her behind 505 University Ave.  5:22 Mandy is now seen on the east side of a building on the south side of Dundas and University. (I think the address is 435 University and the only land marking on the street level is the entrance to St. Patrick station.) She is not there long and off towards the south and is seen hunting around the Zurich Building. A few passes to scoot up pigeons and one fly around and the hunt was unsuccessful. A few more passes around Zurich and then she heads to the far south-east, in the area of Sheraton Hotel!  As I switch windows I lose track of her and then I see two birds south of the Zurich building. Mandy,  I tracked back to this area, the second bird I can't see.  I find Mandy back on the east side of St.Patrick building (for lack of another name) on the north corner.

5:36 One adult on the St.Patrick building (Mandy) and Windwhistler is discovered on the north-west corner of 505 University Ave. And now we have a third peregrine on the north-east corner of the Sheraton Hotel!  Where Mandy is sitting I am sure the bird on the Sheraton can see her.  5:55 All three peregrines remain in the same spots, until approximately 6:25p.m. Windwhistler is gone from 505 University Ave. I check for Mandy and she too is gone from the east side of St. Patrick Station. I look for her on the upper north-west corner of Dundas and Chestnut (a night time spot for her) and she's not there. I then look to the Sheraton Hotel and the 3rd peregrine is gone from the north-east corner.

Friday March 1, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  06:37 Adults not in view, Mandy has gone from her night time spot.  07:30 Both adults on the east side Mount Sinai Hospital.  08:19 Mandy is on the 5th ledge feeding, Windwhistler is on the 3rd ledge east side Mount Sinai.  09:30 Adults on the 1st and 2nd ledge, east side MSH.  11:09 One adult east side of hospital.

1:30p.m. Both adults on the east side of Mount Sinai.  2:45p.m. Both adults on the east side of MSH. 5:00p.m. Both adults on the east side of Mount Sinai. 3rd ledge from the north, sitting beside each other. Strong vocalizing could be heard from street level.  6:30p.m. One adult, I assume it's Windwhistler from previous dusk sightings, on the south-east corner roof-top of Mount Sinai Hospital.

 

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