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MIDTOWN TORONTO ARCHIVES

July - September 2002

Thursday September 26, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  An adult male peregrine spent most of the day on the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor.  I first noticed him on the north west corner at 9:07am when I returned to the area.  He moved around quite a bit, taking up various positions on the same building.  Lunch was at 12:30pm on the south side after he caught a small dark bird.  He then relocated with the prey to the north side and continued feeding.  I last saw him in a south facing concrete slot at 4:17pm and he finally disappeared from view at 5:35pm.  Yesterday, there was the partial remains of a meal on the south west corner.  That also disappeared today.  Finding Spike and Mandy in their downtown location shortly after 1pm means that this bird is definitely not Spike.

Friday September 20, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  At 12:47pm whatlooked like an adult male peregrine was on the north west corner of the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor.  A few minutes later he took off, quickly, to the north west, heading towards the St. Clair West and Spadina Road area.  A quick check downtown found Spike and Mandy in their new territory.

Monday September 9, 2002
Linda Woods reports:  6:30p.m. Looking out my window, one peregrine is sitting on the south west corner of Princess Margaret Hospital. It's still there taking short fast flights on the west side of Mount Sinai Hospital. Lots of swoops and dives, I can't see what it's stooping, but it appears to be trying to chase something away. Haven't seen this much activity since July. Absolutely wonderful to see!

Sunday August 25, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  The visiting male was on the west side of the CIBC building between 11:24am and 12:10pm.

Friday August 23, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  The visiting male was on the west side of the CIBC building between 11:35 and 11:50am.  He was back in the same location at 4:34pm finally leaving at 4:57pm.  This time he sat with his wings partially out, apparently trying to cool down.

Sunday August 4, 2002
Harry Crawford reports: The visiting male was circling the CIBC building and chasing pigeons around at 9:04am.  He made a stoop to the north east, probably unsuccessfully as he was back in chase 5 minutes later.  A kestrel flew in from the south and landed on the west side of the same building at 5:01pm.

Saturday August 3, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:   The visiting female was seen hovering, motionless in the wind, above the CIBC building for a brief time at 8:31am.  Pigeons were scattering everywhere.

Thursday August 1, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:   The visitors were in the area for most of the morning today.  The male was in a south CIBC slot from 7:06 to 8:15am.  Both were seen flying from the roof are of the CIBC building, south towards the roof of 44 Charles West at 8:41am.  One of them was on the west side of the CIBC building at 11:47am and was still there at 12:40pm when I left the area.

Brian Tjernstrom reports:  One bird was on the west side of the CIBC building at 12:48 pm.  It appeared to be a male.  He was still there when I left the area at 1:00 pm.  He appeared to have flopped down on the ledge for a rest.

Saturday July 27, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  Our male visitor made a brief appearance at 5:10pm, first circling just west of the CIBC building and then landing on the south west corner.

Tuesday July 23, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  Both visiting peregrines were on the south side of the CIBC building at 4:16pm, the female on the bottom of the logo and the male in a concrete slot next to her.  He circled above the building a few times at 4:37pm and was quickly out of view.  She disappeared shortly after.

Sunday July 21, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  The male and female adult peregrines were back in the Yonge and Bloor area again today.  They were first seen at 6:08am and were still around when I last checked at 10:44am.  They took up various positions on the CIBC and Bay buildings.  The male again spent some time on the west CIBC antenna.  His tail area looks a little scruffy when he is flying and the female is just a little darker than Mandy, more of a salmon flush on her chest.  I made another check at 2pm and found both birds in concrete slots on the north side of the CIBC building.

Saturday July 20, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  A peregrine landed briefly on the west CIBC antenna at 3:18pm and then quickly flew to the roof area of 44 Charles St. West.  At 5:25pm an adult male was on the south side of the CIBC building and an adult female on the bottom of the south CIBC logo.

Wednesday July 17, 2002
Harry Crawford reports:  An adult male peregrine was on the south west corner of the CIBC building at Yonge and Bloor at 8:02am.  He was gone 7 minutes later. It wasn't Lightning as there was no tracking antenna on him.

 

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