2006 Sheraton Centre Banding Photo
Mark Nash reports:
Under the cover of almost darkness due to the torrential downpour as the skies burst with rain, we arrived at the Toronto Sheraton Hotel for the banding of Winds young hatchling. Assembled on the Pinnicle room on the 43rd floor, some 60 plus visitors and VIPís assembled in anticipation to witness the banding of the young peregrine hatchling that was produced this year by Wind & Windwhistler on the Toronto Sheraton Hotel nest ledge.
With a huge thank you to the Toronto Sheraton Hotel and staff, once again, there was coffee and treats for all, as the Pinnicle room was decked out with all of the trimmings for all of the guests in attendance. After a short meet and greet, we got down to the business at hand, as the banding table was set up and organized in typical fashion. Mark Heaton and Linda Woods off to the ledge, while I provided some information and introductions. Finally, the sole young peregrine hatchling arrived, and the reason for our assembly.
Just as fast as it started, it seemed as it was completed. With only one hatchling to band this year at this site, and what would have appeared to be record time, the young peregrine hatchling was weighed, sexed, banded, named, photographed, and ready to go back to the ledge to her mother Wind before we knew what had happened!
ďMicahĒ - (a female) as she was named by Kelly Moffat from Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt LLP, one of the many VIPís part of this years banding, both posed for a photo shoot at the end of the banding just before Micha was returned to her mother in waiting on the nest ledge.
Micha, a very healthy good sized female, weighted in at 921.5 grams, and was full of energy indeed. Talk about vocal!! Some wonderful photos were taken of the event this year, and they can be found above.
We would like to thank all of those in attendance, and especially ITT Hotels and Resorts, The Toronto Sheraton Hotel, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the CPF volunteers in addition to our partners and sponsors that made the day such a great success.
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