Viper now has 2 eggs!

April 20, 2014 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

Marilyn Weller Reports:

Excited to report that Viper (hatched in 2012 to Freddie and Voltaire) now is attending to 2 eggs in her new nest in Lansing, Michigan!   Thanks to the folks in Michigan who have been posting pictures and updates from their webcam onto Facebook.   Here is the link to their site:

https://www.facebook.com/LBWLPeregrineFalcons

Meanwhile in Windsor, Voltaire has been staying on the nest and is keeping her eggs well cared for.


Viper with 2 eggs

Back up to two eggs

April 17, 2014 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

After eating one egg yesterday, Trillium laid her 5th egg of the year. So she now has 2 eggs to tend to as the first 3 have been consumed. We have our fingers & toes crossed that these 2 eggs hatch. At this point the egg survival is 2 for 5.

Viper has laid her first egg in Lansing, Michigan

April 15, 2014 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

Marilyn Weller Reports:

Viper has successfully nested in Lansing, Michigan and has laid her first egg.   She successfully fledged in Windsor in 2012 and is one of the many strong, beautiful Peregrine offspring of Voltaire and Freddie.


Viper and 1st Egg

Back down to one egg

April 16, 2014 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

Today at 10:30 am a banded male falcon was observed consuming one of the 2 eggs in the scrape here. I’m not sure if it was the resident male Bill, or another falcon. I can tell by the colour of the egg that it was the 3rd egg laid by Trillium (the 1st 2 laid were eaten). So the good news is that we still have 1 egg left (the 4th one laid) & she appears to be taking good care of it after the discouraging news of what has transpired today. Stay tuned.

!!! Can you see Quest through our mid April snow storm?? Old man winter, please stop!!

April 15, 2014 - Toronto - Don Mills

CPF Postmaster Reports:

April 15th - 2014
Well, as you can see, Old Man Winter gave us yet another kick in the butt last night and so far this morning and dropping another 2-4cms of snow on us, in addition to running the temps back down to almost freezing again. While no real accumulation happened on the road ways so far given that they were so warm from the last several days of some real spring like temps, the snow has already covered all of the roof tops and parts of the various nest ledges.

The real good protected sites are those with enclosed nest boxes, as seen here at the Duncan Mills nest site where Quest is tucked far back into the nest box well protected from the snow and wind by the nest box roof and walls.

We all awoke this morning to find the entire city rooftops covered with a light covering of white snow, high winds, blowing snow and cold yet again!!

I’m sure that we’re not the only one feeling the pain, as a quick check of all of the web cams had all of the resident adult females down tight to their eggs and in the MEC nest site case, down hard covering the Canada’s first hatchlings.
Stay tuned…


!!! More show last night and today during the day!! Oh my goodness!!!! Give it up!!

April 15, 2014 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

April 15th - 2014
Well, as you can see, Old Man Winter gave us yet another kick in the butt last night and today as it dropped more snow on us and ran the temps back down to almost freezing again.

While no real accumulation happened on the road ways (so far) given that they are so warm from the last several days of some real warm spring like temps, the snow has although covered all of the roof tops and parts of the various nest ledges around the city.

We all awoke this morning to find the entire city rooftops covered with a light covering of white snow, blustery snow and high winds and cold temps yet again!!

I’m sure that we’re not the only one feeling the pain, as a quick check of all of the web cams had all of the resident adult females down tight to their eggs and in the MEC nest site case, down hard covering the Canada’s first peregrine hatchlings.
Stay tuned…


Suspense and mystery in K-W!

April 15, 2014 - Kitchener - Sun Life Centre

Lisa Reh Reports:

There have been many sightings of the K-W pair all winter and this spring, in downtown Kitchener and on the Sun Life tower in Waterloo. They became very active in March around the Waterloo tower. They have also been sighted on last year’s nest on the CTV tower. Presumed to be Caster, the male was observed using the nest box on the tower many times and enjoying lunch on the east side of the Sun Life sign visible from the ladies washroom on the east side. According to Rudy, everything appeared to be normal the week before Tracy and Bruce’s visit. They appeared to be a bonded pair and they were frequently sighted coming to downtown Kitchener to hunt together. Then Rudy noticed that their behaviour changed. Caster was going out of his way to impress the female, trying to coax her into the nest box but she seemed uninterested and irritated by his attentions and flew off to the CTV tower.

After Tracy and Bruce’s visit, on April 1, at 9:15 a.m. two peregrines were flying in tandem around the top of the tower. One of the grins flew straight into the nest box, the other landed on the north side of the tower. On April 2, Caster was sighted at 9:30 a.m. perched on the nest box balcony. He was also sighted perched above the nest box on the adjacent parapet. On April 3, the pair was again spotted sparring for food from the tower. One was flying east carrying a late lunch at 2:30. The 2nd peregrine flew directly at the other grin and then sped north far into uptown Waterloo. A turkey vulture was also spotted an hour later in the afternoon almost bouncing off the corner of the north side of the tower. No peregrines were sighted at the time. There has been much activity around the building this week, but no copulation has been reported.

On April 6, Tony captured the ‘mystery’ female posing for the camera flaunting her unbanded legs. The reported activity this week has been mostly single sightings which is likely the ‘mystery’ female. On April 8, there was a lot of activity sighted by Wendy who has a ‘bird’s eye view’. One flew past her sight with breakfast in it’s claws at 8:30 and a few minutes later feathers were floating down. But alas, there have been no sightings of activity around the nest box like the week before.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Caster, our “ladies” man, is going to be successful securing a mate this year!


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!!! We Have 2 eggs!!!!

April 14, 2014 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

Today at about 2:00 pm Trillium produced another egg. Surprisingly enough she hasn’t as of yet eaten the egg she produced  last week. With the addition of the 2nd egg things should be interesting if & when these eggs hatch (because they were laid so far apart). We have our fingers crossed for some success but are well aware of what could happen in this crazy world of Mother Nature.

Where’s Mom?

April 14, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

Finally able to capture an image of MEC chick. By the size of the feet, looks like a little female.


!!! Holcim confirms, two eggs so far!

April 08, 2014 - Mississauga - Holcim

CPF Postmaster Reports:

April 8th - 2014
Great news today in that Barb from Holcim has confirmed after speaking with Armando, that the Holcim peregrines have in fact laid two eggs so far. Given that the eggs were visible and the report was short and sweat without any further details, we suspect that full time incubation is not yet underway but should be in a day or two. The temperatures have finally become a little more seasonal and it might appear that spring like conditions are here to stay!
Stay tuned for further updates………