Our boy Lucky, aka Superman, has been spotted!!

November 06, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Lucky, from the 2013 clutch of Chester and Jenna, has been spotted having a lovely bath down at Colonel Sam Smith Park by Nancy Barrett and Adam Solomon!  They took some great pics of him, which I have shared here.

He has grown into a really beautiful peregrine!!

Thank you again to Nancy & Adam!


MacGyver’s on his way-Jenna & Chester doing well!

September 26, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I am late reporting this(life gets in the way lol).  MacGyver left the area sometime around the end of September–I only saw Jenna, Chester and the resident ground hog!  All the best to our boy–have a good life !

Jenna & Chester continue to hold their territory.  I normally see them on and off all winter-hope this year is no different!

The new sign is up!  I ran into one of our friends at ICICI and he told me the sign guys were quite appalled at the amount of carcasses that came raining down when they removed the old sign LOL!!  Chester always loves his staches….

Is it April yet?


MacGyver

September 09, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

As I work close by, I get to see our family almost every day, even if its just a sighting driving by.  I went over yesterday and spent a little time there as I had been busy all long weekend and my last definate viewing of MacGyver was last Wednesday.  I found Jenna and Chester right away on the ICICI building and no sign of MacGyver.  I saw that work had commenced on replacing the INFOR sign and mom & dad were keeping a close eye on that!  Chester flew off and I swore I heard MacGyver but without a visual, no confirmation.  So I dropped by, with camera, this morning on my way to work and found a peregrine flying about and when it landed on the ICICI sign, confirmed by sight and then picture, it was indeed MacGyver!  He then proceeded to enjoy his breakfast!  I was happy-all good with this little family!  I hope to have some time soon to watch him some more before Mom & Dad send him on his way–if the past is any indication, he should be around for another month or so, esp. since he was a late hatch!!


MacGyver looking good!

December 31, 1969 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I am keeping an eye on our little man-saw him and his Mom during the storm earlier this week, hunkered down on the ICICI sign!  He had learned his lesson from early in his first flights lol.  Today I had only a short bit to watch, and at first found noone.  I was just about to leave when Jenna flew in and settled on the “N” on Sony sign.  Minutes later, MacGyver flew from ICICI building over to above the nest ledge! I got a couple of pics and he is looking great!!!  Jenna & Chester are doing a great job -way to go MacGyver!!!


Bunnies, ground hogs, gulls…and finally a peregrine!!

August 06, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Update on MacGyver! He is doing just great! I have seen him most days this week-tho missed him Thursday & Friday. So I set out tonight determined to catch a glimpse of him! I saw bunnies & ground hog, gulls..and Bruce even dropped by lol!! He went on a walkabout(and found Mom, hunting) to look for our wayward boy but I stayed back. As I knew from previous years that the family always came back to ICICI. And our boy did not disapoint me-he actually flew in onto the “S” of the Sony sign! He looked great-and quite pleased with himself lol!! Milestone reached-well done MacGyver !   Jenna & Chester are doing a good job with their only child!


!!! Sad News To Report

August 04, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

A report came in to the OMNRF office to Mark Heaton that a Peregrine Falcon was found dead on Crossbow Cres. Toronto in the Victoria Park and Sheppard area August 1st. Unfortunately the bands reported was Y over 27 who we all know as Jet. He was found at the curb so he may have been hit by a car. He was to be picked up by animal services that day.

So far no other reports on any of the other fledglings since the new unbanded male showed up on site.

Weekend spot checks finds MacGyver well!

August 01, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Numerous spot checks by myself and Bruce have found MacGyver doing well!  He still is enjoying the rooftops–I am waiting for him to make the letters like his parents.  While I was there last night, he was screaming and whining.  Mom and Dad were there, swooping him from time to time, trying to get him to fly I suspected. And it finally worked and off he flew, screaming the whole time lol. He landed finally on the ICICI building again and there I left him. At least I got to see him in the sky this time lol


MacGyver staying high!

July 28, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

MacGyver is flying well-keeping his altitude and perfecting those landings!  He chased his Dad and even made it back to the nest-  always a milestone!  Bruce & I watched him on that nest ledge most of the afternoon, mostly snoozing(as he really likes to do lol)-we thought he was going to roll off when he lay down with wing AND tail hanging over the ledge but he stayed balanced!  Bruce headed off and Irma joined me and we saw some good flying, a feed and of course, some more snoozing! Though I would have loved to get him banded, I am glad he has stayed high and safe- Jenna & Chester have done a good job with this one!  We are now winding down the fledge watch and I will be doing mostly spot checks for the next while.  I am looking forward to seeing some great flying and watching Mom & Dad teaching MacGyver his survival skills!


Hot, stormy day-but a good one!

July 27, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I arrived to find MacGyver had flown back to the nest bldg, down one floor.  Soon after Mom came over with breakfast-they had a lovely talk and then Mom left to let him eat!  He then lay down for a nap-something he does very well lol.  He stayed there til almost 3pm !!  Lucie and Bruce had joined me earlier, so I left for a bit of a break.  They reported shortly before 3 he flew off and over to the rooftop of ICICI-he missed the ledge and landed on the roof.  He popped up on the other side!  I arrived back just as he had flown back to the DeBeers rooftop!!  Wow!  Not great landings but keeping that altitude!!  Irma then joined us and Bruce went home.  It wasn’t long til he flew back to the ICICI rooftop.  We observed the parents flying around him, over and around–wasn’t sure what that was about, until we heard the thunder. Big drops started down as we ran for cover-we were very fortunate to have access to the DeBeers bldg and sat at the window at the back where we could see the ICICI bldg and watch MacGyver throughout the storm and boy did it storm.  Mom had landed on the rooftop with MacGyver and Dad was on the ledge below him.  He was on the very corner-Mom & Dad had been trying to get him safe.  But, as most kids do, he didn’t listen very well.  He stood facing out and it was pouring and oh so windy!!  Mom must’ve said something, as he went to turn to her and was blown over-down onto the rooftop!!  Lucky bird!  He did pop back up shortly after but now he hunkered down, just as his Mom was doing.  And that is how he stayed for the rest of the storm.  All good.  After shaking the water off, Mom flew over to the upper level.  Dad had already flown off.  So then MacGyver had a bit of fun flying back and forth, trying to land by Mom.  A few bats, a few misses and he made it!!  Ran screaming for Mom and off she flew over to the Sony sign lol.  So there he settled, high and dry, for the night!  All and all, a very good day!!

I am attaching a few pics that Lucie got today!


Beachville news-both juvies have fledged!

July 27, 2016 - International, National and Local News

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Lucie reports:

I was thrilled that Cathy Kerr wanted to accompany me to Beachville so we did a road trip on Saturday, July 2!

My contact from Woodstock had informed me that the juveniles took their first flight just a couple of days earlier!

The weather was super, just the right mix of sun and cloud.  It can get hot sitting in the parking lot, so some cloud cover is refreshing.  Being a long weekend, it was also pretty quiet. You could hear the humming coming from the hydrator, a sound I’ve come to consider as quite soothing.

When we arrived around 1:30 we found both juveniles chilling out on the hydrator tower where they stayed ALL afternoon.
Just the occasional wing flapping and some vocal activity.

Joe and Virginia were always close by and provided us with some entertainment as they chased after a bald eagle that was passing overhead.  A bald eagle .. awesome!!  The fact that it was pretty high up didn’t matter and still warranted those warning calls from the parents.

We left around 5:00 to grab some dinner and when we returned about an hour later, the kids were scampering around on  the low-rise maintenance building. They stayed on the roof for pretty much the rest of the evening.   More wing flapping, dinner served, a little exploring and and then a stroll along the top of the long building.

Finally!   We were able to witness a take off and flight!  How wonderful!  And then they disappeared, landing somewhere out of our sight.  We we called it a night around 7:30.

We look forward to going back soon and hopefully witnessing some hunting lessons.