Hunter is home

January 20, 2020 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Harry Crawford Reports:

This is 5:15pm and I have Hunter on the south side of the CIBC building.
He was here in the same spot and time yesterday and was with Ariel at the
same location a few days before that.  This is significant because Hunter
hasn’t been seen in the area for close to a month.  He is 21 now and I was
a bit concerned.  Some aerial activity has been seen southeast of Yonge &
Bloor so they may be hanging around the new condos in the area.

Report from Michigan about Lorraine 2016 hatch Yellow Pages Scarborough Nest.

December 30, 2019 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Marion Nash Reports:

She’s in great shape. I had been seeing a pair hunting together off and on for a few weeks and wonder if she’s one of the banded birds I had been seeing. I was never able to get a good look at either bird’s band combo, so it’s hard to say. I have a contact with the Michigan DNR that has records of all of the breeding pairs in the area and I was going to check with her to see about your bird.
All raptors we trap and relocate are part of wildlife control operations at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. She was trapped in a swedish goshawk trap and relocated to state land in Chelsea, Michigan. Getting her away from the airport environment is the safest thing for her as well as the aircraft.
Please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy New Year.
Regards,
Selena Creed
Wildlife Biologist
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Wayne County Airport Authority

Camera is up and running.

December 02, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Although there were some challenges getting the Falcon camera back up and running we are very happy to say its back! Here are a couple screen shots.


!!! Wtobicoke’s Falcon Cam is Back

November 13, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Finally, we are back up!! Yaaah!! Thank you to all for your support, patience, and understanding with this. After all was said and done, the final problem was with the DLink router/switch that needed to be reprogrammed for the new settings to deal with the Rogers settings.

The CPF webmaster was then able to reconfigure the final settings at the server end and it appears that everything is working again!
Once again, a huge thank you to Frieda and CBRE management,, Damar Security and Daniel at the CPF for all of their efforts and support in getting us through this challenge!

Despite the few hiccups over the past 22 years with camera changes and a couple of power outages and some computer challenges, the Etobicoke peregrine web camera remains the longest-standing, continuous running active peregrine web camera (and active/occupied, and producing nest nest site) in North America!

The Etobicoke Bloor and Islington nest camera(s) have been active (and for the most parts) been up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the past 22 years! The Bloor and Islington nest site has been both active and been producing offspring each and every year since 1997!
The Bloor and Islington nest site has been a very important part of the restoration and recovery of Ontario’s peregrine population with the surviving generations of offspring that has gone on to produce their own offspring in five different cities in two provinces here in Canada and four US states in the USA!
Once again,, thank you ALL for your support!!

Sad News

October 19, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Hi Marion,

Unfortunately, we’ve been informed that Clifton did not survive the surgery on Friday. Below is the message from Shades of Hope.

We were hoping for a better outcome.

On a positive side, our brief interaction with the rescue and care of Clifton has raised our awareness about peregrine falcons, along with many family and friends.

We wish you continued success with the Canadian Peregrine program.

Sincerely,
David

Update on Clifton

October 15, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Hi Marion,

I’ve received a preliminary update from Shades of Hope. The falcon has a serious Radius/Ulnar fracture that will require surgical pinning. It is still too early to decide if the falcon will survive surgery.
They will provide updates by email.

I’ll let you know if I hear any further info.

Kindly,
David

Sad news about Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital’s Clifton!

October 14, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Hello,

Just letting you know about an injured Peregrine that I found on Monday around 16:30. The falcon has been transported to Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge.
It was found in the area of Winchester Road and Simcoe Road in North Oshawa.
With kind regards,
David

I will be contacting Shades tomorrow to see how he is and will update this post as soon as I have further information.
Marion Nash


Beachville Nest

October 14, 2019 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Wow busy Thanksgiving weekend for our Peregrine 2019 offspring! Grace banded at the Beachville nest June 5th 2019 ( perhaps looking so take a plane ride south for the winter instead of flying herself) Lets hope she stay’s away from the airports for the rest of her migration ;)

Report from the Detroit Metro
Airport October 14th 2019.
This weekend we captured a peregrine falcon with a blue band on the right leg and on the left leg it had a colored band with black background and white writing Z on top and 42 on the bottom. This bird is being relocated to Chelsea

Chelsea is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,944 at the 2010 census. In March 2004 by a 995-226 vote, residents approved a change in municipal status from a village into a city.

Thank you Detroit Metro and city of Chelsea please look after our girl and help her on her way!✈

Also see post from Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital site.


Tardis still around…Kepler? Not quite sure….

September 10, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Seeing less and less of the kids and more of Jenna and Chester! Haven’t positively id’d Kepler for a while now… Maybe he’s gone… Maybe not lol. But have seen Tardis! She’s doing great… Last week she caught her dinner, right in front of me! It was just shy of six weeks since she was in that tree!! Amazing how fast they grow and learn… Way to go Tardis

Attaching some pics from the last week or so….


Jenna Chester Tardis

Quin in rehab

September 12, 2019 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

On August 20th, Rochester Animal services picked a young peregrine falcon and brought it to a local vet/rehabilitator. The rehab facility has contacted me and provided me with the auxiliary band number (Black Band D/62). They tried to report the band, but have not received a response, but based on the information on your site, I believe this may be one of the young from the Sheraton Centre (Quinn).

Based on the X-rays, there didn’t appear to be any broken bones, just some bruising. The falcon seems to be doing very well, both eating and flying. It is being transferred to a facility with a larger flight facility so that it can strengthen its flight and be tested for release. If all goes well, it should be released relatively soon. I will let you know how it goes.

Cheers,
Jenny

Jenny Landry
Wildlife Biologist, Division of Fish and Wildlife