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Checking In on Chessie and Hurricane at William Osler

April 16, 2012 - Etobicoke - William Osler

Tracy Simpson Reports:

After a day of branch visits with TD Canada Trust to kick off Earth week, Frank and I decided to stop in at the William Osler Hospital to follow up on the recent changes with the resident female on site.  When we arrived the winds were howling around the building so much so that I was having a hard time walking.  The first discovery was of the male, Hurricane, in the nest tray on the edge of it roosting.  The female, Chessie, was on the nest ledge to the north of the tray.  Hurricane took off of the tray and in some rather daring and exciting tucks and swoops, flew up to the eastern “H” and remained there for a few minutes.  Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Chessie took to the air and led her own daredevil flight display before landing just to the right of the tray.  Hurricane left the sign and swooped in on her for mating, then back up onto the sign.  Within 15 minutes, both birds were preening and dozing off.  I will be checking in regularly this week for the first egg to arrive and will keep you updated as things progress.