!!! Territorial adult still on site, but unbanded!

March 21, 2013 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

March 21st - 2013
A huge thank you to both Melanie Gilhen for the great photos and to Gillian Cooper for getting them to us.
Melanie was in the right place at the right time and happened to capture some great photos of the resident adult on the Delta Hotel enjoying a morning meal. Sadly, the adult peregrine is not banded and no-one can be sure just who it really is. Speculation abounds as to the birds identity, but sadly, without a band number, there is no real way to confirm the birds identity or it history.

There was only one peregrine observed, but fingers crossed, given that its still on territory, we all have our fingers crossed that there is a mate not too far away!

**Most of the other southern Ontario urban nest sites are already involved in some serious courtship activities and/or egg production.

It would appear that Etobicoke Sun Life pair have started to lay eggs and the Burlington Lift Bridge pair may already be involved in at least part time incubation duties.