Angela and Peter Appear to Have a Failed Nest

June 01, 2014 - Toronto - Hearn Power Station

Bruce Massey Reports:

I came down to Hearn Generating Station today and met up with Harry at the site to check in on the resident adults and their progress towards nesting.  When I arrived there was nobody visible.  I walked to the east and checked the back side of the stack and again saw nothing.  I moved back out front to the south side of the building and within 20 minutes both birds arrived from the south.  Peter and Angela landed on the small opening to the west of the old nest area and both disappeared into the grid work.  Angela appeared and flew up to the vent on the south side where she roosted and Peter finally emerged and had a great soar above the structure.  His flights eventually took him off to the north and out of view.

Based on these observations both Harry and I agree that they are not incubating nor brooding any young.  They seem to be interested in the south side ledges once again leading us to the conclusion that the first nest has failed and that a reclutch may follow.

We will keep you updated as we learn more.