Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

I know you have all missed keeping track of your local peregrine families but there is good news.

We now have someone to help with the web site and can post all the latest news.

Here is a quick summery of the 2018 nesting season, banding events and fledge watch. If you notice that I have not posted any information about the Bloor and Islington nest site it is because the nest failed this year. O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch. We are not sure if O’Connor was killed by the new female in a territorial battle or if she has moved to an as of yet unknown location, hopefully the later is true.

Fledge Watch
although the fledge watchers were kept very busy by the fledglings and preformed many rescues we are happy to say that of the 41 chicks banded this season there were only 4 lost and 1 injured.

1 of the chicks lost produced at the Burlington Bridge nest was very sick with Trichominiasis a protozoan infection too advanced to save and who passed during extraction from nest.

The Second loss was Gigi from the Mississauga MEC nest site who unfortunately hit a window and died on impact.

The 3rd was Sun from the Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel nest who had gone missing for over a week and although our watchers made a tremendous effort to find him they began to expect by the end of the week that he passed. Unfortunately he was later found dehydrated and starving he was taken into rehab but passed same day.

I also got a report yesterday that one of the fledglings from 220 Duncan Mill Rd. Was found over the September long weekend in Hamilton with an injured wing. It turns out it is Loki identified by his band number X over 85. x-rays have been taken and shows a broken wrist so we are waiting on a report from the vet to see if this break is operable.

One other injury happened this year to the Adult male Lucifer in Kitchener at the CTV nest site and has been in rehab. Lucifer had a broken with that was operated on and he is now in flight pen to work the wing, His mate Mystery managed to keep her 4 chicks fed and protected but this is where the 4th loss comes in one of the chicks hopped off the nest box onto the tower where he spent a day or 2 and disappeared he was never found on the ground so we assume he was grabbed by and owl during the night. Hopefully all goes well for Lucifer and he will be released back to his mate soon.

Banding Events 2018

We are looking for funding to buy bands for next year as the Federal government is not longer supplying them to the Provinces and the Province of Ontario did not budget for them. If you are interested in supporting the banding program and help protect our Ontario produced falcon chicks please kindy make a donation to The Canadian Peregrine Foundation. You can send a cheque to the foundation at 25 Crouse Rd. Suite 20 Toronto, Ontario M1R 5P8 or go on line and click our donation button on the front page of the web site at Canada Helps.

This year there were several unhatched eggs and most of the chicks hatched were male. The weights at banding age for most of the chicks was also low compared to pervious years.

May 22nd 2018
Mississauga MEC

band Z21

William Osler Hospital

band X14

May 23rd 2018
Windsor Ambassador Bridge

band Y59

May 24th 2018
Hamilton Sheraton Hotel


band Y51

band Y52

band Y60

May 25th 2018
Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital

band Z22

Burlington Lift Bridge

band Y61

band X13

May 29th 2018
220 Duncan Mill Rd.

Male- Thor
band X83

band X84

Male- Loki
band X85

Male- Velcro
band X87

June 5th 2018
Canada Square

band X95

band X97

band R14

June 5th 2018
Rogers Centre

band Z23

Male-Grand Slam
Band Z24

Band X94

June 5th 2018
Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel

Male- Geoff
Band X15

Band X92

Band X93

June 6th

OPG Pickering

Female- Millidarry
Band Z25

Band Z26

Male- Chadwick
Band R15

Band Z27

June 6th 2018
Scarborough Yellow Pages

Band R16

Band Z67

June 8th 2018
ADM Mills Port Colborne

Female- Mongolia
Band Z59

Band X03

Male- Macaroon
Band X07

female-Red Velvet
Band Z63

June 20th
Mount Sinai Hospital

Male-Chase ( banded when rescued during fledge)
Band X05

2 other chicks not banded ( believed to be male)

June 27th 2018
Don Mills Amazon

Male-Professor X
Band X04

Female- Chalaza
Band- Z38

June 28th 2018
Kitchener CATV Tower

Band Z39

Female- Sadie
Band Z40

Band X12

Band W92

There were also 2 Quarry sites that produced chicks as did the Mississauga CRH Cement plant but due to bad logistics this year we were unable to get the age of the chicks in time to band. Hopefully we will get the information a bit quicker next year and if we are able to raise the funds needed to continue to band your chicks.

I will post some photos soon

!!! The watch updates.

June 17, 2017 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

June 11th to 13th 2017

Islington Bloor centre brief update. Appollo was the first to fly of the four boys and took flight yesterday staying high and doing well. He flew to Kingsway on the park and stayed there for a while but on his return to the nest ledge came up short. He flew around the building and ended up on the mezzanine level. That’s where he spent the night last night. This morning he took flight and came down at the front entrance of the Kingsway on the park. There he was rescued and placed in the carrier. A little later today Falk took flight and he managed to slip away unseen. Both parents were indicating that he had ended up down on the mezzanine level and that is where we believe he currently stands. We will be back at dawn to continue the search for him tomorrow. Charlie and Lashay remain unfledged.

slington Bloor centre update. Apollo has flown from the roof of the nest building where I released him last night and is on the west tower. Falk was also located this morning at the base of the centre tower on the mezzanine level. He unfortunately has had a tragic strike with the centre tower and he did not survive. RIP Falk. The last two boys are still on the next ledge and we expect a fledge soon.

Islington Bloor centre update from yesterday. Bruce opened the watch at dawn and was unable to find Falk anywhere. We had Appollo up on the roof where he was released and two still on the ledge. Apollo made a few flights yesterday but the parents were spending time and paying attention to the mezzanine area. Rob came in and took over for Bruce in the morning and during his walk about he was able to locate Falk on the mezzanine area. Rob went up and recovered him as he had obviously struck the building and his strike was fatal. Lucie came in and took over watching for Rob and had Apollo over on the Moneris building where he was sitting comfortably up on the roof level and still to unfledged juveniles on the ledge. At some point during the high heat of the day Apollo jumped down onto the roof of the west tower and that is where he stayed for the day. He did not reappear by the evening and both Lashay and Charlie have yet to fly. Bruce will be back at dawn to check for Apollo and watch our two yet to fledge.

Day after banding and all is well

May 27, 2017 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Snapped this shot from the web cam this morning

!!! All Boys for Bloor Islington Place

May 26, 2017 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 26th 2017

Today’s banding went very well and as always a great group of people turned out to meet there peregrine family.

It turns out that there are 4 boys this year all in great health. The adults were busy fending off the intruders on the swing stage during the banding and at one point O’Connor decided to just have a snack and wait for volunteer Kathy to give the chicks back see picture. Christine from property manage had sent out to all tenants a request for names for this offspring and had some wonderful submissions. A draw was done to select the names thanks so much to everyone who sent in the names and who came to watch the banding.

Here is the information on this years brood and bands. colored tape was placed on the Silver band to help the fledge watch team keep track of and identify each chick from street level.

first chick-named Falk weighed 610 grams black band Y34 has blue tape
Second chick-named Charlie weighed 575 grams black band Y35 has Yellow Tape
Third chick-named Lashay weighed 565 grams black band Y36 has White tape
forth chick-named Appolo weighed 590 grams black band Y37 has red tape

3 chicks have hached

May 08, 2017 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 7th 2017

3 chicks hatched over the weekend.

Banding Day May 26th

May 01, 2017 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 1st 2017
Banding day has been set for 2:00 PM on May 26th. In Lobby of the east tower closest to the Kingsway on the Park entrance.


March 31, 2017 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

There may be an egg or very close. As you can see in photo OC is lying down in nest tray.

ESL - Both Kids on Camera Today!

July 02, 2016 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Great capture of both of the kids on the nest ledge today.  Both Sprucer and Oakley are doing very well under the guiding wings of O’Connor and Lucky.  It was nice to see them both at home today, a sure sign of their continued success.

Someone’s Home

June 24, 2016 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

One of the juvies back on the nest tray.

!!! Some sad news regarding Cheemung!

June 12, 2016 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Mark Nash Reports:

June 12th - 2016
Moments ago, we just received a telephone call from Lisa at the Toronto Wildlife Centre and update on Cheemung, the young female fledgling that collided with the Sunlife tower out at the Etobicoke nest site earlier this week on one of its maiden’s flights. Cheemung was rushed to the Toronto wildlife centre for treatment and care, but alas, she has succumb to its injuries and died.

Despite a spinal fracture and two pelvic fractures having being diagnosed, it had appeared that her injuries were slowly healing and there was a good chance that she may have pulled through, but sadly although, she passed away shortly after 11pm this evening.