!!! Etobicoke Bloor & Islington banding event confirmed - Thursday May 28th at 10am!

May 14, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

May 14th - 2015
We are happy to announce that we have been able to secure a banding date for the young hatchlings at the Etobicoke Bloor and Islington nest site.
While still early to confirm all of the details, we can confirm that Thursday May 28th is the banding date, one that will be held in the Furthest East portion of the East Tower lobby of 3250 Bloor Street west in Etobicoke.

The plan is to meet in the east tower lobby at the Bloor & Islington centre in Etobicoke on Thursday May 28th at 9am for set-up and go over the safety procedures and protocols, with the usual meet and greet at 9:30, with banding to take place around 10:00am or shortly thereafter.

But please remember, there is allot of things involved in the extraction process and everyone safety is paramount - (including that of the birds)!!

The CBRE property managers have graciously agreed to host the banding event again this season and as usual, its open to the public and we hope to see you all there to support your peregrines!
Stay tuned for more details to come………

OConnor and her 3 chicks

May 17, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Got a shot of the babies


!!! Confirmed Hatch!

May 11, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Monday May 11th - 2015
A quick round of the web cams and it appears that everyone’s suspicions were correct, in that some time between Friday and Saturday, there was indeed a hatch out in Etobicoke! At least one egg has hatched, and via the photo evidence, three eggs remained unhatched as of this late afternoon.

Congratulations Etobicoke!!!


We Have a Hatch!!

May 11, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

As evidenced by the eggshell beside O’Connor it looks like the first chick has arrived!!!


Could It Be We Might Get a Mother’s Day Hatch?

May 10, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

I have been watching the Islington and Bloor camera today as O’Connor and Lucky are coming close to a hatch.  This morning the adults are very restless and are not as flat out on the eggs as they have been up to this point.  We will have to keep an eye on the cam today as it looks like a hatch is close.


!!! Maybe a hatch? Take a look see!

May 09, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Saturday May 9th - 2015
Thanks to Olga for the pic she snapped today that aids to the suspicion that O’Connor may have in fact had a hatch and in her typical fashion, hiding her new family member quite well. I’ll let you decide, what do you see?

Thanks Olga!
She writes:
Is it small little face hiding behind Mom? Or just illusion?


!!! Some great photos of a new male at the Etobicoke Bloor & Islington nest site that appears to dawn a Black over Green band with Blue tape. Is it an Optical Illusion?

April 13, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

April 13th - 2015
A huge thank you to Roger for sharing some of his photos that he was able to snap of the resident adult peregrines at the Etobicoke Bloor & Islington nest site. While we had originally identified the new resident adult male was Lucky, (a Canadian produced male peregrine), it now appears that the male now on site that Roger photographed also has a Black over Green leg band with Blue tape. Is it an Optical Illusion and the light just playing tricks on us? O’Connor also has a Black over Green leg band, but has a purple USFW band with no tape.
Photos by Roger Leekam


!!! Egg #4 for O’Connor and Lucky!

April 10, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

O’Connor hasn’t allowed many peeks today as she’s in full incubation mode but I managed to catch her hovering a little while ago and I can see egg #4 has arrived.  I know it’s hard to tell but on zooming in I could see one egg behind the other three.  It was due today so it’s right on time.


!!! Egg #3 Has Arrived!

April 08, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

O’Connor has just left the nest box and we can see egg #3 has arrived!   Congratulations O’connor and Lucky!


!!! Some Sad news to report on several fronts! Storm - Black 94 over D has been found dead!

April 06, 2015 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

April 6th - 2015

A big thank you to the great staff at the Mississauga Animal Control for chasing us down this afternoon, sadly although, with some not so good news.

We are saddened to report that a deceased adult banded peregrine was picked up by their wildlife officers after a report was called into them of a downed, banded peregrine falcon around Hwy. #10 and the Lakeshore Blvd in Mississauga,, (just on the boarder of Oakville and Mississauga) Ontario.

The leg band identification told another part of the story, with the Solid Black banded peregrine - 94 over D, identified as “Storm”, a 2004 produced peregrine from the Etobicoke Bloor & Islington nest site.

Most recently, Storm was identified last season as being the resident territorial adult male at the Holcim nest site in Mississauga Ontario,, (not too far at all from where Storm’s body was recovered).

The obvious head trauma and other injuries were very consistent of a collision type of injury. No photos will be posted due to the graphic nature of the birds injuries.

The obvious question now remains,,, is Storm still Holcim’ s resident adult male (or should I say, was he),,, and,, who (if anyone), has replaced him at the Holcim nest site??????????

Recent observations of a few days ago, had two adults on site at Holcim, with copulation between the two resident adults having been observed.