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!!! 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.

Etobicoke Watch Notes. One Fatality, One in Rehab and Two Doing Outstanding

June 12, 2016 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:
The overwhelming nature of the west end watches this year has not left a lot of time for posting so I apologize for these late updates. Bruce Massey has been handling all of the watches so far as the primary and I cannot thank him enough for his efforts and vigilance.
More extensive and detailed notes will be coming but for now here is a brief to catch you up.
Tuesday June 7 - Etobicoke watch begins. Just after 6am the first chick takes flight and is identified as Sprucer. He makes a great flight over to the Kingsway condos and stays high. He makes several more flights staying high each time. At 1:45pm Maverick takes flight and heads over to Kingsway condos. Lost her grip on her landing and flew back towards the nest building. Maverick could not handle the high winds and struck the windows of the nest tower. She died on impact and was recovered by Bruce from the mezzanine roof. Sprucer took a few more flights and ended up low on the Good Life Fitness roof for the night.
Wednesday June 8 - Sprucer still on low roof to start the watch and winds still continue to be high. Cheemong took flight and ended up high over on the Aberfoyle side of the nest tower. She flew again back around and struck the tower. She was rescued from the mezzanine level and was unable to stand. Cheering was rushed to rehab and treated for inflammation. Her condition remains guarded. Oakley took flight and safely landed on a lower roof of Kingsway condos. Sprucer took flight and made it back up to roof level. Oakley took another flight and came to ground. Safely rescued and released to the nest building roof at dark.
Thursday June 9 - Sprucer ripping up the skies!  Lucky had to attended to him and settle him down.g  Oakley only made a couple of flights yet they were decent. Still no word on Cheemong.
Friday June 10 - Both Oakley and Sprucer flying and maintaining height. Sprucer doing very well and Oakley catching up fast. Both over on the roof of the west tower with O’Connor.
Saturday June 11 - Both juveniles spotted this morning at elevation. Watchers continue to check in on their progress.
The Islington and Bloor nest site has always been a challenge for young birds in that it presents a number of first flight dangers, everything from reflective glass windows to balconies and let’s not forget the traffic and ground predators. Those that survive the fledge period at this site often go on to do great things as adults and we are proud to have many young from Etobicoke now nesting elsewhere. For now the watch has been scaled back to spot checks and we will update you as soon as we receive word on Cheemong.
I would like like to thank Bruce Massey for taking the lead this season as well as all the other watchers that contributed their time to this family. Great job folks, we are well on our way.