!!! Camera one is back on line!! See a real close-up photo of the eggs and a short avi. video clip!

April 23, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

April 23rd - 2014
A huge thank you to Chris Currie from Damar Security Systems for visiting the Etobicoke nest site today and getting web cam one up and running again. Sadly, I was out all day today and away from a computer and was unable to get any peregrine views today, but Chris did send us a great close-up photo of the eggs in the nest tray and a short avi video clip that he recorded while on site. The good news about the camera, it was only a faulty camera power supply and its been replaced. Camera one is back up and running!
To see the avi video clip, simply
Copy and past this link into your browser - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5nqzk6vxufq2uhr/eeGLkR2kR7#lh:null-20140423_165405_347.avi
If the eggs were any bigger, poor Jack would have a heck of a time incubating!!

Sadly, the internet connection is slow and with both cameras now working again, it does take a longer time to load both images.

Looking good,, stay tuned

!!! Four Eggs for Sure!

April 08, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

O’Connor’s egg hiding skills have been spectacular this year.  Several of us suspected she had 4 eggs all along especially given her incubation starting on March 31st but she was only showing us 2 or 3 at any given time.   

She finally got up and moved the eggs around and DEF from Netherlands was able to catch this wonderful capture of proof of 4 eggs just awhile ago!

!!! Egg #3 has arrived!!

April 02, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

Heh..well better late than never.  Egg #3 has just arrived in the past 15 minutes!

!!! Egg’spectations’

April 02, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

The past 2 days O’Connor and Jack seem to be sitting tight on their 2 eggs during the day but overnight and in the early mornings no one has been on the eggs.  I am still only seeing 2 eggs in the nest box and given their behaviour I”m inclined to think there really are only 2.

After consulting with our CPF expert, she suggested they may be delaying due to the weather.  As I came in a few minutes ago, Jack had just arrived and I observed some mating on the condo tower.  So we wait.  It really has been a cold Spring and the temperature fluctuations will no doubt affect all our nest sites this year.

!!! Egg Update

March 31, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

Egg #3 was due yesterday but as of earlier today I still didn’t see one.  O’Connor was on and off today but in the last hour she’s been ‘on’ and just now Jack came in and we have had a ’shift’ change.  Considering the temperature outside - which is actually plus 8C - I wouldn’t expect that if there are only 2 eggs as they don’t start incubation until the second to last egg is laid.

Could egg #3 not be visible to us because of the nest box and cam angle?  We’ll have to wait and see.  But as of 5:17 pm I can still only clearly see 2 eggs in the nest box.

!!! Second Egg - Confirmed!

March 28, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

Several of us were watching online from approximately 4 pm to 5pm while O’Connor seemed to be in labor.  Did she lay an egg?  We can’t tell but it certainly looked like it, she pushed, she turned, she napped and then she left but we can’t see another egg right now over the edge of the nest box.

Soooo….’two eggs or not two eggs’..that is the question :)

March 29th and finally can see two eggs for sure in the nest box!

!!! First Egg for O’Connor & Jack!!

March 26, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

O’Connor was not in the nest box at 5:30 am but when I arrived to work and checked on her at 7:26 am she was sleeping in the nest box with her head tucked into her wing and I had a feeling we might see an egg.

Jack arrived at 7:54 am and she stood up and he bowed but I couldn’t see anything.  A few minutes later she turned sideways and there it was!!  It’s a very cold morning here -12c and that’s without wind chill so she’s currently tucked in on her egg.

O’Connor Spends 45 Minutes in the Tray

March 20, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

O’Connor has spent the last 45 minutes at the nest tray looking very “egg ready”. While it will take time for her to lay the first of the season, it’s really close and could be any day now.  Last year she laid her first egg on March 25th so she’s right on track.  Keep a close eye on the Etobicoke web camera!!

!!! Signs of Spring

March 15, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Kathy Reports:

This morning I managed to catch both Jack and O’Connor in the nest box together and this evening O’Connor is spending the night at the nest box.  It’s 8:25 pm and she’s still perched on the nest box.

Jack and O’Connor Get Ready For Spring

March 11, 2014 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

For the past month both Jack and O’Connor have been seen every day at the nest tray and they have been regularly excavating the nest scrape.  This morning O’Connor was really feeling it and was in the scrape working away.  She dug deeper, tested it out and then sat on the ledge watching Jack in flight around the ledge.  It won’t be long now before the first egg arrives despite the weather that is on the way for Wednesday.  Cold temperatures and another 20cm of snow will be coming but I don’t think it will deter these two.  They’ve been ready for a while now!!