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June 19, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Richard Bod shared his photos from the banding day. they were also posted on Instagram at richardbodphotography

Thanks Richard!

More photos from banding day - June 4

June 14, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:

While banding was going on inside, there was much activity outside as first-time mom, D’ARCY, was defending her nest.  Lucie got some photos before, during and after banding

3 boys 1 girl

June 04, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

We have 3 boy and 1 Girl

Thanks to Cathy Smith and Sky Reach Window Washing for extracting the chicks from the nest and for taking the wrath of Moma falcon while we band.

We had to rebook the banding to June 4th because of of an error in communication with the swing stage folks but thanks to Sky reach who quickly came this morning at 10:00 Am and set up the stage we were able to get the banding done today.

the chicks were in good health and very vocal. Management staff from the Bloor Islington Place brought out a ballot box so that guests watching the banding could name the chicks and I drew the 4 names.

Avro male band 01 over AW.
Griffon male band 02 over AW.
Aries male band 03 over AW .
Bliss ( Bloor/Islington) female band Z over 29.

Building management has been working hard to try to find the internet issue with the camera and have had both Bell and Rogers in to try to find the connection and issue but so far no luck. We discussed with them starting from scratch with a new internet line and connection so we hope we can get the camera up and running again soon.

Banding Day is booked

May 22, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Banding date for the falcons chicks is set for June 3rd at 1:00 PM east tower lobby. There will be limited seating so if you wish to sit and watch get there early.

We will be asking for names for the chicks and will have a ballot box set up at banding and will draw the names at the end.

Banding date has been set

May 19, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation will be banding the baby falcons on June 3rd at 1:00 pm. We be posting the names and photos after the banding so stay tuned.

!!! Bloor & Islington down on eggs - full time incubation!!

April 10, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Mark Nash Reports:

April 10th -2019

A huge thank you to Daymar Security for all of their time and efforts dealing with the Etobicoke nest camera issues!

The good news is that both of the camera’s are working just fine, producing a great hi-res colour video stream as they were intended to do,, and have been since they were installed!

The not so good news is that it appears that the problems are with the internet service, as the internet service has been disrupted, thus the reasons that the camera’s are unable to send out any live images to the CPF web site and the Etobicoke nest site pages!

We are not sure yet if the problem lies with the modem or the actual internet service itself,, but at least we know that both nest cams are functioning and working fine!

We have contacted the building management group and asked them to further investigate as this falls outside of both Daymar’s and our control…

Hopefully, we will be back live soon…..

As a teaser and update, I was able to snap a couple of photos with my camera phone from Daymar’s laptop when they plugged directly into the camera’s network cables and was able to see the real-time live video streams from the each of the camera’s.
I must apologize for the terrible photos, but please remember that they were taken from a computer screen…

The resident adult female was down hard on the nest tray in full time incubation duties and the resident adult male was roosting on the upper ledge just above her. All seems to be well….

Stay tuned……………

Some confusing news to report from the Etobicoke nest site at Bloor & islington…


Mark Nash Reports:

Friday March 29th - 2019

Unfortunately we have some mixed news and updates to report from the Etobicoke nest site at Bloor & Islington nest site.

The good news,,, is at least there is a pair that is very visible and quite territorial at the Bloor & Islington nest site. Both adults were observed on the nest ledge, with one adult standing in the nest tray itself and the other roosting on the top of the internal nest ledge camera housing during my visit. Both adults seemed to be quite relaxed and content to soak up the afternoon sun and enjoy the warm mild temps this afternoon. This in comparison to the chilly windy temps that we have been experiencing over the past weeks!

The afternoon sun and warm temps were very soothing indeed, and with absolutely no wind to chill anything down, even I didn’t want to leave my rooftop elevation! It was incredibly relaxing!! Neither of the two adults seemed to be very interested or concerned at my presence from the adjacent rooftop, as they both remained in their roosting spots on the nest tray and camera housing throughout my entire visit. I didn’t even get a scolding or even a second look! It did appear that they had other things on their minds,, (each-other) :-))

The unusual and somewhat disturbing news is that there was a peregrine egg clearly visible on the concrete portion of the nest ledge itself,, (several feet away from and outside of the nest tray), with neither adults showing any interests in the abandoned egg. Incredibly, the egg was perfectly intact!!

    The not so good news,

: despite all of my efforts to try and restart the the nest cameras, sadly I was unable to get either of the cameras back on line to produce and up-load a live image :-(

It looks like its going to take the technicians and good folks at Daymar and their expertise to get things back up / online and running again. The new digital security cameras that they installed for us several season ago that replaced our older 1997 analog nest cam are far more sophisticated for me to deal with, especially without the specialized electronic equipment needed to deal with this type of challenge.

We have contacted Daymar and advised them that we have some challenges with the cameras and in need of their assistance….
Stay tuned…. we will get the camera’s back online soon……..

Until then,, its back to the old way of doing things,,, you remember,, the basics….. feet and eyes in the street, bins at hand… and time in!