ETOBICOKE FLEDGE WATCH UPDATE

June 21, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

This morning Avro who spent the night on the mezzanine came down and was rescued by Rob. Aries was doing well at this point having spent the night on a balcony rail of the falcon towers in the rain but was now up high and on the Starlight building. Griffon was still unaccounted for and Bliss the tank was on the ledge. Aries then took another flight that ended with a collision with the nest building and a flutter down to the street where Rob was waiting to scoop him up into a carrier. He dinged himself above his left eye and so was watched carefully throughout the day. Marion took a call at CPF head office from a tenant in an office suite of the nest building complex who had a bird down on the mezzanine area but this was not to be good news. Griffon was located on the upper mezzanine area and had suffered a fatal strike with the building. Lucie came in to relieve Rob and keep an eye on Bliss on the ledge. Lucky and Darcy spent the day looking for their three lost boys and you could tell they were very concerned. They would take turns making exhaustive searches for the three to no avail. Mark arrived and retrieved the body of Griffon as well as checked in on Aries and Avro. This evening, while Lucie and Cathy kept a close eye, Mark and I went topside to release the two boys back to their very anxious parents. The release went perfectly and Darcy was on the swing stage arms of the nest building in a flash. Lucky also made a very excited appearance on the roof visiting his newly rediscovered boys. One juvenile took a really good flight over to the Starlight building and landed smartly at roof level. The second juvenile took flight shortly thereafter and after bumping the condos and then circling around to make for home, he bumped the nest building and is spending the night at about half the height of the nest building on the edge of a balcony on the condos. While we are greatly saddened at the loss of Griffon so early on, we are grateful for the help of all of our amazing volunteers who have helped to save and keep this family as safe as we humans can. Thank you Rob, Lucie, Mark, Marion and Cathy for the great job so far. I will be down as early as I can tomorrow morning for the opening shift. More to come.

ETOBICOKE UPDATE

June 21, 2019 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Rob has done the first rescue or should I say rescues at this site. 2 in the carrier Aries and Avro, one on the ledge Bliss and one unaccounted for Griffin at this time.

Photo Share

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…

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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!