May 16th Hamilton Sheraton Hotel Banding

May 16, 2020 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Marion Nash Reports:

CPF volunteers Anne Yagi and Mark Nash banded 2 healthy chicks at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel today. Thanks to the Hotel for all their help and assistance and the Hamilton Peregrine Project team for getting everything set up and ready for us. Our long time volunteer climber John Miller again did the extraction of the chicks and everyone was very appreciative of his bravery and expertise.

There was one female and one male their names and band information is listed below. The names were given by the Hamilton Community Peregrine Project

Male-named Griffin weighed 517 grams at 18 days old his Canadian black band is 15 over W
Female- named Whitehern weighed 720 grams at 19 days old her Canadian black number is Z47

There are very few volunteers to help with the fledge watch this year so if anyone living in the Hamilton area is interested in helping out please log onto our volunteer page and fill out a volunteer form and someone from the Hamilton team will be in contact with you.

!!! Report from Hamilton Peregrine Project. 2 Hatched!

April 29, 2020 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Marion Nash Reports:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Shortly after 8am this morning, Lily left the nest, and as Ossie came in to replace her, a beautiful white head poked up above the edge of the ledge (first photo). A few minutes later Lily returned with the first meal, and during feeding it became obvious that she was feeding a second chick. At 12:30, more food was brought to the nest, and we got a clear look at both chicks (second photo). Judging by the dry white down on the chicks, it seems likely that the first hatching occurred sometime overnight. Will there be more? With this year’s brooding conditions having been optimal, we can’t see why not. Hatching can occur over a span of several days. So we will be watching feedings closely, to see how many heads poke out in the days to come!

CPF and the Hamilton Peregrine Project are trying to work out a date to band the chicks hopefully May 16th watch for updates.

Snap shots from the Web cam.

45 days from 1st egg laid

May 10, 2019 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Marion Nash Reports:

Hamilton still incubating. although the first couple eggs are very overdue perhaps the last 1 or 2 will still hatch!

!!! Hamilton Sheraton Hotel - first egg!

March 25, 2019 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Marion Nash Reports:

March 25th - 2019
Good news for the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel and the Hamilton peregrines as the first egg was reported today!

Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Marion Nash Reports:

I know you have all missed keeping track of your local peregrine families but there is good news.

We now have someone to help with the web site and can post all the latest news.

Here is a quick summery of the 2018 nesting season, banding events and fledge watch. If you notice that I have not posted any information about the Bloor and Islington nest site it is because the nest failed this year. O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch. We are not sure if O’Connor was killed by the new female in a territorial battle or if she has moved to an as of yet unknown location, hopefully the later is true.

Fledge Watch
although the fledge watchers were kept very busy by the fledglings and preformed many rescues we are happy to say that of the 41 chicks banded this season there were only 4 lost and 1 injured.

1 of the chicks lost produced at the Burlington Bridge nest was very sick with Trichominiasis a protozoan infection too advanced to save and who passed during extraction from nest.

The Second loss was Gigi from the Mississauga MEC nest site who unfortunately hit a window and died on impact.

The 3rd was Sun from the Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel nest who had gone missing for over a week and although our watchers made a tremendous effort to find him they began to expect by the end of the week that he passed. Unfortunately he was later found dehydrated and starving he was taken into rehab but passed same day.

I also got a report yesterday that one of the fledglings from 220 Duncan Mill Rd. Was found over the September long weekend in Hamilton with an injured wing. It turns out it is Loki identified by his band number X over 85. x-rays have been taken and shows a broken wrist so we are waiting on a report from the vet to see if this break is operable.

One other injury happened this year to the Adult male Lucifer in Kitchener at the CTV nest site and has been in rehab. Lucifer had a broken with that was operated on and he is now in flight pen to work the wing, His mate Mystery managed to keep her 4 chicks fed and protected but this is where the 4th loss comes in one of the chicks hopped off the nest box onto the tower where he spent a day or 2 and disappeared he was never found on the ground so we assume he was grabbed by and owl during the night. Hopefully all goes well for Lucifer and he will be released back to his mate soon.

Banding Events 2018

We are looking for funding to buy bands for next year as the Federal government is not longer supplying them to the Provinces and the Province of Ontario did not budget for them. If you are interested in supporting the banding program and help protect our Ontario produced falcon chicks please kindy make a donation to The Canadian Peregrine Foundation. You can send a cheque to the foundation at 25 Crouse Rd. Suite 20 Toronto, Ontario M1R 5P8 or go on line and click our donation button on the front page of the web site at Canada Helps.

This year there were several unhatched eggs and most of the chicks hatched were male. The weights at banding age for most of the chicks was also low compared to pervious years.

May 22nd 2018
Mississauga MEC

band Z21

William Osler Hospital

band X14

May 23rd 2018
Windsor Ambassador Bridge

band Y59

May 24th 2018
Hamilton Sheraton Hotel


band Y51

band Y52

band Y60

May 25th 2018
Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital

band Z22

Burlington Lift Bridge

band Y61

band X13

May 29th 2018
220 Duncan Mill Rd.

Male- Thor
band X83

band X84

Male- Loki
band X85

Male- Velcro
band X87

June 5th 2018
Canada Square

band X95

band X97

band R14

June 5th 2018
Rogers Centre

band Z23

Male-Grand Slam
Band Z24

Band X94

June 5th 2018
Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel

Male- Geoff
Band X15

Band X92

Band X93

June 6th

OPG Pickering

Female- Millidarry
Band Z25

Band Z26

Male- Chadwick
Band R15

Band Z27

June 6th 2018
Scarborough Yellow Pages

Band R16

Band Z67

June 8th 2018
ADM Mills Port Colborne

Female- Mongolia
Band Z59

Band X03

Male- Macaroon
Band X07

female-Red Velvet
Band Z63

June 20th
Mount Sinai Hospital

Male-Chase ( banded when rescued during fledge)
Band X05

2 other chicks not banded ( believed to be male)

June 27th 2018
Don Mills Amazon

Male-Professor X
Band X04

Female- Chalaza
Band- Z38

June 28th 2018
Kitchener CATV Tower

Band Z39

Female- Sadie
Band Z40

Band X12

Band W92

There were also 2 Quarry sites that produced chicks as did the Mississauga CRH Cement plant but due to bad logistics this year we were unable to get the age of the chicks in time to band. Hopefully we will get the information a bit quicker next year and if we are able to raise the funds needed to continue to band your chicks.

I will post some photos soon

!!! 1 Big Girl For Hamilton

May 25, 2016 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Marion Nash Reports:

Today Ann Yagi of The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests and I had the honor to band a very big female chick at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel.

The Hamilton peregrine project once again hosted the banding of Hamilton’s peregrine offspring and although there is only 1 this year she is a very healthy girl at 953 grams.

A big thanks to The Canadian peregrine Foundations volunteers John and Matt our climbers for help extracting the chicks from the nest for banding, the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel for giving access to the nest and providing the club lounge for banding and to Ann Yagi for her donated personal time to CPF for this banding and many others in Southern Ontario. here are just a few pictures for more information, photos and videos please go to

!!! Hamilton Banding Day

May 19, 2016 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Marion Nash Reports:

Only 1 chick produced at the Hamilton nest this year. The little one will be banded on May 25th and you can watch the climber extract the chick on the Hamilton Nest web camera at.

We will post photos and information from the banding on the 25th.

!!! First egg for Ossie and Lily!

March 20, 2016 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

CPF Volunteer Reports:

March 20th - 2016
It appears that Ossie and Lily have produced their first egg at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel nest site!

!!! Hamilton Sheraton Banding Success! 2 very healthy females!

June 04, 2015 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Mark Nash Reports:

June 4th - 2015
Banding Day!
Hamilton Sheraton Hotel banding success!

A good day this morning and a huge thank you to John Millar, CPF’s volunteer climber who gave up another day of his holidays for the sixth time so far this year to do the extraction of the young peregrine hatchlings that were produced at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel. Another big thank you to the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel management for both hosting the banding and for allowing the banding to be held in their Guest Club Lounge again this year!
Another thank you to Anne Yagi and the Vineland district office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests for coming in again this year to band the young hatchlings.

Both resident adults were on hand to voice their opinion and object to the procedure but none were the worse for ware and their daily life returned back to normal once the two hatchlings were returned back to the nest ledge. Just another routine day for the resident peregrines defending their nest and territory from intruders,, with a happy ending having successfully scared off the intruders! :-) :-) :-)

All in all, a good day with two very healthy female peregrine hatchlings having been successfully banded and brought back to their parents. Their particulars are as follows,,
The first female - 728 grams, female, Black banded K over 28, named McMaster, with White Tape
The second female - 730 grams, female, Black banded K over 29, named Barton with Yellow Tape

You can see the video footage from the CPF helmet cam at:

!!! Looks like two hatchlings now! Go Go Ossie and Lily!

May 17, 2015 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

CPF Volunteer Reports:

May 17th - 2015
By all accounts, it would appear that their has been a second egg that has hatched as there are now at least two little white fluffy hatchlings being observed in the nest at the Hamilton Sheraton!