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 O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch.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 www.peregrine-foundation.ca 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

Female-GIGI
band Z21

William Osler Hospital

Male-Indy
band X14

May 23rd 2018
Windsor Ambassador Bridge

Male-Hermes
band Y59

May 24th 2018
Hamilton Sheraton Hotel

Male-Lawrence
band
Y50

Male-Ainslie
band Y51

Male-Gage
band Y52

Male-Lisgar
band Y60

May 25th 2018
Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital

Female-Ripley
band Z22

Burlington Lift Bridge

Male-Cooper
band Y61

Male-Jackson
band X13

May 29th 2018
220 Duncan Mill Rd.

Male- Thor
band X83

Male-TT
band X84

Male- Loki
band X85

Male- Velcro
band X87

June 5th 2018
Canada Square

Male-Petrus
band X95

Male-Bart
band X97

Male-Ricklin
band R14

June 5th 2018
Rogers Centre

Female-Diamond
band Z23

Male-Grand Slam
Band Z24

Male-Homer
Band X94

June 5th 2018
Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel

Male- Geoff
Band X15

Male-Sheraton
Band X92

Male-Sun
Band X93

June 6th

OPG Pickering

Female- Millidarry
Band Z25

Female-Candu
Band Z26

Male- Chadwick
Band R15

Male-Cobalt
Band Z27

June 6th 2018
Scarborough Yellow Pages

Male-Alfa
Band R16

Female-Sierra
Band Z67

June 8th 2018
ADM Mills Port Colborne

Female- Mongolia
Band Z59

Male-Brandon
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

Female-Eos
Band Z39

Female- Sadie
Band Z40

Male-Monarch
Band X12

Male-Mercury
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 falcons.hamiltonnature.org


!!! 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.
http://www.falconshamiltonnature.org/

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHlNQ5LCbkTPps432yxEaQ


!!! 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!

!!! Looks like a hatch! Congratulations Hamilton!

May 15, 2015 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

CPF Postmaster Reports:

May 15th - 2015
Very excited to report that it would appear that Ossie and Lily have had their first hatch as a pair down at the Hamilton Sheraton hotel! Congratulations Hamilton and Ossie and Lily!

That being said, given the date and the age of the this first hatchling, the optimum banding time frames will be between June 2nd and June 12th.
Stay tuned for more news…..

Ossie and Lily Have Their First Egg

April 08, 2015 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Tracy Simpson Reports:

The new pair at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel have laid their first egg today, April 7th, and are well on their way to starting a family this season.  Congratulations to Lily and Ossie on your first egg.

!!! New resident adult female has been identified as Lily from Grand Haven Michigan USA!

March 16, 2015 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

CPF Postmaster Reports:

March 16th-2015
Well, it would appear that its change-over time at many of the southern Ontario urban nest sites, weather the causes are due to injuries, deaths and / or territorial disputes or simply hostile take-overs,,, (among the most recent causes),,, there are a number of other new boys and girls in town taking over some of the existing occupied territories.

Spring is in the air!!!!

Most recently, as a result of the ongoing territorial disputes and squabbling at the Hamilton Sheraton nest site, (and with the injury and replacement of Surge), we quickly noticed that the long standing resident adult female - (Madam X,,, a.k.a. Run-Around-Sue) had disappeared from the Hamilton Sheraton nest site and been replaced with a new adult female dawning a very unique Green over Black leg band configuration!!

What makes this particularly interesting, is the fact that the Green over Black leg band that has been observed being on this new Sheraton female is actually upside-down! The Black should be on the top and the Green should be on the bottom. The band was obviously put on the bird at banding upside down. This is of course very important when it come to the birds identification and origin.

The Black over Green aluminum bands were issued to the Michigan State Wildlife authorities by the Federal United States Fish and Wildlife in the USA along with a complete serious of consecutively numbered Black over Green aluminium leg bands,, and this particular alpha-numeric sequence falls in sequence with the other bands both issued and used in Mich. state in 2010.

This being confirmed by our friends at the MDNR in Michigan USA, the leg band number is Black *P over Green *E. As such, this band number is recorded to have been placed on a 2010 produced female banded peregrine that was both produced and banded in Grand Haven, Michigan USA.
Her name is Lily!

I am to understand after talking with the CPF head office this afternoon, that Tracy Simpson has a far more detailed report to post with regards to her site observations of the events and timelines.

Stay tuned……………….

!!! Ossie confirmed at Hamilton, Sheraton!

March 12, 2015 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

Kathy Reports:

Thanks to Charles Gregory from Hamilton Falconwatch who provided us with this very clear photo of Ossie’s black band, Tracy from the CPF was able to confirm it is indeed Ossie.  He was hatched in 2012 at our William Osler Etobicoke site and banded O / 8 by Mark Heaton of the MNR, using a rare three character band.