Rochester has 4 eggs

April 01, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

We want to celebrate the clutch of 4 eggs in Rochester, New York for Beauty and! For those of you who don’t know him, was hatched in 2010 at the Etobicoke nest site at Bloor and Islington. Now I should tell you that is a male who is rather fond of his eggs and chicks and will often try to shoo Beauty off of the eggs for “his turn”. He is such an attentive male that in his first year as a parent he attempted to feed his eggs the day before hatching (he could hear the chick) and has been seen to do that in other subsequent nesting seasons. He is so incredibly happy to incubate its become somewhat of a competition between the two and a dynamic that sometimes produces hilarious results. If I can find the picture I’m thinking of I’ll post it for all. Congratulations Beauty and on your 4 gorgeous eggs!! Way to go Rochester!

CPF Raptor Centre

March 23, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

I just want to let everyone know that The Canadian Peregrine Foundations ” Educational Birds of Prey” are still being well taken care of during this pandemic. The birds are being attended to each and every day being fed and monitored and are all healthy well. The center is not open to the public and we recommend for your own health and the safety of your family that you stay home and only go out if necessary.

Take care of yourself and do your bird watching and get your bird news online for now!

Marion Nash
The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Update from Toivo

March 23, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Sunday Brampton both Grins sitting in the sun .. BDC and about 100 yds away. nothing exciting.
HRH Kelle st only the Male visible … but agitated, active , moving around a lot. Left the Hospital Bldg going N .. the first TV I have seen was coasting up N over Keele st … did not attack it but escorted it further away and came right back. Interesting.
KPMG Concord no falcon visible on arrival … I decided to sit on it a bit , after 15 min or so the M came in with a kill and left it on the E corner of the ledge and kited about for a bit in the breeze then returned to the W corner and sat . 2 or 3 min then walked in a bit and stood with his back to me I could just see his head from the Walmart parking lot. Then he was out of sight … I saw a head at the E corner by the kill and drove over to get a look .. it was the F eating for a minute then she took off with the kill across the road to the lower PWC bldg. 150 feet away. I went back to the Walmart parking lot and watched …. now it gets good.
The M came out to the edge of the ledge and screamed at her … then flew a few times past her returned to the ledge and sat for a minute watching her .. then he walked back in out of sight.
Note Tracy would know this the ledge is about 8 to 10 ft wide and 24 to 30 in deep no overhang. North side of the bldg. About 10 stories up … 2 years ago I watched incubation exchanges twice … then 2 days of hard cold rain right onto the ledge .. not a good spot!
Pics are from the Walmart parking lot … #1 she has just finished and #2 he is staring at her!
We could really use someone near HRH and KPMG to keep checking on these 2 sites
I hope posting it generates some interest ..

Report from Toivo on a posible 3 nest sites

March 22, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Was really looking forward seeing everyone at the show …
On Thurs I did a site Run (first 3 Pics in order about 20 mins apart) DT Brampton , Humber River Hospital at Keele and 401, and KPMG at Jane and #7 (right beside the new Subway stop not store LOL)
I have been watching Peregrines at all 3 sites for years whenever I can. Last 2 pics are Sat at HRH Keele and 401 S side of a bldg 300 yards from the hospital .. M unbanded … quick meal on a small kill then gone but not up to Hospital bldg. Went N in a hurry like on a hunt! Sorry about photo quality but I got a good at both legs with bins.
KPMG only 1 bird all winter second Grin showed up 3 weeks back and 2 weeks ago activity started … close pair flying and sitting together on the ledge on the N side of the bldg. , then for 4 days every visit 1 PF on the ledge , M stands in back from edge you could just see the top of his head. F on the corner as in the pic. And on Sat NO falcon visible 2 visits. Was wondering if 4 days was protecting un incubated eggs and now down!!!
Observed 2 Falscons at DT Brampton and the Hospital but since late last week only seeing one at all 3 sites // Sadly both Brampton and KPMG .. they are not good nest sites as both keep failing !!
I hope you are all well and being careful …
With Respect
Toivo Asikainen

Beachville Nest

October 14, 2019 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Wow busy Thanksgiving weekend for our Peregrine 2019 offspring! Grace banded at the Beachville nest June 5th 2019 ( perhaps looking so take a plane ride south for the winter instead of flying herself) Lets hope she stay’s away from the airports for the rest of her migration ;)

Report from the Detroit Metro
Airport October 14th 2019.
This weekend we captured a peregrine falcon with a blue band on the right leg and on the left leg it had a colored band with black background and white writing Z on top and 42 on the bottom. This bird is being relocated to Chelsea

Chelsea is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,944 at the 2010 census. In March 2004 by a 995-226 vote, residents approved a change in municipal status from a village into a city.

Thank you Detroit Metro and city of Chelsea please look after our girl and help her on her way!✈

Also see post from Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital site.


July 12, 2019 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Lucie’s Report

2 boys and 2 girls for DR. JANE (black/red 32/Z, 2014 hatch from Toledo, Ohio, daughter of Belle and Allen) and her new mate, an unbanded one-year-old sub-adult! (He was not seen during our visit)

Welcome LIND (m, 11/AW, 643g, 33 days, white tape), MASON (f, Z/45, 879g, 32 days, red tape), PORTLAND (m, 12/AW, 600g, 28 days, blue tape) and STONE (f, Z/46, 862g, 30 days, yellow tape)

This is the first banding in St. Marys and also a first for DR. JANE! Although she produced three kids in 2017 (two survived) and one in 2018 with her former mate, COSMO, banding was not possible. This nest site is also in a new location, which is not far from where she and COSMO were the last couple of years. Coincidentally, her nest site is the former workplace of Don Bailey, who retired not that long ago, and is passionate about following these peregrines! He is our main contact in St. Marys and we are so grateful!!

We would also like to thank the wonderful people at St. Marys Cement Plant for hosting this banding and sharing in our excitement! This certainly is not an experience that everybody gets to have and we are so fortunate that St. Marys has been very welcoming to DR. JANE and her new family!

A little background on DR. JANE: She is the daughter of Belle and Allen, and there is a bittersweet story behind this couple and why Dr. Jane is a very special falcon. Belle (hatched in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2003) and Allen (hatched in Lima, Ohio in 2004) have been together since late 2006. They produced 24 offspring from 2007-2014. In 2014, Belle was attacked by another female and was seriously hurt .. while incubating her four eggs! Two eggs hatched and Belle, even in her injured state, took care of them. It was not expected that these eggs would hatch, much less thrive and fledge, but they did .. Dr. Jane and her brother Tennant! Belle never returned to the nest. Allan was with a new female in 2015 named Liadan, but in 2016 was replaced with a new male, Rocky. As far as I know, they are still together.

Belle and Allen’s legacy will continue with Dr. Jane’s children, who can now be identified if they are spotted! I don’t know the status of Dr. Jane’s brother, Tennant.

For anyone wanting to know more about Toledo’s birds, you can check out Toledo Peregrine Project’s facebook page.

Some of these photos are mine, and some are Don Bailey’s (also known as ‘Beetle’ .. cute) We wish our kids safe and successful fledges

Another banding

June 29, 2019 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

4 chicks produced at St MAty’s Cement in St MAry’s Ontario. We are planning to band them on July 12th stay tuned for pictures and further news from that site.


June 27, 2019 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Home of JOE (48/Y, 2010 hatch from Hamilton Sheraton Centre), VIRGINIA (76/AX, 2013 hatch from Buffalo), ROSIE (red band), GRACE (blue band)

One of the biggest fears a fledge watcher faces is the prospect of a young falcon coming to ground .. and coming to ground in the middle of busy street is absolutely terrifying! However .. in Beachville, coming to ground is a natural occurrence .. after all, the nest box is about as high as a three-storey building.

On Tuesday, I got to spend 4 hours sitting in the parking lot watching the girls! With nothing but the hum of the hydrator (yes, I find this very relaxing compared to all the continuous construction noise everywhere else), I also got to observe other species in the area, primarily barn swallows, which photo bombed a few of my pics.

Although most of my photos were challenged by the sun, I did get quite a few with some decent lighting. It was also refreshing to be able to watch without straining my neck muscles LOL

I hope you don’t mind all the photos. Cheers, Lucie

Beachville Nest banding day June 5th 2019

June 05, 2019 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

2 chicks banded successfully thanks to the great folks at Beachville Quarry and Carmeuse and CPF’s volunteer Master bander Anne Yagi.

There was 2 female chicks this year, good thing since we have had more boys than girls so far in 2019.

We were able to get a lift up to the nest thanks to the Beachville guarry’s lift operators extracted the chicks without issue band the chicks and get them back to Mom and Dad. Both chicks were a very good weight and were quite healthy. CPF Volunteer Lucie Kirchknoph assisted at the banding table for the first time and was very happy to have had the opportunity to help the birds she has been watching for so long.

here is the band information for 2019.

Female named Grace 909 grams Canadian black band Z over 42 Blue tape on the silver band
Female named Rosie 959 grams Canadian black band Z over 43 Red tape on the silver band

Hope they do well and stay aloft.

!!! Beachville Update - Resident adults confirmed via their band numbers! Joe and Virginia are back!!

April 01, 2019 - International, National and Local News

CPF Volunteer Reports:

March 17th - 2019

A big thank you to Lucie and Richard for their efforts and their successes in getting some good shots and an identification of the resident adult peregrines at the Beachville nest site again this year.

Confirmed,,, via their leg band numbers,,, that it is Joe and Virginia again this season back on territory hanging around on the CPF nest box and tower!