Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

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 O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch.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

June 09, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

June 9th 2017
am happy to report that the MEC fledge watch is now over. We are scaling the watch back to site checks only has Mary is doing very well and staying high. Bruce was on site today to check in on her and she was on building two napping the day away in the mid afternoon heat. We have left a single rescue carrier on site and will continue to stop in periodically and have volunteers check up on her and her progress. I would especially like to thank Bruce, Margaret, Lucie, Mark and Winston for their vigilance on behalf of the Mississauga Executive Centre peregrine falcons this season. I would also like to thank Colliers building management for being incredible hosts and Garda Security for all their endless support. An excellent job done by all.

June 11, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

The watch for the MEC site is nearing an end now. I have much to post and will follow up this evening with details but for now the short notes are this.

On Sunday Mary flew out of the tree and bounced off of building 3 which turned her back to the MEC 1 nursery. Angelina stayed up on MEC 3 for the time being. Mary flew again from the nursery and faceplanted into MEC 4 before flying out of view.

On Monday, Mary was found by Lucie up at the BDC building a half a kilometre to the north. Angelina had made a few flights one of which was back to the nest box. Mary then made an epic flight home to MEC 3 and made it. Angelina flew back to MEC 3 and Mary made one more flight to MEC 1 nest box.

Tuesday morning at dawn, tragedy struck when Angelina and Mary both took flight. Mary ended up in a tree near MEC 4 and Angelina struck the back of MEC 1. Angelina’s strike was fatal. Mary made another epic flight around the complex and came down out of energy back near the BDC where Lucie rescued her. She was released last night and flew in the dark over to MEC 1 safely.

I will post detailed accounts of these days this evening as the notes are always important when we look back to reference a season. Mary looks well on her way… …again. Angelina, sweet girl, RIP. Glad we were there for you as much as we could have been.

More to come.

The remainder of the MEC watch today had so many twist and turns but most importantly a good scare for all.

June 04, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

June 4th 2017

The morning started out with the two girls on MEC 3. Angelina was now halfway around the building from where I released her the night before and Mary was on MEC 4. She flew over and the two girls had a great reunion. Mary made another couple of flights and then Renegade flew in with breakfast. It went straight to Angelina who tore it off of him and ate the whole thing. 20 minutes later Midnight arrived with more food that she beak fed… …to Angelina! The whole time Mary was wailing away but received nothing for her efforts. The two then relaxed and snuggled for a while and then a third package of food came in that went to Mary. Satisfied, the girls then jumped down onto the catwalk around the roof of MEC 3 and slept together for 30 minutes. Seeing as Mary didn’t get much, she was up and screaming pretty quickly. She did several more flights throughout the day and finally took the long flight home. She made it to the nest ledge and back to the box! While all this flying stuff was going on, Angelina slept the day away, much needed after her battle with that nasty tree yesterday. Mary stayed at the nest box for a bit and then took off after an adult. She circled back to the nest building to head home but the sun was right in her eyes. She hit the building, really hard. She dropped straight down for the length of one window and then shot out her wings. She glided down towards the ravine and that was the last Bruce saw of her. He walked and searched everywhere, again and again, to no avail. Mark and Winston arrived at the site to help and Bruce headed home as he will be the opening shift tomorrow. Mark and Winston also walked and searched the buildings and the ravine but still no Mary. It was beginning to get dark when they decided to take one last look along the valley and who should they find but Mary up in a tree looking deflated but perfectly healthy. The relief for us all was immense. Angelina thankfully stayed on top of MEC 3 for the day and didn’t distract us from our mission of finding Mary.
Thank you so much to Bruce for helping share the watch with me today and a very special thanks to Mark and Winston for sticking with the search and finding young Mary safe and sound. Ok Mary, no more scares!!!!!

A Few web cam shots from 2017

May 25, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 25th 2017
Here are some older shots of the chicks

Almost ready

May 25, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 25th 2017
Got a snap shot from the web cam today and the chicks look almost ready to try their wings. you can see in the photo that most of the white fluff is gone wont be long now.

Banding day for 2 chicks

May 16, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 16th 2017

Banding day went very well for 2 female chicks. The first chick named Angelina weighed 930 grams at 24 days old and the second named Mary weighed 935 grams at 27 days old. their band information is below.

Angelina S over 65 with red tape
Mary 2 Over 67 with blue tape.

!!! Banding day for 2 girls

May 17, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 17th 2017

Banding day at the Mississauga Executive Centre went very well. We had 2 chicks both females. We marked the silver band blue for the chick that was names Mary and Red for Angelina. We expect the fledgling watch to start in about 10 days.

Photos to come!

!!! 2 chicks so far

April 22, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

April 22nd 2017

Got a quick snap shot of 2 chicks on the ledge as of April 22nd.

Banding Day

May 01, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

May 1st 2017
Banding has been booked for May 16th at 1:00PM in the lobby of 1 Robert Spec