Where’s Mom?

April 14, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

Finally able to capture an image of MEC chick. By the size of the feet, looks like a little female.


Cuteness Overload at MEC

April 08, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Kathy Reports:

Our little MEC hatch is doing very well and I couldn’t resist grabbing some screen shots of him/her to share!


!!! Little One, feeding time

April 05, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

Precious little one is being well cared for.


!!! MEC

April 03, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

Just caught this image, it appears that the third egg is gone and all that remains, is the new hatchling.


First Feeding

April 02, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

1st baby gets 1st feeding


!!! Surprise - First Hatch of 2014!!!!!!

April 02, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Kathy Reports:

Thank you to SGB over at BCAW for catching these great photos..we have had a hatch this morning at MEC !!! 

Attached are two screen caps of the new baby and proud parents!


!!! One Down, Two Left

April 01, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Kathy Reports:

Sometime between 4 pm yesterday and this morning, one egg seems to have been disposed of by our resident pair.  As of this morning, we have 2 eggs at MEC.  Thank you to DEF from BCAW for alerting me to this development.


!!! Three Eggs for Rouge and Sante!!!

March 29, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Kathy Reports:

Rouge has just gotten up and I can see 3 beautiful eggs she’s been laying on now that the cam is back online!


!!! Finally some great close-up shots of Rouge!

March 26, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

March 24th - 2014
A big thank you to Nick from SkyReach window washing services for sending in his photos of Rouge, (the resident adult female at MEC) that he was able to take when we were installing the new MEC nest box earlier in the month.
As you can clearly see in the photos, Rouge dawns a Silver USFW leg band on her left leg, which should make it pretty easy to identify her from her mate - Sante - (who is not banded at all).
Rouge was banded last year prior to her release back from the wild after spending more than a year and a half in re-hab.
Welcome back!!


!!! MEC egg(s),, - full time incubation appears to be underway!!

March 22, 2014 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

March 23rd - 2014

Some great news for MEC in that it appears that we have full time incubation underway at the MEC nest site!! While we continue to work on the camera’s internet connections and the replacement of the new camera component needed to get the camera back on line, the colour camera is never-the-less producing a great live colour stream to the internal monitor.

Today, we were able to photograph the resident male - (“Sante”) hard at work incubating an undisclosed amount of eggs. Sadly, the bitter cold temps and high wind chill factors still exist and we can only hope that warmer weather will be soon upon us and spring weather and warmer conditions finally arrive!! It has been a very cold winter indeed!! With temps today still minus -9 degrees and minus -13 degrees with the wind-chills, its still bitter cold out there!

As far as the resident adult female (Rogue), after being more than a year in re-hab, the returning resident adult female (Rogue) seems to have settled in quite nicely and resumed where she left off two seasons ago. Remembering that she was seriously injured in a territorial dispute with another adult female two seasons ago and had to be taken into re-hab for some long term care. Rouge was eventually released back to the wild last August 2013 in the Niagara area, and as expected, was back at the MEC Mississauga territory in less than 12 hours after being released back to the wild. She was banded prior to being released back to the wild with a single Silver USFW leg band on the LEFT LEG and does not have a coloured recovery band on, so it should be very easy to identify her. Typically, the Silver USFW band is put on the right leg.

The adult female that had injured Rouge two seasons ago and took over the territory did in fact produce offspring last season at this nest site with the resident adult male - “Sante”, but she was found dead in the Square One parking lot late last July. Sante is unbanded and his original origin is unknown.

Sante immediately went into welcoming Rouge upon her return and they are obviously holding the MEC territory and doing well!

Stay tuned for more news…….