!!! 2 Healthy Boys for MEC

May 20, 2016 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Banding Day at Mississauga Executive Centre went very well. There are 2 very healthy boys this year. Mark and Vern from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests weighed and banded the chicks and had 2 helpers Joseph and Sally who gave each chick a little drink of water and put coloured tape on the silver band to help the falcon watchers easily identify each bird during the fledge watch. below are the band numbers, weights and names for each,

635 grams Y over 23 with blue tape named Josally-for Joseph and Sally
635 grams Y over 24 with Red Tape named Olimar- for Olivia and Maria

Thanks go out to Colliers and MEC Security for all their support and to Mark and Vern from The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests for their valued commitment to the protection of this species.

!!! Banding Day is Set

May 11, 2016 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Banding day has been set for May 20th at 3:00 PM in the lobby of #1 Robert Spec Parkway. Please come out to see the newest additions to MEC’s Peregrine Family and watch the banding.

!!! We need your help!

May 06, 2016 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

May 2016
We are in desperate need of your assistance!

We are looking for someone that has in-depth hands-on experience with WordPress.
There are several major changes needed to both update some portions of the CPF web site, in addition to some design changes and in need of an experienced WordPress person that has some spare time to donate to the CPF.

This individual should also have in-depth hands-on experience with the technical side of web site management.

Please if you can help, and some spare time, we would love to talk to you!

You can contact us at the Canadian Peregrine Foundation via our telephone number at: 416-937-7226 or by e-mail to marion@peregrine-foundation.ca

Two for MEC!

April 27, 2016 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Hello world!!  The first two chicks are here!  Congratulations to MEC!!!

First Hatch? Give Us a Peek!

April 27, 2016 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

There is evidence on camera of an eggshell at MEC!  Is this our first hatch?  Keep an eye for a peek of the first baby!

Identity of MEC Adults is Halfway There

March 30, 2016 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Yesterday I was out at the MEC nest site in an attempt to get the camera flowing to the internet.  A big thank you to Peter and Manny for your assistance in getting it up and running!  From the mechanical room level I could see that there were four eggs now in the nest bowl, the same bowl used last year, that had them tucked up into the small blind spot at the far side of the nest box.  The male was incubating at the time and the female was out on the Symcor sign soaking up the sun.  After spending some time identifying where the problem was with the camera and initiating some help with that, I went back outside just in time for a shift change.  While I wasn’t able to get a read on the female, the resident male is still unbanded so his origins remain unknown.  This is consistent with the male last year that we nicknamed Renegade. I will be back in the days to come to get a read on the resident female.

!!! Four eggs for MEC!!! Internet connection re-established and the live camera view is back!!

March 29, 2016 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

March 29th - 2016

Its been a long while, but well worth the wait!! I received an e-mail from Manny at Colliers and MEC today with some very good news indeed!! In addition to the internet connection problems having been fixed allowing the web camera to finally deliver its live colour images out for global viewing again,,, the attached photo says a thousands words!!!

Four eggs,, two resident adults on site and in attendance!!
Life is good at MEC!!! :-)

MEC Check. Two Girls at Home

July 14, 2015 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

From the Holcim site I decided to head up to MEC on my way back north to check in on the progress of Hawkeye, Ieva and Adrianna.  Reports from Winston of the girls trying to hunt on their own had me excited to see how well they are doing.  MEC is such an incredible site supporting the family from both an environmental and positive human interaction perspective.  This site is one of the more challenging ones in the respect that for the fledglings to find a mid level height to land on and work their way back up to the nest ledge height, they have to go across the street; a long flight for a young bird.  This year we performed 5 rescues at MEC and today I sat at MEC 3 and was enjoying watching our success as a community flying around driving the parents just nuts!

I found Renegade on the Desjardins sign preening and there was no sign of anyone else.  Wait…  …what was that?  I could hear one of the girls but couldn’t see her.  Oh yes, there she is!  On the ledge at MEC 4 hiding behind her enormous crop!!!  Even though she was obviously quite full she was screaming like she hadn’t eaten in a week.  Wow.  At this time of day when Robert Speck Parkway quietens down that screaming really, really echos!!  I found another one of the girls by following the screaming over at MEC 2 with just as big a crop as the first.  Jeepers, what are they complaining about!!  The juvenile on MEC 2 took off and headed for MEC 1 with her sister hot on her tail.  They both landed on the northeast corner of the nest ledge and continued to complain about nothing.  Midnight was not on site and the third juvenile was off on an adventure as well.

It was so great to see the girls doing well.  A reminder of why we do what we do on fledge watch!!  Thank you to the MEC community of supporters.  These three girls are well on their way!

!!! The fledglings are flying high!! Dining at the top of the world!

July 02, 2015 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Mark Nash Reports:

July 2nd - 2015
After my visit to the Mississauga Community centre for their day camp presentation with Nova (one of our feathered educational peregrines), I was able to swing over to Colliers at the MEC nest site and pick up all of the towels that were donated to the Canadian Peregrine foundation in their Towels for Talons drive.

A huge thank you to both Colliers and all that supported and donated towels to the CPF!!!
With an added bonus, just as I was departing, the loud screams of a fledgling falcon rang out from above, and I got a opportunity to photograph one of the adults as it brought in food to the two fledglings high up on one of the upper elevations of the condo just south of MEC #4.

Very nice to see then indeed!

MEC Check. All Three Girls Learning to Hunt.

June 30, 2015 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Winston went by and did a spot check on Adrianna, Ieva and Hawkeye and was treated to all three girls working on the next phase of training. Hunting. He tells me that he found all three girls on the north side of MEC 1 that is now serving as a launch site for their hunting forays. One was already eating when he arrived and Adrianna was lining up for a hunt of the creek valley corridor. She took off, tucked and stooped up the valley out of Winston’s sight. She missed her target and ended up landing briefly in a tree and having a serious argument with a blackbird. A second female was also trying this tactic but staying higher than her sister avoiding the use of those gnarly trees. Great news is that all three ladies are flying high and doing great. Thanks so much to Winston for checking on the girls.