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Canadian Peregrine Foundation » Mississauga - Executive Centre

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

!!! 2 Hatchlings

April 22, 2017 - Mississauga - Executive Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

April 22nd

There are now 2 hatchlings