!!! Photos of chicks

May 19, 2016 - Mississauga - Holcim

Marion Nash Reports:

May 24th - 2016
Here are a couple of photos of the recently hatched chicks sent from the CRH Canada Group.
Looking really good!

!!! Banding date has been set, booked and confirmed!! :-)

May 20, 2016 - Mississauga - Holcim

Mark Nash Reports:

MAY 20th - 2016
We are delighted to report that we have been able to book and confirm the banding date for the CRH Canada Group in Mississauga for June 6th at 3pm.
Stay tuned for the banding update and news!!

!!! We have a hatch!

May 19, 2016 - Mississauga - Holcim

Marion Nash Reports:

First chick hatched at CRH Canada Group Mississauga plant on May 17th. keep watching for up coming information and banding date.

We need your help!

May 06, 2016 - Mississauga - Holcim

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

4 Eggs

April 13, 2016 - Mississauga - Holcim

Marion Nash Reports:

There are now 4 eggs in the nest. Barb sent a message on April 5th letting us know they had 2 eggs so I assume the first was likely laid on or about April 3rd. The female decided not to use the nice nest tray provided last year so I hope all goes well and that there will be a hatch this year.

April 5th

!!! Mississauga’s Tessa hatched in 2014 fights for a nest

April 05, 2016 - Mississauga - Holcim

Marion Nash Reports:

On April 4th Tessa a female hatched in 2014 and banded Y 82 with red tape at the Holcim Cement plant in Mississauga and the unbanded resident female at the Statler Towers in Buffalo battled it out fighting over the nest box.

Poor Ralphie the resident male who is also a Canadian bird produced at the Downtown Toronto Sheraton Hotel in 2014 just had to get the heck out of their way and let the girls fight it out. There was at the time 1 egg in the nest and the female held her ground to protect it even though Tessa had her pinned down for several minutes until they both tumbled out to the box together. All was caught on camera and can be seen on the link below. The resident female was seen in the best the nest morning so it looks like Tessa was not successful in winning the nest this time. The DEC has installed several nest boxes at other nearby Buffalo sites so hopefully Tessa will find her own mate and pick one of the unoccupied nest boxes.

Tessa and Unbanded Female Fight Video

Holcim Birds on Track

March 30, 2016 - Mississauga - Holcim

Tracy Simpson Reports:

I have been out several times in the past week checking in on the activity at Holcim.  Both adults seem to be favoring the old nest box in the heart of the plant which has made identifying the pair heartily frustrating.  They are both out and active with copulation ongoing so eggs will be hopefully coming.  The big question is where will the eggs be laid and who are the adults.  I will be back out soon to try and figure that out.

!!! Yet more sad news to report.

July 21, 2015 - Mississauga - Holcim

Mark Nash Reports:

July 21st - 2015
Again it is with great sadness that I must report that we have lost another fledgling.

As many of you know, this is the time of year when we have finished most all of the fledge watches, and the young fledgling survivors are now able to hold their altitude and stay off the ground, (and for the most parts), no longer in need of our help.

That being said, this is not entirely true, as the young fledglings are starting to investigate their new world, and straying further and further from their parents and the home territory throughout the day, and as we all know, unsupervised young children usually get into trouble.

Remembering that the young fledglings are still very much “children”- in mind, still very much dependant on their parents for food as many of them are unable to catch their own food at this point, and most all are still very inexperienced with any time type of real skilled flight, and still have allot of learning yet to do.

This is the time when they end up getting in other types of trouble. remembering that they are building up allot of speed and unable to judge distances given this speed, and end up crashing into things and/or getting stuck or caught in things. Thus is the case for little Ogden who obviously had a collision with something, and sustained serious injuries as a result.

Little Ogden was found on the ground within the plant grounds and was successfully rescued by the great Holcim staff. Unfortunately, Ogden succumb to his injuries and died shortly thereafter.

Holcim Site Check. Ogden Doing Great.

July 21, 2015 - Mississauga - Holcim

Tracy Simpson Reports:

I stopped in at Holcim yesterday on my way north to check in on Ogden and his progress in flight training.  I found Caspian over in the center of the plant on a railing watching the main building very closely.  I found Dad on the east side of the main plant taking a nap in the shade.  It took about 20 minutes for me to locate Ogden and was able to easily pick him out on the south side of the main plant with a little help from Caspian.  She had taken off on a hunt to the west and when she returned, the sight of food had Ogden to his feet and screaming so loudly I could hear it all the way from Avonhead Road!  Caspian dropped off the food to Ogden and then headed back to her perch on the railing.  All three birds were in sight and high up so I am happy to report that since his fledge last Thursday, it would appear that Ogden is doing quite well!!

Ogden Has Fledged!!

July 17, 2015 - Mississauga - Holcim

Tracy Simpson Reports:

I was out in Mississauga yesterday on errands and decided to stop in at the Holcim nest site as I knew that Ogden was very close to first flights.  I found him on the nest ledge watching the adults and practicing his flights.  He was so ready.  He would have 1 or 2 minute bursts of flapping like mad and then he would finish it off by getting airborne and flapping to the end of the ledge.  Each little activity session was longer and stronger than the next.  He decided to head into the heart of the ledge for a nap out of my view at around 1:30pm and that’s when the adults started to wind him up.  The parents starting hunting and doing fly bys past the ledge every few minutes.  Ogden watched with great curiosity but did nothing about it until Dad came past with food in his clutches.  That had his interest for certain!!  After about 10 minutes, Dad flew in with a very small package that Ogden grabbed with gusto.  He took off into the back of the ledge with it and consumed it fast.  He was back on the edge of the ledge within minutes.  Caspian then flew in with another tidbit but this time she didn’t relinquish it.  She flew over to the short silos along Avonhead Road and ate it herself in Ogden’s view.  Wow.  He was furious!  She then flew over to a low railing along the east side of the tall silos and waited.  It didn’t take long!  Ogden lost all patience and fledged making his first flight a short one but well done over to the west side of the short silos out of my view.  Excellent job!  Caspian didn’t leave her perch at all but instead watched him make that flight past her and land up high.  I called Marion and asked her to inform the Holcim staff that Ogden was now on the loose and packed up to head north to work.  Great job Ogden!