Sad News

October 19, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Hi Marion,

Unfortunately, we’ve been informed that Clifton did not survive the surgery on Friday. Below is the message from Shades of Hope.

We were hoping for a better outcome.

On a positive side, our brief interaction with the rescue and care of Clifton has raised our awareness about peregrine falcons, along with many family and friends.

We wish you continued success with the Canadian Peregrine program.


Update on Clifton

October 15, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Hi Marion,

I’ve received a preliminary update from Shades of Hope. The falcon has a serious Radius/Ulnar fracture that will require surgical pinning. It is still too early to decide if the falcon will survive surgery.
They will provide updates by email.

I’ll let you know if I hear any further info.


Sad news about Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital’s Clifton!

October 14, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:


Just letting you know about an injured Peregrine that I found on Monday around 16:30. The falcon has been transported to Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge.
It was found in the area of Winchester Road and Simcoe Road in North Oshawa.
With kind regards,

I will be contacting Shades tomorrow to see how he is and will update this post as soon as I have further information.
Marion Nash

2 boys and a girl for Oshawa

May 31, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

May 30th 2019

Banding day was a success and Lakeridge has 3 healthy chicks. We would like to thank the staff and management for making the banding possible and the support of Oshawa’s peregrine family.

Male named Clifton banded C over 55
Male named Gunner banded C over 56
Female named Fiona banded 81 over X

The chicks are 24 days old and should be fledging within the next 2 weeks.

Banding day booked

May 19, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Oshawa’s baby falcons will be banded on May 30th. we will be posting photos and names shortly after so stay tuned.

3 hatched

May 08, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

As of May 8th 3 of 4 eggs have hatched. and banding has been set for May 30th at 10:00 stay tuned for photos and further updates.

!!! Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital - 2 eggs confirmed!

April 02, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

April 2nd - 2019

We have just had a confirmation that the Oshawa health care centre peregrines have two eggs in the nest box! While we haven’t been able to figure out why we can’t get the live camera image out to the internet and the CPF web site,, it is although producing an incredible live real-time colour image that is being displayed the in-house LED flat screen monitor.

!!! Oshawa Lakeridge Health - first egg!

April 01, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

April 1st - 2019

Great news reported from the Oshawa Lakeridge Health Care centre (Oshawa Lakeridge hospital),, in that there is now an egg in the nest box as of this morning, and likely due to the terrible cold and snowy weather,, (YES, MORE SNOW fell this past weekend) :-( the resident adults have been down hard in incubation duties on this egg!

Late Saturday night after an all day of freezing rain event, we had another several centimeters of snow fall fall in southern Ontario, and with the blustery cold winds and freezing temperatures, it stayed on the ground! Sunday morning looked like full blow winter had returned!!

As of this posting, (Monday April 1st) midday, we are still far below seasonal temps and the lingering snow is still on the ground!

It has at least stopped snowing,,, and the temps will be climbing to +3 degrees Celsius. We’re told that is could get to a whopping +4 degrees celsius as a high today by late this afternoon…. STILL VERY CHILLY INDEED!!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

While we know that the egg was laid sometime after March 27th as it was clearly visible via the live nest camera this morning (April 1st) when everyone got back in to work this morning. Our guess is that given there is only one egg so far,, it was probably laid sometime this late Saturday or Sunday March 29th/30th.

Oshawa Peregrines are back

March 24, 2019 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

There is some good news to report from the Oshawa Lake Ridge Hospital nest site! We received word this week from the Oshawa Lake Ridge Hospital that there are once again two adult peregrines on site very active in and around the nest box,, and that copulation is also being observed between the two!

Once again, no confirmation as to whom the adults are as yet,, but it would appear that things are looking pretty good for the grins at Lakeridge.

Spring is in the air, finally!!!

Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

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