!!! 2 eggs of 4 hatched at Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital

May 13, 2020 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Looks like the chicks are about a week old. due to the pandemic this is the first chance staff have had to check the nest camera image to look for eggs or hatches. We so much appreciate the staff at Lakeridge not only for their falcon support and this report but also for being there on the front line fighting to save lives our thanks go out to everyone at Lakeridge!

As mentioned earlier due to COVID-19 we will not be banding chicks at any of the hospital sites or any site where swing stage access is needed and safe distance can’t be maintained but we are on call to rescue chicks and will be checking on the chicks and conducting fledge watches to the best of our ability.

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!!!