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Canadian Peregrine Foundation » Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

The chick has fledged

June 16, 2016 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

One of the falcons from lake ridge hospital was hanging out on our roof watching a young one fly.

It was quite impressive I thought you might enjoy the photos. They were pirched there for over 5 hours.

Have a good day

Mike


!!! Young hatchling looking good!!

May 16, 2016 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

CPF Postmaster Reports:

May 16th - 2016
While it seems to be a common happening this season with a very low production of hatchlings at many of the peregrine nest sites here in southern Ontario, we are excited never the less to see healthy chicks regardless of how many there are!

On another positive note, the little Oshawa Lakeview hospital hatchling will get all of its parents undivided attention for sure!!
A big thank you to Ken and Ernie for the updates and the photos as they have done a great job monitoring!!


!!! We need your help!

May 06, 2016 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

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

!!! One of the first to hatch at the Oshawa Lakeview nest site!

May 02, 2016 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

CPF Postmaster Reports:

May 2nd - 2016
Again, a late posting, our bad,, but its getting very very busy indeed these days with hatches happening all over and now trying to coordinate and arrange banding schedules!! A good shot of one of Lakeview first new babies!! Photo taken and submitted by Ken.
Thank you MUCH for this shot!


!!! We have a hatch!!!

May 02, 2016 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

CPF Postmaster Reports:

May 2nd - 2016
Our bad,, as we are way behind in the updates!! Yes, congratulations is in order on several accounts,,,
Yes, the resident Oshawa pair have in fact been involved in full time incubation duties over the past month! :-)

It would appear by the recent observations and photos, (with much thanks to the dedicated “human” hospital foster parents, the resident adults are the same as last year.

The adults did in fact winter over on territory and remained very territorial and protective of their new nest box! Outsiders beware!!!!

The best news of late (only just today),, is that eggs are starting to hatch!!! With one egg confirmed to have hatched so far,, its shaping up to be a very positive season for the resident adult peregrines at Lakeview!!
Stay tuned…………

Congratulations are in order!!!


!!! Little Atlas has some re-hab time with a broken wing,, but the prognosis for a quick turn-around and recovery and release looks very promising!

July 23, 2015 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Mark Nash Reports:

July 23rd - 2015
A very busy day indeed for us all with Mark running out to rescue a trapped fledgling from behind a glass balcony and Tracy running out to Oshawa to rescue a downed fledgling on the ground!

While I don’t have much of the details, we will have to wait for Tracy’s rescue report, the telephone was ringing off the hook today at the CPF head office with downed and trapped fledglings in both Scarborough and Oshawa.

Sadly, little Atlas was recovered from the sidewalk near the Oshawa City Hall today having sustained a non-life threatening injury that was diagnosed after x-rays with a broken wing! The much better news, is that his broken wing is very repairable and his prognosis for a quick turnaround for his release after a short rehab looks really promising!

Stay tuned for more details to follow……….

!!! Atlas is seeing the world! OK, maybe not the world as we know it, but his small part of it. Its a start :-)

July 03, 2015 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Mark Nash Reports:

July 3rd - 2015
A very good day in Oshawa today on the fledge watch, as little Atlas has in fact spread his wings and is flying like an ace!! Throughout the day, I watched little Atlas take many different flights, some short flights to and from various elevations of the hospital, to chasing his dad during some very long flights around the entire hospital facility in a “catch-me-if-you-can” game.

Both adults were on site in attendance and it appears that little Atlas is getting all of the attention (and then some) that he needs! With three different feedings by his parents, it would also appear that he is not under-fed at this point!

After watching him gain lots of altitude on a couple of different flights and land on several higher elevations of the hospital facility with ease, it was quite obvious that he has no problems both holding his altitude (and gaining it) and in no need of our assistance at this stage. While his landings are somewhat to be desired (as you might expect from a fledgling peregrine just learning), and with allot of trials and errors yet to go before he gets it right, I closed the fledge watch and departed for Toronto just after 7pm so I join Marion back on the Canada Square fledge watch. She was alone again this evening and still has her little male yet to fledge.


!!! Little Atlas looking ready to go!!

July 01, 2015 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

CPF Postmaster Reports:

July 1st - 2015
Hello All,

Here’s my observations from today’s visit at the Oshawa LakeRidge hospital.

We arrived at the hospital around 4:30 and all was quiet. It wasn’t long before we spotted mom perched near the nest ledge. The gray concrete was her backdrop so she was hard to spot. We looked around for Atlas wondering if he was still there, but then he popped out of the nest box. Dad flew in and there was some activity with Atlas exercising his wings and looking like he wanted to take off. But then we saw feathers flying and realized there was food for him and he was busy chowing down (pic 1).

Both parents took off and went to perch on the south side of hospital. It wasn’t long before Simcoe flew southward. We got a good shot of him (pic 2). The yellow band is still on his leg and we could see the 63 over X on his black band.

Atlas was quite content (pic 3). Alfrieda joined him and together they just chilled out until we left at around 7:15 (pic 4).

I must say this nest site is quite lovely and I could only imagine the beautiful view with the golf course and park to look at. I’m sure they don’t appreciate that, but I wouldn’t mind putting my chair up there and enjoying the scenery. We had to leave at 7:15, but after the meal Atlas had, hopefully he didn’t feel like going anywhere.

Cheers,
Lucie


!!! Oshawa Adult falcons June 15th

June 15, 2015 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Some Photos from Ann Brokelman


!!! Banding Day At Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital - It’s a Boy

June 15, 2015 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Banding day was a great success! The Hospital staff and management really pulled together to make everything go smoothly. Their support and help to install a nest box for the female to lay her eggs was especially important this season as there have been many failed nest sites where no eggs hatched and production was low this year overall.

There were 4 eggs laid but only one has hatched likely because of the cold spring we had but the little chick is a very healthy boy.

The Hospital came up with a great name Atlas who weighed 750 grams big for a boy of 26 days old. His Canadian Band number is Y 18.

The fledge watch will start in about 10 days and we are looking for volunteers to help keep an eye on the little fellow during his first few flights so if you are interested in coming our to help support your baby falcon please contact us at head office at 416-481-1233.

We are working out details with the Hospital now to install a web cam and hope to do so in the fall so stay tuned for a real treat Oshawa.