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 O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch.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

3 girls and 1 boy

May 29, 2017 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

May 29th 2017

While most sites have more boys this year Lakeridge has the girls. 4 healthy chicks banded today.

Female named Melman band Z 04 white tape
Female named Elise band Z 02 green tape
Female named Thumper band Z 03 Red tape
Male named Oswald band Y 38 Yellow tape.

2 weeks to fledge.

Banding Day

May 01, 2017 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

May 1st 2017

Banding day has been set for May 29th 2:00 PM.

!!! 4 eggs for Oshawa

April 21, 2017 - Oshawa - Lakeridge Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

April 21/2017
According to Ernie from Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital the first egg was laid on March 31, the 4th (last) egg was laid on April 7th.

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


!!! 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

!!! 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……….