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!!! Answers to some of your questions. What will happen at this nest site?

June 26, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Hello All
In an effort to answer the many questions that have been coming in with regards to what will happen at this this nest site.
Yes, it is possible (and very likely) that Diana will attract a new mate, as historically when a resident adult is displaced, - killed or gone missing, it’s not long before a new suitor is observed on site. There is roving group of available peregrines that are always on the watch for available mates and territories, and it’s typically not very long before one will show up on site.

While the news of Connors disappearance is sad indeed, keep your eyes to the sky as it won’t be long before another suitor shows up.
Stay tuned…………

Diana doing well, still occupying the territory and nest site.

June 22, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Good afternoon everyone,
(Friday, June 22, 2012)

(12:10 p.m.) Diana is perched on the ledge of the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel rooftop. She is in between the 4th and 5th SE pillars and is looking inside the next ledge.
(1:00 p.m.) As I pass by the hotel again I notice that she is near the 5th SE pillar and is sitting inside looking out towards the east of the city. It pains me to see her alone atop her urban cliff. I hope that we can find out what happened to her mate Connor.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
N. McKenna

!!! Lone adult remains on territory.

June 18, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Good afternoon everyone,
(Monday, June 18, 2012) — 12: 10 p.m.
I was walking up Kent Street and looked over towards the Delta Ottawa City Centre rooftop. An adult was sitting inside the ledge near the 5th SE pillar looking out towards the east. I felt bittersweet seeing the falcon alone, waiting for its mate to return.
(Monday, June 18, 2012) — 1:00 p.m.

I’m walking towards the hotel and hear the distinctive cry of the peregrine falcon. I’m hoping that Connor has returned safe and sound but alas it is the same (presumably Diana) taking flight from the 5th SE pillar section hovering above Albert Street and gracefully landing on the SW corner of the hotel rooftop. She is keeping watch from her urban cliff.

Take care,
N. McKenna

!!! Failed nest site, missing resident adult, and Diana holds the Delta Hotel territory.

June 13, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

(Wednesday, June 13, 2012) — 4:40 p.m. — As I was walking up Wellington Street; I looked up and observed an adult falcon flying over St. Andrews Church heading towards the NE of the city. It was such a quick fly by that I could not possibly say if it was Connor or Diana.

I hope that Connor is found safe and sound. It has been such an exhilarating experience watching him tame the skies above the downtown core. Both Connor and Horizon hold a special place in all our hearts and for me they have nourished my profound admiration for these magnificent birds of prey.

Take care,
N. McKenna

!!! Ottawa hatch! 2 hatchlings found! One already fledged at new nest site! Ottawa Delta failed again this year.

June 16, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

June 16th - 2012
We have just been told the new Ottawa nest on a 10-storey building on Heron Road has been successful! 2 hatchlings found!
Reported:
We found out about two chicks at a new Ottawa location on Wednesday, and one began flying Friday, so we’re scrambling over here!
Anouk Hoedeman

!!! Ottawa nest site update.

June 01, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

June 1st - 2012
While it appears that the Ottawa Delta peregrines may not have a hatch this year, we all still have our fingers crossed that it still may happen. They are now closing on 35 days of incubation, and its getting down to the wire as they say.

On another note, as you know, the old nest box located on the Prescott-Ogdensburg bridge was relocated from the Canadian side of the bridge last year and moved to the Ogdensburg USA side.
The resident territorial adult female named “Zanar” - (who was produced at the Crowne Plazza hotel in Ottawa in 2004) was successful in attracting a new mate this spring and there is good news. The pair have been successful in hatching several of their eggs this season and have new hatchlings in nest box!

Got a view.

May 31, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Good morning everyone,
(Thursday, May 31, 2012 — 7:10-7:25 a.m.)

Timing is everything! I was walking up Lyon Street when I observed the reflection of an adult in the mirrored Constitution Square Building , Tower 1. It was stretching its legs on the SE corner of the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel rooftop. After a few stretches it began to preen. The adult then took a short flight to the SW corner of the hotel rooftop. It began meticulously preening again and was inching towards the section in between the SE and SW corners. I thought that a morsel of food might be hidden within the open section but eating at the present time was not on the agenda. After a good 15 minutes of preening and stretching the falcon took to the skies and was observed hovering high above Lyon Street taking in the strong wind currents. The falcon suddenly took off towards LeBreton Flats. It might have spotted a potential prey in the distance. I kept observing the falcon until it was out of sight.

Take care,
N. McKenna

Zanar From Ottawa 2004 Has 4 Eggs

May 20, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

Frank Butson Reports:

New York - Prescott-Ogdensburg Bridge

CPF Postmaster Reports:

May 10th - 2012
We have received some interesting news from Mary Beth in NY USA
She writes:

I have good news-Zanar has produced four eggs in the nest box and has a handsome new mate, who has not been banded. The box was relocated to the US side last fall because of the deck project.
The crew also added two sheets of 8×4 plywood in front of the box to allow for more walking room. I hope it helps. The crew will be checking for chicks next week.
I’ll let you know what I find.
Hope you have a great season.
Talk to you soon.
best,
Mary Beth Warburton - N.Y. USA

CPF note: Zanar had lost her mate earlier this year. We are thrilled to hear she has found a new mate and that they have laid eggs!

Incubation continues.

May 03, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Good morning,
(Thursday, May 3, 2012) — 4:30 p.m. — A lone falcon is perched on the SW corner of the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel rooftop.
Take care,
N. McKenna

Monitoring continues

May 03, 2012 - Ottawa - Delta Ottawa City Centre

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Good morning everyone,
(Thursday) May 3, 2012 — (7:05-7:25 a.m.)
It takes two to watch a home/nest. As I walk up Lyon Street I can see Connor’s sleek silhouette on the NW corner of the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel rooftop. I walk over to Albert Street in the hopes that Diana might be perched on the east side. I’m about to head up Kent Street when Diana comes in from the north and lands on the SW corner of the hotel rooftop. She “walks” inside the rooftop then comes back to her perch. I backtrack and find that Connor has left the rooftop. I observe Diana preening on another overcast morning in Ottawa. She appears to be settled in for awhile as I head to work.
Take care,
N. McKenna