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Canadian Peregrine Foundation » Port Colborne - ADM Mill

1 chick at ADM Mills banded

June 13, 2017 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

June 13 2017

only chick this year a big female named Gwen banded S 46

!!! We’re Back in Business

May 25, 2017 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

There have been a few years of frustration with the resident female Trillium who had a passion for eating her own eggs (more than 24 in about 4 years) thankfully she was driven away by 2 juvenile females last summer. The resident male (Buffalo Bill) is still here and the 2nd year Juvie who chased Trillium away & killed Red Bud from Kitchener in a violent battle last year is the new female here. We have not even given her a name yet. However we now have a successful  hatch. The young one appeared on about May 19th. There are also 2 more eggs in the nest. Our camera is pooched so it’s difficult to keep tabs on what’s going on but we will do our best.

Still no sign of Trillium

May 14, 2016 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

For the last few days there has been no sign of Trillium (the resident female here). However, the resident male Buffalo Bill has been courting daily & even mating with the young falcon that was in the fatal battle with Redbud. With any luck, perhaps this new female which appears to be a year old unbanded female will produce an egg or 2 this year. 

!!! Perhaps a Transition

May 10, 2016 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

Since the battle between the 2 young falcons reported in the last post, the resident female Trillium has only been seen once & it was at 7am May 9th. Since then, Buffalo Bill & the juvie with no bands (the one that had the battle with Red Bud) have been in the nest box frequently & exhibiting courtship behaviour & digging in the scrape.

!!! We need your help!

May 06, 2016 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

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

!!! Fight to death

May 04, 2016 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

!!! Fight to Death

May 04, 2016 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

So far this year we have seen 2 eggs laid by the resident female, Trillium. Both eggs have been broken, we didn’t witness how. The resident male is still Buffalo Bill. Today around 10:30am 2 Juvenile females appeared in our nest box. They had a battle inside the nest box which lasted for about 45 minutes and resulted in the death of one of the birds. The deceased bird has since been delivered to the CPF. The victor is still frequenting the box and we haven’t seen Trillium before or after the battle. 

!!! Call Guiness book of records (longest unsuccessfull incubation)

August 01, 2015 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

Today at 9am the resident female decided to consume the final egg in the nest box. This egg is at least 10 weeks old & bleached white from the sun, the last 2 weeks of +30 degrees temps must have really rotted the egg. After she broke the egg & ate it a swarm of flys covered the spot where the liquid layed on the stones. This falcon continues to look confused and not too sure of what to do. The resident male has not been seen in the nest box for a few weeks. It’s disturbing to watch the female so confused.

Failed nest

June 05, 2015 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

For the last 3 weeks, Trillium has been commited to incubating 1 lonely egg. 2 days ago she gave up & the egg sits in the box unincubated & so far uneaten. Disapointment again.

One egg missing, another appears

May 16, 2015 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

After losing an egg yesterday, Trillium has produced another to replace it! She seems dedicated to incubation & is rarely off the eggs (all 2 of them).