The day after

June 02, 2020 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

A few after banding shots of the chicks and Mom.

Good Morning,
I have been checking on birds since banding and they all seem to be doing fine. At first I was concerned because everytime I checked mom was no where to be seen which for this mom was odd. This morning I came into work to find Mom feeding

Thank you,


Banding day at ADM Mills Port Colborne May 30th

May 30, 2020 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

Thanks to the safety support and nest reports from ADM mills staff Eric and Tamara CPF has yet another safe and successful banding completed for 2020.

CPF volunteers Cathy and Mark and ADM staff Eric and Tamara walked up gear and all 7 floors 14 flights of stairs to the nest level and extracted and banded four chicks today while Anne and I stayed on the ground and monitored the adults, tough job lol.

Anne and I watched as the adults took out their anger on a kettle of Turkey vultures who happened to choose the wrong time to float by the nest just as the chicks were being removed for banding. The adults were naturally agitated and in full protection mode. They both took off after the vultures separating and scattering the group. The male dove and struck at least two of them pushing all but one of group off to my right away from the nest while the female struck the other one who was now directly over the nest knocking it out of the sky and down to the roof top of the nest structure. I watched to see if the vulture would recover and saw wing flaps a couple times but nothing more from it so either it flew off the back of the roof out of my sight line, decided to just lay low until she settled down or had succumbed to injury, lesson learned for the turkey vultures ;)

There were so many bird species flying around and over the mill property so it was great to see that the food source for this family is quite varied and plentiful.

There were two females and two males all very healthy the youngest is 16 days and so cute Mark called him a pocket bird, to those who have ever seen these chicks up close you know what the means lol. The oldest is 22 days old. There are only 2 sites who produced 4 chicks this year this is one of those sites most have at least 1 unhatched egg.

Here is the banding information and names of each chick.

Female 570 grams 18 days old band Z over 51 named Nancy
Female 670 grams 19 days old band Z over 50 named Iris
Male 541 grams 22 days old band 19 over AW named Rufus
Male 440 grams 16 days old band 20 over AW named Mac

Tamara promised to keep us up to date on how the family is doing going forward and Eric said they would be happy to do a more formal banding to allow more staff to be invited next year if or when COVID-19 is no longer a threat.


4 Chicks Confirmed

May 21, 2020 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

Banding of the chicks is set for Noon May 30th. Stay tuned for banding information and photos.


Report from ADM Mills 3 chicks hatched

May 14, 2020 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

Afternoon,
Hopefully you can clearly see that there are 3 babies hatched. There is one more egg left. It is just in front of the 3 babies

Thank you
TAMMI


!!! 1st egg hatches at ADM mills Port Colborne.

May 11, 2020 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

There were 5 eggs laid but one went missing and now 1 hatched for sure.

Good Afternoon,
At 2:27 pm today one egg hatched. She is guarding them closely so I cannot tell if anymore are hatched. I am going for the day and will check on them tomorrow.

Thank you,

TAMMI FRETZ

5 Eggs now

April 13, 2020 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

Morning,
Somewhere between Thursday Apr 9 and this morning, (and going by trend I would say Saturday Morning) a fifth egg was laid. Not sure if this is the norm or if this is rare.

Thank you,

TAMMI FRETZ
Milling — ADM Carbohydrate Solutions
Archer Daniels Midland Company
ADM - Flour Mill and Bakery Mix Plant
1 King St., PO Box 310
Port Colborne ON. Canada L3K 5W1
905-835-4214
905-835-4230 (Fax)
ADM.COM


4 eggs at ADM Mills

April 04, 2020 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

Good Morning,
I am hoping this email finds you well. I am just emailing you to inform you that we have 4 eggs. The first to be laid on April 02 at 14:38. The next egg was Saturday April 4 sometime between 8 pm and 7 am on the 5th. The 3rd egg arrived somewhere from 330 Apr 06 and 7 am April 07. The fourth egg arrived somewhere from 330 pm April 08 and 7 am April 09. I will send regular picture so that you can see the progress, if you’d like. I can send smaller videos as well if you’d prefer that.

Thank you,

TAMMI FRETZ
Milling — ADM Carbohydrate Solutions
Archer Daniels Midland Company
ADM - Flour Mill and Bakery Mix Plant
1 King St., PO Box 310
Port Colborne ON. Canada L3K 5W1
905-835-4214
905-835-4230 (Fax)
ADM.COM


!!! 3 Fledge

June 26, 2019 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

Looks like on June 24th 3 falcons fledged. The 4th one (we believe the only female) was dead in the box.

!!! 4 checking out the view

June 24, 2019 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

Here’s a great shot of our 4 juvies on the nest ledge from a few days ago.


!!! 4 ready to go

June 21, 2019 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Doug Garbutt Reports:

Thanks to the volunteers at ADM, our 4 fledglings are being monitored. Since the birds were not banded we are not sure of the sexes. It looks like 3 males & 1 female, not sure. So far, no fledge but it looks like they’re not far off. We do have some pics.