!!! 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.

Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

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 O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch.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

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: