Update Yellow Pages

June 25, 2019 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Marion Nash Reports:

Mark checked the site on June 21st and again on June 24th there still 4 eggs but no hatch as of yet.

!!! Scarborough second clutch of eggs still being incubated

June 14, 2019 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Mark Nash Reports:

June 14th - 2019
A quick update on the Linn at the Scarborough nest site. Incubation continues with her second clutch of 4 eggs.
With some blustery cool winds, (and still some very unreasonable cool temps), Linn was still down hard on incubation duties and her mate was still very much providing air cover during my visit today.
Stay tuned, and we’ll do another check next week to see if there has been a hatch.

!!! If at first you don’t succeed,, try , try again! A second clutch!! :-))

June 07, 2019 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Mark Nash Reports:

June 7th - 2019

Despite the fact that the pairs first clutch of eggs had earlier failed,,, there is no reason to stop trying,, and so it is for the Scarborough Milner nest pair!

Today’s check-in visit yielded some very good news indeed with presence of a second clutch of 4 eggs!!
Yeeee gads …. we’re going to doing fledge watches and bandingss all summer long!!!
Stay tuned, as it would seem that Linn and her mate is not quitters!!

!!! Linn is still very much on site,, and still very much in charge!!! Sadly, only one egg :-(

May 10, 2019 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Mark Nash Reports:

May 10th 2019
Well, I have some both good news and some bad news to report today after visiting the Scarborough nest site this afternoon.

First the good news,, I met an old friend again this afternoon at the Scarborough nest site, and was greeted by Linn, the long standing resident adult female, hatched in Rochester NY at the old Kodak nest site, banded Black 91 over Green V.

After a very brief re-introduction and with the resident adult male stooping and diving only inches from my head,, Linn joined him as she came up from the nest ledge and quickly landed on the upper retaining wall ledge. Without missing a wing-beat, she quickly ran down the ledge towards me,, (or should I say at me) in an effort to shew me away,, at it worked!!

It only took a second for me to realize that she meant serious business and was not in the mood to entertain houseguests and I managed to get out of her way as she was only inches away from my face!! Linn is a no-nonsense full body contact gal!!

I was able to snap a single photo of the nest nedge, and saw only one egg, (that the adult male was incubating at the time).

The not so good news, is ofcourse only one egg was present. It might appear that the unusual (un-seasonal cold damp rainy spring has taken its toll on a number of southern Ontario nest sites this year),, with little to no production of eggs and failed nest sites altogether that we have been recording so far this spring.

Unfortunately, I was not able to identify the resident adult male, as he never stopped stooping at me the entire visit, and with Linn on the pursuit, I wasn’t hanging around!!

Enjoy the photos, the best I could do under the circumstance……… DUCK!!! and I don’t mean quack quack!!

Yellow Pages Falcons seen on site

March 24, 2019 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Marion Nash Reports:

There is some good news to report from the Yellow pages nest site. Our fear was that the resident pair had abandoned the site as a result of the length of time it took to remove the the huge Yellow pages signs at the top of the Milner building, as the resident adults had not been seen for months shortly after the sign removal started and since the sign removal had been completed.

Observations today yielded some great news, as two adult peregrines were back on site and very active in and around the upper elevations and ledges of the Milner nest building! Copulation was also witnessed on several occasions throughout the time that I was on site watching!

While it was impossible to identify the identity of the adult peregrines with the low powered binoculars in hand, it was quite obvious that the pair were pretty serious about their intentions, and it would appear like they have selected the same nesting ledge on the building that they hatched their eggs on last year! :-)

Sorry, no pictures this go-round…..

But spring is in the air, finally!!!

!!! Don Mills and Eglinton nest site good news!

March 15, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Mark Nash Reports:

March 16/2019
There is some good news to report from the Don Mills nest site! Despite the change of the large signs on the 250 Ferrand site nest building, both adult peregrines were very active in and around the two office tower upper elevations, and seem to adopted quite well to the sign changes.

Once again, no confirmation as to whom the adults are as yet,, but it would appear that things are also looking pretty good for the grins at Don Mills and Eglinton nest site.

Spring is in the air, finally!!!

Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

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

Yellow Pages Fledge watch

June 17, 2017 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Marion Nash Reports:

Should begin the fledge watch on Monday June 19th looking fro volunteer help. Please contact Marion at 416-481-1233 or marion@peregrine-foundation.ca

!!! Another successful banding day

June 02, 2017 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Marion Nash Reports:

June 2nd 2017

3 boys and a girl for Scarborough.

Female- Named Wonder Woman band Z 13 red tape
Male-named Zisman band Y 45 Blue tape
Male- named Cezar band Y 46 Yellow tape
Male- named Luis band Y 47 White tape

All chicks are very healthy. Like most sites this year we have more boys than girls. the chicks are 19 to 21 days old today so the oldest chick should take flight in about 2 weeks fledge watch should start about June 14th.

1 hatch on or about May 13th

May 14, 2017 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Marion Nash Reports:

got a quick snap shoot of 1 chick hatch so far.