And its 3 eggs for Jenna & Chester!!

June 07, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

It’s 3(!!!) eggs for Jenna and Chester!!! My son and I popped up this afternoon to check and Dad was on the eggs, so he left as soon as I popped my head over! Gave us a nice view of 3 beautiful eggs.  Hoping for a hatch in the next week!! Fingers crossed!


It’s late but its a second clutch for Jenna & Chester!!

May 28, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Well am I glad I was wrong!!!  Its very late but Jenna is down on a second clutch!!  She wouldn’t budge, as usual, so don’t know how many eggs yet.  Hoping for the best for these two this time around!  Stay tuned…….


Jenna Chester

No good news…

May 13, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I went up to check the rooftop last week and found no new nest unfortunately….I had only seen one adult all week so I was holding out hope that perhaps they had chosen the original nest building for the second clutch but alas, on my way into work this morning I saw two adults on the letters.  And since normally once Jenna lays her eggs, they usually don’t leave them, esp. since  it was a very cold, rainy and windy  morning, I don’t think it looks like we will have any babies this year.  It will be the first year since we started watching this nest that it has failed to produce at least one youngster.  I will really miss my fledge watch here but I will continue to watch the comings and goings of this beautiful pair

Sad news, first clutch fails…

May 03, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I went up Monday to check for a hatch and found only one egg, kicked to the side and the other missing. Also missing, Jenna and Chester. Was the stress from the intruder too much? Jenna too old? Environmental factors? Guess we’ll never know.  But I also know that they have re clutched before… And since one egg was missing (females will eat the unfertilized egg for the calcium for a re clutch) I was hopeful. So I headed over early before work Tuesday morning and there was two adults, male banded, couldn’t see female legs.. I am fairly confident (extremely hopeful) it’s them! And before I knew it, Dad was off and mating with Mom! There is still hope for this nest this year… I will head up to check it out next week. Fingers crossed


Eggs and Intruder!!

April 28, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Update from Amexon /Don Mills. I have been keeping an eye on the nest site over the past month. And for the past 3 weeks there has been an intruder around the nest! Now I can’t say for sure that it is the same bird but… Chester has quite regularly dispatched it out of the area but it(or perhaps another) keeps coming back. Yesterday Lucie joined me to start my hatch watch and yep, intruder joined us too! We had a “birds eye” view of the drama and, as Jenna joined Chester in chasing it off, we got to see the eggs! We have 2! Hopefully soon 2 fluffy bobble heads…. And no more intruders!! Fingers crossed


!!! And a new season begins!!!

March 29, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I am happy to report that Jenna and Chester have a least one egg! I have been watching them mating over the past week or more so we headed up to check and found Jenna brooding. She refused to budge for us to check how many…time will tell. Stay tuned….


Jenna Jenna Jenna Chester

Good News from Don Mills

March 24, 2019 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Marion Nash Reports:

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!!!

!!! 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 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

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

Female-GIGI
band Z21

William Osler Hospital

Male-Indy
band X14

May 23rd 2018
Windsor Ambassador Bridge

Male-Hermes
band Y59

May 24th 2018
Hamilton Sheraton Hotel

Male-Lawrence
band
Y50

Male-Ainslie
band Y51

Male-Gage
band Y52

Male-Lisgar
band Y60

May 25th 2018
Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital

Female-Ripley
band Z22

Burlington Lift Bridge

Male-Cooper
band Y61

Male-Jackson
band X13

May 29th 2018
220 Duncan Mill Rd.

Male- Thor
band X83

Male-TT
band X84

Male- Loki
band X85

Male- Velcro
band X87

June 5th 2018
Canada Square

Male-Petrus
band X95

Male-Bart
band X97

Male-Ricklin
band R14

June 5th 2018
Rogers Centre

Female-Diamond
band Z23

Male-Grand Slam
Band Z24

Male-Homer
Band X94

June 5th 2018
Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel

Male- Geoff
Band X15

Male-Sheraton
Band X92

Male-Sun
Band X93

June 6th

OPG Pickering

Female- Millidarry
Band Z25

Female-Candu
Band Z26

Male- Chadwick
Band R15

Male-Cobalt
Band Z27

June 6th 2018
Scarborough Yellow Pages

Male-Alfa
Band R16

Female-Sierra
Band Z67

June 8th 2018
ADM Mills Port Colborne

Female- Mongolia
Band Z59

Male-Brandon
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

Female-Eos
Band Z39

Female- Sadie
Band Z40

Male-Monarch
Band X12

Male-Mercury
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

Banding Day has a star wars theam

June 02, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Marion Nash Reports:

June 2nd 2017

It’s a boy & girl for Jenna & Chester!!

Another fun banding day at Don Mills/Amexon! Our wonderful rockclimber John did another stellar job at getting our babies safely out of the nest and keeping Jenna & Chester at bay while their kids were off nest! Marion, Mark & Mark Heaton got our little ones properly weighed and banded. We have a boy & girl-named Luke & Leia! They are beautiful and very healthy. Fledge watch starts around the 16th of June!! May the force be with these two :)

Boy-named Luke, blue tape, banded Y44, 625 grams
Girl-named Leia, red tape, banded Z12, 830 grams

Pictures to come