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 O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch.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

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

Banding Day is set

May 25, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Marion Nash Reports:

May 25th 2017

Banding day is set for June 2nd 11:00 AM. Stay tuned for photos and info.

It’s 2 babies for Jenna & Chester!!!

May 16, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Irma & I are happy to report we have 2 hatchlings!!  We have been up to check a few times but our parents would not budge to give us a peek!  Until Tuesday..we waited Jenna out and she finally hopped off her babies to come check us out!  I snapped a few pics of her and when she hopped back down, I beelined it up the ladder and got a look and a couple of pics of our two chicks!  Fledge watch begins in about a month!!

Our boy Lucky, aka Superman, has been spotted!!

November 06, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Lucky, from the 2013 clutch of Chester and Jenna, has been spotted having a lovely bath down at Colonel Sam Smith Park by Nancy Barrett and Adam Solomon!  They took some great pics of him, which I have shared here.

He has grown into a really beautiful peregrine!!

Thank you again to Nancy & Adam!

MacGyver’s on his way-Jenna & Chester doing well!

September 26, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I am late reporting this(life gets in the way lol).  MacGyver left the area sometime around the end of September–I only saw Jenna, Chester and the resident ground hog!  All the best to our boy–have a good life !

Jenna & Chester continue to hold their territory.  I normally see them on and off all winter-hope this year is no different!

The new sign is up!  I ran into one of our friends at ICICI and he told me the sign guys were quite appalled at the amount of carcasses that came raining down when they removed the old sign LOL!!  Chester always loves his staches….

Is it April yet?


September 09, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

As I work close by, I get to see our family almost every day, even if its just a sighting driving by.  I went over yesterday and spent a little time there as I had been busy all long weekend and my last definate viewing of MacGyver was last Wednesday.  I found Jenna and Chester right away on the ICICI building and no sign of MacGyver.  I saw that work had commenced on replacing the INFOR sign and mom & dad were keeping a close eye on that!  Chester flew off and I swore I heard MacGyver but without a visual, no confirmation.  So I dropped by, with camera, this morning on my way to work and found a peregrine flying about and when it landed on the ICICI sign, confirmed by sight and then picture, it was indeed MacGyver!  He then proceeded to enjoy his breakfast!  I was happy-all good with this little family!  I hope to have some time soon to watch him some more before Mom & Dad send him on his way–if the past is any indication, he should be around for another month or so, esp. since he was a late hatch!!

MacGyver looking good!

December 31, 1969 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I am keeping an eye on our little man-saw him and his Mom during the storm earlier this week, hunkered down on the ICICI sign!  He had learned his lesson from early in his first flights lol.  Today I had only a short bit to watch, and at first found noone.  I was just about to leave when Jenna flew in and settled on the “N” on Sony sign.  Minutes later, MacGyver flew from ICICI building over to above the nest ledge! I got a couple of pics and he is looking great!!!  Jenna & Chester are doing a great job -way to go MacGyver!!!

Bunnies, ground hogs, gulls…and finally a peregrine!!

August 06, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Update on MacGyver! He is doing just great! I have seen him most days this week-tho missed him Thursday & Friday. So I set out tonight determined to catch a glimpse of him! I saw bunnies & ground hog, gulls..and Bruce even dropped by lol!! He went on a walkabout(and found Mom, hunting) to look for our wayward boy but I stayed back. As I knew from previous years that the family always came back to ICICI. And our boy did not disapoint me-he actually flew in onto the “S” of the Sony sign! He looked great-and quite pleased with himself lol!! Milestone reached-well done MacGyver !   Jenna & Chester are doing a good job with their only child!

Weekend spot checks finds MacGyver well!

August 01, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Numerous spot checks by myself and Bruce have found MacGyver doing well!  He still is enjoying the rooftops–I am waiting for him to make the letters like his parents.  While I was there last night, he was screaming and whining.  Mom and Dad were there, swooping him from time to time, trying to get him to fly I suspected. And it finally worked and off he flew, screaming the whole time lol. He landed finally on the ICICI building again and there I left him. At least I got to see him in the sky this time lol