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Canadian Peregrine Foundation » Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

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?


MacGyver

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


MacGyver staying high!

July 28, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

MacGyver is flying well-keeping his altitude and perfecting those landings!  He chased his Dad and even made it back to the nest-  always a milestone!  Bruce & I watched him on that nest ledge most of the afternoon, mostly snoozing(as he really likes to do lol)-we thought he was going to roll off when he lay down with wing AND tail hanging over the ledge but he stayed balanced!  Bruce headed off and Irma joined me and we saw some good flying, a feed and of course, some more snoozing! Though I would have loved to get him banded, I am glad he has stayed high and safe- Jenna & Chester have done a good job with this one!  We are now winding down the fledge watch and I will be doing mostly spot checks for the next while.  I am looking forward to seeing some great flying and watching Mom & Dad teaching MacGyver his survival skills!


Hot, stormy day-but a good one!

July 27, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I arrived to find MacGyver had flown back to the nest bldg, down one floor.  Soon after Mom came over with breakfast-they had a lovely talk and then Mom left to let him eat!  He then lay down for a nap-something he does very well lol.  He stayed there til almost 3pm !!  Lucie and Bruce had joined me earlier, so I left for a bit of a break.  They reported shortly before 3 he flew off and over to the rooftop of ICICI-he missed the ledge and landed on the roof.  He popped up on the other side!  I arrived back just as he had flown back to the DeBeers rooftop!!  Wow!  Not great landings but keeping that altitude!!  Irma then joined us and Bruce went home.  It wasn’t long til he flew back to the ICICI rooftop.  We observed the parents flying around him, over and around–wasn’t sure what that was about, until we heard the thunder. Big drops started down as we ran for cover-we were very fortunate to have access to the DeBeers bldg and sat at the window at the back where we could see the ICICI bldg and watch MacGyver throughout the storm and boy did it storm.  Mom had landed on the rooftop with MacGyver and Dad was on the ledge below him.  He was on the very corner-Mom & Dad had been trying to get him safe.  But, as most kids do, he didn’t listen very well.  He stood facing out and it was pouring and oh so windy!!  Mom must’ve said something, as he went to turn to her and was blown over-down onto the rooftop!!  Lucky bird!  He did pop back up shortly after but now he hunkered down, just as his Mom was doing.  And that is how he stayed for the rest of the storm.  All good.  After shaking the water off, Mom flew over to the upper level.  Dad had already flown off.  So then MacGyver had a bit of fun flying back and forth, trying to land by Mom.  A few bats, a few misses and he made it!!  Ran screaming for Mom and off she flew over to the Sony sign lol.  So there he settled, high and dry, for the night!  All and all, a very good day!!

I am attaching a few pics that Lucie got today!


One never knows is right!! And boy was it a fledge!!

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

Cathy Kerr Reports:

What a day!  I arrived to find Mom, Dad but saw no baby on the ledge.  Hmm, sleeping like last night?  I sat to observe.  Mom & Dad weren’t worried- Dad even flew to nest ledge, looked down and popped down even-and out!  I sat below Mom-I put my bins on her and she was looking down at me lol. So I waited..but it didn’t feel right so I started making the rounds, checking the ledges, the grounds, shrubs , you name it.  And it was hot lol.  No sign.  I did that 3 or 4 times. Ugh.  It was almost noon now,I called Irma, she said she would be there in a flash. I headed out again, bins on ICICI west side, turned and there he was! On a rooftop of a house across the street! Called Irma back-found him! Called Bruce, who was on his way.  Thank goodness, as he started to fly from rooftop to rooftop to rooftop.  He finally flew back over to north side of the ICICI bldg-only 2 floors up.  Whew.  I was joined by Bruce & Irma and we were talking about old TV shows and we decided to call our little boy MacGyver! And his adventure wasn’t over!  Irma had just left, when people started pouring out of the building-fire alarm!!  Poor MacGyver-all those “aliens” and fire trucks and firemen!! He was a little startled at first but then just stretched and lay down lol!  He was a star!  Everyone was taking pictures and talking about him lol.  So, false alarm over, the “aliens” gone, he decided to fly back over to the roof tops! But he didn’t stay long and headed back to ICICI, round the back and ended up on the top of an evergreen tree!!  There he wobbled back and forth for  abit before heading over to the top of the parking garage!  And there he started to whine.  After a short bit, Mom came in with a bite to eat-I for one was surprised she fed him there but he was sure happy!  Mom and son had a lovely chat first before eating-so cute.  Mom sat on a light fixture in the middle of the parking garage rooftop while he ate.  She then flew over and sat near him, trying to convince him to fly.  No go.  Poor Mom & Dad, something alarmed them on the rooftop garage and they were screaming and diving at something!  It went on for quite some time and they were really rattled after that.  He stayed there for almost 4 hours and they were not happy about it.  Finally, at 8:20 he mustered up the courage to fly and he went over to ICICI, batted and slid down onto the 10th floor ledge, not a pretty landing but he made hight and did well.  Happy parents, happy fledge watchers-Irma & I were cheering-we even had a few people in the parking lot clapping!!! All in all, a good day!!

Its really late, I have a ton of pics from today..I have singled a bunch out-I usually pair them down but, well, I am too tired lol.  So here’s a bunch.  The adult in the pics is Mom Jenna!


Day One-food, more food and vultures!

July 25, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

The day started damp & cool, believe it or not. Our baby did not do too much other than whine for food ALL morning.  He did finally flap and hop abit in a little fit, so they gave in and fed him at noon.  Then it was a food coma for most of the afternoon–too hot for anything else!    Bruce gave me a break from the heat for a couple of hours and watched him sleep mostly–little bit of flapping but that was it lol.  Irma joined us at 5 and Bruce headed home.  Things were quiet, so we couldn’t believe it when Mom brought him MORE food around 530!!  We didn’t see him for the longest time and I guess Mom was wondering too as she flew over and into the nest–a few minutes later she emerged with food in beak, took it to 150 and ate !  We thought the little one hadn’t eaten until he popped up–with the hugest crop!!  He wasn’t up for long before down into the nest he went…and we did not see him again lol.  Two poor vultures made the wrong decision to try and travel thru-while Dad chased one off to the southeast, Mom took care of the other.  And that poor thing didn’t know which way to go and Mom sure smacked it down, a few times, until it figured out go east!!  And off it went to meet up with his buddy way off to go way, way around lol

As we were packing up to leave, Mom went over to check on her baby, or maybe just to say good night lol.  He still didn’t pop up lol. Think we all will be surprised if he goes tomorrow but one never knows…..