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Canadian Peregrine Foundation » Toronto - Don Mills

Banding Day

May 01, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

May 1st 2017

Banding Day has been set for June 1st at 9:30 AM.

Easter Weekend No Bunny visit But Turkey Vulture stops by.

April 16, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Ann Brokelman Reports:

Sunday April 16th

I arrived at 145
Quest was on eggs
Mystery was sitting outside the nest box
I took a few shots from parking lot

Went to the front of building and mystery started to scream at me.
Suddenly quest took off
Mystery continued to scream
At this time I was across the road at front of harlequin
Mystery went crazy screaming
Finally I looked behind me to see a slow moving turkey vulture taking its time across the sky. By the time I turned around mystery was on that TV so fast my head spun.
Mystery Quickly escorted him away and quest went back on nest box.
This was only 5 min
High winds
Rain falling

I was speechless

Mystery is staying very close to quest
Even now just above harlequin

3 perhaps even 4 eggs

April 13, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

April 13th
snap shot of eggs today.

2 eegs now.

April 09, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

there are 2 eggs now.

Mistery Man

April 08, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Ann Brokelman Reports:

April 8th

I arrived to see quest tucked in to her nesting box. No sign of Mystery Man. Texted Marion when Quest went flying fast out of box and MM arrived on roof of Harlequin.
I moved my car to the east side in time to see MM and Quest Mating. MM went directly to the nesting box while Quest preened and relaxed on roof.
Went back to the front of building and had a great look at MM and was able to get some lovely facial shots. Quest came back on nest and MM was bowing to her.
Quest when into box and MM took off like a bat out of hell.
I was able to confirm that MM has no bands. As he flew directly to me.
MM then went on the nesting building and preened. A poop shot showed the one leg completely with no band.

Mystery Man is stunning. Fast and so far very quiet. Quest on the other hand is screaming at him non stop.

A few photos.


Both in nest

April 08, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

April 8th

Quest and her mate in box. The male is confirmed by Ann who is on site to have no bands so is likely the same male that showed up last year at fledge.

!!! Quest has first egg

April 07, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

April 7th
Quest laid her first egg April 7th.

Quest in the nest

March 30, 2017 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

Snap shot of Quest today. No eggs yet keep watching.

!!! Sad News To Report

August 04, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

A report came in to the OMNRF office to Mark Heaton that a Peregrine Falcon was found dead on Crossbow Cres. Toronto in the Victoria Park and Sheppard area August 1st. Unfortunately the bands reported was Y over 27 who we all know as Jet. He was found at the curb so he may have been hit by a car. He was to be picked up by animal services that day.

So far no other reports on any of the other fledglings since the new unbanded male showed up on site.

Quest update

July 24, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills

Cathy Kerr Reports:

On the way home from my spot checks at ICICI, I have been dropping by Harlequin to see if I could find anyone home. Yesterday, not a bird in sight.  So quiet :( .  This morning I found an adult peregrine on the Thales building(the only one around).  I didn’t think it was Quest, but I took some pics(he didn’t cooperate and show me his legs lol) and sent them off to Mark for confirmation.  Mark agreed.  A few hours later, Mark contacted me-Quest was on the cam, in the nestbox preening!  I hopped in the car and headed over.  And there she was!  And the unbanded male was still on the Thales building.  Unfortuanately, no juvies were seen :(

I snapped a few pics of Quest(she is so photogenic lol) and observed for a bit.  She started squeeing softly at first.  Then got a bit louder.  This went on for a bit-was she calling the kids?  The New Guy(NG)?  Finally she flew over to 240, first to Kendal’s corner, then to the SE corner of the building where a meal was waiting for her.  She called and NG answered, then she ate.  When she finished, she flew back to the nestbox and NG flew over and sat across from her on the Harlequin building.  Quest then started echuping, and NG called softly back.  So, I guess the courting has started!

The first 3 pics are of NG, the rest are Quest!