Likely nest activity

April 01, 2020 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Harry Crawford Reports:

At just before 11am as I approached from the north, a peregrine flew into
the nest ledge.  It left a few minutes later and then came back after 10
minutes with food and left it in an adjacent ledge and took off again.  It
looks like this site is active again this year.

Interestingly, I spotted Hunter on the west side of the CIBC building at
Yonge & Bloor around 4 pm yesterday.  Doing well for an old bird.

Hunter is home

January 20, 2020 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Harry Crawford Reports:

This is 5:15pm and I have Hunter on the south side of the CIBC building.
He was here in the same spot and time yesterday and was with Ariel at the
same location a few days before that.  This is significant because Hunter
hasn’t been seen in the area for close to a month.  He is 21 now and I was
a bit concerned.  Some aerial activity has been seen southeast of Yonge &
Bloor so they may be hanging around the new condos in the area.

Toronto Sheraton/ Mt. Sinai/ King St

July 08, 2019 - Toronto - King Street

Linda Woods Reports:

July 8th early evening.
Did a spot check on the Sheraton and only saw one peregrine. Can’t be sure if it was a juvie, sitting on the north/west corner of a building at Queen and Bay St.
I took a quick look around Mt.Sinai area and didn’t see any activity. They all must be out flying around with the Adults.

King St.
One adult on the south service area of 18 King St, cleaning prey. Later it was seen on the north east corner of the Dynamic building. I still think it’s Stormin and Chaos coming to this area. I was hoping to see perhaps Quinn or Bonvoy follow Stormin over to King St., have to wait and see if that happens.

MOUNT SINAI Tracy reports

July 05, 2019 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

A brief update on our injured juvenile rescued at the Sick Kids Foundation off of their balcony. X-rays show no fractures and he is responding well to pain management and inflammation treatment. Looks like this little man might be going home soon if all goes well. Thank you to everyone involved in his rescue. Looks like he may get a second chance thanks to all of you. Fingers crossed!! We’ll know more later today.

MOUNT SINAI

July 03, 2019 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Yesterday I got a call that there was a report of a peregrine on a balcony on University Avenue in need of a rescue with a possible injury. After coordinating with Bruce I headed down to see what I could find at the location. The site was just a few buildings away on the east side of University and after heading up to the suite, absolutely there was a juvenile falcon on the balcony. As I approached the windows, the tinting hiding my approach, I was able to get a good look at the bird without alerting it and it did shows signs of trouble with its left wing. I decided a rescue was in order. This is an inaccessible balcony that presented a challenge for a rescue. The security guard unlocked the door for me to get out to the bird. That was the easy part. I then had a one foot opening between a cubicle wall and an almost 4 foot high filing cabinet that would get me into the one and a half foot wide space between the back of the cubicle and the door to the balcony. Working on a farm I scramble up lots of things and into lots of weird places and so with the blessing of the tenants, up onto the filing cabinet I hopped and then lowered myself down into the gap. I didn’t want to spook the bird into the air and into trouble as it really needed to get looked at by a vet to be sure of its wing condition. I took a breath and put my hastily made plan into action. I walked out the door just plain as day and the bird was on edge. I quickly strode between him and escape to the air and he did exactly what I’d hoped. He flew over towards the corner and the rest is history. Into the carrier he went. It took a few minutes to extract myself from the gap and then off to the CPF Raptor Centre for a night of rest before a visit to TWC for a health check. I took him in this morning and I am awaiting results that I will share once I get them in. It is a little male and he is one of the Mount Sinai birds. Our goal is to assess him quickly, make a well organized plan for care and get him back to his family as quickly as possible. The longer he is gone the further behind he gets in his training. One excellent thing of note is that he is an absolute tiger. His attitude is not typical of the boys where once caught they tend to surrender. Not this one!! He bit out and lashed out all the live long day. He attacked the towel, the carrier and me and that is exactly how he needs to be in the peregrine world. More to come tomorrow, let’s all wish him well.

MOUNT SINAI Tracy reports

June 27, 2019 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Tracy Simpson Reports:

For the past two evenings I have gone down to Mount Sinai to check in on the family of four and their progress. I can tell you that all four are flying exceptionally well.The most recent to fledge is still working out the details of flight. The landings are OK, the flights are still butterfly like and the best part is that the fledgling is maintaining altitude whilst learning. The other three have been out for a while. The first to fledge is very apparent when you’re down on site watching. This little one is quite the daredevil. He has given me a heart attack at least twice over the past two days by flying through the gap between Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret. That little alleyway isn’t that big and there are obstacles in the alleyway that you can’t see until you’re in it. But seeing as it has navigated this well at least four times it is now become a game for this young one. I don’t find it funny or amusing at all. The most interesting thing is that every night the resident female, her identity is still yet to be confirmed, rounds all of the kids up and brings them to the east facing side of the hospital for bed. Last night I had three juveniles on the ledges and the fourth was somewhere on the west side. The female took off and headed around behind the hospital and came out on the northside chasing a juvenile. She chased it, steered it and harassed it until it flew back to the hospital for bed. This is obviously the most experienced of the four based on its flight. Not only was it doing a good job of giving the female a hard time it also came around the south side of the hospital, did a short stoop and then did what we call a J up into one of the cubbyholes on the east face. Now that’s flying! Given all that I’ve seen at this site we have scaled it back to spot checks now and feel very confident that the family is doing well. I’m not sure who the individual was, I saw the posted comment today but can’t remember who posted it, but this fan of the birds was downtown today and was lucky enough to witness a game of tag being loudly played among the three most experienced flyers. Awesome observation and please do keep them coming! Congratulations Mount Sinai!!

MOUNT SINAI UPDATE

June 20, 2019 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Bruce continues to have ledge huggers. None of his four chicks have fledged yet and they are so ready. Hopefully when they do they do it one at a time and in a sane and orderly fashion. History tells us though that Bruce will be cross eyed by the end of it all. If anyone is passing through the downtown core please stop by Mount Sinai and give Bruce a break or some help or a snack or something. He’s gonna need it. Don’t worry Bruce, we’ve got your back!!

Tracy Reports on Mt Sinai

June 17, 2019 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

MOUNT SINAI UPDATE - It would seem that sleep deprivation has gotten the better of me. I thought that I had a juvenile fledged at Mount Sinai last night but it turns out that it was echo. What we have discovered though is that there are not 2 chicks at Mount Sinai but 4 and they are ready to go!! Bruce is down there now and has all 4 up and to the edge. Looks like auditory illusion on my part but worth the trip as we now have proper head count and a check on age. Bruce is sure that the next day or two the first will go.

2 chicks reported by Bruce

June 16, 2019 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Marion Nash Reports:

Bruch was able to confirm 2 chicks on ledge at Mt. Sinai Hospital today. Not fledged yet but soon.

!!! Hand Off of the ledge

April 02, 2019 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital

Linda Woods Reports:

Midday today the male came to the ledge and the female appeared from the back of the nest ledge. I think we have eggs! The female flew off and the male took up his position and disappeared into the nest ledge. A clear hand off of the nest, and a good indication the presence of eggs.