Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

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 O’Connor the adult female has been replaced by a new female who although did lay eggs they did failed to hatch.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

June 23 2017

June 25, 2017 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

First Fledge of the 2017.

First of the two hatchlings has fledged sometime on June 23rd.  Volunteers on the search and waiting for her to pop her head up.  Second bird still on the ledge. Adults are high in the area and keeping on the nest territory.

Problems with our website so please forgive. Postings will be far apart and will try to post the site opens up to access. Please try our FB page, but info is limited there.

Anyone seeing a strange bird, with  leg bands on the ground or a balcony, in the downtown core, pls contact our head office.

!!! Sheraton Centre Toronto

June 13, 2017 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

June 13 2017,  Zo and his nest mate.  Snoozing early morning.

2 chicks banded today

June 02, 2017 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Although we thought we say 3 chicks in the beginning there were only 2 this year. Both chicks were healthy males. Lots of boys this year.

We named one of the boys Zoe after a long time CPF volunteer fledge watch member who as passed away Fly strong Zoe.
the other boy is being named by the hotel staff and we are waiting on their submission.

Male named Zoe band Y 43 Red tape
Male name to come band Y 42 blue tape.

!!! Sheraton Centre Toronto

May 27, 2017 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

Sorry we’ve been having problems with out website with “hit or miss” postings.

Rhea Mae and Tiago have two chicks this year.

Banding Date:

June 1st, 2017

1:00 p.m.

43rd Floor  Pinnacle Room

Toronto Sheraton Centre

123 Queen St. West

2 eggs now

April 07, 2017 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

We now have 2 eggs at Sheraton. Photo to come.

Still Home and Napping

July 14, 2016 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Harry Crawford Reports:

Let sleeping birds lie.  Singleton is still at home and taking a nap in the incredible heat.  It is almost 3pm.

Mom and Son on Ledge

July 14, 2016 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Harry Crawford Reports:

Just before noon today, both Rhea Mae and Singleton appeared on the Sheraton nest ledge.

!!! Singleton Seen and Confirmed

July 13, 2016 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Harry Crawford Reports:

Before 8am, I spotted who I thought was Singleton, just south of the
Sheraton Centre.  I still couldn’t confirm it was him.  A bit later, he was
seen on an adjacent building with Tiago.  Rhea-Mae was on the Sheraton nest
ledge.  He spent nearly an hour in that location before taking off.  He
looks good.  I would still like to see how his landings are.

Singleton, has not been seen for a day

July 12, 2016 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Linda Woods Reports:

Singleton, the single hatch of Rhea Mae and Tiago, has not been positively seen for a day now.  Yesterday he was doing well, staying high with both Rhea Mae and Tiago in attendance. Evening of  July 11th, he was last seen high on a near by roof top and disappeared out of view.

Rhea Mae and Tiago, aren’t showing any indication that they don’t know where he is and are staying close to the Sheraton. He’s out there somewhere. Just have to wait till he pops his head up.

We’ll continue to watch for him.