Another Update on Marriott

August 25, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Well it looks like Marriott has found a travel companion I hope;) Here is an update sent in yesterday. Thanks Terri for the report and a big thank you to Ron for the beautiful photos.

Hi Marion

This is Terri Martin

I am requesting an ID on a band Peregrine Falcon I saw at Halls Road in Ajax on August 21 2020

The band is on the left leg and it is all black the letter are 06 AW on the other leg is a piece of yellow tape.

There are two falcons nesting there and have been hunting the gulls and ducks. The other Falcon is not banded.

I am sending you a picture of the Falcons and would love to know who the banded Falcon is and where he came from.

I worked at the nuclear station in pickering and retired in 2019 last year.

I hope they are still going strong with the falcon program. I was involved in the banding of the falcons. It was always so exciting.

Hope you are doing well.
My boyfriend Ron Warner he took lthe pictures and says you can post the pictures if you like.
The falcons both look quite young.


Mariott on the move

August 24, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Mariott was seen and photographed at Cranberry Marsh Whitby on Thursday Aug 20 2020. Looks like a popular spot for our juveniles this year. Here is hoping he has a safe and successful migration south.

Thanks to Greg Dudley for sending this report and for his fantastic photo.


Timbit released and fine

June 06, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Timbit’s release went well. Just as Mark was putting the hatch door back on he took off east in a strong flight. Bruce found him on the Munich building roof so he had lots of altitude. Now we just need his sister to take a couple flights, stay high and fly well.

Bruce Rescues Epione and Timbit

June 05, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

2 chicks rescued at ground at Sheraton. The first was Epione who was picked up from the pool level by Bruce and released back to the nest ledge by Mark the second was Timbit picked up at ground level late last night and will go back to the nest today. Way to go Bruce!!!

Report from Tracy 3 have fledged

June 02, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Toronto Sheraton Hotel fledge watch update day two. Bruce has been watching Vimy all day. He has been fairly low for the most part but has flown rather well when he did fly. He flew over to old City Hall and spent some time there and made several other very decent flights with good control. His last flight ended up right back where he started at Bay and Richmond about 30 feet off of the ground. In scanning the ledges in between watching his low bird Bruce confirmed that two others have fledged. We are only guessing that the other two fledged birds are the other boys. Currently we can only guess at their whereabouts. Bruce has walked through all of the usual areas and I did the same. While I was on the north side of the EY building I could clearly hear a juvenile sounding off but I couldn’t locate it. At the same time I could also hear the young one on the ledge as well as the other fledgling somewhere in the vicinity of the Hilton. Tomorrow Bruce will connect with security to check the pool area of the Sheraton. He will also continue to check the areas in which we have heard the juveniles responding to seeing the adults flyover. With a little work and some luck we will hopefully have all three fliers in view tomorrow. I especially want to thank the staff at the Toronto Sheraton hotel for allowing Bruce a space to park while he comes down and watches over their young ones. The staff at the Sheraton have been exceptionally supportive and we could not do this without you. Thank you so much! As I was walking to my car where I am currently sitting writing this post, the Hilton and the Sheraton have together done something rather special with their hotels. A picture says 1000 words.


First Fledge

June 01, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Our first fledge is out the gate at the Toronto Sheraton Hotel for 2020! Little Vimy has taken flight and is now sitting about 30 feet above Richmond Street on a window ledge. He’s got himself on a pretty decent ledge but his next flight will take him…? Bruce has been down this afternoon watching him and will be back tomorrow for the day to keep eyes on this family. The chicks here are all between 37 and 39 days of age today and so this fledge watch is on!. If anybody would like to join in the fun and join us in downtown Toronto to help with the watch any time you can give would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to come out please contact us at 416-481-1233

It’s 3 boys and a girl!! Banding day

May 19, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Two bandings today - this morning was at Toronto /Sheraton Centre… Welcome Timbit(male, 615g, 26 days old, banded 02/AW, Blue tape), Vimy(male, 630g, 26 days old, banded 05/AW, white tape), Epione(female, 875g, 25 days old, banded Z/37, Red tape) and Marriott(male, 610g, 26 days old, banded 06/AW, yellow tape)! Congrats to Mum(unbanded) and Dad… Stormin! Yes, Toronto’s long time resident, is calling Sheraton home this year, and he’s looking good too


Toronto Sheraton Centre May 19th 4 chicks banded

May 19, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Kathy Reports:

Two bandings today - this morning was at Toronto /Sheraton Centre… Welcome Timbit(male, 615g, 26 days old, banded 02/AW, Blue tape), Vimy(male, 630g, 26 days old, banded 05/AW, white tape), Epione(female, 875g, 25 days old, banded Z/37, Red tape) and Marriott(male, 610g, 26 days old, banded 06/AW, yellow tape)! Congrats to Mum(unbanded) and Dad… Stormin! Yes, Toronto’s long time resident, is calling Sheraton home this year, and he’s looking good too . A very cute, fiesty bunch of chicks and a fierce couple of parents here. We would like to thank all involved to help accommodate “our special needs” during this unusual times of social distancing.


May 5th 2020 4 chicks hatched at Sheraton Centre Toronto.

May 06, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

The female is unbanded and there was no sign of the male when Mark was there. The chicks are about 1 week old and we are planning on banding them on May 19th. It will not be a public banding and will be done in the mechanical room. This is an opportunity for our supporters and our web site followers and FaceBook friends to submit names for the chicks. I will go through all the names and pick ones we have not used yet and those will go into a hat and be drawn. please send names to me at raptor4@peregrine-foundation.ca. Use name the chicks Sheraton in the subject line.

The Camera was checked and we found the power was off. We turned everything back on but no image was captured. We think the internet line is down so when we get a chance to talk to the management we will see if the line was turned off or if we need a tech to have a look.


Quin in rehab

September 12, 2019 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

On August 20th, Rochester Animal services picked a young peregrine falcon and brought it to a local vet/rehabilitator. The rehab facility has contacted me and provided me with the auxiliary band number (Black Band D/62). They tried to report the band, but have not received a response, but based on the information on your site, I believe this may be one of the young from the Sheraton Centre (Quinn).

Based on the X-rays, there didn’t appear to be any broken bones, just some bruising. The falcon seems to be doing very well, both eating and flying. It is being transferred to a facility with a larger flight facility so that it can strengthen its flight and be tested for release. If all goes well, it should be released relatively soon. I will let you know how it goes.

Cheers,
Jenny

Jenny Landry
Wildlife Biologist, Division of Fish and Wildlife