Banding day

May 19, 2019 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Banding date is set for June 4th. Please stay tuned for photos and banding information.

Photo of hatchlings from Security

May 14, 2019 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Security at Canada Square sent me a photo of the hatch. Stay tuned for banding information.

Still incubating

May 10, 2019 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

4 eggs laid and still waiting on a hatch according to observations hatch should be soon.

!!! Sad News

April 29, 2019 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Last week security called to let me know that one of the Peregrine Falcons has been found dead on a ledge at 2200 Young. The photo sent shows the Canadian black band and unfortunately it’s Malik the adult male.

Believing there must have been a territorial battle I asked Bruce to go have a look and see if perhaps there was another male on site and sure enough there was. The new male is black banded so we know it’s a Canadian produced bird but were not able to get a shot clear enough to see the numbers.

Haven is down on 4 eggs and this new male is helping with incubation so we hope that the new male will be a good dad. Will keep trying to get the new male’s band numbers stay tuned.

Sad news today!

April 22, 2019 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

April 22nd

Got a call from Oxford Property Management at Canada Square reporting a dead peregrine on the roof. Although the bird was in an area that is not accessible they were able to snap a photo of the bird through the window.

Unfortunately the banded bird is none other than Malik the adult male. He may have been in a territorial battle with another falcon and lost. We will be going out to the site soon to see if there are eggs yet and if there is indeed another falcon on site.

Stay tuned for updates.

Yonge & Eglinton

April 03, 2019 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Harry Crawford Reports:

I made it up to Yonge & Eglinton around 10:30am.  Both birds were on the
south side of the RioCan building in that incredible wind.  I’m not that
familiar with these birds but the female has a definite salmon flush to her
throat and chest - a beautiful bird.

Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

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

Fledge watch for Canada Square

June 17, 2017 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

We will begin the watch on June 23rd. stay tuned for updates on the chicks.

Banding Day at Canada Square

June 12, 2017 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

June 12th 2017

3 chicks all boys banded. 1 of the chicks went missing just before banding perhaps it got pushed off the ledge by one of it’s siblings.

Male 615 grams banded X 78 named Jazz with blue tape
Male 650 grams banded X 82 named Taxco with red tape
Male 670 grams banded X 79 named Paro with Green tape.

All 3 seamed very healthy.
Photos to come.

!!! Checked in on the Fledglings and all are accounted for

June 26, 2016 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Bruce Massey Reports:

June 26th 2016
Spot checked at 8:30 this morning and found 2 fledglings high at nest level on Canada Square and one at one at theater level having breakfast with Malik. All is well!