Raptorette’s Family

July 15, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Tracy Simpson Reports:

As seems to be the way for me, I am woefully behind on posting. There has been no shortage of both work and challenges for me so first let me apologize for not sharing this amazing news sooner. Our dear Raptorette who hatched last year at Canada Square and has since turned up in Anderson, Indiana has successfully raised her first family with her mate Peenie!! Her two chicks were banded last month, a boy named Blaze and a female named Freya. Both chicks were healthy and feisty and we want to thank Jeff Timmons for his continued support and information on our Raptorette and her success in Indiana not to mention the fantastic photos. Thanks so much Jeff!!!


Canada Square rescue and release

June 13, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Cathy and I released Ellie back to elevation on the balcony just below the nest ledge at Canada Square. Thankfully Haven did not see me go out in the dark. Hopefully she does better on her next flight.

Great rescue Bruce!

Marion


Update from Canada Square

June 12, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Bruce has been on the watch and has seen the male chick Groucho fledge and is flying well. This morning the oldest female Ellie flew but did not do so well she came to ground and Bruce picked her up at Minto’s Little ground floor park. She is in the carrier at security and will be released tonight. Why tonight well Mom Haven is a very aggressive female and since I have to put Ellie out on the balcony just below the nest I am planing on using the cover of darkness to go out there and hopefully save my hide from Haven lol. She may take another flight in the morning or Have will find her in the morning and resume care. The suite with that balcony is currently vacant so there will be no issue with curious looks from tenants to scare her. The 3rd chick and the youngest Villain is yet to take her first flight. I will post pictures and information on the release tonight hopefully none with blood on me lol with me luck!

First fledge

June 10, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Bruce Massey Reports:

One of the chicks have fledged have not got band colour yet so not sure who it was but he made it to The Northwest corner of the building patio level. a second chick has come down off the nest to what we call the front porch about 3 feet below which is their usual first step before they try to fledge. One more still at nest level.

!!! Canada Square May 19th 3 chicks banded

May 19, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Kathy Reports:

Second banding this afternoon was at Canada Square… Welcome Ellie(female, 795g, 20 days old, banded Z/36,with red tape), Villain(female, 615g, 17 days old, banded Z/35, white tape) and Groucho(male, 605g, 19 days old, banded 07/AW, Blue tape)! Congratulations Haven and Shadow! Haven did not disappoint and was her usual fierce self… The poor window washer got a little more than he bargained for I think ;)

A Big thank you to Oxford Properties and Paragon Security for helping make this banding happen in this difficult time.


Two girls and a boy for Haven & Shadow!!

May 19, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Second banding this afternoon was at Canada Square… Welcome Ellie(female, 795g, 20 days old, banded Z/36,with red tape), Villain(female, 615g, 17 days old, banded Z/35, white tape) and Groucho(male, 605g, 19 days old, banded 07/AW, Blue tape)! Congratulations Haven and Shadow! Haven did not disappoint and was her usual fierce self… The poor window washer got a little more than he bargained for I think


Another report fron Indiana about Canada Square’s Raptorette.

May 07, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

I thought I would send you a quick message. Raptorette and Peenie got off to a late start but they have at least 2 eggs. I believe they were laid about 4/19/20. I have not been back up to check and see if there is more trying to give them some space. Not a bad start for such a young lady. She is molting and getting rid of some of that brown plumage. Hopefully we will know more in a couple of weeks 

Looks like a lot of good things happening up in your area.

Take Care,

Jeff


2nd egg hatched

May 01, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Thanks to Kyle at security for keeping an eye on the nest at Canada Square for us. We now have a second hatched egg and I an trying to plan a banding date. This site does not require a swing stage so we are hopeful.


Canada Square’s Haven Has Her First Chick of 2020!

April 30, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Good afternoon Marion,

Just wanted to let you know that one of the eggs hatched today. Will keep you updated.
Kyle


Canada Square has eggs

April 08, 2020 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Kyle from security was able to check on Haven for us and snapped a shot of her with 4 eggs.