More Banding photos

June 11, 2019 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

Here are a few more photos from Justine.

3 boys and 1 girl for 2019

June 08, 2019 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

Looks like the year of boys! most sites that have had more then 2 chicks have produced more boys and Windsor is no different.

We would like to thank the great folks at the bridge for getting us up to the nest using their lift truck and for giving us the space to set up our banding equipment. I would also like to thank fledge watch volunteer Steve for the use of his tent and Bob for the tables needed.

Paul will in contact with all the fledge watch volunteers as the watch will be starting very soon.

Here are the band records and names. I will post more photos as soon as I have them.

1st chick Male 690 grams named Juno in honor of the 75 anniversary of D-Day W over 97 Blue tape
2nd chick Female 1050 grams named McKeever in honor of Kay McKeever of the Owl Foundation Z over 44 Red tape
3rd chick Male 679 grams named Taz named by one of the Windsor fledge watch team 09 over AW Yellow tape
4th chick male 670 grams named Screech named by Bridge staff 10 over AW White tape.

Stay tuned for fledge watch updates.

Banding in Windsor

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Marilyn Weller Reports:

Banding will be done on Saturday, June 8th at 1:00 pm at the Ambassador Bridge nest site. Come and join us if you can.

Confirmation of 4 Chicks!

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Marilyn Weller Reports:

Paul reports that he was able to confirm 4 chicks at the Ambassador Bridge nest! Exciting to have another large brood again. The local watch team will need lots of folks to help watch these chicks as they develop their flight skills. It will definitely be an exciting watch season here in Windsor!

3 chicks seen

May 20, 2019 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

Got a report today that Bob has seen 3 little white heads for sure.

Banding day booked

May 19, 2019 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

Banding day for Windsors baby falcons is booked for June 8th. Stay tuned for banding information, names of the chicks and photos.

Feeding At The Ambassador Bridge Nest

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Marilyn Weller Reports:

Windsor Site Coordinator, Paul Gosselin reports that he observed Daisy and Victor carefully feeding chicks for about 7 minutes this morning. While he has not been able to see any heads popping up over the edge of the nest tray yet, he thinks there may be at least 2 chicks this year.

Windsor Bridge Nest Update

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Marilyn Weller Reports:

Our local site coordinator spoke with staff from the Ambassador Bridge and they have spotted 2 eggs in the nest. Hoping for a successful hatch this spring.

Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

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 and click on Donate 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 pictures soon.

!!! Confirmation of 4 Chicks in Windsor

May 16, 2017 - Windsor - Ambassador Bridge

Marilyn Weller Reports:

Team Leader Paul Gosselin has confirmed sighting 4 chicks in the nest at the Ambassador Bridge. Voltaire and Victor have been busy feeding and caring for the young. Should be another busy watch year!