Indy found dead

December 01, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

Got this message today. Looks like Equinox may have fought with Indy or Indie got to close to the MEC nest We will never know for sure what happened but Equinox is still on site in Etobicoke.
Hello Marion,
Sad to say I found this today in Mississauga at Woodcreek Fields, close to the Etobicoke Creek south of Eglinton.
Regards..
Winston


Equinox in Etobicoke

October 17, 2022 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Got the message below from Marlene at The Etobicoke private residence nest site of Indie and Aria. Equinox hatched in 2014 at Canada Square confirmed by his band numbers in the photo is in Etobicoke and Indie the resident male has not been seen for a couple days. Not sure yet is Equinox has chase Indie off or if he is just not home at the moment will be watching closely to see if he shows up.

Hi Marion - One of our fantastic photographers was able to get these shots at noon today - apparently it is not one of ours as we first thought - does the info provided assist you to identify where this bird is from? Mom is staying near and interesting that the intruder appears to have a beige
breast as does Aria. Any info you could provide would be most welcome.
We have not seen Indie for a week or so. Much appreciate your thoughts -
look forward to hearing from you - Marlene


Equinox hatched 2014 is now in Etobcoke

October 17, 2022 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Marion Nash Reports:

Got the message below from Marlene at The Etobicoke private residence nest site of Indie and Aria. Equinox hatched in 2014 at Canada Square confirmed by his band numbers in the photo is in Etobicoke and Indie the resident male has not been seen for a couple days. Not sure yet is Equinox has chase Indie off or if he is just not home at the moment will be watching closely to see if he shows up.

Hi Marion - One of our fantastic photographers was able to get these shots at noon today - apparently it is not one of ours as we first thought - does the info provided assist you to identify where this bird is from? Mom is staying near and interesting that the intruder appears to have a beige
breast as does Aria. Any info you could provide would be most welcome.
We have not seen Indie for a week or so. Much appreciate your thoughts -
look forward to hearing from you - Marlene


A 2020 juvie has come home!!

August 16, 2022 - Toronto - Canada Square Building - Yonge and Eglinton

Cathy Kerr Reports:
Sally and I did our weekly spot check on Tuesday–noone home at Don Mills/Amexon and there was an accident on the 401 so no going to check on Piper.  So we headed towards Don Mills site.  I saw a bird on the blue glass building across York Mills so we pulled in and up to their garage roof.  Yup peregrine, adult.  Sally said banded!  Quest?  I didn’t think so, just didn’t look or act like her.  It had its back to us but stood up, I got a partial– 0/A!!  We have an intruder–and those numbers are ours so….we weren’t going anywhere until we ID’d this bird!  Next I thought I saw a W…after quite a bit he finally got up and stretched his other leg–blue tape!!  Oh boy, definitely ours!  Finally Sally got a clear 7/W–07/AW!!  Groucho, a 2020 hatch from Canada Square!!  Love It when they come home!!  Not so happy he’s so close to Quest & Mystery…So we had our id so time to head over to nest site.  Saw Quest immediately on the rooftop of Thales, watching Groucho.  No Mystery in sight.   After a bit Quest escorted him off site.  Will Groucho return?  Or turn up somewhere else?  Time will tell…
Update:  As of August 19, Groucho has not returned to Don Mills to my knowledge.  I will keep an eye out for him

Someone came to visit and it’s a Canadian boy!!

August 16, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills

Cathy Kerr Reports:
So this update is for both CANADA SQUARE and DON MILLS:

Sally and I did our weekly spot check on Tuesday–noone home at Don Mills/Amexon and there was an accident on the 401 so no going to check on Piper.  So we headed towards Don Mills site.  I saw a bird on the blue glass building across York Mills so we pulled in and up to their garage roof.  Yup peregrine, adult.  Sally said banded!  Quest?  I didn’t think so, just didn’t look or act like her.  It had its back to us but stood up, I got a partial– 0/A!!  We have an intruder–and those numbers are ours so….we weren’t going anywhere until we ID’d this bird!  Next I thought I saw a W…after quite a bit he finally got up and stretched his other leg–blue tape!!  Oh boy, definitely ours!  Finally Sally got a clear 7/W–07/AW!!  Groucho, a 2020 hatch from Canada Square!!  Love It when they come home!!  Not so happy he’s so close to Quest & Mystery…So we had our id so time to head over to nest site.  Saw Quest immediately on the rooftop of Thales, watching Groucho.  No Mystery in sight.  Then in came a juvie-landed over on the copper building.  After a bit we decided to go id the juvie before it got too dark–Nitro!!  As we were doing that we turned and both Quest and Groucho were gone! Then Nitro was off too..but we saw him fly over the woods, up and around the hotel and over to Thales.  And there he stayed for the night!  Will Groucho return?  Or turn up somewhere else?  Time will tell…
AND I just had to go back over tonight–found Quest on the building across from the nest building.  After a while a juvie flew in and landed first on the nest box!  Then flew over beside Mom, did a little groveling and Mom said no way, get your own snack lol.  Off he went.  So I followed.  Found him over on Thales but not for long!  He went hunting-missed and ended up in the trees right beside me!!  Had to take pics into the sun but he’s a cutie–I never got a band number but the band colour looked green to me–I sent my pics to Sally and she agreed it looks green!  So hello Ace!!  He did some whining and after he flew off-hunting in the school parking lot!-I saw a sleeping racoon in the tree beside where he had been-he didn’t like that.  He was unsuccessful in the parking lot-he came over and down in front of the Kraft building where I lost him.  I didn’t see him again–he either had his prize and was chowing down somewhere or he went to hunt somewhere else!  Quest was still on the rooftop and there I left her for the night, guarding her queendom!
Sally and I are going to go tomorrow night to see who might show up!!  Great to see them!

Nitro’s back! No place like home :)

August 09, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills

Cathy Kerr Reports:

And he’s home! Hello Nitro! Sally and I first went to check on Piper, but there was no one home. Then we got a text from Carolyn that there was a juvie on the rooftop at Don Mills! So we headed over to find Nitro hanging out, first on the old Harlequin building tippy top lol. He flew off to let us get a good look at his big crop. He only went to the back of the building, then flew after a parent who landed on 240, only to be chased off by Nitro. Didn’t see parent again. But Nitro showed us his bling to confirm it was him… Mississauga isn’t that far away, a nice place to visit but there’s no place like home lol. He ended up on Thales and there we left him for the night! Great to see him. Thanks again to Carolyn for letting me know he was home.


Report from Winston Poon Sunday Aug 7th

August 08, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

Nitro from Duncan Mil Rd. nest is on the move and doing well. See report and picture below.

Here’s a photo of a Peregrine, seen this morning at Rattray Marsh, Mississauga.
C32- Black band on left leg
Winston Poon


RIP Epione

August 03, 2022 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:
Appalling, horrendous news about Epione (Z/37, 2020 hatch Sheraton site). We had reported that she was injured and being treated in Pennsylvania at the Tamarack Wildlife Center. She had a heart attack while in surgery for her fractured wing and passed away. But they now let us know that they also found 7, SEVEN, pellets in her on admittance. They hadn’t hit any critical organs but likely is what caused her fractured wing. And ultimately caused her death. I don’t know how someone could be so cruel. I was at her banding 2 years ago… And I remember wishing her and her siblings good luck as their nest site is downtown Toronto, tall buildings and glass everywhere. It has a high mortality rate. But not that year… All 4 survived their fledge. And poor Epione defied the odds and made it to 2 years… Only to be shot. Soar high and free little one.
Here are a few of her banding pics…

Tornado is a force to be reckoned with!!

July 29, 2022 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:

So exciting news!! Tornado, hatched at the Bloor and Islington site last year, banded 02/AB has been spotted again!! In Buffalo! She is the daughter of Lucky and D’Arcy, Granddaughter of the late Jenna and Chester, Great granddaughter of Haven!! Huge thanks to Dana for spotting the report in ebirds and letting us know! And great pics and report from Christopher Hollister who got to witness an amazing hunt by Tornado who took down a green heron!! She’s a fierce one that Tornado, as Rob can attest to as he had to rescue her last year lol… I believe he said she was one of the meanest Pf he had ever rescued… And that’s how we like them because it means they are a fighter and a survivor! And boy is she ever!!! Way to go girl!

I’ve included the story with the pics.

Assisting the Bee keepers at Yellow Pages Scarborough Nest

July 22, 2022 - Scarborough - Yellow Pages

Marion Nash Reports:

On Friday July 22nd Mark went out to help the bee keepers by watching out for and protecting them from Linn and her wrath while they tended the bee boxes on the 12th floor. Linn did make er presents known and gave her usual verbal and stoop warning but was far less aggressive now that Piper is flighted. She flew off to the north side of the building and left them alone while they worked. Not long after George flew in with food and Piper joined him in the sky yelling to be fed. Mark got to see a mid air transfer of the food package from George to Piper and saw the 2 fly around to the North side of the building. When the work was done and they were back on the ground Mark looked for the peregrines but no one was in site. I was so hot and he expected they were all hunkered down on the ledges someplace in the shade.