!!! Bloor & Islington - 2 Fledged! Unable to locate either of them by dark!

June 09, 2022 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Mark Nash Reports:

Bloor & Islington
June 9th - 2022
2 Fledged!

Just when we thought it was going to be a very long fledge watch, things changed in a second!!

After a very long boring pretty uneventful day here in Etobicoke at the Bloor & Islington nest site, (kinda like watching paint dry), Bruce and I hads resolved ourselves to another no-fledge day. With the four chicks having been fed several times throughout the day and everyone (including the adult parents) seemed to have settled down with little activity happening on the nest ledge we were talking about the heavy overcast and rain clouds that were quickly moving in. The sun had long since disappeared and it was threatening rain,, the unexpected happened!

At 8:15 pm, two of the four chicks left the nest ledge with absolutely no warning! One after another only minutes apart!

Both of them quickly disappeared from our view as they flew around the back side of the nest building and the Kingsways condo tower! Sadly, after an extensive search, neither of the two fledglings were located!

Then it started to rain!

By 9:50 pm and now in total darkness, we were forced to abandon our search efforts.
Unfortunately, I had already packed up the spotting scope and tripod so we have no idea which two fledged.

Fingers crossed that we will be able to locate them tomorrow!