Beautiful day-And Quest is home!

February 15, 2023 - Toronto - Don Mills

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Well, it’s been awhile! I have been getting observations from our friend Carolyn over at Don Mills fairly regularly that she has seen two peregrines on and off over the winter. I haven’t been able to get over there when she’s texted and when I did drop by, no one was home. But today, when Carolyn texted, I was free, the weather was good and off I went. I saw someone flying to the nest box as I drove up, so I parked in my favourite spot, across the street in the parking lot and took out my camera. And there was one, then a second! Echupping, talking to each other. One was in the box, talking, the other right outside. I thought, bit early for such displays, but ok, it’s a nice day lol. Then off one flew. I knew I got a shot of the legs but first wanted to ID the one in the box. Out she came… I knew it was Quest but I had to get her bling. And yep, confirmed, our beautiful Quest still rules Don Mills! So great to see her. Then I looked back at my pics to see the male… Not Mystery! Bands! And I knew those bands… But not the name. Called Marion and… It was Canuck!!! Quest and Mystery’s boy from 2020…Ohh boy… Now, it could be he was visiting… Maybe Mystery was off somewhere?? But Quest’s behaviour… Well  it seemed as if she was looking for a mate… Hmmmm. Well, now I have to drop by every day to see just what is happening here lol. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to see Canuck alive and well but… Time will tell.. I’ll keep you posted