Bronte is back!!

January 19, 2024 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Cathy Kerr Reports:
Bronte, 2017 hatch from Burlington lift bridge, parents Mackenzie (2008 hatch, Bloor & Islington ) & Jo(2014 hatch, Mount Clemens Michigan), has been spotted in Hamilton last week!! Ryk Naves got some great pics of him and shared the news with us!
Thanks Ryk!

Lucie reports On Burlington Lift Bridge Nest

May 27, 2023 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

Looking through my scope, I could confirm there are 2 babies, little white fluff balls.
This is the best photo I could get with one of them and mom. I have to be quite far back to see in the nest.
A large area under the bridge has been blocked off for repairs so I couldn’t get closer for ID’ing any bands, not that it mattered, since mom didn’t move and there was no sign of dad.

Burlington Lift Bridge 2 chicks

July 06, 2022 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

Lucie checked the Burlington nest site today May 25th after the Port Colborne banding and saw 2 chicks on the nest.

Burlington Lift Bridge 2 chicks

July 06, 2022 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

Lucie checked the Burlington nest site today May 25th after the Port Colborne banding and saw 2 chicks on the nest.

Banding day at ADM Mills Port Colborne

May 25, 2022 - Port Colborne - ADM Mill

Marion Nash Reports:

3 chicks banded May 25th 2022.
2 girls one boy.
736 grams female band 12 over AB blue tape named Lucille
762 grams female band 13 over AB yellow tape named Florence
550 grams Male band 31 over AW red tape named Maverick
Thanks to the wonderful staff at ADM Mills for getting us up to the nest and to Anne Yagi for banding the chicks.

Update from Lucie for Burlington Nest

April 25, 2022 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

The first two photos were from March 17 when there was lots of ee-chupping. I can confirm MacKenzie (29/Y, solid black) and Jo (68/U, black/red). Although fuzzy, you can make out MacKenzie’s band info. With Jo’s band, you can see the 6 and being black/red, it’s safe to say it’s her.

On April 22, no one was around and I got photos of the nest from a distance in case she was hunkered down. She wasn’t there. I waited for about an hour and didn’t see anyone at all.

Sad news

May 20, 2021 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Sad news… Beautiful Ann, from 2017 Burlington hatch had to be put down… She was picked up by a wonderful man, from his work parking lot near 401 and Midland, injured. He contacted Flap(who contacted Marion and Mark) and CPF, aka Marion as well. They asked me to go pick her up and take her to Toronto Wildlife. Her injuries were severe, horrible fractures to her wrist and shoulder (maybe a car? We’ll never know) and the humane thing was done. She’s out of her agony now . RIP gorgeous girl

May 16th 1 chcik for sure perhaps 2

May 16, 2020 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

On our way to the Hamilton Sheraton Banding Mark and I checked the Burlington Lift Bridge nest and could see one chick being fed in the est there may be 2 but we could not get close enough for a very good photo. We did see both adults attending.

!!! Burlington Lift Bridge - 3 eggs present and counting!

March 27, 2019 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Mark Nash Reports:

March 26th - 2019

A little late to post the good news from Burlington, but good news never the less. The Burlington lift bridge pair have 3 eggs so far and counting! As a result of the chilly temps, as you might have expected,, full time incubation is well under way!

Nest site Summary of 2018

September 05, 2018 - Burlington - Lift 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 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 photos soon