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 www.peregrine-foundation.ca 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

Female-GIGI
band Z21

William Osler Hospital

Male-Indy
band X14

May 23rd 2018
Windsor Ambassador Bridge

Male-Hermes
band Y59

May 24th 2018
Hamilton Sheraton Hotel

Male-Lawrence
band
Y50

Male-Ainslie
band Y51

Male-Gage
band Y52

Male-Lisgar
band Y60

May 25th 2018
Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital

Female-Ripley
band Z22

Burlington Lift Bridge

Male-Cooper
band Y61

Male-Jackson
band X13

May 29th 2018
220 Duncan Mill Rd.

Male- Thor
band X83

Male-TT
band X84

Male- Loki
band X85

Male- Velcro
band X87

June 5th 2018
Canada Square

Male-Petrus
band X95

Male-Bart
band X97

Male-Ricklin
band R14

June 5th 2018
Rogers Centre

Female-Diamond
band Z23

Male-Grand Slam
Band Z24

Male-Homer
Band X94

June 5th 2018
Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel

Male- Geoff
Band X15

Male-Sheraton
Band X92

Male-Sun
Band X93

June 6th

OPG Pickering

Female- Millidarry
Band Z25

Female-Candu
Band Z26

Male- Chadwick
Band R15

Male-Cobalt
Band Z27

June 6th 2018
Scarborough Yellow Pages

Male-Alfa
Band R16

Female-Sierra
Band Z67

June 8th 2018
ADM Mills Port Colborne

Female- Mongolia
Band Z59

Male-Brandon
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

Female-Eos
Band Z39

Female- Sadie
Band Z40

Male-Monarch
Band X12

Male-Mercury
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

Banding Day At Burlington Lift Bridge

June 06, 2017 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

June 6th 2017

2 chicks banded today 1 girl and 1 Boy.

the first chick to be banded was a female weighing in at 950 grams her band number is S over 47 with Red tape on the silver band she was named Anne after the bander Anne Yagi.
the second chick a male was 700 grams and his band number is Y over 55 with Blue tape on the silver band. His name is Bronte after Bronte Park.

Thanks for the assistance from bridge staff in helping us extract the chicks and for all the updates and photos prior to banding.


Hatch at Burlington Bridge

May 24, 2017 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Marion Nash Reports:

May 24th 2017

Just told that there are 3 chicks hatched at the Burlington lift bridge as of May 15th. Banding day is being planned stay tuned. photos to come.