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Hatch #4!!

April 23, 2024 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:

We have 4 hatches now at Bloor/Islington in Etobicoke!  We couldn’t confirm until 4 little heads were seen thanks to Kathy Majich keeping watch on the webcam.  Kathy believes #3 was on Friday, followed by #4 sometime on the weekend.  Cheers, Lucie


2 Hatches!!

April 18, 2024 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:

t’s 2 hatches for ANNE (unbanded) and ROMEO (Y/33 .. 2017 hatch from William Osler) at Bloor/Islington in Etobicoke!!  Thank you Kathy Majich for letting us know that #1 hatched last night and #2 this morning!  Cheers, Lucie


Egg #3 for Bloor/Islington!!

March 15, 2024 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Third egg at BLOOR/ISLINGTON in Etobicoke - March 15!  Thank you again to Kathy Majich for sharing the screen shot!  Cheers, Lucie


Egg!!

March 11, 2024 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:
First egg at BLOOR/ISLINGTON in Etobicoke - March 11!  Thank you to Kathy Majich for sharing the screen shots from this morning!  Cheers, Lucie

Bloor/Islington Spot Check - Tuesday, July 25 - 3:00 pm

July 25, 2023 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

follies with ANDRE, CASEY & ANGEL!!
The lighting wasn’t the best for capturing the antics of the afternoon, but all 3 were present and having a great time in the skies. Before I got there, I saw 2 peregrines landing on a nearby condo just west of Islington. Once I got to the nest site, I realized those were the parents, probably getting a respite LOL.
So happy to see them all flying well!

Cheers, Lucie


Bloor Islington Place Fledge Watch July 6th

July 06, 2023 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

All chicks have fledged and were flying well until this morning. For some reason our rescue carriers were moved and it made for Rob an interesting rescue this morning.

Report From Rob
Fun morning, I found angel sitting on a bench outside the grocery store at the corner of Islington and Bloor. Anyway, Bruce told me there was 2 carriers in the security room. So in I go with Angel wrapped in a towel and there are no carriers. So it was a long walk back to the car. I drove to my house with Angel under my arm, wrapped up. Took her to the bathroom as Angie got a carrier setup for me. I have Angel contained, and we are on our way back to the nest site and I will put her in the security room.
She’s fine in my opinion. Feisty as all get out.

Angle will be released later today.


Bloor/Islington fledge watch - Tuesday, July 4 - ANDRE makes it back to the nest ledge

July 06, 2023 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Bruce watched ANDRE show great flying skills today .. he joined his parents as they kited over the nest building. He also flew north and perched on the condos along Islington. He’s definitely gained confidence. After circling and landing on the condo next to the nest building, he aimed for and made it back to the nest ledge .. where he remained for the rest of the day.
A couple of maintenance guys were on a swing stage working on the adjacent condo, and it caught everyone’s attention. We weren’t sure if the parents would approve or disapprove, but they didn’t look to be bothered by this at all!
ANGEL (green) and CASEY (yellow) were a bit energized and wing flapping, so we wondered if there would be another fledge tonight. Nope. ANDRE showed no interest in leaving and spent the night with his siblings.
Cheers, Lucie


Andre fledged and rewarded

July 03, 2023 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Lucie has confirmed that it is Andre who fledged this morning at Bloor Islington Place and is still on roof top. Mom beak fed him and dropped off food on the nest for the other 2.


First fledge

July 03, 2023 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Bruce reports
At 10:08 this morning the first chick fledged and flew well around the nest building to the South West side of ADP at roof level. I have checked the webcam and although I can’t see the band colors very well the one color I can usually see fairly well is red and I don’t see that now so I expect it is Andre who flew. Will try to confirm that later.

June 15th Banding Day at Bloor Islington Place

June 16, 2023 - Etobicoke - Sun Life Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Thanks to Colliers building management and Sky Reach window washing who have been working with us since 1997 we were again able to extract the chicks and host the 26th annual banding of the Peregrine Chicks at Bloor Islington Place.
We were concerned about thunder storms predicted for the afternoon but luckily John Beals our climber and the guys from Skyreach got the chicks down to us and back on the ledge before the rain.
We had a good turnout of people who came to see their newest additions to the Peregrine family at Bloor Islington Place. There were 3 chick 2 boys and 1 girl. Bloor Islington Place staff ran a name the chicks contest and I had the honor of drawing the names from a bowl for each chick. The 2 boys were named Casey and Andre and the girl was named Angel, congratulations and thanks goes out to those who submitted their names. May they all fly well and stay high, our fledge watch team will do our absolute best to ensure they all survive their first flights which will begin in about 10 days.
Mark Nash from the Canadian Peregrine Foundation spoke to the visitors and explained the banding process and why banding is still very important to help us monitor this important species.
Once again Mark Heaton, Eva Bobak and Glenn Anderson volunteered to band the chicks, without them your banding could not have happened.
Here is the banding information. We put colored tape on the silver US band to help the fledge watchers identify each chick from a distance while we keep watch over them.
First- 585 grams male 21 days old band number C over 46 named Casey with Yellow tape
Second- 765 grams female 21 days old band number 20 Over AB named Angel Green tape
third- 650 grams male 22 days old band number C over 47 named Andre Red tape
Each chick was very healthy and alert.
Environment and climate Change Canada was also on site to take small blood samples from each chick as part of a 5 year study on environmental toxins as the peregrine being on the top of the food chain is one of our best avian environmental monitor species like the canary in the coal mine they are our first warning of harmful toxins.