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Indy found dead

December 01, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

Got this message today. Looks like Equinox may have fought with Indy or Indie got to close to the MEC nest We will never know for sure what happened but Equinox is still on site in Etobicoke.
Hello Marion,
Sad to say I found this today in Mississauga at Woodcreek Fields, close to the Etobicoke Creek south of Eglinton.
Regards..
Winston


June 26th

June 27, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

watch team have observed over the past few days and today especially, soaring and squawking Falcons over our buildings and adjoining vegetation. We think there may be training going on in how to catch one’s next meal and then competition between the young ones to grab away the catch from the other one.
Our avid photographer Maggie Pawlak was busy this afternoon and caught some great shots.
Thank you, Maggie, for your usual great shots.
Here are a few of them, along with her description as to who is who:
#1 and 2Diana with the green band, taking off from the roof
#3 to 5
Indie flying towards 284 corner of the north side of the building.
#6
Indie on the roof.
#7
Braveheart in a great pose ready to land on 288 roof
#8
Another shot of Indie (black over red band
#9
……..and Aria ( black over green


June 18th fledge watch winds down

June 19, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

All was quiet on the home front yesterday.
Braveheart was seen flying around a bit and was “allowed” back in the nest by the girls.
Girls did a lot of wing flapping but no flying.
Thanks to Maggie Pawlak for the pictures.

Hi Marion,
Just a note to advise that we have ended our Fledge Watch but everyone will be monitoring around the buildings over the next few days to make sure there are no fledgeling accidents, etc. All 4 were gone from the nest as of yesterday morning and Duchess and Braveheart were spotted with dad, Indie, on the top ledge yesterday evening where he was enjoying his meal and ignoring the chicks. We released Diana on Thursday about 10 pm on the rooftop of 288 and surprisingly we could hear mom, Aria, circling in the dark above us and squawking. She’s an amazing mom!
Just a little concerned that we haven’t seen Victoria at all nor Diana after her release. Hopefully mom knows where they are and is looking after them.


Report from Cody Evans about Noah

June 17, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

Hey got some funny news about Noah I was sitting at fanshawe watching an Osprey in a tree getting ready to fish and along he comes and dive bombs the osprey in the tree then landed in the tree here for about 40 mins before he flew off ! I saw a peregrine here last year that looks the same as him also would have been septemberish ! What a coincidence I’ll send a pic when I get home maybe he’s living in the London area ♂


Report Aria and Indie’s chicks June 16th

June 17, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

What an exciting afternoon! After Diana went missing this morning, she was reported seen by a resident this afternoon, sitting on top of the entrance to the garage. After attempting to fly from there, she was unable to get enough lift so came to ground in the parking lot . We prevented her from walking across towards the road. and then she flew low to just in front of the Clubhouse where she got herself caught up in the shrubs where Patrick was able to catch her with the towel and we immediately placed her in the pet carrier. She will be released tonight on the rooftop when it gets dark where she will stay until first light when Mom & Dad will take over.
Thanks to all involved in the rescue.
Barb


Noah back in Ontario

June 15, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

Aria and Indie’s chick Noah was seen at the Port Stanley Lagoons in March. Great to see he survived the first Migration. Photo taken by Jeff Vandewyngaerde


Update on Aria and Indie’s fledglings June 14th

June 15, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

All was quiet on the home front yesterday.
Braveheart was seen flying around a bit and was “allowed” back in the nest by the girls.
Girls did a lot of wing flapping but no flying.
Thanks to Maggie Pawlak for the pictures.


Updates Etobicoke Private Residence chicks fledging

June 13, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

Sunday update
I just wanted to report that we had our first fledge this afternoon. Our one male, Braveheart, successfully left his ledge and flew to one of the balconies on the west side of the 288 building. He’s a good, strong flyer although seems a little confused as to where to fly to. Mom, Aria, was circling above him and giving direction and he eventually flew to 2 other balconies before heading to the east side of the building where he is now. He has been sitting on this balcony for a few hours and I’m a little concerned for the night.
Hope he’s ok.
3 more to go. It will be a busy few days.

Barb Blair

Monday update
Good Morning, Everyone!

Lots of exciting news already this morning.
Barb and Alex witnessed Duchess fly off the nest this morning, flew around the trees behind 288 and then back to the nest.

BUT…..we can’t find Braveheart anywhere this morning
Had flown off the balcony on 296 late yesterday afternoon and landed on a front balcony on 288 where he was still around 9:00 PM last night.
So please have an eye…….

In the meantime, Duchess is back on the ledge and Victoria and Diana are busy flapping their wings.
Maybe they will fly today too???????

Martin


Taken at around 5:30 PM on June 7.

June 07, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

Mother keeps chasing Braveheart off the ledge where he likes to hang out.
We are thinking he might be the first to fledge on the weekend…if he can wait that long.

Two of the girls are madly flapping their wings to demonstrate they too are getting ready for their flights.
Get’s lots of the white fluffy fur off them.

The remaining one still has lots of white fluff on her.


Banding Day for Indie and Aria’s chicks May 24th 2022.

May 25, 2022 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Marion Nash Reports:

Some photos from Martin Dekkers of the extraction, banding and some from Mark Nash of banding and on the roof prepping for the drop to the nest..

4 chicks hatched and banded 3 girls one boy. All healthy and good weights.

Female 885 grams band 09 over AB with Re tape on US band named Dutches.
Female 900 grams band 10 over AB with yellow tape on US band named Victoria.
Female 820 grams band 14 over AB with Green tape on US band named Diana.
Male 625 grams band C over 30 with Blue tape on US band named Braveheart.

added message
Thanks to all the people that came out to view the event.
Big thanks to the Peregrine Falcon Foundation folks who came out.
Their informative description of what was happening was most helpful.
All pictures will be added to our 2022 Photo Album that will
be posted on Building Link at the completion of our 2022 event.
Thanks to Maggie Pawlak for her picture contribution.
Marlene Cater and Martin Dekkers