A Hatch for ARIA & INDIE

May 13, 2021 - Greater Toronto - Private Residential 1

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Great news from Etobicoke!!  ARIA and INDIE had their first hatch this morning!  There is one more egg so fingers crossed we will have another hatch in a day or so!  Thank you so much to Martin Dekkers for taking these three photos - ARIA and baby, ARIA feeding baby after INDIE brought food, and finally ARIA keeping baby warm after the meal   Cheers, Lucie :)

UDATE from ARIA’s and INDIE’s nest in Etobicoke.  Thank you to Martin Dekkers for these photos and news.  It was confirmed at 1:00 pm today(May 14) that there is only one baby!  Cheers, Lucie :)

Bacquerel Fixed and Free April 27,2021

April 27, 2021 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

As reported early this spring Bacquerel band number X over 75 produced at
the Ontario Power Generation Pickering nest in 2017 had been found in
Downtown Toronto injured and taken to Toronto Wildlife. We expected that he
had gotten into a fight with the male from the 18 King site since he had
been seen there only a couple of weeks prior.

I am happy to report that he was finally been given the green light to be
released. Today we sent Mark Nash to pick him up and take him to be released
in an area with no other peregrine nests and loads of prey. All went well
and Bacquerel flew off free from captivity and as a bachelor free from
responsibility but we hope the latter will change soon this time without
getting into a fight.

Beachville Falcon Photos-Enjoy

March 28, 2021 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Some wonderful photos of the Beachville falcons taken by Cody Evans.
Thanks for sharing Cody!

Beachville Site active

March 15, 2021 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Seen these at Beachville Monday March 15, 2021 4pm. Spotted the one in the tree, then the second busted into my viewfinder. They may have had a little spat even. So precious to see again.

Jenna & Chester are working on a new family!

March 20, 2021 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

I have been watching Jenna & Chester over the winter and they are doing great!  And for the past 10 days I have seen mating happening!!  Exciting!  When I stopped by yesterday I even got a few pics lol.  Lets hope for eggs soon

Grace from Beachville

February 17, 2021 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

I received a band report today. Grace produced at the Beachville Ontario nest in 2019 was seen at FORT EDWARD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, NEW YORK on Dec 23/2020


September 02, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has posted a falconry proposal for public comment on the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO 019-1806). The proposal will expand the falconry wild take by eliminating the draw and adding goshawks.

They have already approved the take of one of the following species, Red Tailed hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Sharp Shinned Hawk and Merlin by Ontario falconers.

CPF does not agree with the take of any wild raptor regardless of species status wildlife should not be taken from the wild for sport. If you feel the same as we do please, please make your opinion and comments know by responding to the OMNRF public comment registry before October 8th 2020 deadline.

Lets keep our wild birds of prey flying free as they were meant to be! please share this information to your friends.

You can read and respond to the proposal here:

June 29, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Last year I reported that there was a Falcon nest in the cliffs by our cottage in South Algonquin township. On several occasions this year we have heard and seen the falcons at the same nest. (As we have checked photos of falcons we definitively know that the birds are falcons). Last weekend we had the opportunity to see one of the adults bring back prey and actively tear off pieces and feed 2 fluffy chicks. It was a joy to watch. As the nest is half tucked in on a ledge near the top of the cliff it is very hard to get a clear picture. We have been using binoculars to watch from our boats. We will keep trying to provide a pictures.

Tawsha Thompson

2 boys for St. Mary’s Cement in St Mary’s Ontario

June 05, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Today was banding day for St. Mary’s Cement chicks. There where 2 male chicks both healthy and of good weight. The chicks were 30 and 31 days old.
Tara and her team got up up to the tower to the nest site and watched out backs keeping the adults off Mark while the chicks were extracted. Anne Yagi and I set up the banding table in a small mechanical room at the nest level. When the chicks were brought in Mark warned that they were grabby and feisty and that they were the first one Anne picked out of the carries grabbed and ripped her glove.

Once we had the chicks in hand they calmed down and both were weighed and banded.

The first weighed 649 grams at 30 days old his band number is 21 over AW named The Rock.
The Second chick also a male weighed 703 grams at 31 days old and his band is 22 over AW named Pebbles.
Both chicks had a full crop of food so their weight would be 35 to 40 grams less.

Photos of banding to come.

More Photos from Beachville

April 29, 2020 - International, National and Local News

Marion Nash Reports:

Garry took some more shots of Virginia and Joe at Beachville yesterday April 28th and pointed out a small bald patch on her chest. There does not seem to be any skin damage and she looks otherwise healthy, so I have asked him just to watch how she flies and lands or if she seems to pay any special attention to that spot when preening but I think she looks ok. The first shot is of Joe.