Sam is staying high!!

June 27, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:
Well, I arrived to find Sam back on the roof of 250 building… Again. Sally joined me shortly after and got to watch the little lump lol. And again, he sat there ALL day… Now it was a windy day so maybe he was being cautious? But his parents tried from time to time to get him off, then they spent lots of time on the Forrester building again. Mom finally took a nice package and teased him with it, even landing on the rooftop, had a little tug of war with him and then took it over to the nest building rooftop. Well that finally got him moving and he finally flew over to 150, missed landing beside mom but he got to her and grabbed the prey. Don’t know how much he got as it was quite windy up there. But he did ok. Sally had to go. Mark joined me shortly after and then I headed out to feed the pets. When I got back Sam treated us to a few lovely flights and he ended up on the top level of 250 where we left him for the night. Sally and I will finish the watch tomorrow night as he is staying high and improving with every flight. Hopefully we will see him make a letter tomorrow?? Another good day

Sam is doing rooftops!!

June 26, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

DAY 2 FLEDGE WATCH DON MILLS/AMEXON:  A good day! Though he made me wait to see him fly til the END of the day lol. Bruce opened the watch at 615am(!) and found Sam on the rooftop of 250! Way to go Sam! Then he saw several flights… Mom guided him from there to the top ledge of the nest building. He didn’t want to stay there and flew back to 250. When I arrived he was on the rooftop of 250, and there he stayed ALL day lol. Though to be fair, he spent about 2 hours facing a different direction each… Taking it all in I guess. Bruce left around 10am, Sally joined me around 215. We did have some excitement when an adult male peregrine decided, for some reason, to come by. Both parents were on him in a flash and drove him to hit the Goodlife sign on the parking garage, and drop, flying into the 4th floor of the parking garage and, as Sally and I found out(we checked every level to make sure he wasn’t injured there)  out the other side, out of the parents angry reach. Whew. Then the parents had a nice bonding time, food included, on the Forrester sign(where they could watch Sam from). Mark and Marion came for the evening watch, and I headed home to feed the pets! Of course Sam flew over to the rooftop of the nest building while I was gone lol. He got packages delivered by both parents! I came back in time to see him fly back to the rooftop of 250! The other flight his landing was quite poor but this one wasn’t bad. He attempted later to fly back to 150 rooftop, missed, dropped a bit, recovered and flew back, trying for the rooftop of 250, but he’d lost just a bit of altitude and landed on the 2nd ledge, well touched feet first on the glass and dropped gently onto the ledge. And there we left him at the end of the night. Cooler temps tomorrow so hoping for more flights and landings!


June 25, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

DAY ONE FLEDGE WATCH DON MILLS/AMEXON :  And Sam fledged!! Before I got there lol. Arrived to find no one in sight. Oh oh. Bruce had arrived just before me and said hadn’t seen anyone. So he did a walk about and I kept an eye on the nest ledge and checked nearby rooftops and ledges. As Bruce was coming back, we both saw dad land on the CPPlan sign. Good! Seconds later I saw Sam pop up about midway down the building on a ledge beneath Dad!! Yayyyy, fledged and didn’t lose too much height. So we set up in the shade(another hot one) and watched him walk the ledge. Mom & Dad tried so hard to get him off that ledge. Bruce left around noon. I watched as the sun came around and slowly he was out of shade. But he stayed. Parents landed beside him, above him, flew repeatedly by him, encouraging him to get off that hot ledge. To no avail. Mom finally brought him food around 3pm. He tore into it lol. But still stayed. Sally and Bruce joined me around 430. I left shortly after to feed my pets. Of course a half hour after I left, he took a second flight, missed 150 and came back and landed one floor down from where he left! He got fed a few more times, beak fed by mom this time. And that’s where we left him at close. Hopefully he gets another flight in tomorrow before the bad weather arrives (rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast). But all in all, a good day!!

Hello Sam!!

June 22, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

UPDATE DON MILLS /AMEXON :  Our little Sam isn’t so little anymore! He’s looking really good, sitting up looking out on the great big world. Not much fluff left on him so he’s been working out lol. And he’s got a good set of lungs on him too! I’ve been trying to see him every day this week and going tomorrow to watch a bit more before the official start of the fledge watch on Saturday. Hope he flies strong and high! Stay tuned….

Banding day at Don Mills and Eglinton Amexon Nest. June 10th 2022.

June 10, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Marion Nash Reports:

1 big boy 700 Grams band number C over 37 named Sam. We still put colored tape on his silver band just in case he turns up somewhere and we only get a partial band number the red tape on the other band will help us determine the rest of the number and who he is. He was very feisty during banding not only striking out with his talons but biting the gloved hands quite hard good for him as his attitude will someday serve him well.

Congrats to Holden & Nagata!!

May 19, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Good news at DON MILLS/AMEXON: We have a hatch!! Congrats to Holden and Nagata! Thanks to my son for coming up with me to check for a hatch…egg shell still there so very newly hatched!  I am hoping that I am right in seeing a small pip in the other egg. Won’t be going up again to check until banding…parents quite upset(rightly so) with our presence- walking to the car with our hard hats brought both out and circled over us, ushering us to our car lol. Good parents. As the banding is the only other time we’ll see them until they are ready to fledge(they are high and hidden), hope you enjoy the pics I quickly took of this little cutie

Update on Tardis hatch in 2019 Don Mills Eglinton Amexon.

May 16, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Marion Nash Reports:

We went down to the Toronto Downtown Sheraton nest to check on the nest and can confirm that the female is Tardis produced at the Don Mills and Eglinton nest site in 2019 and the male is Spicy P produced at Canada Square Young and Eglinton Toronto in 2019.

The pair was seen bowing and chuping at each other as well as beak touching so they are still a bonded pair and they stooped the windows as we passed going into the mechanical room to the nest hatch however there were no chicks and no eggs laid as of yet.

We will continue to check on the nest and will post updates if there are any eggs laid.

Upcoming Bandings of the Peregrine Chicks

May 16, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Marion Nash Reports:

Mississauga MEC May 17th 11:00.
Canada Square May 17th 2:30.
Etobicoke Private Residence May 24th 10:30.
Bloor Islington Place Etobicoke May 24th 2:30.
Port Colborne May 25th 10:30 AM
220 Duncan Mill Rd. May 26th 10:30.
Hamilton Sheraton May 27 11:00 AM
St Marys Cement St Marys Ont May 30th 1:00 Pending
Lake Ridge Health Oshawa May 31st 1:00 PM.
Kitchener CTV tower June 1st 1:00 PM

Waiting on hatch reports for
150 Ferrand Dr. Don Mills and Eglinton.
Yellow Pages Scarborough
Toronto Downtown Sheraton
Beachville quarry
Windsor Ambassador Bridge

Eggs at Don Mills/Amexon!!

April 22, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

NEWS FROM DON MILLS/AMEXON:  Our new residents have 2 eggs!! I’ve been watching the past 6 weeks or so, on and off. Lots of drama. At first the new couple were just hanging around,  getting familiar with the new neighborhood.  Then it seemed like they were settling down and getting down to business,  if you know what I mean. Then I stopped by and saw the male on the rooftop looking west…I saw 2 peregrines!!  Was that one new , one intruder?? Oh oh. But then as they got closer, the one on the roof was off like a shot after them! There was contact, screaming…and then out front 150…a 4th peregrine!! After a short battle, the intruders were chased off. As Marion said…we’ve got some “Hot property ” here! For the next 3 days I witnessed a single intruder bother this  new pair as they tried to protect their nest and eggs.  Finally , it seemed to finally  calm down and  I only saw one peregrine at a time…eggs!!! I have been quite busy plus the weather has not been cooperating but my son and I  got up to the roof today . I peeked over and saw the female on the nest tray…she eyed me for a bit and then started alarm calling and was off…to reveal 2 eggs! She flew around calling for back up…we moved back to see if he would show up and he finally did.  And then we left .  Hatch watch will start in 2 weeks.  My son has named this pair(with Sally and my blessing lol) ….so meet Holden and Nagata! Any sy-fi fans out there?? If so , you’ll know this pair from an excellent show “The Expanse”..the fun is beginning …..Cathy

Milli has been spotted and believed to be injured

March 29, 2022 - Toronto - Don Mills and Eglinton - Amexon

Cathy Kerr Reports:

Well good news/bad news here: I have edited this post after blowing up the pictures and consulting with Marion:  Milli(formerly Don Mills/Amexon) has been spotted yesterday at Tommy Thompson Park. A volunteer naturalist group saw her getting her lunch there and sent us a couple of great photos of her. Thanks to Jack Alvo for sending us the pictures and the report. After reviewing the pictures,  we are afraid Milli has a badly injured foot. The last time I saw her at Don Mills,  it was a rainy day and she was far but I got some pics. I wondered then if she had an injured foot(I even mentioned it to a friend) but I never saw her again. And as she is in the air, there is nothing we can do. If she does come down, hopefully she can be caught. Poor Milli