RIP Epione

August 03, 2022 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:
Appalling, horrendous news about Epione (Z/37, 2020 hatch Sheraton site). We had reported that she was injured and being treated in Pennsylvania at the Tamarack Wildlife Center. She had a heart attack while in surgery for her fractured wing and passed away. But they now let us know that they also found 7, SEVEN, pellets in her on admittance. They hadn’t hit any critical organs but likely is what caused her fractured wing. And ultimately caused her death. I don’t know how someone could be so cruel. I was at her banding 2 years ago… And I remember wishing her and her siblings good luck as their nest site is downtown Toronto, tall buildings and glass everywhere. It has a high mortality rate. But not that year… All 4 survived their fledge. And poor Epione defied the odds and made it to 2 years… Only to be shot. Soar high and free little one.
Here are a few of her banding pics…

Toronto Sheraton Nest Report May 28th 2022

May 28, 2022 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Mark Nash Reports:

I went down to the Downtown Toronto Sheraton to check on the nest today there were no eggs, only one adult seen on distant building, no one in the nest tray or ledge looks like a failure this year.

Update May 15th 2022

May 16, 2022 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

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 touvhing 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 - Sheraton Centre

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

Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto Sheraton Hotel and 18 King st.

June 16, 2021 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Bruce and Mark have confirmed there are at least 2 chicks at Mt Sinai Hospital. Should be ready to fledge in about a week. As for The Sheraton Hotel it’s a fail, both eggs have been abandoned one is broken no hatch this year, no sign of chicks at 18 King St.

!!! 2 eggs

May 31, 2021 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

As of May 25th there are 2 eggs. Waiting on hatch!


New family

April 01, 2021 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Spicy P produced at Canada Square 2019 is now with an unbanded female at Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel. Mark went down to check on the Sheraton pair today and saw the unbanded female and then the male brought in food to her. He got a clear look at his band 00 over AW and he still has the white tape on his silver band we used for the fledge watch. No eggs yet will check again in a week.


Quin reported in Rochester NY

March 20, 2021 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Just got a report from the banding office that Quin a male produced at the Toronto Sheraton Hotel in 2019 was reported in Rochester August of 2019 and is also being reported as in captivity. I have reached out to the reporter to see if I can get some further information on Quin. Strange that we should be just getting a report now.

Marriott hatched at the Toronto Downtown Sheraton Hotel band 06 over AW still hanging out in the Oshawa area. See report below.

October 19, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

The falcon in the first three photos was in the south end of the Second Marsh near Lake Ontario and the other photos were taken in the southwest corner of McLaughlin Bay in Oshawa.
Tom


Another Update on Marriott

August 25, 2020 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Marion Nash Reports:

Well it looks like Marriott has found a travel companion I hope;) Here is an update sent in yesterday. Thanks Terri for the report and a big thank you to Ron for the beautiful photos.

Hi Marion

This is Terri Martin

I am requesting an ID on a band Peregrine Falcon I saw at Halls Road in Ajax on August 21 2020

The band is on the left leg and it is all black the letter are 06 AW on the other leg is a piece of yellow tape.

There are two falcons nesting there and have been hunting the gulls and ducks. The other Falcon is not banded.

I am sending you a picture of the Falcons and would love to know who the banded Falcon is and where he came from.

I worked at the nuclear station in pickering and retired in 2019 last year.

I hope they are still going strong with the falcon program. I was involved in the banding of the falcons. It was always so exciting.

Hope you are doing well.
My boyfriend Ron Warner he took lthe pictures and says you can post the pictures if you like.
The falcons both look quite young.