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Offline carly

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This year we have D'arcy and Lucky.  D'arcy took over the site late last April - she did lay 2 eggs at that time but neither hatched.  She is 3 years old this Spring so hopefully a better year.  Lots of construction in the area and work on the towers though, not to mention unseasonably cold weather so no sign of eggs yet.  The cam has been out since January but I try to keep an eye out from the ground.


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Well we have no cam this year but I'm confident we have eggs now and incubation has started as of this past weekend.  All behaviors from last Tuesday on wards indicate eggs.  I've seen a few shift changes yesterday and today - I think she may have laid egg 4 yesterday as I did witness a mating before he took his turn in the tray and she was looking quite puffy.  Best 'guesstimate' is the week starting May 8th for a hatch as I'm just going by behavior and not visuals.

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Definitely one hatch here so far, maybe more but with no cam hard to say.  A friend I know in the condos went up and took photos and I see one baby with Darcy...looks to be a few days old at least.

Hopefully CPF can go check the cams from inside as they can still view there even though it's not transmitting via the web.

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Four hatches here confirmed.  Banding will be on June 3rd  :)

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So great to hear of all the hatches going on😃

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Our banding was today at 3.30 pm.  Three boys and one girl.  All a good size,the girl was 900 grams!  Names are Avro, Aries and Griffin for the boys and the girl was named Bliss.

Bands and photos should be posted in the next day or so!

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Just a quick progress update.  The kids have all fledged, sadly we lost Griffon to the dreaded glass towers shortly after his fledge.  Avro has been rescued 3 times but I have high hopes for him.  Bliss and Aries continue to do well and stay high in the sky  :)

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The names and band numbers for the four chicks are as follows:

Avro, male, banded 01/AW
Griffon, male, banded 02/AW
Aries, male, banded 03/AW
Bliss, female, banded Z/29

It is very sad that Griffon was lost in a building collision on June 21.

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Today brings more very sad news from the Bloor/Islington nest:

Bliss no longer with us

Marion Nash Reports:


Bliss band number Z 29 was spotted in a construction in the Distillery district on the ground with a broken beak. CPF got the call and Bruce went out to try to find her. Her wings were not broken or fractured and she was able to fly so although he tried he could not find her anywhere. Bruce then went to the nest site hoping she may come home but she did not. Some kindly person did find her and took her into Toronto Wildlife but she was so malnourished she was just skin and bone and her beak was very badly broken. TWC made the decision to put her down. Sad but at least she is no longer suffering.


Poor little Bliss; I wish they had been able to save her.  :'(