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Offline Alison

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Re: Mount Sinai - 2010 / ? & Wind
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2010, 16:25 »
An update from the site: no I.D. yet on the resident birds.

!!! FOUR EGGS and Peregrines are on site
May 16, 2010 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital
 
Linda Woods Reports:

Long distance observation confirmed 4 eggs on the 6th ledge from the north on the east side of Mt.Sinai Hospital.

Two adults were observed this morning sitting in the 6th and 7th ledges. The adult sitting in the 6thledge, with the eggs, was not showing typical incubation, it was just standing over the eggs the entire time I was observing.  In the mean time, the adult occupying the 7thledge was showing intense incubation behaviour, shielding by ‘mantling’ over the area.

When the adult finally came off the ledges, the 6th ledge bird exposed at least 4 eggs to my view. While the bird in the 7th ledge, I could not see anything. The shade had moved onto this area of the ledge and put everything to dark to see.  When the 7th ledge bird returned it immediately went into the far area of this ledge and was there for approximately 5 minutes, came out and flew off. It returned seconds later and returned to the far back corner of the 7th ledge. The adult that came off the 6th ledge where the eggs are seen did not return to this area, leaving the eggs exposed. I waited and did not see where this bird had flown.

More observation is needed, to confirm an actual hatch.



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Ontario / Toronto - Mount Sinai - 2011 / ? & ?
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2011, 14:55 »
2011 NESTING SEASON

!!! Both adults on site
February 13, 2011 - Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital
Linda Woods Reports:
A quick spot check on all 3 downtown nesting locations had both adults on site.

Today, 2 adult peregrines were sitting on the east side of the hospital in the far north ledge.


Not sure who they are though.  :-\

Offline Alison

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Ontario / Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital - 2017 / Hunter & Ariel
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2017, 16:28 »
2017 NESTING SEASON

Hunter, the resident tiercel at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, has his very first chicks this year at age seventeen.

For many years, Hunter and his former mate, Ranger, tried to have chicks. It seemed that something always seemed to happen to the eggs, which would disappear.

Sadly, Ranger is gone now. Hunter has a new mate, Ariel. Her mother is Athena, one of the last clutch of chicks raised by O'Connor, the resident female at Etobicoke, and her former mate Hurricane.

I am so happy for Hunter that he has chicks of his own this year. He is the son of a very famous tiercel, Bandit, the former resident male at the Rhodes Tower in Columbus, Ohio.

One of the chicks has already been rescued. I hope all three will stay safe.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/falcon-babies-mount-sinai-hospital-1.4195232

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This is good news.  Thanks for sharing.  :)

Offline carly

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We have a double 'bandit' connection -  the one from Columbus, Ohio Alison mentioned and to Akron, Ohio's Bandit as well.   :-*

I had the pleasure of seeing both Ariel and Hunter and one of the girls last week in person.  We are all over the moon that he finally has the family he has tried so hard for.   :-*



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Ontario / Toronto - Mount Sinai Hospital - 2018 / Hunter & Ariel
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2018, 19:37 »
2018 NESTING SEASON


Hunter and Ariel did successfully raise offspring this year, they were not banded on the ledge so we have no idea how many they had.  Last I heard, the watchers think they saw 3 - one did come to ground and was banded at that time - that I know of.  Otherwise I haven't heard anything since..so perhaps no news is good news in this case  :)

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Re: News: Canadian Peregrines
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2021, 19:41 »
2021 NESTING SEASON

From Canadian Peregrine Foundation FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/Canadian-Peregrine-Foundation-149280041803853):

Mt Sinai Hospital’s resident adult male HUNTER rescued today July 22/21.

Hunter now 21 years old hatched in OHIO in 2000 and came to Toronto in 2002. He is now the oldest known, wild producing falcon in North America, having successfully produced another two offspring this season.  Hunter was reported trapped on a lower rooftop elevation at 60 Murray St. Toronto, part of the Mt Sinai Hospital facility.

Hunter was on the lower rooftop 5 floors up from the ground and two stories below the main upper roof for 2 days and was observed by hospital staff through a window trying without success to fly up to the 3 foot high retaining wall surrounding the roof he was on.

Yesterday staff from the Hospital called, emailed and sent photos and videos of Hunter on the ledge and together the hospital security and The Canadian Peregrine Foundation went into action.

Bruce Massey went down to the hospital to check out the situation and have a look through the window so see how Hunter was doing, how he looked, was there any obvious injury etc. Bruce reported that he was alert and running around the ledge and no obvious injury could be seen but he obviously can’t fly.

There was no access to the ledge through a door or window so a climb or repel down from the upper roof was required to rescue Hunter and get him off the lower roof elevation.

Mark Nash form CPF contacted John Miller our high altitude climber and falcon chick extractor who assisted us with the all of the banding of the chicks over the past 20 years. John was happy to help Hunter although this would be the first time he had to grab up and adult falcon. Mark Nash of CPF explained to John that being injured and the stress Hunter may have to endure to be rescued might be too much for an old guy like him and he should in no way feel responsible if hunter should die in the attempt. John understood and like us felt he was worth every effort we could make no matter the outcome because there was no other acceptable option.

Because John was at work and he had to book a day off and pack up his climbing equipment  it was not until today that we were able to get to the hospital to do the rescue.

Paul, the security manager at the Hospital who had alerted us about Hunter made all the arrangements to get us to the roof , check on the certifications of the roof anchors for John to tie off to for the repel down to the lower roof elevation and arranged parking for the team and get us to the roof.

On the way up to the roof with all the rescue and climbing equipment John and Mark were stopped by many staff members inquiring about Hunter or thanking them for coming to help their falcon Dad. It seemed to Mark the entire hospital knew Hunter was in peril and they were eager for any news.

For John this was an easy repel down to the ledge compared to the many he has done for us in the past. However catching up a feisty adult falcon was a bit different. Hunter played a royal game of tag running like thief all over the ledge.  John's determination won out though and John was able to safely and gently catch him up and put him in the rescue carrier lowered down to him from the roof by Mark Nash.

Mark then gave him some water which he eagerly accepted and rushed Hunter to Toronto Wildlife Centre for examination and treatment. We hope the prognosis will be positive and we will keep you posted as soon as we have any information on his diagnosis.


UPDATE ON HUNTER:  4:40 pm:
Just got a call at 4:40 from TWC about Hunter. Radiographs have been done and there are no breaks or fractures seen. He is dehydrated and light in weight so they are hydrating him and quail has been given. He will be kept in a quiet place tonight with quail to eat until tomorrow. He will see a vet tomorrow and they will decide what blood work should be done."

Wishing our very best for HUNTER and a speedy recovery.  Very thankful to all involved:  Bruce, John, Mark, Paul and TWC