Yearly Archives: 2013


Churchill & Carling

Matt Maloley sent us a nice Christmas present: two photos of a Peregrine on the Zylog building at Churchill and Carling. He says they spotted this falcon on Dec. 24 attacking a pigeon and taking it to the top of the building and feasting for about an hour. Guess even falcons enjoy a nice Christmas [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:36+00:00 December 28th, 2013|Falcon Watch|0 Comments

The OTHER Christmas Count sighting

Langis Sirois's Peregrine Falcon sighting during the Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15 was less dramatic than the aerial battle with the Snowy Owl downtown. But he did capture a nice photo of the raptor perched atop a hydro pylon. Thanks for sharing, Langis! Peregrine near the General Hospital, Dec. 15, 2013. Photo [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:36+00:00 December 27th, 2013|Falcon Watch|0 Comments

The Falcon and the Snowy

The Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15. I covered the area along the Ottawa River from the Champlain Bridge to the Rideau Canal, more or less south to the Queensway. By far the most exciting moment of the count, for me, involved Diana, our resident downtown female. Late in the afternoon, [...]

By | 2013-12-27T23:47:08+00:00 December 27th, 2013|Falcon Watch|0 Comments

Another sighting in the east end

Ivanhoe and Rowena appear to be spending a lot of time east of the Data Centre. Maria Lythgoe just sent in the following sighting: I was walking my dogs through the hydro corridor yesterday afternoon when I spotted the falcon at the top of the hydro tower. its located above the perley complex heading towards [...]

By | 2013-12-04T00:44:09+00:00 December 4th, 2013|Falcon Watch|2 Comments

Waiting out the fog

Photo by Clayre Bertrand St. Laurent seems to be a popular street for Peregrines' peregrinations lately. Clayre Bertrand, who lives a few kilometres north of the TCC offices, also on St. Laurent, spotted this falcon perched on her balcony on the 25th floor. This was on Nov. 22, which was a rather miserable [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:36+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Falcon Watch|0 Comments

Favourite hangout

I received an email recently from Rich Gunhouse, Director of Marketing for The Corporate Centre (TCC) Canada, an office solutions and virtual office provider that recently set up shop on the top floor of 1730 St. Laurent Blvd. Staff there were thrilled to discover a pair of Peregrine Falcons visiting the ledges outside their windows [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:37+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Falcon Watch|0 Comments

Random sightings

It's been a while since I've posted any updates on Ottawa's Peregrine Falcons, but several people have sent in reports of sightings in the past month or so. Time for an update! The most recent report, with photo, comes from Melva Peever, who photographed a falcon perched on her 25th-floor balcony overlooking the Ottawa River [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:37+00:00 November 4th, 2013|Falcon Watch|1 Comment


Here's photo taken a year ago of one of the Peregrine Falcon chicks perched on a sixth-floor, south-side ledge. Judging by the bird's size, it's most likely Amber, the female. Her brother Data was smaller. Thanks to Zeke Hasaces for sharing his photo. Coincidentally, I dropped by today to check on the falcons and found [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:38+00:00 July 6th, 2013|Falcon Watch|0 Comments

Thank you!

Thanks to all who volunteered their time during this year's Falcon Watch, and also to the staff and management of SNC-Lavalin and the Canada Revenue Agency for their help. A special thank you to the security guards on site for all their friendly assistance at all hours of the day, and to Nancy Scott for [...]

By | 2013-07-02T17:45:32+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Falcon Watch|1 Comment

Pringle graduates from basic flight training

Pringle has graduated from basic flight training to the advanced class, so we wrapped up the official Falcon Watch on Friday. Sorry for the delay in posting, but I needed a few days' rest. Thanks to Claire, Tim and Marian for braving the rain on the final day, and to Frank for checking in on [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:38+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Falcon Watch|0 Comments