Monthly Archives: July 2014


Some more photos

Photo by Susanne Emond, July 5, 2014. A couple of photos submitted recently. The first is Susanne's snapshot of one of the chicks in a dead tree near a Bronson ramp on July 5. This looks like it may be near the tree were one of the females spent a few hours hiding [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:24+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Falcon Watch|0 Comments

That’s all, folks!

Well, the 2014 Falcon Watch is officially over — actually, it's been over for more than a week, but I'm only now getting around to recapping the final two days. On Friday, July 4, I took the first shift but had little to report by the end of it. John, Chris and Kevin took over [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:25+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Falcon Watch|3 Comments

Goldfinches beware!

It was a relief to find all the Peregrine Falcons safe early this morning, after last night's terrible storm. They all seemed exhausted, though, as there was little movement. I only saw the three chicks fly together once, and not for very long. Mom Rowena offered just a bit of food, so Luis tried briefly [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:25+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Falcon Watch|3 Comments


We've gotten used to dramatic days on the Falcon Watch, trying to track three active fledglings who end up in trees and use windows and walls to brake. Still, this evening was a different kind of drama, with a sudden, nasty storming hit the Data Centre as I was on my way there by bike. [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:26+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Falcon Watch|2 Comments

Too hot to fly? Nope!

Happy Canada Day! Canada Day at the Data Centre was no holiday! It was hot and sticky for volunteers, but apparently not too hot for Peregrine Falcon chicks to take to the skies. Rémy took the first shift, and watched the three chicks chase each other through the air. One — probably Luis [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:26+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Falcon Watch|0 Comments