This news belongs here and at Central Terminal Buffalo, but posting here to refresh it.
As we have heard, Stormin' is now on site at the 18 King St. scrape with Erin. Time will tell if Erin is up for another season...
Meanwhile, Stormin' & Haven's son Simcoe (2012) was last seen nesting at the Oshawa Hospital with Alfrieda, daughter of Diamante & Glieg (2012) with one offspring, Salveo. Presuming the pair has not changed this year...http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/uploads/2015/03/1427452873_OshawaHosp-March26th-2015jpg.jpg
!!! Oshawa Lake Ridge Hospital peregrines are on site and getting ready to lay eggs!
March 26, 2015 - Oshawa - Oshawa Activity
Mark Nash Reports:
March 26th - 2015
A quickly update on the Oshawa Lake Ridge Hospital peregrines. I was able to spend several hours today out in Oshawa after delivering the new nest box that the CPF has build for them to provide a more suitable nesting habitat for their resident peregrines. I was delighted to catch both peregrines in view, and managed to snap a few photos of the “love-birds” while they were involved in some intimate mating activity. Wow, that doesn’t sound good! Just lucky to be there and have the camera in hand when the “love-birds” were involved with one another. That sounds a little better.
It would appear that the pair have decided to utilize a lower roof top elevation to lay their eggs at, in comparison to the higher roof top elevation that they used last season.
Actually, this lower elevation appears to be a better choice, given that it also has protection from both sides as well as a back wall to protect them from any driving winds and rain. While I don’t see this elevation any more challenging to install the nest box on, it remains to be seen when the time comes.
While we have no confirmation of any eggs having been laid as yet, given the both birds were visible at the same time for over an hour, and copulation was observed, it is not likely given these events (and in consideration of the cold temps) that they have not laid any eggs as yet,,,,,, (and obviously not involved in any sort of incubation),,, BUT copulation is happening, and egg(s) are very soon to follow!!!
I have attached some photos, (not very good ones) as it was still spitting rain, somewhat misty and still quite breezy and cold! So there lies my excuse (reason) for such crappy photos! Hmmm, maybe I Just can’t admit to being a crappy photographer.
Stay tuned,,,, as there is more update to follow………….