Archive for October, 2010

After Short ‘PEP’ Rally, Quest Back At Pickering

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Quest Goes East

As she’s done in the past, Quest threw us a curve ball. After weeks at Pickering, she suddenly decided to take a trip east to Prince Edward Point. She stayed a couple of days then returned to Pickering, but not before making a stop-over in Port Hope on the 18th. Maybe she decided to take a flight down memory lane now that she seems to be settling down.

More Pictures of Quest

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Rochester Falconcam team member Joyce Miller, who spent last weekend watching Quest, has sent us another couple of photographs.

Quest on Communication Tower

Quest on Communication Tower

Quest Flying

Quest Flying

As we’ve seen with other offspring, Quest looks like she’s inherited her looks from both Mariah and Kaver. We think you’ll all agree that she looks gorgeous in her adult plumage!

Could Quest Be Settling Down?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Quest In October

Quest’s latest location data are all clustered in the immediate area around the Pickering Nuclear Power plant in Pickering, Ontario Canada. Not only that, but just this past weekend she was spotted there by Rochester Falconcam watchers Joyce and MAK. They tell us that Quest was once again seen in the company of a male peregrine, and that they were both acting very comfortable with each other.

Even better, Joyce took some pictures! Here’s a few for you

Quest (below) and Male (top) on Water Tower

Quest (below) and Male (top) on Water Tower


Quest on the water tower

Quest on the water tower

Male falcon taking off

Male falcon taking off

And finally, a shot of Quest passing overhead. Her transmitter is clearly visible in this picture.

Quest in flight

Quest in flight

We’re very pleased that we’ve finally gotten some pictures of Quest to share with you, and we’re grateful for the efforts of Joyce, MAK, and all the other watchers who have made the long trip to Pickering Ontario in search of our intrepid peregrine. It seems like she’s pretty comfortable at the power plant, and if she has found a mate in this male, we may even be able to look forward to some nesting activity next year. We’ll keep our eye on Quest to see if she decides to make this her permanent home.