Gallery – Rhea Mae in Toronto

Rhea Mae in Toronto
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Linda Woods of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation provided this picture of Rhea Mae, one of Mariah and Kaver’s 2006 offspring. As we reported in a recent post, Rhea Mae has taken up residence on the Downtown Sheraton hotel in Toronto, Canada. It appears that she has displaced the previous female, Wind, and she and the resident male Tiago have been observed exhibiting courtship behaviors such as bowing to each other and flying together.

Rhea Mae Close-up ID Band

Another shot from Linda provides an unmistakable look at the ID band which allowed our Canadian friends to positively identify Rhea Mae. You can also see the remnants of some of her brown juvenile feathers on her wings.

Rhea Mae #3
Photo by Linda Woods

Over the Labor Day holiday Rochester Falconcam team members Marcia Lyman, Lisa McKeown, Dana Mulhern, Kathy Olney, Joyce Miller & Carol Phillips (who named Rhea Mae in 2006) made the 2½ hour drive from Rochester to Toronto for an in-person look at Rhea Mae. Hosted by Linda Woods, they spent a couple of days observing and photographing Rhea Mae. Carol sends us this report of the trip, along with many pictures of Rhea Mae and Tiago. Fans of the Rochester falcons who joined us in 2006 will recall that Rhea Mae was the last of Mariah and Kaver’s three offspring to fledge. She went on to be a great flyer though, and we’re glad to see that she’s thriving and has found a territory of her own. We’re looking forward to news of her in the future, and we hope that she and Tiago will go on to raise many families of their own.

-Jess

8 Responses to “Gallery – Rhea Mae in Toronto”

  1. Kathy V says:

    thats a beautiful photo, thank you.

  2. kayla torres says:

    I love that picture of one of the babys

  3. Pirkko says:

    Welcome to Toronto, Rhea Mae! One afternoon last week, I stood at the foot of the Sheraton craning my neck to spot you or Tiago (the rascal) or Wind (the poor darling), but I did not see any of you. (You may have seen me …?) All I managed was to get dizzy–that’s one very tall building you are living in. Now, since I’m determined to “meet” you, a good pair of binoculars have been added to my shopping list. Last but not least, compliments on the picture, Linda! Rhea Mae looks like trouble–and you’ve definitely caught that!

  4. jeanne says:

    I look at her in awe. She is alive and she is thriving! And what a beauty! An absolute beauty!

  5. Pirkko says:

    Rhea Mae is indeed a beauty, and Linda’s picture does her full justice! It’s just amazing that she travelled all the way from Rochester to downtown Toronto. That trip, although not far for a peregrine falcon, must have been fraught with all kinds of perils, but here she is, alive and well! By the way, you need not worry about her lodgings. She is less than a stone’s throw from the Opera House, the City Hall, the Law Society of Upper Canada, Lake Ontario, the financial district and, more importantly, plenty of pigeons.

  6. dale says:

    It’s fantastic to look back at the pictures from 06 and see Rhea Mae and the other girls as fledglings. That one photo of Jim’s where she’s flying and messing with something she’s carrying cracked me up last year and it’s still just as funny. Just learned to fly and she was multitasking. Best of luck to her!!!

  7. AJ says:

    Are there any up dates on the falcon family of 2007? Are any still around? None were found deceased I hope. Now you’ve taken off the migration address. Where else can I look? Any info would be appreciated.

  8. Ei says:

    Hi AJ-

    No news is good news…the last report of a 2007 juvie was Linn noted in the August 20 Imprints.

    I’d like to suggest to you (and any other Falcon Fans) that you visit the Yahoo Kfalconcam group-you’ll find the link in the right menu under 5-Fans of the Falconcam. I’ve been a member for several years & it’s a fun group that’s active all year with on-the-ground reports.

    Ei