Quest Up a Creek?


View Quest Travels August 10 – 16 in a larger map with a legend. Zoom in or out on the map by clicking the small + & – signs. Move it around by clicking your mouse button and dragging the map in the desired direction. Click the falcon icons for more information about each location.

In our last update we noted that Quest has staked out an apparent base of operations at the Wesleyville power plant. The latest week’s data reinforce the point, with five of seven locations in a 1-mile (1.6km) cluster near the plant’s smokestack.

The other two points are interesting all on their own. Besides being in a residential neighborhood near Cavan Street in Port Hope, they are both adjacent to a creek that runs south along Cavan and Mill Streets until it empties into the lake. The two data points may indicate an alternate hunting location, or possibly secondary perches.

One location early in the morning on the 11th is directly over a house on Cavan Street. The other, from the evening of the 16th (long after sunset) may have come from a bridge on Barrett Street that passes over the creek. A structure like that could provide a sheltered spot for her to spend the night, and there are likely some opportunities to hunt birds that live and forage along the shores of the creek.

8 Responses to “Quest Up a Creek?”

  1. Maureen in MA says:

    Sounds like Quest has a good groove on :)

  2. Alison in Indiana says:

    without a paddle … but with pinions, who needs one?

  3. Sounds like she has herself a good spot to live, good for her.Thanks

  4. the spelling on my last name is wrong..its Villone

  5. chrissy says:

    There appear to be cars in the parking lot of the power plant. A skeleton crew, perhaps? Wondering if she’s in adult plumage by now?

  6. Kris A. says:

    These satellite images are a few years old. Those cars are most likely not there now.

  7. Alison in Indiana says:

    I had not thought of that, chrissy. She is still a “juvenile” in my mind, but you are right, her molt this year would put her in adult plumage.

  8. Melissa in MA says:

    Looks like Quest has found a place that meets all her needs….kinda nice to see she is still in the same vicinity, makes me think she is comfortable there and living a good life. :)