Quest Likes Shores and Shoals

Quest Map December 2-11

When Quest isn’t basking in the luxury of the Lennox Power station it appears she has a penchant for the shoals. Her recent locations have been centered on a spot over Lake Ontario, right on the border line between the US and Canada.

It turns out there’s an old lighthouse there. The East Charity Shoal light is closed to the public, a perfect spot for Quest. At just shy of 60 feet, its tower must provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding water for a Peregrine on the prowl. Doubtless it’s an ideal hunting perch.

Temperature data have been sparse for Quest recently, but a couple of readings from yesterday indicate that she got a taste of the cold blast that swept in off the lake yesterday. Still, the lowest temperature we recieved was 8.92°C, which is downright toasty compared to the below zero air temperatures recorded in the area. So it looks like Quest should be able to shrug off the winter weather like the seasoned falcon she’s become.

12 Responses to “Quest Likes Shores and Shoals”

  1. Lola says:

    Go Quest !
    Lola

  2. Barb says:

    That’s our girl. :)

  3. Melissa in MA says:

    Good for her for finding yet another great spot to hunt from! :)

  4. Maureen in MA says:

    Definitely a chip of the old block! :D

  5. Paul says:

    Thanks, Jess!

    I am constantly amazed at the places I have learned about from following Quest. Who would have believed a transplanted lighthouse, made of melted-down Civil War cannons, out in Lake Ontario.

  6. Lennoxman says:

    I wondered why Quest was hanging out over the water, now it makes sense. The reason the air temperature readings are higher than expected might have something to do with the roof vents on top of the power station. It’s actually quite balmy at certain locations on the roof. We just installed a new surveillance camera near the front gate of the station which is capable of being pointed at the nest box. The camera has an excellent zoom function so I’m hoping that we’ll finally be able to see her :)

  7. Carol P. says:

    Great news LM! Hope you’re able to see Quest soon.

  8. Maureen in MA says:

    Me too! Thanks for the hopeful news, Lennoxman!! :D

  9. chrissy says:

    Me three! Thank you, Lennoxman!

    An article in Lighthouse News reports Charity Shoal was sold at audtion in August to a private bidder (for practically a song!).

  10. Alison in Indiana says:

    Hope the bidder is a bird-lover, but not so much of a bird lover to object to a peregrine eating some :-)

  11. Burt says:

    Lennoxman I applaud your feverish efforts in providing interested parties here in with mountains of interesting tidbits that pertain to my favorite winged ladden creature, ornithologically speaking of course. Thanks bunches sweet cheeks !

    Eldrick Regit Sdoow
    Esquire
    Wales of the South

  12. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.