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Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 12-Apr-11, 11:53:02 pm
I am surprised that Quest and her mate are at a building this low in height - 1/2 the stories of the Times Square nestsite.

Attached here is the front view and pic of the rooftop.  Also signs of the businesses in 220 and 240 Duncan Mill Rd.  

Nice neighborhood for us to watch and eat nearby.  Hope they don't mind if we set up chairs (LOL).

~Joyce


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 13-Apr-11, 05:19:58 am
Great News!  :yahoo: Building is a bit low, but a few watchers at fledge time should help to off-set that.  As for the neighborhood - Harlequin Romance Books - wonderful location!  Someone here should be able to toss a quick story together (guy and gal meet while watching Quest and her love-interest, etc. etc) and maybe make a few bucks for the falcons (they have NASCAR ones, so why not Falcon ones?). :logo:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Apr-11, 06:23:11 am
Wow, that is a low building. "Falcon Quest" the novel! I'll buy it!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 13-Apr-11, 06:31:19 am
Wow, that is a low building. "Falcon Quest" the novel! I'll buy it!

Great!  We have a title - now we need about 12 or 15 chapters  ;)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 13-Apr-11, 07:14:43 am
Never fear!,the building may be lower then we are accustomed,but we thought the same when Peregrines chose a 4th story ledge to use at the Bell Building in Toronto a few years back. All of their young fledged just fine that year..or at least as normal( a few rescues). It went so well we used the same building for a hack/release 2 years later,when all 4 chicks we hacked out thrived. At the time of the first nesting,I checked my "raptor bible" and it said cliff ledges were sometimes as low as 40ft,so we must trust that the Peregrines know what they are doing.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Apr-11, 07:16:26 am
Never fear!,the building may be lower then we are accustomed,but we thought the same when Peregrines chose a 4th story ledge to use at the Bell Building in Toronto a few years back. All of their young fledged just fine that year..or at least as normal( a few rescues). It went so well we used the same building for a hack/release 2 years later,when all 4 chicks we hacked out thrived. At the time of the first nesting,I checked my "raptor bible" and it said cliff ledges were sometimes as low as 40ft,so we must trust that the Peregrines know what they are doing.

Good to know, thanks!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 13-Apr-11, 08:32:28 am
"we must trust that the Peregrines know what they are doing."

They know more than we do!  ;D


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 13-Apr-11, 08:35:33 am
Just for perspective, how many stories up is the Sheraton Centre nest? 


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Apr-11, 08:36:39 am
Just for perspective, how many stories up is the Sheraton Centre nest? 

43, I believe Ei.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 13-Apr-11, 09:24:02 am
I am surprised that Quest and her mate are at a building this low

Both the Evanston Library birds and the Uptown birds are very low.
The Evanston birds come back to their third-floor ledge every year.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Apr-11, 10:00:46 am
I am surprised that Quest and her mate are at a building this low

Both the Evanston Library birds and the Uptown birds are very low.
The Evanston birds come back to their third-floor ledge every year.

Apparently size doesn't matter with falcons. It's where it is. They would know!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 14-Apr-11, 05:52:07 pm
The people at Harlequin are quite enamored of Quest & Kendal...

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/from-our-friends-at-harlequin/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/from-our-friends-at-harlequin/)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 14-Apr-11, 06:02:10 pm
Yes isnt that great that Harlequin and their CEO are so interested and being so incredibly supportive!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dot_Forrester on 14-Apr-11, 06:05:33 pm
 :clap: It's so nice for a change to see that some building tenants and owners are delighted to host falcons. Good for Harlequin!  Hope the building owners where Quest and Kendal may nest are also happy with their new residents.

Dot in PA


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 14-Apr-11, 06:12:23 pm
More great news and so happy she's settling down with one of our boys!!   :wub:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Apr-11, 06:17:31 pm
This is wonderful news. I love the name Harlequin for an eyas, should there be any. Fingers crossed.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 14-Apr-11, 06:28:21 pm
This is so wonderful!  How ironic that Quest has started her love story near the publisher of love stories!  Fabulous that folks share our excitement!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 14-Apr-11, 07:00:30 pm
 :mbanana: :bguitar:  Quest and Kendal=true love!  :heart:   Joyce and I saw this tiercel last year when we went to the Pickering Power Plant looking for Quest. Can't wait to see them again!!! You go girl!  ;D
 :foxbinocs:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 14-Apr-11, 08:55:12 pm
This is such exciting news about our Quest  - finally settling down with Kendal.  I remember those posts. 
And what luck to find an avid birder who recognized what she was seeing and share the news.   Quest is certainly an interesting bird to follow.   I hope the kids from Hilton  school  who named her in 2008 are still following her adventures. 


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 14-Apr-11, 09:05:34 pm
If anyone is a fan of Kathryn Shay -- a Harlequin Romance author, let her know.  AKA Kathy Schaffer, a retired Gates-Chili  English teacher who is a best selling author for Harlequin. Many of her novels have a Rochester setting/feel.  Here is her next best seller in the making...   Who posted "Falcon Quest"?  Send the idea on to Kathy.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 14-Apr-11, 09:45:17 pm
:mbanana: :bguitar:  Quest and Kendal=true love!  :heart:   Joyce and I saw this tiercel last year when we went to the Pickering Power Plant looking for Quest. Can't wait to see them again!!! You go girl!  ;D
 :foxbinocs:

and Shaky, Carrie, Kathy O and I were the first to track down this dynamic duo at the Pickering Power Plant last year when her transmitter readings first started coming from that area.  I'm so happy she has finally settle down and found a mate.  I'm especially happy that they moved away from the Pickering Power Plant!  This is wonderful news.

Now about copulation.  Big Frank, you said that copulation was witnessed between our two love birds?  I take it her transmitter did not hinder them???  We were wondering if it would.  Time for it to fall off any way.  Maybe with all this "ahem!" activity, it finally will.   ;)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 14-Apr-11, 10:15:53 pm
I wondered the same thing, Carol, about the transmitter...if it would hinder mating activity or not. 
If copulation has been seen, I guess it doesn't.  My understanding of the transmitter is that it would fall off before this.  It's going on three years.  Is this a record for a transmitter being of a Pefa?   
It's been wonderful for us to be able to track Quest for these  almost three years.  Are there pefas out there wearing these backpacks for a longer time?  Just curious.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 14-Apr-11, 10:24:28 pm
That's a very good question Margaret and I don't know the answer.  It was definitely supposed to fall off after a couple years.  We can only hope that it does now.  That would be perfect timing!  :2thumbsup:

I wondered the same thing, Carol, about the transmitter...if it would hinder mating activity or not. 
If copulation has been seen, I guess it doesn't.  My understanding of the transmitter is that it would fall off before this.  It's going on three years.  Is this a record for a transmitter being of a Pefa?   
It's been wonderful for us to be able to track Quest for these  almost three years.  Are there pefas out there wearing these backpacks for a longer time?  Just curious.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 14-Apr-11, 10:51:04 pm
That's a very good question Margaret and I don't know the answer.  It was definitely supposed to fall off after a couple years.  We can only hope that it does now.  That would be perfect timing!  :2thumbsup:

I wondered the same thing, Carol, about the transmitter...if it would hinder mating activity or not. 
If copulation has been seen, I guess it doesn't.  My understanding of the transmitter is that it would fall off before this.  It's going on three years.  Is this a record for a transmitter being of a Pefa?   
It's been wonderful for us to be able to track Quest for these  almost three years.  Are there pefas out there wearing these backpacks for a longer time?  Just curious.

Carol, when you guys saw her at Pickering, Kendal was with her??  I hope this doesn't hinder her!  As a side note, a friend of mine always says her babies will be born with little transmitters!  Won't happen (thankfully) but it lends itself to an interesting visualization! (Or  a Shaky picture)!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 14-Apr-11, 11:14:45 pm
As per the CPF posting by Tracy, "Bruce was able to witness mating behavoir between Quest and Kendal today and watched as Quest spent time on her selected ledge working on a nest scrape.  Bruce and I will both be on-site tomorrow as we are excitedly awaiting the potential arrival of eggs!!!"
We will of course keep you up to date as we get information.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 14-Apr-11, 11:28:29 pm
I wonder if anyone at the Quest school that named Quest would be interested in knowing that she is in Toronto.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-11, 08:03:09 am
Since she has a scrape already, does that mean there are pebbles, gravel, some sort of material on the spot where they chose? Hope not just bare cement.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 15-Apr-11, 08:18:11 am
This is the picture posted on the CPF site. Not as much material as were are used to, but it's enough to do the job.



Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-11, 08:25:11 am
Oh wow. What a great pic! Thanks


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 15-Apr-11, 11:48:33 am
It is so wonderful to see a picture!!!!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 15-Apr-11, 12:00:05 pm
If we can see this great picture of Quest's scrape now, does that mean if and when eggs arrive, we will be able to see pictures on a regular basis?  I'm assuming  that these shots are being taken from the office of Harlequin Enterprises?   That would be so fortunate if that is the case. The CPF site says the CEO is an avid birder.  What more luck could we ask for?


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 15-Apr-11, 12:45:56 pm
This is the picture posted on the CPF site. Not as much material as were are used to, but it's enough to do the job.



What a great picture! Thank you for posting it. Is that Quest in the picture?


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-11, 12:59:27 pm
This is the picture posted on the CPF site. Not as much material as were are used to, but it's enough to do the job.



What a great picture! Thank you for posting it. Is that Quest in the picture?

When I lightened it up, I saw the transmitter. Yup, that is her!  :clap:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 15-Apr-11, 08:10:05 pm
I thought it looked like a good location - tuck those eggs back there and she is good to go!
I think the stones are just an added benefit for the parents to pick at.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-11, 10:17:41 pm
Hope it all works out for her. Looks well protected that nook she's in. Probably too late to put up a nest box. Maybe next season.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 15-Apr-11, 10:25:57 pm
Hope it all works out for her. Looks well protected that nook she's in. Probably too late to put up a nest box. Maybe next season.

Maybe a webcam too!   ;)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-11, 10:27:29 pm
!!! Quest’s Mate Has Been Identified!!
April 14, 2011 - International, National and Local News
Tracy Simpson Reports:

There is definately a tale of romance here at 220 Duncan Mills Road.  This afternoon Bruce Massey attended the site to check in on Quest and her handsome male suitor and he was able to positively identify him…  …it’s Kendal, a 2009 hatch from the 18 King Street nest site!!!!  The story of these two birds could start off with something like, “Their eyes met across a misty Frenchman’s Bay…” as Quest and Kendal have potentially been flirting with the idea of getting together since last year.  On Sept. 12 of 2010, Denis Gauthier was able to take two exceptional photos of Kendal  in the Frenchman’s Bay area which coincidentally was around the same time that Quest’s transmitter put her nearby at the power plant ( check Toronto - King Street page for the full sighting notation ).   Bruce was able to witness mating behavoir between Quest and Kendal today and watched as Quest spent time on her selected ledge working on a nest scrape.  Bruce and I will both be on-site tomorrow as we are excitedly awaiting the potential arrival of eggs!!!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Apr-11, 10:32:18 pm
Kendal as a baby and Kendal now.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 15-Apr-11, 10:46:43 pm
 :2thumbsup: What a handsome tiercel!  :gum:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 15-Apr-11, 11:29:17 pm
Our gals love these Canadian terciels!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 16-Apr-11, 08:55:10 am
Well Daddy may have been one for all we know. Maybe its the accent eh!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 16-Apr-11, 12:09:31 pm
Quest's building has only 6 stories.

Joyce


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 16-Apr-11, 04:24:32 pm
How exciting that Quest may be nesting!  Her tercel is quite
handsome.  Thanks to everyone that has been keeping us posted.
               goodnews:      :hatch1:
                          Lola


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 16-Apr-11, 04:32:22 pm

Oops:   Tiercel    not    tercel
           :sunshine: :sunshine:
              Lola


Title: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: ezsha on 18-Apr-11, 02:48:51 am
Quest's new CPF page is now under Toronto - Don Mills (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/c/sightings/toronto-don-mills/). We can follow the adventures of her Harlequinesque romance with Kendal, of Toronto origin.

A link in their Harlequin article (click on highlighted Quest) points to the defunct marchlords.com website. I don't know what the new one is, but is there any way to contact them and have it updated?

Thanks to the moderator who moved this message here!
ezsha


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 18-Apr-11, 01:27:13 pm
Good article in the Toronto Star yesterday about Quest and Kendall.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/976254--falcons-find-high-flying-harlequin-romance?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/976254--falcons-find-high-flying-harlequin-romance?bn=1)

Click on the photos tab to see the 2 photos - one has Quest in it  ;)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Apr-11, 02:34:13 pm
Good article in the Toronto Star yesterday about Quest and Kendall.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/976254--falcons-find-high-flying-harlequin-romance?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/976254--falcons-find-high-flying-harlequin-romance?bn=1)

Click on the photos tab to see the 2 photos - one has Quest in it  ;)

What a GREAT GREAT love story. Boy this is gonna be world-wide. I love it. A nest tray....whoo hoo! Lights, Camera, ACTION!! Well maybe. Thanks so much Carly!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 18-Apr-11, 02:45:26 pm
Awesome story!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 18-Apr-11, 03:00:42 pm
Is is a wonderful story!  I love the picture of Kendal flying in with takeout for Quest!  Too bad our own Rochester paper didn't cover the story.   Quest's legacy can be traced back here...come on D and C, give Quest's story some coverage!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 18-Apr-11, 03:02:40 pm
Is is a wonderful story!  I love the picture of Kendal flying in with takeout for Quest!  Too bad our own Rochester paper didn't cover the story.   Quest's legacy can be traced back here...come on D and C, give Quest's story some coverage!

I agree, Margaret!  Where is the local media about this great story?


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Apr-11, 03:04:39 pm
Is is a wonderful story!  I love the picture of Kendal flying in with takeout for Quest!  Too bad our own Rochester paper didn't cover the story.   Quest's legacy can be traced back here...come on D and C, give Quest's story some coverage!

I agree, Margaret!  Where is the local media about this great story?

Hopefully it will hit the local papers soon. Maybe someone needs to inform them?


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 18-Apr-11, 05:00:32 pm
Just got home from work and Quest is on TV!!!  They showed previews of the 5:30 news and said "love is in the air' and there they were!!  It will air on Global National news - the local version -Toronto starts at 5:30 and then the do aNational newscast at 6 pm.  I will watch to see who airs it but it may be available on their website as they usually post the videos later.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 18-Apr-11, 05:06:29 pm
Our Quest is getting more and more famous as time goes on!   :heart:  People seem to like her wherever she shows up.   :yippee:  ;D


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 18-Apr-11, 05:55:56 pm
What worries me is they called Bruce "burley" what will they call me if I meet them? LOL
Missed the news but glad they are covering it.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 18-Apr-11, 06:02:16 pm
Okay it's going to be on the six o'clock national news.  Just saw an extended intro to it and photos..poor Quest, they show the mating...is there no privacy for the poor girl  ;D  I love the intro '...and why foreign nationals are tracking her...!!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 18-Apr-11, 06:21:14 pm
They showed your website on TV  :2thumbsup:  ...now Mark is talking about the transmitter and putting it on.  The CEO was in her office with her binoculars and they showed both Quest and Kendal...mating video..lol!  They also showed Quest in her scrape...looks like she has a nice location there!  The ledge is nice and deep and she's right in the corner so lots of room for her and the eggs and she'd have to punt them to get them off that ledge.  That's how it looked from the CEO's window anyway and Quest was in her scrape and you could see there was a lot of room between her and the edge.

Here is the website where they post the news videos...they have yesterday's up now so if not later then perhaps tomorrow it should be up.

http://www.globaltoronto.com/ (http://www.globaltoronto.com/)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 18-Apr-11, 06:52:38 pm
Thanks, carly, for the Toronto update on our "international woman of intrigue".   Who knew that Quest would become an international world traveller/television celebrity?  And I still can't get over the luck she had in finding such an easily visible nest site.   It could have been a power plant and we'd never see her as clearly!  Someone is looking out for our Quest!
 :happy:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 18-Apr-11, 06:59:05 pm
 :2thumbsup: Thanks Carly! I can feel your excitement just by reading your posts!  :heart: ;D


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 18-Apr-11, 07:41:19 pm
I just watched the video about Quest and Kendal-it was great (although a little x-rated at times)!  Thanks, Carly!    :heart: :heart:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 18-Apr-11, 07:51:54 pm
Oh she looks fabulous!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 18-Apr-11, 07:55:54 pm
Oh she looks fabulous!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

She sure does!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Apr-11, 08:07:57 pm
I'm so excited about this! She does look fine indeed. Love the video. THANKS Carly!! Kendal is another handsome tiercel! YAY!!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 18-Apr-11, 08:11:13 pm
Kendal is another handsome tiercel!

Yeah, whew. Glad she didn't pick some butt-ugly tiercel, like...like...

Saw the video, it was a bit risque for my sensibilities.

Seriously, though, how terrific.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Apr-11, 08:14:06 pm
Kendal is another handsome tiercel!

Yeah, whew. Glad she didn't pick some butt-ugly tiercel, like...like...

Saw the video, it was a bit risque for my sensibilities.

Seriously, though, how terrific.

Really....I haven't seen an ugly one yet! You know what I mean, they are always handsome-r when they are with one of our girls and vise-versa!  :-[


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 18-Apr-11, 08:15:08 pm
I just saw the new video too!  It is too exciting!  Thanks again, Carly, for the link.  


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 18-Apr-11, 08:26:04 pm
wonderful video!!!!!  And now we have the answer to our mating question ;)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 18-Apr-11, 08:34:42 pm
Quest and Kendal also made it on CTV News.
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebirds-lookers/#clip452627 (http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebirds-lookers/#clip452627)

The Global News report:
http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html (http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 18-Apr-11, 08:42:18 pm
Quest and Kendal also made it on CTV News.
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebirds-lookers/#clip452627 (http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebirds-lookers/#clip452627)

This is so great!   :yippee: :yippee:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 18-Apr-11, 08:44:58 pm
Quest and Kendal also made it on CTV News.

Oh, they sure did, Frank. Yikes, I have no comment at all about that antenna  ;D


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 18-Apr-11, 09:22:46 pm
Quest and Kendal also made it on CTV News.

Oh, they sure did, Frank. Yikes, I have no comment at all about that antenna  ;D

Well, we did kind of wonder.   :-[


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Carol P. on 18-Apr-11, 09:32:21 pm
I've been in contact with the Harlequin ladies and they are ecstatic to have Quest and Kendal nesting near by.   :clap:

Quest's new CPF page is now under Toronto - Don Mills (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/c/sightings/toronto-don-mills/). We can follow the adventures of her Harlequinesque romance with Kendal, of Toronto origin.

A link in their Harlequin article (click on highlighted Quest) points to the defunct marchlords.com website. I don't know what the new one is, but is there any way to contact them and have it updated?

Thanks to the moderator who moved this message here!
ezsha


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 18-Apr-11, 09:32:41 pm
Well, we certainly don't have to wonder any more about the antenna.  Doesn't seem to interfere -- judging from that graphic new clip.  :-) 
I am still  astonished, and so happy over this situation.   I was happy just to see little blips on the maps of tracking Quest to know she was alive and well, but not settled.  And to not only know she is settled, but to see so much now...poor thing has no privacy at all.  But hurrah for the watchers!  Great news from Toronto. 
And Mariah and Kaver's genes go on! 


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 18-Apr-11, 09:38:08 pm
 :logo: and it was great seeing our new Rfalconcam logo in the news report.  I think it looks great.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: margaret on 18-Apr-11, 09:39:08 pm
I've been in contact with the Harlequin ladies and they are ecstatic to have Quest and Kendal nesting near by.   :clap:


Quest's new CPF page is now under Toronto - Don Mills (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/c/sightings/toronto-don-mills/). We can follow the adventures of her Harlequinesque romance with Kendal, of Toronto origin.

A link in their Harlequin article (click on highlighted Quest) points to the defunct marchlords.com website. I don't know what the new one is, but is there any way to contact them and have it updated?

Thanks to the moderator who moved this message here!
ezsha

 :clap:
Carol, and when are you and the crew leaving for Toronto?   
 :happy:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 18-Apr-11, 09:44:01 pm
I'm so glad the harlequin folks are excited!!  Kendal seems to have to ahem balance himself with the transmitter.  But how awesome to have video of them!!!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 18-Apr-11, 10:31:52 pm
Someone really needs to contact Mrs. Pilon at Quest Elementary School.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 19-Apr-11, 05:08:53 am
Someone really needs to contact Mrs. Pilon at Quest Elementary School.

I would, if I had her info!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: swood0858 on 19-Apr-11, 08:44:50 am
I'm in Mississaugua for a class this week and just saw Quest on the news this morning. How exciting!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: nwfloridafalconfan on 19-Apr-11, 09:41:57 am
Someone really needs to contact Mrs. Pilon at Quest Elementary School.

I would, if I had her info!


Per Google:

http://www.hilton.k12.ny.us/quest.htm (http://www.hilton.k12.ny.us/quest.htm)

http://schoolcenter.hilton.k12.ny.us/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=192 (http://schoolcenter.hilton.k12.ny.us/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=192)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 19-Apr-11, 09:49:12 am
Someone really needs to contact Mrs. Pilon at Quest Elementary School.

I would, if I had her info!


Per Google:

http://www.hilton.k12.ny.us/quest.htm (http://www.hilton.k12.ny.us/quest.htm)

http://schoolcenter.hilton.k12.ny.us/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=192 (http://schoolcenter.hilton.k12.ny.us/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=192)

I sent her out a message earlier as I'm sure others have also. I hope she reads her mail...:)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 19-Apr-11, 03:38:59 pm
!!! Quest Lays Her First Egg!!!
April 19, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Tracy Simpson Reports:
An exuberant Donna Hayes called our head office this afternoon to let us know that Quest’s first egg has appeared!  This is fantastic news and met with great fanfare from our friends at Harlequin Enterprises.  We await the hopeful arrival of more eggs to come and watch as these two birds come together to raise their first family.  Our gracious thanks go out to the staff at Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. for allowing CPF staff access to monitor these birds.  For updates, please check back on the new Don Mills location page
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/quest-lays-her-first-egg/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/quest-lays-her-first-egg/)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 19-Apr-11, 03:46:46 pm
OMG This is GREAT news!!!!!    :heart: ;D


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 19-Apr-11, 03:48:38 pm
Yahoo!!!! Thanks so much BigFrank, CPF, Tracy and Harlequin....this is so amazing!!!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 19-Apr-11, 03:53:54 pm
 :yippee:  :crying: :yippee:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 19-Apr-11, 03:56:29 pm
!!! Quest Lays Her First Egg!!!
April 19, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Tracy Simpson Reports:
An exuberant Donna Hayes called our head office this afternoon to let us know that Quest’s first egg has appeared!  This is fantastic news and met with great fanfare from our friends at Harlequin Enterprises.  We await the hopeful arrival of more eggs to come and watch as these two birds come together to raise their first family.  Our gracious thanks go out to the staff at Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. for allowing CPF staff access to monitor these birds.  For updates, please check back on the new Don Mills location page
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/quest-lays-her-first-egg/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/quest-lays-her-first-egg/)
Quest laid her first egg! That are GREAT news!  :bguitar:  :yahoo:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 19-Apr-11, 04:00:17 pm
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm264/katelyn101_photo_2008/myspace-glitter-graphics-animals-Pa.gif)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 19-Apr-11, 04:32:26 pm
 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 19-Apr-11, 04:40:59 pm
Eggcellent News!

Our little girl is all grown up now.   :'(


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 19-Apr-11, 04:58:24 pm
I'm wondering if Quest is the best-documented wild peregrine ever...I mean, she was a star as one of M&K's hatchlings, photographed flying around Rochester, tracked for years, and now this...maybe a record, here!


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Carol P. on 19-Apr-11, 05:00:12 pm
Why would we go to Toronto.  It's not like there's anything to see there.   :laugh:

We're talking about it.   :hyper:

I've been in contact with the Harlequin ladies and they are ecstatic to have Quest and Kendal nesting near by.   :clap:


Quest's new CPF page is now under Toronto - Don Mills (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/c/sightings/toronto-don-mills/). We can follow the adventures of her Harlequinesque romance with Kendal, of Toronto origin.

A link in their Harlequin article (click on highlighted Quest) points to the defunct marchlords.com website. I don't know what the new one is, but is there any way to contact them and have it updated?

Thanks to the moderator who moved this message here!
ezsha

 :clap:
Carol, and when are you and the crew leaving for Toronto?   
 :happy:



Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 19-Apr-11, 05:06:05 pm
I agree Dale.  I have to get in touch with ALL the folks that have seen her on her travels over the past couple years.  From Cape Cod to Nantucket to the two Power Plants in Canada.  We definitely need to update the Quest tour shirt with this happy ending.   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: MAK on 19-Apr-11, 05:13:53 pm
 I'm ready to go right now! Can't wait !!!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Carol P. on 19-Apr-11, 05:18:20 pm
I'm ready to go right now! Can't wait !!!!!   ;D

I know MAK!  Me neither.   :happy:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 19-Apr-11, 05:37:53 pm
What 'eggciting' news  :clap: :clap: :2thumbsup:  Now you'll all have to come to Toronto for two bandings  :handshake:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 19-Apr-11, 05:48:20 pm
What 'eggciting' news  :clap: :clap: :2thumbsup:  Now you'll all have to come to Toronto for two bandings  :handshake:

Sounds good to me!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Joyce on 19-Apr-11, 06:38:05 pm
I'm ready to go right now! Can't wait !!!!!   ;D

I know MAK!  Me neither.   :happy:

Me three MAK & Carol.  I was ready to go as soon as I heard; then thought maybe last weekend...but filing my taxes got in the way!  No excuses now, but if we wait a little, there may be more eggs to count.  Phooey - I'm dying :hyper: to make a trip up there.

 :the_wave: YAY QUEST!  1 EGG

Joyce


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Donna on 19-Apr-11, 06:39:28 pm
I'm ready to go right now! Can't wait !!!!!   ;D

I know MAK!  Me neither.   :happy:

Me three MAK & Carol.  I was ready to go as soon as I heard; then thought maybe last weekend...but filing my taxes got in the way!  No excuses now, but if we wait a little, there may be more eggs to count.  Phooey - I'm dying :hyper: to make a trip up there.

 :the_wave: YAY QUEST!  1 EGG

Joyce

I knew it Joyce, was waiting for your response!


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: MAK on 19-Apr-11, 07:07:08 pm
Let's go already!!!  :foxbinocs:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: dale on 19-Apr-11, 11:37:44 pm
I can't wait to start getting Rochester Falconcam reports live from an office at Bodice-Ripper Central (that'll be BRC on the forum).


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Joyce on 19-Apr-11, 11:54:09 pm
I can't wait to start getting Rochester Falconcam reports live from an office at Bodice-Ripper Central (that'll be BRC on the forum).

  :goodone: dale!   :bunny:  :hysterical:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 20-Apr-11, 12:26:16 am
This is such fantastic news! WTG Quest!  :2thumbsup: :clap:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 20-Apr-11, 05:52:33 am
Article and photo of Quest with her First Egg  :notworthy:

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977484--harlequin-falcon-lays-her-first-egg?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977484--harlequin-falcon-lays-her-first-egg?bn=1)


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Apr-11, 06:31:25 am
Article and photo of Quest with her First Egg  :notworthy:

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977484--harlequin-falcon-lays-her-first-egg?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977484--harlequin-falcon-lays-her-first-egg?bn=1)

That's one pretty egg and hope they can put up that box for her. Thanks so much Carly.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 20-Apr-11, 06:52:59 am
Article and photo of Quest with her First Egg  :notworthy:

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977484--harlequin-falcon-lays-her-first-egg?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977484--harlequin-falcon-lays-her-first-egg?bn=1)
A wonderful article!  :clap: Thank you for sharing!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 20-Apr-11, 10:03:48 am
 :yahoo: I am just over the top HAPPY about Quest and her new life in Toronto! I look forward to seeing her soon and meeting the folks at Harlequin. I do hope they get a nest tray of some sort for her and Kendal.  :heart:  ;D


Title: Pictures of Quest & Kendal and Quest and the egg
Post by: ezsha on 20-Apr-11, 11:05:08 am
Pictures of Quest and her egg...

A series

and a more distant single shot.

Quest and her beau, Kendal.

Thanks to flickr's katcentric (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/).



Title: Re: Pictures of Quest & Kendal and Quest and the egg
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-11, 11:10:29 am
Pictures of Quest and her egg...

Excellent find!  Thanks!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: MAK on 20-Apr-11, 11:13:26 am
They sure could use a nestbox. Thanks for sharing ezsha!  ;D


Title: Video of Quest and Kendal from the Harlequin building
Post by: ezsha on 20-Apr-11, 11:13:51 am
Both excellent videos, with both birds, and mating scenes...

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebird-lookers/#clip452627 (http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebird-lookers/#clip452627)

http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html?releasePID=olETu4Y5R4XcGZzOE1_mOONsjWf4WefB (http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html?releasePID=olETu4Y5R4XcGZzOE1_mOONsjWf4WefB)


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: ezsha on 20-Apr-11, 11:42:21 am
A couple of news articles:

Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/976254--falcons-find-high-flying-harlequin-romance?bn=1) from Sunday.
Kendal with prey

Toronto Star - first egg (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977484--harlequin-falcon-lays-her-first-egg), with news that evidently Kendal fought off a would-be suitor.
Quest in the scrape



Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Donna on 20-Apr-11, 11:52:21 am
So was that Nova in the video with Mark? OMG, what a beautiful falcon.

Nova as a baby





Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: ezsha on 20-Apr-11, 11:55:48 am
Yes, that's Nova - he brought her to Harlequin headquarters to give them an up-close view of a peregrine.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Donna on 20-Apr-11, 11:57:51 am
Yes, that's Nova - he brought her to Harlequin headquarters to give them an up-close view of a peregrine.

Thanks, bet Donna won't get much work done! I know I wouldn't!


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: ezsha on 20-Apr-11, 12:15:18 pm
Just wanted to give a nod to Carly, who had most of what I posted here on a thread already up on the Satellite Tracking portion of the Forum (appearing earlier in this combined thread). She was much more timely about it... :gum:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: carly on 20-Apr-11, 12:37:31 pm
I got to hold Nova on my arm at the sportsman show last year  :wub:


Title: Re: Video of Quest and Kendal from the Harlequin building
Post by: loheron on 20-Apr-11, 01:02:28 pm
Couldn't watch second video. Commercials kept overriding the video and the sound.
First is excellent.


Both excellent videos, with both birds, and mating scenes...

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebird-lookers/#clip452627 (http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/lovebird-lookers/#clip452627)

http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html?releasePID=olETu4Y5R4XcGZzOE1_mOONsjWf4WefB (http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html?releasePID=olETu4Y5R4XcGZzOE1_mOONsjWf4WefB)



Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Donna on 20-Apr-11, 01:11:28 pm
I got to hold Nova on my arm at the sportsman show last year  :wub:

Nice Carly and thanks for all the updates on Quest & Kendal. Much appreciated.  :bow:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: MAK on 20-Apr-11, 01:26:13 pm
I got to hold Nova on my arm at the sportsman show last year  :wub:

How nice for you Carly!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: dale on 20-Apr-11, 01:37:55 pm
I know this must have been posted and I missed it, sorry - but who owns the building (and the office!!!) where Quest's scrape actually IS? The photo ops from BRC are outstanding, but who actually has her on their windowsill?


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: ezsha on 20-Apr-11, 02:31:41 pm
I know this must have been posted and I missed it, sorry - but who owns the building (and the office!!!) where Quest's scrape actually IS? The photo ops from BRC are outstanding, but who actually has her on their windowsill?

The address is 220 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto. If google results can be trusted, it appears to hold a variety of businesses, including a caviar supplier, an early education reading program, a real estate development corporation, and a computer repair company... unfortunately, no suite or floor numbers are given.

The only good way to find out to call Harlequin and see if they know who is there... or a road trip... ;D


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: dale on 20-Apr-11, 03:04:56 pm
The address is 220 Duncan Mills Road, Toronto. If google results can be trusted, it appears to hold a variety of businesses, including a caviar supplier, an early education reading program, a real estate development corporation, and a computer repair company... unfortunately, no suite or floor numbers are given.

thanks.
Whoa. I wonder if the caviar supplier knows what kind of eggs are right outside his window?
Revenge of the eggs, huh.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: DebbieB on 20-Apr-11, 03:29:24 pm
I know this must have been posted and I missed it, sorry - but who owns the building (and the office!!!) where Quest's scrape actually IS? The photo ops from BRC are outstanding, but who actually has her on their windowsill?

I believe she's on the roof.    Someone mentioned a nestbox - does that mean this year?   With an egg already laid?


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: ezsha on 20-Apr-11, 04:09:41 pm
I believe she's on the roof.    Someone mentioned a nestbox - does that mean this year?   With an egg already laid?

They are on the roof with a barely graveled scrape - there is no nest box. CPF is considering placing one at some point this season, as there isn't much there for protection of the eggs (i.e. to keep them from rolling away, etc.). However, there is a concern that placing one could cause them to abandon the site.

They currently have one egg; elsewhere in Toronto, they have a pair that has abandoned eggs on several floors of the same building. I don't think anyone wants that, so I'm sure CPF will be extremely cautious about introducing a box or pea gravel if that is a likely result.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: carly on 20-Apr-11, 04:32:43 pm
According to this article..they want to put a box in tomorrow or Friday..I hope it doesn't scare them off and they abandon the site.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977698--harlequin-falcon-egg-is-not-expected-to-hatch?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977698--harlequin-falcon-egg-is-not-expected-to-hatch?bn=1)


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-11, 04:41:43 pm
According to this article..they want to put a box in tomorrow or Friday..I hope it doesn't scare them off and they abandon the site.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977698--harlequin-falcon-egg-is-not-expected-to-hatch?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/977698--harlequin-falcon-egg-is-not-expected-to-hatch?bn=1)

Somehow I think Mark may have been misunderstood-"The tray won’t help the current egg, which Quest is already showing signs of abandoning."  It's far too early to think she's showing signs of abandoning anything.  A tray surely will help-and I'm pretty sure when they do put up a tray they'll put the egg in it.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: carly on 20-Apr-11, 04:55:58 pm
Yeah some of the comments in the article aren't exactly accurate.  We;ve also seen eggs hatch out on concrete just fine - there are alot of other factors to consider and although not ideal, it's not impossible.  And that egg could sit there for quite awhile and still be viable as we saw at the Pitt site last year.  I just hope they don't scare them off by going up now and that she takes to the box.  


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-11, 05:02:21 pm
Well, if they're going to put up a box now is probably as good a time as any.  If Quest has another egg forming she'll need to lay it somewhere, and instinct will tell her to lay it with the first one.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Donna on 20-Apr-11, 05:47:07 pm
I didn't know Quest had a scuffle with another female in Port Colborne last year. Wow, she really wanted that nest.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Kris G. on 20-Apr-11, 06:02:51 pm
I didn't know Quest had a scuffle with another female in Port Colborne last year. Wow, she really wanted that nest.

That was news to me too, Donna.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Joyce on 20-Apr-11, 06:33:42 pm
I believe she's on the roof.

They are on the roof with a barely graveled scrape - there is no nest box.

I thought it was on the roof as well, but after watching the media videos that ezsha posted, it looks like the scrape is on the next level down on a ledge in front of windows.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 20-Apr-11, 06:35:34 pm
:yahoo: I am just over the top HAPPY about Quest and her new life in Toronto! I look forward to seeing her soon and meeting the folks at Harlequin. I do hope they get a nest tray of some sort for her and Kendal.  :heart:  ;D

If they put up something like that this year isn't there a chance it would chase Quest away to another spot? Even with an egg there? Or are you talking about for next year?


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Carol P. on 20-Apr-11, 06:40:22 pm
Oh, boy.  I really hate to report this.  You all know that I have been in contact with some very nice folks from Harlequin since Quest made her appearance.

I just read the newest article, and it looks like what Mark said in the article was proven correct.  I truly hate to be the bearer of bad news, but at approximately 3:50 pm, Quest was seen pushing her egg off of the ledge.  This is so sad, but maybe, in the long run, it's for the best.  I hope that Mark is able to get the nest tray out onto the ledge tomorrow, before she attempts to lay her 2nd egg.

First time parents of any species can have a hard time and Peregrines are no exception. 

I really do believe that she will continue to lay eggs and that she & Kendal will be successful.   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-11, 06:49:00 pm
Oh, boy.  I really hate to report this.  You all know that I have been in contact with some very nice folks from Harlequin since Quest made her appearance.

I just read the newest article, and it looks like what Mark said in the article was proven correct.  I truly hate to be the bearer of bad news, but at approximately 3:50 pm, Quest was seen pushing her egg off of the ledge.  This is so sad, but maybe, in the long run, it's for the best.  I hope that Mark is able to get the nest tray out onto the ledge tomorrow, before she attempts to lay her 2nd egg.

First time parents of any species can have a hard time and Peregrines are no exception. 

I really do believe that she will continue to lay eggs and that she & Kendal will be successful.   :heart:

Oh phooey!  Well, I don't like hearing it, but thanks for letting us know.  It will all turn out OK in the end...


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 20-Apr-11, 06:52:57 pm
:yahoo: I am just over the top HAPPY about Quest and her new life in Toronto! I look forward to seeing her soon and meeting the folks at Harlequin. I do hope they get a nest tray of some sort for her and Kendal.  :heart:  ;D

If they put up something like that this year isn't there a chance it would chase Quest away to another spot? Even with an egg there? Or are you talking about for next year?

Whenever the powers to be think is best!


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-11, 06:55:14 pm
:yahoo: I am just over the top HAPPY about Quest and her new life in Toronto! I look forward to seeing her soon and meeting the folks at Harlequin. I do hope they get a nest tray of some sort for her and Kendal.  :heart:  ;D

If they put up something like that this year isn't there a chance it would chase Quest away to another spot? Even with an egg there? Or are you talking about for next year?

Whenever the powers to be think is best!

Sounds like they're planning on putting up a tray now.  We just have to trust the CPF to make the right choices-I agree MAK-they will do what they think is best.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Donna on 20-Apr-11, 06:56:21 pm
As a first time mom, she knew! Bless her and hope for more. Very sad indeed.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: MAK on 20-Apr-11, 06:58:03 pm
 :( Talk about taking the wind out of your sail!  :heart:


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 20-Apr-11, 07:08:36 pm
:yahoo: I am just over the top HAPPY about Quest and her new life in Toronto! I look forward to seeing her soon and meeting the folks at Harlequin. I do hope they get a nest tray of some sort for her and Kendal.  :heart:  ;D

If they put up something like that this year isn't there a chance it would chase Quest away to another spot? Even with an egg there? Or are you talking about for next year?

Whenever the powers to be think is best!

Sounds like they're planning on putting up a tray now.  We just have to trust the CPF to make the right choices-I agree MAK-they will do what they think is best.

The article said they would have tried today, but the bad weather stopped them.  Now that the first egg is gone, it's the perfect time to put up a nest tray.  Hopefully this will be more to Quest and Kendal's liking.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Kris G. on 20-Apr-11, 07:18:39 pm
 :(


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: jeanne on 20-Apr-11, 07:23:35 pm
Oh, boy.  I really hate to report this.  You all know that I have been in contact with some very nice folks from Harlequin since Quest made her appearance.

I just read the newest article, and it looks like what Mark said in the article was proven correct.  I truly hate to be the bearer of bad news, but at approximately 3:50 pm, Quest was seen pushing her egg off of the ledge.  This is so sad, but maybe, in the long run, it's for the best.  I hope that Mark is able to get the nest tray out onto the ledge tomorrow, before she attempts to lay her 2nd egg.

First time parents of any species can have a hard time and Peregrines are no exception. 

I really do believe that she will continue to lay eggs and that she & Kendal will be successful.   :heart:

It's sad but she may suspect that something was wrong with the egg.  And Mark is awesome- he knows falcons.  I hope they can get the tray there. 


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 20-Apr-11, 07:29:52 pm
:yahoo: I am just over the top HAPPY about Quest and her new life in Toronto! I look forward to seeing her soon and meeting the folks at Harlequin. I do hope they get a nest tray of some sort for her and Kendal.  :heart:  ;D

If they put up something like that this year isn't there a chance it would chase Quest away to another spot? Even with an egg there? Or are you talking about for next year?

Whenever the powers to be think is best!

Sounds like they're planning on putting up a tray now.  We just have to trust the CPF to make the right choices-I agree MAK-they will do what they think is best.

The article said they would have tried today, but the bad weather stopped them.  Now that the first egg is gone, it's the perfect time to put up a nest tray.  Hopefully this will be more to Quest and Kendal's liking.

I guess we don't have to worry about the first egg anymore. How sad.  :crying: I know the CPF will do everything they can to protect Quest, Kendall, the nest site and any additional eggs that may come in the future.


Title: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 20-Apr-11, 07:50:06 pm
Sounds like they better get something up right away or all the eggs will be lost.  Where is the post about the lost egg?


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Bonnie on 20-Apr-11, 07:56:56 pm
Found the right place.  We can only keep our fingers crossed. 


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: carly on 20-Apr-11, 08:46:07 pm
Wow...I have never heard of that before..abandon yes but kick off the ledge..never.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-11, 08:56:33 pm
Wow...I have never heard of that before..abandon yes but kick off the ledge..never.

I prefer to think it started rolling & got away from her.  I'm thinking how Durand "kicked" the 1st few eggs clear across the nest box while doing normal scraping in the gravel.


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: carly on 20-Apr-11, 08:59:29 pm
That would make more sense that it was an accident than she did it on purpose...I mean it's only been a day.  Let's hope they can a box up there tomorrow for them otherwise they may abandon the site after this incident. 


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Apr-11, 09:16:15 pm
Just for reference of what I'm talking about, this is a video by pascalger from the CMNH forum of Durand (after a bit of mating) "egg bowling"

http://www.valkvideos.nl/2011/apr-mating-cleanup.htm (http://www.valkvideos.nl/2011/apr-mating-cleanup.htm)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 21-Apr-11, 01:22:49 am
NOTE: Discussion posts on Quest have been split and merged under Rochester Falcon Offspring.

  • Posts under "Quest in same spot for 5 days" were split and renamed "Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills"
  • Satelitte Tracking topic "Quest in same spot for 5 days" is locked.
  • Topic "Quest's new CPF page" has been merged with "Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills"


Title: Re: Quest's new CPF page
Post by: Annette on 21-Apr-11, 02:03:35 am
Oh, boy.  I really hate to report this.  You all know that I have been in contact with some very nice folks from Harlequin since Quest made her appearance.

I just read the newest article, and it looks like what Mark said in the article was proven correct.  I truly hate to be the bearer of bad news, but at approximately 3:50 pm, Quest was seen pushing her egg off of the ledge.  This is so sad, but maybe, in the long run, it's for the best.  I hope that Mark is able to get the nest tray out onto the ledge tomorrow, before she attempts to lay her 2nd egg.

First time parents of any species can have a hard time and Peregrines are no exception. 

I really do believe that she will continue to lay eggs and that she & Kendal will be successful. :heart
Quest lost her first egg. That is very sad!  :o


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: ezsha on 21-Apr-11, 03:30:34 am
NOTE: Discussion posts on Quest have been split and merged under Rochester Falcon Offspring.

Joyce - Thank you for cleaning that confusing situation up! You did a fantastic job of editing! :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 06:17:55 am
NOTE: Discussion posts on Quest have been split and merged under Rochester Falcon Offspring.

  • Posts under "Quest in same spot for 5 days" were split and renamed "Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills"
  • Satelitte Tracking topic "Quest in same spot for 5 days" is locked.
  • Topic "Quest's new CPF page" has been merged with "Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills"


Thank you Joyce, much easier now!   :bow:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 21-Apr-11, 07:51:01 am
NOTE: Discussion posts on Quest have been split and merged under Rochester Falcon Offspring.

Joyce - Thank you for cleaning that confusing situation up! You did a fantastic job of editing! :2thumbsup:

One of Joyces many talents!  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 02:32:46 pm
Any word on Quest today? Nestbox? Egg #2


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 21-Apr-11, 05:03:32 pm
Egg #2 for Quest and Kendal has arrived!  WooHoo!!!! 

 :the_wave: :duck: :hatch1:

It happened around 3:52 pm.  Thanks Kathryn for keeping Watch over our girl and her mate.   :clap:

I do believe that they were going to install the nest tray this afternoon.  I'm sure we'll get news soon.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 21-Apr-11, 05:05:47 pm
Thanks for the news Carol, I hope they can get a box up today and get that egg into it.  It's awfully cold here and she'll need to be on the egg overnight to keep it warm and a nice comfy box will encourage them to stay there .  Please keep us posted if you hear anything.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 05:25:15 pm
 :bguitar: Yay..thanks


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 21-Apr-11, 05:41:48 pm
:ditto:  Fabulous!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 21-Apr-11, 05:52:48 pm
 :mbanana: Rock on Quest! :bguitar:

PS


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 21-Apr-11, 06:18:51 pm
Any word on Quest today? Nestbox? Egg #2

Do you have FALCON ESP??  Be careful what you say on fb this time...don't jinx it! (LOL)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 21-Apr-11, 06:23:38 pm
Great news!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 21-Apr-11, 06:32:34 pm
Any word on Quest today? Nestbox? Egg #2

Do you have FALCON ESP??  Be careful what you say on fb this time...don't jinx it! (LOL)

I think she does Joycie!  :gum:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 21-Apr-11, 06:51:39 pm
I have everything crossed for Quest, Kendall, Harlequinn the egg and a warmer nest box.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 07:03:56 pm
No one got word on nest box yet? Pacing!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 21-Apr-11, 07:10:59 pm
No one got word on nest box yet? Pacing!!

I am too!    :hyper:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 21-Apr-11, 07:26:07 pm
No one got word on nest box yet? Pacing!!

I am too!    :hyper:


I think we're going to have to wait for word from our CPF friends.   :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 07:29:44 pm
No one got word on nest box yet? Pacing!!

I am too!    :hyper:


I think we're going to have to wait for word from our CPF friends.   :wave:

Yeah, that's what Joyce said too. I even googled it....nothing!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 21-Apr-11, 08:19:37 pm
No one got word on nest box yet? Pacing!!

I am too!    :hyper:


I think we're going to have to wait for word from our CPF friends.   :wave:

Yeah, that's what Joyce said too. I even googled it....nothing!

Settle down Beavis!  :harhar:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 21-Apr-11, 08:23:28 pm
While browsing for something else I ran across this picture of Quest from banding day  :wub:

I did not record the photographer in this particular folder.
Hmmm...guess flickr has hiccups again...

Try this one...



OK-I'm deleting the originals-MAK, could you pull yours too?  Thanks!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 21-Apr-11, 08:26:00 pm
Awww, thanks Ei!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 21-Apr-11, 09:53:32 pm
Quest was the BIG girl that year.  I even wrote that on the name chart during banding.   :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 10:11:41 pm
Quest was the BIG girl that year.  I even wrote that on the name chart during banding.   :lol:

Our 3rd falcon...is a female! Her name is Quest. She was named by Mrs. Pilson's
class at the Hilton Quest Elementary School in Hilton, NY.

Quest's color band is black/green 96/V. She has blue tape over her
USFWS band.

Friday May30th at 10:33am: Posted by Ei on KFC. We had fun that day Ei.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 21-Apr-11, 10:13:04 pm
When Quest was on her travels, it brought out some very original dittys.

Can you guess who wrote this one?

The Gannet was down on its luck; it
Decided to chill at Nantucket;
Quest did more than duck it;
She stooped down and struck it;
Then flew to her lighthouse to pluck it





Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 21-Apr-11, 10:15:27 pm
When Quest was on her travels, it brought out some very original dittys.

Can you guess who wrote this one?

The Gannet was down on its luck; it
Decided to chill at Nantucket;
Quest did more than duck it;
She stooped down and struck it;
Then flew to her lighthouse to pluck it

Dale?






Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 10:24:44 pm
Quest on banding day. She sure was a big girl.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Apr-11, 10:31:19 pm
http://1000words.kodak.com/thousandwords/post/?ID=2208210 (http://1000words.kodak.com/thousandwords/post/?ID=2208210) here's a whole page on the banding that day by Cornpoppy


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Apr-11, 10:39:18 pm
Quest was the BIG girl that year.  I even wrote that on the name chart during banding.   :lol:

And then there was the day she fledged! I left for a bit and when I returned, she was on a building diagonally across from Kodak (she had averted a near rescue when she was near the ground on the side of Kodak).  She kept pacing.  Then she took off near the gorge and as we walked in that direction, we came across Susan B- walking on a parking lot.  That was a rescue!  what a day!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Apr-11, 07:36:02 am
OH crikey, no news on Quest yet? :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Amy V. on 22-Apr-11, 09:34:14 am
I'm with you, Donna! Quest needed that nestbox up yesterday! Get going, Toronto.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Apr-11, 09:45:56 am
We'll hear something in due time.  CPF has relatively few people for an enormous geographic area with a lot of nests.  Reporting sometimes takes a back burner to getting things accomplished.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 22-Apr-11, 10:07:36 am
We'll hear something in due time.  CPF has relatively few people for an enormous geographic area with a lot of nests.  Reporting sometimes takes a back burner to getting things accomplished.
Thanks for those calming and supportive words Dumpster Kitty. I assure everyone,as a voice for CPF,that we are on top of things. A full report will be posted soon. Volunteers and staff of CPF have been on scene and are even now,on this Good Friday. Bruce was on scene I suspect pre-sunrise. With things as they are CPF wants to give a full,accurate account of things,not wishing to leave room for speculation,nor misunderstandings. The world is watching,we want to give everyone the correct information and do all we can to do whats in the best interest of all parties involved,most especially Quest and Kendal. We do realize people around the world are waiting for news and are sensitive to those needs. An excited utterance or misplaced words will not only ill inform but could start a firestorm that does damage,so please hang in and know that things are being monitored and done in a timely,safe manner.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 22-Apr-11, 11:06:48 am
 :wave: Thank you Big Frank for your explanation. I'm sure we will all be relieved when we hear what's going on with our girl Quest and her mate Kendal.  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 22-Apr-11, 11:54:08 am
Some very good news for a Good Friday!  The Canadian Peregrine Foundation reports that the Ministry of Natural Resources accepted CPF's plan to install a nest tray for Quest & Kendal.  The egg laid yesterday by Quest was placed in the nest tray.  It didn't take long for Quest to go to her new nest tray.  She was seen standing over the egg by CPF volunteers.

This is excellent news and we thank the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Canadian Peregrine Foundation for all they have done.   :clap: :thumbsup: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 22-Apr-11, 12:13:28 pm
Some very good news for a Good Friday!  The Canadian Peregrine Foundation reports that the Ministry of Natural Resources accepted CPF's plan to install a nest tray for Quest & Kendal.  The egg laid yesterday by Quest was placed in the nest tray.  It didn't take long for Quest to go to her new nest tray.  She was seen standing over the egg by CPF volunteers.

This is excellent news and we thank the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Canadian Peregrine Foundation for all they have done.   :clap: :thumbsup: :heart:
That are VERY GOOD news!  :bguitar:  :yahoo:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Apr-11, 12:16:12 pm
Excellent news!  Thank you CPF & MNR for taking such good care of "our" baby!
 :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: DebInTexas on 22-Apr-11, 12:20:42 pm

This is such great news!!  Those folks in Canada are on the ball.

 :mbanana:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 22-Apr-11, 01:01:30 pm
Great news!!!!  So grateful to Canadian Peregrine Foundation!!!!!! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 22-Apr-11, 01:06:19 pm
Some very good news for a Good Friday!  The Canadian Peregrine Foundation reports that the Ministry of Natural Resources accepted CPF's plan to install a nest tray for Quest & Kendal.  The egg laid yesterday by Quest was placed in the nest tray.  It didn't take long for Quest to go to her new nest tray.  She was seen standing over the egg by CPF volunteers.

This is excellent news and we thank the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Canadian Peregrine Foundation for all they have done.   :clap: :thumbsup: :heart:

Woohoo!!!   :notworthy: :notworthy: :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 22-Apr-11, 01:48:30 pm
Thanks for those calming and supportive words Dumpster Kitty. I assure everyone, as a voice for CPF, that we are on top of things. A full report will be posted soon. Volunteers and staff of CPF have been on scene and are even now, on this Good Friday. Bruce was on scene I suspect pre-sunrise. With things as they are CPF wants to give a full, accurate account of things, not wishing to leave room for speculation, nor misunderstandings. The world is watching, we want to give everyone the correct information and do all we can to do whats in the best interest of all parties involved, most especially Quest and Kendal. We do realize people around the world are waiting for news and are sensitive to those needs. An excited utterance or misplaced words will not only ill inform but could start a firestorm that does damage, so please hang in and know that things are being monitored and done in a timely, safe manner.

Well put Big Frank!  It is so hard when we are sitting and waiting at the end of some of the fastest communication in the world.  

Many don't realize how much effort it takes to plan and get approval to make changes in the best interest of the falcons.  I suspect there was much discussion between the Ministry of Natural Resources (government) and the Canadian Peregrine Foundation (non-profit organization). I work in a regulated industry and deal with several governmental agencies.  Movement is never as fast as we would like it to be, and there are so many restrictions, and interpretation of regulations.

Within the last couple of years, Ontario Canada enacted a renewed Endangered Species Act.  As in the US, once Quest laid her egg, that likely changed the status of the nestsite under the Endangered Species Act to no intervention. Quest probably opened a short window of opportunity when the first egg came off the ledge.  

Thanks to the efforts of both CPF and MNH, our gal Quest has her home for the 2011 season.
Joyce


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rynnac on 22-Apr-11, 01:48:40 pm
Woohoo! is right!  A new nest tray, and a new egg!  Our girl is on her way to becoming a mama!  I'm sure that just like Rhea-Mae, she will be an excellent one.  Yay CPF and thanks for the great news!

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Amy V. on 22-Apr-11, 02:11:51 pm
Wonderful news today. Sorry if I jumped the gun earlier; it's easy to forget all the people/organizations necessary in order to get a nestbox on the site. Considering everything, they were speedy in ensuring the safety and the future of Quest and Kendal. Thanks, Toronto and CPF! :happy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 22-Apr-11, 02:18:51 pm
Wonderful news!  Thanks to all the people who were involved in getting this for Quest and Kendal!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 22-Apr-11, 02:30:58 pm
 :bow: Thank you to the Canadian government and CPF for taking care of this matter. With any luck Quest and Kendal will be successful parents this year and for many years to come.  :bravo: :thanks2:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Apr-11, 03:39:20 pm
I'm ELATED, STOKED, THRILLED!! Thank you so much CPF, MNR, MARK, BRUCE, BIGFRANK and anyone else. This is the best news! Quest may be a bit leary of what's happening right now but she'll get the hang of things soon enough. I'm so happy for her now that she has her own nest box. :2thumbsup: :clap: Joyce and Carol.....thank you too! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 22-Apr-11, 03:53:51 pm
And anyone else..Cant forget to prominently name Tracy,she has been observing,liasing and built the nestbox!! Stay tuned,honest a post is coming. With most hands in the field,we must wait patiently for news.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 22-Apr-11, 04:02:45 pm
And anyone else..Cant forget to prominently name Tracy,she has been observing,liasing and built the nestbox!! Stay tuned,honest a post is coming. With most hands in the field,we must wait patiently for news.

BigFrank, thank you so much!  We so appreciate all of you!  Tracy, thank you for taking care of this box and checking on Quest!  After visiting Toronto and seeing how spread out all the nest sites are and how tall the buildings are, I marvel at all of you! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 22-Apr-11, 04:41:35 pm
Thanks to everyone for the kind words.
On a personal note,as I believe Joyce mentioned it takes alot of players. I myself site co-ordinate for our Bloor and Islington nestsite. Mark and Marion look after setting up banding,that involves speaking to security,property management,window washers..making sure they are available and their swingstage has been inspected and ready to go,mall security and Ministry of Natural Resources. Myself,with able help get the volunteer fledge watchers together and figure out availability,deal with at least 3 buildings security and consierges,local Police and several business owners. To carry out rescues of course we needed co-operation from home/condo/appartment owners. Thats if rescues are fairly simple! Throw in being on the street from 6am-10 or 11pm and the "simple" operation of a banding and fledgewatch are a go. Some nights I post a bearly intelligable account of the days watch,get up 4 hours later and edit it so it more strongly resembles english. Its the same at each of the sites our staff and volunteers attend. This year we are thrilled to be stretched just abit further with 2 more new sites to monitor!  Im not looking for personal kudos,just wanted to let folks who may not know,what just some of "the behind the scenes" challanges are.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 22-Apr-11, 04:45:46 pm
quest was indeed a big girl---has she remained large relatively speaking. or have the
others caught up???


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 22-Apr-11, 05:10:36 pm
and I don't want to forget my other favorite CPF Watcher Linda W, who keeps watch over Quest's sister, Rhea Mae.

Mark spoke to Joyce this a.m., because he really wanted us to pass on the word that a nest tray had been installed for Quest and Kendal.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Apr-11, 08:46:18 pm
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/979179--harlequin-falcons-settle-into-love-nest (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/979179--harlequin-falcons-settle-into-love-nest) It made the paper already!! Look at that nest box!!!  :clap: :2thumbsup: :thumbsup: :notworthy: :bow:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 22-Apr-11, 08:49:04 pm
Thanks Donna!  Wow..what a gorgeous nestbox - nice and spaceous, good job Tracy!!!   :notworthy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 22-Apr-11, 08:58:03 pm
And does that overhang protect her from the rain and snow?  Looks like it.  I bet Quest and Kendal are thrilled with their new digs.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Apr-11, 09:04:26 pm
Ok, who cried when they saw the nest box!!! (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s193/shevatrinh/Gif/crying.gif) ME!! I'm a crier lately!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Apr-11, 09:07:57 pm
Ok, who cried when they saw the nest box!!! (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s193/shevatrinh/Gif/crying.gif) ME!! I'm a crier lately!

For sure-I tear up every time I see something new posted about Quest!  :crying: 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 22-Apr-11, 09:14:57 pm
CPF update just went up  :thumbsup:  Excellent post by Tracy detailing everything we wanted to know, wow...!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/update-for-quest-and-kendal/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/update-for-quest-and-kendal/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 22-Apr-11, 09:20:51 pm
Too quick Carly!! I was just on the phone being told the post was made LOL. Quickdraw Carly! So now you all know the rest of the story!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 22-Apr-11, 09:27:03 pm
Too quick Carly!! I was just on the phone being told the post was made LOL. Quickdraw Carly! So now you all know the rest of the story!

 I had a separate window up with the page and kept hitting 'refresh'  :2funny:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 22-Apr-11, 09:37:38 pm
Now that made me cry!  Tears of happiness!   :crying:

I am so glad that Quest is going into momma-mode.  Kendal will catch on quick.  Remember Archer when the first egg hatched?  He just looked and circled and looked and wondered how his red little egg turned into a squirmy white creature that shouted at him.   :laugh:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: grannywood on 22-Apr-11, 09:46:58 pm
Now that made me cry!  Tears of happiness!   :crying:

I had to grab the kleenex too !   Thanks to all involved, and for the wonderful account of this eventful week.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Apr-11, 09:47:37 pm
What a fabulous report!  Thank you Tracy...and everyone at CPF for getting this together so quickly!

 :crying:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Apr-11, 10:03:23 pm
Now that made me cry!  Tears of happiness!   :crying:

I am so glad that Quest is going into momma-mode.  Kendal will catch on quick.  Remember Archer when the first egg hatched?  He just looked and circled and looked and wondered how his red little egg turned into a squirmy white creature that shouted at him.   :laugh:

It's a flood here too Carol and it didn't rain!  :crying:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 22-Apr-11, 10:03:49 pm
Thank you, Tracy and everyone for doing this!  I got teary when I read that she was looking for something familiar.  Sweet baby!  It's interesting that Kendal is unsure of what to do.  Ahem, we did see that last year with a falcon we know here  :happy:

There is something about Quest-- she has just garnered attention everywhere she has gone.  So glad that now she has arrived home :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Apr-11, 10:04:46 pm
All I can say is "BLESS YOU CPF and company"  :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 22-Apr-11, 10:05:28 pm
Now that made me cry!  Tears of happiness!   :crying:

I am so glad that Quest is going into momma-mode.  Kendal will catch on quick.  Remember Archer when the first egg hatched?  He just looked and circled and looked and wondered how his red little egg turned into a squirmy white creature that shouted at him.   :laugh:

It's a flood here too Carol and it didn't rain!  :crying:

Hahahaha!  We may need to build an ark.   ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 22-Apr-11, 11:10:07 pm
CPF update just went up  :thumbsup:  Excellent post by Tracy detailing everything we wanted to know, wow...!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/update-for-quest-and-kendal/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/update-for-quest-and-kendal/)

What a fantastic detailed report!! Kudos to everyone who made this all possible for Quest and Kendal!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 22-Apr-11, 11:34:46 pm
This is Great News. Never thought it could be pulled off especially after the first egg.
Too all involved THANK YOU. You did good.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 22-Apr-11, 11:37:07 pm
Latest CPF Post
Kendal’s Banding Day 2009
April 22, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Frank Butson Reports:
Here is a link to a short video clip of Kendal being banded at 18 King St in downtown Toronto. Marion Nash,of CPF is recording information in the video,while Mark Heaton from the Ministry of Natural Resources bands Kendal. Enjoy!

Kendal Gets Banded. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CR2zCljUFI#)



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Apr-11, 11:48:32 pm
Latest CPF Post
Kendal’s Banding Day 2009
April 22, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Frank Butson Reports:
Here is a link to a short video clip of Kendal being banded at 18 King St in downtown Toronto. Marion Nash,of CPF is recording information in the video,while Mark Heaton from the Ministry of Natural Resources bands Kendal. Enjoy!

Kendal Gets Banded. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CR2zCljUFI#)



Thank you BIGFRANK, that was cute. What a squawker!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 23-Apr-11, 12:03:33 am
Rochester Falcon Quest getting banded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ddG0hg2oy0#)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 23-Apr-11, 12:06:12 am
she's a squirmer AND a squawker. Thanks, Jeanne and BigFrank!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 12:10:54 am
Thank you jeanne!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 23-Apr-11, 12:37:03 am
Just curious you say Quest was a big girl. Was she bigger than Callidora? (cause Calli seemed huge)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: anneintoronto on 23-Apr-11, 01:45:11 am
Obviously not news, but a good photo and nice write-up in the Toronto Star...  I'm glad that things seem to be going smoother now.  Hard start for new parents!  Can't but wish Quest and Kendal all the best!!

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/979179--harlequin-falcons-settle-into-love-nest?bn=1 (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/979179--harlequin-falcons-settle-into-love-nest?bn=1)

Anne in Toronto


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 23-Apr-11, 01:52:44 am
   goodnews:    Boy did I miss alot today! Such a great job by EVERYONE involved! I really can't wait to go to Toronto on Monday and see our  :star: STAR  :star: and her marvelous mate!!!   :the_wave: Thank you,thank you, thank you!!!  :heart:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 23-Apr-11, 05:45:09 am
Wonderful news!   :clap:

I can't help but wonder just how LITTLE we know about these birds.  Take Quest for example, she flies to the Vineyard, spends the winter on the Cape, makes a quick trip to NJ, heads back east for a bit, goes "home" to Lake Ontario, spends time window shopping around the Lake, and ends up on the other side of the Lake from "home".  She really didn't wander very far, nor very much, as she ended up pretty much not to farm from where she started.  As for Kendal, he grew up just down the road!  Toss Rhea Mae into the mix, too.  Fascinating!   :nerd:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 23-Apr-11, 07:45:57 am
Hi Janet,Peregrine's certainly are amazing. Peregrine means wanderer. Over the course of 5 years,CPF satellite tracked Peregrines. Some never left the general area they began in,others flew all the way to Columbia and back to Toronto. Most birds of prey wont fly over huge bodies of water,so we couldnt figure out how our Peregrines were sending hits back,from out in the ocean around the gulf area. We later learned they were landing on oil rigs to hopscotch across. Tracking,webcameras and whatever new technologies are to come continuously teach us more and more. Its what makes it all so fascinating. If you and others,have time have a look at CPFs Project Trackem.
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/trackem.html (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/trackem.html)
Did you realize Mark Nash of CPF was in Rochester to help the team attach Quests tracking device? Just one more great connection CPF and the "Rochester gang" have.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 23-Apr-11, 08:07:46 am
First photos and article just posted by Mark!!!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/here-comes-the-first-photos-april-15th-to-april-22nd/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/here-comes-the-first-photos-april-15th-to-april-22nd/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 08:17:07 am
Excellent pics by Mark and Kathryn. The last pic say's it all! THANK YOU ALL for your dedication!   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 08:20:38 am
Hi Janet,Peregrine's certainly are amazing. Peregrine means wanderer. Over the course of 5 years,CPF satellite tracked Peregrines. Some never left the general area they began in,others flew all the way to Columbia and back to Toronto. Most birds of prey wont fly over huge bodies of water,so we couldnt figure out how our Peregrines were sending hits back,from out in the ocean around the gulf area. We later learned they were landing on oil rigs to hopscotch across. Tracking,webcameras and whatever new technologies are to come continuously teach us more and more. Its what makes it all so fascinating. If you and others,have time have a look at CPFs Project Trackem.
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/trackem.html (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/trackem.html)
Did you realize Mark Nash of CPF was in Rochester to help the team attach Quests tracking device? Just one more great connection CPF and the "Rochester gang" have.

I remember reading all these trackings a while ago. Nate's story was amazing. What ever happened to him? Thanks Bigfrank, anything you post is with interest!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 23-Apr-11, 08:43:39 am
Excellent pics by Mark and Kathryn. The last pic say's it all! THANK YOU ALL for your dedication!   :heart:

 :ditto: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 23-Apr-11, 08:46:27 am
Just curious you say Quest was a big girl. Was she bigger than Callidora? (cause Calli seemed huge)

If you want to talk huge then you should see Lady Pefa over at Kodak. Now that's a big falcon!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Apr-11, 08:52:15 am
Oh phoo...here I go again...  :crying:

Let's just make sure the ark is seaworthy enough to cross the lake to Toronto!

In the overall picture of the building, which ledge is the nestbox on?

Thanks again to everyone for all you hard work!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 09:01:24 am
Oh phoo...here I go again...  :crying:

Let's just make sure the ark is seaworthy enough to cross the lake to Toronto!

In the overall picture of the building, which ledge is the nestbox on?

Thanks again to everyone for all you hard work!

Didn't she move to a few ledges? Is she back to the same one? 6th floor?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 23-Apr-11, 09:36:59 am
That last picture of her settled in really does say it all! :heart: :heart: :heart:  Sweet girl.  Amazing how she knew what to do a bit better, once it was familiar.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 23-Apr-11, 02:44:10 pm
Just curious you say Quest was a big girl. Was she bigger than Callidora? (cause Calli seemed huge)

If you want to talk huge then you should see Lady Pefa over at Kodak. Now that's a big falcon!  ;D
I only wish I could...her and Beauty and the handsome one Archer. Quest, Kendal and Rhea Mae too


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 23-Apr-11, 03:05:48 pm
Ok, who cried when they saw the nest box!!! (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s193/shevatrinh/Gif/crying.gif) ME!! I'm a crier lately!

I've been away from my computer for the last couple days so I wasn't able to see what was happening. Now that I'm back I also have tears in my eyes. I am so happy things are working out so well for Quest & Kendal. Thank you so much to everyone that is watching over them and have helped them by putting up the beautiful nest box.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carla on 23-Apr-11, 05:06:35 pm
Excellent pics by Mark and Kathryn. The last pic say's it all! THANK YOU ALL for your dedication!   :heart:

 :ditto: :heart:
Great Pics.It's good to see what they do for Quest and Kendal.
Greetings Carla


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 23-Apr-11, 05:18:14 pm
MAK--i'm confused---I know a Callidora, who was indeed a big girl, but she is a barn
owl born last summer in san marcos california--are we talking different birds--i think so


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 23-Apr-11, 05:19:52 pm
Breaking News from Tracy just posted on CPF..another egg!!!  :mbanana: :mbanana: :2thumbsup:

!!! Another Egg for Quest and Kendal!!!

April 23, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Tracy Simpson Reports:
I am currently on the phone with Bruce Massey who is on-site at 220 Duncan Mill Road and he was pleased to see, mere moments ago as she stood up, that there is another egg resting beside her current one.  A few minutes later, Kendal arrived with food and landed on the ledge containing the nest tray.  Quest remained on her eggs in the nest tray, not getting up for a snack, as this male is providing a great deal more food than she needs.  Kendal has since left the nest ledge and stashed away the food for later consumption.  From the vantage point that Bruce now has, he can see that there is actually two pieces of food tucked away!!  One thing is for certain, Quest will never go hungry with Kendal on the scene!!!



Title: #2 egg for Quest
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 05:28:40 pm
well 3rd!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 05:30:21 pm
YIPPEE!!!!!! And GO KENDAL!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 23-Apr-11, 05:53:41 pm
MAK--i'm confused---I know a Callidora, who was indeed a big girl, but she is a barn
owl born last summer in san marcos california--are we talking different birds--i think so

Callidora was Archer and Beauty's daughter- born last year.  Her brother (banded a female but was thought to be male) is Jemison.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 23-Apr-11, 06:01:34 pm
 goodnews: about Quest and Kendal's 3rd egg!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 23-Apr-11, 06:16:34 pm
With the arrival of this egg there was no sighting of a rogue rabbitt or large white bunny with a basket! :harhar: :hysterical: :stupid:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Apr-11, 06:19:51 pm
With the arrival of this egg there was no sighting of a rogue rabbitt or large white bunny with a basket! :harhar: :hysterical: :stupid:
Which, of course, reminds me of the classic Shakypic (2003)...



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carla on 23-Apr-11, 06:30:54 pm
With the arrival of this egg there was no sighting of a rogue rabbitt or large white bunny with a basket! :harhar: :hysterical: :stupid:
Which, of course, reminds me of the classic Shakypic (2003)...


That's a good one !


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 23-Apr-11, 06:36:16 pm
of couse, callidora and jemison---falcons
ashley and carrie--barn owls---i just have too many birds fluttering
in my brain--(by the way Ashley was a big girl, too) thanks for the
correction


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 23-Apr-11, 06:39:49 pm
of couse, callidora and jemison---falcons
ashley and carrie--barn owls---i just have too many birds fluttering
in my brain--(by the way Ashley was a big girl, too) thanks for the
correction

No problem-I can relate! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 23-Apr-11, 06:42:48 pm
 :yahoo:  I am pleased as punch to hear this GREAT news! Who knows maybe Quest will lay an egg while we are visiting on Monday!!! And what a great provider she has in Kendal.  :heart: ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 23-Apr-11, 07:13:39 pm
This is such great news. :clap: :clap:

At the rate of one a day could she lay 5?

Rita - syr


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 23-Apr-11, 07:46:57 pm
Quest is laying an egg every other day around 4pm ish. With luck the "Rochester gang" will see #3 in the box on Monday. 1-5 eggs is very possible. 5 would be a real handful for new parents,although our boy Kendal seems to have the providing food thing down pat.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 23-Apr-11, 08:04:39 pm
Please all.  Let's pray for only three or two hatches.  She and Kendal are newbies.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 23-Apr-11, 11:00:16 pm
has kendal tried to feed the egg as archer once did?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 11:21:02 pm
has kendal tried to feed the egg as archer once did?

Who knows, I don't think it's monitored 24/7 like here. Archer did it last year too. He's a funny kinda guy.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Apr-11, 11:25:30 pm
From Jan on KFC:

Big Frank: Although I, and everyone else who has followed Quest's travels,
appreciate what has been done for her and her mate by so many of you Toronto
folks I think we appreciate even more your notes to reassure us that good things
were in the works. Thank you!

Jan in CT


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 24-Apr-11, 12:27:31 am
Thanks for the kind words Jan,CPF,from the top down will be in close contact with folks in Rochester who will get out information almost as we post it to the CPF site. I will be around monitoring the board to offer what I can to calm excited nerves and answer  questions I am able to.


Title: Re: #2 egg for Quest
Post by: Annette on 24-Apr-11, 01:07:07 am
 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Apr-11, 06:22:55 am
Thanks for the kind words Jan,CPF,from the top down will be in close contact with folks in Rochester who will get out information almost as we post it to the CPF site. I will be around monitoring the board to offer what I can to calm excited nerves and answer  questions I am able to.

You all at CPF are the best! Thanks so much BF! We can get a bit antsy here waiting on news about Quest but ya know, it's worth the wait!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 24-Apr-11, 12:11:51 pm
From Jan on KFC:

Big Frank: Although I, and everyone else who has followed Quest's travels,
appreciate what has been done for her and her mate by so many of you Toronto
folks I think we appreciate even more your notes to reassure us that good things
were in the works. Thank you!

Jan in CT

Yeah, what she said!  :clap: ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 24-Apr-11, 05:50:07 pm
Kris G--do you know if there has been any sighting of Jemison
since she was relesaed after re-hab at montezuma?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 24-Apr-11, 05:50:45 pm
!!! Kendal Learns to Incubate!!
Here is the Latest!!
April 24, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Tracy Simpson Reports:
Bruce Massey was on-site today at the 220 Duncan Mill Road nest site and was able to witness a change over in adults.  Kendal flew in to the tray and landed on the edge of it while Quest lay incubating the eggs.  Taking this as a signal for her time off of them, Quest took off of the tray leaving a clearly bewildered Kendal watching her fly up to the adjacent building.  He sat, looked over his shoulder to the bare concrete corner and then back to the eggs.  It didn;t take but a moment for the male to step into the tray and nestle down on top of the awaiting eggs.  It would appear that Kendal, our young resident male, has been shown and no doubt told what is expected of him and it would seem that this afternoon…   …he now gets it!!  Excellent news from Bruce as this 2 year old male finally catches on to the situation!!!



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 24-Apr-11, 05:54:38 pm
!!! Kendal Learns to Incubate!!
Here is the Latest!!
April 24, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
It would appear that Kendal, our young resident male, has been shown and no doubt told what is expected of him and it would seem that this afternoon…   …he now gets it!!  Excellent news from Bruce as this 2 year old male finally catches on to the situation!!!

I can just hear Quest kakking at him now! Excellent news!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 24-Apr-11, 06:00:09 pm
you show them kendal---"i may be confused, but not incompedent!!!!" (that's what
Quest said to say)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 24-Apr-11, 06:07:52 pm
Kris G--do you know if there has been any sighting of Jemison
since she was relesaed after re-hab at montezuma?

I haven't read any postings that he's been seen since his release last year after rehab.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Amy V. on 24-Apr-11, 06:08:15 pm
Wonderful news about Kendal. I can just imagine his face when Quest took off. "Now what?" Glad he was such a quick learner and that his paternal instincts kicked in!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Apr-11, 06:15:55 pm
This is a great Easter! Family over but still have to sneak in and see what's happening. Glad I did!! Mercy Kendal and Quest, they caught on quick. THANK YOU BF!!  :clap: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 24-Apr-11, 06:47:37 pm
That's great news that Kendal stepped up and is doing his fatherly duties.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Apr-11, 06:59:51 pm
m   u   s   t     C     q   u   e   s   t!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Apr-11, 08:06:08 pm
m   u   s   t     C     q   u   e   s   t!

2 morro yes?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Apr-11, 08:25:59 pm
m   u   s   t     C     q   u   e   s   t!

2 morro yes?

Y    E     S     !   :yes:

Can't wait to see her. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 24-Apr-11, 08:36:14 pm
Very happy to hear Kendal has caught on so quickly!  With a nestbox, both parents incubating and so many people looking out for them...they stand a good chance at having a successful year! 

Have fun visiting tomorrow, we'll expect lots of pictures  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 24-Apr-11, 10:38:53 pm
Bet she remembers you too. She'll tell Kendal see there is my fan club told you I was famous.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 25-Apr-11, 03:59:50 am
!!! April 21st- Nest Tray install photos.
April 21, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:
A quick step backwards for those that have requested to see the photos that I promised. Fifteen minutes after we started, the nest tray was installed, the egg was transferred to the tray and we were off the ledge!
Now that was easy. Easy to say for the guy not going over the ledge!

The inexperience of Quest and Kendal really did allow this action to run quite smoothly as we were all able to focus and complete the task virtually undisturbed. After a couple of quick fly-byes, both the adults took up a roosting spot on the roof edges across the street and simply watched. At one point Quest actually preened and appeared quite calm throughout the entire process.
Photos can be seen at
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/april-21st-nest-tray-install-photos/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/april-21st-nest-tray-install-photos/)



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: ezsha on 25-Apr-11, 05:00:37 am
!!! April 21st- Nest Tray install photos.
Mark Nash Reports:
Photos can be seen at
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/april-21st-nest-tray-install-photos/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/april-21st-nest-tray-install-photos/)

Thank you, Mark Nash, for uploading these at almost 4 in the morning! What a great way to wake up!
And thank you, Big Frank, for telling us about it!

What fun to see an episode of Extreme Home Makeover: Peregrine Falcon Edition!  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 25-Apr-11, 05:45:17 am

Thank you, Mark Nash, for uploading these at almost 4 in the morning! What a great way to wake up!
And thank you, Big Frank, for telling us about it!

What fun to see an episode of Extreme Home Makeover: Peregrine Falcon Edition!  :2thumbsup:

:ditto:   :bow:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 25-Apr-11, 06:32:55 am
m   u   s   t     C     q   u   e   s   t!

2 morro yes?

Y    E     S     !   :yes:

Can't wait to see her. 

Safe trip to all the "Questers"!!!  Can't wait for the watch reports!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Apr-11, 06:38:55 am
It's a beautiful thing! Thank you CPF!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 25-Apr-11, 07:18:16 am
Tracy and I will be joining the "Rochester Gang" on their Quest quest. Another volunteer Ann has a big honkin lense and will be taking copious numbers of photos! Stay tuned this afternoon for photos.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Apr-11, 07:29:52 am
Tracy and I will be joining the "Rochester Gang" on their Quest quest. Another volunteer Ann has a big honkin lense and will be taking copious numbers of photos! Stay tuned this afternoon for photos.

Sweet, the gang is on their way!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 25-Apr-11, 07:38:14 am
I hope you packed umbrellas, nice out now but massive rain system moving in later.  Hopefully it holds off for the bulk of the day.

Drive safely.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 25-Apr-11, 07:41:46 am
Bet she remembers you too. She'll tell Kendal see there is my fan club told you I was famous.

After seeing the photos of the nestbox install and hearing Mark describe Quest as preening - I can imagine her saying 'don't worry - see they even put in a nestbox for me, these humans love me'  :laugh:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 25-Apr-11, 08:02:54 am
Tracy and I will be joining the "Rochester Gang" on their Quest quest. Another volunteer Ann has a big honkin lense and will be taking copious numbers of photos! Stay tuned this afternoon for photos.

Wonderful news!   Hope all have a safe trip, and get some great pics of Quest and Kendal. 
Nice way to start the new week!   Thank you to all!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dot_Forrester on 25-Apr-11, 08:23:55 am
I am so thankful that CPF installed the nest tray so quickly and is keeping us up to date on Quest and Kendal through BigFrank's reports and Mark Nash's pix.  Kudos to the entire Canadian team!  :thumbsup:

Dot in PA


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Apr-11, 09:37:22 am
I wrote to Suzanne last week about Quest. They were on break and she just read her mail today. She is very happy. Her class of 2008 named Quest. Here's her response:

Hi Donna,

That is so awesome of you to give me the links and let me know. We have been on break here and I am just reading this now. I can’t wait to share the news with the students, especially those who were there that very special banding day!

Thank you so much!!!

Suzanne


I hope she joins our forum! :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 25-Apr-11, 11:40:36 am
Donna, you are awesome!  Thank you so much for doing this!!!

jeanne


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Apr-11, 02:38:51 pm
I think this is the wrong video...but YAY for the gang from Rochester. Glad they got to meet the people from the building and see Quest & Kendal!! Thanks BF!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 25-Apr-11, 02:45:53 pm
Hi everyone!  Carol P, Kathy O, MAK, and myself still on watch at Harlequin.  We are hoping Quest will lay one more egg.  If she stays on schedule, they think it will be this afternoon.

As Frank mentioned, Quest was on her eggs.  Once in a while she would stand up and turn around...still only 2. Quest wasn't letting Kendal on the eggs today.  We don't know for sure if she is in full incubating mode yet. Kendal came in for a visit to the nest tray.  He chased a Canadian goose away from the area and then flew in front of the Harlequin building below us.

It's raining pretty hard right now.  We are all taking pictures through the windows, so they aren't as clear as we would like, but will try to share some later.

Joyce


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Apr-11, 02:51:42 pm
Thanks Joyce, sounds good. Keep us posted!  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 25-Apr-11, 02:58:14 pm
Im back from Quest and Kendals place,where I met "The Rochester Gang" We enjoyed views of Kendal with food,while Quest dutifully sat on her eggs. I couldnt stay as long as I would have liked,but was glad to see the site,be shown to the Falcon Suite and be introduced to Don and Kathryn.  They have nesting Canada Geese in their parkinglot at Harlequin too,which they all enjoy. So far they have 2 hatches.
Quest and Kendal video:
Quest and Kendal Apr25th (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAlhH_Ky3Ak#)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Apr-11, 03:09:22 pm
Nice video and narration BF!! Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 25-Apr-11, 03:21:52 pm
We have only one BOX in Toronto. All are well protected. There is a lip above the nest-tray(small windowledge) and also a "roof" above(overhang from above it that covers the whole ledge) We have similar sites with very similar trays that are just fine and very successful,with the same exposure.
A few links to todays pics(sorry I just cant figure out how to embed a photo)
Kendals Catch
(http://www.winkflash.com/photo/imagew2.aspx?p=1&c=9400039&i=447352544&z=0)
Quest on Eggs
(http://www.winkflash.com/photo/imagew2.aspx?p=1&c=9400039&i=447352510&z=0)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 25-Apr-11, 03:41:48 pm
Thanks, too.  It seems Quest has taken over rfalconcam from Beauty and Archer.  Only fitting since she is from the last clutch of Mariah and Kaver.   There is a special bond to all of us here.  Now I'm teary eyed.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 25-Apr-11, 04:07:06 pm
Thanks, too.  It seems Quest has taken over rfalconcam from Beauty and Archer.  Only fitting since she is from the last clutch of Mariah and Kaver.   There is a special bond to all of us here.  Now I'm teary eyed.

I'm sure we'll get back to our regular programming soon!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 25-Apr-11, 04:10:13 pm
Thanks, too.  It seems Quest has taken over rfalconcam from Beauty and Archer.  Only fitting since she is from the last clutch of Mariah and Kaver.   There is a special bond to all of us here.  Now I'm teary eyed.

I'm sure we'll get back to our regular programming soon!
...and then it will be time for Lady Pefa to lay her eggs.  An amazing year! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 25-Apr-11, 05:05:29 pm
Great video Frank!  I'm so glad everyone arrived safely and is enjoying the day with Quest and Kendal.  How wonderful of Harlequin to provide a suite - they are amazing in their support!! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 25-Apr-11, 05:55:55 pm
Some photos from today can be seen here
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-ladies-visit-quest-and-kendal/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-ladies-visit-quest-and-kendal/)
A full account of today will be posted to the CPF site soon.Enjoy!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Apr-11, 06:20:42 pm
I sent Suzanne more links today about Quest and she responded. She really is thrilled.

Hi Donna,

Thank you so very much again! I sent the links out the teachers who have those children currently in their classroom. The children were in first and second grade then and are now in fourth and fifth grade! I asked that their teachers would share about QUEST with them. I am thrilled to find out what has been going on with QUEST. It is so amazing and thrilling to hear about. I have always hoped to hear that she mated! I am so excited for the group who is going to see her. How lucky they are indeed! I so appreciate you taking the time to write to me. That day back in 2008 when we were invited to the banding and then to name one of the eyases was the happiest, most wonderful day of my career. I will never forget it!

Suzanne




Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 26-Apr-11, 05:20:07 am
I sent Suzanne more links today about Quest and she responded. She really is thrilled.

Hi Donna,

Thank you so very much again! I sent the links out the teachers who have those children currently in their classroom. The children were in first and second grade then and are now in fourth and fifth grade! I asked that their teachers would share about QUEST with them. I am thrilled to find out what has been going on with QUEST. It is so amazing and thrilling to hear about. I have always hoped to hear that she mated! I am so excited for the group who is going to see her. How lucky they are indeed! I so appreciate you taking the time to write to me. That day back in 2008 when we were invited to the banding and then to name one of the eyases was the happiest, most wonderful day of my career. I will never forget it!

Suzanne



I think a response like this, really highlights the importance of the efforts of all involved.  It will be interesting to see/hear about the follow-up via those students and FUTURE students via Suzanne because of this follow-up.  Love it!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-11, 06:00:05 am
!!! The nest tray photos that you have been asking for.
April 20, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

As promised, I have enclosed some photos of the nest tray that you been requesting I post.
These shot were taken shortly after Tracy Simpson from the CPF delivered the nest tray to our location. While iorginally built and designed the nest tray for use at the Windsor nest site, Tracy and Steve were easily able to some some minor modifications to the tray while up at the CFP Raptor centre. tracy wss kind enough to transport the nest tray down to the Don Mills nest site, as Harlequin was kind enough to store it in their offices until we could get it installed on the ledge.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-11, 02:19:39 pm
A new update has been posted.

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/domestic-bliss-two-eggs-and-full-time-incubation-appears-to-have-started-the-countdown-starts-ticking-today/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/domestic-bliss-two-eggs-and-full-time-incubation-appears-to-have-started-the-countdown-starts-ticking-today/)

With pics!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 26-Apr-11, 02:52:50 pm
A new update has been posted.
With pics!!



AWWW!!!!!  :wub:  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-11, 03:57:18 pm
A new update has been posted.
With pics!!



AWWW!!!!!  :wub:  :wub:

 :heart: I know right  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Apr-11, 05:10:37 pm
Great report and pictures.  I am sooooo glad there are only two eggs.  Totally manageable for first time parents.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 26-Apr-11, 05:35:04 pm
Thanks so much Donna for giving Suzanne this wonderful news!   :clap:

I sent Suzanne more links today about Quest and she responded. She really is thrilled.

Hi Donna,

Thank you so very much again! I sent the links out the teachers who have those children currently in their classroom. The children were in first and second grade then and are now in fourth and fifth grade! I asked that their teachers would share about QUEST with them. I am thrilled to find out what has been going on with QUEST. It is so amazing and thrilling to hear about. I have always hoped to hear that she mated! I am so excited for the group who is going to see her. How lucky they are indeed! I so appreciate you taking the time to write to me. That day back in 2008 when we were invited to the banding and then to name one of the eyases was the happiest, most wonderful day of my career. I will never forget it!

Suzanne



I think a response like this, really highlights the importance of the efforts of all involved.  It will be interesting to see/hear about the follow-up via those students and FUTURE students via Suzanne because of this follow-up.  Love it!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 26-Apr-11, 05:46:24 pm
We have only one BOX in Toronto. All are well protected. There is a lip above the nest-tray(small windowledge) and also a "roof" above(overhang from above it that covers the whole ledge) We have similar sites with very similar trays that are just fine and very successful,with the same exposure.

It was raining quite heavily yesterday afternoon and the ledge on which the nest tray is located on the south side of the building, stayed dry.  It's a wonderful location for Quest & Kendal to raise their first family and the Harlequin folks are Q&K's guardian angels.  While we were in the room watching Q&K, there was a steady flow of people that work for Harlequin streaming in and out of the room.  There is a scope set-up for easier viewing and the excited babble was a joy to hear.  They had many questions which we (the Rochester Watchers: Kathy O, Joyce, MAK & Carol P) and the CPF members were more than happy to answer.

They are so incredibly happy to have Q&K nesting across the street.  We all thank them for their very generous hospitality.  We will definitely be back!

Carol P.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 26-Apr-11, 05:54:47 pm
Hi everyone!  Carol P, Kathy O, MAK, and myself still on watch at Harlequin.  We are hoping Quest will lay one more egg.  If she stays on schedule, they think it will be this afternoon.

As Frank mentioned, Quest was on her eggs.  Once in a while she would stand up and turn around...still only 2. Quest wasn't letting Kendal on the eggs today.  We don't know for sure if she is in full incubating mode yet. Kendal came in for a visit to the nest tray.  He chased a Canadian goose away from the area and then flew in front of the Harlequin building below us.

It's raining pretty hard right now.  We are all taking pictures through the windows, so they aren't as clear as we would like, but will try to share some later.

Joyce

It was the first time I saw a Tiercel chase a Canada Goose.  It was a little comical.  The goose flew around the corner of a building with Kendal hot on his tail.  They came out the other side of the building and Kendal was still giving chase!  The goose made a hasty escape and Kendal returned to the Harlequin bldg to keep watch over his future family.  I really couldn't help laughing out loud watching Kendal chasing the very large, slow moving goose!   :laugh:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: susan c on 26-Apr-11, 06:13:30 pm
We are so lucky to have such wonderful support for Quest - I must say that I never expected the harness to stay on this long, much less so long that we get to see her taking a mate and nesting, it's great!!

Many, many thanks to our friends in Canada - Big Frank for always keeping us so well informed, and of course Mark who is the ringmaster extraordinaire for all this falcon nonsense (just kidding, it's not nonsense) in Canada, and all the other CPF people, especially the guy on the rope with a nestbox!!!

Thanks to the Rochester Gang (that'll stick) for getting up there when the rest of us couldn't.

Quest, you go girl!!

 :heart:

susan c


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: susan c on 26-Apr-11, 06:16:16 pm
This has probably already been covered, but, does Mike know the latest about Quest?  Isn't he the one who put the harness on Quest?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-11, 06:18:02 pm
This has probably already been covered, but, does Mike know the latest about Quest?  Isn't he the one who put the harness on Quest?

Hi Susan, no, it was Mark Nash who did it!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 26-Apr-11, 06:25:39 pm
This has probably already been covered, but, does Mike know the latest about Quest?  Isn't he the one who put the harness on Quest?

Hi Susan, no, it was Mark Nash who did it!

Pretty sure it was Mark & Mike in tandem.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 26-Apr-11, 06:35:28 pm
This has probably already been covered, but, does Mike know the latest about Quest?  Isn't he the one who put the harness on Quest?

Hi Susan, no, it was Mark Nash who did it!

Pretty sure it was Mark & Mike in tandem.

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: susan c on 26-Apr-11, 06:54:30 pm
Don't mind me cause my memory is nothing to write home about, but I have to explore.  I remember when they put the transmitter on Skye, and Mike and Mark did it together...  so I guess they probably did it together this time, although I remember Mike looking forward to doing Quest's fitting more on his own.  I suspect the Ei is right, and both were there.

Also please excuse me for doing this, again can't help it, I just love this emoticon:

 :scaredblue:

susan c


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 26-Apr-11, 07:01:58 pm
Quests Tracking Device Story
http://rfalconcam.com/imprinting/?p=521 (http://rfalconcam.com/imprinting/?p=521)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 26-Apr-11, 07:39:58 pm
Do we know who the 4th falcon to get a transmitter is? 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 26-Apr-11, 07:48:31 pm
Do we know who the 4th falcon to get a transmitter is? 

Mary Ann, Skye, Hafoc and Quest.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 26-Apr-11, 08:40:08 pm
Do we know who the 4th falcon to get a transmitter is? 

Mary Ann, Skye, Hafoc and Quest.

duh, Kris, I kept looking at the first three and wondering who #4 was!  I think I have to wonder where my brain is :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: susan c on 26-Apr-11, 10:00:53 pm
Do we know who the 4th falcon to get a transmitter is? 

Mary Ann, Skye, Hafoc and Quest.

duh, Kris, I kept looking at the first three and wondering who #4 was!  I think I have to wonder where my brain is :hysterical:

I'm laughing, too, Jeanne - I forgot all about Mary Ann, she was before my time.  Although Dan talks about her with so much love that I thought I knew all about her!

Thanks, as always, for the link, BF


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: ezsha on 26-Apr-11, 10:50:57 pm
Quote
The team ran into a bit of trouble when they found their can of neoprene cement had solidified, but not to worry! They found an able substitute: Mexican Red ladies’ nail polish! The team used it to seal the knots in the heavy nylon thread (otherwise known as mint dental floss!) that secures the transmitter to the harness.

Could this be why the transmitter and harness are still on? Perhaps they should consider Mexican Red a permanent alternative? Quest has certainly proven it's possible to carry on normally so far!

P.S. What brand was this? You realize it's been a three-year manicure!  :surprise:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 26-Apr-11, 11:02:55 pm
Quote
The team ran into a bit of trouble when they found their can of neoprene cement had solidified, but not to worry! They found an able substitute: Mexican Red ladies’ nail polish! The team used it to seal the knots in the heavy nylon thread (otherwise known as mint dental floss!) that secures the transmitter to the harness.

Could this be why the transmitter and harness are still on? Perhaps they should consider Mexican Red a permanent alternative? Quest has certainly proven it's possible to carry on normally so far!

P.S. What brand was this? You realize it's been a three-year manicure!  :surprise:

I've expressed thoughts about the nail polish too!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 27-Apr-11, 12:01:46 am
When it finally does come off Quest is going to feel naked.  :secret2:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 27-Apr-11, 05:02:21 am
Also please excuse me for doing this, again can't help it, I just love this emoticon:

 :scaredblue:

susan c

Nothing to excuse  :scaredblue:  It is a fun one :eyecat:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 27-Apr-11, 07:52:06 am
Quests Tracking Device Story
http://rfalconcam.com/imprinting/?p=521 (http://rfalconcam.com/imprinting/?p=521)
Fun to re-read the story of Quest's transmitter fitting.  I remember it well.  I still can't get over how she's been tracked, and although we never saw her, we knew where she was, with maybe the occasional lucky picture.  And now...she's living out  "domestic"  life in a most unexpected and public way!   Amazing story, and we are so fortunate.  Thank you to CPF and Harlequin and of course the "Rochester Gang".   :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 27-Apr-11, 09:19:11 am
!!! Some trouble on the home front!
April 26, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:

Just as it appeared that everything was finally settling down to a normal routine for the birds, there were more challenges yet again for the pair to contend with. It was reported this afternoon that another peregrine crossed into the territory - (this time, a female peregrine), that had both Quest and Kendal take to the skies in hot pursuit in defence of their territory. After several minutes out of everyone’s sight, Kendal returned to the nest tray and resumed incubation duties.

Quest on the other hand, did not return in any short order and had everyone worried that a battle might have occurred between the two females and the victor may not have been Quest.

After waiting and watching for what seemed like an eternity, Quest finally did in fact return no worse for ware and they were both spotted back on the nest ledge. Shortly after Quest was convinced that the territory was clear of intruders, she did eventually relieve her mate from his incubation duties on the nest tray.

It was reported also reported that a second far more serious disturbance occurred when one of the occupants in the office suite that located directly behind the nest tray once again opened their blinds scaring Quest off the nest tray and had her bolting from the nest ledge leaving the eggs unattended and exposed. Several minutes passed, and only after the male occupant disappeared from the windows view, and the perceived threat was gone, allowed Quest to return to the nest tray and resume her incubation duties.

As a result of this action, further efforts will be made yet again to ask the occupants of the office suite for their cooperation to minimize these types of disturbances in an effort to prevent causing the peregrines further undue and easily preventable stresses.
Posted on April 26, 2011 11:27 pm
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Glad to see a strong territory defense...and they need to paint over the office window...crazy people!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Apr-11, 09:35:31 am
Oh boy, people are curious but need to follow the rules. Poor Quest. Hope they block that window soon with something. As far as the intruder, it happens and Quest and Kendal have it under control.  :o


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 27-Apr-11, 10:48:07 am
As per Mark's recent posting,he was busy drafting a letter to the occupants/property managers explaining things. He will hand deliver it today. CPF does their best to take  care of incidents like this at all sites it monitors and surrounding buildings. We rarely meet resistance,but if needed Ministry Of Natural Resources can be involved,if necessary.  To end,CPF deals with this type of thing each season so be assured,it has our attention.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Apr-11, 11:05:38 am
As per Mark's recent posting,he was busy drafting a letter to the occupants/property managers explaining things. He will hand deliver it today. CPF does their best to take  care of incidents like this at all sites it monitors and surrounding buildings. We rarely meet resistance,but if needed Ministry Of Natural Resources can be involved,if necessary.  To end,CPF deals with this type of thing each season so be assured,it has our attention.

Your all awesome BF!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 27-Apr-11, 11:10:55 am
I agree!!!  You all are awesome!

We should have equipped Quest with something on that transmitter that could spray water to offenders :happy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 27-Apr-11, 01:35:27 pm

We should have equipped Quest with something on that transmitter that could spray water to offenders :happy:

It comes standard with a taser.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Apr-11, 01:39:57 pm

We should have equipped Quest with something on that transmitter that could spray water to offenders :happy:

It comes standard with a taser.

That antenna is pretty much a weapon in it's self! Plus, she has chest Armour!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 27-Apr-11, 05:09:43 pm
It was soooooo wonderful to be able to see Quest and to share it with MAK, Joycie and Kathy O.  I know I'll be back soon!  :-)  Hopefully more Watchers will be able to join us next time.  I'd love to get Dan and Bri up there.  and Larry O and Shaky and Carrie and Dana and Lisa McK and Lou and Jim P and Kenn and June and Brad and Tom and Marianne and Matt, and oh, Kathy G would have loved to see Quest.  There are so many Watchers that have spent so many hours watching over the Rochester Falcons.

Quest was one of the last daughters of Mariah and Kaver and is so very special to all of us.  Not only did we get to watch Quest travel from Rochester to Nantucket and Cape Cod to Canada and all the Power Plants she seemed to like.  THANKFULLY she found herself an incredibly handsome and attentive Tiercel, another King St boy just like her sister Rhea Mae.  This is the best love story that could be written and for them to end up on a building across the street of the fine folks of Harlequin, unbelieveable.  Go Quest, Go Kendal!  Make lots & lots of beautiful babies!

Thanks to our friends at the Canadian Peregrine Foundation (thank you all), we are able to watch Rhea Mae and Tiago on a new camera!  Yay!

Now starts a new chapter in the Rochester Falcon book.  The young have taken over and we are privileged to be a part of it and continue to Watch over these beautiful creatures.  Archer and Beauty and maybe Lady Pefa aka Unity, be strong and continue the legacy of strong Peregrines that are born here in Rochester, NY. 

Mariah and Kaver we all miss you so much and yes, I'll say it, we love you.  Fly Free and Be Free!  Wherever you are!   :wub: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 27-Apr-11, 05:36:13 pm
It was soooooo wonderful to be able to see Quest and to share it with MAK, Joycie and Kathy O.  I know I'll be back soon!  :-)  Hopefully more Watchers will be able to join us next time.  I'd love to get Dan and Bri up there.  and Larry O and Shaky and Carrie and Dana and Lisa McK and Lou and Jim P and Kenn and June and Brad and Tom and Marianne and Matt, and oh, Kathy G would have loved to see Quest.  There are so many Watchers that have spent so many hours watching over the Rochester Falcons.

Quest was one of the last daughters of Mariah and Kaver and is so very special to all of us.  Not only did we get to watch Quest travel from Rochester to Nantucket and Cape Cod to Canada and all the Power Plants she seemed to like.  THANKFULLY she found herself an incredibly handsome and attentive Tiercel, another King St boy just like her sister Rhea Mae.  This is the best love story that could be written and for them to end up on a building across the street of the fine folks of Harlequin, unbelieveable.  Go Quest, Go Kendal!  Make lots & lots of beautiful babies!

Thanks to our friends at the Canadian Peregrine Foundation (thank you all), we are able to watch Rhea Mae and Tiago on a new camera!  Yay!

Now starts a new chapter in the Rochester Falcon book.  The young have taken over and we are privileged to be a part of it and continue to Watch over these beautiful creatures.  Archer and Beauty and maybe Lady Pefa aka Unity, be strong and continue the legacy of strong Peregrines that are born here in Rochester, NY. 

Mariah and Kaver we all miss you so much and yes, I'll say it, we love you.  Fly Free and Be Free!  Wherever you are!   :wub: :heart:

 :logo:   Yeah what she said!  :handshake:  :foxbinocs:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Apr-11, 05:51:17 pm
Nice report Carol, so glad you all had a good time.  :clap: Next time, a convoy of watchers!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Apr-11, 06:13:48 pm
Will any of the people at Harlequin be joining our forum?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 27-Apr-11, 06:20:22 pm
Will any of the people at Harlequin be joining our forum?

I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of them joined! Joycie left rfalconcam business cards that she created on the desk in the viewing room next to all the CPF info and we did hand out a few! There are definitely peeps from there watching!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Apr-11, 06:29:55 pm
Will any of the people at Harlequin be joining our forum?

I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of them joined! Joycie left rfalconcam business cards that she created on the desk in the viewing room next to all the CPF info and we did hand out a few! There are definitely peeps from there watching!!!!  ;D

Silly me asking a silly question!  :silly:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 27-Apr-11, 06:35:57 pm
Q&K need their own web cam.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carla on 27-Apr-11, 06:57:28 pm
Q&K need their own web cam.
That's for sure! Can we help them?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 27-Apr-11, 07:11:11 pm
Q&K need their own web cam.
That's for sure! Can we help them?

You should ask CPF.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 28-Apr-11, 01:55:19 am
Pssst remember CPF is on top of things! :foxbinocs:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 28-Apr-11, 05:08:23 am
Now starts a new chapter in the Rochester Falcon book.  The young have taken over and we are privileged to be a part of it and continue to Watch over these beautiful creatures.  Archer and Beauty and maybe Lady Pefa aka Unity, be strong and continue the legacy of strong Peregrines that are born here in Rochester, NY. 

Mariah and Kaver we all miss you so much and yes, I'll say it, we love you.  Fly Free and Be Free!  Wherever you are!   :wub: :heart:

 :logo:   :( :happy: :crying:  (Very bittersweet tears). 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carla on 28-Apr-11, 05:57:58 am
It was soooooo wonderful to be able to see Quest and to share it with MAK, Joycie and Kathy O.  I know I'll be back soon!  :-)  Hopefully more Watchers will be able to join us next time.  I'd love to get Dan and Bri up there.  and Larry O and Shaky and Carrie and Dana and Lisa McK and Lou and Jim P and Kenn and June and Brad and Tom and Marianne and Matt, and oh, Kathy G would have loved to see Quest.  There are so many Watchers that have spent so many hours watching over the Rochester Falcons.

Quest was one of the last daughters of Mariah and Kaver and is so very special to all of us.  Not only did we get to watch Quest travel from Rochester to Nantucket and Cape Cod to Canada and all the Power Plants she seemed to like.  THANKFULLY she found herself an incredibly handsome and attentive Tiercel, another King St boy just like her sister Rhea Mae.  This is the best love story that could be written and for them to end up on a building across the street of the fine folks of Harlequin, unbelieveable.  Go Quest, Go Kendal!  Make lots & lots of beautiful babies!

Thanks to our friends at the Canadian Peregrine Foundation (thank you all), we are able to watch Rhea Mae and Tiago on a new camera!  Yay!

Now starts a new chapter in the Rochester Falcon book.  The young have taken over and we are privileged to be a part of it and continue to Watch over these beautiful creatures.  Archer and Beauty and maybe Lady Pefa aka Unity, be strong and continue the legacy of strong Peregrines that are born here in Rochester, NY. 

Mariah and Kaver we all miss you so much and yes, I'll say it, we love you.  Fly Free and Be Free!  Wherever you are!   :wub: :heart:
Well said Carol ! Thanks


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 28-Apr-11, 07:37:57 am
Hey MAK!  You made the CPF site!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-falcon-watcher-maks-report/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-falcon-watcher-maks-report/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 28-Apr-11, 07:57:52 am
Hey MAK!  You made the CPF site!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-falcon-watcher-maks-report/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-falcon-watcher-maks-report/)

Now that's a twist!!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 28-Apr-11, 08:47:54 am
Hey MAK!  You made the CPF site!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-falcon-watcher-maks-report/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/rochester-falcon-watcher-maks-report/)

Now that's a twist!!!  :clap:

 :2thumbsup:  I like it!   ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 28-Apr-11, 09:26:39 am
Imagine that!  ;D :foxbinocs:

PS


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 28-Apr-11, 11:09:23 am
Well its only proper we give MAK and the Rochester Gang :police: a plug,we are always posting our links here to your fantastic site. Truely its a great relationship that CPF,Rochester and the Rochester Gang have. The connections between our falcons and yours..the connections between your dedicated crazies and ours :stupid: :silly: its all very inspiring. People we meet can hardly believe how committed the volunteers are,how anyone can give so much time for no pay. CPF has taken me to places I never dreamed Id go,doing things I never dreamed Id do. (this may be the wrong place for this but oh well).
11 years ago I went to my first fledge watch,where I thought Id get a chance to watch falcons and do abit of good with my new found hobby of bird watching. I met Linda Woods there,she whipped me into line,I met Bruce and later Mark and Marion. Year 2 wasnt much different,beyond fledge watch my involvement was slim. Year 3 I helped show CPFs marvelous educational birds and the rest is history. Now yearly I do that,have done rescues,have done site checks from rooftops,helped with releases of rescued and rehabilated Peregrines and even was part of a hack release team! Im sure others have similar stories of how their passion turned into action.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 28-Apr-11, 11:12:44 am
Great story BF, you just never know what could happen on a watch.  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 28-Apr-11, 03:42:07 pm
 :wave:   Frank it was a thrill for me to meet you and the CPF gang. It made me feel important rubbing elbows with all of you. I too, have gone places and done things I never thought I would. There is a bond we all share...our love for falcons and nature! I started out as a lurker on the forum during Mariah and Kavers last brood and now I go on a falcon watch practically every day! They have DEFINITELY inspired me out of a low spot in my life! And a bonus of making many very good friends.  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 28-Apr-11, 03:44:46 pm
:wave:   Frank it was a thrill for me to meet you and the CPF gang. It made me feel important rubbing elbows with all of you. I too, have gone places and done things I never thought I would. There is a bond we all share...our love for falcons and nature! I started out as a lurker on the forum during Mariah and Kavers last brood and now I go on a falcon watch practically every day! They have DEFINITELY inspired me out of a low spot in my life! And a bonus of making many very good friends.  ;D

No more  :lurker: for you MAK!! Now your unstoppable!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 28-Apr-11, 05:50:54 pm
:wave:   Frank it was a thrill for me to meet you and the CPF gang. It made me feel important rubbing elbows with all of you. I too, have gone places and done things I never thought I would. There is a bond we all share...our love for falcons and nature! I started out as a lurker on the forum during Mariah and Kavers last brood and now I go on a falcon watch practically every day! They have DEFINITELY inspired me out of a low spot in my life! And a bonus of making many very good friends.  ;D

No more  :lurker: for you MAK!! Now your unstoppable!!

 :happy:   :pray:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 28-Apr-11, 07:51:51 pm
Rochester Falcon People have an even farther reach.  Because of the group, I now watch 55 Water Street, 101 Hudson in Jersey City and Riverside Church peregrines.  My reports and pictures are at all three sites.  You cannot know how appreciative the folks at all three places are.  They love knowing what happens to the falcons after they fledge and they LOVE the pictures.

I encourage everyone to get out and see their local peregrine falcons.  It is truly exciting.  You never know what will happen next.  I never suspected where this would lead. 

Then I got into eagles...  That's an off peregrine season thing.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 28-Apr-11, 08:12:29 pm
:wave:   Frank it was a thrill for me to meet you and the CPF gang. It made me feel important rubbing elbows with all of you. I too, have gone places and done things I never thought I would. There is a bond we all share...our love for falcons and nature! I started out as a lurker on the forum during Mariah and Kavers last brood and now I go on a falcon watch practically every day! They have DEFINITELY inspired me out of a low spot in my life! And a bonus of making many very good friends.  ;D

MAK, you are pretty awesome too!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 29-Apr-11, 05:15:35 pm

Incredible Shots Of Quest
April 29, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Frank Butson Reports:
CPF volunteer and ace photographer,Ann Brokelman sends along these incredible shots of Quest. Neither rain nor snow prevented Ann from getting these pictures! WOW,OUTSTANDING,are the only words I can think of.(they may take awhile to load but hang in,its worth it)


http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/incredible-shots-of-quest/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/incredible-shots-of-quest/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Apr-11, 05:29:31 pm
Not sure about the rest of you but most times the pics on the CPF site take a long time to load. I have a fairly new PC and I can't get them to load. These are taking a long time. 4 minutes and still loading.  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 29-Apr-11, 05:33:48 pm
Ok Incase they just arent working right now,these are a few that are just too good to make you wait.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 29-Apr-11, 05:40:21 pm
Ok Incase they just arent working right now,these are a few that are just too good to make you wait.

Oh My Goodness!  These are incredible shots BigFrank!  Please give Ann our thanks for taking these gorgeous shots of Quest.  They are quite beautiful.  Thanks for posting them.   :notworthy: :clap: :thumbsup:

Carol P.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Apr-11, 05:43:46 pm
WOW, these ARE Gorgeous pics. THANK YOU BF for posting them and a big thanks to Ann for a work of art.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 29-Apr-11, 05:56:23 pm
A few more!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 29-Apr-11, 06:04:27 pm
spectacular photos.

I'm amazed at how invisible the harness is.  I'm not clear on how the feathers grow around it


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 29-Apr-11, 07:12:25 pm
Wow!
Gobsmacked, just gobsmacked.
Thanks, Ann and Frank.

Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 29-Apr-11, 07:30:15 pm
BigFrank, thank you and thank you to Ann!!!  Beautiful!  These are some of the closest photos we have seen since Quest was on the Cape!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 29-Apr-11, 07:39:55 pm
Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics of Quest!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 29-Apr-11, 08:37:26 pm
Super pics!  :thanks2:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 30-Apr-11, 12:48:48 am
These pictures are wonderful!  :notworthy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 30-Apr-11, 06:19:50 am
She's beautiful!  Thank you!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 30-Apr-11, 11:49:08 am
Thank you! Thank you! those pictures are wonderful. She is so gorgeous. Ann, Big Frank thank you so much for letting us see our girl.



Anybody know where I can find a picture of Mariah in about that pose I want to compare Quest to her Momma.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 30-Apr-11, 04:08:40 pm

Incredible Shots Of Quest
April 29, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Frank Butson Reports:
CPF volunteer and ace photographer,Ann Brokelman sends along these incredible shots of Quest. Neither rain nor snow prevented Ann from getting these pictures! WOW,OUTSTANDING,are the only words I can think of.(they may take awhile to load but hang in,its worth it)


http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/incredible-shots-of-quest/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/04/sightings/incredible-shots-of-quest/)
:crying:
OMG.  I just saw these pics for the first time.  Absolutely breathtaking.  Quest is gorgeous!    Ann captured such good shots!   Is Quest the most followed falcon of all time?    Does anyone know?  Is she the most photographed falcon of all time?   A new word for the Oxford Dictionary?  "celebu-bird"?   :D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 30-Apr-11, 04:20:13 pm
Anybody know where I can find a picture of Mariah in about that pose I want to compare Quest to her Momma.

The first one that comes to mind is this one by Jim Pisello from banding day 2008...



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 30-Apr-11, 05:25:31 pm
 "A new word for the Oxford Dictionary?  "celebu-bird"?   :D What about celebirdy



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 30-Apr-11, 05:51:06 pm
"A new word for the Oxford Dictionary?  "celebu-bird"?   :D What about celebirdy


Like that too, BF!   Quest is our celebird!  Now all we need is the  Harlequin Super-romance novel about her "Quests"...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 30-Apr-11, 05:55:56 pm
...not to mention the SUPER-ROMANCER, Archer!  Another potential Harlequin topic. It's in the genes!   M and K.   Leading to grandson, Archer....torn between two lovers.   
And the heroine, Quest, on a journey to find True Love, with her Mexican Red Nail polish and back-pack transmitter...until she meets Kendal!   A true bodice ripper for all time.   '
And it all began with two peregines named Mariah and Kaver!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 30-Apr-11, 06:21:35 pm
As much good news as Ive been happy to report,I hate having to relay this posting and recent sad news.
Sad news from 220 Duncan Mill, an Egg Goes Missing
-
Tracy Simpson Reports:
Bruce Massey was on-site at the 220 Duncan Mill Road location that Quest and Kendal have chosen to make their new home.  He spent the better part of the afternoon watching the pair and was able to see a changeover in adults.  When the male stood up to let Quest on, it was clear that there is only one egg left in the tray.

While sad news, the pair is still looking after the single egg that remains and defending it from any dangers.  This new and inexperienced pair are learning the ups and downs of parenthood and are eager to continue with family rearing of the remaining egg.  There is still a great deal of room for optimism as the resident pair continue to work towards a successful hatch of their egg.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 30-Apr-11, 06:29:19 pm
Phooey!  Well, one will be enough...let's hope it hatches OK...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-Apr-11, 06:35:44 pm
Oh this is so sad. Poor kids!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 30-Apr-11, 06:46:18 pm
This is sad news for our Quest and Kendal, but there is still one egg.  We can hope and pray that this one egg will hatch and there will be many others afterwards!  And if not... this spot will remain a nest spot for our Quest and Kendal. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 30-Apr-11, 06:52:16 pm
 I believe in fate and this is what's meant to be. With any luck Quest and Kendal will spoil their only child and next year will go smoother.  Sad just the same!  :'(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 30-Apr-11, 06:56:32 pm
 :'(. Here's hoping everything will be OK with the remaining egg.


Title: ues
Post by: margaret on 30-Apr-11, 07:02:49 pm
I believe in fate and this is what's meant to be. With any luck Quest and Kendal will spoil their only child and next year will go smoother.  Sad just the same!  :'(
:crying:
I'm with you there, MAK, but let us hold out for the last egg. May Quest and Kendal have the experience of rearing one fledgling.  Keep our fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-Apr-11, 07:25:49 pm
Any ideas what happened to that egg? Predator? I would think not if they were both guarding them. Strange things happen to eggs lately.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 30-Apr-11, 07:35:31 pm
If I was a betting person, I'd guess the egg was damaged by the concrete when it was laid & finally broke & was removed.  Just my opinion.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 30-Apr-11, 07:43:49 pm
If I was a betting person, I'd guess the egg was damaged by the concrete when it was laid & finally broke & was removed.  Just my opinion.

I was thinking the same thing too, Ei.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-Apr-11, 08:13:03 pm
If I was a betting person, I'd guess the egg was damaged by the concrete when it was laid & finally broke & was removed.  Just my opinion.

I was thinking the same thing too, Ei.

The scrape wasn't that deep either and maybe when 1 got up, they kicked it out by accident!! Sayin.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 30-Apr-11, 08:28:40 pm
Thanks for the picture of Mariah. To me she looks like her Momma. Poor egg. Hopefully the last egg will make it. (If not it won't be the first time a pair has had no luck their first try)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 30-Apr-11, 09:13:23 pm
There is always tomorrow and next year.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.  Lots of fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 30-Apr-11, 09:24:51 pm
do peregrines ever have a second clutch in the same breeding season? just thinking of the
san marcos barn owls who had 2 clutches last year----but quest is young there is this one
and next year, too


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 30-Apr-11, 09:30:52 pm
do peregrines ever have a second clutch in the same breeding season? just thinking of the
san marcos barn owls who had 2 clutches last year----but quest is young there is this one
and next year, too
Yes, but it's a very rare occurrence.  The loss of eggs would have to be very shortly after laying for re-cycling to happen.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 30-Apr-11, 09:36:55 pm
do peregrines ever have a second clutch in the same breeding season? just thinking of the
san marcos barn owls who had 2 clutches last year----but quest is young there is this one
and next year, too
Yes, but it's a very rare occurrence.  The loss of eggs would have to be very shortly after laying for re-cycling to happen.
I was wondering the same thing.  Ei - many of our song birds go on to have  a second or even third clutch during the breeding season.  Why is it that the falcons do not have a second or third?  Is it due to the length of the  incubation/fledging time?   I 'm curious now.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 30-Apr-11, 09:40:23 pm
do peregrines ever have a second clutch in the same breeding season? just thinking of the
san marcos barn owls who had 2 clutches last year----but quest is young there is this one
and next year, too
Yes, but it's a very rare occurrence.  The loss of eggs would have to be very shortly after laying for re-cycling to happen.
I was wondering the same thing.  Ei - many of our song birds go on to have  a second or even third clutch during the breeding season.  Why is it that the falcons do not have a second or third?  Is it due to the length of the  incubation/fledging time?   I 'm curious now.
You are correct-it takes a long time to incubate & fledge peregrines.  By the time they're on their own it's too late for another clutch.  And it takes a lot out of the parents.  They need to recoup in the off season.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 01-May-11, 12:21:06 am
There is plenty of time for Peregrines to re-clutch. We have done fledge watches in August. Some pairs are still in mating mode. Dont fret,there is still one egg and also still plenty enough time to reclutch.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 01-May-11, 12:45:56 am
one healthy hatch is just wonderful, but quest if you are up to it,  we are here
for a 2nd clutch---or we we will all wait 'til next year, what ever works for you


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 01-May-11, 05:25:19 am
I am just happy she is somewhere where we can see her, and not just a blip on a map.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 01-May-11, 06:10:21 am
I am just happy she is somewhere where we can see her, and not just a blip on a map.

 :ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 01-May-11, 09:59:03 pm
I am just happy she is somewhere where we can see her, and not just a blip on a map.

:ditto: I agree! This is so much better.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 02-May-11, 05:52:21 am
More Quest And Kendal Photos
May 02, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Frank Butson Reports:
CPF volunteer,Ann Brokelman sent along more fantastic photos of Quest and Kendal. Ann also reports seeing the pair mating. This was on April 30th. Thanks again to Ann for these images.
More Photos can be seen at
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/more-quest-and-kendal-photos/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/more-quest-and-kendal-photos/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 02-May-11, 06:26:55 am
New beautiful pictures of Quest and Kendal!  :clap: Thank you for sharing!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 02-May-11, 06:58:52 am
Beautiful pics. Thank you so much.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 02-May-11, 08:19:47 am
 :clap: :flash: :thanx:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 02-May-11, 05:31:51 pm
Thanks Anne!  Thanks BigFrank!  Beeeeeuuuuuutiful!   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 04-May-11, 07:58:07 pm
Any news on Quest??? Nothing since April 30th. Anyone have contact with Harlequin? Just wondering how the last egg is doing. Thanks!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 04-May-11, 08:15:10 pm
Scrape Scrap:Kendal Attacks
May 04, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Frank Butson Reports:
CPF Volunteer,Ann Brokelman reporting:
Today was very exciting,if for only a minute or so.  Kendal was sitting on a ledge,when all of a sudden the warning call went out.  I looked up to see a Turkey Vulture. Kendal  flew off and that seemed to be it,but moments later the Turkey Vulture was behind the building,with a ticked off Peregrine Falcon in hot pursuit.  Over and over Kendal  hit the Turkey Vulture.  Thanks to Ann,for  photos of the exciting event!
See the photos at:
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/c/sightings/toronto-don-mills/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/c/sightings/toronto-don-mills/)

To answer Donna,incubation continues. Kendal and Quest are sharing duties.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 04-May-11, 08:29:06 pm
Thanks for posting the report, BF!  And thanks to Ann for the great pics!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 04-May-11, 08:31:48 pm
Gee, I should ask more often!!! Thanks so much BF, what perfect timing!! GREAT pics too!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 04-May-11, 09:06:26 pm
Thanks,Donna for asking, and thank you to BF and Ann for the report and pics of Kendal with TV. 
I left work yesterday and stopped because  I saw the  ugliest thing sitting in the road.  It flew up when I passed, so of course I stopped and then saw three turkey vultures sitting in trees on the side of the road.  I pulled out my binocs and just sat and watched them.  They are big and  "big ugly".   So good for Kendal for sounding the alarm and chasing this  big, ugly TV from the nest. 
Actually, if someone can answer...how much of a threat are TVs to the nest?  I thought they were only attracted to carrion, and by the scent or gasses given off by decaying matter.  Do TVs prey on nests too?
I know our parents downtown have been subject to TVs  and given chase as well.  Can anyone inform?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 04-May-11, 09:26:33 pm
Turkey Vultures are usually just floating through the area on migration.  They may be attracted to the caches left by the Peregrines on top of buildings.  As far as I know, they are no threat to Peregrines or their young.  They are just in the wrong spot at the wrong time, when it comes to a protective Peregrine Papa.  

Personally, I think Turkey Vultures are handsome birds.  If you get a chance to visit with Barf at Wild Wings, you might change your opinion.   :wub:

Carol P.

Thanks,Donna for asking, and thank you to BF and Ann for the report and pics of Kendal with TV.  
I left work yesterday and stopped because  I saw the  ugliest thing sitting in the road.  It flew up when I passed, so of course I stopped and then saw three turkey vultures sitting in trees on the side of the road.  I pulled out my binocs and just sat and watched them.  They are big and  "big ugly".   So good for Kendal for sounding the alarm and chasing this  big, ugly TV from the nest.  
Actually, if someone can answer...how much of a threat are TVs to the nest?  I thought they were only attracted to carrion, and by the scent or gasses given off by decaying matter.  Do TVs prey on nests too?
I know our parents downtown have been subject to TVs  and given chase as well.  Can anyone inform?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 04-May-11, 09:42:00 pm
Turkey Vultures are usually just floating through the area on migration.  They may be attracted to the caches left by the Peregrines on top of buildings.  As far as I know, they are no threat to Peregrines or their young.  They are just in the wrong spot at the wrong time, when it comes to a protective Peregrine Papa.  

Personally, I think Turkey Vultures are handsome birds.  If you get a chance to visit with Barf at Wild Wings, you might change your opinion.   :wub:

Carol P.

Thanks,Donna for asking, and thank you to BF and Ann for the report and pics of Kendal with TV.  
I left work yesterday and stopped because  I saw the  ugliest thing sitting in the road.  It flew up when I passed, so of course I stopped and then saw three turkey vultures sitting in trees on the side of the road.  I pulled out my binocs and just sat and watched them.  They are big and  "big ugly".   So good for Kendal for sounding the alarm and chasing this  big, ugly TV from the nest.  
Actually, if someone can answer...how much of a threat are TVs to the nest?  I thought they were only attracted to carrion, and by the scent or gasses given off by decaying matter.  Do TVs prey on nests too?
I know our parents downtown have been subject to TVs  and given chase as well.  Can anyone inform?
I fell in love with Barf, he caught my attention!!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 04-May-11, 10:23:36 pm
I love my TVs too. I think they are beautiful fliers.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 04-May-11, 10:39:02 pm
Beautiful pictures!!!  Thanks so much BigFrank!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 04-May-11, 11:08:19 pm
 :wave: Thanks Frank! Kendal is an awesome mate for Quest!  :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 04-May-11, 11:22:38 pm
:wave: Thanks Frank! Kendal is an awesome mate for Quest!  :heart: :heart:

Most definitely, took her a few years to find the perfect mate. I like that she explored before settling into a relationship!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 05-May-11, 07:20:50 am
:wave: Thanks Frank! Kendal is an awesome mate for Quest!  :heart: :heart:

Most definitely, took her a few years to find the perfect mate. I like that she explored before settling into a relationship!  :heart:
Well she was trying to find one as good as her Daddy, they don't come much better than that.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-May-11, 07:55:33 am
I love my TVs too. I think they are beautiful fliers.
Thanks, Carol, and BC...I'll have to visit Barf at Wild Wings.  I've been wanting to visit there anyway...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: loheron on 05-May-11, 09:04:36 am
Maybe I don't need to sponsor Barf anymore. It sounds like he's got some admiring girlfriends out there.
Larry O ;D

Turkey Vultures are usually just floating through the area on migration.  They may be attracted to the caches left by the Peregrines on top of buildings.  As far as I know, they are no threat to Peregrines or their young.  They are just in the wrong spot at the wrong time, when it comes to a protective Peregrine Papa.  

Personally, I think Turkey Vultures are handsome birds.  If you get a chance to visit with Barf at Wild Wings, you might change your opinion.   :wub:

Carol P.

Thanks,Donna for asking, and thank you to BF and Ann for the report and pics of Kendal with TV.  
I left work yesterday and stopped because  I saw the  ugliest thing sitting in the road.  It flew up when I passed, so of course I stopped and then saw three turkey vultures sitting in trees on the side of the road.  I pulled out my binocs and just sat and watched them.  They are big and  "big ugly".   So good for Kendal for sounding the alarm and chasing this  big, ugly TV from the nest.  
Actually, if someone can answer...how much of a threat are TVs to the nest?  I thought they were only attracted to carrion, and by the scent or gasses given off by decaying matter.  Do TVs prey on nests too?
I know our parents downtown have been subject to TVs  and given chase as well.  Can anyone inform?
I fell in love with Barf, he caught my attention!!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-May-11, 04:52:55 pm
Just checked CPF site and report says that Quest and Kendal are hard incubating their egg, and defending nest site from TVs passing through as well as the resident geese.   
I also noticed that the the CPF says "WEB CAM COMING SOON"  under the Toronto-Don Mills site!
That would be awesome if it is up and running before the egg hatches! You watchers who have been up there, would that be a cam from Harlequin's office?  Or would it be set up somewhere else? 
I think a camera was also listed as "coming soon"  to the Yellow Page site where Linn is currently  at nest.  A banner year for M and K genes!   
 :happy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 09-May-11, 05:24:49 pm
Margaret - They could definitely put cameras on the Harlequin Bldg. and point them at the ledge across the street.  Not sure what they're planning.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-May-11, 05:46:15 pm
Have you been in contact with CPF?  In your opinion, do you think a webcam could be up and running prior to hatch?   (At Don Mills and at Yellow Pages site?) That would be great!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 09-May-11, 05:53:38 pm
Have you been in contact with CPF?  In your opinion, do you think a webcam could be up and running prior to hatch?   (At Don Mills and at Yellow Pages site?) That would be great!

Not sure of the timing at either site.  They've been working hard on updating Rhea Mae and Tiago's camera at the Sheraton.  It looks great!   :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-May-11, 06:06:22 pm
Have you been in contact with CPF?  In your opinion, do you think a webcam could be up and running prior to hatch?   (At Don Mills and at Yellow Pages site?) That would be great!

Not sure of the timing at either site.  They've been working hard on updating Rhea Mae and Tiago's camera at the Sheraton.  It looks great!   :clap:

And Rhea Mae and Tiago's cam is wonderful.  It's so clear. Kudos to CPF for that improvement. 
Now to see the rest of our gals in Canada.  Our Pefas do like the Canadian shores!
Was it you who said you suspected that M and K were  of Canadian heritage?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 09-May-11, 06:21:07 pm
Margaret - you will probably know about the cams sooner than us.  Keep monitoring the CPF site and we'll count on you to help keep us all informed.

Just to put things in perspective...Even though we stay in touch with CPF, now is the time we minimize contact (as they have asked) because they are so swamped with so many sites to monitor.  They only have a slim few to handle all of the sites, and both gas and phone calls are costly.  Calls between US and CAN are very expensive especially with roaming charges on cell phones.  I can tell you from personal experience on our last Quest trip, that a one-day connection for my computer on roaming charges ran up a bill just slightly under $5,000.  A very costly mistake, as we watched our nestbox while in Toronto.

CPF staff put in a lot of time and even their own funds to keep things going.  Donations and contributions are virtually nonexistent during the summer months because there are no school visit programs, which sustain them through the winter months.  CPF is a labor of love, and a volunteer effort on everyone's part up there.

We may touch base by email. but we don't always hear back right away.  When Big Frank has the time, he keeps us posted on the forum, and maybe he can let us know when cams are put in place.

Joyce


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-May-11, 06:44:39 pm
Margaret - you will probably know about the cams sooner than us.  Keep monitoring the CPF site and we'll count on you to help keep us all informed.

Just to put things in perspective...Even though we stay in touch with CPF, now is the time we minimize contact (as they have asked) because they are so swamped with so many sites to monitor.  They only have a slim few to handle all of the sites, and both gas and phone calls are costly.  Calls between US and CAN are very expensive especially with roaming charges on cell phones.  I can tell you from personal experience on our last Quest trip, that a one-day connection for my computer on roaming charges ran up a bill just slightly under $5,000.  A very costly mistake, as we watched our nestbox while in Toronto.

CPF staff put in a lot of time and even their own funds to keep things going.  Donations and contributions are virtually nonexistent during the summer months because there are no school visit programs, which sustain them through the winter months.  CPF is a labor of love, and a volunteer effort on everyone's part up there.

We may touch base by email. but we don't always hear back right away.  When Big Frank has the time, he keeps us posted on the forum, and maybe he can let us know when cams are put in place.

Joyce

Thank you for the perspective, Joyce.   You are a master (mistress?) of understatement if you say that a 5K bill was a "mistake".  I would be incoherent!
I do check in on CPF for Quest updates, so I will keep us all apprised. 
It's time to update the Quest tee shirts!   Can it end with "happily ever after"? 
 ;D



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 09-May-11, 09:33:53 pm
"Thank you for the perspective, Joyce.   You are a master (mistress?) of understatement if you say that a 5K bill was a "mistake".  I would be incoherent!
I do check in on CPF for Quest updates, so I will keep us all apprised.  
It's time to update the Quest tee shirts!   Can it end with "happily ever after"?  
 ;D" - Margaret

We're working on it!   ;)

and no, it wasn't me that said M&K were from Canada.  Since they were both unbanded, there is no way to know where they came from.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 10-May-11, 05:10:57 am
Calls between US and CAN are very expensive especially with roaming charges on cell phones.  I can tell you from personal experience on our last Quest trip, that a one-day connection for my computer on roaming charges ran up a bill just slightly under $5,000.  A very costly mistake, as we watched our nestbox while in Toronto.
Joyce

Don't know about the local carrier, but VERIZON has been VERY forgiving about those errors in the past.  You can't triangue with the US towers in Toronto, but this is a common error.  I know when we went to Niagara Falls, we were very aware of the border, but we never hit International.  Contact your local provider - they are very good about those of us who have blond  :blonde: moments.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 10-May-11, 06:46:40 am
and no, it wasn't me that said M&K were from Canada.  Since they were both unbanded, there is no way to know where they came from.
I think I have voiced my personal opinion that they were Canadian seeing the pattern their offspring have gone.  Just an opinion-no possible way to know for sure.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 15-May-11, 06:15:23 pm
How are Quest :heart: and Kendal doing in this nasty weather? They don't have a nest box with a roof.  :confused:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-May-11, 06:17:53 pm
How are Quest :heart: and Kendal doing in this nasty weather? They don't have a nest box with a roof.  :confused:

No roof on the box but a nice over hang. They are like in a cubby.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: anneintoronto on 16-May-11, 07:13:49 pm
It's an overcast day here in Toronto, but not raining continuously nor heavily at all.  I was out wandering around in my sandals and a light hoodie and was neither cold nor got wet at all...it's more like a mist than a real rain.  I've been in Montreal for that last few weeks, just getting to know the place, but hope to get up to see Quest and Kendal on the weekend!  What a tenacious and interesting pair!!  Anyway, if they are tucked under a bit, I'm sure they are perfectly warm and comfy!  And someday it will really warm up and be sunny!  I am waiting hopefully!!

Anne in Toronto


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 16-May-11, 07:23:38 pm
And what is our hatch date prediction for quest's egg?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 16-May-11, 08:20:31 pm
And what is our hatch date prediction for quest's egg?
Hard to say when hard incubation started, but I'd guess the very end of May. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 16-May-11, 10:01:27 pm


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 16-May-11, 11:54:52 pm
whatever are those 2 talking about????


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: ezsha on 17-May-11, 04:54:51 am
whatever are those 2 talking about????

Probably similar to Beauty and Archer...

"It's my turn now!"

"No, go away!"

Fortunately, neither of them is sporting the drowned rat aesthetic! :D

I can't see it in the picture, but it looks like there are still ruffled feathers - is the transmitter still on?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 17-May-11, 06:26:44 am
I can't see it in the picture, but it looks like there are still ruffled feathers - is the transmitter still on?

Yes, it is still on.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-May-11, 11:17:59 pm
No updates on Quest? This thread is dying out. Let's keep it going!

Sorry meant to say, I know CPF is VERY busy with banding but doesn't anyone have a connection to the people at Harlequin?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-May-11, 11:25:38 pm
No updates on Quest? This thread is dying out. Let's keep it going!

Sorry meant to say, I know CPF is VERY busy with banding but doesn't anyone have a connection to the people at Harlequin?

I thought the same thing, Donna.  I check into CPF several times a day.  Nothing.   
I am hoping that Carol or Joyce or MAk or one of the team who visited Don Mills in April will update us soon.

I may have to make a trip :-)  We're not sure what happened to Seneca from 2008, and now we're losing updates on our Quest/2008.   I am hoping.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 23-May-11, 03:07:56 pm
Just posted to CPF!!

Hard incubation continues! Its getting close!
May 23, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:


We have just received updated news from Bruce that both Quest and Kendal are still hard at work with incubation activities at the Don Mills nest site. Despite the fact that they are incubating only one egg, they are never the less still very much committed. Its getting close to a hatch date if the pair have been successful and we are all watching them very closely.

Based on the start of their full time incubation activities, it is expected that if all has gone well, we should expect to see a hatch at the end of this week. As such, monitoring will be stepped up in the following days as the week progresses.

We must remember that Quest and Kendal are a new pair, still inexperienced, and this nesting thing is very new to them as first timers. There have been some challenges and bumps along the way, in addition to MANY factors that can cause a failed nest site. We have already seen lower success rates at many of the other southern Ontario nest sites this year, (and from experienced proven productive pairs) that have many addled / unhatched eggs in the nests this season.
All of our fingers are crossed!!
Stay tuned………….



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 23-May-11, 03:13:11 pm
 :thanx: Fingers,toes and eyes crossed!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 23-May-11, 03:26:33 pm
:thanx: Fingers,toes and eyes crossed!  ;D
:2funny:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-May-11, 03:45:34 pm
:thanx: Fingers,toes and eyes crossed!  ;D
:2funny:

 :ditto:
 YES!   What they said.  Everything crossed.  Just one hatch from Quest would be perfect for this first time pair.
Thank you CPF and Mark  Nash for posting. 



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-May-11, 05:08:09 pm
Oh thank you CPF, we've all been waiting for this news!! Good luck Quest & Kendal!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 24-May-11, 05:07:46 am
Oh thank you CPF, we've all been waiting for this news!! Good luck Quest & Kendal!!

:ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 27-May-11, 06:24:02 pm
Just posted to CPF:

Quest and Kendal Still Incubating One Egg at Duncan Mill Road
May 27, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Tracy Simpson Reports:

Bruce Massey was on-site for a visit to the nest at 220 Duncan Mill Road and was able to see, when the female stood up, that the resident pair are still incubating their single egg.  This egg is due to hatch any day now and so Bruce will be regularily visiting over the following days to look for a hatch.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-May-11, 08:13:37 pm
Well, I hope she has better luck! (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp85/JustBon/shamrock.gif)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 27-May-11, 08:21:52 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: DebInTexas on 27-May-11, 10:47:09 pm
 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 28-May-11, 12:19:09 am
 :wub:
Come on Quest!  Give us a bebe!    Your legion of followers and fans and fanatics and tee-shirt wear-ers are out here waiting for your bebe!  We need a "happy ending" right 'bout now!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 28-May-11, 10:13:40 pm
Still Waiting For a Hatch at Duncan Mill Road
May 28, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Tracy Simpson Reports:

Bruce Massey attended the 220 Duncan Mill Road nest site today to check in on Quest and Kendal, our resident pair, and the single egg that they are caring for.  Incubation was still underway and Bruce witnessed the stashing of much food by the pair in preparation should this egg hatch.  If we do have a hatch at the site, this will be the fattest chick on record given all of the food that is ready and waiting!!  We will be checking in on them each day and reporting on the progress of the nest site as a hatch is due any day now.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 29-May-11, 07:17:07 am
If we do have a hatch at the site, this will be the fattest chick on record given all of the food that is ready and waiting!! 



 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 29-May-11, 09:14:19 am

!!! Quest & Kendal are parents!!! “The egg has HATCHED!!
May 29, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

We have some great news to report this morning, as I can confirm that Quest and Kandel are parents! At some time during the evening and prior to 8:15 AM this morning, the single egg that Quest and Kendal have been so dedicated too has hatched!

 :bguitar: :mbanana: :clap: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 29-May-11, 09:17:05 am

!!! Quest & Kendal are parents!!! “The egg has HATCHED!!
May 29, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

We have some great news to report this morning, as I can confirm that Quest and Kandel are parents! At some time during the evening and prior to 8:15 AM this morning, the single egg that Quest and Kendal have been so dedicated too has hatched!

 :bguitar: :mbanana: :clap: :thumbsup:


Wonderful news!  Our Quest is finally a mom! Congratulations to Quest and Kendal! They say that pics will be posted later!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-May-11, 09:25:39 am
YES!!!!!!!!!!! This is great news following the sad news yesterday! I'm so happy for her and Kendal!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-May-11, 09:47:42 am
Is her transmitter still transmitting?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 29-May-11, 09:48:25 am
:yahoo:  Let the feeding begin!   :spaghetti:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-May-11, 09:51:28 am
Thank you again to CPF and Bruce Massey for watching over her!  :bow:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 29-May-11, 09:55:16 am

!!! Quest & Kendal are parents!!! “The egg has HATCHED!!
May 29, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

We have some great news to report this morning, as I can confirm that Quest and Kandel are parents! At some time during the evening and prior to 8:15 AM this morning, the single egg that Quest and Kendal have been so dedicated too has hatched!

 :bguitar: :mbanana: :clap: :thumbsup:
How wonderful! Quest and Kendal are lucky parents!  goodnews:  I am so happy about it.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 29-May-11, 10:08:15 am
Is her transmitter still transmitting?

Yes.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-May-11, 10:10:30 am
Is her transmitter still transmitting?

Yes.

Got some good battery life! Thanks


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-May-11, 10:12:39 am

!!! Quest & Kendal are parents!!! “The egg has HATCHED!!
May 29, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

We have some great news to report this morning, as I can confirm that Quest and Kandel are parents! At some time during the evening and prior to 8:15 AM this morning, the single egg that Quest and Kendal have been so dedicated too has hatched!

 :bguitar: :mbanana: :clap: :thumbsup:

Happy tears today!   :crying:  :yippee:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 29-May-11, 10:18:16 am
Is her transmitter still transmitting?

Yes.

Got some good battery life! Thanks

It's the magic of solar power.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: DebbieB on 29-May-11, 10:33:25 am

!!! Quest & Kendal are parents!!! “The egg has HATCHED!!
 :bguitar: :mbanana: :clap: :thumbsup:

Wonderful news!   Especially considering all the work CPF did to get a nest tray to them so that they had a chance!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 29-May-11, 10:36:05 am
Is her transmitter still transmitting?

Yes.

Got some good battery life! Thanks

It's the magic of solar power.
what sun? sure its not rain powered? But then Canada may have better weather than we do. I'm just thinking its a good thing we know where she is and what she is doing. If we were depending on just the transmitter it would have looked like she wasn't moving wouldn't it? Human nature being what it is we'd think the worst. Instead of what we do have the BEST!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 29-May-11, 10:36:55 am
Such good news today!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 29-May-11, 10:48:30 am
How exciting! I'm so happy!  :happy:

Thank you to everyone responsible for letting us know this fantastic news! You have all made my day!  :thumbsup:

I can't wait to see pictures! Too bad there isn't a way to get a web cam on them. Even if for only a few minutes each day so we can track the new babes progress.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Amy V. on 29-May-11, 10:53:10 am
What uplifting falcon news this morning! Especially after yesterday... Sounds like this eyas is going to be one spoiled baby! Two doting parents and a stash of food waiting. Can't wait to see photos. Is the Rochester falcon team planning on another trip to Toronto?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 29-May-11, 11:08:51 am
 :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 29-May-11, 11:56:52 am
Yippee!!!!  I am hoping hoping hoping everything goes smoothly from now on. How many days between start of incubation and hatch?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 29-May-11, 12:06:18 pm
Yippee!!!!  I am hoping hoping hoping everything goes smoothly from now on. How many days between start of incubation and hatch?

I don't know when hard incubation started but they reported just a couple days ago that hatching was due anytime.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rynnac on 29-May-11, 12:59:15 pm
Woohoo, what great news!!!  Another grand-eyeas in the long legacy of Mariah and Kaver.  That is going to be one fat eyeas!  LOL.

Nancy in UT


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-May-11, 01:07:19 pm
Yippee!!!!  I am hoping hoping hoping everything goes smoothly from now on. How many days between start of incubation and hatch?

I don't know when hard incubation started but they reported just a couple days ago that hatching was due anytime.
CPF reported hard incubation starting 04/25/2011-the same day the Rochester gang first visited-so 33-34 days depending on when the hatch actually happened.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 29-May-11, 02:16:48 pm
Fantastic !  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 29-May-11, 02:53:19 pm
I am so happy.  :wub:


will they be able to band him/her when the time comes? Just curious.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-May-11, 05:11:11 pm
A picture has been posted!  CPF Don Mills (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/quest-kendal-are-parents-the-egg-has-hatched/)

I took the liberty of copying the large version so we can REALLY see it...



AWWW!!!!!!!!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

edit: is this one photo courtesy of Ann Brokelman too?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 29-May-11, 05:24:49 pm
What a great family shot, Quest showing Kendall their baby  :wub:  I'm just thrilled the egg hatched, not just because of who she is but I wanted something to really bind them to the site so they will stay.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 29-May-11, 05:35:21 pm
More photos just posted Frank is still adding more but I don't know how to bring them over and make them bigger?  It's under a new topic here:

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/quest-and-kendal-and-their-new-eyas/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/quest-and-kendal-and-their-new-eyas/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carla on 29-May-11, 05:41:10 pm
More photos just posted but I don't know how to bring them over and make them bigger?  It's under a new topic here:

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/quest-and-kendal-and-their-new-eyas/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/quest-and-kendal-and-their-new-eyas/)
Thanks Ann Brokelman for this nice pictures.Toooo cute.........And thank you Carly for sharing.Greetings Carla


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-May-11, 05:56:48 pm
More photos just posted Frank is still adding more but I don't know how to bring them over and make them bigger?  It's under a new topic here:

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/quest-and-kendal-and-their-new-eyas/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/quest-and-kendal-and-their-new-eyas/)

The most recent ones open as big as they'll get from the CPF site.  The giant ones take a bit more work...

When you open the thumbnail, the full url in the address bar looks like this:

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/thirdparty/phpthumb/phpThumb.php?src=http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/uploads/2011/05/1306696308_TheEntireFamily-Day1.jpg&w=500&h=500&zc=1 (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/thirdparty/phpthumb/phpThumb.php?src=http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/uploads/2011/05/1306696308_TheEntireFamily-Day1.jpg&w=500&h=500&zc=1)

Copy out this part of the url and paste it to get the full size version

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/uploads/2011/05/1306696308_TheEntireFamily-Day1.jpg (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/uploads/2011/05/1306696308_TheEntireFamily-Day1.jpg)

This will also help when you can't get the thumbnail to open...right click on the thumbnail, select copy image location, paste it into the address bar & trim it to version 2.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-May-11, 05:58:27 pm
The most recent ones open as big as they'll get from the CPF site.  The giant ones take a bit more work...
Just found one that's small...will tweak it...brb...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-May-11, 05:59:52 pm

photo courtesy of Ann Brokelman


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 29-May-11, 06:13:10 pm
Thank you so much for the instructions kitty  :notworthy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 29-May-11, 06:22:24 pm
Thanks to Ei and carly for letting us know about the postings on the CPF site, and to CPF and to Anne for her pictures of Quest and the eyas and Quest and Kendal and the eyas.   
With all the food that has been stashed/cached for this  eyas, may she/he grow strong, and fly high like her mom. 

So wonderful to see Quest up close.  Three years ago she was just a new babe herself. 
This weekend has been a roller coaster.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 29-May-11, 07:18:22 pm
What a sweetheart!  Feed me!  I am so happy for them.
      :3postrule: :3postrule:
                               Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-May-11, 07:23:37 pm
Beautiful little eyas and Quest is probably like huh...what's this? I think she'll be just as good a mom as her "Sweet" mother!

Thanks so much BF and Anne for taking and sharing these amazing pics.  :clap: I love them!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 29-May-11, 07:59:19 pm
and the beat goes on :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 29-May-11, 08:05:09 pm
What a beautiful, devoted little family!  That baby isn't going to want for a thing!  :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-May-11, 08:12:49 pm
(SPOILED)  :heart: :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rynnac on 29-May-11, 08:47:54 pm
I wonder if they'll name the little one Harlequin?  LOL.

Can't wait to see more pictures, I'm so excited for Quest and Kendal!

Nancy in Utah


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-May-11, 08:49:02 pm
I wonder if they'll name the little one Harlequin?  LOL.

Can't wait to see more pictures, I'm so excited for Quest and Kendal!

Nancy in Utah

I thought the same thing!!  :devil: Cute name


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 29-May-11, 09:02:02 pm
was thinking (always dangerous) isn't nature something? yesterday real sorrow for
B&A==today joy for Quest and Kendal and the new babe---THANK YOU mother nature
it seems you really know what we humans need -- :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 29-May-11, 09:11:10 pm
I wonder if they'll name the little one Harlequin?  LOL.

Can't wait to see more pictures, I'm so excited for Quest and Kendal!

Nancy in Utah

I thought the same thing!!  :devil: Cute name

I also like Harlequin, or "Harley"  for short?   ;) ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 29-May-11, 09:13:13 pm
I wonder if they'll name the little one Harlequin?  LOL.

Can't wait to see more pictures, I'm so excited for Quest and Kendal!

Nancy in Utah

I thought the same thing!!  :devil: Cute name

I also like Harlequin, or "Harley"  for short?   ;) ;)


It was said somewhere that Harlequin would be the name.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 29-May-11, 09:44:48 pm
 :thanx:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 29-May-11, 10:26:44 pm
 :heart: :wub: :heart:
 :congrats: to Quest & Kendal for their first hatch! :hatch1:
 :chick3: Soon this little one will be running up and down that ledge and taking his/her first flight!
 Welcome to the world little one!  :flowers:
 You have no idea how important you are to us here in Rochester, your momma's birthplace.  :logo:
 :heart: :wub: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 30-May-11, 05:50:35 am
First feeding report from Mark and photos!!!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/first-feeding/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/first-feeding/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-May-11, 06:18:59 am
BEAUTIFUL photos of Quest, Kendal and new baby! Thank you so much Mark!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 30-May-11, 12:09:02 pm
Thanks Mark you're the bomb!!!  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 30-May-11, 02:00:28 pm
:heart: :wub: :heart:
 :congrats: to Quest & Kendal for their first hatch! :hatch1:
 :chick3: Soon this little one will be running up and down that ledge and taking his/her first flight!
 Welcome to the world little one!  :flowers:
 You have no idea how important you are to us here in Rochester, your momma's birthplace.  :logo:
 :heart: :wub: :heart:

:ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 30-May-11, 02:29:15 pm
First feeding report from Mark and photos!!!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/first-feeding/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/first-feeding/)
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Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 30-May-11, 02:33:30 pm
First feeding report from Mark and photos!!!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/first-feeding/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/05/sightings/first-feeding/)
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We're all getting that, Annette.  Ei said they might be servicing the site.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 30-May-11, 05:35:24 pm
Was in training all day and just got home and noticed the site is fubared... :sick:

On the other hand Quest, Kendal and 'little Harlie' made the paper again  :handshake:

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/999580--north-york-falcons-welcome-baby-harlequin (http://www.thestar.com/news/article/999580--north-york-falcons-welcome-baby-harlequin)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-May-11, 05:54:26 pm
Welcome baby Harlequin! I LOVE it!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-May-11, 06:02:37 pm
With all this main page fear mongering

about super bugs, Stanley Cup ticket prices and the Conservatives it's nice to see a feel good story once in a while.

Comment after the article


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 30-May-11, 06:06:17 pm
What a nice article!   :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 30-May-11, 06:13:55 pm
This is just the best news! Little Harlie!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 30-May-11, 06:35:53 pm
I like this quote...

"Nash has already burned through three cellphone batteries spreading the good news to the birding community that has watched this saga with interest. In Rochester, New York, where Quest was born, 'they’re already going ballistic,' he said."

He's the master of understatement, isn't he?  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 30-May-11, 07:04:29 pm
Really nice article, but even greater pictures of Quest and little Harlie on the link  to the Toronto Star.  
The little eyas looks good!

 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 30-May-11, 07:59:40 pm
The CPF page is fixed now  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-May-11, 09:31:53 pm
Third time's the charm for pair of peregrine falcons atop Toronto office tower

(The Canadian Press) – 3 hours ago

TORONTO — Bird-watchers in Toronto are chirping about the latest arrival at a north-end office tower — a newly hatched peregrine falcon.

It's the offspring of a pair that had nested on the top ledge of a building across from the offices of romance publishers Harlequin.

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation has identified the mating pair as Quest — born across Lake Ontario in Rochester, N.Y. — and her mate, Kendal — born at 18 King St. E. in downtown Toronto in 2009.

The foundation says Quest is the first satellite-tagged bird to produce young.

Quest laid three eggs earlier this year, but rejected the other two — raising concern among bird-watchers over the chances for the remaining egg.

The baby has been named Harlequin, since the nesting pair was first spotted by the publishing company's CEO Donna Hayes back in April.

Marion Nash, director of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation says the group's website www.peregrine-foundation.ca (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca) will follow the progress of the family of peregrines, which are a threatened species.

She said the foundation will set up a "fledge watch" to help ensure the baby survives its first few days and flight attempts.

"Often during the first two to three weeks, as unco-ordinated babies, the fledglings lose altitude and come to the ground, get themselves in all sorts of trouble or hit the building trying to land," Nash explained.

"We man the street in teams to keep an eye on them and rescue them when needed and get them back to the rooftop or to a vet if hurt."

Nash said the foundation will be recruiting new volunteers on its website, where a form will be available.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 30-May-11, 11:05:09 pm
 :2thumbsup: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 31-May-11, 12:00:58 pm
I like this quote...

"Nash has already burned through three cellphone batteries spreading the good news to the birding community that has watched this saga with interest. In Rochester, New York, where Quest was born, 'they’re already going ballistic,' he said."

He's the master of understatement, isn't he?  :2thumbsup:

Love it! He and Marion are such cool people!  So glad that so many of our hatched birds are under CPF's watch!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: ezsha on 31-May-11, 12:33:24 pm
The most recent ones open as big as they'll get from the CPF site.  The giant ones take a bit more work...
Just found one that's small...will tweak it...brb...

(Just realized I misread Ei's post... sorry. Well, for those who are visual...)

Here's how to access the large CPF photos.
Right-click on the thumbnail image and copy the link location.

Paste it into the address bar. Cut off the underlined parts.
http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/thirdparty/phpthumb/phpThumb.php?src=http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/uploads/2011/05/1306703802_aEYASFORPEREGRINESMAY292011222mAY292011.jpg (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/wp-content/plugins/post-gallery/uploads/2011/05/1306703802_aEYASFORPEREGRINESMAY292011222mAY292011.jpg)&w=500&h=500&zc=1


Hit enter, and a large photo should appear.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: huddiecat on 31-May-11, 04:25:50 pm
The photos of the little one are AWESOME!!  They were such a lift after everything in Rochester and Syracuse this spring. 

Welcome little one  :clap:  The legacy continues...

Suzanne


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 31-May-11, 04:30:18 pm
Quest and Kendall and Harlequin are so cute !!
 :pfalcon:   :dance1: :dance1:
Hugs to them
Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 31-May-11, 09:44:44 pm
Welcome Harlie  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 02-Jun-11, 06:28:20 am
Little Harlequin will be banded on June 21st! Sweet!

Prescott/Ogdensburg Bridge – June 5th – 10am – Cancelled!  Hatchlings too old!  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-11, 07:10:48 am
Little Harlequin will be banded on June 21st! Sweet!

Prescott/Ogdensburg Bridge – June 5th – 10am – Cancelled!  Hatchlings too old!  :(

But at least there are hatchlings!  Hope it's still Valiant/Sabrina there!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 02-Jun-11, 04:10:01 pm
You're going to love this one!

From my good friend Kathryn B at Harlequin.  Awesome!   :clap: :thumbsup: :mbanana: :bguitar:

Good afternoon,
We’re pleased to announced that the Peregrine Cam is now functioning publicly on the Harlequin Blog.
 
You can view the camera here: http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)
 
Many thanks to Scott G who helped make this a success!
 
Enjoy!
Mel


http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 02-Jun-11, 04:16:07 pm

That's great, Carol!
Who'd have ever guessed that Quest would have her own show on Bodice-Ripper Central?
EXCELLENT! Thanks so much to all who contributed to this effort!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 02-Jun-11, 04:28:40 pm

That's great, Carol!
Who'd have ever guessed that Quest would have her own show on Bodice-Ripper Central?
EXCELLENT! Thanks so much to all who contributed to this effort!

I know!  Too funny Dale!  I think you should come up with a Harlequin cover staring Quest and Kendal. Hahahaha!   :2funny:  Just kidding!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 02-Jun-11, 04:40:17 pm
This is awesome news!!!  Thank you Harlequin  :bow: :notworthy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 02-Jun-11, 04:49:44 pm
This is wonderful, I'll be more glued now!! :clap: Thank you Scott, Harlequin and EVERYONE!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 02-Jun-11, 05:26:39 pm
Here's a picture saved from the new Questcam.  Quest over little Harlequin on 6/2/11.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 02-Jun-11, 05:55:00 pm
Dinner time for little Harlie, it's so great to be able to see them on cam  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 02-Jun-11, 06:09:35 pm
This is wonderful to be able to see Quest and her family!   :thanx:  to everyone who made this possible!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rynnac on 02-Jun-11, 06:25:26 pm
WOW!  Who would have ever dreamed even three months ago that we'd know eggs-actly where Quest was nesting and who her mate was, and now there is a baby Harlequin and a nest cam???? Thank you Donna Hayes and thank you Harlequin Enterprises for all you have done for "our" baby Quest and her family!

Nancy in Utah


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-11, 06:54:25 pm
You're going to love this one!

From my good friend Kathryn B at Harlequin.  Awesome!   :clap: :thumbsup: :mbanana: :bguitar:

Good afternoon,
We’re pleased to announced that the Peregrine Cam is now functioning publicly on the Harlequin Blog.
 
You can view the camera here: http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)
 
Many thanks to Scott G who helped make this a success!
 
Enjoy!
Mel


http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)

 :wub: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 02-Jun-11, 07:40:43 pm
Thanks so much -great cam  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 02-Jun-11, 08:13:35 pm
(  :paperbag: accidentally didn't save video grrr! )

Kendal is a clueless Dad...Quest left...Harlie was wandering around a bit...Kendal came in, poked Harlie a few times then just stood there staring at her.  Quest is back in charge now!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 02-Jun-11, 08:27:13 pm
(  :paperbag: accidentally didn't save video grrr! )

Kendal is a clueless Dad...Quest left...Harlie was wandering around a bit...Kendal came in, poked Harlie a few times then just stood there staring at her.  Quest is back in charge now!

Oh dear, another Archer.  :confused:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 02-Jun-11, 09:14:56 pm
The first time dads are sometimes like that until the female shows them the way  :pray:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 02-Jun-11, 11:16:45 pm
Thank you so much for this very special cam!  :)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 03-Jun-11, 05:45:14 am
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 03-Jun-11, 05:54:07 am
WOW!  Who would have ever dreamed even three months ago that we'd know eggs-actly where Quest was nesting and who her mate was, and now there is a baby Harlequin and a nest cam???? Thank you Donna Hayes and thank you Harlequin Enterprises for all you have done for "our" baby Quest and her family!

Nancy in Utah

:ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 03-Jun-11, 06:11:08 am
Quest is holding tight to Harlequin. Waiting to get a peek!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 09:18:16 am


Quest finally turned around...there's Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 09:23:53 am


Quest finally turned around...there's Harlie!

OK...I have a question for those who have seen Quest up close & personal.  It appears that she has 2 white feathers on her head.  Are they really white feathers or yucked or...?

The 2 that appear to be light on her shoulders are probably flipped or ruffled from the harness.


(:paperbag: which makes me think of   )


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 03-Jun-11, 09:27:36 am


Quest finally turned around...there's Harlie!

OK...I have a question for those who have seen Quest up close & personal.  It appears that she has 2 white feathers on her head.  Are they really white feathers or yucked or...?

The 2 that appear to be light on her shoulders are probably flipped or ruffled from the harness.


(:paperbag: which makes me think of   )

Good one, Ei!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 03-Jun-11, 11:24:07 am
Who'd have ever guessed that Quest would have her own show on Bodice-Ripper Central?

I know!  Too funny Dale!  I think you should come up with a Harlequin cover staring Quest and Kendal. Hahahaha!   :2funny:  Just kidding!

it may be possible to just use a photo for that cover ... if you can get one closer up than this.
She doesn't come out with her harness showing very often!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 03-Jun-11, 11:48:12 am


Quest finally turned around...there's Harlie!

OK...I have a question for those who have seen Quest up close & personal.  It appears that she has 2 white feathers on her head.  Are they really white feathers or yucked or...?

The 2 that appear to be light on her shoulders are probably flipped or ruffled from the harness.


(:paperbag: which makes me think of   )

I do believe those are white feathers!  :gum:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 03-Jun-11, 11:56:00 am
Thank you to Harlequin and everyone responsible for this wonderful cam on Quest and the little Harlequin!  Who would have ever thought that we would be watching an adult Quest on camera again -- three years after  we watched her as little one -- and with her own little one.  This is such a gift! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 03-Jun-11, 12:22:15 pm
Thank you to Harlequin and everyone responsible for this wonderful cam on Quest and the little Harlequin!  Who would have ever thought that we would be watching an adult Quest on camera again -- three years after  we watched her as little one -- and with her own little one.  This is such a gift! 

'Tis, Margaret! 'Tis!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 01:21:50 pm


Quest playing Mombrella-and getting a charge!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 03-Jun-11, 01:30:40 pm
I did watch her go over to the left corner of the nest box earlier to pooh on the wall. I was so busy watching her, I forgot to capture Harlequins pic!  :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 03-Jun-11, 02:30:07 pm


Quest finally turned around...there's Harlie!

OK...I have a question for those who have seen Quest up close & personal.  It appears that she has 2 white feathers on her head.  Are they really white feathers or yucked or...?

The 2 that appear to be light on her shoulders are probably flipped or ruffled from the harness.


(:paperbag: which makes me think of   )

I do believe those are white feathers!  :gum:


I agree.  Quest has white head feathers!  :-)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 03-Jun-11, 03:14:00 pm
Thank you to everyone that was involved in putting up the cam. It's fantastic to be able to actually be able to see Quest and little Harlie.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 03:19:48 pm
The whole family is there right now...Quest shading Harlequin while Kendal stands to the side taking notes.

(pics to follow)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 03:25:22 pm


Quest likes her sunbath too...



The whole family!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 03:27:32 pm


Quest likes her sunbath too...



The whole family!

I meant to ask...is Kendal large for a tiercel?  He appears pretty big in these pics...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 03:35:05 pm
I'll have to load the video from home (if my internet is back working) But...hysterical...Quest left Kendal babysitting...Harlie is looking for food...Kendal keeps going beak to beak, but no food, although there is some nestovers right there...has NO idea what to do!  Keeps looking around for Quest...he just took off...

 :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 03-Jun-11, 03:45:27 pm


Quest likes her sunbath too...



The whole family!

I meant to ask...is Kendal large for a tiercel?  He appears pretty big in these pics...

In my opinion, Kendal is a good size for a tiercel. He has long legs! The veteran watchers could answer better, having more experience than I.  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 03:53:38 pm
I'll have to load the video from home (if my internet is back working) But...hysterical...Quest left Kendal babysitting...Harlie is looking for food...Kendal keeps going beak to beak, but no food, although there is some nestovers right there...has NO idea what to do!  Keeps looking around for Quest...he just took off...

 :hysterical:



He figured this part out...now he just has to try with some food!



Kendal looks for help...

And how did Harlequin get so huge already?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 03-Jun-11, 03:58:08 pm
The little one of Quest


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 04:22:10 pm


In defense of Kendal...Harlequin was hanging over the edge a bit.  I knew she was still too small to likely go over, but Kendal was worried and herded her back into the box.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: nwfloridafalconfan on 03-Jun-11, 04:39:18 pm
I remember that "New Dad" helpless feeling, but walking (flying) out was never an option!

dadtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5UTBaazbiQ#)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 03-Jun-11, 04:51:52 pm
That is the cutest video. Poor Harlequin, thought dad was going to feed him/her. Hey, he tried. Practice Kendal, you'll get it. Thanks for this.  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 03-Jun-11, 05:13:47 pm
Love it!  Too bad Kendal didn't have food with him, he might have gotten the idea of what to do with it.  Amazing that Quest being a first time momma, has caught on totally with little Harlequin.   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 03-Jun-11, 05:16:34 pm


Quest likes her sunbath too...



The whole family!

I meant to ask...is Kendal large for a tiercel?  He appears pretty big in these pics...

In my opinion, Kendal is a good size for a tiercel. He has long legs! The veteran watchers could answer better, having more experience than I.  ;D

Long legs seem to be a trait of good dads.   ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jun-11, 07:36:56 pm


Harlequin has some supper


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 03-Jun-11, 07:40:44 pm


Harlequin has some supper

Awwww  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 03-Jun-11, 08:50:33 pm


In defense of Kendal...Harlequin was hanging over the edge a bit.  I knew she was still too small to likely go over, but Kendal was worried and herded her back into the box.

Nice picture of Kendal herding his baby  Harlie! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 03-Jun-11, 09:03:56 pm
I remember that "New Dad" helpless feeling, but walking (flying) out was never an option!

dadtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5UTBaazbiQ#)
This video is a "Must see TV"!    First, Quest wandered for three years, but has great taste in tiercels! 
Kendal is quite the handsome male pefa!  I agree,  he is a big guy.   
This video clip captures a helpless, new dad who has no idea what to do, but is slowly catching on. You can see the bonding developing between Kendal and his young 'un.   GO get some food, Kendal!    I was a little surprised that the eyas was left alone for that time.  Hope that Quest and Kendal catch on to this parenting thing pretty soon!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 03-Jun-11, 09:52:45 pm
if only kendal could feed the baby as well as he herds her/him
but kendal's heart is in the right place and he deserves an "A"
for effort--he'll get it soon  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 03-Jun-11, 11:09:48 pm
I remember that "New Dad" helpless feeling, but walking (flying) out was never an option!

dadtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5UTBaazbiQ#)
Cuteness alert!  :wub: Thank you for this video!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 04-Jun-11, 08:03:32 am
Some pics from just now 8am


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 04-Jun-11, 02:12:49 pm
I took this shot yesterday & I finally figured out how to get it into the right format

Quest & Harlie  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 04-Jun-11, 04:13:30 pm
The pictures of Quest and Harlie are great!
                :yippee:
                Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 04-Jun-11, 09:03:05 pm
OMG!!!  How precious!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :wub: :wub: :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 05-Jun-11, 07:37:21 am
Quest continues to protect her Harlequin.  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 05-Jun-11, 03:54:08 pm
Quest feeds Harlequin. Mostly protecting him/her from the sun all day.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 05-Jun-11, 05:12:34 pm
harlie's little winglets are beyond cute---
and q seems to be  really getting this mother stuff down  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 05-Jun-11, 06:53:07 pm
Ma!!! I can't breathe!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-Jun-11, 08:53:47 pm
I noticed that too, today.  Quest is certainly sitting tight on little Harlequin!   But Harlie is growing, and I do see feeding.  So good to have an eyas to watch!    Especially one from our Quest. 
Falcon folk:  when is the updated Quest tour tee shirt coming out?   Suggestion:  the front should look like the bodice-ripping classic cover of a Harlequin romance (of old) with Quest and Kendal and the back should continue the dates updated from last March 2010 -- I think it is.   Just a suggestion :-)
"Happily ever after"  with little Harlequin somewhere on the tee!  Maybe Ms. Hayes can provide some  creative ideas! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 05-Jun-11, 09:50:52 pm
Mom Quest looks so proud and content in this pic! Can't wait to see her again. I hope I get back to Toronto while Harlie is still around!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-Jun-11, 09:54:23 pm
 :wave:
I hope you do get up to Toronto to see her!   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 05-Jun-11, 10:07:04 pm
I noticed that too, today.  Quest is certainly sitting tight on little Harlequin!   But Harlie is growing, and I do see feeding.  So good to have an eyas to watch!    Especially one from our Quest.  
Falcon folk:  when is the updated Quest tour tee shirt coming out?   Suggestion:  the front should look like the bodice-ripping classic cover of a Harlequin romance (of old) with Quest and Kendal and the back should continue the dates updated from last March 2010 -- I think it is.   Just a suggestion :-)
"Happily ever after"  with little Harlequin somewhere on the tee!  Maybe Ms. Hayes can provide some  creative ideas!  

Hahahaha!   :hysterical: I could just see Shaky wearing one of these.   :devil:

Good idea though Margaret.  We're working on one.  Hopefully soon.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-Jun-11, 10:32:25 pm
I noticed that too, today.  Quest is certainly sitting tight on little Harlequin!   But Harlie is growing, and I do see feeding.  So good to have an eyas to watch!    Especially one from our Quest.  
Falcon folk:  when is the updated Quest tour tee shirt coming out?   Suggestion:  the front should look like the bodice-ripping classic cover of a Harlequin romance (of old) with Quest and Kendal and the back should continue the dates updated from last March 2010 -- I think it is.   Just a suggestion :-)
"Happily ever after"  with little Harlequin somewhere on the tee!  Maybe Ms. Hayes can provide some  creative ideas!  

Hahahaha!   :hysterical: I could just see Shaky wearing one of these.   :devil:

Good idea though Margaret.  We're working on one.  Hopefully soon.

 :devil:
Just tell Shaky to get in touch with his "softer" side! 
Romance sells!  Just ask Harlequin!    ;D




Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 06-Jun-11, 12:05:07 am
and quest is finally looking very comfortable in her mommie role--has
kenal making regular deliveries??


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 07:28:50 am
Quest tries to feed Harlequin but he/she already has a full crop. Harlie turns his back on her. She kept following him around with the food but "NOPE", wasn't hungry. Finally, she flew off to cache it and came back.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 06-Jun-11, 08:32:02 am
Quest tries to feed Harlequin but he/she already has a full crop. Harlie turns his back on her. She kept following him around with the food but "NOPE", wasn't hungry. Finally, she flew off to cache it and came back.

"I'm not eating THAT, Mom! I am SICK of Starlings! We had them yesterday - AND the day before that! One more Starling, and I am going to hold my breath til I turn blue! And no, I am NOT going on the Naughty Step!"


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 06-Jun-11, 08:43:05 am
Quest tries to feed Harlequin but he/she already has a full crop. Harlie turns his back on her. She kept following him around with the food but "NOPE", wasn't hungry. Finally, she flew off to cache it and came back.

"I'm not eating THAT, Mom! I am SICK of Starlings! We had them yesterday - AND the day before that! One more Starling, and I am going to hold my breath til I turn blue! And no, I am NOT going on the Naughty Step!"
:2funny:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 06-Jun-11, 12:36:33 pm
Quest:  Just one more bite then you can leave the table.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 12:59:15 pm
This is pretty much what I see all day, Quest protecting Harlequin from the hot beating sun! A very good mother she turned out to be.  :thumbsup: :sunshine:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 06-Jun-11, 01:53:06 pm
This is pretty much what I see all day, Quest protecting Harlequin from the hot beating sun! A very good mother she turned out to be.  :thumbsup: :sunshine:

:ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 02:30:23 pm
Except for now. Looks like Harlequin found just enough shade to fit in and Quest just pooped out! It's hot out there!! Poor babies!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 06-Jun-11, 02:55:07 pm
Priceless!  Little Harlie is one smart Pefa finding that little patch of shade. And Quest is just cooling off.  They are in full sun, and even if the temp is not that high, the sun bakes them.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 06-Jun-11, 02:55:43 pm
You can't pick up XM radio on your antenna if you don't charge the battery.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jun-11, 03:29:42 pm


The predictions were right...that is one chubby eyas!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 06-Jun-11, 04:40:00 pm
Quest tries to feed Harlequin but he/she already has a full crop. Harlie turns his back on her. She kept following him around with the food but "NOPE", wasn't hungry. Finally, she flew off to cache it and came back.

"I'm not eating THAT, Mom! I am SICK of Starlings! We had them yesterday - AND the day before that! One more Starling, and I am going to hold my breath til I turn blue! And no, I am NOT going on the Naughty Step!"

Very funny Bobbie! No naughty step but Harlie did go sit in the corner. Of course because it was in the shade!  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 04:41:10 pm
You can't pick up XM radio on your antenna if you don't charge the battery.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p194/andrew121985/xm-radio.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 06-Jun-11, 04:41:26 pm
This is pretty much what I see all day, Quest protecting Harlequin from the hot beating sun! A very good mother she turned out to be.  :thumbsup: :sunshine:

Quest is the best of all the rest!!!   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 04:46:37 pm
Eating again!!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 06-Jun-11, 05:49:43 pm
Love how almost every time I check in, little Harlie is either being stuffed silly by Quest or pancacked in the nest box...what a cutie  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 08:19:56 pm
Kendal just delivered the goods!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 06-Jun-11, 08:28:50 pm
How precious these three are!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jun-11, 08:30:18 pm
Kendal just delivered the goods!!
Beat me to it!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 08:36:32 pm
Kendal just delivered the goods!!
Beat me to it!

Oh sorry Ei!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jun-11, 08:43:52 pm

No problem...still trying to hit the right keys here  :stupid:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 06-Jun-11, 09:07:32 pm
The poor baby already had a full crop.  This eyas will never be able to fledge.  It won't be able to get out of the scrape with all that baby fat.   Bur Quest and Kendal may just feed it forever.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 06-Jun-11, 10:33:28 pm
k&q took that parenting class---but all they seem to remember
is "you cant feed the baby too much"  food=love--and there lies
a potentially sad story---"Harlie's tale--too plump to fledge"


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 06-Jun-11, 10:49:22 pm
I'm sure everything will be just fine with this little one.  Rhea Mae was a big eater.  Ask Shaky.   :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 06-Jun-11, 10:56:07 pm
I told our friend Kathryn B at Harlequin, who's office is directly across from Quest and Kendal's scrape, That she should keep watching, because Harlequin would be growing like a weed!  I'm not quite sure she believed me, but I think she does now.

She sent me some comparison shots of how much Harlequin grew in only a week.  Pretty amazing comparision.



and this is what she expects to see next week!



 :scaredblue:

and yes, this is a joke.  This is not how Harlequin will look next week.   :lol:



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jun-11, 10:59:22 pm
Now that's some funny S-tuff!!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 06-Jun-11, 11:01:39 pm
or possibly funny fluff (as in balls)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 07-Jun-11, 06:27:41 am
I'm sure everything will be just fine with this little one.  Rhea Mae was a big eater.  Ask Shaky.   :lol:

She still is. You should she her room service bill at the Sheraton.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 07-Jun-11, 09:45:30 am
I'm sure everything will be just fine with this little one.  Rhea Mae was a big eater.  Ask Shaky.   :lol:

She still is. You should she her room service bill at the Sheraton.

 :rofl: :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jun-11, 11:54:54 am
Has anyone seen Kendal taking over for Quest? Does she get a break? Just wondering if anyone has caught him with Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jun-11, 12:02:09 pm
Has anyone seen Kendal taking over for Quest? Does she get a break? Just wondering if anyone has caught him with Harlie!

I have, but he's still not brooding up to Quest's standards, so I think she's staying at her choice.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 07-Jun-11, 04:21:38 pm
Harlie been alone for awhile -all pooped out


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 07-Jun-11, 04:55:50 pm
Harlie been alone for awhile -all pooped out

I saw that too, BH, but Quest came back in shortly after 4:25 and brought her a nice meal.  She is a well fed little eyas now.   Quest has left a few times, but not for very long.    Maybe she had a meal too.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: nwfloridafalconfan on 07-Jun-11, 05:23:32 pm
Afternoon Snack

afternoon_snack_060711 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKS3YcCMtNc#ws)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 07-Jun-11, 05:42:48 pm
Yes I watched that wonderful sight - Harlie sure is a good eater :heart:

I would so much like to thank the people that put up this cam so we could watch them. It means the world to me to see a little one and has made my sadness better & my heart smile again. Thank you so very much.  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 08-Jun-11, 04:44:28 am
Banding day is coming upon us fast. It is going to be a real happening. Harlequin Romances will be hosting the banding. They will broadcast it to there New York offices too,live. I will give all the details when I am able,but young Harlequin will be the star of the show!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 08-Jun-11, 05:46:24 am
Banding day is coming upon us fast. It is going to be a real happening. Harlequin Romances will be hosting the banding. They will broadcast it to there New York offices too,live. I will give all the details when I am able,but young Harlequin will be the star of the show!
I can not waiting!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jun-11, 06:39:00 am
Banding day is coming upon us fast. It is going to be a real happening. Harlequin Romances will be hosting the banding. They will broadcast it to there New York offices too,live. I will give all the details when I am able,but young Harlequin will be the star of the show!
I can not waiting!

SWEET!!!! Thanks and your probably gonna need a BIGGER scale!  :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 08-Jun-11, 07:05:59 am
Banding day is coming upon us fast. It is going to be a real happening. Harlequin Romances will be hosting the banding. They will broadcast it to there New York offices too,live. I will give all the details when I am able,but young Harlequin will be the star of the show!

V. exciting, BF! Excellent to hear about the publicity.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jun-11, 01:21:20 pm
Quest and Kendal Taking Care Of Eyas
June 08, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Frank Butson Reports:
Report From Ann Brokelman
Went to visit the Peregrines this morning at 9:45.  No sign of Kendal until later
Quest was sitting with eyas under wings.  At 10:15 eyas was fully visable and signs of Quest looking for food for baby.
Quest flew off for 5 minutes and came back with food - but as soon as she left Kendal came on nest.
The eyas went quickly under his belly.  No signs of any problems.
As soon as Quest returned Kendal took off.
She proceeded to feed the eyas for over 20 min.
I went downstairs and could hear the eyas calling for food.
Quest is a wonderful mom and very patient.
Kendal was sitting on the same building with no food.
Photos soon.
 
I saw that this morning too!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: BIGFRANK on 08-Jun-11, 03:23:18 pm
Here are the promised photos from Ann's observations today.

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/06/sightings/questkendal-and-feeding-time-for-eyas/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/06/sightings/questkendal-and-feeding-time-for-eyas/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 08-Jun-11, 03:57:16 pm
Thank you Ann for the great pictures of Quest and Harlequin and thank you to Big Frank for posting the pics.   Harlie is getting bigger by the minute. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 08-Jun-11, 04:21:29 pm
 :o Oh my, Harlie is growing up too fast!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 08-Jun-11, 04:44:45 pm
It's funny to watch Harlie underneath Quest.  She's  looking too big to fit under her mom.  (Why do I keep saying "she"?)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 08-Jun-11, 05:53:09 pm
Harlie sure has a full crop!  Cute.

                :wub:
               Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 08-Jun-11, 07:11:39 pm
Sky just went black and opened up, strong winds and tornadoe warnings in effect for the south.  Quest is right by Harlie keeping her safe I can see. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jun-11, 07:13:32 pm
Was just watching when it went dark! WOW, hope they will be OK!!

YIKES!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 08-Jun-11, 07:17:58 pm
Yeah it's getting bad.  Was 44c with the humidex today...unbearably hot and now the cooling down system is coming in.  My furniture is moving around on the balcony and you can hear the winds and the thunder.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 08-Jun-11, 07:31:30 pm
Well that was a whole lot of noise for nothing.  Now it's dark but quiet and not raining... Can still hear rumbling in the distance but it's calmed down.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 08-Jun-11, 09:31:01 pm
It's after dark now in Toronto, but I was able to enhance a dim image that shows that several shapes, probably Quest and Harlequin, are still in the nest tray.

Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jun-11, 10:24:14 pm
Thanks Paul, sure does look like Quest and probably little/big Harlequin is under her. That went dark quick.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 08-Jun-11, 11:09:03 pm
Thank you paul for posting that image of Quest and Harlie.  She was fed at 5 something tonight.  And a bad storm did pass through.  I'm 20 miles east of Rochester and I've had hail hitting windows, dimming lights and computer power, and driving rain and it's 10-11 pm.  Hope Quest and Harlie are okay.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 09-Jun-11, 06:15:51 am
Just checking in before work at 6:15 am and the cam is back up and Quest and Harlie weathered the storm well.  Feeding going on right now  :clap:  Supposed to be more storms rolling through today but so far it's calm and quiet. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rynnac on 09-Jun-11, 04:19:58 pm
This probably isn't going to happen, but wouldn't it be great if Harlie were able to be fitted with a satelite transmitter too?  Then we could watch a second generation satellite bird flying around!!  (I know, not all satellite birds have been as lucky as Quest. :-(  )  Still, it would be fun!

Nancy in UT


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 09-Jun-11, 08:07:13 pm


 :hysterical: Quest trying to keep Harlie under cover, but her BYF just won't fit anymore!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carla on 10-Jun-11, 05:28:16 am
Funny BYF ..................


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 10-Jun-11, 01:27:55 pm


Look at Harlequin peeking out from under Quest!   :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jun-11, 01:35:34 pm


Look at Harlequin peeking out from under Quest!   :wub:

LOL Ei, I saved the exact same shot!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 10-Jun-11, 01:36:00 pm


Look at Harlequin peeking out from under Quest!   :wub:

Quest's a really good mom!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jun-11, 01:37:43 pm


Look at Harlequin peeking out from under Quest!   :wub:

Quest's a really good mom!  :heart:

She's not giving the "fearsome foursome" any good views of Harlequin.  :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jun-11, 01:41:52 pm


Look at Harlequin peeking out from under Quest!   :wub:

Quest's a really good mom!  :heart:

She's not giving the "fearsome foursome" any good views of Harlequin.  :devil:

Kendal's been very scarce lately. Rarely seen on cam.  :-[


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 10-Jun-11, 02:47:16 pm


Look at Harlequin peeking out from under Quest!   :wub:

Quest's a really good mom!  :heart:

She's not giving the "fearsome foursome" any good views of Harlequin.  :devil:

Kendal's been very scarce lately. Rarely seen on cam.  :-[

But is Kendal bringing food to Quest somewhere the camera doesn't pick up?    I've been wondering if Quest is having to do all the hunting as sometimes she lives Harlie for quite a bit.  When is the last time Kendal was seen on cam?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 10-Jun-11, 02:55:36 pm


Look at Harlequin peeking out from under Quest!   :wub:

Quest's a really good mom!  :heart:

She's not giving the "fearsome foursome" any good views of Harlequin.  :devil:

Kendal's been very scarce lately. Rarely seen on cam.  :-[

But is Kendal bringing food to Quest somewhere the camera doesn't pick up?    I've been wondering if Quest is having to do all the hunting as sometimes she lives Harlie for quite a bit.  When is the last time Kendal was seen on cam?

I've seen him deliver food a couple times but there could be food exchanges too that we don't see. There's also ledges that he could be sitting on that are off camera.  Maybe the 6 gals will see him when they're visiting the site and will let us know.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jun-11, 03:07:58 pm

Kendal wasn't quite sure what to make of this little winged creature. He cocked his head a few times then...a precious moment happened. He walked over to Harlie and snuggled with him. It was the BEST!!!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 10-Jun-11, 03:15:02 pm

Kendal wasn't quite sure what to make of this little winged creature. He cocked his head a few times then...a precious moment happened. He walked over to Harlie and snuggled with him. It was the BEST!!!  :heart:


Those have got to be among the best pictures so far this season!   :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 10-Jun-11, 03:18:32 pm

Kendal wasn't quite sure what to make of this little winged creature. He cocked his head a few times then...a precious moment happened. He walked over to Harlie and snuggled with him. It was the BEST!!!  :heart:


Those have got to be among the best pictures so far this season!   :wub:

 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:Oh my!  These are absolutely the best.  So glad you caught it!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 10-Jun-11, 03:24:32 pm
Great catches, Donna! Love it!   :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 10-Jun-11, 04:43:11 pm
   Nice !
     :heart:
    Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 10-Jun-11, 08:23:40 pm


Is the coast clear? 

I missed capturing Quest taking off...but the split second she did, Harlie popped up, looked around, and started dancing   :mbanana:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 10-Jun-11, 08:49:29 pm
OMG! That poor bird will never fly with all the food Quest feeds her/him. :heart:

Rita Syr


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 10-Jun-11, 09:23:26 pm
OMG! That poor bird will never fly with all the food Quest feeds her/him. :heart:

Rita Syr

I still think Harlie is a "her"  and she is a well-fed "her"...yes!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 11-Jun-11, 09:03:36 pm
I just saw someone walk by the cam then they were playing with the focus. Here Harlie is alone, assuming Quest is very close by and Kendal.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 12-Jun-11, 06:31:45 pm


OK..it's official...Quest is trying to get Harlie's crop to 'splode!   :hungry:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 12-Jun-11, 07:57:33 pm
quest was told to be a good mommie you must feed your baby
here's the problem quest forgot to ask how much and figured
more is better :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 12-Jun-11, 09:00:02 pm


OK..it's official...Quest is trying to get Harlie's crop to 'splode!   :hungry:

That is one gigantic crop!   Quest, don't you know about childhood obesity?    ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 12-Jun-11, 09:59:33 pm


OK..it's official...Quest is trying to get Harlie's crop to 'splode!   :hungry:

That is one gigantic crop!   Quest, don't you know about childhood obesity?    ;D


 :goodone:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 12-Jun-11, 11:11:22 pm
I keep thinking of Mary Ann-- who Dan S. rescued.  He said she was so big, he didn't know how she would get off the ground.   :D

MAK, you have a picture of a baby fox-- where was it????  OK, so I am worried about when Harlie fledges-- assuming she/he can lift off the nestbox, that sweet baby!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 13-Jun-11, 05:36:08 am
I keep thinking of Mary Ann-- who Dan S. rescued.  He said she was so big, he didn't know how she would get off the ground.   :D

MAK, you have a picture of a baby fox-- where was it????  OK, so I am worried about when Harlie fledges-- assuming she/he can lift off the nestbox, that sweet baby!

  :wave:  Jeanne the fox was right in the Harlequin parking lot!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Jun-11, 06:31:24 am
Oh look at Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 13-Jun-11, 08:35:18 am
I keep thinking of Mary Ann-- who Dan S. rescued.  He said she was so big, he didn't know how she would get off the ground.   :D

MAK, you have a picture of a baby fox-- where was it????  OK, so I am worried about when Harlie fledges-- assuming she/he can lift off the nestbox, that sweet baby!

  :wave:  Jeanne the fox was right in the Harlequin parking lot!  ;D

I was afraid you were going to say that :scaredblue:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Jun-11, 09:19:30 am
Quest just lovin on Harlie!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: czybuki on 13-Jun-11, 01:11:39 pm
I just love these pics of Quest and Harlie!  So, so, so darn cute!  Thank you for taking the time to post them, Donna!
Dawn


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 13-Jun-11, 02:46:01 pm
I just love these pics of Quest and Harlie!  So, so, so darn cute!  Thank you for taking the time to post them, Donna!
Dawn

 :ditto: on that Dawn!  :yes:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jun-11, 06:24:49 am
Harlequin gets a morning hug from mom.  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 14-Jun-11, 07:36:23 am
 :rofl: Harlie looks like a round ball in that picture.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 14-Jun-11, 12:42:49 pm


For a change of pace, Harlie was up while Quest got some sun...

BUT I noticed something...Harlie is starting to get wing feathers!  :surprise:

It's all too fast...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jun-11, 12:46:30 pm


For a change of pace, Harlie was up while Quest got some sun...

BUT I noticed something...Harlie is starting to get wing feathers!  :surprise:

It's all too fast...

Those pins must have grown over night!! Wow!! Ya think a he or a she? Hard to tell without another sib. The way they hug and snuggle, I think male....but....could be female. :stupid:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 14-Jun-11, 12:59:21 pm
Those pins must have grown over night!! Wow!! Ya think a he or a she? Hard to tell without another sib. The way they hug and snuggle, I think male....but....could be female. :stupid:

Feet are pretty big... ...I'm thinking female...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jun-11, 01:03:48 pm
Those pins must have grown over night!! Wow!! Ya think a he or a she? Hard to tell without another sib. The way they hug and snuggle, I think male....but....could be female. :stupid:

Feet are pretty big... ...I'm thinking female...

Probably a female, was just thinking all the tenderness......male. We'll know in a week!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 14-Jun-11, 01:04:41 pm
 :o Harlie grew up overnite!!!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 14-Jun-11, 01:14:05 pm
Amazing how fast this process is!  Quest is such an incredible mama!  So attentive!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jun-11, 02:13:00 pm
I swear when I first looked at this shot, I saw what looked like Gumby sitting on the edge! C'mon....yeah? (http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e318/keith123abc/1100774736_399664445.gif)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 14-Jun-11, 02:38:36 pm
poop art  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jun-11, 03:13:18 pm
poop art  ;)

YUP!!  :2funny:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 14-Jun-11, 04:39:35 pm
 :hysterical: :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jun-11, 08:09:19 pm
A Loving dad Kendal.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 14-Jun-11, 08:16:37 pm
And Harley still looks like a balloon that will never get out of the scrape!!  That is one loved and cared for eyas.    Or could this bird be Harlea?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 14-Jun-11, 08:40:58 pm
I swear when I first looked at this shot, I saw what looked like Gumby sitting on the edge! C'mon....yeah? (http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e318/keith123abc/1100774736_399664445.gif)

Quite a talented little girl we have there!  :cool-045:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 14-Jun-11, 10:12:17 pm
what a great pair of parents this plump little one has :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 14-Jun-11, 10:33:49 pm
I'll say, Harlie probably won't want to leave!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Jun-11, 05:33:42 am
Harlequin is up early also.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 15-Jun-11, 07:43:45 am
 :wub: they grow up so fast...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 15-Jun-11, 10:48:33 am
:wub: they grow up so fast...

That's what one of my sisters just said about a niece who is off to work in Thailand!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Jun-11, 07:16:57 pm
Poor Harlequin, always alone at this time of day. Misses momma.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 15-Jun-11, 07:22:31 pm
Poor Harlequin, always alone at this time of day. Misses momma.

Momma was there a few minutes ago checking on her...probably perched just out of camera range...all is well!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Jun-11, 07:23:28 pm
Poor Harlequin, always alone at this time of day. Misses momma.

Momma was there a few minutes ago checking on her...probably perched just out of camera range...all is well!

Oh I know Quest is near but Harlie wants her nearer! LOL


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 15-Jun-11, 07:53:10 pm
Poor Harlequin, always alone at this time of day. Misses momma.

Momma was there a few minutes ago checking on her...probably perched just out of camera range...all is well!

Oh I know Quest is near but Harlie wants her nearer! LOL

Donna, maybe you should fly up there and give her some company!  :rofl: :2funny:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 15-Jun-11, 08:00:16 pm
I like being on my own...can't wait to get my bling.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 15-Jun-11, 08:33:42 pm
I was just going to post that, Joyce.  Leave me alone, Mom.  I will be fine. I won't drink the beer.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 16-Jun-11, 08:20:10 am
Has anyone from Harlequin joined our forum? Would love to hear their reports, especially what Kendal does all day, where he sits.....etc. I thought for sure we would have an on site reporter.

                            (http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u349/CharIatan/Animated%20GIFs/NewsFlash.gif)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 16-Jun-11, 10:33:51 am
Look at Harlequin's dark mask. So so so adorable. This is one special BABY!!! I think they need to give Quest's transmitter to Harlie. Could be another adventure.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 16-Jun-11, 12:29:38 pm
Honestly I wouldn't want to do that to her. Except for Quest most transmitter birds don't have much luck. Little ones have too much against them in their first year. I hate the idea of giving them one more to deal with. I admit it was nice knowing where Quest  :wub: was when we couldn't see her though. So many of them are never heard from again.  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 16-Jun-11, 01:40:48 pm
Honestly I wouldn't want to do that to her. Except for Quest most transmitter birds don't have much luck. Little ones have too much against them in their first year. I hate the idea of giving them one more to deal with. I admit it was nice knowing where Quest  :wub: was when we couldn't see her though. So many of them are never heard from again.  :(

I don't know, I'm 50/50 on the transmitter. We really don't know the odds of transmitter peregrines, except for our 2, Skye and Hafoc. Quest made it and she was the 1 in 3, I guess. IDK.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 16-Jun-11, 03:01:09 pm
Quest is such a good Mom  & Harlie gonna be a big girl I think  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 16-Jun-11, 03:10:20 pm
Honestly I wouldn't want to do that to her. Except for Quest most transmitter birds don't have much luck. Little ones have too much against them in their first year. I hate the idea of giving them one more to deal with. I admit it was nice knowing where Quest  :wub: was when we couldn't see her though. So many of them are never heard from again.  :(

I don't know, I'm 50/50 on the transmitter. We really don't know the odds of transmitter peregrines, except for our 2, Skye and Hafoc. Quest made it and she was the 1 in 3, I guess. IDK.

Is there information out there about other Peregrines that have worn a transmitter?  Is Quest the longest "tracked" Peregrine?   It's the nailpolish!  It has been  fun tracking her "quest".   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 16-Jun-11, 04:23:47 pm
Wow! Joyce posted that 12 people are going to the banding of Harlequin from here!  How did all of them get to go or who did the choosing?  Was it announced on the Forum asking people if they wanted to go?  Just curious as I never read anything about the chance to go being offered to Forum members.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 16-Jun-11, 05:07:44 pm
Wow! Joyce posted that 12 people are going to the banding of Harlequin from here!  How did all of them get to go or who did the choosing?  Was it announced on the Forum asking people if they wanted to go?  Just curious as I never read anything about the chance to go being offered to Forum members.


If I only had my passport/card. I'll get to a banding yet! (Bucket list)!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 16-Jun-11, 08:22:53 pm
Look at that "Fluffer"  :o

Looks like an Eskimo!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 08:04:55 am
Some morning pics of Harlequin


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 08:27:45 am
Harlequin gets fed again!!  :o


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 17-Jun-11, 08:41:56 am
Harlequin gets fed again!!  :o

Harlequin was born to cruise. (http://www.acbocallcentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/P&O%20CRUISE%20SHIP.thumbnail.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-11, 08:56:47 am
Harlequin gets fed again!!  :o

Harlequin was born to cruise. (http://www.acbocallcentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/P&O%20CRUISE%20SHIP.thumbnail.jpg)

Speaking of cruising...obviously we haven't needed an updated map for Quest since April when she started nesting at Harlequin, although I would be interested to see how far she has strayed from the nest site in search of food & keeping the airspace clear.  Are we all set to resume tracking once Harlequin successfully fledges?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 10:33:42 am
Once again, Harlie gets fed!! (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/zonker25/PigEating1.gif)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 10:42:18 am
After 3rd meal today!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 17-Jun-11, 11:40:06 am
Speaking of cruising...obviously we haven't needed an updated map for Quest since April when she started nesting at Harlequin, although I would be interested to see how far she has strayed from the nest site in search of food & keeping the airspace clear.  Are we all set to resume tracking once Harlequin successfully fledges?

The accuracy and frequency of the data does not allow us to determine how far she has strayed from the nest site other than to say that we have not seen her more than 5 miles away. This doesn't mean that she has or hasn't gone that far or even farther.

The funding that GVAS received from NY years ago exclusively for satellite tracking ran out in March. The DEC took over paying for the tracking and has not said how long it will continue to do so. We will continue to track Quest this Fall as long as she is still wearing a working transmitter and the DEC is still paying for the tracking data.

FYI, we were paying about $1000 per month to track her. The DEC may pay a lower "bulk" price because it tracks so many animals.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-11, 12:05:13 pm
Speaking of cruising...obviously we haven't needed an updated map for Quest since April when she started nesting at Harlequin, although I would be interested to see how far she has strayed from the nest site in search of food & keeping the airspace clear.  Are we all set to resume tracking once Harlequin successfully fledges?

The accuracy and frequency of the data does not allow us to determine how far she has strayed from the nest site other than to say that we have not seen her more than 5 miles away. This doesn't mean that she has or hasn't gone that far or even farther.

The funding that GVAS received from NY years ago exclusively for satellite tracking ran out in March. The DEC took over paying for the tracking and has not said how long it will continue to do so. We will continue to track Quest this Fall as long as she is still wearing a working transmitter and the DEC is still paying for the tracking data.

FYI, we were paying about $1000 per month to track her. The DEC may pay a lower "bulk" price because it tracks so many animals.

Thanks.  Hopefully DEC will continue and, if not, will let us know so we can see if there are any other options available.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 17-Jun-11, 12:14:02 pm
Just looked at the camera and Quest keeps looking up and around at something or someone! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-11, 12:52:28 pm
Just looked at the camera and Quest keeps looking up and around at something or someone! 

Looks like someone may be peeking out the window...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rynnac on 17-Jun-11, 02:29:20 pm

Just looked at the camera and Quest keeps looking up and around at something or someone! 

There is a rope hanging down in front of the nest, is today banding day?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 17-Jun-11, 03:03:57 pm

Just looked at the camera and Quest keeps looking up and around at something or someone! 

There is a rope hanging down in front of the nest, is today banding day?

:scaredblue: Good way to stress a momma Peregrine!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 03:05:15 pm

Just looked at the camera and Quest keeps looking up and around at something or someone! 

There is a rope hanging down in front of the nest, is today banding day?

OMG, maybe someone can find out from someone!! Not good!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 17-Jun-11, 03:10:09 pm
Ya she's really not liking that at all


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 03:27:32 pm
has anyone been in touch with the Harlequin or CPF people?  I'm sure they are aware of it.
Maybe there is building maintenance being done ?  Poor Quest.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 03:34:39 pm
has anyone been in touch with the Harlequin or CPF people?  I'm sure they are aware of it.
Maybe there is building maintenance being done ?  Poor Quest.

I don't think anyone is suppose to do anything unless CPF is notified. After all, Quest and family are protected!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 03:43:11 pm
has anyone been in touch with the Harlequin or CPF people?  I'm sure they are aware of it.
Maybe there is building maintenance being done ?  Poor Quest.

I don't think anyone is suppose to do anything unless CPF is notified. After all, Quest and family are protected!
That's what I thought, Donna.  Could it be an early preparation for Tuesday's banding?  Maybe they are trying to acclimate Quest to "things"  that are coming?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 03:46:10 pm
has anyone been in touch with the Harlequin or CPF people?  I'm sure they are aware of it.
Maybe there is building maintenance being done ?  Poor Quest.

I don't think anyone is suppose to do anything unless CPF is notified. After all, Quest and family are protected!
That's what I thought, Donna.  Could it be an early preparation for Tuesday's banding?  Maybe they are trying to acclimate Quest to "things"  that are coming?

Hopefully, they wouldn't spook her twice like that. Where's all the contacts?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 03:50:25 pm
has anyone been in touch with the Harlequin or CPF people?  I'm sure they are aware of it.
Maybe there is building maintenance being done ?  Poor Quest.

I don't think anyone is suppose to do anything unless CPF is notified. After all, Quest and family are protected!
That's what I thought, Donna.  Could it be an early preparation for Tuesday's banding?  Maybe they are trying to acclimate Quest to "things"  that are coming?

Hopefully, they wouldn't spook her twice like that. Where's all the contacts?

Isn't Carol P in contact with someone at Harlequin?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 03:56:23 pm
I just talked to Marion Nash. They are preparing for Tuesday's banding. She said to let you all know. Everything is fine. PHEW!!!


Nosy, aren't I???  :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 04:00:31 pm
I just talked to Marion Nash. They are preparing for Tuesday's banding. She said to let you all know. Everything is fine. PHEW!!!

Thanks, Donna.  Did she tell you how or in what way they will approach the  scrape? Lowered down from the roof?   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 04:01:13 pm
I just talked to Marion Nash. They are preparing for Tuesday's banding. She said to let you all know. Everything is fine. PHEW!!!

Thanks, Donna.  Did she tell you how or in what way they will approach the  scrape? Lowered down from the roof?   

She said they are getting the swing stage ready!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 04:03:02 pm
With the rope right there, will Quest leave Harlie alone in the scrape to hunt prey?  She does not look too happy now.   Will Kendal approach the nest to bring food?    This is right about the time of day that Quest usually takes off for a bit, and then brings back dinner to Harlie.  I wonder if she will leave.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-11, 04:08:39 pm
I just talked to Marion Nash. They are preparing for Tuesday's banding. She said to let you all know. Everything is fine. PHEW!!!
Thanks, Donna.  Did she tell you how or in what way they will approach the  scrape? Lowered down from the roof?  

I'm sure down from the roof like they did putting the box in place.

With the rope right there, will Quest leave Harlie alone in the scrape to hunt prey?  She does not look too happy now.   Will Kendal approach the nest to bring food?    This is right about the time of day that Quest usually takes off for a bit, and then brings back dinner to Harlie.  I wonder if she will leave.

I was just watching Quest preen, so she's calm about it now.  All should be fine.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 04:20:53 pm
She does seem to be more relaxed now.  I wonder if it is like putting a new toy in a bird's cage.  At first they are wary, but they become accustomed to it over time.  Probably similar respose.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-11, 04:30:15 pm
I just talked to Marion Nash. They are preparing for Tuesday's banding. She said to let you all know. Everything is fine. PHEW!!!
Nosy, aren't I???  :devil:

Not nosy...concerned!  :pray:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 04:33:38 pm
Watching the Quest cam now, and even Harlequin is paying attention!  She/he is more alert and sitting right there with mom watching.  Cute.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 17-Jun-11, 04:37:36 pm
If Harlie missed a meal he/she might sleep better.   :happy: :harhar:

Rita  Syr


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 04:41:19 pm
She/he doesn't look like she/he has missed too many meals.  Was it only this morning that she was fed three times?   :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 04:42:31 pm
Spoke too soon.  Mom just left the scrape so perhaps dinner is on the way for Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 05:23:54 pm
quick notice to let everyone know that has been following and watching Quest and Kendals nest site that on Friday morning, and throughout the day, the window washers will be on site to set up the swing stage and other equipment necessary to facilitate access to the nest ledge on Tuesday for the banding.

While you might see ropes hanging in front of the nest ledge, they will not casse any harm to the birds. The ropes will be nothng more than a temporary distraction from their duties.. Quest and Kendal will settle back into thier regular routines as soon as the window washers stage is set up and the human activity is off the roof area.

It is necessary to set most of this equipment up well in advacence to ensure that everything is working fine prior to the day of the banding. Any unknown equipment challenges on Tuesday would cause un-necessary delays and/or cancellation of the banding altogether.

Posted on June 17, 2011 5:01 pm
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills
  Post from CPF -------


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 17-Jun-11, 06:30:13 pm
has anyone been in touch with the Harlequin or CPF people?  I'm sure they are aware of it.
Maybe there is building maintenance being done ?  Poor Quest.

I don't think anyone is suppose to do anything unless CPF is notified. After all, Quest and family are protected!
That's what I thought, Donna.  Could it be an early preparation for Tuesday's banding?  Maybe they are trying to acclimate Quest to "things"  that are coming?

Hopefully, they wouldn't spook her twice like that. Where's all the contacts?

Isn't Carol P in contact with someone at Harlequin?

I am, but have no internet access at work.  Didn't receive any texts or phone calls, so this is the first I've heard about it.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-11, 06:57:23 pm
Isn't Carol P in contact with someone at Harlequin?

I am, but have no internet access at work.  Didn't receive any texts or phone calls, so this is the first I've heard about it.

Oh dear-I didn't know you were off line at work!  And I don't have your phone #! Can you get RFC now tweets on your phone at work?  If so, I'll post something there if something like this happens again. 

All's well that ends well...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 17-Jun-11, 07:01:02 pm
Everything is gonna be ok  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 07:17:13 pm
Looks like business as usual!!  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 07:25:30 pm
 :) All is good with Quest and Harlie. Quest has fed Harlie twice tonight.   Harlie is going to have to be air-lifted out of the nest/scrape  :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 07:29:54 pm
:) All is good with Quest and Harlie. Quest has fed Harlie twice tonight.   Harlie is going to have to be air-lifted out of the nest/scrape  :lol:

That's what the heavy rope is for!!!  :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 17-Jun-11, 07:44:20 pm
:) All is good with Quest and Harlie. Quest has fed Harlie twice tonight.   Harlie is going to have to be air-lifted out of the nest/scrape  :lol:

That's what the heavy rope is for!!!  :hysterical:


:spit:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 17-Jun-11, 09:09:47 pm
CPF won't be able to find bands big enough to fit around those fat legs.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 09:11:34 pm
CPF won't be able to find bands big enough to fit around those fat legs.

 :hysterical: :tease:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 17-Jun-11, 09:49:01 pm
They made fun of Rhea Mae and all her eating, now look at her!  (Shut up Shaky!)   :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 17-Jun-11, 09:53:46 pm
Harlie does NOT have fat legs---she's just big boned  : :laugh:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 10:02:29 pm
They made fun of Rhea Mae and all her eating, now look at her!  (Shut up Shaky!)   :lol:
:spit:  Ok, that's a spitter!!  :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jun-11, 10:03:20 pm
Harlie does NOT have fat legs---she's just big boned  : :laugh:

Uh Uh.....that eyas can CHOW down!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 17-Jun-11, 10:11:40 pm
Harlie is just one happy, healthy love child w/a
great appetite--not only for food, but for life like
her mommy :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 17-Jun-11, 11:55:11 pm
CPF won't be able to find bands big enough to fit around those fat legs.

 :laugh: Legs?  What legs?  Do you mean Harlie's cankles?      Send in the Spanx! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jun-11, 07:06:50 am
Harlie gets breakfast #1.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 18-Jun-11, 07:35:26 am
Harlie gets breakfast #1.

And the little gut-bucket begins a new day.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jun-11, 08:55:33 am
#2 breakfast for Harlequin!! (http://bestsmileys.com/eating1/7.gif) ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 18-Jun-11, 09:13:43 am
Harlie is full for now I think  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 18-Jun-11, 09:47:36 am
Harlie is full for now I think  ;)
"Mommy says if I want to grow up big and strong like Grandma I have to clean my plate." 
 :secret2:
"Know what Daddy says he loves me even though I don't have an antenna."


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 18-Jun-11, 09:50:27 am
So what do you guys think. Banding day. Quest full body contact? I say yes.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jun-11, 09:57:34 am
So what do you guys think. Banding day. Quest full body contact? I say yes.

Absolutely!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 18-Jun-11, 10:05:54 am
So what do you guys think. Banding day. Quest full body contact? I say yes.

Oh yeah!!! ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 18-Jun-11, 01:23:32 pm
Sure hope they consider giving Quest an enclosed box so she won't have to spend half her days being an Mumbrella from the sun & rain next year.

I'm noticing a different philosophy about boxes in Canada.  It seems the preferred method is just what Quest has-a tray with well drained gravel, the only cover being what is provided by the spot the falcons chose.  The only enclosed box I know of in Ontario is the hack box Linn was scoping out. And in the end Linn chose a completely exposed ledge.  Go figure.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jun-11, 02:10:33 pm
Mumbrella as nycbird says. She looks sweaty but prob not.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 18-Jun-11, 03:08:58 pm
Sure hope they consider giving Quest an enclosed box so she won't have to spend half her days being an Mumbrella from the sun & rain next year.

Funny you are talking about this as Frank told me that last night on our fledge watch that Quest will likely be getting a nestbox with cover once the season is done.  This one was done quickly to respond to an urgent situation.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 18-Jun-11, 03:42:29 pm
Sure hope they consider giving Quest an enclosed box so she won't have to spend half her days being an Mumbrella from the sun & rain next year.

Funny you are talking about this as Frank told me that last night on our fledge watch that Quest will likely be getting a nestbox with cover once the season is done.  This one was done quickly to respond to an urgent situation.



That is funny...she's a first in many ways!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jun-11, 03:46:46 pm
Sure hope they consider giving Quest an enclosed box so she won't have to spend half her days being an Mumbrella from the sun & rain next year.

Funny you are talking about this as Frank told me that last night on our fledge watch that Quest will likely be getting a nestbox with cover once the season is done.  This one was done quickly to respond to an urgent situation.



That is funny...she's a first in many ways!

Nice, they are baking in that sun but when Harlie starts hopping out, she'll/he'll go right to that shaded corner.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 18-Jun-11, 04:42:06 pm
So what do you guys think. Banding day. Quest full body contact? I say yes.

Probably.  Just hope no one is hurt, falcon or person.   :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 18-Jun-11, 07:08:34 pm
Sure hope they consider giving Quest an enclosed box so she won't have to spend half her days being an Mumbrella from the sun & rain next year.

Funny you are talking about this as Frank told me that last night on our fledge watch that Quest will likely be getting a nestbox with cover once the season is done.  This one was done quickly to respond to an urgent situation



Great news... anyone within arms reach of Big Frank and the CPF guys, give them a big hug from nycbird!!!!


That is funny...she's a first in many ways!

Nice, they are baking in that sun but when Harlie starts hopping out, she'll/he'll go right to that shaded corner.
good thing about a covered box is maybe Quest wont be bothered if anyone looks out that window above the tray


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 19-Jun-11, 04:22:49 pm
Chunk Monkey!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 19-Jun-11, 06:33:26 pm
 :yes: :hahaha:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 19-Jun-11, 07:14:39 pm
just pleasingly plump  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 08:03:44 am
Getting them pins!!! A well-rounded young falcon!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 08:38:43 am
!!! Everything has settled down and back to normal! Hatchling is growing big!!
June 18, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

Just a quick up-date to let everyone know that all is well at the Don Mills nest site with Quest and Kendal having settled down after the brief set up of the swing stage equipment preparing for the banding on Tuesday of next week.

As you see while looking at the web camera, both Quest and Kendal have resumed regular routines despite the rope that now hangs in front of the nest ledge. Remember that the rope is nothing more than an inanimate non-human object and one that is not perceived as a threat of any kind.

The hatchling is growing fast and it will be very interesting to see if we have a male or a female baby.

Stay tuned……. Posted on June 19, 2011 11:18 am


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 09:14:38 am
"Mom, look!"


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: nycbird on 20-Jun-11, 02:09:49 pm
Wouldn't it be fantastic if Harlequin (the company) would sponsor a transmitter and tracking for Harlequin (the pefa eyas)??

One can daydream, yeah??


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 20-Jun-11, 02:41:54 pm
Wouldn't it be fantastic if Harlequin (the company) would sponsor a transmitter and tracking for Harlequin (the pefa eyas)??

One can daydream, yeah??

Good thinking, NYCB!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 03:34:04 pm
I was just thinking ahead to when Harlie  fledges -- a question for MAK or Joyce or Carol -- those of you   who have visited Quest's ledge.  The building is not in a city block is it?  My feeling from looking at the pictures is that it is kind of a suburban office park situation.  What types of building, ledges, resting places are around for  Harlie once she flies?   And how many floors up is the scrape?   

Does the height or lack of height present any additional problems for a fledgling?   
Are there other concerns about the area?   
Can one of you describe the surrounding area for those of us who haven't been there?   Maybe take some pictures on Tuesday when you are up for the banding? 
thanks.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 20-Jun-11, 04:38:52 pm
I will be happy to take pics of the surroundings for all to see on Tuesday. The ledge the nest tray is on isn't real high by falcon standards and I would say the building it's on is the shortest of any of the others near it. I'm not sure how many stories up it is.The other buildings have plenty of ledges for Harlie to land on. In my opinion she should do just fine and you know Quest will see to it! It is not in a city block and there didn't seem to be a lot of traffic. You could say it's like a suburban office park. I remember Tracy from CPF did say the first time we were there that a wooded area near a highway off in the distance could present a problem if she were to go over there, but it wasn't real close and again I am sure Kendal and Quest will steer her the right way.  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 04:45:52 pm
Harlie is out!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 04:49:50 pm
I'm afraid to look. You know, this morning, she was peering  or leaning over that scrape side and I had a feeling she was going to go over.     Can she get back in?   There doesn't appear to be a lot of space on that ledge.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 20-Jun-11, 04:54:17 pm
 :scaredblue:  They are born afraid of heights so hopefully she went get too adventurous!  Quest should be able to get her back in the nest tray, she's way lighter than a pigeon. GULP!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 04:55:51 pm
You know, she may be ok. When I came back in, and looked at the web cam, it had stopped and she was in the corner of the ledge.  Somehow she made it over or around to the other side of the nest box where she is now.  I think someone wrote a short while ago that  they are instinctively afraid of the edge right now.  Hope her instincts are strong!  


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Jun-11, 04:57:58 pm
I'm afraid to look. You know, this morning, she was peering  or leaning over that scrape side and I had a feeling she was going to go over.     Can she get back in?   There doesn't appear to be a lot of space on that ledge.

There's plenty of room to the right, though she might wander out of view.  She might be able to get back in, but usually once they find out they can get out they're in & out all the time.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 04:59:23 pm
Isn't she a little early to be doing this? 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Jun-11, 05:01:12 pm
Isn't she a little early to be doing this?  
Not really-usually banding day is the day they discover they CAN get out of the nest tray & start wandering, so she's just a day ahead of schedule!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 20-Jun-11, 05:15:03 pm
Isn't she a little early to be doing this? 

No my guys generally jump out around this time or earlier and run down to the other end of the ledge.  We have the same type of box and ledge at Etobicoke.  She sure is a beauty  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 05:31:54 pm
Kinda knew this would happen! :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 05:33:36 pm
YAY They adjusted the web cam and we have a wider view now!  Can see Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 20-Jun-11, 05:47:47 pm
Harlie was looking out from the box earlier--I had a feeling! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 05:49:28 pm
 :clap: :thumbsup: Thank you Harlequin!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 20-Jun-11, 05:51:21 pm
What concerns me more is the window above where Harlie is now.  No shade or curtain on it


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 20-Jun-11, 05:55:22 pm
Isn't she something  - I'm sure she is a girlie - she reminds me of Callidora  :wub:

Hope everyone has a safe trip to see the banding - please tell them how much this has meant to be able to watch her  :2thumbsup:



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 05:56:42 pm
What concerns me more is the window above where Harlie is now.  No shade or curtain on it

We do worry about these little ones, dont' we? :wub:

Maybe tomorrow -- while Harlie is being banded, they will pull those shades closed.   Now that she will be running on that ledge, probably best to close.   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 06:41:43 pm
Isn't she something  - I'm sure she is a girlie - she reminds me of Callidora  :wub:

Hope everyone has a safe trip to see the banding - please tell them how much this has meant to be able to watch her  :2thumbsup:



 :ditto: :wave:  Yes!    I hope all the watchers have a safe trip to Toronto, and yes, PLEASE thank Harlequin Enterprises for allowing us to view the fun of Quest raising her little Harlequin! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 20-Jun-11, 06:51:11 pm
And please get a harness and leash for that big butter ball.  :silly:  :hyper:
Have fun and be safe.
Rita Syr


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 06:53:03 pm
What concerns me more is the window above where Harlie is now.  No shade or curtain on it

Didn't Mark say he was going to talk with them and have them cover that window. Don't need anyone spooking Harlie too soon.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 20-Jun-11, 06:59:23 pm
What concerns me more is the window above where Harlie is now.  No shade or curtain on it

Didn't Mark say he was going to talk with them and have them cover that window. Don't need anyone spooking Harlie too soon.
I think he has spoken with them in the past.  Not sure if this is the same issue.  Makes me nervous


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 07:25:22 pm
Dinner!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 07:32:47 pm
Harlie tried but just couldn't get back in the nest.  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 07:37:34 pm
Harlie tried but just couldn't get back in the nest.  :(

I was hoping you captured that picture. I saw it, but didn't get it.  I think she will get back in. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 07:38:42 pm
Harlie tried but just couldn't get back in the nest.  :(

I was hoping you captured that picture. I saw it, but didn't get it.  I think she will get back in. 

She just ate too...crop heavy!  :baby:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 20-Jun-11, 07:43:53 pm
She needs a ramp.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 07:50:14 pm
Or...to be airlifted back into the nest tray!  :happy:  She'll get there.   I think Quest tried to lure her back up by serving dinner up there, and not right on the ledge.   Looks like she's asleep for a bit now.
I hope that the banders can get to her okay tomorrow.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 20-Jun-11, 07:54:46 pm
Or...to be airlifted back into the nest tray!  :happy:  She'll get there.   I think Quest tried to lure her back up by serving dinner up there, and not right on the ledge.   Looks like she's asleep for a bit now.
I hope that the banders can get to her okay tomorrow.

What time does the banding start?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jun-11, 08:11:19 pm
Or...to be airlifted back into the nest tray!  :happy:  She'll get there.   I think Quest tried to lure her back up by serving dinner up there, and not right on the ledge.   Looks like she's asleep for a bit now.
I hope that the banders can get to her okay tomorrow.

What time does the banding start?

Gee, I think 1pm Kris.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Jun-11, 08:16:05 pm


Harlie sneaking out of view... :secret2:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 08:25:36 pm
She came back into  view. Did you see her?   She tried to get back into the tray again.  Every time she makes her way out to the edge, she turns around, goes back to the wall  and then sits in the corner facing the wall.  Does that make her feel more secure? 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 20-Jun-11, 08:27:17 pm
Anyone want to guess how much the little butter ball will weigh tomorrow?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 20-Jun-11, 08:30:16 pm
She came back into  view. Did you see her?   She tried to get back into the tray again.  Every time she makes her way out to the edge, she turns around, goes back to the wall  and then sits in the corner facing the wall.  Does that make her feel more secure? 


I missed it-though I did notice she's back in view.  She seems to go as far as the end of the box before turning around-yes, the corner feels safe.  No idea how much she'll weigh. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 20-Jun-11, 09:44:43 pm
Harlie does remind me of Callidora---how are the 2 related?
Anyone know how much Calli weighed at baning?  Thanks :flowers:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: schlaf374 on 20-Jun-11, 11:24:15 pm
Quest is Archer's Aunt, so Cali &   Harlie are cousiins.
 I don't believe Rochester weighs the eyases


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 21-Jun-11, 06:36:46 am
I don't believe Rochester weighs the eyases

Correct.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 07:13:03 am
Kendal just delivered the breakfast to Quest, who is now feeding Harlequin, who is still outside the box.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 21-Jun-11, 07:25:25 am
I don't believe Rochester weighs the eyases

Correct.

Any reason for that, Shaky? Seems odd, but then... what do I know!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 21-Jun-11, 07:26:27 am
I don't believe Rochester weighs the eyases

Correct.

Perhaps because it causes less stress?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 07:29:01 am
Quest takes off with the remains of breakfast.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 21-Jun-11, 07:40:35 am
Happy Banding day Harlie  :heart:

Keep safe everyone   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 21-Jun-11, 07:50:49 am
I don't believe Rochester weighs the eyases

Correct.

Any reason for that, Shaky? Seems odd, but then... what do I know!

I think we'd have to ask DEC why that's their policy & procedure.  No weigh-ins in NY, but other states do.  But then I don't understand the P&P in some of those states-PA weighs them but also (in Harrisburg with more than one eyas) chooses one to take a tour around the auditorium...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 08:04:13 am
Banding starts at 1:30pm.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 21-Jun-11, 08:18:50 am
NJ does not weigh the eyases.  They may get accurate sex info just by measuring, so no need to do more.  The birds do get beak, crop, and body checks.  Security check perhaps?  They do fly eventually. :D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 09:39:01 am
I can see the 2nd rope now.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 21-Jun-11, 10:04:44 am
I can see the 2nd rope now.

Donna! Where you watching??? (I have nothing else to do, you understand...)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 10:08:20 am
I can see the 2nd rope now.

Donna! Where you watching??? (I have nothing else to do, you understand...)

From my kitchen table!!! The Cam.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 10:09:33 am
I can see the 2nd rope now.

Donna! Where you watching??? (I have nothing else to do, you understand...)

From my kitchen table!!! The Cam.

I can see people out there already from the reflection of the windows.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 21-Jun-11, 10:13:01 am
I can see the 2nd rope now.

Donna! Where you watching??? (I have nothing else to do, you understand...)

From my kitchen table!!! The Cam.

I can see people out there already from the reflection of the windows.

WHAT'S THE LINK, GUYS??!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 10:16:42 am
They must be waiting to see the events of the day thru the window above and the right of the nest box. The blinds are open.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 10:43:30 am
I can see the 2nd rope now.

Donna! Where you watching??? (I have nothing else to do, you understand...)

From my kitchen table!!! The Cam.

I can see people out there already from the reflection of the windows.

WHAT'S THE LINK, GUYS??!

Bobbie, I don't know if someone got back to you with a link.  Google Canadian Peregrine Foundation, then navigate around the site.   Quest is the Toronto - Don Mills site.   The link to Harlequin Enterprises webcam is right there.  OR  you can google Harlequin Enterprises  Lovebirds  and you will go to their site with the webcam.  You can see it all. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shari on 21-Jun-11, 10:51:48 am
http://harlequinblog.com/video.html (http://harlequinblog.com/video.html)


-------------------------
WHAT'S THE LINK, GUYS??!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 21-Jun-11, 10:54:25 am
WHAT'S THE LINK, GUYS??!

http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 21-Jun-11, 11:09:44 am
WHAT'S THE LINK, GUYS??!

http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)

Thanks, Ei - and everyone! (I sometimes find it hard to keep the thread...)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 11:13:13 am
OK, this is my dumb question.  Why would they have ropes etc if the window is just there?  Couldn't they just reach Harlie that way?

And I have to say that uncurtained window makes me nervous.  I would be tempted to look out all the time if I was in that office but I don't think that is necessarily the best for the falcons


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 21-Jun-11, 11:30:35 am
OK, this is my dumb question.  Why would they have ropes etc if the window is just there?  Couldn't they just reach Harlie that way?

And I have to say that uncurtained window makes me nervous.  I would be tempted to look out all the time if I was in that office but I don't think that is necessarily the best for the falcons

I don't think the windows open.  They had to use the swing stage to put in the nest tray too.  I suspect those blinds have been open all along...the birds are probably used to the movement in there by now...I guess better to have a full time partial view than opening & closing the blinds.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 11:57:04 am
Shaky the 1st to arrive at Harlequin 11:39am


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 21-Jun-11, 12:15:36 pm


The whole family  :laugh:...Kendal is flying by, reflected in the window...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 01:16:47 pm
Boy!  You have GOOD eyes!  I never would have seen that if the arrow wasn't there.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 01:20:09 pm
Harlie walked around to the other side. Smart eyas!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 21-Jun-11, 01:21:06 pm
Boy!  You have GOOD eyes!  I never would have seen that if the arrow wasn't there.

I actually saw his wing first-that was the best capture of him on the video


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 01:21:55 pm
I watched as she/he was doing this --praying for sure footedness!  Oy!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 01:45:27 pm
Two men went up on the scaffold but left without Harlie! Did plans change at the very last minute or something?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 01:49:01 pm
Was wondering the same thing.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 01:49:56 pm
And Quest came back


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 01:52:02 pm
They just removed Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:04:45 pm
Yup, they took her.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:08:02 pm
Are doing the banding on the scaffold? They've been up there quite a while.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:10:04 pm
Ut oh! Look behind you....Quest is back!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:10:34 pm
Hey!!!....Look behind you!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:11:39 pm
Some how, they handed her off to someone!! ???


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 02:13:49 pm
I'm wondering if they lowered her down


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 02:17:07 pm
I'm trying to figure out what is going on.  They don't seem to have Harlie up on the swing stage.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:19:24 pm
Before they went up the second time, a bag was lowered from the roof. Maybe Harlie was put in the bag and either lowered or raised.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 02:20:05 pm
Harlie is back in the nestbox


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:22:10 pm
All done. Now we wait to find out if Harlie is a he or a she!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 21-Jun-11, 02:25:40 pm
Quest was NOT her Mama!  Mariah would have kicked human backside and kicked it again because she could!  Quest looked pretty calm all things considered.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:25:40 pm
They raised her to the roof and back down.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 02:27:48 pm
I'm glad they put Harlie back in the nestbox.  Our falcon flakes need to let us know info!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:29:56 pm
Quest was NOT her Mama!  Mariah would have kicked human backside and kicked it again because she could!  Quest looked pretty calm all things considered.


You got that right! Mariah would not have put up with anyone near her babies! Of course, we couldn't see what was happening on the roof. Quest could have been up there.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:31:58 pm
I'm sure someone got wind of Quest or Kendal!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 21-Jun-11, 02:32:50 pm
I'm sure someone got wind of Quest or Kendal!
;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:35:16 pm
Quest keeps looking up towards the roof. I bet she is watching to see if anyone is coming back to get Harlie again! LOL


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:39:08 pm
Quest keeps looking up towards the roof. I bet she is watching to see if anyone is coming back to get Harlie again! LOL

They are probably getting ready to take the swing stage down. Going to be a while.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 02:40:40 pm
Quest keeps looking up towards the roof. I bet she is watching to see if anyone is coming back to get Harlie again! LOL

They are probably getting ready to take the swing stage down. Going to be a while.

I think she realizes this is how the "intruders" got her baby!  She keeps looking!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 21-Jun-11, 02:41:06 pm
They are probably getting ready to take the swing stage down. Going to be a while.

What?  You sound like you've spent some time on ladders and scaffolding!   ;)   :harhar:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:42:18 pm
Where's the TWEETS?????


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:43:02 pm
They are probably getting ready to take the swing stage down. Going to be a while.

What?  You sound like you've spent some time on ladders and scaffolding!   ;)   :harhar:

LOL Janet, why yes I have but not a swing stage!! Be fun though!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:48:28 pm
I sure hope someone on the roof got lots of pictures!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 21-Jun-11, 02:48:55 pm
Where's the TWEETS?????

Probably - cost from Canada $$$


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:50:39 pm
Where's the TWEETS?????

Probably - cost from Canada $$$

But this is IMPORTANT!!  :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:54:00 pm
Where's the TWEETS?????

Probably - cost from Canada $$$

But this is IMPORTANT!!  :devil:

I agree! Just one TWEET! How much can that cost?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 02:57:31 pm
Quest is keeping a real close eye on the ropes as they are moved around. I'm sure she will be happy when they're gone. Even Harlie is watching them!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 02:58:52 pm
I just texted Kathy O-- Harlie is a girl!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 02:59:37 pm
Thank you all at Harlequin for making this happen. Mark Nash and CPF, way to go. Was great to watch. Lots of manpower went into this and we sure do appreciate your hard work. :clap: :2thumbsup: :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 03:00:28 pm
WooHoo! Thank you Jeanne!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 03:01:48 pm
Thank you all at Harlequin for making this happen. Mark Nash and CPF, way to go. Was great to watch. Lots of manpower went into this and we sure do appreciate your hard work. :clap: :2thumbsup: :thumbsup:



I agree! Thank all of you so much!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 03:03:44 pm
 :2thumbsup: :clap: :notworthy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 03:04:59 pm
 :bguitar: :falcon2:
Official welcome to baby girl, Harlequin!     :heart: :heart:

May you fly long and strong like your mother and grandmother, Mariah!   Good strong females!  

Thank you once again to CPF and Harlequin folks.  It is an absolute joy to be able to watch Quest and her young one!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 03:08:44 pm
And She's back out again. LOL


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: glothom on 21-Jun-11, 03:09:26 pm
Harlie is out of the nest box again. Maybe they should have put a little ramp on the side of the nest box so she can get back in till she learns to jump a little higher. LOL


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 21-Jun-11, 04:02:40 pm
Oh my gosh that was so awesome !  :2thumbsup:  I watched on a lady's computer where I was working.

I knew it - Harlie a big beautiful girlie  :wub:

Thank you so much CPA  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 04:16:27 pm
I am so grateful also to Harlequin and the magnificent folks at CPF.  We have waited so long for Quest to find her home.  What an opportunity it has been to know where she has been and to see her home, her mate and her little one.  Little Harlie, you are part of a strong legacy- be safe in your travels! :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 21-Jun-11, 07:54:57 pm
Quest was NOT her Mama!  Mariah would have kicked human backside and kicked it again because she could!  Quest looked pretty calm all things considered.


You got that right! Mariah would not have put up with anyone near her babies! Of course, we couldn't see what was happening on the roof. Quest could have been up there.
I wonder if it is because these next generation females have all been banded themselves. So they know it doesn't hurt and the little one will be put back. Mariah and Kaver were not banded themselves (well not until after her injury) But then if memory serves every year Mariah got more aggressive so maybe next year... But honestly I thought she might hit so hard she'd knock her antennae off.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 08:10:21 pm
We'll have to wait until they get back from Canada to report! Quest wasn't visible the whole time and neither was Kendal. Who knows what happened behind the scenes. Was probably easier to attack on the rooftop. I'm hoping all went smooth. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 21-Jun-11, 10:00:02 pm
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 10:11:01 pm
Thanks, Shaky!!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 21-Jun-11, 10:13:29 pm
Hello all,

I'm Kathryn and I work at Harlequin. I've been keeping your friend Carol informed of some of the goings-on through the Quest/Kendal/Harlequin saga and thought, rather than continue to read your posts anonymously, I'd jump in here!

Today was quite the exciting day! Certainly my first experience seeing an eyas up close...and I have to say, I've grown so attached to this little family that my eyes were tearing up when Harlequin first made her presence known to us all (and loudly!).

The whole process went amazingly smoothly, from what I could tell. I wasn't at the window the whole time, but the window-washing platform was raised with three workers to distract Quest and Kendal while Harlequin was removed and returned. Quest and Kendal *were not happy*. There was much fluttering about and diving and Kendal stood guard alternately on the left and right sides of the section of ledge where the scrape is. Of course, I was engaged in the weighing and banding of little Harlequin, so didn't see what was happening during all of that, but we watched Harlequin returned to the scrape (they lowered her from the roof in a bag, and the volunteers on the washing platform placed her back in the nest tray). When the washing platform was lowered again, Kendal swiftly took charge and stood guard by Harlequin. I joked that he was probably puffed up with masculine pride over the fact that *he* scared the volunteers away.  ;)

When the ropes from the washing platform were being taken away, one of the men on the roof made a sudden move, which caused Harlequin to start and she jumped back out of the nest tray. I don't like seeing her out on the ledge, but I suppose she's got to get out at some point. ?!

In any regard, this was a wonderful event. Handled very well by everyone involved. The CPF even brought a couple of educational peregrine falcons for us to visit with, plus a very rare and beautiful barn owl. This whole experience with Quest and Kendal (and now Harlequin), and the CPF, and the few of you that I briefly met at Harlequin headquarters, has turned me officially into a birder. I'm so glad Quest and Kendal chose a ledge directly opposite my window. They've brightened my days!

Cheers to all!

Oh...and here's one photo I took of Harlequin today:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/5857782157# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/5857782157#)

More to be posted soon. :)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 21-Jun-11, 10:25:45 pm
Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

thanks, shaky!  
the title of the video is pretty alarming - says the "baby" was BRANDED!

and lovely photo, Kat - thanks so much!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 10:32:55 pm
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

What a great video and so much coverage. A little Super-Star. Thanks Shaky.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 10:34:56 pm
Hi Kat and WELCOME!! Thank you so much for the report. You are so lucky to have our Beautiful Quest and Your handsome Kendal and of course, little Harlequin, right outside your window. Glad your here!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 10:43:55 pm
We'll have to wait until they get back from Canada to report! Quest wasn't visible the whole time and neither was Kendal. Who knows what happened behind the scenes. Was probably easier to attack on the rooftop. I'm hoping all went smooth. 

There was one frame while I was watching, where the men were up there and Quest was sitting on a ledge to my left (as I viewed) and Quest seemed pretty calm.  Just sitting there and maybe making some noise.  I remember Mariah dive-bombing the banders!   I kind  of thought Quest would be aggressive, but I agree that maybe this new generation knows what is going on! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 21-Jun-11, 10:45:57 pm
Kat, welcome!!!!  So nice to read your post!!!  I share your nervousness about the ledge!! These birds are just life changing!!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 21-Jun-11, 10:46:26 pm
Hi Kat and WELCOME!! Thank you so much for the report. You are so lucky to have our Beautiful Quest and Your handsome Kendal and of course, little Harlequin, right outside your window. Glad your here!  :clap:

Thanks for the welcome. :) I'm hooked! And I've been saying that very same thing to everyone I work with: we are so lucky to be so close to these beautiful creatures.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 21-Jun-11, 10:48:13 pm
Kat, welcome!!!!  So nice to read your post!!!  I share your nervousness about the ledge!! These birds are just life changing!!!!

Thank you! I also wish we could install some sort of night vision camera. Drives me crazy I can't check in after dark....


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 10:49:35 pm
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

What am I doing wrong?  Clicking on link, and seeing nothing except some headlines but not about banding.  Closest is a "councillors tweet about hot chicks"....but not the right kind of chicks I don't think.  LOL


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 10:53:30 pm
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

What am I doing wrong?  Clicking on link, and seeing nothing except some headlines but not about banding.  Closest is a "councillors tweet about hot chicks"....but not the right kind of chicks I don't think.  LOL


It worked for me Margaret. Not sure why it doesn't for you!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 10:57:22 pm
Hi Kat and WELCOME!! Thank you so much for the report. You are so lucky to have our Beautiful Quest and Your handsome Kendal and of course, little Harlequin, right outside your window. Glad your here!  :clap:

Thanks for the welcome. :) I'm hooked! And I've been saying that very same thing to everyone I work with: we are so lucky to be so close to these beautiful creatures.

A great pic of Harlequin also.  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 21-Jun-11, 10:57:27 pm
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

What am I doing wrong?  Clicking on link, and seeing nothing except some headlines but not about banding.  

Closest is a "councillors tweet about hot chicks"....but not the right kind of chicks I don't think.  LOL


It worked for me Margaret. Not sure why it doesn't for you!


It showed me the same thing it did you, Margaret.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 11:01:00 pm
Kat, welcome!!!!  So nice to read your post!!!  I share your nervousness about the ledge!! These birds are just life changing!!!!

Welcome Kat!  It was wonderful to read, first hand, your reaction.   They are amazing, beautiful creatures.  Enjoy your vantage point!  Before you know it, Harlie will be fledging.     Keep posting as you see Harlie and our Quest and Kendall continue the "romance". There is a little serendipity going on here   :happy:
 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 21-Jun-11, 11:01:34 pm
i couldnt get the citynews link to work either--then it referred to a baby peregrine being "branded" eeek


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 21-Jun-11, 11:03:56 pm
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

What am I doing wrong?  Clicking on link, and seeing nothing except some headlines but not about banding.  

Closest is a "councillors tweet about hot chicks"....but not the right kind of chicks I don't think.  LOL


It worked for me Margaret. Not sure why it doesn't for you!


It showed me the same thing it did you, Margaret.

Oh good, it's not just me.  I clicked on the link, but not seeing a video. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 21-Jun-11, 11:10:48 pm
i couldnt get the citynews link to work either--then it referred to a baby peregrine being "branded" eeek

Yup, it's a typo! Branded


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Tokira on 21-Jun-11, 11:15:43 pm
Welcome, Kat!
It's great to read your first hand accounts of their adventures  :happy:
Carol
WV


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 21-Jun-11, 11:58:21 pm
Hi Kat, Welcome to the rfalcomcam. That was one of the best first posts I've seen.
It is so great to have a first person narrative of the goings on nest site and especially
the surroundings once Harlie  fledges.
Thank you so much for the report and to Harlequin,Donna Hayes, CPF, and Mark Nash
for taking Quest under their wing on such short notice. Thank You All.

Rita Syr


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 22-Jun-11, 12:18:00 am
i figured that they were not actually planning to "brand" harlie--just typed like me--
sleep well little toronto family--it's been quite a joyful day-- :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 22-Jun-11, 03:46:23 am
Good woman, Kat! You jump right in there! And Welcome!

Slainte!

Bobbie
 :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 22-Jun-11, 05:04:21 am
Hi Kat and WELCOME!! Thank you so much for the report. You are so lucky to have our Beautiful Quest and Your handsome Kendal and of course, little Harlequin, right outside your window. Glad your here!  :clap:

:ditto:  I will admit that I teared up a bit via your picture of Harlequin - Mariah, Quest, and now Harlequin.  Happy Tears!  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 22-Jun-11, 06:29:17 am
Welcome, kat!

For those who can't view the video, try another web browser. The link is correct.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Jun-11, 07:11:51 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzLMa6pmFyg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzLMa6pmFyg#ws) A quick video of Harlequin by MAK

SO CUTE!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 22-Jun-11, 08:03:03 am
The news video was great  :thumbsup: TY so much

Welcome Kat & thanks for your post. I am so happy to watch baby Harlie  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 22-Jun-11, 08:29:38 am
Thanks so much everyone for the warm welcome! And that video by MAK is wonderful!

Just so nobody freaks like I did when I turned the cam on this a.m., Harlequin is still there! I worried all the way in to work, but am happy to say she's flattened out like a pancake, snoozing, just outside the frame on the right! Hopefully someone adjusts the camera soon. I don't see Quest or Kendal yet this a.m., but they're likely off grabbing some snacks for Harlequin (whom I've affectionately been calling "Chubbalub"). :)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Jun-11, 08:34:59 am
Morning Kat, Quest was right on spot feeding Harlequin this am. We all worry when we boot up our PC's and find no Falcons. Quest brought the food to the nest and Harlie ran right over.  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 08:37:39 am
Yep -  I turned on my computer, went to Quest cam, and freaked out.  Thank you, Kat!    Save my a little stress this morning!     


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 08:48:16 am
MAK - great video!  Thanks!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Jun-11, 09:48:25 am
Yay, they moved the cam back!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 10:28:33 am
Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

thanks, shaky!  
the title of the video is pretty alarming - says the "baby" was BRANDED!

and lovely photo, Kat - thanks so much!!


Great video from citytv in Toronto. Thanks Kat!   
It didn't work on my home computer, but it works here at  school.
Great video.  So cool to see Harlie up close and also a great shot of the surroundings as well as her legion of fans! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 22-Jun-11, 11:16:53 am
Boy, did we ever have anyone dive right in there quite as well as Kat? That little Toronto PeFa family is in good and caring hands.
 :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 22-Jun-11, 11:41:44 am
Love the video!  Thanks MAK!  Harlie is so cute!!!  Thanks so much, Kat!  We worry too!!!!  So glad you are there to watch!!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 01:38:37 pm
Has anyone seen Harlie ?  I just glanced at cam..I know she is probably off to side...just wondering....


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 22-Jun-11, 01:40:13 pm
I just checked & can't see her either -hope she is ok


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 22-Jun-11, 02:04:02 pm
Has anyone seen Harlie ?  I just glanced at cam..I know she is probably off to side...just wondering....

She's off camera again, but all OK. I think she had enough cameras in her face yesterday...she's ducking the paparazzi for awhile!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 22-Jun-11, 02:08:55 pm
Has anyone seen Harlie ?  I just glanced at cam..I know she is probably off to side...just wondering....

She's off camera again, but all OK. I think she had enough cameras in her face yesterday...she's ducking the paparazzi for awhile!

Good to know!  Thanks, Kat!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 22-Jun-11, 02:10:18 pm
Thanks Margaret  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 02:10:39 pm
Has anyone seen Harlie ?  I just glanced at cam..I know she is probably off to side...just wondering....

She's off camera again, but all OK. I think she had enough cameras in her face yesterday...she's ducking the paparazzi for awhile!

Thanks, Kat.  All her "moms" down here get nervous.  But she's just being the typical "celeb-u-bird".   :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 02:12:26 pm
Braveheart - it was Kat who posted about Harlie.  I only wish I was there observing from the Harlequin Building!  I had also posted that I was wondering where Harlie was. :-)    -margaret


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 02:17:18 pm
There she is -- back on camera.  Thanks for the wider view, Harlequin folks!     a.k.a .  "Harlie's-kin".


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 22-Jun-11, 03:18:35 pm
Wow! Couldn't tell if it was Quest or Kendal (I think Quest, though), but I just witnessed a fantastic aerial battle between falcon and seagull. The seagull persisted for quite some time and there were many loops and dives: acrobatics galore! Like watching a scene from Top Gun (well...sort of!). Finally they flew off in opposite directions, but I thought that seagull was going to wind up on the ground. Amazing.

Could it be that Harlequin is demanding "bigger dinner"? ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Jun-11, 03:43:55 pm
Wow! Couldn't tell if it was Quest or Kendal (I think Quest, though), but I just witnessed a fantastic aerial battle between falcon and seagull. The seagull persisted for quite some time and there were many loops and dives: acrobatics galore! Like watching a scene from Top Gun (well...sort of!). Finally they flew off in opposite directions, but I thought that seagull was going to wind up on the ground. Amazing.

Could it be that Harlequin is demanding "bigger dinner"? ;)

Top Gun indeed!  You haven't been a member here long enough to know about the pix Shaky used to create for us...and I'm sure you heard a few people mention that Kendal looks like Kaver, Quest's father.

And so, I present to you (and all the other newbies here) the classic Shaky pic, Top Gun...



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 04:36:58 pm
I think Kendal is visiting with Harlie now.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 04:38:56 pm
At least I think it is Kendal. Looks like it's getting darker there too. Storm coming in?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 22-Jun-11, 04:42:22 pm
Wow! Couldn't tell if it was Quest or Kendal (I think Quest, though), but I just witnessed a fantastic aerial battle between falcon and seagull. The seagull persisted for quite some time and there were many loops and dives: acrobatics galore! Like watching a scene from Top Gun (well...sort of!). Finally they flew off in opposite directions, but I thought that seagull was going to wind up on the ground. Amazing.

Could it be that Harlequin is demanding "bigger dinner"? ;)

Top Gun indeed!  You haven't been a member here long enough to know about the pix Shaky used to create for us...and I'm sure you heard a few people mention that Kendal looks like Kaver, Quest's father.

And so, I present to you (and all the other newbies here) the classic Shaky pic, Top Gun...



OH, EI!!!!!!!!  I love love love the picture of Kaver!!!  So handsome!!!!  The best dad!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 22-Jun-11, 05:43:28 pm
Top Gun indeed!  You haven't been a member here long enough to know about the pix Shaky used to create for us...and I'm sure you heard a few people mention that Kendal looks like Kaver, Quest's father.

And so, I present to you (and all the other newbies here) the classic Shaky pic, Top Gun...



Ha ha...that's brilliant!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Jun-11, 06:05:23 pm
Top Gun indeed!  You haven't been a member here long enough to know about the pix Shaky used to create for us...and I'm sure you heard a few people mention that Kendal looks like Kaver, Quest's father.

And so, I present to you (and all the other newbies here) the classic Shaky pic, Top Gun...



Ha ha...that's brilliant!

And that is the pic I have saved for my Tattoo! Some day, I will get it. It's so... "Kaver"  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 22-Jun-11, 07:59:22 pm
Hey, Donna!  I am getting a falcon ankle tattoo this summer from my new tattoo artist friend. He is designing it from one of my photos - the Jersey City female (Athena) dive bombing us during chick check last year. 

And to my falcon friends in Rochester with the fake tattoos, that is the reason.  Everyone just loves the tattoo pic from last year.  Too bad it washed off.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Jun-11, 08:05:32 pm
Hey, Donna!  I am getting a falcon ankle tattoo this summer from my new tattoo artist friend. He is designing it from one of my photos - the Jersey City female (Athena) dive bombing us during chick check last year. 

And to my falcon friends in Rochester with the fake tattoos, that is the reason.  Everyone just loves the tattoo pic from last year.  Too bad it washed off.

Very nice Bonnie. Can't wait to see yours. Then I'll go for mine!  :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 22-Jun-11, 08:16:17 pm


Everytime I see this pose I think of the great movie line...

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"  :silly:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 22-Jun-11, 08:26:36 pm
 :falcon2:   Ooooh, poor baby.  Sent to the corner. Stole a cookie from the cookie jar, did she?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 22-Jun-11, 08:39:51 pm


Everytime I see this pose I think of the great movie line...

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"  :silly:

I love that movie and yes...that fits the bill!!  :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 22-Jun-11, 08:47:45 pm


Everytime I see this pose I think of the great movie line...

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"  :silly:

"Dirty Dancing"!  One of my all time favorites!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 22-Jun-11, 09:35:07 pm
Thanks so much everyone for the warm welcome! And that video by MAK is wonderful!

Just so nobody freaks like I did when I turned the cam on this a.m., Harlequin is still there! I worried all the way in to work, but am happy to say she's flattened out like a pancake, snoozing, just outside the frame on the right! Hopefully someone adjusts the camera soon. I don't see Quest or Kendal yet this a.m., but they're likely off grabbing some snacks for Harlequin (whom I've affectionately been calling "Chubbalub"). :)

 :hello: Kat and welcome to the forum! I love the nickname "Chubbalub"!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 22-Jun-11, 10:20:51 pm
Wow! Couldn't tell if it was Quest or Kendal (I think Quest, though), but I just witnessed a fantastic aerial battle between falcon and seagull. The seagull persisted for quite some time and there were many loops and dives: acrobatics galore! Like watching a scene from Top Gun (well...sort of!). Finally they flew off in opposite directions, but I thought that seagull was going to wind up on the ground. Amazing.

Could it be that Harlequin is demanding "bigger dinner"? ;)

Welcome to the forum Kat.   :clap: ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 22-Jun-11, 10:56:08 pm


Everytime I see this pose I think of the great movie line...

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"  :silly:

That's funny, ei!   Great movie.  Loved Patrick Swayze in that and in Ghost!  
Great caption for that pic, and all of the pics of Harlie sitting in the corner to feel safe.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 06:41:47 am
Quest feeds Harlie her breakfast.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 06:50:35 am
Quest and Kendal don't bother anyone walking up the sidewalk? Surprising with the nest so low. Watching her on cam the day of banding, (with so many people walking by), she didn't seem to care. Then again, she was to busy looking up all day.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 07:05:31 am
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

Hey cool, there's Joyce in the video, can't miss her long lens!! Tim, Lynda's husband in there also. I watched it a few times as I always miss something and yup, I sure did.  :clap: I should have noticed that long lens!!  :-[


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 08:28:59 am
Has anyone been watching the cam this morning? Harlequin is missing! Quest and Kendal are perched at opposite ends of our building (across from the scrape ledge) and are making lots of noise. I went out and walked all around. Couldn't see anything from the ground. VERY UPSET.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 08:34:27 am
OMG, I saw Quest feed her then she followed Quest to the edge and then she disappeared. I thought she walked to the other end of the ledge!!! She has to be there somewhere. Look in the bushes below or trees. I just said to MAK, I hope she didn't fall off. Oh please, find her.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 08:38:16 am
Okay...after doing two walkabouts, looking out through the telescope on the top floor, and calling and e-mailing the CPF (they're not in the office yet), we heard from a guy in our building, who has a view from the far end, high up, that Harlequin is squished in behind the nest tray. I'm hoping this is true and am hoping to confirm this!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 08:40:02 am
OMG, I saw Quest feed her then she followed Quest to the edge and then she disappeared. I thought she walked to the other end of the ledge!!! She has to be there somewhere. Look in the bushes below or trees. I just said to MAK, I hope she didn't fall off. Oh please, find her.

Good to know you saw her this morning, Donna! I would imagine if she'd fallen off the ledge, we'd have seen her on the ground. This helps me to believe that she is, indeed, hiding behind the tray. Ugh.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 08:42:56 am
Okay...after doing two walkabouts, looking out through the telescope on the top floor, and calling and e-mailing the CPF (they're not in the office yet), we heard from a guy in our building, who has a view from the far end, high up, that Harlequin is squished in behind the nest tray. I'm hoping this is true and am hoping to confirm this!!

Oh wow, that's exactly what MAK said on the phone. I can't see it on cam and she's not moving if she's there. YIKES! Is there room BEHIND the tray? Maybe she's stuck! Plus, Quest would have been there looking. Oh boy!

Kat, I posted pics from this am, if you scroll down, you will see them.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 08:44:18 am
OMG, I saw Quest feed her then she followed Quest to the edge and then she disappeared. I thought she walked to the other end of the ledge!!! She has to be there somewhere. Look in the bushes below or trees. I just said to MAK, I hope she didn't fall off. Oh please, find her.

Good to know you saw her this morning, Donna! I would imagine if she'd fallen off the ledge, we'd have seen her on the ground. This helps me to believe that she is, indeed, hiding behind the tray. Ugh.

Thank goodness for you getting those pics of Quest feeding Harlie this morning.   She was there.  I have to believe that she is behind that nest tray.  Oh please...... :angel:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 08:46:20 am
Okay...after doing two walkabouts, looking out through the telescope on the top floor, and calling and e-mailing the CPF (they're not in the office yet), we heard from a guy in our building, who has a view from the far end, high up, that Harlequin is squished in behind the nest tray. I'm hoping this is true and am hoping to confirm this!!

Oh wow, that's exactly what MAK said on the phone. I can't see it on cam and she's not moving if she's there. YIKES! Is there room BEHIND the tray? Maybe she's stuck! Plus, Quest would have been there looking. Oh boy!

Kat, I posted pics from this am, if you scroll down, you will see them.

The tray design is the same as the Sheraton & I have posted pics of the eyases squeezing in between the tray & the wall


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 08:48:17 am
Okay...after doing two walkabouts, looking out through the telescope on the top floor, and calling and e-mailing the CPF (they're not in the office yet), we heard from a guy in our building, who has a view from the far end, high up, that Harlequin is squished in behind the nest tray. I'm hoping this is true and am hoping to confirm this!!

Oh wow, that's exactly what MAK said on the phone. I can't see it on cam and she's not moving if she's there. YIKES! Is there room BEHIND the tray? Maybe she's stuck! Plus, Quest would have been there looking. Oh boy!

Kat, I posted pics from this am, if you scroll down, you will see them.

The tray design is the same as the Sheraton & I have posted pics of the eyases squeezing in between the tray & the wall

From the cam view, it looks like the nest is butted up against the wall. Maybe not. They can flatten out.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 08:49:45 am
Okay...after doing two walkabouts, looking out through the telescope on the top floor, and calling and e-mailing the CPF (they're not in the office yet), we heard from a guy in our building, who has a view from the far end, high up, that Harlequin is squished in behind the nest tray. I'm hoping this is true and am hoping to confirm this!!

Oh wow, that's exactly what MAK said on the phone. I can't see it on cam and she's not moving if she's there. YIKES! Is there room BEHIND the tray? Maybe she's stuck! Plus, Quest would have been there looking. Oh boy!

Kat, I posted pics from this am, if you scroll down, you will see them.

The tray design is the same as the Sheraton & I have posted pics of the eyases squeezing in between the tray & the wall

This is good to hear. I just saw both Quest and Kendal fly over there. Kendal stood on the ledge for a moment and then both he and Quest flew back to their perch on top of our building. In any regard, I left messages with the CPF, so hopefully someone will come out and help if Harlequin is stuck back there. Oh...this is nerveracking!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 08:50:25 am
The tray design is the same as the Sheraton & I have posted pics of the eyases squeezing in between the tray & the wall
From the cam view, it looks like the nest is butted up against the wall. Maybe not. They can flatten out.

It's as far away from the wall as the edge of the base


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 23-Jun-11, 09:00:58 am
I'm sure Miss H. will show up shortly.

BTW, if you think it's hard keeping track of her now, wait until she fledges. Now is the time for Harlequin workers to get together with their neighbors across the street and contact the experts at CPF about organizing a fledge watch in a few weeks. Get some practice in the meantime by volunteering to help with watches at other Toronto sites. I'm sure CPF will welcome the help.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:08:48 am
Okay...after doing two walkabouts, looking out through the telescope on the top floor, and calling and e-mailing the CPF (they're not in the office yet), we heard from a guy in our building, who has a view from the far end, high up, that Harlequin is squished in behind the nest tray. I'm hoping this is true and am hoping to confirm this!!

Oh wow, that's exactly what MAK said on the phone. I can't see it on cam and she's not moving if she's there. YIKES! Is there room BEHIND the tray? Maybe she's stuck! Plus, Quest would have been there looking. Oh boy!

Kat, I posted pics from this am, if you scroll down, you will see them.

The tray design is the same as the Sheraton & I have posted pics of the eyases squeezing in between the tray & the wall

This is good to hear. I just saw both Quest and Kendal fly over there. Kendal stood on the ledge for a moment and then both he and Quest flew back to their perch on top of our building. In any regard, I left messages with the CPF, so hopefully someone will come out and help if Harlequin is stuck back there. Oh...this is nerveracking!

It sure is Kat and welcome to the world of Falcons. I think if we could, we would all be wearing heart monitors this time of year! When I read your first post, the alarm on the monitor would be going off.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:10:59 am
The last I saw Harlie was at 6:40am, after her breakfast.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 09:11:30 am
There she is!  All the way on the right


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:13:12 am
 :scaredblue: Well Ok then! There she is!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 09:13:52 am
There she is!  All the way on the right


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:14:40 am
 goodnews: :phew:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:18:18 am
We do love our falcons!  :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 09:20:07 am
Well, I feel pretty silly now! The vantage point I have is angled, so the concrete section that sticks out from the building was blocking my view of Harlequin, who was nestled in the corner. Oh boy...is this what it's going to be like when she tries to fly?! I don't know if I have the nerves for this!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 09:22:46 am
 :phew: :angel: :heart:
Thank goodness.  Was she there the entire time?   
Shaky put the  :phew:  in just in time!   
All is well that ends well! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:23:59 am
Well, I feel pretty silly now! The vantage point I have is angled, so the concrete section that sticks out from the building was blocking my view of Harlequin, who was nestled in the corner. Oh boy...is this what it's going to be like when she tries to fly?! I don't know if I have the nerves for this!!

It's all good Kat, your not the first and certainly won't be the last. Oh and CPF is so used to this. I feel your concern. Like Shaky said, get some practice in now and be prepared for fledge!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 09:24:37 am
:phew: :angel: :heart:
Thank goodness.  Was she there the entire time?   
Shaky put the  :phew:  in just in time!   
All is well that ends well! 

Yep...she was there the whole time. I still don't know what Quest and Kendal were freaking out about. Probably me walking around the building!!  :stupid:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 09:30:13 am
:phew: :angel: :heart:
Thank goodness.  Was she there the entire time?   
Shaky put the  :phew:  in just in time!   
All is well that ends well! 

Yep...she was there the whole time. I still don't know what Quest and Kendal were freaking out about. Probably me walking around the building!!  :stupid:

Don't feel silly!  They get themselves into some strange situations and our views are sometimes blocked.
Get your sneakers ready for fledge time!   Talk about nervous. 
We're just so glad you are there to provide on the spot narrative of what's going on.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 09:33:50 am
Well, I feel pretty silly now! The vantage point I have is angled, so the concrete section that sticks out from the building was blocking my view of Harlequin, who was nestled in the corner. Oh boy...is this what it's going to be like when she tries to fly?! I don't know if I have the nerves for this!!
Do NOT feel silly, kat...we have all done the exact same thing over the years...for example...this is the view from 2 of our cameras. (Click on the thumbnail to elarge)

(http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/MainCamera_Thumbnail/20110623/MainCamera_Thumbnail_20110623-092200.jpg) (http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/MainCamera/20110623/MainCamera_20110623-092200.jpg)  

See the ledge on the left...where it goes back beside the nest box?  Had one hiding in the tiny corner not visible on cam on the back right of that ledge last year for HOURS!  Finally saw a bit of a tail feather and we all went  :phew:

 (http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1_Thumbnail/20110623/Camera1_Thumbnail_20110623-092200.jpg) (http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1/20110623/Camera1_20110623-092200.jpg)

See the wooden "crib rails" around the platform?  Had one laying on the platform on the other side of the far rail right near the spacer block of wood.  Could NOT see a bird there for the longest time until a head popped up...and we all went :phew:

And in the days of 5 eyases...ARRGH!  They are masters at hiding behind one another!



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 23-Jun-11, 09:38:53 am
Yep...she was there the whole time. I still don't know what Quest and Kendal were freaking out about. Probably me walking around the building!!  :stupid:

Look for places in your building where you can see the entire ledge in case the camera goes down or the operator zooms it in again. If you can't get access to those areas, find someone who can and arrange a method of contacting them when Harlie is out of view.

Try to avoid walking under the ledge.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 23-Jun-11, 09:39:11 am
Kat, don't feel silly at all!!!! This is how we all are! If she is like her mama, fledging will be interesting!  I was checking the Toronto weather forecast lots last night cause I saw a line of thunderstorms moving in and I was worried!!

Shaky's comment is important-- best to organize a fledge watch with CPF!  And we are here for all of you for that first fledge week especially!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 09:47:47 am
Yep...she was there the whole time. I still don't know what Quest and Kendal were freaking out about. Probably me walking around the building!!  :stupid:

Look for places in your building where you can see the entire ledge in case the camera goes down or the operator zooms it in again. If you can't get access to those areas, find someone who can and arrange a method of contacting them when Harlie is out of view.

Try to avoid walking under the ledge.

Will do. I've already made contact with someone who can see the whole ledge *and* has a telescope trained on the scrape! Will avoid walking around the building again. We deemed this an emergency!

Thanks so much for the advice you've all given me!!

And...looking at the photos of the nest box you guys have set up: well, they're living it up at the Ritz, compared to our little family. Is that a ramp installed on the side?!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: dale on 23-Jun-11, 09:48:53 am
Try to avoid walking under the ledge.

relevant quote from a fledge watch summary on the Evanston board by Neal N.:

"My most compassionate act of the day: suggesting to two human lovebirds that they might want to relocate from the bench directly below the flower box containing three Peregrine Falcon chicks."


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 23-Jun-11, 09:55:14 am
Try to avoid walking under the ledge.

relevant quote from a fledge watch summary on the Evanston board by Neal N.:

"My most compassionate act of the day: suggesting to two human lovebirds that they might want to relocate from the bench directly below the flower box containing three Peregrine Falcon chicks."

 :hysterical: :rofl: :2funny:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:57:25 am
Try to avoid walking under the ledge.

relevant quote from a fledge watch summary on the Evanston board by Neal N.:

"My most compassionate act of the day: suggesting to two human lovebirds that they might want to relocate from the bench directly below the flower box containing three Peregrine Falcon chicks."

 :hysterical: :rofl: :2funny:

I heard it's good luck to get Poohed on!  :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 23-Jun-11, 09:59:51 am
Try to avoid walking under the ledge.

relevant quote from a fledge watch summary on the Evanston board by Neal N.:

"My most compassionate act of the day: suggesting to two human lovebirds that they might want to relocate from the bench directly below the flower box containing three Peregrine Falcon chicks."

 :hysterical: :rofl: :2funny:

I heard it's good luck to get Poohed on!  :devil:
It is not!  Even as an 8-year old, I cussed a blue streak!   :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 10:01:28 am
Yep...she was there the whole time. I still don't know what Quest and Kendal were freaking out about. Probably me walking around the building!!  :stupid:

Look for places in your building where you can see the entire ledge in case the camera goes down or the operator zooms it in again. If you can't get access to those areas, find someone who can and arrange a method of contacting them when Harlie is out of view.

Try to avoid walking under the ledge.

Will do. I've already made contact with someone who can see the whole ledge *and* has a telescope trained on the scrape! Will avoid walking around the building again. We deemed this an emergency!

Thanks so much for the advice you've all given me!!

And...looking at the photos of the nest box you guys have set up: well, they're living it up at the Ritz, compared to our little family. Is that a ramp installed on the side?!

It sure is a ramp Kat, just in case one of the juvies falls into the well, they can climb back up. With only 1 clutch of 2 so far at that site, none fell in.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 23-Jun-11, 10:05:31 am
Is that a ramp installed on the side?!

Yep. The well is over 2m deep and quite narrow. If an eyas fell down there, it would not be able to get back up without the ramp.

(http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1_Thumbnail/20110623/Camera1_Thumbnail_20110623-100100.jpg) (http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1/20110623/Camera1_20110623-100100.jpg) (http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1_Thumbnail/20110623/Camera1_Thumbnail_20110623-100800.jpg) (http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1/20110623/Camera1_20110623-100800.jpg) Nest box is well above the top of the door.

(http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1_Thumbnail/20110623/Camera1_Thumbnail_20110623-100200.jpg) (http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1/20110623/Camera1_20110623-100200.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 10:10:02 am
It sure is a ramp Kat, just in case one of the juvies falls into the well, they can climb back up. With only 1 clutch of 2 so far at that site, none fell in.

That's amazing. The Rochester Ritz!

I think the CPF are planning to "ramp things up" next year.  ;) And probably provide a covered nest box, which would be wonderful.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 10:31:27 am
It sure is a ramp Kat, just in case one of the juvies falls into the well, they can climb back up. With only 1 clutch of 2 so far at that site, none fell in.

That's amazing. The Rochester Ritz!

I think the CPF are planning to "ramp things up" next year.  ;) And probably provide a covered nest box, which would be wonderful.

Donna where was the nest box that was pictured just this spring?   It had a shingled roof or something like that.  Pretty elaborate.  Was that Water Street in NYC?  Find a picture of that one!   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 10:50:12 am
It sure is a ramp Kat, just in case one of the juvies falls into the well, they can climb back up. With only 1 clutch of 2 so far at that site, none fell in.

That's amazing. The Rochester Ritz!

I think the CPF are planning to "ramp things up" next year.  ;) And probably provide a covered nest box, which would be wonderful.

Donna where was the nest box that was pictured just this spring?   It had a shingled roof or something like that.  Pretty elaborate.  Was that Water Street in NYC?  Find a picture of that one!   

Was it the new box in Jersey City?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 10:53:23 am
It sure is a ramp Kat, just in case one of the juvies falls into the well, they can climb back up. With only 1 clutch of 2 so far at that site, none fell in.

That's amazing. The Rochester Ritz!

I think the CPF are planning to "ramp things up" next year.  ;) And probably provide a covered nest box, which would be wonderful.

Donna where was the nest box that was pictured just this spring?   It had a shingled roof or something


 like that.  Pretty elaborate.  Was that Water Street in NYC?  Find a picture of that one!   

Was it the new box in Jersey City?

Maybe it was in Jersey City.   It was large and shingled or sided.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 23-Jun-11, 10:58:13 am
Was it the new box in Jersey City?
Yes, Bonnie posted it.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 23-Jun-11, 11:09:16 am
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

Hey cool, there's Joyce in the video, can't miss her long lens!! Tim, Lynda's husband in there also. I watched it a few times as I always miss something and yup, I sure did.  :clap: I should have noticed that long lens!!  :-[

And here's a story on Harlequin's site about the banding. Susan C and MAK are in the background of the picture of CEO Donna Hayes.

http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/shes-been-banded-harlequin-the-peregrines-big-day/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/shes-been-banded-harlequin-the-peregrines-big-day/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 11:21:52 am
Was it the new box in Jersey City?
Yes, Bonnie posted it.



Now THAT'S a nestbox fit for a Queen!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 11:27:37 am
The banding went very smoothly. Quest wasn't all that aggressive.  Kendal was absent until the very end. I'll let others post the details.

Here is a Toronto CityNews video of the event: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388 (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/videos/138388)

Hey cool, there's Joyce in the video, can't miss her long lens!! Tim, Lynda's husband in there also. I watched it a few times as I always miss something and yup, I sure did.  :clap: I should have noticed that long lens!!  :-[

And here's a story on Harlequin's site about the banding. Susan C and MAK are in the background of the picture of CEO Donna Hayes.

http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/shes-been-banded-harlequin-the-peregrines-big-day/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/shes-been-banded-harlequin-the-peregrines-big-day/)

Thanks Shaky, what a great story they tell!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 11:51:47 am
I think Harlie likes her "spot o shade" Quest in nest box.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 11:55:11 am
Harlie flapping, so darn cute!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 11:58:15 am
Hi Ma, did ya bring me food??


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 23-Jun-11, 12:15:21 pm
Braveheart - it was Kat who posted about Harlie.  I only wish I was there observing from the Harlequin Building!  I had also posted that I was wondering where Harlie was. :-)    -margaret

Sorry Margret I make a mistake -was trying to get out of house to be somewhere. TY to Kat for letting us know & I see Harlie giving a scare this morning.  i apologize but i don't know how to do that blue box thing - I will try to learn.

TY again to Kat for updating on Harlie location. i  :heart: her


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 01:11:52 pm
Braveheart - it was Kat who posted about Harlie.  I only wish I was there observing from the Harlequin Building!  I had also posted that I was wondering where Harlie was. :-)    -margaret

Sorry Margret I make a mistake -was trying to get out of house to be somewhere. TY to Kat for letting us know & I see Harlie giving a scare this morning.  i apologize but i don't know how to do that blue box thing - I will try to learn.

TY again to Kat for updating on Harlie location. i  :heart: her

I don't always get the blue box right either :-)    Usually a mod will fix it though :-)   
To include  it, just click on "reply with quote"  instead of reply. :-)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 01:20:39 pm
!!! A Spectacular Banding Event and a very successful day! It’s a girl, baby officially named Harlequin!
June 21, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

Banding Day!

June 21st -2011

We must apologize for the delays in posting the great news of the banding event that took place on Tuesday June 21st as we have all been busy in the streets with ongoing fledge watches and many rescues in the streets at several other nest sites. We are all putting in some very long days and late nights in the streets as some of the other fledglings just can’t stay of trouble and have found themselves at ground level in the streets needing our assistance to get back to the nest ledges.

We are still awaiting many of the photos to come in that were took during banding event and its going to take us a little more time to assemble all of the great photos and our notes to be able to do a complete posting of the days events.

This is a stressful time for us all with five different fledge watches on the go from the William Osler nest site in the north west end of Etobicoke to downtown Toronto to the extreme east end of Toronto in Scarborough, and several in between. Its always very difficult to handle on-going fledge watches with overlapping bandings going on at the dame time.

Please bear with us, as always, our first priority is with the young fledglings in the streets that are all at huge risks while on the ground unable to get back to their safety of their parents and the nest ledges.

In the interim, the young Don Mills hatchling of Quest and Kendal weighted in at a healthy 735 grams, banded today at 21 days old with a Black 54 over X band,, clearly identified as a female,, named Harlequin!

With several hundred people in attendance, including the Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Ontario Minister of the of Natural Resources, Donna Hayes the president and CEO of Harlequin, Harlequin staff, press and media, many CPF corporate sponsors and partners, our good friends from Rochester New York and many other invites and spectators along with CPF volunteers in attendance, it was an incredibly successful banding day!

Please stay tuned,, as there is much more to come with regards to the banding event!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 23-Jun-11, 03:42:34 pm
Braveheart - it was Kat who posted about Harlie.  I only wish I was there observing from the Harlequin Building!  I had also posted that I was wondering where Harlie was. :-)    -margaret

Sorry Margret I make a mistake -was trying to get out of house to be somewhere. TY to Kat for letting us know & I see Harlie giving a scare this morning.  i apologize but i don't know how to do that blue box thing - I will try to learn.

TY again to Kat for updating on Harlie location. i  :heart: her

I don't always get the blue box right either :-)    Usually a mod will fix it though :-)   
To include  it, just click on "reply with quote"  instead of reply. :-)
:
I always wondered how the blue box worked.  I think I know now ?!  :>)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 23-Jun-11, 03:49:04 pm
I forgot to sign my name to the blue box thingy.
Lola    :-*
Braveheart - it was Kat who posted about Harlie.  I only wish I was there observing from the Harlequin Building!  I had also posted that I was wondering where Harlie was. :-)    -margaret

Sorry Margret I make a mistake -was trying to get out of house to be somewhere. TY to Kat for letting us know & I see Harlie giving a scare this morning.  i apologize but i don't know how to do that blue box thing - I will try to learn.

TY again to Kat for updating on Harlie location. i  :heart: her

I don't always get the blue box right either :-)    Usually a mod will fix it though :-)   
To include  it, just click on "reply with quote"  instead of reply. :-)
:
I always wondered how the blue box worked.  I think I know now ?!  : >)


Oops, maybe I don't know.   
Lola
:confused:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 23-Jun-11, 04:00:48 pm
Thanks, Shaky!!!  What a sweet story!  Baby Harlie has dual citizenship!!!!!!!  And how precious that the folks have banded themselves too!!!  I like these folks!!!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: nwfloridafalconfan on 23-Jun-11, 04:21:15 pm
"And here's a story on Harlequin's site about the banding. Susan C and MAK are in the background of the picture of CEO Donna Hayes.   http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/shes-been-banded-harlequin-the-peregrines-big-day/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/shes-been-banded-harlequin-the-peregrines-big-day/)  "


I see the Harlequin Folks use the Canadian "ey" to spell Harlie.   :)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 04:32:51 pm


Just for the record, I caught Harlie walking into the corner for a nap...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 04:33:18 pm
Speaking of Harlie, she's been very un-active today, spending most of her time in that far right corner.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jun-11, 04:42:39 pm
Speaking of Harlie, she's been very un-active today, spending most of her time in that far right corner.

Big corner over there...who knows what she's been up to...   :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 06:01:35 pm
Dinner time for Harlequin!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 06:11:55 pm
Quest takes off with the remains of dinner!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 09:22:33 pm
Nite little Harlequin, make sure your in the cameras view tomorrow morning when Kat comes into work.  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 23-Jun-11, 10:25:20 pm
Nite little Harlequin, make sure your in the cameras view tomorrow morning when Kat comes into work.  :wub:

 ;D :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 10:49:13 pm
Quest has been hiding in that right hand corner of the ledge today - after scaring all of us -- but she's been having a growth spurt!   She grew over night!

She did have a quiet kind of day. 
Sleep well, little Harlie/Harley.  I LOVE her dual citizenship!   A model of what international relations can be!



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 23-Jun-11, 10:50:31 pm
Nite little Harlequin, make sure your in the cameras view tomorrow morning when Kat comes into work.  :wub:

 ;D :heart:

Hee hee! (eep!)

Also: I've just uploaded a small set of photos I took at the banding on my Flickr page, here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/sets/72157627033418932/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/sets/72157627033418932/)

I'm sure we'll be seeing lots more, as there was quite an array of photographers at the event.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 23-Jun-11, 10:52:48 pm
Well, I feel pretty silly now! The vantage point I have is angled, so the concrete section that sticks out from the building was blocking my view of Harlequin, who was nestled in the corner. Oh boy...is this what it's going to be like when she tries to fly?! I don't know if I have the nerves for this!!

Kat - You are officially a Falcon-mom now.  It never gets any easier I'm afraid and when Harlequin is ready to fledge, you'll be  :scaredblue:

Remember, they are built for speed.  Their first flights are usually ok, but they tire quickly and they have no idea how to land.  We have seen many fledglings miss landings and hit windows and buildings and slide down roofs.  All you can do is keep an eye on her and help if needed.

My guess for a first flight will be directly at your building.  Are there ledges on your windows?  Someone may get a visitor.  If this happens, make sure everyone knows to not get too close to her.  It may scare her and force her to take off again before she's ready.  Once she lands (hopefully safely), she'll rest for a little while before trying again.  Thankfully there are not a lot of tall, glass covered buildings around you, like Rhea Mae's little ones have to deal with.
 
Quest and Kendal will attempt to get her to fly again, with fly-bys and food.  She will fly again, when she's ready.

After those first flights, she'll get stronger and learn to land on those big yellow feet.

I won't lie.  Watching a Peregrine fledge is not easy on the nerves, but it won't be long before she is flying strong, chasing mom and dad and snatching food from them mid-air.  It is so incredible to witness this.

Enjoy!  I envy you.   :happy:

and please do not hesitate to ask any questions.  The CPF will be with you all the way.

Carol P.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 23-Jun-11, 11:00:56 pm
Nite little Harlequin, make sure your in the cameras view tomorrow morning when Kat comes into work.  :wub:

 ;D :heart:

Hee hee! (eep!)
Also: I've just uploaded a small set of photos I took at the banding on my Flickr page, here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/sets/72157627033418932/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/sets/72157627033418932/)

I'm sure we'll be seeing lots more, as there was quite an array of photographers at the event.

Thanks for posting this great album of Harley's banding day,  Kat!   :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jun-11, 11:10:06 pm
Love the pics and captions Kat, especially the bucket weighing pic!! Such a girl! Thank you. Hope Harlequin graces you with her presence tomorrow.  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 23-Jun-11, 11:49:11 pm
Nite little Harlequin, make sure your in the cameras view tomorrow morning when Kat comes into work.  :wub:

 ;D :heart:

Hee hee! (eep!)

Also: I've just uploaded a small set of photos I took at the banding on my Flickr page, here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/sets/72157627033418932/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryhank/sets/72157627033418932/)

I'm sure we'll be seeing lots more, as there was quite an array of photographers at the event.
Nice photos, Kat.   That had to be so exciting.  Harlie looks so big in the pics!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 24-Jun-11, 05:30:27 am
 :wave: Thanks Kat those are great pics!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Jun-11, 07:01:33 am
Good Morning Harlequin!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Jun-11, 08:59:00 am
Harlequin napping...what else is new? Momma feeds her so much, she can't move! Weigh her now!!  :devil:  :heart: Oh, I'm teasing, she just likes her sleep!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Jun-11, 10:01:00 am
Hanging out together!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 24-Jun-11, 12:09:08 pm
Good Morning Harlequin!

My goodness in that last pic Harlie looks bigger than Quest!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 24-Jun-11, 06:28:48 pm
Good Morning Harlequin!

My goodness in that last pic Harlie looks bigger than Quest!  :heart:
Are you guys sure that is Quest and not Kendal? I don't see an antenna.  :confused:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Jun-11, 06:41:32 pm
Could be Kendal but this was right around the feeding time of Harlie this am. Quest was feeding and she stayed for a few then took off with the leftovers.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-11, 09:48:15 am
Look who decided to grace us with her presence! Miss sleepy head.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-11, 09:50:06 am
Back into her nook!  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 25-Jun-11, 12:43:53 pm
Kat TY for the banding photos- they were great   :thumbsup:


I sometimes can't see Quest's antenna because of the lighting i think


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 25-Jun-11, 12:48:20 pm


Just when I think I'm not going to see Harlie today, up she pops...



...stretches her wings...



...and back into the corner!   :lurker:




Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-11, 01:06:48 pm
She's being a little lurker over there in that corner!! She needs a playmate.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 25-Jun-11, 01:09:15 pm
She's being a little lurker over there in that corner!! She needs a playmate.

Any volunteers?  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-11, 01:40:32 pm
She's being a little lurker over there in that corner!! She needs a playmate.

Any volunteers?  ;D

I'll go sit on the ledge with a hard hat on and play!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Jun-11, 01:58:27 pm
Lil stinker is in the nest!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 26-Jun-11, 06:03:31 am
Harlequin is up! 5:50am


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 26-Jun-11, 07:01:27 am
Harlequin is up! 5:50am

Kids! Can't they even manage to sleep in at weekends??


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 26-Jun-11, 11:29:44 am
Baby Harlequin doing well.
June 25, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

A quick spot check of the camera this morning has little Harlequin doing the same thing that most of the little ones at this age doing, trying to get out of the blustery winds, the direct sun and rain. Now that she is mobile and much older (and bigger) and can no longer be brooded by Quest given her increased size and body mass, the resident adults are not spending as much time on the nest ledge with her which is quite normal at this stage.

At this age, the hatchlings are able in part to better regulate their own body temperature, and as you can clearly see, she is very mobile and moving around on the nest ledge. She can move her position in and out of the sun, wind and rain allowing her to warm-up and cool down when she needs to. The thick heavy down acts both like an insulation from both the heat and the cold. Should there be any driving rain, you will see Quest back on the ledge sheltering her.

Both Quest and Kendal are although very close should any received threat present itself that would require their attention. Their parents in typical peregrine fashion, are roosting in a place that offers them a direct line of sight to the nest ledge, and as they have demonstrated on more than enough occasions, can get to the nest in seconds!!

You can now see Harlequins juvenile flight feathers clearly peeking out from beneath her thick down and you should almost notice a visible change on a daily basis as they continue to grow longer.
Stay tuned……
Posted on June 26, 2011 10:22 am
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 26-Jun-11, 11:35:54 am


Harlie peeking around the corner


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 26-Jun-11, 11:57:59 am


Harlie peeking around the corner

"Am I on yet? No? What's my cue? I am new to this!"


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 26-Jun-11, 02:53:40 pm


I wonder what's going on?  Quest seems to have parked Harlie in the corner & is standing guard...probably nothing serious, but...well, what Mark said about being there in a flash...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 26-Jun-11, 08:31:17 pm
Harlequin tests her wings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVCtO0x-c_k#)

Harlie stretches her wings!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 26-Jun-11, 09:16:05 pm
Mommy Quest and Daddy Kendal will not let her fledge before her time.  You can bet on that one.  Although it is nerve racking to watch them practice closer to the ledge edge.  Water St parents keep them close to the building until just time to fledge.  Somehow peregrine parents just know.  Let's trust in Quest and Kendal.  And of course Harlequin and CPF and Rochester watchers.  Like, yee Gods, there are enough of you around the world watching 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 26-Jun-11, 09:29:27 pm
Ei--she is just a bit of a girl isn't she--even w/ the flapping of wings
hope she has the sense to listen to her parents


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 27-Jun-11, 03:36:33 pm
Hello all!

Let's see if I can succeed at attaching a photo here. First time trying!

I've been taking screenshots every Monday since Harlequin was born....

Cheers!
kat


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Penelope99 on 27-Jun-11, 03:50:05 pm
Wowww!!!   Good idea kat!!!   Thanks!
She is bigger than her mom now!!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 27-Jun-11, 03:58:10 pm
Hello all!

Let's see if I can succeed at attaching a photo here. First time trying!

I've been taking screenshots every Monday since Harlequin was born....

Cheers!
kat

Excellent!  The fluff is going quickly!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jun-11, 04:00:30 pm
Goof job Kat, my she has grown huh?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 27-Jun-11, 04:07:02 pm
OMG!!  Especially between photo 3 and 4-- she just grew!!!!!  Sweet baby and mama!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 27-Jun-11, 04:15:06 pm
They grow so fast-love the pantaloons!  Thanks, Kat!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 27-Jun-11, 04:22:32 pm
Love your photos Kat, what a sweetie she is.  I'm a big fan of the pantaloons too.. :wub:  I can't believe how big she is..checking in on her now on cam and she seems to be chit chatting to mom ...putting in her dinner menu request no dbout  :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 27-Jun-11, 04:25:03 pm
Look hat me I'm a big girlie !  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 27-Jun-11, 04:42:03 pm
Mom, what's that thing sticking out of your back.  Am I gonna grow one of those, too?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 27-Jun-11, 05:33:54 pm
Kat - You are officially a Falcon-mom now.  It never gets any easier I'm afraid and when Harlequin is ready to fledge, you'll be  :scaredblue:

Remember, they are built for speed.  Their first flights are usually ok, but they tire quickly and they have no idea how to land.  We have seen many fledglings miss landings and hit windows and buildings and slide down roofs.  All you can do is keep an eye on her and help if needed.

My guess for a first flight will be directly at your building.  Are there ledges on your windows?  Someone may get a visitor.  If this happens, make sure everyone knows to not get too close to her.  It may scare her and force her to take off again before she's ready.  Once she lands (hopefully safely), she'll rest for a little while before trying again.  Thankfully there are not a lot of tall, glass covered buildings around you, like Rhea Mae's little ones have to deal with.
 
Quest and Kendal will attempt to get her to fly again, with fly-bys and food.  She will fly again, when she's ready.

After those first flights, she'll get stronger and learn to land on those big yellow feet.

I won't lie.  Watching a Peregrine fledge is not easy on the nerves, but it won't be long before she is flying strong, chasing mom and dad and snatching food from them mid-air.  It is so incredible to witness this.

Enjoy!  I envy you.   :happy:

and please do not hesitate to ask any questions.  The CPF will be with you all the way.

Carol P.

Thanks so much for guiding me through this Carol! I'll be seeking the support of everyone here as I watch those first couple of attempts, no doubt! There are no ledges on our building, so hopefully she doesn't take a notion to fly toward us. Ack. Can't she just stay the way she is forever?!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carla on 27-Jun-11, 06:35:41 pm
Great Pics Kat,she's fabulous.Greetings Carla


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 27-Jun-11, 06:46:57 pm
Kat, can you put landing platforms out of some of those windows?   :D. Seriously, you will stop breathing when she first flies.  Which direction do Quest and Kendal come in from?  She will copy them and try to follow.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jun-11, 07:26:40 pm
Some pics from today. Harlie is a huge girl...look out Kendal when she comes at you for food.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jun-11, 07:27:43 pm
2 more


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: grannywood on 27-Jun-11, 09:21:07 pm
Just catching up on some pics.  Here is a look back at Harlequin's Banding day.  Hope you enjoy !

http://tinyurl.com/44jradk (http://tinyurl.com/44jradk)

Dana


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jun-11, 09:33:00 pm
Dana, you really took some great pics. Love the Quest pics. Well done! Thank you.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 27-Jun-11, 09:50:58 pm
Beautiful pictures Dana.  11 Rochester Falcon Watchers received invites to this wonderful event.  Shaky, Carrie, Susan C, Tim, Lynda, Joyce, MAK, Kathy O, Dana, Lisa McK, & Carol P.  We were the special guests of Mark Nash and the Canadian Peregrine Foundation.  We were very thankful and honored to witness yet another chapter in the M&K Legacy book.  

When it's your time Harlequin, fly free and strong little one.  The eyes of the world will be watching.   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 27-Jun-11, 09:54:55 pm
So excellent, Dana!!!!!!!  They are just beautiful!!!!! :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 27-Jun-11, 09:55:57 pm
Just catching up on some pics.  Here is a look back at Harlequin's Banding day.  Hope you enjoy !

http://tinyurl.com/44jradk (http://tinyurl.com/44jradk)

Dana

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 27-Jun-11, 10:58:33 pm
These pictures are so cute, Kat.  Thank you for posting.    Harlie has changed just in the last two days!  I've watched her so  closely since she hatched, but since Friday -6/24 -- I haven't been able to watch as closely, so all of a sudden she has the "pantaloons"  and the dark eyes.      I can't picture her without Quest by her side.     And I can't picture Quest without little Harlie by her side.  Quest has been such a good parent throughout this event. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 27-Jun-11, 11:21:10 pm
Just catching up on some pics.  Here is a look back at Harlequin's Banding day.  Hope you enjoy !

http://tinyurl.com/44jradk (http://tinyurl.com/44jradk)

Dana

I just looked at the pics.  Wonderful pictures!  All of them!  But I have to say that my favorite is Quest flying.  Gorgeous.
But it also made me feel kind of bad for her with that transmitter still on her.  I'm sure it is part of her life now as it's been on for over three years, but do when will it fall off?  Is this all due to the nailpolish?
Is Quest really the first transmitter fitted falcon to reproduce? 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 27-Jun-11, 11:25:13 pm
Beautiful pictures Dana.  11 Rochester Falcon Watchers received invites to this wonderful event.  Shaky, Carrie, Susan C, Tim, Lynda, Joyce, MAK, Kathy O, Dana, Lisa McK, & Carol P.  We were the special guests of Mark Nash and the Canadian Peregrine Foundation.  We were very thankful and honored to witness yet another chapter in the M&K Legacy book.  

When it's your time Harlequin, fly free and strong little one.  The eyes of the world will be watching.   :heart:

Bravo!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 28-Jun-11, 12:50:46 am
dana--thanks for those wonderful pix of banding day
Quest is beyond beautiful--and she and her daughter together
are the sweetest images imaginable :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 28-Jun-11, 06:20:58 am

Is Quest really the first transmitter fitted falcon to reproduce?  

Here's what I know: Miss Edmonton was the first falcon fitted with a transmitter to reproduce out West.  Her transmitter was removed last year as they found it may be interfering with her migration and causing her to return home later than usual in previous years.  There is also a project that started in 2007 on Artic Peregrine falcons that migrated to Chile each year and several of them were banded and one of the most famous and successful in producing offspring is called Island Girl.  

These projects all seem to operate in silos so it's really hard to say 'who was truly first' in North America, I like to research things when I'm interested in finding something out and that's the only reason I know of these two other projects.  There are many other transmitter fitted faclon projects that have been done over the years but I'd have to delve deeper to find out if there is records of them producing offsping.  As far as I know Quest is the first in Eastern Canada but I don't know everything so take that with a grain of salt  :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 28-Jun-11, 08:17:31 am
Just catching up on some pics.  Here is a look back at Harlequin's Banding day.  Hope you enjoy !

http://tinyurl.com/44jradk (http://tinyurl.com/44jradk)

Dana

Fabulous photos! Well-documented.
(I need to invest in a new camera lens!) ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 28-Jun-11, 08:20:49 am
She definitely needs a playmate.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 28-Jun-11, 08:26:13 am
She's just adorable.  Too bad we couldn't give her a brother or sister to keep her company.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 28-Jun-11, 08:43:40 am
 :pfalcon:  maybe we can send our Jersey City guy, Legs, who is still being reviewed for release in West Virginia.  But then again, maybe not if he won't be able to fly well.

Wouldn't it be something if Legs and Harlequin got together down the road?  Now that's a picture.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 28-Jun-11, 05:32:02 pm


Not a great capture-had to grab it quick-but look at that wing!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 28-Jun-11, 05:59:07 pm
Wow. How big is that!
Thanks for picture.
        :sunshine: :sunshine:
            Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 28-Jun-11, 06:33:02 pm


Not a great capture-had to grab it quick-but look at that wing!

That's adorable! She looks so completely listless: like she just had a deep tissue massage.  :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 28-Jun-11, 06:48:32 pm
Kat, can you hear Harlequin kakking up on the ledge? Is she a noisy one? She doesn't seem to be whining too much from what I can see on cam.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 28-Jun-11, 06:56:19 pm


Not a great capture-had to grab it quick-but look at that wing!

That's adorable! She looks so completely listless: like she just had a deep tissue massage.  :lol:

 :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 28-Jun-11, 08:36:58 pm
Thank you so much for the banding day photos - the ones of Quest in flight are just fantastic  :clap:


Title: Lo
Post by: margaret on 28-Jun-11, 09:36:24 pm


Not a great capture-had to grab it quick-but look at that wing!

Wow! Look at that wing on Harlie!  What is her expected fledge date?     Numbers elude me.


Title: Re: Lo
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 28-Jun-11, 09:46:16 pm


Not a great capture-had to grab it quick-but look at that wing!

Wow! Look at that wing on Harlie!  What is her expected fledge date?     Numbers elude me.

General rule of thumb is around 40 days for females...so 12 or so days...Sunshine fledged at 43 days...haven't done the math for the others...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Jun-11, 06:45:53 am
Quest flew to nest, Harlie out of view. Suddenly, here comes Harlie. Hopped up on nest and went to greet mom, apparently hoping for a meal. They snuggled for a minute and gave kisses to each other. I love the mornings there. :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Jun-11, 07:13:38 am
Has anyone seen Kendal since banding? I have yet to see him on cam since then. That is one scarce bird.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-Jun-11, 07:18:21 am
Has anyone seen Kendal since banding? I have yet to see him on cam since then. That is one scarce bird.

I did see him do a touch & go when the cam was zoomed out (I guess the people in the office were tired of hearing about the blinds & being on the internet) but it was on the right side of the ledge.  He doesn't seem to do the up close thing-which is pretty typical once the female eyases are bigger than the tiercel...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 29-Jun-11, 09:52:27 am
Kat, can you hear Harlequin kakking up on the ledge? Is she a noisy one? She doesn't seem to be whining too much from what I can see on cam.

Funny you should ask that! I haven't heard much, but this morning there was crazy loud screeching that I could hear through the windows over here in our building. I even went outside because I thought something was wrong, but turns out it was just Harlequin screeching for Quest. Probably past snack time!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Jun-11, 09:55:38 am
Look at Harlequin, getting her brown Juvie chest! She is growing so fast.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Jun-11, 09:57:50 am
Kat, can you hear Harlequin kakking up on the ledge? Is she a noisy one? She doesn't seem to be whining too much from what I can see on cam.

Funny you should ask that! I haven't heard much, but this morning there was crazy loud screeching that I could hear through the windows over here in our building. I even went outside because I thought something was wrong, but turns out it was just Harlequin screeching for Quest. Probably past snack time!

Thanks Kat, she doesn't seem to make a lot of noise, usually her beak is shut, except for this morning. I did her beak open quite a bit.  :baby:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 29-Jun-11, 10:06:36 am
Look at Harlequin, getting her brown Juvie chest! She is growing so fast.

She won't be a baby for much longer!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 29-Jun-11, 10:11:01 am
Thanks Kat, she doesn't seem to make a lot of noise, usually her beak is shut, except for this morning. I did her beak open quite a bit.  :baby:

Actually, I do see her beak open and close quite a bit. Our internal webcam stream is a bit more fluid than the one that you guys see. I think she's got a few things to say! But today she certainly made her presence known!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 29-Jun-11, 12:05:47 pm
Quest just did a beautiful fly-by right outside my window. She really is a gorgeous thing, isn't she? :)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 29-Jun-11, 12:11:39 pm
Quest just did a beautiful fly-by right outside my window. She really is a gorgeous thing, isn't she? :)

Yes she is, Kat!! Lucky you!   :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Jun-11, 05:57:20 pm
Ahhh, Harlequin using her wings to get down.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 29-Jun-11, 06:39:55 pm
Ahhh, Harlequin using her wings to get down.

Aww, I don't want her to grow up!   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-Jun-11, 09:05:15 pm
Ahhh, Harlequin using her wings to get down.



...and using her wings to get up too!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 30-Jun-11, 06:26:13 am
Harlequin practice her wings.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 30-Jun-11, 07:47:39 am
Harlequin practice her wings.


Good luck, Little Girl!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 30-Jun-11, 08:28:22 pm


Little Miss Harlie just hanging out watching the world go by...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-Jun-11, 08:36:35 pm
Getting ready for bed. Not there, I hope.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 30-Jun-11, 09:16:21 pm
Getting some night practice in.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: anneintoronto on 01-Jul-11, 03:37:10 am
When the people go to bed, the peregrines come out to play!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 01-Jul-11, 06:36:55 am
Morning Harlequin.  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 01-Jul-11, 07:36:57 am
She's more feathers than fluff.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 01-Jul-11, 08:02:17 am
She's more feathers than fluff.
Soon they will take their first flight.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 01-Jul-11, 09:50:25 am


Sometimes she looks so tiny!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 01-Jul-11, 09:56:45 am


Sometimes she looks so tiny!

Yeah like a mini-me!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 01-Jul-11, 01:18:50 pm
She's been doing lots of practicing with her wings. Pretty soon she will just take off. She is a very "special" girl and I know we will all be sad when she's gone, (if she even does leave)! That girl has it made, even in the shade.  :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 01-Jul-11, 01:50:13 pm
Where would they all go if there were four altogether?  They are going to have to build a platform out from that ledge.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 01-Jul-11, 02:11:41 pm
Where would they all go if there were four altogether?  They are going to have to build a platform out from that ledge.

They will need to build a Mother/Daughter box!!  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 01-Jul-11, 09:22:28 pm
      

Oh my!  Look at those wings!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 01-Jul-11, 09:28:02 pm
      

Oh my!  Look at those wings!

 :o


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 02-Jul-11, 09:01:19 pm
Harlie & Company!  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 02-Jul-11, 09:12:15 pm
 :hysterical: Cute Donna.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jul-11, 11:49:48 am


 :o


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 03-Jul-11, 06:41:45 pm
I was having a moment of...not worry...wondering why Quest was sitting on the nestbox for so long & not seeing Harlie. Then I spotted something...



...beige strip on the tip of the tail.  It was Harlie sitting there all along!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: anneintoronto on 03-Jul-11, 07:32:35 pm
I was having a moment of...not worry...wondering why Quest was sitting on the nestbox for so long & not seeing Harlie. Then I spotted something...



...beige strip on the tip of the tail.  It was Harlie sitting there all along!

Yikes!  I thought you meant there was a cat in the window with a beige strip on the tip of its tail!!   :o


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 03-Jul-11, 09:15:01 pm
She's gittin' all growed up on us!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 03-Jul-11, 10:10:44 pm
I was having a moment of...not worry...wondering why Quest was sitting on the nestbox for so long & not seeing Harlie. Then I spotted something...



...beige strip on the tip of the tail.  It was Harlie sitting there all along!

I did the same thing! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 03-Jul-11, 10:24:54 pm
I was having a moment of...not worry...wondering why Quest was sitting on the nestbox for so long & not seeing Harlie. Then I spotted something...



...beige strip on the tip of the tail.  It was Harlie sitting there all along!

I did the same thing! 

Well she sure did darken up since this morning!  :o


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 03-Jul-11, 10:31:44 pm
I was having a moment of...not worry...wondering why Quest was sitting on the nestbox for so long & not seeing Harlie. Then I spotted something...



...beige strip on the tip of the tail.  It was Harlie sitting there all along!

I did the same thing! 

Well she sure did darken up since this morning!  :o

I hope there is a fledge watch up there!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 03-Jul-11, 10:41:48 pm
I was having a moment of...not worry...wondering why Quest was sitting on the nestbox for so long & not seeing Harlie. Then I spotted something...



...beige strip on the tip of the tail.  It was Harlie sitting there all along!

I did the same thing! 

Well she sure did darken up since this morning!  :o

I hope there is a fledge watch up there!

She's going to be a Bombadier! I hope some people will watch for her, especially on weekends when they are closed!! During the week, they have plenty of people watching.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 04-Jul-11, 08:32:17 am
Are we having Fledge Watchers' Weekend here this year?  Then she would have plenty of watchers.

 :the_wave: :the_wave: :the_wave: :the_wave: :the_wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 04-Jul-11, 08:33:43 am
Quest is at the far right edge.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 04-Jul-11, 09:11:57 am
Are we having Fledge Watchers' Weekend here this year?  Then she would have plenty of watchers.

 :the_wave: :the_wave: :the_wave: :the_wave: :the_wave:


If so, be sure to bring:

1. a passport or enhanced driver license
2. money for hotel and parking
3. time to get through Toronto traffic
4. an appetite for poutine


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 04-Jul-11, 09:48:20 am
Poitin?! Is this what I think it is, Shaky??? That'll take the rust off your bumpers...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Tokira on 04-Jul-11, 11:32:43 am
Probably more than we ever wanted to know  :devil:
http://www.montrealpoutine.com/?index (http://www.montrealpoutine.com/?index)
Carol
WV


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 04-Jul-11, 11:42:24 am
Poitin?! Is this what I think it is, Shaky??? That'll take the rust off your bumpers...

Poutine is poutine, not Irish booze.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 04-Jul-11, 12:08:46 pm
Poitin?! Is this what I think it is, Shaky??? That'll take the rust off your bumpers...

Poutine is poutine, not Irish booze.

Guess I better look that one up!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 04-Jul-11, 12:10:30 pm
Poitin?! Is this what I think it is, Shaky??? That'll take the rust off your bumpers...

Poutine is poutine, not Irish booze.

Guess I better look that one up!!

Ahhh - found it! Sounds like one would want to wash that down with poitin!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Penelope99 on 04-Jul-11, 12:58:31 pm
Poutine: french fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Hummmm!!!!!  :sick:
Not very "health"...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 04-Jul-11, 03:37:33 pm
!!! A call for Fledge watch volunteers! We need your help!
July 04, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:

Kathy Smith reports today after spending some time at the Don Mills nest site today that baby Harlequin is progressing just fine and as we can all see by the Harlequin web camera, she is growing very quickly and will soon be taking her first flights!!

Quest & Kendal have been outstanding parents, as witnessed again today by Kathy’s observations of Quest as she tried to shelter baby Harlequin from the hot sun . There was some great family moment witnessed today with mom and daughter on the nest ledge!

We are looking for fledge watch volunteer support for this nest site, and will very soon be planning to hold the fledge watch training for all of those who are interested in participating.

Those that are interested are asked to come to the CPF web site and fill out the volunteer application form at: http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/volunteerform.html (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/volunteerform.html)

Please indicate that you are interested in the Don Mills fledge watch in the additional information or comments section. Please ensure that you have left us your telephone numbers so we can call you back with details of the fledge watch training sessions.

We will be starting the fledge watch Friday July 8th in the later afternoon - (early evening).

Hope to here from you soon.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 04-Jul-11, 04:37:54 pm
poutine sounds a little like chilli-fries, with red (Tomato, red chillis?) gravy---I still think it
could probably take rust off your bumpers, too


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-Jul-11, 12:10:56 am
Probably more than we ever wanted to know  :devil:
http://www.montrealpoutine.com/?index (http://www.montrealpoutine.com/?index)
Carol
WV

so funny.  I learned something new tonight...or it is now morning.   LOL 
Poutine! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-Jul-11, 12:20:33 am
Poitin?! Is this what I think it is, Shaky??? That'll take the rust off your bumpers...

Poutine is poutine, not Irish booze.

Guess I better look that one up!!

Ahhh - found it! Sounds like one would want to wash that down with poitin!!

So I shouldn't add puttanesca?    (spelling is probably wrong)  But it is a great  sauce!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 05-Jul-11, 07:06:34 am
Harlequin gets some breakfast. She poohed before she jumped up to the nest, for that extra boost of power.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 05-Jul-11, 01:48:34 pm
Holy schmoly Harlequin's changed so much over the long weekend. I've been peeking in at her, but have to say, today I can't tell her from Quest! In any regard, just wanted to let y'all know that a few of us here at Harlequin have volunteered for the fledge watch and are expecting some training at some point this week. Feeling two ways about this! Don't want to see her fly away!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 05-Jul-11, 01:52:57 pm
Holy schmoly Harlequin's changed so much over the long weekend. I've been peeking in at her, but have to say, today I can't tell her from Quest! In any regard, just wanted to let y'all know that a few of us here at Harlequin have volunteered for the fledge watch and are expecting some training at some point this week. Feeling two ways about this! Don't want to see her fly away!

            :clap: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 05-Jul-11, 02:09:34 pm
Holy schmoly Harlequin's changed so much over the long weekend. I've been peeking in at her, but have to say, today I can't tell her from Quest! In any regard, just wanted to let y'all know that a few of us here at Harlequin have volunteered for the fledge watch and are expecting some training at some point this week. Feeling two ways about this! Don't want to see her fly away!

Ah, Kat, how we know that feeling!  I watch her with her mama and hate the thought that they will be separated.  Whenever I have seen the little ones in the nestbox, I have cherished the moments, knowing that all too soon, they take that first flight to their own adventures.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 05-Jul-11, 03:20:50 pm
Kat, she pretty much changed over night. We were all confused when we woke up and there was this beautiful DARK falcon on the nest. Eileen, thought Harlie was missing when actually she was looking at Harlie. Amazing huh? Thank you so much for volunteering for "Fledge Watch", it's so important to have some eyes watching as she takes that first plunge. Bless you all and good luck. Won't be long now! :crying:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 05-Jul-11, 03:30:31 pm
From the looks of her wing action last night I'm surprised she was still there this morning. It's going to be  very soon I'm afraid.
Rita - Syr


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: anneintoronto on 05-Jul-11, 08:22:49 pm
Poitin?! Is this what I think it is, Shaky??? That'll take the rust off your bumpers...

Poutine is poutine, not Irish booze.

Guess I better look that one up!!

Ahhh - found it! Sounds like one would want to wash that down with poitin!!

So I shouldn't add puttanesca?    (spelling is probably wrong)  But it is a great  sauce!

The only province in Canada in which to buy poutine is Quebec.  I had the most delicious poutine with glazed onions and mushrooms on it, with a chilled Sleeman's draught beer in Vieux Montreal and it was out of this world!  In fact, I went back 2 more times for it!!  I had poutine one night at a pub in Toronto, with a Sleeman's and it was awful!!  They don't use cheese curds or heat them properly.  And they use ordinary beef gravy, whereas the poutine gravy is a special mixture, slightly thinner, more tasty...  I will, from now on, only eat poutine when I'm in Montreal or Quebec City!!  However, the Sleeman's beer is wonderful anywhere!!

Trust me!

Anne in Toronto


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 05-Jul-11, 08:24:22 pm
From the looks of Harlie tonight she is ready to take off any time - my gosh she is gorgeous.

Fly safe sweet girl  :wub:  -I have loved watching you  :heart:

Thank you to all the watchers up there  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-Jul-11, 11:31:25 pm
Holy schmoly Harlequin's changed so much over the long weekend. I've been peeking in at her, but have to say, today I can't tell her from Quest! In any regard, just wanted to let y'all know that a few of us here at Harlequin have volunteered for the fledge watch and are expecting some training at some point this week. Feeling two ways about this! Don't want to see her fly away!


None of us want to see her fly away, Kat.  But what a joy and privilege all of you will have!  I know you will keep us all posted.   I only wish I could be there!  
Little Harlequin sure has changed!   I caught a glimpse of her today hiding out in the corner, and she did look dark.  No more ball of fuzz.  
Wear sneakers!    


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 06:34:15 am
Hard to tell mom from daughter lately. I hope sometime during the day someone could zoom the cam on Harlie. Would love to see her close up before she takes that first flight.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 06-Jul-11, 11:23:08 am
Ack! Just watched Harlequin hop onto the protruding bit and around to the next section of ledge! (She's sitting beside mom right now.) She'll be running around the whole building next!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 06-Jul-11, 11:27:05 am
Oh My!  Now we can 't see her at all.  You will have to keep us posted, Kat! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 06-Jul-11, 11:32:38 am
Oh My!  Now we can 't see her at all.  You will have to keep us posted, Kat! 

Will do. I'm going to see if I can find out who's in charge of that webcam!

She's currently flapping away on the next section of ledge. Won't be long!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 06-Jul-11, 11:35:14 am
...and she just flapped to the next ledge over!

Wish I'd brought my camera in today!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 06-Jul-11, 11:39:52 am
...and she just flapped to the next ledge over!

Wish I'd brought my camera in today!

I'll try to point Camera 1 at her. Might need a bit more zoom though.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 11:44:48 am
I knew it!! I go out for a few hours and she goes on a walk-a-bout.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 11:45:13 am
...and she just flapped to the next ledge over!

Wish I'd brought my camera in today!

I'll try to point Camera 1 at her. Might need a bit more zoom though.  :laugh:

Ahhh, give it a shot Shaky!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 06-Jul-11, 11:45:22 am
I'll try to point Camera 1 at her. Might need a bit more zoom though.  :laugh:

Well, she is on a south-facing ledge.  :tease:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 06-Jul-11, 11:50:21 am
Stay tuned. I think they're going to try to point the webcam at her and perhaps zoom in a bit! She's got a little tuftiness going on on her head now...punk rock girl! ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jul-11, 11:54:41 am
I knew it!! I go out for a few hours and she goes on a walk-a-bout.

Our baby is ledging!   :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 12:13:08 pm
I see Quest hanging out by the nest box but no Harlie!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 06-Jul-11, 12:22:22 pm
I knew she was ready to rock & roll - be careful darlin


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jul-11, 12:32:38 pm
I see Quest hanging out by the nest box but no Harlie!!

She's trying to lure her back home...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 12:38:11 pm
Oh look!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 06-Jul-11, 12:38:55 pm
Camera's zoomed in real close on Harlequin right now! Our camera people will try to move it now and then throughout the day.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 12:42:50 pm
Thanks Kat and people!!! Love the zoom!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 06-Jul-11, 12:44:39 pm
Kat, thank you so much and thank the camera folks~  OMG, she is so cute :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:  Be safe, little one!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jul-11, 12:45:02 pm


Look at her little mohawk!    :gum:

Thanks for getting her back in view!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 06-Jul-11, 01:02:35 pm


Look at her little mohawk!    :gum:

Thanks for getting her back in view!

Awww-she's beautiful!  :heart: :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jul-11, 01:08:01 pm


Resting up from her big adventure!  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jul-11, 01:10:43 pm
!!! Baby Harlequin is almost ready to take her first flights!
July 06, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:

Toronto – Don Mills – Harlequin sighting – July 6, 2011 – 11.15 am

Harlequin was very active on the webcam this morning, running back and forth along the nest ledge and stretching her wings. On each pass she seemed to get closer to the edge, looking over, and on one occasion I caught a flash of what might be Quest or Kendal’s wing, encouraging Harlequin to make the leap.

I was able to capture a few screen shots from the webcam, one of which was Harlequin jumping off the nest ledge onto the smaller ledge at the right. She has now jumped out of frame completely, and the webcam is showing an empty ledge.

It looked like more of a jump than a fledge, but Harlequin has expanded her horizons nonetheless.

Photos attached (apologies for the poor quality – I was making screen grabs from the webcam)
Meg Langley Grainger

     


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 01:33:57 pm
A little stretch and she's gone!! All her shade disappeared.

OK, she came back!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 01:41:08 pm
Now where ya going Harlie?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 06-Jul-11, 01:41:21 pm
She just went on the ledge  :scaredblue:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 01:43:57 pm
Kendal is being so elusive, have not seen him since banding. Camera shy?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 06-Jul-11, 01:48:33 pm
And I am not seeing Harlie right now


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 06-Jul-11, 01:52:50 pm
Kendal is being so elusive, have not seen him since banding. Camera shy?

I actually saw all three of them together on the ledge VERY briefly earlier this afternoon!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 02:10:51 pm
Kendal is being so elusive, have not seen him since banding. Camera shy?

I actually saw all three of them together on the ledge VERY briefly earlier this afternoon!

Oh great, thanks Kat!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 06-Jul-11, 02:18:28 pm
...and she just flapped to the next ledge over!

Wish I'd brought my camera in today!

I'll try to point Camera 1 at her. Might need a bit more zoom though.  :laugh:

Ahhh, give it a shot Shaky!

Ok, I think I got it. Might need a bit less zoom though. 

http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1/20110706/Camera1_20110706-141300.jpg (http://rfalconcam.com/rfc-main/images/misc/harlie.jpg)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 06-Jul-11, 02:26:53 pm
Shaky, I was listening to the radio and there is a poutine vender at the public market! Yes, I know this is off topic!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 06-Jul-11, 04:03:03 pm
...and she just flapped to the next ledge over!

Wish I'd brought my camera in today!

I'll try to point Camera 1 at her. Might need a bit more zoom though.  :laugh:

Ahhh, give it a shot Shaky!

Ok, I think I got it. Might need a bit less zoom though. 

http://rfalconcam.com/gallery/processed/Camera1/20110706/Camera1_20110706-141300.jpg (http://rfalconcam.com/rfc-main/images/misc/harlie.jpg)

 :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :clap: Perfect!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 06-Jul-11, 05:59:41 pm
Harlequin figures out what her wings are for! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz_FomJfclM#)

Working her wings!  Still a tuft of fluff on her tail, but the fluff is flying!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 06-Jul-11, 06:53:46 pm
That's awesome Ei!  Thank you!   :clap:

Our little fluff ball is all growed up.   :crying:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 06-Jul-11, 11:40:11 pm
...and she just flapped to the next ledge over!

Wish I'd brought my camera in today!

I'll try to point Camera 1 at her. Might need a bit more zoom though.  :laugh:

 :bow: That's not funny, SHaky!   I just got home from work a little while ago, and I'm tired, and I do believe you are the Falcon Camera  God!   So I thought for one moment..YAYYYYYY!   we get to see Harlie, and then I knew it was YOU!      LOL.   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 06-Jul-11, 11:51:14 pm


Look at her little mohawk!    :gum:

Thanks for getting her back in view!

It's almost overnight that little ball of fluff Harlie turned into a Pefa!    Long live the legacy!  Mariah,  Quest, and now Harlequin!   Fly strong, little one!   This is wonderful! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 07-Jul-11, 12:02:48 am
!!! Baby Harlequin is almost ready to take her first flights!
July 06, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:

Toronto – Don Mills – Harlequin sighting – July 6, 2011 – 11.15 am

Harlequin was very active on the webcam this morning, running back and forth along the nest ledge and stretching her wings. On each pass she seemed to get closer to the edge, looking over, and on one occasion I caught a flash of what might be Quest or Kendal’s wing, encouraging Harlequin to make the leap.

I was able to capture a few screen shots from the webcam, one of which was Harlequin jumping off the nest ledge onto the smaller ledge at the right. She has now jumped out of frame completely, and the webcam is showing an empty ledge.

It looked like more of a jump than a fledge, but Harlequin has expanded her horizons nonetheless.

Photos attached (apologies for the poor quality – I was making screen grabs from the webcam)
Meg Langley Grainger

     


Loving all these pics of Harlequin.  Did we miss the "pantaloons" stage?  Has that come and gone and I missed it?     She is lovely.  I am enjoying seeing our Ms Harlequin getting ready to fledge.    It is going wayyyyyy toooo fast.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 07-Jul-11, 12:07:10 am
Shaky, I was listening to the radio and there is a poutine vender at the public market! Yes, I know this is off topic!
I heard this too, jeanne -- today on Lonsberry.   For some strange reason it made me want to go to the public market and try it.   French fries, gravy  (of what kind?)  and whey  (left over ....whatever?)
I did smile as I listened as I was getting ready to go to work!.....  Want to try it?  I've never had  it....
heart attack on a plate?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 12:40:55 am
Shaky, I was listening to the radio and there is a poutine vender at the public market! Yes, I know this is off topic!
I heard this too, jeanne -- today on Lonsberry.   For some strange reason it made me want to go to the public market and try it.   French fries, gravy  (of what kind?)  and whey  (left over ....whatever?)
I did smile as I listened as I was getting ready to go to work!.....  Want to try it?  I've never had  it....
heart attack on a plate?

Margaret,  I am pretty sure I have seen it (trip to canada).  I'm not a gravy enthusiast but the girl on the radio (I was listening to Lonsberry) made it sound interesting!!!  Course I thought of Shaky immediately!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 07-Jul-11, 12:51:27 am
Shakey--told not to buy it outside of Quebec province


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 07-Jul-11, 01:30:17 am
I don't think I would want to try poutine anywhere...New York, Paris, France, Quebec, Rochester, but it was funny after the posts here and then hearing our own dear Lonsberry here in Roc City.  The woman calling in from La Petite Poutine did sound sincere, so it caught my attention...but fries, cheese whey/curds and gravy....... in our health conscious  society  ?    Of which I am part!   But there is still a sick part of me that wants to try this dish?
 :confused:
Maybe the non -fledge watchers weekend  should be at La Petite Poutine?     Just asking.....?  since most of the Roc gals are in Toronto anyway?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 07-Jul-11, 06:24:44 am
Shaky, I was listening to the radio and there is a poutine vender at the public market! Yes, I know this is off topic!

Lonsberry is always lurking here and stealing my ideas.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 08:50:30 am
Well, I don't think our webcam operator has arrived yet, but I've notified him that our Harlequin is now perched on the tiny overhang at the southeast corner of the building. She's hopped 7 ledges down from the scrape and is standing right on the edge flapping her wings intermittently. I believe this is the appropriate moment to use this smiley:
:scaredblue:

Also, I'm a Canadian who has never eaten poutine and, even though I'm a vegetarian, I don't think I'd ever be tempted in that direction. Just sayin'. ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 08:58:14 am
Oh my, she has traveled pretty far. Thank you Kat, I was wondering where that girl went. If you can, keep us posted.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 07-Jul-11, 08:59:40 am
Wow..sounds like a fledge may be imminent!  Good luck Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 09:33:04 am
Shaky, I was listening to the radio and there is a poutine vender at the public market! Yes, I know this is off topic!

Lonsberry is always lurking here and stealing my ideas.
:clap: :clap:  and he does like watching the falcons!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 09:33:41 am
Well, I don't think our webcam operator has arrived yet, but I've notified him that our Harlequin is now perched on the tiny overhang at the southeast corner of the building. She's hopped 7 ledges down from the scrape and is standing right on the edge flapping her wings intermittently. I believe this is the appropriate moment to use this smiley:
:scaredblue:

Also, I'm a Canadian who has never eaten poutine and, even though I'm a vegetarian, I don't think I'd ever be tempted in that direction. Just sayin'. ;)


Kat, I share your  :scaredblue: :scaredblue: :scaredblue:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 09:36:34 am
Kat, I share your  :scaredblue: :scaredblue: :scaredblue:

Yep! She seems to be testing her wings quite a lot this morning. She kind of stretches them out to feel the wind underneath them. And much flapping! We're supposed to have our fledge watch training at noon today. Hope it's not too late!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 10:10:40 am
Camera moved! :happy:

PS...the ledge looks deceptively lower than it is!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 10:14:46 am
Kat, I share your  :scaredblue: :scaredblue: :scaredblue:

Yep! She seems to be testing her wings quite a lot this morning. She kind of stretches them out to feel the wind underneath them. And much flapping! We're supposed to have our fledge watch training at noon today. Hope it's not too late!!

OMG, Kat!!  I was watching the camera and there was a Staples truck near her.  at one point, she was "above" the easy button on the truck!  May it be easy for her and for all of you!  folks who park in that parking lot may need to be on watch also.  I'm so glad your training is today!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 10:18:01 am
OMG, Kat!!  I was watching the camera and there was a Staples truck near her.  at one point, she was "above" the easy button on the truck!  May it be easy for her and for all of you!  folks who park in that parking lot may need to be on watch also.  I'm so glad your training is today!

Yes, the parking lot is disturbing. I'm hoping she decides to fly from the front of the building, like Quest and Kendal tend to do. But then, there's the street! Ugh. Looks like she's currently trying to hide from the camera again!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 10:20:23 am
OMG, Kat!!  I was watching the camera and there was a Staples truck near her.  at one point, she was "above" the easy button on the truck!  May it be easy for her and for all of you!  folks who park in that parking lot may need to be on watch also.  I'm so glad your training is today!

Yes, the parking lot is disturbing. I'm hoping she decides to fly from the front of the building, like Quest and Kendal tend to do. But then, there's the street! Ugh. Looks like she's currently trying to hide from the camera again!

If she is like her mother, ahem, it will be interesting!  I'm hoping if she decides to fly in the direction of the parking lot, it will be when folks are in.  Also, not to be an alarmist, but someone once drove off with a peregrine baby on the car and didn't stop so folks need to be aware and watching


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 07-Jul-11, 10:39:32 am
Sounds like training is just in time.  I only hope that little Harlequin's first flight goes well! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 11:18:44 am
If she is like her mother, ahem, it will be interesting!  I'm hoping if she decides to fly in the direction of the parking lot, it will be when folks are in.  Also, not to be an alarmist, but someone once drove off with a peregrine baby on the car and didn't stop so folks need to be aware and watching

Ooh. Will have to get you guys to fill me in on Quest's first experiences! Although, she was carrying a bit of extra baggage! And...ack...a couple of us were just joking she might wind up on a UPS truck and we'd have to keep checking her tracking number. Eeeps!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 11:30:53 am
What part of the ledge is she on?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 11:38:08 am
What part of the ledge is she on?

Currently she's sitting JUST out of camera range on the part that sticks out to the left of the camera.

Off to fledge watch training in 20 mins! Yay!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 11:44:05 am
What part of the ledge is she on?

Currently she's sitting JUST out of camera range on the part that sticks out to the left of the camera.

Off to fledge watch training in 20 mins! Yay!

Good luck Kat and thank you!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 11:44:10 am
Also...she's squawking up a storm today. I'm going to order a peregrine falcon alarm for my car!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 11:51:51 am
Also...she's squawking up a storm today. I'm going to order a peregrine falcon alarm for my car!

Kat, we have a auto shop down the road and plays the peregrine falcon call all day through a speaker system. It's to scare away the pigeons that roost on the roof. I hear it so much that I don't hear it anymore!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 12:55:41 pm
I love that sound :wub: :wub: :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 07-Jul-11, 01:02:20 pm
I love that sound :wub: :wub: :wub:

 :ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 01:12:10 pm
I love that sound :wub: :wub: :wub:

 :ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 07-Jul-11, 01:17:12 pm
Well, me too !!
   :sunshine: :sunshine:
       Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 01:19:18 pm
Well, me too !!
   :sunshine: :sunshine:
       Lola


 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 01:26:39 pm
(http://www.thesmileysign.com/temp/71637e83dceabfd1143e9b0bd241433f9921466e.gif) (http://www.thesmileysign.com/) Even though there are not a lot of high buildings around the area but man, I see a lot of traffic. Scary enough. I hope she has no problems. Good luck little girl!  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 01:28:44 pm
She looking for Harlie?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 07-Jul-11, 01:34:27 pm
She looking for Harlie?

I thought it was Harlie. I don't see the transmitter antenna. :confused:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 07-Jul-11, 01:36:59 pm
Perhaps it was Kendal?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 07-Jul-11, 01:38:46 pm
Perhaps it was Kendal?

Maybe, did anyone see it leave? ???


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 01:41:35 pm
It was Quest I saw her fly off, here's Harlie


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 07-Jul-11, 01:44:18 pm
It was Quest I saw her fly off, here's Harlie

They need more cameras so we can see more. I guess we are a bit spoiled here huh?!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 01:48:21 pm
Soon!!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 07-Jul-11, 01:51:37 pm
Soon!!!!
:(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 07-Jul-11, 02:05:37 pm
I Harlie has been quite busy this morning - hope she is ok w/ all those cars


Be careful sweet girl  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 02:15:34 pm
  Oh, goodness, Harlie, be careful, sweet one!  This is as nervewracking as seeing it in person :scaredblue:



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 02:31:43 pm
Little ledge walker!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 07-Jul-11, 02:44:13 pm
The cars look pretty stationary and I'm suspecting that every owner knows that she could make the leap at any moment.  I LIKE the Ledge!  Lots of room for her to run around - not quite Playpen, but it's a good ledge!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 02:46:27 pm
Hi all. Just so you know, that camera has quite serious depth of field issues. Objects are MUCH farther away than they appear! The traffic you're seeing is actually two parking lots away from the building. Granted, there's still a driveway/parking lot underneath Harlequin's perch, but there isn't quite as much traffic in our little family's building.

Anyway, just back from fledge watch training and Mark Nash is pretty confident she'll follow the flight paths of her parents, so she'll more than likely be flying at...well...at me! :)

We'll be starting watches on Friday nights and I'm quite excited that I may be able to keep a walkie-talkie at my desk!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 02:51:16 pm
Hi all. Just so you know, that camera has quite serious depth of field issues. Objects are MUCH farther away than they appear! The traffic you're seeing is actually two parking lots away from the building. Granted, there's still a driveway/parking lot underneath Harlequin's perch, but there isn't quite as much traffic in our little family's building.

Anyway, just back from fledge watch training and Mark Nash is pretty confident she'll follow the flight paths of her parents, so she'll more than likely be flying at...well...at me! :)

We'll be starting watches on Friday nights and I'm quite excited that I may be able to keep a walkie-talkie at my desk!  ;D

So glad you all had the training and Mark is awesome!!!!  If any of you have cameras with you also, we would happily look at pictures ;)

You all will do super, Kat!!! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 03:09:21 pm
Wow, that camera is deceiving, I thought the parking was right under her. So many cars, especially at lunch time. Well Kat, your official, way to go. Mark is the best at what he does and you were shown falcon watching 101.  Good luck and I hope no rescues to come and she will fly as well as mom and dad.

Objects are closer than they appear when flying towards you!!

Is she sleeping on another ledge to the left?  :snore: :sleepy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 07-Jul-11, 03:16:17 pm
Wow, that camera is deceiving, I thought the parking was right under her. So many cars, especially at lunch time. Well Kat, your official, way to go. Mark is the best at what he does and you were shown falcon watching 101.  Good luck and I hope no rescues to come and she will fly as well as mom and dad.

Objects are closer than they appear when flying towards you!!

Is she sleeping on another ledge to the left?  :snore: :sleepy:

Mark is pretty amazing! And yes...hoping not to have to rescue at all!

We just had feeding time and now you can see Quest on the camera. I keep e-mailing our man Scott to move the camera, but he may not be at his desk right now.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 07-Jul-11, 03:35:11 pm
  Oh, goodness, Harlie, be careful, sweet one!  This is as nervewracking as seeing it in person :scaredblue:



I KNOW!!! I can't stand it!!!! Kinda like watching a spooky movie with your eyes closed - but squinting just in case you want to see something... or not!!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jul-11, 04:17:35 pm
Thanks cam guy!  Harlie was in view for a few minutes then popped over to the next ledge to the left...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jul-11, 05:18:52 pm


Look who found her way home!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 05:38:47 pm
I'll bet she thought she went on a BIG trip and is glad to be home!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 06:00:16 pm
This girl's on a mission!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 07-Jul-11, 06:17:35 pm
Oh wow, I did not realize that she had been
wandering so far from the nest box.  Glad to hear that a lot
of you have had training from Mark.  Right?
            :foxbinocs:
              Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: ginkgi on 07-Jul-11, 06:32:45 pm
I cannot locate Harlie's webcam on our website...have looked all over...might someone help me? Thanks,
Elizabeth


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jul-11, 06:38:05 pm
I cannot locate Harlie's webcam on our website...have looked all over...might someone help me? Thanks,
Elizabeth

Here you go Elizabeth! 

http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)

She's off cam right now...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 07-Jul-11, 06:38:43 pm
I cannot locate Harlie's webcam on our website...have looked all over...might someone help me? Thanks,
Elizabeth

http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)


Harlie just sprinted on the ledge though so she may not be visible unless she comes back


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 07-Jul-11, 06:39:14 pm
Harlie just flapped ran down the ledge to the right.

Here you go Elizabeth.  

http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/ (http://harlequinblog.com/2011/06/harlequin-peregrine-cam/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jul-11, 06:52:07 pm
First, for some perspective, a picture of the nest tray ledge (not sure who took this-it's from a CPF report)



OK-some bigger picture views I caught earlier (the video version was WAY too long)...

     
   

I'm not sure how many bays there actually are.  This action happened in the last full bay on the right.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 07-Jul-11, 07:02:09 pm
To add a little more information about the nest site.  These ledges are all that remains of cut-off balconies.  The balconies became dangerous and had to be removed.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jul-11, 07:03:53 pm
First, for some perspective, a picture of the nest tray ledge (not sure who took this-it's from a CPF report)



OK-some bigger picture views I caught earlier (the video version was WAY too long)...

     
   

I'm not sure how many bays there actually are.  This action happened in the last full bay on the right.

I KNEW I had seen one with the whole face...courtesy of MAK April 25 & 26 visit...



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jul-11, 07:05:58 pm
To add a little more information about the nest site.  These ledges are all that remains of cut-off balconies.  The balconies became dangerous and had to be removed.

Interesting...that explains why the edges are so uneven.  Around the far right corner there's a big lump on the edge...now I know why.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 07:40:21 pm
To add a little more information about the nest site.  These ledges are all that remains of cut-off balconies.  The balconies became dangerous and had to be removed.

Balconies like you can climb out your window on to the balcony? Were there doors at one time? I guess it's a good thing because maybe they wouldn't pick that building if they were still attached. Sayin! Good info Carol, thanks!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 07-Jul-11, 08:30:57 pm
OK thanks E the pictures help - so she's just gone straight across to the farthest ledge - she hasn't gone down at all -I think I'm right. I thought earlier when she was looking down at the cars that she had gone down to a lower level.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 07-Jul-11, 08:36:04 pm
OK thanks E the pictures help - so she's just gone straight across to the farthest ledge - she hasn't gone down at all -I think I'm right. I thought earlier when she was looking down at the cars that she had gone down to a lower level.

Correct-she's still on the same level as the nest tray.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 07-Jul-11, 09:27:50 pm
I cannot locate Harlie's webcam on our website...have looked all over...might someone help me? Thanks,
Elizabeth

It's on our home page.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 07-Jul-11, 09:57:12 pm
To add a little more information about the nest site.  These ledges are all that remains of cut-off balconies.  The balconies became dangerous and had to be removed.

Balconies like you can climb out your window on to the balcony? Were there doors at one time? I guess it's a good thing because maybe they wouldn't pick that building if they were still attached. Sayin! Good info Carol, thanks!!

Yes Donna.  From what I was told, it led me to believe that people could go out onto the balconies.  There must have been a way to get out onto them.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 07-Jul-11, 10:31:08 pm
To add a little more information about the nest site.  These ledges are all that remains of cut-off balconies.  The balconies became dangerous and had to be removed.

Balconies like you can climb out your window on to the balcony? Were there doors at one time? I guess it's a good thing because maybe they wouldn't pick that building if they were still attached. Sayin! Good info Carol, thanks!!

Yes Donna.  From what I was told, it led me to believe that people could go out onto the balconies.  There must have been a way to get out onto them.

Thank you Carol, interesting facts!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 07-Jul-11, 11:18:41 pm
Hi all. Just so you know, that camera has quite serious depth of field issues. Objects are MUCH farther away than they appear! The traffic you're seeing is actually two parking lots away from the building. Granted, there's still a driveway/parking lot underneath Harlequin's perch, but there isn't quite as much traffic in our little family's building.

Anyway, just back from fledge watch training and Mark Nash is pretty confident she'll follow the flight paths of her parents, so she'll more than likely be flying at...well...at me! :)

We'll be starting watches on Friday nights and I'm quite excited that I may be able to keep a walkie-talkie at my desk!  ;D


Can't wait to hear /read your report, Kat!  YOU sound so much more confident after hearing Mark Nash talk, and the training!  Good for lucky you!

So glad you all had the training and Mark is awesome!!!!  If any of you have cameras with you also, we would happily look at pictures ;)

You all will do super, Kat!!! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 08-Jul-11, 12:13:15 am
Not to change the subject -- but who -- of all of our Roc watchers, are heading to Toronto this weekend to watch our Harlequin fledge?  I am so envious of all of you.    I know you can't keep us posted by the minute  due to international roaming rates, but somehow, can you update the website?   I'm sure MAK, Joyce and Carol are heading to Toronto....anyone else?   
Take lots of good pictures, ladies!
       


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 08-Jul-11, 05:14:45 am
Not to change the subject -- but who -- of all of our Roc watchers, are heading to Toronto this weekend to watch our Harlequin fledge?  I am so envious of all of you.    I know you can't keep us posted by the minute  due to international roaming rates, but somehow, can you update the website?   I'm sure MAK, Joyce and Carol are heading to Toronto....anyone else?   
Take lots of good pictures, ladies!
       

Sorry to say I don't know of anyone going to Toronto this weekend. No word on going to Buffalo either.  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 08-Jul-11, 09:01:23 am
Balconies like you can climb out your window on to the balcony? Were there doors at one time? I guess it's a good thing because maybe they wouldn't pick that building if they were still attached. Sayin! Good info Carol, thanks!!

Yes Donna.  From what I was told, it led me to believe that people could go out onto the balconies.  There must have been a way to get out onto them.

Actually, they weren't balconies. There were decorative rectangular concrete slabs (70s concrete architecture...go figure!) attached to the protruding blocks you can currently see. About two years ago, one of those slabs on the opposite building (to the right) fell off! I was in the office when it happened and it felt like an earthquake! Luckily nobody was hurt, but there's a daycare in that building and it was all pretty frightening. The concrete slabs were removed quite some time ago and there are currently workers on the other building who are removing the protruding blocks and sanding everything flush with the ledges. Mark Nash was talking about this yesterday, because this same work is supposed to happen on Quest & Kendal's building (the concrete is eroding and has become a safety hazard), but because the building is now a protected habitat...well...should be interesting to see how things go. Hmm.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 08-Jul-11, 09:04:49 am
Balconies like you can climb out your window on to the balcony? Were there doors at one time? I guess it's a good thing because maybe they wouldn't pick that building if they were still attached. Sayin! Good info Carol, thanks!!

Yes Donna.  From what I was told, it led me to believe that people could go out onto the balconies.  There must have been a way to get out onto them.

Actually, they weren't balconies. There were decorative rectangular concrete slabs (70s concrete architecture...go figure!) attached to the protruding blocks you can currently see. About two years ago, one of those slabs on the opposite building (to the right) fell off! I was in the office when it happened and it felt like an earthquake! Luckily nobody was hurt, but there's a daycare in that building and it was all pretty frightening. The concrete slabs were removed quite some time ago and there are currently workers on the other building who are removing the protruding blocks and sanding everything flush with the ledges. Mark Nash was talking about this yesterday, because this same work is supposed to happen on Quest & Kendal's building (the concrete is eroding and has become a safety hazard), but because the building is now a protected habitat...well...should be interesting to see how things go. Hmm.

Thanks for setting the record straight Kat!  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 09:25:54 am
Balconies like you can climb out your window on to the balcony? Were there doors at one time? I guess it's a good thing because maybe they wouldn't pick that building if they were still attached. Sayin! Good info Carol, thanks!!

Yes Donna.  From what I was told, it led me to believe that people could go out onto the balconies.  There must have been a way to get out onto them.

Actually, they weren't balconies. There were decorative rectangular concrete slabs (70s concrete architecture...go figure!) attached to the protruding blocks you can currently see. About two years ago, one of those slabs on the opposite building (to the right) fell off! I was in the office when it happened and it felt like an earthquake! Luckily nobody was hurt, but there's a daycare in that building and it was all pretty frightening. The concrete slabs were removed quite some time ago and there are currently workers on the other building who are removing the protruding blocks and sanding everything flush with the ledges. Mark Nash was talking about this yesterday, because this same work is supposed to happen on Quest & Kendal's building (the concrete is eroding and has become a safety hazard), but because the building is now a protected habitat...well...should be interesting to see how things go. Hmm.

Oh thank you Kat! If they sand them down, how will next years babies hop the ledges?? It may keep them put!! LOL


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 09:40:56 am
So this is before the slabs were removed??


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 09:50:32 am
So good to see her this am!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 08-Jul-11, 10:21:25 am
 :heart: :heart: It is nice to see Harlequin this morning.  She does look like she is ready to go!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 08-Jul-11, 11:48:39 am
So this is before the slabs were removed??

Leave it to you Donna! You are a  :star:!   :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 08-Jul-11, 01:26:01 pm


There she is!   :clap:  She went to the left today!


Title: !
Post by: margaret on 08-Jul-11, 03:22:33 pm


There she is!   :clap:  She went to the left today!




Like her mom!   She is exploring ALL the possibilities!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 08-Jul-11, 04:59:57 pm
!!! Start of Fledge Watch
July 08, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Marion Nash Reports:

At the watch this morning from 9am to 2;30. Bruce took over
From 9:30 to 10:00 all 3 were on the building across from Harlequin.
Female calling for Kendall to get food
At 10am he took off and shortly after he sat in his normal corner by Donna`s office and prepared the bird for Harlie
Took it in to the nest box, and left and not seen again
harlie played with the food, pouncing on it, flapping the wings, going up and down the ledge. Finally settled down for a rest
Quest on building most of the day, every time Harlie went up to her she left.

After his nap he found Quest again and had a Harlequin moment. Oh so sweet.
Then took off to the end of the ledge at theother end.

From 11:30 on very quiet.

Ann
Posted on July 8, 2011 4:44 pm


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 08-Jul-11, 06:25:33 pm
This is the picture with the fledge watch write up :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 06:40:38 pm
What a precious moment between Mother & Daughter!!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 08-Jul-11, 07:04:01 pm
This is the picture with the fledge watch write up :heart: :heart: :heart:

I  :heart: this picture!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 08-Jul-11, 07:05:23 pm
This is the picture with the fledge watch write up :heart: :heart: :heart:

 OMG! I don't think it had been posted yet when I saw the note...that is beyond cute alert!  :wub: :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 08-Jul-11, 07:10:02 pm
Awww... :heart: :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 07:10:29 pm
Is that Harlie laying next to the nest box? If so, Kat and the other watchers are not getting very entertained!!  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 08-Jul-11, 07:14:50 pm
What a sweet picture of Quest and Harlie!
             :abs-cheers:
                Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 08-Jul-11, 07:18:14 pm
Is that Harlie laying next to the nest box? If so, Kat and the other watchers are not getting very entertained!!  :(

I was just debating that myself...I don't think so, but I could be wrong...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 07:21:06 pm
Is that Harlie laying next to the nest box? If so, Kat and the other watchers are not getting very entertained!!  :(

I was just debating that myself...I don't think so, but I could be wrong...

Quest was hanging out on the nest earlier. I had to go out for a while and now I see one of them laying there. Pretty strange place for Quest to be, especially when Harlie is on the loose!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 07:38:21 pm
Well, if that is Quest next to the box, is she OK? No movement!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 08-Jul-11, 07:40:54 pm
Well, if that is Quest next to the box, is she OK? No movement!

Could be a shadow, we've been fooled before.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 08-Jul-11, 07:48:20 pm
Well, if that is Quest next to the box, is she OK? No movement!

Could be a shadow, we've been fooled before.

I don't see anyone there


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 08-Jul-11, 07:56:11 pm
Well, if that is Quest next to the box, is she OK? No movement!

Could be a shadow, we've been fooled before.

I don't see anyone there

I don't either.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 08-Jul-11, 08:25:30 pm
This is the picture with the fledge watch write up :heart: :heart: :heart:

This pic is soooo touching it brings tears to my eyes! :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-Jul-11, 12:21:28 am
This is the picture with the fledge watch write up :heart: :heart: :heart:

 OMG! I don't think it had been posted yet when I saw the note...that is beyond cute alert!  :wub: :wub:

 :heart: :wub: :wub:
This has to be the picture of the year!  And the picture on the front of the Harlequin tee shirt!  Love it!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 09-Jul-11, 01:21:15 am
This is the picture with the fledge watch write up :heart: :heart: :heart:
Lovely picture with mother and daughter!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 09-Jul-11, 08:21:25 am
Quest or Kendal, not sure!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 09-Jul-11, 08:55:54 am
That photo is just precious of Quest & Harlie

Wonder where miss Harlie is this morning -I think that's Quest


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 09-Jul-11, 09:08:28 am
Well then Harlie must be off to the left some where! Don't like not knowing!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-Jul-11, 09:32:43 am
Has Quest been sitting out on that little piece of ledge?  I just looked at the cam, and it looks like Harlie to me.  Didn't see the transmitter.
One thing you can see, it is a gorgeous day in Toronto.  Looks clear and not real hot!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 09-Jul-11, 10:12:45 am
I took 3 screen shots & zoomed in on them & I don't see a transmitter so maybe it is Harlie  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 09-Jul-11, 10:19:15 am
Harlie fledged!   :clap:  Stay safe, Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 09-Jul-11, 10:22:20 am
Om my gosh I just read it on FB - fly safe little big girl !


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 09-Jul-11, 10:27:04 am
Stay safe Harlie!

I'm sure that's why Quest hasn't moved...she's keeping her eyes on Harlie!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-Jul-11, 10:36:10 am
Fly safe, Harliequin!    Fewer cars around since it is a Saturday?   Maybe it's a good thing.  But maybe extra watchers would be helpful!   



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 09-Jul-11, 11:13:12 am
Perfect day for a fledge, a Saturday, hardly any traffic, parking lots empty. Be well sweet little Harlequin. Mom and dad have only 1 to look after. A blessing if you ask me. I'll miss her.  :heart: I'm so happy there are watchers looking after her!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 09-Jul-11, 12:05:51 pm
I miss her already!  :( :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 09-Jul-11, 12:19:01 pm
Harlie, you be careful, ya hear?? No cars... no windows... none o' that stuff!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 09-Jul-11, 12:21:55 pm
Fly safely little one, you sure brought us all alot of joy and smiles over the past few weeks!  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 09-Jul-11, 12:31:11 pm
Fly safely little one, you sure brought us all alot of joy and smiles over the past few weeks!  :wub:

She sure did, Carly!  Watching her helped fill the void of no babies here this year. I miss her already too, MAK.  :heart:  :(


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: WW on 09-Jul-11, 01:58:40 pm
Om my gosh I just read it on FB - fly safe little big girl !


Hi, I am a new member.
Can you please tell me the link to the FB page with info on our precious little feather baby?  :wave:
Thanks.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 09-Jul-11, 02:14:27 pm
Om my gosh I just read it on FB - fly safe little big girl !


Hi, I am a new member.
Can you please tell me the link to the FB page with info on our precious little feather baby?  :wave:
Thanks.


here ya go WW and congrats on your 1st post  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rfalconcam/138082889560335 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rfalconcam/138082889560335)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: WW on 09-Jul-11, 02:25:43 pm


here ya go WW and congrats on your 1st post  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rfalconcam/138082889560335 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rfalconcam/138082889560335)

Thank you thank you  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 09-Jul-11, 02:33:11 pm
I'm dying to hear today's Harlie watch!!!  (http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp61/nikoru-chan54/sweat_anim.gif)  (http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/patisblog/nervous.gif)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 09-Jul-11, 02:44:54 pm
Be safe little girl!!! Can't wait to read about her fledge!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 09-Jul-11, 02:45:57 pm
I'm dying to hear today's Harlie watch!!!  (http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp61/nikoru-chan54/sweat_anim.gif)  (http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/patisblog/nervous.gif)

                            :ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 09-Jul-11, 06:58:20 pm
At 6:50 PM EDT, I saw a male and female peregrine make several passes within view of the Harlequin cam. On one of them, both birds landed near the nest tray.  I couldn't tell whether the large one was Harlequin, but there deinitely is some active lying in the nest area.  I'd guess that all three are close together.  Very eager to hear the report from there.

Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 09-Jul-11, 08:20:28 pm
Ugh...this is killing me. Wish I could have been there today and I have to be out of town tomorrow...ack! Hope I hear more news on the fledge.

In other news, I was just walking by the Sheraton Centre and saw two peregrines circling above me! Not sure who they were, though.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 09-Jul-11, 08:28:22 pm
Ugh...this is killing me. Wish I could have been there today and I have to be out of town tomorrow...ack! Hope I hear more news on the fledge.

In other news, I was just walking by the Sheraton Centre and saw two peregrines circling above me! Not sure who they were, though.

We're ALL on pins & needles here!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 09-Jul-11, 10:19:06 pm
I'm dying to hear today's Harlie watch!!!  (http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp61/nikoru-chan54/sweat_anim.gif)  (http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/patisblog/nervous.gif)

Me too!  :heart:




Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 09-Jul-11, 11:49:04 pm


here ya go WW and congrats on your 1st post  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rfalconcam/138082889560335 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rfalconcam/138082889560335)

Thank you thank you  :2thumbsup:
Welcom WW!  It is such a joy to follow all of our falcons here, on CPF, or FB.    Hope you enjoy.  Feel free to ask questions..


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jul-11, 06:06:53 am
NO word on Harlequin!!! There has to be a better way to communicate. She could be in Nantucket right now!!  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 10-Jul-11, 06:28:14 am
At 6:50 PM EDT, I saw a male and female peregrine make several passes within view of the Harlequin cam. On one of them, both birds landed near the nest tray.  I couldn't tell whether the large one was Harlequin, but there deinitely is some active lying in the nest area.  I'd guess that all three are close together.  Very eager to hear the report from there.

Paul
Thanks for the great logical "guesstimation", Paul  ;) 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 10-Jul-11, 08:18:03 am
NO word on Harlequin!!! There has to be a better way to communicate. She could be in Nantucket right now!!  ;)

I know, Donna, I was thinking the same thing.  I know there are volunteers watching but no posts or anything


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 10-Jul-11, 09:52:31 am
NO word on Harlequin!!! There has to be a better way to communicate. She could be in Nantucket right now!!  ;)

I know, Donna, I was thinking the same thing.  I know there are volunteers watching but no posts or anything

I am also wondering why no posts or info coming from Harlie's nest site.   
 :(
I hope by later today, someone from CPF will post on their site.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 10-Jul-11, 10:36:16 am
Harlie is doing really well!!  I just called Bruce and he's at the site!!  He's had problems trying to access CPF to post so that's why no report this morning.

Harlie is currently on top of the nest building.  She's made half a dozen good strong flights since yesterday, had a bit of trouble with one landing at the start and slipped down a floor but since then she's doing well and staying high.  Bruce says she knows her limitations and is being careful.  She hasn't flown to the top of the Harlequin building yet which he says is the highest building in the area.

But all is well so far!!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jul-11, 10:39:38 am
EXCELLENT NEWS!!! THANK YOU CARLY! And a BIG hug to Bruce for watching out for her!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 10-Jul-11, 10:43:26 am
AWESOME! Bruce is the best!!!! Thanks my Canadian friends Carly and Bruce!  :mbanana: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 10-Jul-11, 10:45:05 am
I was going to call him earlier but thought to myself..what if he's trying to sleep in this morning and someone else is on site for the early shift.  Didn't want to be the person that woke him up.. :lol:  So I waited for a reasonable hour and I was worried too to be honest  :paperbag:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 10-Jul-11, 10:46:56 am
 :the_wave:    Thanks for report, Carly!!    :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 10-Jul-11, 10:49:12 am
Harli is doing really well!!  I just called Bruce and he's at the site!!  He's had problems trying to access CPF to post so that's why no report this morning.

But all is well so far!!  :thumbsup:

 :clap:  Thank you for checking Carly!  We can be a bit  :hyper: waiting for news!

Meanwhile-at first I thought this was an adult.  It may well be, but I don't recall any adult ever standing in one spot opening their wings like this for 2+ frames before taking off.  And at full extension the wings appear longer like a juvie's...just too far away to tell for sure...

   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jul-11, 10:50:32 am
I was going to call him earlier but thought to myself..what if he's trying to sleep in this morning and someone else is on site for the early shift.  Didn't want to be the person that woke him up.. :lol:  So I waited for a reasonable hour and I was worried too to be honest  :paperbag:

Yes, let sleeping watchers sleep!! Way to go Carly!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 10-Jul-11, 10:51:02 am
TY so much Carly for the update  & to Bruce & everyone watching her  goodnews:

Way to go Harlie  :2thumbsup:

 :heart: u sweet girl !


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 10-Jul-11, 10:56:33 am
It's going to be 38c with the humidex today so the watchers will have a tough day and the sun is shining to boot so hopefully everyone stays hydrated.  I expect the heat may keep Harlie from flying too much this afternoon.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 10-Jul-11, 10:58:51 am
   

Going back to the tape, I think they might have switched while I saved one recording and started another...

This is clearly an adult (likely Quest) from just before the other pics digging in the gravel & preening...

 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 10-Jul-11, 11:48:38 am
A big "Thank you!" to Carly and Bruce.

My local falcon family spent most of the morning just roosting in the shade.  If Quest and Kendal's family react similarly to the heat, today might be less exciting than yesterday.  On the other hand, if most of Harlie's flying is near the nest building, Harlequin employees and cam watchers might get a real show tomorrow morning before it gets too hot.

I hope the fledge watchers have a shady place to hang out.  Our hot, humid weather is moving North.

Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 10-Jul-11, 12:15:28 pm
NO word on Harlequin!!! There has to be a better way to communicate. She could be in Nantucket right now!!  ;)

We are so used to Rochester falcon watchers tweeting instant reports. We've forgotten how to wait patiently.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jul-11, 03:17:09 pm
NO word on Harlequin!!! There has to be a better way to communicate. She could be in Nantucket right now!!  ;)

We are so used to Rochester falcon watchers tweeting instant reports. We've forgotten how to wait patiently.

Your not kidding! Would cost a fortune to communicate with us from there....(just ask Joyce)! It was a rough 24 hrs. though. Ok, I shall learn patience.  ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 10-Jul-11, 03:39:05 pm
I was concerned because I know our Canadian friends keep in touch pretty darn quick.  Now I really believe the saying, "Bad news travels fast."  And that other one, "No news is good news."  Whew!  Nail biter, though.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 10-Jul-11, 03:43:20 pm
I was concerned because I know our Canadian friends keep in touch pretty darn quick.  Now I really believe the saying, "Bad news travels fast."  And that other one, "No news is good news."  Whew!  Nail biter, though.

Your not kidding!  :phew:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 10-Jul-11, 10:00:00 pm
THANK YOU, CARLY.  JUST CATCHING UP AGAIN -- AND HARLIE has been on my mind all day.  It drove me nuts that I logged on at 9 pm for the first time tonight, and couldn't access the site.  So our little Harlequin is doing ok. Such relief.  Good genes there.   I can rest easy tonight.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 10-Jul-11, 10:03:30 pm
Harli is doing really well!!  I just called Bruce and he's at the site!!  He's had problems trying to access CPF to post so that's why no report this morning.

But all is well so far!!  :thumbsup:

 :clap:  Thank you for checking Carly!  We can be a bit  :hyper: waiting for news!

Meanwhile-at first I thought this was an adult.  It may well be, but I don't recall any adult ever standing in one spot opening their wings like this for 2+ frames before taking off.  And at full extension the wings appear longer like a juvie's...just too far away to tell for sure...

   

Awww.  I think you caught little Harlie here!   So beautiful!   


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 10-Jul-11, 10:07:45 pm
NO word on Harlequin!!! There has to be a better way to communicate. She could be in Nantucket right now!!  ;)

We are so used to Rochester falcon watchers tweeting instant reports. We've forgotten how to wait patiently.

 :notworthy:  This is soooo true, Shaky.  We live in an instant world now, and not knowing instantly makes us   :silly: :hyper: :crazy:    Did I just express that correctly?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 10-Jul-11, 11:41:18 pm
I am so glad to hear that young Harlequin  :wub:  has fledged safely and is doing well on her first flights (and landings!).  The flights are usually easy, it's the landings that get a bit tricky!  Thank you Carly for contacting Bruce and getting an update on our girl.   :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 11-Jul-11, 05:55:00 am
!!! Baby Harlie is airborne! AM report.
July 09, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Bruce Massey Reports:

Saturday July 9th - 5am report
Took over from Anne B & Carol @ 1430 Hrs. Quest @ Nest Tray, Harlie @ East End of Building in some shade. Had around 2 hours of peace & quiet and then Quest flew low past Harley and then looped around to land @ roof level and then called to wake up Harley, and boy did she ever wake her up. For the next 15 to 20 minutes this girl vocalized she was faint w/hunger, all her feathers were be slowly pulled out one by one etc etc. Meanwhile Mom had gone & got a food package & after eating a little herself brought the rest in for Harlie.
After that, there was around 4pm or so hours of flapping (Good Coordination, a little lift) disappearing around the East Corner. The determining factor was that the adult/s (Quest) were absent until the last feeding @ around 2000 Hrs. After this Harley went over to a column in the middle of the building and laid down facing inward. (Yahoo, an early night). Around 1/2 hour later a TTC Bus w/noisy brakes had her up again and finally around 2130 Hrs she had settled on one of the concrete pieces sticking out of the middle of the building. I left soon after that @ 2140-2145 Hrs releaved by Mark and Marion,, and Dennis and Gwen who came in from Windsor Ontario - (CPF chaptor coordinators from the Windsor Ontario nest site).

Thanx
Bruce Massey
Sent from my Black Berry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

!!! Baby Hiarlie’s first flights
July 09, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:

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      strong>Saturday July 9th - 2011

Murray and I did 2 drive byes yesterday (Sat July 9) before arriving at 2:30 ish to help out with the fledge watch. At 2:18 we watched nervously as she did her second flight. A little scary, but definitely exciting. We were worried she was going to go in the valley, but she turned around and mommy Quest and daddy Kendall were in the vicinity watching. Very awkward landing, but ok.. Have learned lots of info from Mark and Marion of the CPF and Bruce the bird man. Stayed till approx 8:15pm after all of the birds seemed to settle down for the evening and met lots of wonderful dedicated people.

Will be back tomorrow!!
Debbie & Murray

!!! Baby H has fledged and holding her altitude just fine.
July 10, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Today at the watch Harlie decided it was time to test my nerves. Both Debbie and I are still shaking.
First thing first. Thank you To the Canadian Peregrine Foundation and all their fledge volunteers who do this day after day after day, year after year. You have nerves of steel and man I admire the lot of you. Mark Marion Bruce Tracy Frank Lyn and Kathy (the only ones I know) you are totally amazing. Thank you thank you thank you.
I arrived today at the watch and Bruce and I enjoyed watching Baby Harlequin fly around the Harlequin building and then land on top of the building.
Baby Harlie was amazing.
Murray and Debbie arrived
3 hours later was a different story. .
Harlequin was chasing the adults on the Harlequin roof - even taking short flights in the air. Kendal did a food drop to Harlie and then Quest came and took it away. Harlie ticked off. She chased mom all over the roof.
Now come the time that apparently I screamed
As Harlie was chasing mom she slipped off and fell head first from the top of the building spinning around. LUCKILY mom and dad peregrine falcon were there to help her adjust her flight and change her direction and truly saved their baby. Now the fun part they started to chased the baby and the baby chased the parents, around and off around and off. Lots of great action and amazing flights by all three of them. Meanwhile I am standing there with my towel on my shoulder, camera off to the side and going OMG OMG. Goosebumps galore and man no nerves of steel with this gal. Bruce comes over and is laughing at me. Both Debbie and I were speak less (oh yes really Murray and Carol)
Bruce took my towel and waved it at me and told me I was fired as photographer since i forgot about the camera during all this amazing action. lol
So that was the end of my little adventure at the fledge watch today. I really admire all the people who can handle this work.
Ann
PS both Quest and Kendal are great parents - they lead and guide the baby all over the place. Could have been a different outcome if not for the parents. Great work mom and dad.
Again you guys at CPF are amazing. Thanks
I am off to take some Valium and rest for the evening. No photos today lol

Ann Brokelman

OMG, my heart sank reading this. Quest and Kendal truly are AMAZING parents!! Thank you all so much for watching after them! I need more than a "PHEW" smiley! Valium sounds good!! :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 11-Jul-11, 07:21:21 am
Great reports, everyone - such excitement! Thanks for being there.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 11-Jul-11, 09:05:20 am
 :thanx: Quest has been special right from the start back here in Rochester! Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 11-Jul-11, 09:19:11 am
A great report about Harlie and Quest and Kendal.   What great parents.  All  you watchers - in Toronto and in Rochester, are just amazing.  Nerves of steel is right!   
 :bow:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 11-Jul-11, 09:35:28 am
Wow!  Wonderful reports!!!!  Quest and Kendal are amazing!  Whew!!! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 11-Jul-11, 10:18:01 am
Harlie on cam now!!! She's so BIG!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 11-Jul-11, 10:34:02 am
Harlequin has wonderful parents!  :happy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 11-Jul-11, 10:40:58 am
Harlie on cam now!!! She's so BIG!!

You are what you eat?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 11-Jul-11, 10:44:24 am
Harlie on cam now!!! She's so BIG!!

You are what you eat?

 :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 11-Jul-11, 10:59:09 am
Eee! I watched Harlequin fly past my window and land at the very top of "her" building. She looks like a pro! No landing problem at all! Now she's just flown to the top of the Harlequin building.

So amazing and I'm so delighted she seems to be a fast learner! :2thumbsup:

She looks beautiful.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 11-Jul-11, 11:03:30 am
Eee! I watched Harlequin fly past my window and land at the very top of "her" building. She looks like a pro! No landing problem at all! Now she's just flown to the top of the Harlequin building.

So amazing and I'm so delighted she seems to be a fast learner! :2thumbsup:

She looks beautiful.

Uhhhh... Kat? See? Just takes one sip and you are addicted! (But you are working, right? Just like the rest of us??)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 11-Jul-11, 11:06:50 am
Uhhhh... Kat? See? Just takes one sip and you are addicted! (But you are working, right? Just like the rest of us??)

Ha ha. Well...the work is moving across my desk a little bit slower than usual, but I am part of the official fledge watch, which is currently part of my job description. At least...I think it is. ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 11-Jul-11, 11:15:18 am
Eee! I watched Harlequin fly past my window and land at the very top of "her" building. She looks like a pro! No landing problem at all! Now she's just flown to the top of the Harlequin building.

So amazing and I'm so delighted she seems to be a fast learner! :2thumbsup:

She looks beautiful.

 :clap:   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 11-Jul-11, 11:33:57 am
Eee! I watched Harlequin fly past my window and land at the very top of "her" building. She looks like a pro! No landing problem at all! Now she's just flown to the top of the Harlequin building.

So amazing and I'm so delighted she seems to be a fast learner! :2thumbsup:

She looks beautiful.

Uhhhh... Kat? See? Just takes one sip and you are addicted! (But you are working, right? Just like the rest of us??)

Bobbie-whatchu talkin' 'bout?  We're not addicted! 











(much)  :hysterical:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 11-Jul-11, 12:01:15 pm
Uhhhh... Kat? See? Just takes one sip and you are addicted! (But you are working, right? Just like the rest of us??)

Ha ha. Well...the work is moving across my desk a little bit slower than usual, but I am part of the official fledge watch, which is currently part of my job description. At least...I think it is. ;)

So happy for you, Kat!!!  And if your boss has a scope in her office, chances are she is watching too!!!  SO grateful for and to all of you for watching this precious family!!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 11-Jul-11, 12:22:14 pm
Eee! I watched Harlequin fly past my window and land at the very top of "her" building. She looks like a pro! No landing problem at all! Now she's just flown to the top of the Harlequin building.

So amazing and I'm so delighted she seems to be a fast learner! :2thumbsup:

She looks beautiful.

Maybe you will be able to see Harlie playing talon tag with her mom.  As I recall from just about exactly three years ago, young Quest was pretty good at that, so they should put on a good show.

Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 11-Jul-11, 01:22:39 pm
!!! Baby H is doing very well indeed!!! She has both parents undivided attention!
July 10, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

Sunday July 10th - 2011 - PM watch report:

By 9:15pm this evening, Baby H had settled down for the evening, resting on the upper ledge of 240 Duncan Mill Rd building quite obviously pooped out with the days activities. During her late afternoon and early evening antics, she made more than seven short flights from building to building without any problems, gaining altitude from the 5th and 6th floor ledges to the upper roof of the 225 Duncan mill road - (the Harlequin building roof top). This roof top is 10 plus floors in elevation. Quest and Kendal were with her (or should I say almost on top of her during most of the flights), and are incredible parents, especially given that they are new parents!

I must add, that after more than 17 years of fledge watching in the streets - (and at many different nest sites), Quest is one tough parent, and certainly a demanding sot! I have NEVER seen a more “nagging” parent, as Quest constantly pursues Kendal around vocalizing at him during most of the daylight hours!! Even the other fledge watch team members have all come and asked us what on earth does Quest want of Kendal? ? ? ?

She is screaming, pursuing and chasing him all the time even after he brings in food!!! This poor little guy never gets any piece and quiet!! Well, what can I say, family rearing is a demanding job,, and the female falcon wears the “feathers” in the family and its obvious that she feels that she needs to keep him on his toes and is making sure that he is attentive at all times!!

WOW, is she keeping him on his toes!!! Oh my goodness!! Is she a nag!!!

Marion and I closed the watch for the day just after 9:30 pm feeling very good about what had been reported by the fledge watch team from earlier events of the day, and very satisfied with Baby H’s progress during the evening watch. She is doing very well indeed, and obviously benefiting from not having any siblings to compete with for her parents attention!!

The low rise office buildings surrounding this nest site with all of the easy to access ledges are a great benefit both Baby H and the parents. It is also a huge benefit to us doing the fledge watch.

The availability of empty parking lots and open unobstructed air space around the three main buildings is very accommodating and makes this fledge watch a very easy process. There is absolutely no weekend traffic and the area is very quiet indeed! Makes for a very stress free watch in comparison to most of the other fledge watches were involved in.

Quest and Kendal are outstanding parents and are staying tight to Baby H.
Posted on July 11, 2011 12:21 pm
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 11-Jul-11, 01:33:15 pm
WOW!  WOW!  WOW!
       :yippee: :yippee:
            Lola


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 11-Jul-11, 02:04:54 pm
Knock on wood.  If there is a place where Harlie can get into trouble, she probably will.   But then Quest took her time choosing the right place.  She certainly scouted out Canada and Cape Cod.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 11-Jul-11, 03:39:48 pm
Of course Quest is a great parent-she learned from the best!  :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kathy O on 11-Jul-11, 04:11:02 pm
You got that right . . .


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 11-Jul-11, 04:31:54 pm
Harlie on cam now!!! She's so BIG!!

Wow she's just gorgeous !


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 11-Jul-11, 04:36:29 pm
Knock on wood.  If there is a place where Harlie can get into trouble, she probably will.   But then Quest took her time choosing the right place.  She certainly scouted out Canada and Cape Cod.

and Nantucket.   :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 11-Jul-11, 04:59:33 pm
Knock on wood.  If there is a place where Harlie can get into trouble, she probably will.   But then Quest took her time choosing the right place.  She certainly scouted out Canada and Cape Cod.

and Nantucket.   :wave:

And New Joisey, though she didn't stay long  :gum:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 11-Jul-11, 05:01:54 pm
Holy Moly!  I can't help but remember Quest's first day of flying.  On her 2nd flight, she did come to the ground and there was an almost rescue.  She had other ideas though and now look at her.  She is her momma's daughter.   :'(  Good job all!    :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 11-Jul-11, 07:12:16 pm
OH, how I wish we could have put a transmitter on Harlie!  It is clear that Quest is her mother's daughter - would love to see how Harlie does.  I am loving this!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Joyce on 11-Jul-11, 08:15:03 pm
OMG I am ROLMAO.  "Quest is one tough parent, and certainly a demanding sot! .... WOW, is she keeping him on his toes!!! Oh my goodness!! Is she a nag!!!"  

Mark Nash has such a talent to make people laugh when he's talking or writing.  I would love to have seen this report if were written by a woman (LOL).

I do remember watchers saying that Mariah in her first years with Kaver trained him very well.  Yes I agree....Quest is her mother's daughter!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 11-Jul-11, 10:53:32 pm
Harlie on cam now!!! She's so BIG!!

You are what you eat?

 :laugh: she is a spoiled little only child of two very egg-celent parents!  


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 11-Jul-11, 11:04:29 pm
Eee! I watched Harlequin fly past my window and land at the very top of "her" building. She looks like a pro! No landing problem at all! Now she's just flown to the top of the Harlequin building.

So amazing and I'm so delighted she seems to be a fast learner! :2thumbsup:

She looks beautiful.

Looks /sounds like Kat is addicted!    Lucky you!  Front row seat!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 11-Jul-11, 11:11:56 pm
Eee! I watched Harlequin fly past my window and land at the very top of "her" building. She looks like a pro! No landing problem at all! Now she's just flown to the top of the Harlequin building.

So amazing and I'm so delighted she seems to be a fast learner! :2thumbsup:

She looks beautiful.

Best seat in the house!! Lucky you!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 11-Jul-11, 11:13:55 pm
!!! Baby H is doing very well indeed!!! She has both parents undivided attention!
July 10, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

Sunday July 10th - 2011 - PM watch report:

By 9:15pm this evening, Baby H had settled down for the evening, resting on the upper ledge of 240 Duncan Mill Rd building quite obviously pooped out with the days activities. During her late afternoon and early evening antics, she made more than seven short flights from building to building without any problems, gaining altitude from the 5th and 6th floor ledges to the upper roof of the 225 Duncan mill road - (the Harlequin building roof top). This roof top is 10 plus floors in elevation. Quest and Kendal were with her (or should I say almost on top of her during most of the flights), and are incredible parents, especially given that they are new parents!

I must add, that after more than 17 years of fledge watching in the streets - (and at many different nest sites), Quest is one tough parent, and certainly a demanding sot! I have NEVER seen a more “nagging” parent, as Quest constantly pursues Kendal around vocalizing at him during most of the daylight hours!! Even the other fledge watch team members have all come and asked us what on earth does Quest want of Kendal? ? ? ?

She is screaming, pursuing and chasing him all the time even after he brings in food!!! This poor little guy never gets any piece and quiet!! Well, what can I say, family rearing is a demanding job,, and the female falcon wears the “feathers” in the family and its obvious that she feels that she needs to keep him on his toes and is making sure that he is attentive at all times!!

WOW, is she keeping him on his toes!!! Oh my goodness!! Is she a nag!!!

Marion and I closed the watch for the day just after 9:30 pm feeling very good about what had been reported by the fledge watch team from earlier events of the day, and very satisfied with Baby H’s progress during the evening watch. She is doing very well indeed, and obviously benefiting from not having any siblings to compete with for her parents attention!!

The low rise office buildings surrounding this nest site with all of the easy to access ledges are a great benefit both Baby H and the parents. It is also a huge benefit to us doing the fledge watch.

The availability of empty parking lots and open unobstructed air space around the three main buildings is very accommodating and makes this fledge watch a very easy process. There is absolutely no weekend traffic and the area is very quiet indeed! Makes for a very stress free watch in comparison to most of the other fledge watches were involved in.

Quest and Kendal are outstanding parents and are staying tight to Baby H.
Posted on July 11, 2011 12:21 pm
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills


 :clap: :heart: :heart:
This is wonderful!   A nag,  a great mother and father, and a happily flying Harlie!       What more could we ask for in a report?    We knew Quest was special from the beginning!  That's why she is still wearing that transmitter!   We knew she had great genes from M and K!    
And the whole Harlequin Romance thing?     It was meant to be.  
A great report from Mark Nash!
A novel in the making!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 11-Jul-11, 11:18:25 pm
Knock on wood.  If there is a place where Harlie can get into trouble, she probably will.   But then Quest took her time choosing the right place.  She certainly scouted out Canada and Cape Cod.

and Nantucket.   :wave:

And somewhere on Long Island -- according to my Quest Tour Tee shirt!    Or was it Shelter Island ?  Also a VERY nice place!     Quest has been around!   LOL!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 11-Jul-11, 11:20:10 pm
Beauty and/or Unity need to take some training from Quest ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 11-Jul-11, 11:26:42 pm
Beauty and/or Unity need to take some training from Quest ;)

 :thumbsup: absolutely! Well, Beauty did well before Unity came into the picture! She wasn't the best mom but she tried her 1st year. Quest!!! That's a whole different story! What a mom and (NAG)!! LOL Mark!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 11-Jul-11, 11:54:05 pm
OMG I am ROLMAO.  "Quest is one tough parent, and certainly a demanding sot! .... WOW, is she keeping him on his toes!!! Oh my goodness!! Is she a nag!!!"  

Mark Nash has such a talent to make people laugh when he's talking or writing.  I would love to have seen this report if were written by a woman (LOL).

I do remember watchers saying that Mariah in her first years with Kaver trained him very well.  Yes I agree....Quest is her mother's daughter!


Sorry,Joyce, - and it may be moderated by a MOD - and it's not PC -- but how many of us have "domesticated"  a homo sapien (sp?)  in our day?   LOL  ? If we don't do it? Who does?  


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 12-Jul-11, 12:03:50 am
Beauty and/or Unity need to take some training from Quest ;)

 :ditto:
YES!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 12-Jul-11, 05:08:50 am
Sorry,Joyce, - and it may be moderated by a MOD - and it's not PC -- but how many of us have "domesticated"  a homo sapien (sp?)  in our day?   LOL  ? If we don't do it? Who does?  

Every woman worth her salt domesticates our males!  Some begins with their mother, but it is up to the wife to stomp him into something fit to enjoy dinner with  :lol:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 12-Jul-11, 05:55:50 am
Every woman worth her salt domesticates our males!  Some begins with their mother, but it is up to the wife to stomp him into something fit to enjoy dinner with  :lol:

 :2funny: :2funny: :hysterical: :2funny:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 12-Jul-11, 05:58:57 am
Every woman worth her salt domesticates our males!  Some begins with their mother, but it is up to the wife to stomp him into something fit to enjoy dinner with  :lol:

 :2funny: :2funny: :hysterical: :2funny:

Rod always tells people that I "brought him down to my level".


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 12-Jul-11, 07:04:47 am
Knock on wood.  If there is a place where Harlie can get into trouble, she probably will.   But then Quest took her time choosing the right place.  She certainly scouted out Canada and Cape Cod.

and Nantucket.   :wave:

And somewhere on Long Island -- according to my Quest Tour Tee shirt!    Or was it Shelter Island ?  Also a VERY nice place!     Quest has been around!   LOL!

Yes, it was Shelter Island, which is technically part of Long Island...on her way back from New Jersey...

Map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ptab=2&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=212355923774051116388.00045794424aef68240a5)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 12-Jul-11, 11:46:54 am
Sorry,Joyce, - and it may be moderated by a MOD - and it's not PC -- but how many of us have "domesticated"  a homo sapien (sp?)  in our day?   LOL  ? If we don't do it? Who does?  

Every woman worth her salt domesticates our males!  Some begins with their mother, but it is up to the wife to stomp him into something fit to enjoy dinner with  :lol:

 :wave:  Funny stuff!  :rofl: ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 12-Jul-11, 01:39:01 pm
where is harlie today? (WED)  Any flights  yet today?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: WW on 12-Jul-11, 02:05:39 pm
I had the privilege yesterday (Monday Jul 11/11) to briefly drive by the Toronto/Don Mills site at about 6:10pm to 6:15pm. Wasn't equipped with binoculars or camera at that time so i can just tell you what i believe i saw.

Once I arrived at Harlequin's back parking lot, I spotted two bigger birds (which i believe is Quest and Kendal) on top of the Harlequin roof facing the back parking lot. Within a few seconds, one started screaming (she must be our dear Quest  :rofl: ) and the other one quickly tried to get away and flew off smoothly with ease (he must be Kendal). Everything was very quiet again once Kendal flew off towards the wooded valley direction. Also spot two gentlemen sitting in the parking lot of the Harlequin building with binoculars in hand. Big Thank You for them for watching over our Baby Harlie. They seemed very relaxed while keeping a tab on what's going on on the roof. Not much action overall so i guess Baby Harlie  :wub:  must be resting or having supper.

I was so excited to be able to see Quest and Kendal in person. Very anxious driving through that area. Have never driven so slow and careful before, so afraid of running over any of those precious creatures.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 12-Jul-11, 02:14:18 pm
To anyone who read my post--you probably realize it's TUES not wed---i just did--SORRY 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 12-Jul-11, 02:37:45 pm
To anyone who read my post--you probably realize it's TUES not wed---i just did--SORRY 

Hiya! Well, I've been watching lots of action today! Came in and Harlequin was sitting on one of the top ledges of "her" building, then saw two short flights out and around to a couple of other spots on the same building. This girl is having NO trouble with landings that I can see! Kendal was keeping a good eye on her in the morning, sitting very close to the scrape. Then watched a bit of fun with Harlequin and Quest chasing each other to a couple of different spots on the building across the way, saw Kendal bring Harlequin a small piece of food, and, just now, watched Harlequin chase Quest to a ledge. There was a bit of fluttering and Quest flew off to the scrape, while Harlequin sits on the ledge around the corner, looking a bit tired/bewildered! If you look at the camera *right now*, you can just make out a teeny Quest on the nest box!

Yesterday went out to watch at lunch and Harlequin was perched pretty sleepily at the back of the Harlequin building, while Quest kept an eye on her from a nearby spot.

Such a pleasure to watch them interact. And that report by Mark Nash was amazing to read. So far it seems that we Harlequin employees haven't been needed for the official fledge watch and it seems that Harlequin is such a fast learner, with terrific parents, that I may never have to use my towel swishing skills to pick her up off the ground! ;)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: nwfloridafalconfan on 12-Jul-11, 02:52:35 pm

So far it seems that we Harlequin employees haven't been needed for the official fledge watch and it seems that Harlequin is such a fast learner, with terrific parents, that I may never have to use my towel swishing skills to pick her up off the ground! ;)

Much like CPR - good skills to possess while hoping they don't have to be used.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: WW on 12-Jul-11, 02:52:48 pm
So far it seems that we Harlequin employees haven't been needed for the official fledge watch and it seems that Harlequin is such a fast learner, with terrific parents, that I may never have to use my towel swishing skills to pick her up off the ground! ;)

No matter whether you would be needed for the offical fledge watch, I am sure all of us really appreciate yours and your fellow Harlequin employees efforts  :thumbsup: in taking part.
It is great to have you here to give us first hand info, especially for the benefit of those of us who so much would like to be there for a longer period of them but can't.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 12-Jul-11, 05:41:48 pm

So far it seems that we Harlequin employees haven't been needed for the official fledge watch and it seems that Harlequin is such a fast learner, with terrific parents, that I may never have to use my towel swishing skills to pick her up off the ground! ;)

Much like CPR - good skills to possess while hoping they don't have to be used.

I totally agree NWF!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 12-Jul-11, 07:03:43 pm
So far it seems that we Harlequin employees haven't been needed for the official fledge watch and it seems that Harlequin is such a fast learner, with terrific parents, that I may never have to use my towel swishing skills to pick her up off the ground! ;)

No matter whether you would be needed for the offical fledge watch, I am sure all of us really appreciate yours and your fellow Harlequin employees efforts  :thumbsup: in taking part.
It is great to have you here to give us first hand info, especially for the benefit of those of us who so much would like to be there for a longer period of them but can't.

Welcome to the Forum WW!!   :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 12-Jul-11, 07:58:42 pm
Harlequin Flying well
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Marion Nash Reports:

Ann Reports
10:00 to 1:00 shift
excellent flights, 9+ on her landings,tucked on back of ledge 240 building. quest brought her food and then down again.

both adults hunting together over valley
Posted on July 12, 2011 2:10 pm
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 12-Jul-11, 09:24:33 pm
Don Mills Site - Photos of Harlequin
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Enjoy a few photos of Harlequin, Kendal  and Quest  over the past few days.

Ann

         

Oh these are fabulous!  :wub: :wub: :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 12-Jul-11, 09:31:15 pm
I enjoyed!  I enjoyed!  Bravo!  Encore!          :coolphotos:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 12-Jul-11, 09:33:28 pm
Don Mills Site - Photos of Harlequin
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Enjoy a few photos of Harlequin, Kendal  and Quest  over the past few days.

Ann

   
      

Oh these are fabulous!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

They sure are!  Harlie is beautiful!   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 12-Jul-11, 09:36:30 pm
Wow!  It's like watching a fireworks display with feathers.

Thanks,

Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 12-Jul-11, 10:06:56 pm
Magnificent!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 12-Jul-11, 10:12:10 pm
 :flash: :bravo: :the_wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 12-Jul-11, 10:13:21 pm
Don Mills Site - Photos of Harlequin
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Enjoy a few photos of Harlequin, Kendal  and Quest  over the past few days.

Ann

         

Oh these are fabulous!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

 :clap: Gorgeous pictures!  Much Thanks to Ann B, photographer extraordinaire!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 12-Jul-11, 10:14:22 pm
Oh she is so beautiful..well, all 3 are!! Thank you Ann!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 12-Jul-11, 10:16:58 pm
Marvelous pictures. Thank you for sharing.


Question just what do you think Beauty did wrong? The eggs weren't fertile.  :confused:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 12-Jul-11, 10:19:13 pm
Marvelous pictures. Thank you for sharing.


Question just what do you think Beauty did wrong? The eggs weren't fertile.  :confused:

Beauty did nothing wrong.  It was just the circumstances.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 12-Jul-11, 10:25:10 pm
Beauty and/or Unity need to take some training from Quest ;)

 :ditto:
YES!
my question was aimed at this post. I know it wasn't her fault.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 12-Jul-11, 10:58:03 pm
I had the privilege yesterday (Monday Jul 11/11) to briefly drive by the Toronto/Don Mills site at about 6:10pm to 6:15pm. Wasn't equipped with binoculars or camera at that time so i can just tell you what i believe i saw.

Once I arrived at Harlequin's back parking lot, I spotted two bigger birds (which i believe is Quest and Kendal) on top of the Harlequin roof facing the back parking lot. Within a few seconds, one started screaming (she must be our dear Quest  :rofl: ) and the other one quickly tried to get away and flew off smoothly with ease (he must be Kendal). Everything was very quiet again once Kendal flew off towards the wooded valley direction. Also spot two gentlemen sitting in the parking lot of the Harlequin building with binoculars in hand. Big Thank You for them for watching over our Baby Harlie. They seemed very relaxed while keeping a tab on what's going on on the roof. Not much action overall so i guess Baby Harlie  :wub:  must be resting or having supper.

I was so excited to be able to see Quest and Kendal in person. Very anxious driving through that area. Have never driven so slow and careful before, so afraid of running over any of those precious creatures.

Lucky you, WW, to be able to see Quest and Kendal in action!    What a sweet report!    I can feel your joy at what you saw. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 12-Jul-11, 11:06:40 pm
So far it seems that we Harlequin employees haven't been needed for the official fledge watch and it seems that Harlequin is such a fast learner, with terrific parents, that I may never have to use my towel swishing skills to pick her up off the ground! ;)

No matter whether you would be needed for the offical fledge watch, I am sure all of us really appreciate yours and your fellow Harlequin employees efforts  :thumbsup: in taking part.
It is great to have you here to give us first hand info, especially for the benefit of those of us who so much would like to be there for a longer period of them but can't.

...or for those of us who can't be there at all!  Wonderful report, KAT.    Quest learned from the best -- her mom, Mariah.  Keep us posted!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 12-Jul-11, 11:30:52 pm
Don Mills Site - Photos of Harlequin
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Enjoy a few photos of Harlequin, Kendal  and Quest  over the past few days.

Ann

         

Oh these are fabulous!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

 :heart: :bravo: :ditto:
look at that beautiful family!    Look at little Harlequin!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 12-Jul-11, 11:33:55 pm
 :good post:
Wow!  It's like watching a fireworks display with feathers.

Thanks,

Paul
:good post:   Absolutley!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: anneintoronto on 13-Jul-11, 12:23:02 am
Don Mills Site - Photos of Harlequin
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Enjoy a few photos of Harlequin, Kendal  and Quest  over the past few days.

Ann

         

Oh these are fabulous!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

 :clap: Gorgeous pictures!  Much Thanks to Ann B, photographer extraordinaire!   :thumbsup:

Wonderful photos, Ann!!  Especially the third one!  The action you caught is so extraordinary!  The wing movement, the demanding look on Harlequin's face!  Really exciting!

Thanks!

Anne in Toronto


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 13-Jul-11, 01:25:32 am
Don Mills Site - Photos of Harlequin
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Enjoy a few photos of Harlequin, Kendal  and Quest  over the past few days.

Ann

         

Oh these are fabulous!  :wub: :wub: :wub:
Stunning pictures of Harlequin and her parents!  :notworthy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 13-Jul-11, 04:59:34 am
Is it me, or does that picture of Harlie in flight with her red band visable look like her Aunt Linn?   :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 13-Jul-11, 05:59:22 am
Those photos are fabulous!  Wonderful to see Harlie flying too!

New article on Quest up today at CPF, Mark says her transmitter is coming off as she's been picking at the harness.  You can see in the photo's it is and he's asking us to be observant so they can retrieve it when it falls off!!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/07/sightings/pm-watch-report-baby-h-is-doing-incredible-and-quest%e2%80%99s-radio-harness-is-coming-off/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/07/sightings/pm-watch-report-baby-h-is-doing-incredible-and-quest%e2%80%99s-radio-harness-is-coming-off/)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Jul-11, 06:16:38 am
Those photos are fabulous!  Wonderful to see Harlie flying too!

New article on Quest up today at CPF, Mark says her transmitter is coming off as she's been picking at the harness.  You can see in the photo's it is and he's asking us to be observant so they can retrieve it when it falls off!!

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/07/sightings/pm-watch-report-baby-h-is-doing-incredible-and-quest%e2%80%99s-radio-harness-is-coming-off/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/07/sightings/pm-watch-report-baby-h-is-doing-incredible-and-quest%e2%80%99s-radio-harness-is-coming-off/)

Oh wow, now she picks at it. Must be itchy after 3 years....like a cast. We had 3 very very good years of tracking her. Wonder if she and Kendal will stay the Winter or move around. I'm sure he's thinking right now where to go, (on his own), with all that nagging she's doing. Maybe he's having 2nd thoughts!! I would. :devil:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Jul-11, 06:19:57 am
!!! Baby H is flying great!!! Afternoon report.
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Bruce Massey Reports:

Arrived @ 1615 Hrs., initially saw no Peregrines. Started Walking West & after 5 or so Minutes and observed Quest then Harley fly into the top level of the Harliquin Building. I went behind the Nest Building, and after watching Harley do a good Flight (2-3 min) which included some Kiting, she made about a “9″ landing on the top roof Level of the Rose Coloured Building just to the East of Harliquin.

Murray showed up a few minutes later and filled me in on the days happenings. By now, Harley had flown on to the rear of the Harleqin Building so I followed her and set up in the shade of the Parking Garage. Soon after that Kendal came from the East and teased Harley stupid, all but landing on top of her with the food. That said it was an impressive flight display, all done with subtle movement of wings and tail no wing flapping.

A bit later, with no parents in area (At least that I could see) Harley decided to explore on her own. There was I would guess a 10-15 kph gusting wind and she kited w/ a little bit of trouble, got some height and then headed out to the West finally came to land on the 3 storey building with the White top. As I was walking over to check I was pretty sure that she flew a quite a good speed back by the Nest Building. I continued over to the Building anyway, and didn’t find her. I finally found her on the North Side of the Harliquin Building @ roof height.

I was relieved by Mark & Marion and left around 1915 Hrs.
Thanx Bruce


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Jul-11, 07:15:56 am
Falcon!! Wonder who?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 13-Jul-11, 11:01:15 am
!!! Baby H is flying great!!! Afternoon report.
July 12, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Bruce Massey Reports:

Arrived @ 1615 Hrs., initially saw no Peregrines. Started Walking West & after 5 or so Minutes and observed Quest then Harley fly into the top level of the Harliquin Building. I went behind the Nest Building, and after watching Harley do a good Flight (2-3 min) which included some Kiting, she made about a “9″ landing on the top roof Level of the Rose Coloured Building just to the East of Harliquin.

Murray showed up a few minutes later and filled me in on the days happenings. By now, Harley had flown on to the rear of the Harleqin Building so I followed her and set up in the shade of the Parking Garage. Soon after that Kendal came from the East and teased Harley stupid, all but landing on top of her with the food. That said it was an impressive flight display, all done with subtle movement of wings and tail no wing flapping.

A bit later, with no parents in area (At least that I could see) Harley decided to explore on her own. There was I would guess a 10-15 kph gusting wind and she kited w/ a little bit of trouble, got some height and then headed out to the West finally came to land on the 3 storey building with the White top. As I was walking over to check I was pretty sure that she flew a quite a good speed back by the Nest Building. I continued over to the Building anyway, and didn’t find her. I finally found her on the North Side of the Harliquin Building @ roof height.

I was relieved by Mark & Marion and left around 1915 Hrs.
Thanx Bruce

Thanks for the report Bruce, my Canadian falcon friend!  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 13-Jul-11, 07:27:17 pm
Oh wow, now she picks at it. Must be itchy after 3 years....like a cast. We had 3 very very good years of tracking her. Wonder if she and Kendal will stay the Winter or move around. I'm sure he's thinking right now where to go, (on his own), with all that nagging she's doing. Maybe he's having 2nd thoughts!! I would. :devil:

Not itchy - it is time.  It served it's purpose and gave us a very, very special gift.  Now it is time for Quest to fly solo without us.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 13-Jul-11, 08:06:37 pm


2 on the ledges.  I'm debating with myself if the left-most lump is a peregrine...I did see it move and it wasn't there before-just not close enough to be 100% sure.

Oh well-bird on the right has left...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 13-Jul-11, 08:08:48 pm
LOL, got the same thing, thought it was 2 of them also!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 13-Jul-11, 08:20:03 pm
LOL, got the same thing, thought it was 2 of them also!

The left lump did move like a preening peregrine...  :silly:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 13-Jul-11, 09:17:44 pm
Oh wow, now she picks at it. Must be itchy after 3 years....like a cast. We had 3 very very good years of tracking her. Wonder if she and Kendal will stay the Winter or move around. I'm sure he's thinking right now where to go, (on his own), with all that nagging she's doing. Maybe he's having 2nd thoughts!! I would. :devil:

Not itchy - it is time.  It served it's purpose and gave us a very, very special gift.  Now it is time for Quest to fly solo without us.

It is a poignant moment for all of us who have followed Quest since she was an egg.   That transmitter has allowed us to share her life, and to follow her escapades and adventures, and finally to share her "Harlequin Romance" moment with Kendal and little Harlequin.   It has been a privilege -- I've said that before. 
I'm happy that she will be a "freebird"  and lose that transmitter, but I think she will stick around her chosen site as her mother did, so  we will be able to keep track of Quest, and Kendal if he comes back after winter break.  Harlequin -- she will be the one we will wonder about.   Maybe she will settle down in Rochester!
And Archer will have three females in town !   Anyone untangle that family tree ?  :-)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Patti from Kentucky on 13-Jul-11, 10:37:02 pm
Oh wow, now she picks at it. Must be itchy after 3 years....like a cast. We had 3 very very good years of tracking her. Wonder if she and Kendal will stay the Winter or move around. I'm sure he's thinking right now where to go, (on his own), with all that nagging she's doing. Maybe he's having 2nd thoughts!! I would. :devil:

Having worn neoprene before...I have to think it's HOT as well!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 13-Jul-11, 11:39:44 pm
Oh wow, now she picks at it. Must be itchy after 3 years....like a cast. We had 3 very very good years of tracking her. Wonder if she and Kendal will stay the Winter or move around. I'm sure he's thinking right now where to go, (on his own), with all that nagging she's doing. Maybe he's having 2nd thoughts!! I would. :devil:

Not itchy - it is time.  It served it's purpose and gave us a very, very special gift.  Now it is time for Quest to fly solo without us.

It is a poignant moment for all of us who have followed Quest since she was an egg.   That transmitter has allowed us to share her life, and to follow her escapades and adventures, and finally to share her "Harlequin Romance" moment with Kendal and little Harlequin.   It has been a privilege -- I've said that before. 
I'm happy that she will be a "freebird"  and lose that transmitter, but I think she will stick around her chosen site as her mother did, so  we will be able to keep track of Quest, and Kendal if he comes back after winter break.  Harlequin -- she will be the one we will wonder about.   Maybe she will settle down in Rochester!
And Archer will have three females in town !   Anyone untangle that family tree ?  :-)

so well said, Margaret!!  We have been having our love affair with Quest for 3 years!  What a gift!  And to be able to see her with her mate and baby has been a blessing!  May all three be strong and safe!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jul-11, 06:57:07 am
Don Mills - Harlequin soars in the sky
July 13, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

At the Toronto Don Mills location many of us were treated to some great flying by Harlequin.  She was soaring in the sky.  Moving from building to building.

The best part for me was when Quest fed her on the ledge.  Makes you remember Harlie is still a young falcon.

Ann

Beautiful Harlie!


Most excellent pictures of Harlequin by Ann!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jul-11, 07:56:43 am
Flying by the nest a few times. Harlie??


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 14-Jul-11, 08:00:02 am
Flying by the nest a few times. Harlie??

Wings look long-I'd agree  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 14-Jul-11, 08:59:31 am
Don Mills - Harlequin soars in the sky
July 13, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

At the Toronto Don Mills location many of us were treated to some great flying by Harlequin.  She was soaring in the sky.  Moving from building to building.

The best part for me was when Quest fed her on the ledge.  Makes you remember Harlie is still a young falcon.

Ann

Beautiful Harlie!


Most excellent pictures of Harlequin by Ann!!  :clap:

Dittoes!   Wonderful pictures of Harlequine! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 14-Jul-11, 11:38:47 am
Don Mills - Harlequin soars in the sky
July 13, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

At the Toronto Don Mills location many of us were treated to some great flying by Harlequin.  She was soaring in the sky.  Moving from building to building.

The best part for me was when Quest fed her on the ledge.  Makes you remember Harlie is still a young falcon.

Ann

Beautiful Harlie!


Most excellent pictures of Harlequin by Ann!!  :clap:

 :clap:  Absolutely fantastic shots Ann!  :flash:  Thank you!  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 14-Jul-11, 12:48:02 pm
Thanks, Ann, for the beautiful pics of Harlie!  She is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 14-Jul-11, 12:53:48 pm
Beautiful pictures! 

Thanks,

Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 14-Jul-11, 07:00:20 pm
!!! Baby H is just incredible and her flights are getting better every day! Her landing are now almost perfect - (very adult like)!!
July 13, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:

Wednesday July 13th - 2011
PM watch report:

A quickly update that combines several peoples observations, as there are so many fledge watch observations notes being sent in that I simply can’t keep up.

A huge thank you to all that have been spending time with us the streets on the Don Mills fledge watch, as without your support and presence, there could have been many lonely days and nights in the streets, and the fledge watch could have been incredibly more challenging given Baby H’s advanced flying skills and movements.

While baby H has not come to the ground and so far has not needed any “ground support”, her incredible activity has kept us all scrambling and running around the neighbourhood to keep an eye on her. Thank GOD that this nest site is not in a cluster of hi-rise office towers as baby Harlequin would have had us all expiring in the streets trying to keep up with all of her activity.

The heat and humid X over the last few days has been almost debilitating!

A huge thank you to all of the Harlequin staff that have been out to help, along with Murray and Debbie who have been dropping out in the early morning hours before, during and after work every day! Another huge thank you to Bruce, Carol, Ann and Caroline who have also been in the streets every day putting in some long hours on the fledge watch.

Bruce reports that he witnessed a mid-air food transfer with Quest and Baby H and something incredible to see so early in a juveniles first week of flights!! Late in the evening around 8pm, Marion and I witnessed Kendal in a long horizontal stoop on a hunting mission with Baby H in tow trying to keep up with her fathers incredible speed.

While Kendal was unsuccessful in his efforts to make the kill, Baby H was with him the entire time participating, and this was clearly a “hunting lesson”, and not a real determined focussed hunt. Maybe Kendal might have actually been successful if only Baby H had not have been screaming through the entire session  Lol

Baby H’s landings our almost adult like, as she is no longer “ dropping in from above” in the typical juvenile fashion!! While she has still not been able to land on the rim of the huge satellite dish on the roof top of 220 Duncan Mill Rd,,, she is still trying! Practice makes perfect as they say, and we’re all looking forward to seeing her accomplish this.

Quest is still nagging Kendal mercilessly all the time, and even I’m feeling bad for him!! This evening, Kendal brought in two packages of food, one being delivered to the nest tray. Quest rushed in screaming and snatched it from him and flew off with Baby H following. Moments later, Quest appeared screaming at him again. Kendal flew off with Quest chasing him to the south west. Several minutes later, Quest returned an took up a roosting position around the north side of the nest building and appeared to be eating the package of food that she had earlier snatched from Kendal. No food for Baby H.
Moments after that, Kendal reappeared and tucked himself on a window ledge on the west side fo the nest building, quite obviously hiding from his mate. He stay there tucked in close to the window for close to 20 minutes. Then,,, Quest was observed flying high around he nest building and spotted him, and the screaming started!!! Quest pursued Kendal once again screaming at the top of her lungs and off he fly to the south with Quest in pursuit.

A half hour later, Kendal returned with yet another food package landing on a ledge on the south face of the nest building. Before the poor guy could even turn around after making his landing, Both Quest and Baby H were all over him, and the food was snatched from his mouth before he even knew what had happened to him. While Quest and Baby H flew of in a chase, Kendal spent several minutes on the ledge in what could best be described as “bewilderment” and shock!!

We were all shocked!!,,, and so was he!!! Not more than two minutes has passed, and Quest was back on the same ledge where Kendal was still standing, again screaming at him. Kendal flew off again to the south east and was not seen again by 9:30pm when we closed off the watch for the evening.

It is well worth noting, that you can almost set your watch by Kendals this activity around this time of the evening, in addition to Baby H going to one of the upper window sills and laying down to indicate to us that she is finished for the day. Quest takes up a roosting position and becomes completely in-active as well and you know that the days activities are over!

Marion and I packed up around 9:45pm and departed for home.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 14-Jul-11, 07:47:14 pm
 :wave: Thanks Carly and Mark for the update.  :foxbinocs:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 14-Jul-11, 08:56:42 pm
OMG, poor Kendal has a nagging wife!! If Mark is shocked, well then!  :hyper:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 14-Jul-11, 09:26:59 pm
 :happy:  Who would have thought a big pudgy fluffball, who just ate and slept all day
would turn into an experienced fledge in just 5 days.
Fly safe Harlie.    :clap:
Rita - Syr


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 14-Jul-11, 10:09:24 pm
Harlie's abilities don't surprise--as we al ways say in education "pupil to teacher ration is very
important" also would you want to be on Quest"s bad side?  (poor sweet Kendal)  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 14-Jul-11, 10:33:54 pm
Kendal must love his family a lot.  Good daddy.  Maybe he is deaf?  If not, he might be going deaf soon.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: rssport on 14-Jul-11, 10:37:53 pm
Quest knows how to keep everyone in line.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 15-Jul-11, 12:08:05 am
I am "seeing "all of this as I read Mark Nash's report about our  Toronto family. 
I am "seeing" Mariah as I read the reports of Quest and Kendal, and Harlie's wonderful flying lessons. 
Sounds like Harlequin has a whole bunch of devoted watchers keeping track of her.  Sounds like Quest is some "mama".    And she trained Kendal well!   :happy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 15-Jul-11, 05:40:06 am
 :hysterical: :2thumbsup:  Oh, I so hope that the cam stays active and that Q&K do their pair-bonding routine on the cam! 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Jul-11, 06:14:38 am
I feel bad for Kendal, the poor guy is going to need therapy soon!  :silly: (http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/goodgirl20/smiley-nag.gif)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Shaky on 15-Jul-11, 06:34:06 am
I feel bad for Kendal, the poor guy is going to need therapy soon!  :silly: (http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/goodgirl20/smiley-nag.gif)

The part of the Harlequin romance that never makes it into the book.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Jul-11, 06:45:19 am
I feel bad for Kendal, the poor guy is going to need therapy soon!  :silly: (http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/goodgirl20/smiley-nag.gif)

The part of the Harlequin romance that never makes it into the book.

 :hysterical: No, those chapters are continued in Steven King Novels!  :dead-horse:  Hope Kendal don't snap!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 15-Jul-11, 06:49:54 am
I feel bad for Kendal, the poor guy is going to need therapy soon!  :silly: (http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/goodgirl20/smiley-nag.gif)

The part of the Harlequin romance that never makes it into the book.

 :hysterical: No, those chapters are continued in Steven King Novels!  :dead-horse:  Hope Kendal don't snap!!

Hahahahahahahahahaha! Excellent!! ALL of the above! Pooooor Kendal!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Jul-11, 09:06:28 am
Harlie has been doing some ledge running this am.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chicki on 15-Jul-11, 11:23:02 am
Harlie has her Grandma's eyes...


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Paul Hamilton on 15-Jul-11, 11:27:40 am
!!! Baby H is learning very quickly and starting to look at the world very differently!
July 14, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills

Mark Nash Reports:
July 14th - 2011 PM watch report.

Once again today, the watchers had many updates of the days activities with Murray and Debbie starting out the day this morning around 7:30am while on their way to work, and Murray continued to do spot checks throughout the day right up to 9pm. Caroline was out around the mid day and Bruce shortly after 2:30pm until after 7pm. Marion and I joined Bruce and closed the watch around 9:15pm with Murray and Debbie and Caroline.

Baby H made many strong flights today and is well ahead of others fledglings at this age!! With just under a week out of the nest ledge, she is doing incredibly well and was back to the nest ledge today for he first time.

While she has long since gained much higher altitudes than the nest ledge level earlier in the week, this is the first time that we have seen her actually back on the nest ledge (the very one with the nest tray) since her departure. It is at this time in the watch that we usually tone down the intense monitoring and street watch, as this action of returning to the actual “nest ledge itself” is a huge mental boost of confidence builder for the fledglings.

At this time in her development, one of the only things that the fledglings lack, is the confidence, as she is more than capable in holding her altitude and able to escape any perceived dangers. She can actually fly now like an adult big bird 

Today, Baby H made some soft hits and bumps to the windows and concrete walls of the building, which is exactly what we were hoping for! At this stage of her flights, she is still slow and cumbersome, and these hits are usually soft,,(which they were),, and these minor collisions are “leaning experiences” , ones that will not be repeated in the future.

The young fledglings do in fact “learn” through these minor bumps and grinds with windows and concrete walls at these early stages of their flights,, and avoid them in the future. It is our hope during the fledge watches is that the young fledglings have these bumps early in the first flights while they are still slow and cumbersome, and these bumps are usually nothing more than learning experiences that rarely result in serious injuries. Several weeks out of the nest, and the fledglings get over confident and are now building up a great deal of speed in their flights, and their recklessness usually results in far more serious injuries (and even mortality) if they start hitting windows and concrete walls. You know what they say,, “Speed Kills”,, and for a young fledgling peregrine, this holds very true when you start hitting solid objects!

This evening, we watched Baby H take a run at a Starling that passed by below her while she was roosting on the east side of the upper ledges of the nest building, and although she never came close to actually catching it, she did make the attempt to chase it. The Starling flew into the cover of the trees to the north of the nest building and Baby H quickly veered away from the thick branches and tree cover. She has also learned that these areas are not good places for peregrines! Her landings are almost adult like now, no longer hap-hazzard “do drop ins” and it appears that she’s got it!!

This evening, both Quest and Kendal were absent at bed time when darkness fell, and Baby H was noticeably stressed. She made several flights around over the three buildings unable to locate her parents. She finally landed on the upper south face of the nest building and was more than restless as she was very unsettled and noticeably stressed as she scanned the air and buildings to locate her parents. She stood up and layed down more than a dozen times frantically looking around for her parents before she finally layed down. She tucked herself in tight to the building wall, but was still very alert while looking around with her neck and head scratched out trying to get a sight line on her parents. We left just as darkness fell also feeling a little stressed that neither of the adults were anywhere to be seen in any of their usual roosting or hiding spots, and that they had been absent from any of our views for more than 40 minutes.

This was baby H’s first real night alone! Another lesson!
Stay tuned……

Posted on July 15, 2011 9:39 am
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills

!!! Every one is accounted for!!
July 15, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:
Friday July 15, 2011-8:00 a.m.

Good Morning All

Murray and I just left the Don Mills nest site. Daddy Kendall was sighted back hanging at the Westin Hotel. Harley was on the pink building and then Quest was observed flying in to the nest building and Harley flew over to her. Quest was on the very far left of 220 and Harley was 2 ledges over in front the of the nest box. Every one is in view and accounted for!

Have a great day.

Debbie and Murray

Posted on July 15, 2011 9:53 am
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills


Paul


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 15-Jul-11, 11:32:21 am
Wow, is all I can say!! Thanks


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 15-Jul-11, 11:45:30 am
This is the time, like last year with Jemison, that I get nervous with them getting overconfident.  Hope the soft hits have taught her a lesson that she remembers.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bird Crazy on 15-Jul-11, 04:04:23 pm
This is the time, like last year with Jemison, that I get nervous with them getting overconfident.  Hope the soft hits have taught her a lesson that she remembers.
:pray:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: WW on 15-Jul-11, 04:11:08 pm
Quest and Kendal must be having their romantic date night out last night :wub: They should have brought in a baby sitter to help watch over Harlie ...

Wait... Quest and Kendal knew they have sitters, our fledge watch friends  :2thumbsup:, who better to left Baby Harlie to. The watchers for sure would make sure Harlie is safe and sound.  :happy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Wing Goose on 15-Jul-11, 05:19:23 pm
Date night for Quest and Kendal !  Great. 
Yes, there were perfect baby sitters available.
            :good post:
             Lola


Quest and Kendal must be having their romantic date night out last night :wub: They should have brought in a baby sitter to help watch over Harlie ...

Wait... Quest and Kendal knew they have sitters, our fledge watch friends  :2thumbsup:, who better to left Baby Harlie to. The watchers for sure would make sure Harlie is safe and sound.  :happy:



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 15-Jul-11, 07:42:29 pm
!!! Intense fledge watch is no longer needed. Baby H is out of the woods as we say!!! BUT, the best is yet to come!!
July 15, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Mark Nash Reports:
July 15th - 2011

A quickly update on Baby H’s progress.
Given her incredible progress and strong flight skills thus far, there it is not likely that baby Harlequin will come to the ground and in need of rescue. She has clearly mastered basic flight skills and holding her altitude has not been a problem at all. In fact, she has been able to far exceed the height of all of the surrounding buildings in the neighbourhood and has learned to land without the use of a concrete backstop :-))
With a few bumps and grinds along the way, it is not likely that she will be making any more contact with windows or solid concrete walls any time too soon. Quest and Kendal are giving her their undivided attention all day long,, - (well at least when Quest is not nagging Kendal and he’s not hiding out over at the Westin hotel) 

Intense monitoring is no longer needed, and for the most parts, its up to Quest and Kendal to teach her the ropes so to speak. While monitoring will continue, a dawn to dusk monitoring effort will not be necessary and we can back off. I would still encourage everyone to keep their eyes to the skies, as the best part of the process is about to begin!

As the parents increase their daily training of Baby H, the aerial displays are going to be fantastic to watch. Baby H has allot to learn to prepare her for all of the life skills that she will need for a long migration south come September. She will migrate alone in the fall without her parents.

Quest and Kendal will likely stay and winter over on or close to the nest site - (or at least hopefully in their “Don Mills territory”). Historically, most all of the “urban nesting adults” here in southern Ontario stay on territory all year-round, and never leave. The juveniles are still heavily influenced by the instinct to migrate south. The urban adults have learned to adopt and hold on to their established territories all year long.
In contrast, most ALL of Ontario’s peregrine population, including both the adults and juveniles migrate south for the winter. Only the “urban adults” stay.
Please keep watching as we welcome any and all observation reports that we can continue to post, as Baby H has a huge following, and we’re all interested to know how she doing!!

Sadly, we must divert all available mobile resources that can help - to one final fledge watch that is in need of our assistance out at the Brampton Courthouse where one young hatchling is about to take her first flights. As always, we are still available 24/7 on our mobile phones for any emergencies.

I can’t express my gratitude enough to Donna, Melanie, Patricia and all of the wonderful people at Harlequin who have opened their doors and hearts for us and the birds . To the building management of 220 Duncan Mill Rd, their board of directors, tenants and security staff for your support and understanding,, and to all of the CPF fledge watch team and community members that been there for both the CPF and the peregrines, you to be commended for your support.

Finally, last but not least, to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Aurora district staff that have gone way above the call of duty, before, during and after hours to support us all!

How could we ever fail with such a great team!!!!

In the next few days, I promise that we will get the missing field notes and incredible pictures posted that we are so behind on, so stay tuned for some incredible photos and further updated news of the happenings to follow in the days to come.

Stay tuned…………….


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 15-Jul-11, 10:16:04 pm
This was a wonderful report to read from Mark Nash.    Hopefully, we can track this beautiful little family for time to come...even if Quest's transmitter soon falls off.    And with Harlie's celeb status, perhaps others will notice her!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 16-Jul-11, 06:32:48 am
 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 16-Jul-11, 07:12:37 am
Toronto Don Mills - Harlequin finding Kendals food on buildings
July 15, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

4:30pm  at the falcon watch Harlequin was on the side of  220 building with Quest just below her. Quest flew towards the valley. Harlequin within a few minutes also flew off - she went to the front of 220 and did a circle around it landing briefly on 240.  She returned to the same spot on 220 with food.  Small package.

She took off again and went around 220 and somehow landed up on top of 250 building.  She was wandering around the top when we noticed she had a large package of food.  She tore out feathers, and ate her fill.  Crop full. She flew off again and landed on the H on the Harlequin Building.

In the distance Bruce and I saw both kendal and quest soaring together.  They were a long distance away.   When Carol and I left Harlie was sitting on the back of 250 building with Bruce watching.





Toronto - Don Mills - Little Harlie clearly seen on ledge
June 26, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

June 26


Stopped by today from 2:30pm to 3″45pm.
Very little activity. Little Harlie came to the front of the ledge a couple of times, see photos.
Quest was crying for Kendal
Kendal was sitting on the NE side of the building preening himself
Quest started to preen also
Little harlie took a nap.
 
What a beautiful baby.





Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: nwfloridafalconfan on 16-Jul-11, 10:20:02 am
Nest Box Visitor right now? (9:19 AM CDT)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 16-Jul-11, 02:03:44 pm
Cam friendly "BUG"!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 17-Jul-11, 09:04:35 am
She's so beautiful  :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 17-Jul-11, 04:55:52 pm
Toronto Don Mills - Excitement On Thales Bldg
July 17, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

From Barb and Ken Rippon (thank you Barb for reporing your sightings)
I just got back from my walk - had my coffee at Harlequin and looked around but didn’t see a sign of the falcons or anyone else.  I figured it was too hot for them and left.
When I got to the Thales bldg. on Moatfield Drive I heard them screaming above and there they were swooping, darting and playing.  I gather it was Harlie on Quest’s tale going like the wind maybe looking for a food transfer.  Then Kendal (it must have been him) arrived and the three of them put on a wonderful display of acrobatics in the air for maybe five minutes.  They were well up there but I could easily hear them and see them.
After that Quest and Harlie took off in the direction of The Westin Prince (good taste) and Kendal headed east and all was quiet.  The whole thing was quite exciting.

Ann Brokelman report

Arrived at 11:30 am and saw Harlequin on 240 building resting.  He was on the west side 4 ledges from back and 2nd from the top.  No sign of Quest or Kendal.  Just missed all the action that Barb and Ken saw.



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 17-Jul-11, 08:09:25 pm
 :thanx:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jul-11, 03:02:34 pm
Queest, Kendal and Baby H looking to take a room at the Westin hotel?
July 16, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Bruce Massey Reports:


Saturday July 16th - 2011 Updated Report
Because of the High heat & humidity I went home for a few hours. I arrived @ the Don Mills site a little after 1700 Hrs. There was nothing visible in the immediate area of the Nest Building so I went on a walk about. I found 2 Falcons on the Westin Hotel and as I somehow had a feeling the 2 birds turned out to be Quest & Harley. As I was walking South on Don Mills, there was a lull in the traffic and I could hear Harley screaming @ that Distance.
It was at that time I decided to approach Staff @ the Hotel & introduce myself. I spoke to the Chief of Security
Took him outside, showed him the Birds, and Harley even gave a demo of the unsolicited Wake up call a few of the guests may get @ 0500 Hrs if Harley decides to spend the night. Around 1900 Hrs Harley did a beautiful flat Glide back to the area of the Nest Building and I found her on the North East corner of the Harlequin Building. After around 1/2 an hour she flew over and finished the portion of meat she had found yesterday. After another 1/2 hour she headed back in the direction of the hotel, but soon returned to the Nest Building area noisily chasing Quest. They circled the buildings several times and Harley was on the North East corner of 240, Quest on the West Side of the same Building. About 15 Minutes later Harley announced her presence on the North West corner of 255.

No sign of Kendall until I just started typing that in. He appeared on roof of Harlequin with Food, Quest chastised him and as he flew North he was pursued by Harley. After things had quieted down, no sign of Kendall, Harley eating on the top North West Ledge of 240. And Quest on North Face of Harlequin.

Thanx Bruce
Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

Baby H is doing very well indeed!
July 16, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Bruce Massey Reports:

Saturday July 16th - 2011

MidDay Report:


Arrived @ around 1400 Hrs. Harley was briefly on the West side of 240 Duncan Mills & then flew over to the East side of 220. Thirty or forty five minutes later Quest flew in from the West and landed on the same side as Harley. Caroline dropped by and then both the birds disappeared in about 30 seconds as we were catching up with what had happened over the Day.

Anne covered the next hours in her Update (See “Harley Finding”). About the only thing I would add is that it was about 2.5 Hours before Quest came back. During this time Harley amused herself by flying around the 4 main buildings. I must say that she definitely has a smart head on her shoulders, she doesn’t force a landing, if she can’t make it, she will abort and try again.

To illustrate the above point, at the end of those 2.5 Hrs Mom brought in some food and landed on the Nest Building’s. SE Corner. Harley, attempted to land, was unsuccessful and recovered and landed just North at the same level. After watching her mom eat in front of her, she figured she had to fly out over the street to make a successful landing to be fed by Mom.

Again Mom disappeared between the Harlequin & 255 Duncan. After a momentary lapse in concentration, Harley also dissappeared. Given, that she seemed to be prone to following her parents I went in Southerly Direction. I found a bird over on the East side of the Westin and in taking a short cut to the rear of the Westin Property I determined it was Quest. I had a moment when I heard several Robins Alarm calling. It might have been “GROUND HOGZILLA” (A 20-25 Lb Ground Hog) that was in the Vicinity. However, once I got to the rear of the Westin & looked to the SW facade of the Thales Building I found Harley at the Top Roof Level. After I went back to tell Caroline where she was and Mark and Marion arrived we set up to watch if she returned, or attempted to fly to the Westin Hotel. We also @ one point also saw Kendal join Quest on the Hotel. She eventually did fly back to the vicinity of the Nest Building. Mom followed soon after, and I left soon after that.
Bruce

Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

Everyone still visible and on territory.
July 17, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:

Sunday July 17th - 2011
Dropped in at 7:30 pm and left at 8:15 pm.
When I arrived there was either Kendal or Baby H. on the north-west corner on top of the Harlequin building. He/she moved next door and stood on the south-east top corner, flew around with Quest and then out of sight. Quest landed on the 255 and stayed there.

When I left, Quest was at the north-east corner – top railing at 255 Duncan mill, looking south. She had her antenna and no ruffled feathers as we have seen in the last few days.
Caroline Luce.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 18-Jul-11, 03:39:13 pm
 Harlie is certainly making great strides in growing up. Thanks for the updates!  :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 18-Jul-11, 04:48:07 pm
I was wondering about the antenna.  I guess we will know when it falls off.  What a precocious child Harlie is.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jul-11, 07:59:44 pm
Maybe Harlie, just now. 7:57pm


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 18-Jul-11, 10:22:20 pm
Toronto Don Mills - Harlie screaming to be heard
July 18, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Report by Ken and Barb Rippon

Ken and I had just parked the car in the side lot at 7:50 p.m. tonight and around the corner (I gather from the roof top) came Harlie, screaming her head off.  She tried to land on a window ledge of 245 (the coppery bldg.), but there was no ledge there, so she managed somehow to turn and keep going  to the corner of 240, where she seemed content.
No sign of Kendal and Quest - I guess out hunting.
Barb



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 19-Jul-11, 08:27:36 am
At first I didn't think this was a falcon as it stood dormant for over an hour. Then it moved. Quest or Kendal.

Where's the camera guy?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 19-Jul-11, 09:01:00 am
At first I didn't think this was a falcon as it stood dormant for over an hour. Then it moved. Quest or Kendal.

Where's the camera guy?

Looks like a Falcon on the 5th ledge now.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 19-Jul-11, 09:06:37 am
Hard to tell who's who from this distance.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 19-Jul-11, 11:59:45 am
Howdy all! Haven't tuned in in awhile, as super-busy at work, but nice to read Mark's report that Harlequin is now out of the danger period. Certainly as evidenced right now, she is flying beautifully, circling about in the sky above the buildings here! Walking into work this morning, I could hear her vocalizing, so must have been close to breakfast time! Yesterday I witnessed a feeding with Quest: both of them crammed onto one of those little square posts that juts out from the nest building. Harlequin seems to prefer sitting on these to the proper ledges, from what I've noticed. Hmm.

In any regard, I've been seeing lots of aerial action around here. Yesterday both Harlequin and Quest flew toward my window and swooped upward right in front of me: breathtaking! Loving having this little family nearby: certainly makes the workday much more fun!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 19-Jul-11, 12:04:59 pm
Howdy all! Haven't tuned in in awhile, as super-busy at work, but nice to read Mark's report that Harlequin is now out of the danger period. Certainly as evidenced right now, she is flying beautifully, circling about in the sky above the buildings here! Walking into work this morning, I could hear her vocalizing, so must have been close to breakfast time! Yesterday I witnessed a feeding with Quest: both of them crammed onto one of those little square posts that juts out from the nest building. Harlequin seems to prefer sitting on these to the proper ledges, from what I've noticed. Hmm.

In any regard, I've been seeing lots of aerial action around here. Yesterday both Harlequin and Quest flew toward my window and swooped upward right in front of me: breathtaking! Loving having this little family nearby: certainly makes the workday much more fun!

Oh YAY Kat, thought you might be busy, so we didn't want to hound you. So glad Harlequin is doing so well and keeping you entertained. Your so lucky to have them right outside your window. Thanks so much.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 19-Jul-11, 02:47:15 pm
Howdy all! Haven't tuned in in awhile, as super-busy at work, but nice to read Mark's report that Harlequin is now out of the danger period. Certainly as evidenced right now, she is flying beautifully, circling about in the sky above the buildings here! Walking into work this morning, I could hear her vocalizing, so must have been close to breakfast time! Yesterday I witnessed a feeding with Quest: both of them crammed onto one of those little square posts that juts out from the nest building. Harlequin seems to prefer sitting on these to the proper ledges, from what I've noticed. Hmm.

In any regard, I've been seeing lots of aerial action around here. Yesterday both Harlequin and Quest flew toward my window and swooped upward right in front of me: breathtaking! Loving having this little family nearby: certainly makes the workday much more fun!

Oh YAY Kat, thought you might be busy, so we didn't want to hound you. So glad Harlequin is doing so well and keeping you entertained. Your so lucky to have them right outside your window. Thanks so much.

 :ditto:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 19-Jul-11, 05:53:12 pm
Howdy all! Haven't tuned in in awhile, as super-busy at work, but nice to read Mark's report that Harlequin is now out of the danger period. Certainly as evidenced right now, she is flying beautifully, circling about in the sky above the buildings here! Walking into work this morning, I could hear her vocalizing, so must have been close to breakfast time! Yesterday I witnessed a feeding with Quest: both of them crammed onto one of those little square posts that juts out from the nest building. Harlequin seems to prefer sitting on these to the proper ledges, from what I've noticed. Hmm.

In any regard, I've been seeing lots of aerial action around here. Yesterday both Harlequin and Quest flew toward my window and swooped upward right in front of me: breathtaking! Loving having this little family nearby: certainly makes the workday much more fun!

I know that feeling well Kat, and miss it so much.  Thanks for telling us about how well Harlequin, Quest and Kendal are doing.   :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 20-Jul-11, 08:43:46 am
A possible Harlie sighting. Looks to me like she just had a meal.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 20-Jul-11, 11:44:33 am
 I don't know if this has been posted before but nice blog with pictures of Harlie!

http://tarzansgrrl2.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/shes-got-wings-and-she-knows-how-to-use-them/#entries (http://tarzansgrrl2.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/shes-got-wings-and-she-knows-how-to-use-them/#entries)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 20-Jul-11, 12:59:25 pm
 :) :heart: :thanx:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 20-Jul-11, 01:12:12 pm
I don't know if this has been posted before but nice blog with pictures of Harlie!

http://tarzansgrrl2.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/shes-got-wings-and-she-knows-how-to-use-them/#entries (http://tarzansgrrl2.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/shes-got-wings-and-she-knows-how-to-use-them/#entries)

Kris, thank you!  This is wonderful!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 20-Jul-11, 11:13:04 pm
I don't know if this has been posted before but nice blog with pictures of Harlie!

http://tarzansgrrl2.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/shes-got-wings-and-she-knows-how-to-use-them/#entries (http://tarzansgrrl2.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/shes-got-wings-and-she-knows-how-to-use-them/#entries)

Kris, thank you!  This is wonderful!

You're welcome, Jeanne!  I came across the link in the comment section under the Harlie cam. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 22-Jul-11, 07:47:54 am
there is a falcon on the floor beneath the nestbox walking and perched!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: suem43 on 23-Jul-11, 01:52:16 am
A week or so back there were pictures of Quest picking at her harness and speculation that her transmitter  would soon be falling off.  Did that happen? 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jul-11, 06:32:35 am
A week or so back there were pictures of Quest picking at her harness and speculation that her transmitter  would soon be falling off.  Did that happen? 

Not yet, she's still sporting it.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 23-Jul-11, 10:00:42 am
I see a Falcon on the first ledge on left-top floor now. (sorry, don't know how to post pics from here)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 23-Jul-11, 11:30:03 am
I saved 2 pics from earlier with one of them on the ledge next to nest box.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 23-Jul-11, 01:39:41 pm
All present and accounted for. Young Harlequin is still chasing her parents around for food. Everything appears normal.
July 22, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Bruce Massey Reports:

Friday July 22nd - 2011 - Pm watch report:
On my way home from the Brampton Fledge Watch I spent some time at the Don Mills nest site.

As I arrived I faintly heard Harley calling from what sounded like the West side of Harlequin. After gearing up, I walked around the rear & West side of Harlequin and the same for the Nest Building. As I came between 220 & 240, Harley came in from the West, missed a landing but landed OK top of the North side. The way she was screaming I knew there was an adult around and sure enough Kendall was on the top of the West side of Harlequin.

Harley, chased Dad a couple of more times until he finally flew over to the “Thales” building, leaving Harley on the Southwest corner of Harlequin . Having not seen Quest as of yet, I started to check the surrounding building especially the Westin Hotel, a favourite of the adults. The usual side they’re on is the East side, but this evening I found Quest on the West side. I checked her out w/ my Bins but she was facing me but I was unable to see her PPT.

Thanx Bruce
Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network
Posted on July 23, 2011 11:32 am
Observation for Toronto - Don Mills


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 23-Jul-11, 10:48:41 pm
 :clap:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 24-Jul-11, 06:17:00 pm
In the nestbox?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 24-Jul-11, 06:21:28 pm
In the nestbox?

Looks like it, Jeanne!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 24-Jul-11, 07:40:54 pm
Still there too!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 24-Jul-11, 09:33:44 pm
In the nestbox?

Looks like it, Jeanne!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth!  :wave:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 24-Jul-11, 09:36:40 pm
In the nestbox?

Looks like it, Jeanne!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth!  :wave:

            :handshake:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 25-Jul-11, 09:57:47 am
Falcon in view on top floor!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 25-Jul-11, 11:16:09 am
In the nestbox?

Looks like it, Jeanne!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth!  :wave:

Hey MAK-you know you have now given me a serious Meat Loaf ear worm...PFFFT!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 25-Jul-11, 11:47:18 am
In the nestbox?

Looks like it, Jeanne!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth!  :wave:

Hey MAK-you know you have now given me a serious Meat Loaf ear worm...PFFFT!

I guess I don't get it.  ???


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 25-Jul-11, 12:08:49 pm
Kris you took the words right out of my mouth!  :wave:

Hey MAK-you know you have now given me a serious Meat Loaf ear worm...PFFFT!

I guess I don't get it.  ???

Cannot get the Meat Loaf song "You took the words right out of my mouth"  out of my head...been humming it ever since I read MAK's note  :silly:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 25-Jul-11, 12:14:26 pm
Kris you took the words right out of my mouth!  :wave:

Hey MAK-you know you have now given me a serious Meat Loaf ear worm...PFFFT!

I guess I don't get it.  ???

Cannot get the Meat Loaf song "You took the words right out of my mouth"  out of my head...been humming it ever since I read MAK's note  :silly:

OK, thanks! I know who Meatloaf is but I never listened to his music so I was really lost on that one!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 25-Jul-11, 01:38:58 pm
In the nestbox?

Looks like it, Jeanne!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth!  :wave:

Hey MAK-you know you have now given me a serious Meat Loaf ear worm...PFFFT!

Sorry!  :rofl: :2funny: :rofl: :hysterical: :rofl:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 26-Jul-11, 04:11:45 pm
Hello again!

In case any of you are wondering about Quest's transmitter, she just flew by my window and it's still hanging in there!

Have been witnessing lots of fun and games with Harlequin and her parents: chasing and swooping and diving. Currently Harlequin's on the ledge to the right of the scrape ledge, chowing down on an afternoon snack!

UPDATE: now Kendal's got dinner and is making Harlequin chase him for it! Exciting!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 26-Jul-11, 04:36:05 pm
 :2thumbsup: Thanks for the update Kat!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Carol P. on 26-Jul-11, 04:49:37 pm
Hello again!

In case any of you are wondering about Quest's transmitter, she just flew by my window and it's still hanging in there!

Have been witnessing lots of fun and games with Harlequin and her parents: chasing and swooping and diving. Currently Harlequin's on the ledge to the right of the scrape ledge, chowing down on an afternoon snack!

UPDATE: now Kendal's got dinner and is making Harlequin chase him for it! Exciting!!

Thank you Kat. 


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 26-Jul-11, 04:49:59 pm
Thank you Kat, always nice to hear how they are doing. They look like blips on the nest now. Hard to tell who is who!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 27-Jul-11, 01:36:18 am
Thank you for the update Kat.   Does the transmitter look like it is hanging off or ready to drop off? 
I miss watching/viewing little Harlequin, so lucky you to be up close and personal.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jul-11, 07:20:30 am
Toronto - Don Mills - Harlequin soaring in the sky
July 26, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Today at 1:30 Harlequin was sitting on the west side of building 220.  At 2:30 he flew off the building and soaring high in the sky.  Around and around covering lots of territory. For 10 minutes I stood and watching him soaring till he dissapeared from my sight.

http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/07/sightings/toronto-don-mills-harlequin-soaring-in-the-sky/ (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/07/sightings/toronto-don-mills-harlequin-soaring-in-the-sky/) pics


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 27-Jul-11, 07:39:50 am
YAY! See ya soon Harlie!!!  :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jul-11, 08:37:28 am
Wish we had a "Zoom Zoom"


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jul-11, 12:32:46 pm
Falcom Cam Update: July 27, 2011
While Baby Harlequin, Kendall and Quest are still frequently seen around the Harlequin building, they no longer make use of the nesting box. For sighting updates, please visit the Canadian Peregrine Foundation website.

Check back next spring when, fingers crossed, we’ll have more hatchlings on the webcam!


Hope MAK and Joyce get some great pics today of all. So sad that this is almost over too!

Thank you all for providing us with the cam this season and the many pics of sweet Harlequin (and thanks for keeping an eye on her).   :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 27-Jul-11, 04:24:01 pm
Falcon on next ledge over from nest! Maybe Harlie?

MAK and Joyce were hooking up with Bruce at 2 pm. I'm sure they are there now going gaga over Harlie. Can't wait for the pics!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 28-Jul-11, 05:06:12 am
Falcom Cam Update: July 27, 2011
While Baby Harlequin, Kendall and Quest are still frequently seen around the Harlequin building, they no longer make use of the nesting box. For sighting updates, please visit the Canadian Peregrine Foundation website.

Check back next spring when, fingers crossed, we’ll have more hatchlings on the webcam!


Hope MAK and Joyce get some great pics today of all. So sad that this is almost over too!

Thank you all for providing us with the cam this season and the many pics of sweet Harlequin (and thanks for keeping an eye on her).   :heart: :heart:


Thank you to all of the people at Harlequin - you allowed us to share in something VERY Special.  :thanx:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 28-Jul-11, 08:21:43 am
Joyce and MAK took a trip to Canada yesterday and their trip was not disappointing. Here's a preview of what's to come. Look at Harlie!! Quest still sports her transmitter and Kendal looking as handsome as ever. Thanks MAK


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 28-Jul-11, 12:17:03 pm
Joyce and MAK took a trip to Canada yesterday and their trip was not disappointing. Here's a preview of what's to come. Look at Harlie!! Quest still sports her transmitter and Kendal looking as handsome as ever. Thanks MAK

 :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 28-Jul-11, 07:50:35 pm
Looks like Quest and Harlie are ledge hopping. They are going from one to another.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 28-Jul-11, 10:21:16 pm
Looks like Quest and Harlie are ledge hopping. They are going from one to another.

Maybe they are playing some kind of falcon board game!  ;D 
And you're welcome for the pics. You know I loved taking them for all to enjoy!  :flash:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bonnie on 28-Jul-11, 11:29:59 pm
And I send another thank you for the pictures.  Lots of Rochester falcons around.  Just not in Rochester.  Please send some south.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 29-Jul-11, 09:39:12 am
Just thought y'all would like to know that my co-worker Karen spotted all three flying about together this morning when she walked in to work. She said it was really nice to see them all together like that.  :) Currently Quest and Harlequin are perched on the building, but just off camera. (I wish they'd let me control the webcam, as I'd be zooming in there!)

Yesterday Quest and Harlequin came swooping upwards together right past my window and I nearly jumped out of my chair!

As for the transmitter: still on there. Doesn't look (from behind) to be falling off or trailing, so not sure how long it'll continue to be with her. Hmm.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 29-Jul-11, 09:42:54 am
That's great Kat and YES, you need control of that cam!! Maybe next year!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 29-Jul-11, 09:46:40 am
That's great Kat and YES, you need control of that cam!! Maybe next year!

I've already offered my services, so who knows?!

It's a drizzly, foggy morning here and currently Harlequin is vocalizing like crazy!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 29-Jul-11, 10:32:49 am
That's great Kat and YES, you need control of that cam!! Maybe next year!

I've already offered my services, so who knows?!

It's a drizzly, foggy morning here and currently Harlequin is vocalizing like crazy!

Yes, like her mother Harlie has ALOT to say. Joyce and I heard them both loud and clear when we visited on Wednesday!  ;D :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 29-Jul-11, 05:09:49 pm
Somebody is in the nestbox :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 29-Jul-11, 06:39:41 pm
poor kendal--now he has 2 females he loves, who never stop talking   
think he may actually  :heart: it


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 01-Aug-11, 10:32:45 am
Someone is visiting the nestbox


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 01-Aug-11, 10:46:34 am
2 at nest now. Harlie and Quest no doubt.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 01-Aug-11, 11:07:36 am
2 at nest now. Harlie and Quest no doubt.

Maybe Quest and Kendal bowing? Wish we could zoom in!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 01-Aug-11, 11:17:49 am
2 at nest now. Harlie and Quest no doubt.

Maybe Quest and Kendal bowing? Wish we could zoom in!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth again!  :handshake:  Well I guess great minds think alike huh?   :yes:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 01-Aug-11, 11:18:48 am
2 at nest now. Harlie and Quest no doubt.

Maybe Quest and Kendal bowing? Wish we could zoom in!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth again!  :handshake:  Well I guess great minds think alike huh?   :yes:

 :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 01-Aug-11, 12:02:37 pm
2 at nest now. Harlie and Quest no doubt.

Maybe Quest and Kendal bowing? Wish we could zoom in!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth again!  :handshake:  Well I guess great minds think alike huh?   :yes:

 :2thumbsup:

I don't know, right before the 2 were in the nest, I saw Harlie running back and forth on the ledge to the right of the nest. I know Kendal wouldn't do that, that's Juvie behavior. Then again, what do I know!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 01-Aug-11, 08:38:39 pm
2 at nest now. Harlie and Quest no doubt.

Maybe Quest and Kendal bowing? Wish we could zoom in!

Kris you took the words right out of my mouth again!  :handshake:  Well I guess great minds think alike huh?   :yes:

 :2thumbsup:

I don't know, right before the 2 were in the nest, I saw Harlie running back and forth on the ledge to the right of the nest. I know Kendal wouldn't do that, that's Juvie behavior. Then again, what do I know!

Harlie and Quest were probably jabbering at Kendal to bring some food!  ;D


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Braveheart2665 on 03-Aug-11, 08:51:28 am
TY for updates on Harlie - glad to see she is doing well

My Dad fell & I have been dealing w/ him so I hadn't been on to check on her


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 03-Aug-11, 10:56:50 am
TY for updates on Harlie - glad to see she is doing well

My Dad fell & I have been dealing w/ him so I hadn't been on to check on her

Hope he's doing ok!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 03-Aug-11, 11:44:09 am
One falcon is on the building and, I think, one is in the nestbox


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: kat on 03-Aug-11, 01:11:16 pm
One falcon is on the building and, I think, one is in the nestbox

Kendal's on the upper ledge and Harlequin's in the nest box. :) (Rainy day today.)


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: jeanne on 03-Aug-11, 01:32:50 pm
One falcon is on the building and, I think, one is in the nestbox

Kendal's on the upper ledge and Harlequin's in the nest box. :) (Rainy day today.)

Awww! Thanks, Kat!



Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 03-Aug-11, 01:35:25 pm
Go Kendal, giving Quest a break? Or is she some where whining? Thanks Kat, good to get a report once in a while!!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 03-Aug-11, 01:42:43 pm
I  missed the capture but I believe it was Harlie that just left the nest!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: chlosmom on 03-Aug-11, 10:44:59 pm
when will these women leave kendal alone?? yes he's handsome--yes he's strong , yes he's  A WIMP
but so loveable


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 04-Aug-11, 03:47:08 pm
!!! Baby Harlequin comes to visit the Thales Building in Don Mills.
July 27, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
CPF Postmaster Reports:

Thought I would share these pictures, taken by a co-worker of mine. We work at the “Thales Building”, 105 Moatfield Drive. The pictures were taken from inside the 9th floor.
I hear the birds calling at least twice a day now, and always stop and see if I can spot them flying by. :)
Best Regards,
Ivan MacKenzie.   :clap:




Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Annette on 04-Aug-11, 03:51:37 pm
Amazing pictures!  :bow: Thank you for sharing!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 04-Aug-11, 03:59:18 pm
She looks so good!   :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: carly on 04-Aug-11, 04:43:14 pm
Wonderful to see Harlie is doing so well, Quest and Kendal have done a great job with her  :notworthy:  Thank you for sharing the photos!


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: MAK on 04-Aug-11, 06:24:51 pm
Awesome!  :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: valhalla on 04-Aug-11, 07:37:18 pm
Wonderful to see Harlie is doing so well, Quest and Kendal have done a great job with her  :notworthy:  Thank you for sharing the photos!

:ditto:   :happy:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 04-Aug-11, 10:22:38 pm
Toronto - Don Mills - Harlie soaring around
August 04, 2011 - Toronto - Don Mills
Ann Brokelman Reports:

Stopped in to see Harlequin.  At 9am I saw and heard Harlequin flying around.    Kendal was on 220 building resting.  Found Harlequin on the west side of 220 having some food.  When finished he kept  wiping his beak on the side of the block to clean it.  Also did some preening then away he went.  I was sure he was going to get the gull.  He soared to the west of the Harlequin Building giving a good chase to the gull, over the top of two building then back screaming across the road back to the front of 220.  Harlequin screamed his head off that he was still hungry and someone better feed him.  No sign of Quest but Kendal stayed on 220 either at the front on the west side.

Ann
Posted on August 4, 2011 8:35 pm



More pics on CPF (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca/w/2011/08/sightings/toronto-don-mills-harlie-soaring-around/)

Question for those who may be in the know...this is twice that I've noticed Ann writing a report calling Harlie "he".  Has there been a change of opinion?  Or just a slip of the fingertip?


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Donna on 04-Aug-11, 10:44:17 pm
Wow, nice pics of Harlequin. She's doing so well. Hope she stays a while.


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: margaret on 05-Aug-11, 01:30:23 am
So wonderful to see pics!  Thank you for sharing pics of our little Harlie!   
 :wub:


Title: Re: Quest and Kendal - Toronto/Don Mills
Post by: Kris G. on 05-Aug-11, 10:05:27 am
Question for