Hamilton Community Peregrine Project - Who's Who Photo Gallery
1994-2000: Percy, first known as 'Dad', was the original male at the Sheraton Hamilton. He arrived in 1994 and in 1995 first nested with 'Mom'. Photos: Gerard McNaughton.
1994-1998: Mom, was the original female at the Sheraton Hamilton. She arrived in 1994 and in 1995 first nested with Percy ("Dad"). Sorry, we have no photos of her.
1999-2000: Toledo was the resident female during the 1999 and 2000 nesting seasons. Over the winter, Toledo visited the Canada Centre for Inland Waterways. Photos: John Merriman.
2001-Present: Madame X succeeded Toledo during the winter of 2001 and has been the female at the nest ever since. Photos: Gerard McNaughton (2002) & Dagmar Rudzewitsch (2006 & 2007).
2002-2003: Mozart. Photos coming soon.
2003-2005: Newbie. Photos coming soon.
2006-2015: Surge. In the spring of 2006, a new male appeared on the scene. He was identified as Surge, hatched and banded in the Etobicoke, Ontario nest in 2002 and active at the Burlington Skyway Bridge nest in 2005. Surge was injured in a battle with another raptor in January of 2015, and was recovering from his injuries at the Owl Foundation when he uexpectedly started having seizures, and on March 5 he died. Photos: Dagmar Rudzewitsch (Surge & Madame X 2006) & Ryan Laird Iverson (Surge & Madame X 2007)
2015-Present: New adult. Shortly after Surge was injured in January, a new adult bird was seen near the nest ledge, and Madame X seems to be tolerating the newcomer. Will this be a new mate? Likely, but only time will tell. He has yet to come close enough to our cameras for us to get a good photo, read the bands and identify him.
The Chicks ... Then and Now
1977: Stelco was one of four chicks to fledge from the Hamilton site in 1997. She was identified as nesting in Lansing, MI in 1999. She nested there again from 2000 through 2006, but only in 2004 did any of her chicks hatch. As of March 20, 2007 Stelco is back in Lansing, apparently ready to try again. Photos: Barry Gray © The Hamilton Spectator (1997), P. Yockey (2001) & Dina R. Maneval (2007).
2004: Dundas fledged successfully in 2004. Sometime during the fall of that year he lost a leg. Dundas has defied the odds and has not only survived, but as of the spring of 2007 he and a female are also incubating eggs on the Burlington Skyway Bridge. The following sequence of shots clearly show the one-legged falcon. Photos: Tom Thomas.
2005: Lancaster was a Hamilton chick hatched in 2005. During the fledging period she delighted Falconwatch volunteers by posing on the ledge of "The Tower". Photos: HCPP Falconwatch.
2006: Albion fledged from the Hamilton nest in 2006. In August of 2008 we received news that Albion is not only alive and well but she is also a mother! Albion and her mate have nested under the Scudder Falls Bridge, over which US intersate highway I-95 crosses the Delaware River, near Philadlephia, Pennsylvania. This news is particularly interesting because Albion's mother, our very own Madame X, was also hatched on a bridge in Pennsylvania. In 2009, Albion and her mate were still present at Scudder Falls Bridge, and on May 19 3 healthy chicks were banded on-site. Photos: Art McMorris, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Albion at the nest ledge under the Scudder Falls Bridge near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Summer 2008
In 2009, Albion and her mate were still present at Scudder Falls Bridge, and on May 19 3 healthy chicks were banded on-site. Photos: Art McMorris, Pennsylvania Game Commission
2007: Jump Up and Blue Foot fledged from the nest site in 2007. Their start in life was shaky. Blue Foot was removed from the nest to be treated for a bacterial infection, and then released on the roof of the Sheraton from which she fledged successfuly. Jump Up made a memorable first flight which ended in the underground parking garage of the Sheraton, necessitating a rescue and a check-up. Photos: Dagmar Rudzewitsch.
2009: Dixon and Gleig were hatched in the nest in 2009, and provided falcon fans with these photo ops while learning to fly and hunt over downtown Hamilton. Photos: Laura McCracken (Dixon) & Joanne Dowd (Gleig).