Hamilton Community Peregrine Project - Site Gallery

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Since 1995 Peregrine Falcons have been nesting on the south face of the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel high above King St. West, one of the busiest streets in downtown Hamilton.

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

The south face of the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

Nest ledge and camera

The "scrape" is in the ledge directly below the "n", and a camera (mounted to the right) follows the acitivities of the falcons.

Close-up of Nest Ledge and Camera

Close-up of the nest ledge and camera

Adult Peregrine on Camera

The adults often perch on the camera to watch over the nest.

Madame X and Camera

Madame X on the beam supporting the camera

As the chicks develop they hop up on the parapet enclosing the ledge

As the chicks develop, they hop up on the parapet enclosing the ledge.

A view of the Sheraton from the Board of Education parking area

A view of the Sheraton and the Standard Life building (left) from the Board of Education parking area, where volunteers gather to keep watch over the fledging falcons.

View of the Sheraton from the east

View of the Sheraton from the east, with the Standard Life building in the background

The sign on the Standard Life sign provides a perch for the adult peregrines

The sign on the Standard Life building provides a perch for the adult peregrines.

A view of the Sheraton from the north east corner of Copps Plaza

A view of the Sheraton (left) and the Standard Life building (right) from the north east corner of Copps Plaza

Madame X and Camera

The Stelco Tower as seen from Copps Plaza

A Falconwatch coordinator keeps watch from the top floor of the Stelco Tower

A Falconwatch coordinator keeps watch from the top floor of the Stelco Tower.

A Falcon's-Eye view of Hamilton

A Falcon's-Eye view of Hamilton, with the Sheraton nest at far right

Looking west over Hamilton

Looking west over Hamilton, with the Sheraton bottom right

Madame X and Camera

Looking down along King Street West

3 Chicks on the Ledge

Looking down over the roof of the Sheraton and the nest ledge

A view of the Sheraton from the Board of Education parking area

Looking north of the Sheraton over Copps Coliseum and the Bay

Looking south towards the escarpment

Looking south towards the escarpment. The sign on the BDC building is another perch favoured by the adult peregrines.

Madame X over downtown Hamilton

Madame X over downtown Hamilton

Falconwatchers on King St. at the Hamilton Convention Centre

Falconwatchers on King St. at the Hamilton Convention Centre

Watching Gleig while she takes a nap - June 2009

Watching Gleig while she takes a nap - June 2009

The HCPP display in Jackson Square

The HCPP display in Jackson Square

A history of Peregrine Falcons in Hamilton

A history of Peregrine Falcons in Hamilton

Daily updates and webcam images

Daily updates and webcam images

Photos: Lyle Camier, Dagmar Rudzewitsch & Ryan Laird Iverson

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