I've been trying to visit and contribute some time at the Peregrine Falcon fledge watch at the Sunlife financial building at Islington and Bloor almost daily since the watch started last Wednesday. Be it an hour or two before work or an 8 hour day as I did on Monday with my day off.
Euro, the only male in the group of four "newbies" took flight first. I missed his first flight(s) but was fortunate to witness some bigger exploring by this very young Falcon.
With the nest being 18 stories up (give or take); it's rather difficult at times to know who is who up there when one of them is on the move. A scope is a necessity. Or take lots of photos and blow them up on the computer when you get home as I do.
We knew one of the chicks left the nest ledge and ended up on the condo building to the east of Sunlife. We noticed him on the railing of the condo through a reflection on the Sunlife building. He spent some time on that rail, sitting, walking a bit, stretching his wings and repeat the same process. At this point, we were speculating it was Euro despite knowing Windward and Regatta (two of the three females) had since also taken some flights as well in the last day.
Euro sat atop this building for a short bit. He seemed rather proud of himself and what he accomplished. Stretched his wings a few times, some good hard flaps and then a rest. Moments later I could see him triangulating as he began to think about where he was going next.
A reminder, if you click on each photo individually, you should get a full screen photo, which is far better than the smaller versions you are probably viewing.
Thanks for looking!