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As has become tradition,all the Rosetta Raptor Watchers are invited to gather and enjoy some time together. Lee has asked me to post this message.

Hi everyone! I thought I’d organize an end of the season brunch where we can talk in comfort and without the constant interruption of calling out birds! It will be on this coming Sunday, December 11 at 11 am at Tucker’s Marketplace in Scarborough. It’s located at 880 Warden Avenue, just north of Eglinton on the west side.

If you can come, please post on the blog under the “comment” section of this entry or send me an email. If you don’t have my email address just let Frank know and he will tell me, because I don’t want to put my email address on the blog.

I just need to know how many people are coming so I can make the reservation.

Special Update:Peregrine Falcon ID'd

Back in October,Ann got some really good photos of a passing Peregrine Falcon. So good,you could read its band numbers. It had a black over red 79 over H band with a purple US Fish and Wildlife band on it. As the falcon was of this years young,records werent published online yet. Recently I saw a post on a falcon forum with information about a Peregrine with band numbers close to the one in Ann's photos. I inquired with the posters who are with Ohio DNR(similar to our Ministry of Natural Resources). They informed us that the Peregrine in question was from east Cleveland Ohio,from a nest at the Lakeshore Powerplant and that the staff there had named her Centeniel.They have been informed and are very pleased to know she was alive and well. Ann graciously allowed me to post the photos on the Ohio board and in a report on the Canadian Peregrine Foundation website. See the report and a couple of photos
From time to time this winter I will update the site,with great photos or interesting stories our watchers or readers submit. Please feel free to contribute observations or photos about hawks or owls or issues affecting either. It is an irruptive year for Snowy Owls so lets hope we can all get out and see some!