Ian Nicholson just sent us these great photos that he took on June 29 at the Charles Tupper Building on Riverside. We especially like the one in which the bird is sitting with its feet sticking out in front of it. Here’s Ian’s description:
The Sir Charles Tupper Building is on Riverside Drive across from the Canada Post Building and has fairly wide ledges above the windows on most of its seven floors. This bird is most likely from the nest on the nearby CRA Building. It was on the ledge between the fifth and sixth floors on the backside of the building’s D wing facing Hog’s Back Park and the Heron Road Bridge. Before these photos were taken, the bird was fed by its parents and then it slept and rested on the edge of the ledge for a couple of hours. The sequence of photos show it sleeping and resting, then arousing and standing up, stretching and looking around before taking off. The photos were shot through two dirty panes of glass, but most turned out very well after a bit of editing. The bird returned to almost the same spot one ledge higher six days later, but only stayed for about 20 minutes. It hasn’t been spotted since.