Falcon that nested on top of Hamilton Hotel for several years is dead – Hamilton | The Canadian News

A well-known female peregrine falcon that made its home on top of Hamilton’s Sheraton Hotel in the city center has died, according to observers.

The Hamilton Community Peregrine Project, who has been showing a glimpse of the couple Ossie and Lily for a number of years, reported on his website on Sunday about the passing.

“It would appear that her dehydration and freezing were worse than it initially seemed,” the project said in a post.

“That together with the injuries she sustained from some kind of collision was too much for her aging body.”

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Earlier in the day, observers reported that Lily had to be rescued from the ground near the corner of Bay Street and York Boulevard and suggested it was possible due to a collision with a building or a vehicle.

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Observers have been watching the falcon couple’s experiences and their mating cycles over the past seven years with the successful hatching of a number of chicks over that time.

Lily has been tracked down since joining the Grand Haven Board of Light and Power plant in Michigan in 2010.

The two couples produced their last known set of eggs in June 2020 and hatched a few more chicks.

The Peregrine Falcon is one of Canada’s most famous endangered species.

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