I'm down at BSC Headquarters this week and with the fresh snowfall over night birds were certainly active. At Old Cut first thing a Fox Sparrow and Vesper Sparrow were enjoying the offerings (complete checklist).
At lunch time I decided to drive down Lakeshore Road towards Clear Creek, hoping to find some geese in the fields here. I saw lots of Tundra Swans (1500-2000) in the fields and just before The Coves I came across a nice flock of Canada Geese. After a few minutes of scanning through them I was lucky to find a couple of Greater White-fronted Geese.
After alerting a couple other birders in the area I headed back east when I noticed a Peregrine Falcon perched along the road.
Closer inspection revealed that it was banded:
I have submitted the combination to the Bird Banding Lab and will update once I find out when and where it was banded - if you happen to know though, feel free to comment or email me!
UPDATE - wow, didn't take long to find out! Thanks to several people I now know that this is Rosetta, a female Peregrine hatched in 2013 and banded at her nest in Rochester, NY on June 18, 2013. Rosetta has a strong Ontario connection in that she is named after Rosetta McClain Gardens, site of the Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch in memory of Frank "Big Frank" Butson, who founded the raptor watch. There are some photos and information of Rosetta as a chick being banded on the RFalconCam website and on their blog.