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Offline TonyD

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Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« on: Friday, 20 March, 2015 @ 13:19:17 »
A pair of Peregrine Falcons are looking after an egg laid just yesterday.
There's a webcam watching their nest on Norwich Cathedral.
I found it fascinating, you can  click here to watch.


Edit: Updated links - Norwich cathedral peregrines / Bath cathedral peregrines
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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 20 March, 2015 @ 14:25:53 »
Great find! Churches have always been a place of wireless communication and this shouldn't cause any  interruption to the services, they should be a able to... nest in peace 
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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 20 March, 2015 @ 19:37:14 »
Good idea but zilch going on at the moment!

You would have thought the site would have used a more appropriate font!

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 20 March, 2015 @ 20:49:36 »
I was getting a bit concerned as the egg isn't getting much incubation:



But...

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The female normally lays a clutch of three or four eggs in late March or April at 2-3 day intervals. Both birds share the incubation, which begins with the last or penultimate egg, and takes 29-32 days per egg.
http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/p/peregrine/nesting.aspx

So, there should be more action in the coming days!

As for the font... well, better than Cuckoo

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 21 March, 2015 @ 14:09:39 »
I have BibleScript, CatholicSchoolgirl [!], High Tower Text (Honest!), Jeremiah Thin, and Vatican Thin.  :)

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 21 March, 2015 @ 14:23:45 »
Er, ooh...k.... thanks for that, Tony.

Catholic callgirl schoolgirl looks interesting:


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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 21 March, 2015 @ 14:27:12 »
I am surprised that they have chosen that position for a nest! No protection from the elements.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 21 March, 2015 @ 15:47:37 »
Yes, a bit lacking creature comforts. Great views, though!

Mum(?) sat on the egg - still only one, mum flew off just after the pic:





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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 21 March, 2015 @ 15:55:43 »
That egg is looking a bit cold and lonely.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 21 March, 2015 @ 19:26:07 »
I think - not sure, but I do think - I might just have seen Alan Partridge jogging down the road in his skimpy shorts in the background.  Doncha just love the Interweb?  :)

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 21 March, 2015 @ 20:00:00 »
Bit hard to tell but I think there's now two eggs:



and two parents:



Can't tell for sure, Bry, but that could be a bit of Partridge between his claw  :unsure:

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, 22 March, 2015 @ 11:46:22 »
Wow, I've just seen that there are two eggs now. Am I turning into a Twitcher?   

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, 22 March, 2015 @ 14:58:37 »
Am I turning into a Twitcher?   

Could be, though I'd be a bit nervous about saying so for sure.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #13 on: Sunday, 22 March, 2015 @ 22:07:08 »
Definitely two eggs earlier today:



Now looks like she's tucked up for the night:




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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #14 on: Monday, 23 March, 2015 @ 21:10:24 »
Couple of pics from a little earlier today:



The blur is one taking off into flight:


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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 @ 09:05:20 »
Had a quick look this morning and there are now 3 eggs. Both parents were off having breakfast

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 @ 12:21:37 »
Good news, thanks, Misty!

Had a quick look, both parents back, mum seems to sitting on the eggs more now so maybe three's the final score.


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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 @ 13:33:24 »
τρία αυγά !!


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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 @ 16:25:26 »
I take it they're not scared of heights?

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 @ 22:53:21 »
They do seem to like it high and, I'm sure TonyK will be pleased to hear, they like to be inspired. But just high will do. I didn't realise there are so many of the little breeders around (about 1500 pairs in the UK), here's some others:

Derby Cathedral
St. Michael & All Angels, Exeter
Chichester Cathedral
St. Andrews Spire, Worcester
University of Sheffield
Nottingham Trent University
County Hall, Aylesbury
Sussex Heights, Brighton

Picture availability and quality varies, some nest sites may not be in use (yet).
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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 @ 10:11:37 »
Yes, definitely compulsive viewing.
Last Spring we were watching three of the Peregrine Nesting Sites plus The Essex Wildlife Trust Barn Owl Cam in an Owl Nesting Box.
The most exciting viewing was of the Osprey Nest at the Dyfi Osprey Project in Wales.....absolutely stunning pics. The Ospreys haven't arrived back as yet although they should be back in the next couple of weeks.
Unfortunately the Visitor Centre was broken into & completely vandalised last week, all the computers etc completely trashed! Can't understand this wanton vandalism, especially in the middle of nowhere & on a fantastic project like this! They are busy raising money now so that this year's nesting can be seen by all.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 @ 13:55:04 »
Suitable candidates for the first one-way trip to Mars.

Looks like the Dyfi Osprey Project live feed is back on line (at the moment, anyway) and I came across another osprey nest live webcam at the Loch of Lowes (good picture quality but looks to be unoccupied as yet, there was a coal tit hopping about all over it a moment ago). Nearby there's a Red Squirrel webcam. Also up in Scotland, a live webcam to a pair of breeding peregrines at the Falls of Clyde (natural habitat but poor picture quality).

One that I forgot to mention, the peregrine nest at Bath St. John's Church, one egg now in the nest.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 @ 21:51:48 »
Just a thought. The camera down in Argostoli hasn't been working for a while so how about making it known that a pair of Peregrine's are nesting there and hopefully someone will install a camera. Simples.   

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #23 on: Thursday, 26 March, 2015 @ 13:07:31 »
Yesterday, the Argostoli camera was back up and running....

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #24 on: Thursday, 26 March, 2015 @ 17:06:54 »
Yesterday, the Argostoli camera was back up and running....

I can't see any Peregrines yet.