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Offline TonyKath

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #25 on: Thursday, 26 March, 2015 @ 18:17:05 »
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Perching on the side of an old power station chimney with St Paul’s Cathedral to the north and the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, to the east is not where you might expect to glimpse the world’s fastest bird. Yet Tate Modern, and London landmarks including Battersea Power Station and the Houses of Parliament, have been home for several years to peregrine falcons. A surprising flash of the wild in the heart of the city, the powerful bird of prey is also a specialised hunter of feral pigeons, considered such an urban pest that in 2003 a ban was imposed on feeding them in Trafalgar Square.

With cities’ abundant food sources and tall buildings providing a predator-free equivalent of the species’ traditional cliff-side home, the raptor’s success has extended far beyond the capital. Having colonised urban areas from Aberdeen to Cardiff, ecologists now believe it is only a matter of time before peregrine falcons are breeding in every major UK town and city.
“All those born and bred in cities, that’s their habitat that they’ve grown up in. When they’re drifting around the country, they find little towns and cities elsewhere … and that’s what they’re used to,” says David Goode, a veteran ecologist and author of a new book, Nature in Town and Cities. “That’s why I say it won’t be long until they’re in every place.”   
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/urban-wildlife-animals-in-city

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #26 on: Thursday, 26 March, 2015 @ 19:55:10 »
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“That’s why I say it won’t be long until they’re in every place.”
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/urban-wildlife-animals-in-city


Read somewhere that there's maybe fifty breeding pairs in the Netherlands, as it's pretty flat I'm thinking they're nesting in spires and high towers.

Followed the link and read the rest of the article, very interesting, thanks.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #27 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 12:47:08 »
Just seen that there are now 4 eggs at Norwich.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #28 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 12:49:20 »
Pretty certain I saw four eggs in there a moment ago. Mum was having a shuffle around, back on the eggs before I could grab a screen shot.

Edit: You just beat me to it, BT!

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #29 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 15:47:01 »
Wow! Mum(?) was sat on the eggs, kept changing position every ten minutes or so, then got off the eggs and hopped onto the ledge making one heck of a racket in the process, dad(?) suddenly appeared and mum flew off, dad took over on the four eggs. All happened so quickly I couldn't grab a snap of both birds together, here's dad about to take his turn on the eggs:

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #30 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 20:09:32 »
I just realised the eggs are already painted red - just right for Greek Easter in two weeks time!!!  ;) :oops:

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #31 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 12:05:46 »
Checked the Loch of the Lowes OSPREY Webcam this am, they were both on the nest & one was ripping it's breakfast apart

http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/wildlife-webcams/loch-of-lowes/

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #32 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 16:15:10 »
Just checked the Norwich Cathedral Webcam and a bird is sitting on the eggs but making a very funny noise.  Doesn't sound right to me but what do I know?!  :blink:

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Edit: link corrected.
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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #33 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 16:25:44 »
Yep, just had a look at http://upp.hawkandowl.org/norwich-peregrines/norwich-cathedral-peregrine-live-web-cam-2015/ and the bird on the nest sounds almost like it's got constant hiccups, sounds rather like a squeaky hinge. Other than that, seems pretty alert.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #34 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 16:49:33 »
Yep, just had a look at http://upp.hawkandowl.org/norwich-peregrines/norwich-cathedral-peregrine-live-web-cam-2015/ and the bird on the nest sounds almost like it's got constant hiccups, sounds rather like a squeaky hinge. Other than that, seems pretty alert.

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Maybe the one sitting on the eggs fancies a bit of a break and is calling the other one to take over!

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday, 08 April, 2015 @ 01:40:44 »
Just slightly off topic:

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A pair of nesting ospreys is threatening the future of Scotland’s biggest music festival, T in the Park.

The birds have been spotted close to Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, where the festival is due to take place in July. As a protected species, it is illegal to disturb them during breeding season.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11520743/T-in-the-Park-festival-under-threat-from-nesting-ospreys.html

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« Reply #36 on: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 16:45:11 »
three chicks in peregrine nest Norwich cathedral

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #37 on: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 17:29:07 »
Well spotted, Bob!!!

Managed to grab a screenshot of something white and fluffy tucked away under mum:




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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #38 on: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 17:44:26 »
There were four eggs. Hope they all survived.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #39 on: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 18:13:29 »
Feeding time! Look closely and mum/dad has a big chunk of meet at its feet. Three chicks, one egg. Didn't think any would've hatched so soon, reckon the fourth could be cracking it open today/tomorrow:


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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #40 on: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 18:21:25 »
Sorry, piccie quality of the screenshot not so great but this gives an idea of their meal:


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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #41 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 @ 12:21:31 »
Breakfast is served:



*Think* still only three chicks, not sure where the egg is, maybe just out of camera.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #42 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 @ 13:14:53 »
notice in the right hand corner of the nest site there's a racing pigeon ring.you can see the numbers on the ring.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #43 on: Thursday, 30 April, 2015 @ 17:43:52 »
 :blink: Well spotted, Hawkeye!

Couple of screenshots just captured. Looks like it's lunchtime: dad feeding the chicks - can only make out three bundles of fluff (maybe Bob can give us an accurate count!) and no egg:


Dad taking off with his lunch, as soon as he'd flown mum landed and sat on the chicks:

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #44 on: Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 09:40:16 »
just brought pigeon for breakfast 7-34 british time four chicks in nest.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #45 on: Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 09:51:50 »
ya definitely four large cotton buds

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #46 on: Thursday, 21 May, 2015 @ 12:04:00 »
Just had a look and the chicks are getting bigger by the day. The nesting area is beginning to look like a battle field with feathers, blood and bones all over the place.

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #47 on: Thursday, 21 May, 2015 @ 15:12:54 »


Quick pic. Any idea how many in there now?

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #48 on: Thursday, 21 May, 2015 @ 15:19:55 »
Do I win them if I guess right?

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Re: Peregrine Falcon webcam on Norwich Cathedral
« Reply #49 on: Thursday, 21 May, 2015 @ 15:29:05 »
Winner collects (from nest, that is)  ;)