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Offline Misty

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« Reply #25 on: Sunday, 16 May, 2021 @ 11:23:24 »
Looked at the Norwich site just now and one of the chicks has died  :( the other 3 are thriving

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« Reply #26 on: Friday, 21 May, 2021 @ 18:55:54 »
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Meeting the Derby Cathedral peregrines

Working for Nature Trainee, Kayleigh Wright went along to help ring the Derby Cathedral peregrine chicks, here she is to tell us all about it....
https://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/blog/meeting-derby-cathedral-peregrines

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« Reply #27 on: Saturday, 05 June, 2021 @ 09:22:59 »
Remember those fluffy little white chicks, just a month ago?


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« Reply #28 on: Friday, 25 June, 2021 @ 19:16:56 »
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Peregrine nest raided in Upper Derwent Valley, Peak District

A nest with 3 young peregrines in it has been robbed in a remote part of the Peak District National Park on land owned by the Forestry Commission.
https://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/news/peregrine-nest-raided-upper-derwent-valley-peak-district

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« Reply #29 on: Saturday, 26 March, 2022 @ 11:22:14 »
It's that time again and Spring has been in the air in Bath with parents sitting on eggs, can't tell how many yet :)
The Norwich nesting site is being used as a dining table at the moment but I've seen one of the birds there several times.

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« Reply #30 on: Saturday, 26 March, 2022 @ 14:08:50 »

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« Reply #31 on: Tuesday, 12 April, 2022 @ 19:51:00 »
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Wing and a preyer: Salisbury Cathedral’s star falcon flies nest to Guernsey

A young male peregrine falcon that hatched at Salisbury Cathedral two years ago and became an internet star during the early days of the first Covid lockdown has spread his wings and reached the island of Guernsey, more than 100 miles away.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/12/salisbury-cathedral-star-falcon-flies-nest-guernsey-osmund


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« Reply #32 on: Tuesday, 28 March, 2023 @ 10:47:26 »
Spring is here and they're at it again, 2 eggs at the Bath site. and looks like 1 in Norwich.

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« Reply #33 on: Thursday, 30 March, 2023 @ 22:41:37 »

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« Reply #34 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 13:48:35 »
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Death of two peregrine falcon chicks on Norwich Cathedral announced by Hawk and Owl Trust

Two peregrine falcon chicks that hatched at Norwich Cathedral have died, the Hawk and Owl Trust has announced.

The Trust added that the cause of their deaths is unknown and that a third egg has not hatched.

Norwich Cathedral's resident peregrines live in a nest box on the spire and attract huge interest from people who watch the birds via a webcam.

The arrival of new chicks every spring is a highlight for birdwatchers and this year the peregrines produced three eggs in March. The first hatched last week.

However, the Trust has released a statement saying the live webcam and watchpoint have now been suspended.
https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2023-05-10/death-of-two-peregrine-falcon-chicks-on-norwich-cathedral-announced-by-trust

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« Reply #35 on: Wednesday, 17 May, 2023 @ 15:38:16 »
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‘They’re quite docile’: Salisbury’s peregrine falcon chicks ringed amid uncertain future

High above the ancient stone floor of Salisbury Cathedral, in a landing at the foot of the spire, a curious secular ceremony was taking place.

Two cardboard boxes containing three creatures, white and fluffy but with fearsome-looking beaks and talons, were brought in. The animals – young peregrine falcons - were measured, weighed and fitted with bright identification rings.

A few feathers flew, the falcons nibbled at their handlers but no harm was done to birds or humans and within minutes they were back outside in their nest.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/17/salisbury-cathedral-peregrine-falcon-chicks-ring-measure

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« Reply #36 on: Wednesday, 17 January, 2024 @ 14:57:20 »
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Man jailed after being filmed abseiling down Bolsover quarry to steal three peregrine falcon eggs

A man has been jailed after abseiling down a quarry cliff face to steal peregrine falcon eggs.

Christopher Wheeldon, 34, was caught on hidden cameras set up by the RSPB to protect the falcons as he abseiled down the limestone quarry near Bolsover in April 2023.

He was reported to police and later arrested, but the three eggs he stole were never able to be retrieved.

Wheeldon, of Wheatley Gardens, Two Dales, eventually pleaded guilty to intentionally disturbing peregrine falcons and taking the eggs.

He was jailed for eight weeks at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on two charges relating to the birds. He was also handed a further 10 weeks in prison for a number of shop thefts he committed after stealing the eggs.

Peregrine falcons are specially protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and have faced a range of threats, including shooting and poisoning by land managers across the country who run shooting events and want to prevent the birds they raise for sport being attacked by the falcons.

However, in this instance the RSPB says it is likely the eggs were stolen to order and sent to the overseas falconry trade. It says wild British peregrine falcons are regarded as being genetically superior and command high prices of tens of thousands of pounds.
https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2024-01-17/man-jailed-for-abseiling-down-quarry-to-steal-peregrine-falcon-eggs

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« Reply #37 on: Monday, 05 February, 2024 @ 00:57:05 »
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Peregrine falcon nest to be installed on Bradford chimney

A peregrine falcon nest will be installed on a chimney despite objections from pigeon fanciers that their birds may become prey.

Plans for the nest, on Lister Mill in Manningham, Bradford, were approved by the council who said there would be "no shortage" of feral pigeons to feed on.

More than 800 people commented on the plans - which include a CCTV camera that will allow Bradford residents to view any nesting falcons.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bradford-west-yorkshire-68191571

It's a big chimney! Pic in link.

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« Reply #38 on: Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 @ 19:03:00 »


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‘It’s soul destroying to find nests have failed’: inside the battle against Scotland’s falcon thieves

In early 2021, Police Scotland had begun an investigation of its own, after reports of a man bragging to friends about how much money he was making from taking wild peregrine falcon chicks.

High-status racing falcons can sell for up to £250,000 in the Middle East, according to the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU). The UK exports more live raptors than any other country, and the United Arab Emirates is the largest importer.

Legally, captive-bred peregrine falcons can be traded, but the birds cannot be taken from the wild. They are strictly protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

For racers, however, wild birds are more desirable: considered stronger, fiercer and faster. UK birds, particularly Scottish specimens, are prized in the Middle East.

Between 2007 and 2022 there was a 4,500% increase in export permits for UK peregrines, according to Police Scotland, and it is not known how many were illegally caught.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/13/peregrine-falcon-thieves-dna-database-scotland-wild-raptors-birds-aoe

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« Reply #39 on: Sunday, 24 March, 2024 @ 12:56:04 »
Spring is here and here we go again with the peregrine falcons.
2 eggs in Bath and one so far in Norwich, hope the Norwich one survive this year.
https://hawkandowltrust.org/



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Re: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #40 on: Sunday, 24 March, 2024 @ 13:17:24 »
Saw this earlier in the week, more great news & fantastic pics in Cromer this time
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-68598224