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    We visited Hilbre Island, watched the sea birds, turned away from them,they all started to make an awful noise and fly in the air,we turned back just in time to see a perigrine nose dive down, grab one of them and fly up the beach to eat his meal
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    Saturday June 14th (this year) my sons – in – law, a few friends and I charted a fishing boat “Bad Ladz” from Holyhead Marina for a day’s fishing around the Anglesey coast. All the fish bar two were returned, all the gear has now been put away for winter, what remains is unforgettable. The folding cliffs...
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    The times when I find a less common bird and can show it to someone else are the really special moments; like the Peregrine Falcon seen on the cliffs of Lundy Island with my daughter. A very special place and a very special memory.
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    I sat in an all day meeting today on the 30th floor of Canary Wharf. As they stared down at their papers, I looked out of the window to see a peregrine swooping around the building, effortlessly riding the high winds. Best meeting I've had in ages!
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    Some say a peregrine falcon is a vicious killer, a speedster of the skies, terror and plunderer, ripper of feather and flesh. Not so I. For I call it a back-from-the-brink miracle, a wonder to behold, a tender parent. Lucky me: I call it work.
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    Some say a peregrine falcon is a viscious killer, a speedster of the skies, terrorising and plundering as it rips through feather and flesh. Not so. I call it a back-from-the-brink miracle, a wonder to behold, a tender parent. I call it work.
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    Some say a peregrine falcon is a vicious killer, a speedster of the skies, terror and plunderer, ripper of feather and flesh. Not so I. For I call it a back-from-the-brink miracle, a wonder to behold, a tender parent. Lucky me: I call it work!
  • Blog Post: Are you fed up of Goshawks yet?

    We're not. We got more great views today including an attempt by a female to mug our female Peregrine of here well earned dinner. Raptors were everywhere today, with Six species seen throughout the day. Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Kestrel, Buzzard and a superb Hobby. We were really hoping for...
  • Blog Post: Practise

    This past week the young female has continued to improve on her flying skills, becoming ever more bold and attemping some 'grown up stuff'. The return of the sun in valley was met with both parents rising up on thermals to hunt. On two occasions the adults were hunting close enough to the...
  • Blog Post: FINALLY!!!!

    It's happened everyone! After confirming there are at least two chicks in the nest yesterday (by leaving the yat and looking into the nest from the meadow) today the chicks graced us with their presence!!!! They look strong and healthy and Mrs Peregrine has really upped her game by starting to bring...
  • Blog Post: Loadsa nature!

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  • Blog Post: Any Advance on Three?

    Well its been quite a week on Symonds Yat Rock so I suggest you all grab a chair and a cup of tea and I'll tell you the entire story... Last Friday we celebrated the 4 week birthday of our Peregrine chicks but we were still none the wiser as to how many chicks we had. Lucky for us, our trusted...
  • Blog Post: Fledging is close

    So, we have one chick and I am content with that. A few weeks back I had resigned myself to thinking that due to the late start to the breeding season for this pair, their apparent young age and distinct lack of obvious chick feeding, the eggs had not hatched. This was offset with the hope that the adults...
  • Blog Post: A New Start

    The fresh start to the Raptors on the Rock has felt the wind of change blowing over the Symonds Yat cliffs: We have a brand new pair of peregrines entertaining us this year. As I have often said to many of our visitors over the last week, it's a very peregrine-eat-peregrine world out there.........
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    Our first sighting of Peregrines at Malham Cove, Yorkshire. Managed to get picture of chick on ledge. Good morning watching both parent birds soaring high. All the family got great views.
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    The tedium of a team meeting on the 13th floor of our Manchester offices was relieved by a peregrine flying outside the window, six feet behind my boss's head. After hanging there for a moment, he dropped out of sight...
  • Media: Juvenile peregrine taken by Peter Kenyon

    This fantastic image is of a young peregrine, one of the offspring of the pair we showcase at the Tate Modern (you can see the Tate to the left of the bird). The bird had perched outside Peter Kenyon's window and stayed to watch him for a short while.
  • Blog Post: Peregrine progeny perhaps?

    Well another Bank Holiday weekend is upon us and it’s high time I brought you up-to-date with the goings-on of Symonds Yat . Our young Nuthatches have flown and the viewpoint has become markedly quieter in their absence. We’re going to miss them. Nevertheless, I’m delighted to report...
  • Blog Post: Symonds Yat - Anyone's guess?

    A somewhat quiet week has passed on Symonds Yat . Not people-wise thank goodness, but with our feathered troupe. The Peregrines continue to keep us guessing, with mating occurring again on the 11th. Peregrines usually mate up until the third egg is laid, and occasionally later, so we suspect she's...
  • Blog Post: Manchester baby bonanza

    Looks like it wasn't just the Lincoln peregrines that were busy this weekend. There's been a baby boom for our Manchester peregrines too! The first chick hatched whilst the royal wedding celebrations were winding down late on Friday afternoon. When the team arrived back to the site on Saturday...
  • Blog Post: Mr P the Bath peregrine X

    Hello all. Welcome to my tenth and final blog post this year. I'd like to thank everyone who came down to see me sitting high up on st. johns this year and for you guys that enjoyed following on my blog posts. If any of you have't been down yet I'll look forward to seeing you some time. Don't...
  • Blog Post: Something cute for a weekend

    Here's our first family portrait of the Manchester peregrines . Looks like it's dinner time!
  • Blog Post: Ringing at the BT Tower

    No, not the ringing of phones, but the ringing of chicks. Four peregrine chicks, to be precise. This week, licensed ringer Phil Belman had the job of getting and ringing the four peregrine chicks that we've been watching on one of our many webcams . The whole process took less than an hour...
  • Blog Post: Raptor Enrapture at Symonds Yat

    After a flurry of Bank Holidays and regal nuptials, it’s time to bring the tales of Symonds Yat up to date. Our Peregrines are almost certainly on eggs, as the traffic to and from the nest hole will testify. The female is doing the majority of the incubation as expected and the male spends lots...
  • Blog Post: Malham chicks fly away

    We breath a sigh of relief at yet another successful season at Malham Cove - four peregrine chicks in the skies, and a host of special moments. But, at the same time, there is sadness that we won't be in the stunning surroundings of the Cove talking to visitors, or seeing the owls , redstarts...