Big thanks to Graham Roberts of The Sussex Ornithological Society who took this brilliant family portrait of the Chichester peregrine chicks just before they were ringed.
Hello. Time for another update by me, your local peregrine.
On Sunday, the chicks went for a little stroll!!! I'm not too sure where they went but when they were back they had some cool new bangles like me. I think people call it ringing. Here's a picture Ed Drewitt gave me of one of my chicky p's after she was ringed.
Cool bangle hay? Blue is my favorite colour.
We all like a family portrait so here's one of me (bottom right) P junior (top right) and Mrs P (left)
Other than that, seen some odd person run by with a burning stick! seems a big deal to people, which turned up in masses calling it the Olympic flame!
See you folks next time.
Blimey, it really is all go at Locah Garten at the moment. After all the excitement with Gloria and her ducklings yesterday, the third osprey chick hatched out yesterday evening too! To find out more, check out the latest on the Loch Garten osprey diary.
If you managed to catch the hatching goldeneyes on the webcam yesterday (and even if you didn't), you're sure to enjoy the photos of Gloria's eight ducklings taking their visit trip into the world over on the Loch Garten osprey diary.
Warning: they're excessively cute!
Guest blogger: Lindsay Wilson, Land's End Information Assistant
This weekend was full of excitement at Land's End - not only with the arrival of the Olympic flame, but also the long awaited arrival of the three great black-backed gull chicks! They are adorable little balls of grey speckled fluff just now, but they're already finding their feet with two of them frequently wandering short distances from the nest, tripping over their big webbed feet as they go. The third chick to hatch does seem to be a little weaker than its sibling and hasn't been seen to leave the nest yet so all we can do is keep our fingers crossed for that little one.
The parents have been great, taking it in turns to go looking for food while the other remains on the nesting rock guarding the vulnerable chicks and with good reason. Today alone the adult on guard duty was seen chasing away herring gulls and crows on several occasions. The chicks would be easy takings for them if it weren't for their protective and attentive parents. We've also seen the chicks being fed, with the parents regurgitating what looked like a fish. The young chicks eagerly gobbled up as much as they could and what the didn't eat the adult swallowed again, bringing it back up a while later when the chicks were hungry again. A good, if not slightly gross, way to prevent the food being stolen or attracting other birds.
The adorable new additions