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  • Blog Post: Live from the nest

    Today is a good day. Why? Because you can now see what the Chichester peregrines are up to - live and direct from their nest on top of the Cathedral. Go on, you know you want to...
  • Blog Post: Flying the nest

    The Chichester peregrine chicks have been busy over the last couple of days. They've been learning some new tricks. Firstly, they've been learning to jump onto the gaps between their turrert's crenellations (new word of the day alert! A crenellation is another name for a battlement), then...
  • Blog Post: Weekly catch up - eggs and intrigue

    What a week at our Dates with Nature! The first of this year's osprey eggs have been laid. The Glaslyn ospreys are in fact sitting on three at the moment (first was laid on Sat 6, second on Tues 9 and the third on Fri 12). The male has been busy bringing fish back to the nest and taking his turn...
  • Blog Post: Chicks coming thick and fast at Chichester

    The Chichester peregrines team have had their hands full over the last couple of days. Chick number two hatched out yesterday and chick number three made an appearance this morning. After one of my colleagues came rushing down the office to let me know, I clicked onto the webcam and was lucky enough...
  • Blog Post: And they're off

    World record holder Usain Bolt may have broken all records when he ran the 100m in 9.58 seconds. But, he's got nothing on the peregrine falcon . At their fastest, these aerial masters of the sky have been recorded flying at a breathtaking 100m a second. That's 10 times faster than the fastest...
  • Blog Post: Bank Holiday weekend egg watch

    Last thing on Friday, I posted a quick update to let you know the exciting news that the first Chichester peregrine chick had hatched . Well, chick number 1 was quickly followed by chick number 2, who arrived a short while after. The second egg was only laid an hour after the first, so it's no big...
  • Blog Post: Breaking news from Chichester

    The first egg has hatched! There's three more in the nest so shouldn't be too long before they hatch too. What a cracking start to the weekend! This was the female about to leave the nest yesterday afternoon. Photo by biteyourbum.com
  • Blog Post: Fledge watch!

    In other fledging news.... Chichester saw its second peregrine chick fledge yesteryday at 2:04pm. Black #46, the other male, was the second of the chicks to take the plunge. He caused a little concern first thing this morning when our eyes on the ground couldn't spot him, but he thankfully showed...
  • Blog Post: Boys vs girls

    Last week , we announced the news that for the first time all the Chichester peregrine chicks were male. However, it looks like we've got ourselves another first instead. After looking at the data again, it's been decided that we just can't tell at this stage what sex the chicks are! It was...
  • Blog Post: All about the boys!

    The Chichester peregrine chicks were ringed yesterday and for the first time ever all the chicks are boys!
  • Blog Post: Flying high!

    It's been week of celebrations all across the country with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, but there was even more cause for celebration in Chichester yesterday when one of the peregrine chicks took a leap into the great unknown and took his first flight. 'Black 54', the smaller of the...
  • Blog Post: Fancy flying

    Two of the Chichester peregrine chicks took their first flight and to celebrate here's some amazing photos of their parents on the wing. Big thanks to biteyourbum.com for these amazing shots. For daily updates on how the chicks are doing, head over to the Chichester peregrine Facebook...
  • Blog Post: The end of an era at Chichester?

    Over the last 12 years, spring at Chichester Cathedral has seen the return of the same pair of peregrines and over that time the pair have successfully raised a whopping 42 chicks. Now it looks like there could be a new man in town! And here he is! (Photo by Luke Dray) The first people to suspect...
  • Blog Post: You go away for a week...

    Blimey, I go away on holiday for a week and it all kicks off! It's been a really busy week for our Date with Nature sites around the country, with the arrival of familiar faces and the breeding season getting into full swing. Up at Loch Garten , EJ arrived back on Wednesday for her 11th season...
  • Blog Post: A first for Chichester

    The Chichester peregrines have their work cut out for them now that all four of their eggs have hatched. In fact yesterday saw a first for the site, with three of the eggs hatching on the same day! It wasn't the best weather to be welcoming new lives into the world, with hail stones and rain a-plenty...
  • Blog Post: Official family photo

    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.
  • Blog Post: And baby makes three...

    The Date with Nature baby boom continues, with the arrival of the first peregrine chick at Chichester cathedral . The team have been keeping a watchful eye on the situation for the last few days as the eggs were expected to hatch at any time. At 2:55pm yesterday, one of the volunteers on site was watching...
  • Blog Post: Plenty of peregrines

    It's been a busy old week on the peregrine front. The Chichester Cathedral peregrines got off to a great start on Wednesday with two baby wood pigeons making a surprise appearance after toppling out of their nest (both were fine in the end) and then another male came in to try his luck yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Round up

    It's been all go at our Date with Nature sites this week with new arrivals all over the shop in the shape of returning birds and laid eggs. Down in the New Forest, two eggs have been spotted in the goshawk nest. As these birds usually lay between 3 and 4 eggs, we're keeping an eye out to see...