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Raptors around the Rock
There really isn't a great deal to say about our Peregrines this week, as we've hardly seen anything of them! However, I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you a bit more about the other raptors we see up at the Symonds Yat rock. Buzzards are seen every day and they are now the...
4 Aug 2011
One, two, three...Four?!
Honestly, you go off for a fortnight’s holiday, in the belief that your Peregrines have three chicks and then you come back to four! Four?! How on earth did that happen? Well, many theories are circulating and I’m not going to go into them all. What we believe is the most likely cause, is...
22 Jul 2011
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...
5 May 2011
Phantoms of the New Forest
Our date in the New Forest came to an end on the August Bank Holiday weekend. And it rounding off our busiest year since the project began in 2007, with a fantastic 22,000 visitors watching the goshawk and hobby nestcams at the Forestry Commission's New Forest Reptile Centre. The non-stop action...
7 Sep 2009
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...
1 Apr 2011
Crash, bang, wallop
Amidst thunder storms and torrential rain, the first goshawk chick at Cwmcarn Forest hatched just after 4.30pm on Saturday. We'll keep you posted on when the other eggs hatch... The goshawks in the New Forest are also proud parents to some white balls of fluff! You can see how that family are...
9 May 2011
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