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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Black Grouse Rebel starts his own lek

    There have been up to 12 male black grouse on the lek up at Coed Llandegla so far this season, with one deciding that this is, maybe, a crowd... He has been seen twice performing solo about 300m away from the main lek - and somewhat closer to the hide! On Saturday 21 April, visitor Rhys Thatcher captured...
  • Blog Post: Two become three

    No sooner had I pressed send on my previous post did I get word that there are now three eggs in the Birmingham kestrel nest ! Maybe you'll be lucky and see them all, but everytime I look there is always a bird on the nest!
  • 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: Does my bum look big in this?

    This morning, I finally caught my first glimpse of the kestrels nesting at Aston University in Birmingham: You can keep a eye on the nestcam , too - you might even spot her laying her eggs!
  • Blog Post: A very modern man

    The prize for Birmingham's most modern male must surely go to the male kestrel nesting at Aston University. Of the six eggs laid, five have now hatched, and the webcam set up on their nest reveals that both the male and female are taking equal shares of the parenting duties. Join us at our roving...