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  • Blog Post: This weekend... be wowed by wildlife

    This weekend watch eagles soaring, peregrines feeding fluffy chicks or seabirds setting up home. We can show you all these and more at our date with nature events - drop-in sessions across the UK that are open to everyone. Find out more and see which dates are happening near you. See you this weekend...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: Warning! Super-fast flying object

    Not too long ago, you'd have needed to head to the coast or bleak uplands to stand a chance of seeing a peregrine in full flight. These days, they're breeding in many of the UK's biggest towns and cities. If you've yet to see one, head to one of our Dates with Nature for a really good...
  • Blog Post: I'm ready for my close up!

    The tawny owls at Aberfoyle weren't the only ones to be ringed this week, with our Manchester peregrines getting their turn on Wednesday. If you weren't lucky enough to catch it on the nestcam, then there's some photos below courtesy of Adrian Dancy.
  • Blog Post: Peregrine chicks just keep on coming

    Peregrine chicks are popping up all over the place at the moment. The latest new arrival has hatched out at Cheddar Gorge . There's still one more egg in the nest and mum is dutifully keeping it warm until chick number 2 arrives. It wasn't just the public who wanted a peek at the new arrival...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Show's over

    With all their chicks fledged successfully, the show is over this year for the family of peregrines we've been following on our London webcam. However, this isn't the end of peregrines in London. From this weekend, you'll be able to find us outside the Tate Modern , 12 noon-7 pm daily...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Hat-chick

    After months of not knowing how many chicks the Malham peregrines had, the wait is finally over. It's triplets!!
  • 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: More eggs in Manchester

    It looks like our Manchester peregrines are on top form again this year as we've just heard that the pair are now incubating four eggs. We're not entirely sure when the last three were laid, but we think the last one arrived a couple of weeks ago so we're expecting the pitter patter of tiny...
  • Blog Post: Proud peregrine parents

    It's been a good weekend for more than one happy couple. The Lincoln cathedral peregrines have become the proud parents of three fluffy chicks, with the arrival of their fourth imminent! Stay tuned to the blog to find out when number four makes their appearance and to keep up to date with family...
  • Blog Post: Into the realm of the golden eagle

    It was Tuesday 24 April, a still and wonderfully sunny day. Four of us began at Kiloran Dunes and ventured up the track past the highest point on Colonsay, Carnan Eoin. The views looking down at Kiloran Bay were magnificent; egg yolk sands with dark blue sea. It is a steep climb at first, and the...
  • Blog Post: Going, going...gone!

    May I take you back to my blog on the 5 th May – “ If my arithmetic hasn’t failed me for the first time in my life, I conclude that our young Peregrines will then fly 39 days later close to the 24 th June .” Well, I was a day out. The first of our young Peregrines fledged yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Mr P the Bath peregrine

    Hi, I'm Mr P the Bath peregrine . I'll be doing a blog on Wednesday evenings to let you know the crazy things an urban peregrine like myself gets up to through the week. A brief catch up for those of you how don't know me already. I was born on Saint Johns church in 2007. In 2008 my...
  • Blog Post: Keeping us guessing

    How many chicks are there in the Cardiff peregrine nest? That's anyone's guess at the moment! There's definitely one strong healthy chick that's been spotted strutting his stuff in the nest, but we still can't see if there's any more chicks hiding out of sight!
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Intruder alert at Manchester peregrines

    The Manchester Peregrine viewpoint only opened last weekend, but there's already been plenty to see! Laurence Browning, our 'man on the ground' tells us more: It's only day two on the Manchester Peregrines Date with Nature project, but what a fantastic day it's been! Brilliant...
  • Blog Post: Battle of Bath

    There was quite a ruckus in Bath over the weekend with a new female peregrine arriving and making a challenge for the territory. Our ringed male, AA, showed why he's top dog by chasing the intruder for ten minutes before locking talons with her and tumbling through the pure blue sky. After he'd...
  • Blog Post: Peregrine Pursuit at Symonds Yat

    Well, they had us fooled. Due to a limited amount of hunting witnessed and very little food seen going into the nest, all of us observing on top of Symonds Yat rock were under the distinct impression that we had one, maybe two, young Peregrines in the nest. Oh ye of little faith. We were wrong. Last...