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  • Blog Post: Egg-cellent news from around the UK

    Looks like the stars of our Dates with Nature are busy settling into family life with a wave of eggs being laid over the last couple of weeks. The Manchester peregrines are still sat on one egg, whilst the pair over in Chichester are now sitting on two - one laid on 9 April and one on Sunday. Up...
  • Blog Post: Manchester peregrines are running late

    It's usually about now that the Manchester peregrines are getting ready to raise their chicks, but this year something's different. The first egg was only laid this week so things are happening much later than usual. We're not 100% sure why this has happened, but it could be down to a number...
  • Blog Post: Wrexham Peregrines show Jack the "daw"!

    The peregrines have been busy guarding their nest site on top of the Police Station in Wrexham over the last week. A third peregrine visited for the fourth time this year and was seen off by the resident pair and a passing buzzard found itself being shadowed by our male! On Saturday, volunteers...
  • Blog Post: Gorge-ouse Cheddar

    It's all go over at Cheddar Gorge at the moment. Cheddar Gorge's female peregrine chick is now almost 10 weeks old, she's fledged and she looks just like her mum (only bigger!). The guys on ground have sent over this fab picture of her being ringed by Ed Drewitt at 3 weeks old . ...
  • Blog Post: Peregrines with sea legs

    When I think of Scarborough, I think fish and chips, building sand castles with my dad and those addictive 2p machines that you know you're never going to win on, but you still keep shovelling the pennies in. However, as of tomorrow Scarborough means something else - peregrines ! The Scarborough...
  • Blog Post: Baby round up

    As the communities have been down most of the week, we thought this would be a great chance to catch you up on our latest baby news: Glaslyn ospreys Following on from our record breaking first chick, Glaslyn ospreys now have three little bundles of joy. To find out more check out the Glaslyn osprey...
  • Blog Post: Urban jungle

    Our Dates with Nature are perfect for anyone who's up for a walk on the wildside, but over the next week some of them are going to get even wilder. As well as peregrines , ospreys , sparrowhawks and choughs next week will see tigers, oragutans, sun bears and hornbills throw into the mix! Ok, so...
  • Blog Post: Back in the north west

    The Manchester peregrines are back! For the seventh season, peregrines have chosen to nest and raise their young high above the city centre and we'll be there every step of the way. The event kicks off tomorrow and our friendly experts will be on hand in Exchange Square every weekend from 11 am to...
  • Blog Post: Faster than Usain Bolt...

    Did you see how quick Usain Bolt ran the 100m? Impressive as it was, he’s not the fastest thing in London. At the TATE Modern , the RSPB team are showing people the fastest animal in the world. In a head to head with Bolt, a peregrine falcon would clock speeds of at least 3 times faster than...
  • 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: Chicks a-plenty!

    There's been a bit of a baby boom for our Dates with Nature this week. The three Manchester peregrine chicks were the first to arrive, with the first two chicks making their appearance on 4 May and the third on 6 May. We can't confirm whether the fourth egg has hatched or not, and many people...
  • Blog Post: Sea, sand and peregrine falcons

    The Scarborough peregrines are back! The friendly team of RSPB experts will be on hand on Marine Drive from 10:30am - 4:30pm every Wednesday and Sunday from now until 28 July. So if you're heading to the coast for a little seaside fun this summer, stop by and see us.
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: All according to plan

    Everything seems to be going according to plan up at Aberfoyle . The three osprey chicks are now three weeks old and are looking good. The male is doing a fine job bringing in fish every day, mostly rainbow trout, and the female has had her talons full this week, chasing off an intruder who's been...
  • Blog Post: Lincoln peregrines larking about

    We love a good character here on the Date with Nature blog and one of the youngsters at the Lincoln peregrines appears to be quite the cheeky monkey. Our woman on the ground, Kerry Davis, tells us more: "We had quite an eventful few days here at the Lincoln peregrines last weekend. The first...
  • Blog Post: News from the north

    It's all going on in the north of England at the moment. The first of the Lake District osprey chicks hatched on Friday and the second egg should be hatching any day now. Head over to the Lake District Osprey Project blog and the Facebook page for all the news as it happens. Then the exciting...
  • Blog Post: Getting carried away

    Guest blogger: Laura Reynolds, South Wales Date with Nature superstar The female peregrine chick in Cardiff was taken by surprise the other day. With her juvenile feathers coming through nicely, she was having a good practice at flapping her wings when she was taken by surprise by a great gust of...
  • Blog Post: Lights, camera, action in Lincoln

    When the web connection went live at the Lincoln peregrines back in May, the team were really excited to see the peregrines were back and nesting on the south west corner of the cathedral tower. It's just a shame that they decided to set up home in the nest without the camera... The female appeared...
  • Blog Post: Best of the rest

    Has EJ managed to protect her eggs against the barrage of rain over the last few days and has spring finally sprung at Loch Garten? Find out more by checking out the latest on the Loch Garten osprey diary . It's anyone's guess how many eggs have hatched in Cardiff as you'll see from the...
  • 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: Getting ready for the 2013 season

    With the start of the main 2013 Date with Nature season just around the corner, teams all around the country have started checking their equipment, scoping out the best locations and generally getting themselves ready for another year. The team in Manchester have been carrying out maintenance checks...
  • Blog Post: Surprise!

    With only days to go at this year's date with nature at the Forestry Commission 's Symonds Yat rock , the peregrines had one more surpise left up their feathery sleeves. Visitors to the site were watching the youngsters practicing their flying skills when a fourth, seemingly younger bird came...
  • Blog Post: Keeping up with Cardiff

    How are our Cardiff peregrines doing? To find out, check out the latest post on the We Love Wales! blog.
  • Blog Post: Peregrine round up

    It's been a busy few months for our peregrine families around the country. The chicks up at Malham have all fledged and there's some fab photos up on the Malham Facebook page . There's still plenty to see on site with plenty of green woodpackers and red starts around. It's not been...
  • Blog Post: Who's the daddy Cardiff?

    The three Cardiff peregrine chicks are going strong and it looks like there isn't just a new male in Chichester this year - there's one in Cardiff too! Our local peregrine expert has confirmed that this year's dad is a different male to the one who's fathered the chicks in previous...