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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

    It looks like it's not just us who like to be beside the seaside. A pair of peregrines have set up home on the cliffs at Scarborough ! To start with we couldn't see much of what was going on because the nest was hidden from view, but now the chicks are a little bit older and moving around...
  • 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: 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: Now you see them, soon you won't

    This week is your last chance to see the Manchester peregrine chicks. Since they fledged back in June, they've been busy taking lessons from mum and dad on how to fend for themselves, but once they've learnt the necessary survival skills, they'll be off to make their own way in the world...
  • Blog Post: An unexpected visitor!

    It looks like our Bath peregrines are proving to be a handful even after they've fledged. A few weeks ago the female chick, CV, disappeared. She can usually be found on her favourite perch on St John's church, sat with her brothers, but she went missing for a couple of days. Then Mike Rogers...
  • Blog Post: Milvus Milvus - such a fantastic bird, they named it twice...

    After the excitements of our hunting Peregrine pair last Saturday at the rock , my pulse had only just returned to normal on Monday, when a flying visit sent it rocketing skyward once again. Standing on the viewpoint at Monday lunchtime, something caught my eye circling high above the rock – a...
  • Blog Post: We don't mind the rain

    Find out what's keeping the Cardiff peregrines team's spirits up depite the terrible weather by checking out the lastest post on the We Love Wales blog .
  • Blog Post: Mr P the Bath peregrine IV

    Hello. Good news. I've got two little chicky P's. P junior has finally started getting his own dinner and even sharing it with the family. Now there's the difference a week makes. He's making his old man proud. It's not often a peregrine like me gets a babysitter. Just goes...
  • Blog Post: A double hat trick for Aberfoyle

    There's something of a baby boom going on at Aberfoyle at the moment and it looks like three is the magic number! There's now three happy, healthy osprey chicks and three chubby peregrines chicks keeping the adult birds on their toes (or should that be talons?). The first osprey chick enjoying...
  • Blog Post: Mr P the Bath peregrine IX

    Hello Hello Its me Mr P. Who wants to see a picture of my 11 week old chicky P? Here we go then. She's taking after her mum and has already out grown me. She's been making a name for herself amongst the local gulls as I can't tell you how many times I've seen her being sent packing...
  • Blog Post: Manchester Peregrines say goodbye!

    This week is the final week of the Manchester Peregrine Date with Nature in Exchange Square. The experienced pair of peregrines, nesting for seven years now in the city centre, successfully fledged another 4 young this year in what has to have been some of the worst weather conditions seen. The four...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Mr P the Bath peregrine VII

    Hello again. Biggest news for all is me and the rest of the Peregrine family here at Bath are live on Springwatch tonight. Not just that, but we've been their feature for the week. I see the sunshine never lasted that long and we're back with the cold and rain. Speaking of rain I've...
  • Blog Post: Manchester peregrine chicks being ringed tomorrow

    We've got a treat for you - an exclusive bit of behind the scenes stuff ! The Manchester peregrine chicks are being ringed tomorrow and for the first time ever we're able to leave the nest cams on whilst it's being done. Tune in at around noon tomorrow (Wednesday 22 May) to see how the team...