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  • Blog Post: The name's Striata, Muscicapa striata...

    As our Peregrines enter their final week of incubation at Symonds Yat we have little more to report of their behaviour. They have been particularly elusive the past week, with just a couple of sightings some days. Intruders continue to come and go. We had four Peregrines in the air the other day –...
  • Blog Post: Confusion in Cardiff

    There's been some strange goings on over in Cardiff over the weekend. The team on the ground are in a rather tricky position at the moment. They can't see the peregrine nest with the camera so they're having to rely on the behaviour of the adult pair to work out if the chicks are starting...
  • Blog Post: And they're off

    World record holder Usain Bolt may have broken all records when he ran the 100m in 9.58 seconds. But, he's got nothing on the peregrine falcon . At their fastest, these aerial masters of the sky have been recorded flying at a breathtaking 100m a second. That's 10 times faster than the fastest...
  • Blog Post: Settling down to family life

    After causing all sorts of confusion last week, it looks like Cardiff's peregrines are finally settling into family life. Both parents are back at the nest (who knows where the male went or why the female was letting one of last year's chicks babysit) and the team finally got their first glimpse...
  • 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: Bye bye baby

    Guest blogger: Anja Bradley, our girl on the ground in Bath All the Bath peregrine chicks have flown the nest box! On Friday the Hawk & Owl Trust had to rescue an adventurous chick who had ended up out of the nest and somewhere he shouldn't be! He was popped back onto the ledge, but decided...
  • Blog Post: Mr P the Bath peregrine V

    Hello folks. Its time once again for me to give you an update on how things are going in Bath . The weather has got a bit cheerier now so Mrs P has been able to stop brooding and come out to hunt. This means we can start doing one of my favorite activities. The food pass. This is where we hand...
  • 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: Hat-chick

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

    Our Wrexham peregrines have certainly been busy over the last few weeks. John Lawton-Roberts, a local ornithologist who helps us monitor the nest, got quite a shock when he checked the nest last week. Instead of the usual two to four eggs, he found the pair had laid five! He was really surprised as this...
  • 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...