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PoohBah

  1 month ago

Peregrines hatching all over the place

Most of the peregrine nests now have at least one recently hatched chick. Lots of little white balls of fluff. Possibly the most interesting is the nest at Nottingham Trent University; the falcon, an experienced mother, laid two of the usual four eggs but was then found dead in the street, cause not yet known. When she failed to return the tercel (male) started incubating the two eggs himself, but after a couple of days another falcon arrived (she is known to be the tercel's niece), they paired, and she laid two more eggs. It had been expected that she would dispose of the original two eggs in order to lay a full clutch of her own, but no: she accepted them and incubated all four. The first chick hatched on May 5th.
https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/peregrine-cam
http://peregrine.group.shef.ac.uk/peregrines/
https://hawkandowltrust.org/
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chowen

  1 month ago
I used to lie watching the Red Kites near where I lived in Wales. The birds played apart in stopping the demolishing of an old railway viaduct, they were nesting on it. Now the viaduct is part of a walking, and cycling trail. Reply
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survay12

  1 month ago
My wife is not so much into peregrines, as owls, and often has a look at barn owl box LIVESTREAM. An owl chicklet has very recently hatched. She absolutely loves owls, so I doubt you would be able to persuade her to look at peregrines very often. Reply
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Bismuth

  1 month ago
I was doing some research about this the other day. I think it's great (apart from the death of the poor female falcon). Reply
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alansday

  1 month ago
Certainly showing the cuckoo's a thing or two then Poo. Reply
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Mark_W

  1 month ago
It sounds like you are hooked! Reply
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PoohBah

  1 month ago
I have just been watching Mum feeding the chick. It's amazing just how much unlucky pigeon a tiny three-day-old chick can swallow. Reply
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trevjohn

  1 month ago
5G one, Falcons four... Reply
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SimonGUK

  1 month ago
Thanks for sharing. :-) Reply
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spartan3002

  1 month ago
What a fascinating story Poobah , thank you for sharing it . Reply
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