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    Peregrine Falcons 2014

    This is a discussion on Peregrine Falcons 2014 within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; It seems that there are quite a few Peregrine nests this year, which is good news for them. BBC News ...

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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      Well this week has seen a little bit of activity at Chichester.

      Eggs 2 & 3 were laid on 12th and 16th respectively. I had thought that might be the end of it. However this morning a 4th egg has been laid.

      Peregrine Falcons 2014-peregrinfalcon07.jpg

      I tried to get a screen shot of mum, dad and the four eggs, but dad just hopped off as I pressed the buttons. You can see his tail feather to the right.

      Both Mum & Dad have been taking it in turns to incubate the eggs and they are both staying on them more now than they were previously, which is good.

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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      I'm not sure what the other bird was, but there was a little bit of action today:

      Peregrine Falcons 2014-aerial-attack.jpg

      (Sorry for the poor quality image, I'd only just arrived with some friends.)

      Also I took this screen dump of the live feed earlier, showing a family portrait:

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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      There has been a range of activity today across the country.

      The Webcam at Chichester has been down. They are trying to fix it but a cable problem means that the feed isn't working at the moment. Apparently the camera itself is fine. Unfortunately some water has got into a joint and it should be repaired soon.

      However on Kestral Cam there are 6 eggs waiting to hatch:

      Peregrine Falcons 2014-kestral-01.jpg

      Both Mum & Dad are popping in and out and normally one of them can be seen incubating the eggs.

      Carnyx TV > Carnyx Wild > Wildlife Cameras > Yorkshire Dales

      You can often hear the sheep in the field nearby. Sometimes they can bee seen too.

      Over in Nottingham though things have become a little more busy at the University. 3 of the eggs have now hatched and the 'eyases' can be seen periodically as Mum & Dad bring in their meals. Earlier one of the two cameras was zoomed in on them so you could see more clearly. It has now been zoomed out once more to show the ledge.

      Peregrine Falcons 2014-nott-peregrine-01.jpgPeregrine Falcons 2014-nott-peregrine-02.jpg

      In the first picture you can just see Dad, with Mum moving the newly born eyases together so that she can sit on them again to protect them. In the second picture they are being fed.

      Falcons - EcoWeb - Nottingham Trent University

      The sign at the back will soon be covered with Peregrine guano, but those markings are at 10cm intervals to help people work out how big the birds are.

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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      Well I actually watch a lot of the webcams on the RSPB website and actually I'm a very keen and active birdwatcher and I'm a Life Fellow of the RSPB and also a member of my RSPB's Local Group near to where I live and as well as attending there indoor meeting I go with them on the field trips once a month to good bird watching areas in North East England. And all the Local Group members are all so very friendly and I've made a lot of new friends in the Local Group.
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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      There are quite a few Webcams now available to watch too.

      Sadly the one at Chichester is down and it doesn't look like it will be up for a while either. Apparently some water has got into the cabling and the camera may be damaged too.

      Such a shame.

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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      Anyone who's interested in Birdwatching, on the RSPB website the RSPB have a community forum which is very friendly and the discussions are all about birds, Birdwatching, conservation and also other wildlife as well. I'm also a member of that forum which is very informative at times.
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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      I quite like also watching the webcam from the RSPB Reserve Loch Garten of the Ospreys, which I visited in my younger years back in the 1970's. In Northumberland an adjoining county to where I live in Tyne and Wear, there are 2 pairs of Ospreys nesting at Kielder Forest which when I heard there 2 pairs breeding in Northumberland I really was so thrilled.
      There are a number of webcams of different types of birds nesting on the RSPB website, not just birds of prey and not all from RSPB reserves. During the winter months, the RSPB webcams show a number of bird feeders from different reserves including a bird feeder at Loch Garten where you can see some very rare birds including the Crested Tit on the bird feeders at that reserve which can only be found in the UK in Scotland in the Caladonian Pine Forest.
      So anyone who wants to see a number of different webcams the RSPB website has a number to watch.
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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      For anyone interested, here is the Loch Garten Ospreys, with link to all the other RSPB sites.

      The RSPB: Loch Garten: Live video webcam

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      Re: Peregrine Falcons 2014

      Just a reminder from earlier on, for anyone who's is an enthusiastic bird watcher, there an active RSPB Community Forum which you can find on the RSPB website as well. As an RSPB member I regularly post in that Community Forum, although you don't have to be an RSPB member to take part in that forum.
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