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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 26/06/2019

June 26, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
The weather certainly has been interesting these past couple of days. Today was breezy with no sun throughout the day. The weather also had an impact on our peregrines, who prefer calmer conditions. Still, that didn't stop them from putting on a splendid…
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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 25/06/2019

June 25, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
Another day at the watch point, with lots of flying action from our peregrines! Weather was rainy to start and then improved with sunny spells. 9.45 One juvenile on nest, GA is 2 crockets down and the male is in a roundel. 10.00 The juvenile on the nest box…
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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 24/06/2019

June 24, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
Today was a quiet and humid day at the watch point. The juveniles are still flying around with their parents as usual. Weather was muggy with a rain shower in the afternoon. 9.40 Two juveniles and GA are flying about to the South East. 9.50 The male lands in…

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 07/04/2019

The second day of peregrine watch point and despite the heavy torrent in the morning, the peregrines remained vigilant in their incubation duties.

Weather was heavy rain and mist in the morning, but cleared in the afternoon with some sun.

10 - 11.30 There was heavy downpour rain. Male incubating, GA was 4 crockets down in the middle of the spire.

11.10 Male still incubating.

11.32 GA flies West at great speed.

11.35 GA returns later and lands 3 crokets down below top window.

12.20 GA suddenly dives to the West again then flies back to the nest for a nest swap. GA broods eggs while the male flies to the West of spire, returning later and landing 2 crockets down from the top. He then hopped to next crocket.

13.03 Male flies off around the cathedral.

13.13 Male then swoops down to the West.

13.20 Male returns later and lands on the 3rd crocket down on the South side of the spire.

13.30 Male again swoops down but this time to the East side of the spire and starts flying North West.

14.02 Male charges 2 mobbing gulls driving them off, returning to the nest box briefly before flying off on patrol again.

14.15 Male lands on the 3rd crocket down with prey (pigeon) and eats it.

14.32 Incubation change over from the male, taking over from GA who flies off.

14.37 GA lands on a turret, then flies off and lands 3 crockets down from top. She then starts preening and afterwards flies off hunting.

14.51 GA returns from hunting with prey (pigeon) in talons and lands on the North West crenellation.

14.55 GA then flies to the top of the cathedral (the golden bales) with the pigeon and starts plucking it.

15.08 Male is still incubating. GA remains on top of the spire, continuing to pluck and feed.

15.48 GA still feeding and male still incubating.

16.00 Male is very vocal as he turns the eggs.