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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 14/07/2019

July 14, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
Last watch of the season! The juveniles will still be around until autumn and the parents will remain at the cathedral nest site. Thank you everyone for reading our blog this year, we hope you've all enjoyed it! 9.00 One juvenile is on top of the spire. The…
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Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Activity Log- 13/07/19

July 13, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
Weather- drizzle in the morning sunshine in the afternoon. 9.30 Male above nest box window. Juvenile 1 crocket above the top window. 9.50 Male flies, GA lands on golden bales. 10.00 Juvenile moves 2 crockets to the right. 10.03 1 juvenile knocks GA off the…
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Norwich Cathedral Activity Log- 12/07/19

July 13, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
Weather- overcast 9.30 1 juvenile on the edge of the nest box, it then flew off calling. 9.40 Male on top of the window arch above the nest platform. 1 juvenile 4 down on the W. 10.00 Juvenile landed on the crocket on the right-hand side of the nest box and…

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.