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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 23/04/2019

April 23, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
A quiet day on the watch point, except an aerial dogfight between the male, an intruding buzzard and a sparrowhawk! Weather was overcast but warm with sunny spells. 9.45 Male incubating. GA is 2 crockets down. GA then flies to the top of the spire to eat…
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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log- 22/04/19

April 22, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
9.15 Tiercel (male) on N side of the spire. GA incubating. 9.29 Tiercel takes flight cruises around spire and lands 2 crockets above nest platform. Sunshine! 9.31 Tiercel moves up and settles on 4th crocket up from the platform. 10.20 Tiercel flies SW. 10.27…
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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 21/04/2019

April 21, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
Yet another beautiful sunny day at the watch point! Lots of activity from our peregrine couple with the hatching date looming. 9.19 GA is incubating, eating stones to aid with digestion and the male is 4 crockets on the South side of the spire. 9.23 Male…

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 11/04/2019

A little drama with another female peregrine swooping near the cathedral!

Weather was overcast with some sun.

9.30 GA is incubating. The male is on his usual spot 2 crockets down on the spire.

9.50 Male suddenly flies off, and is gone for a while.

10.00 GA moves off eggs, rubs her chin on the gravel and then returns to resume incubation.

10.30 Male returns, and lands 2 crockets down,

10.46 Male starts to preen.

11.00 Male stoops South, then returns to his favourite spot 2 crockets down on West side of spire.

11.45 Male leaves cathedral, on patrol.

12.00 Incubation change over! A relieved GA lands on the 3rd crocket down, on West side of spire.

12.35 GA preens on West spire.

13.19 No change.

14.00 No change. Still no activity from either peregrine.

15.00 No change, GA still 3 crockets down.

15.07 A bit of drama: a female peregrine falcon (possibly one of last year's juveniles) is spotted flying around the spire. At first there was some confusion if this was GA, but she was still on her spot 3 crockets down with the male still incubating. A few minutes pass before GA chases off the juvenile, both of them heading West.

15.29 GA returns after chasing off intruder, and perches on the 2nd crocket down on the West side of the spire.