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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 12/04/19

Light rain and overcast weather conditions.

9.30 GA incubating and male on W side of the spire out of sight from the WP.

11.10 Incubation change over! male takes over incubation duties and GA perches 6 crockets down on the W and starts preening.

12.05 Sparrowhawk seen flying over the close.

12.10 no change for the peregrines.

13.56 GA  takes flight over the Bishops garden hunting and then cruises aroud the close to the W.

14.12 The male flew off at speed to the S leaving the eggs unattended.

14.18 GA flys in at speed and goes straight to the box and starts incubating. The male returns shortly after carrying prey which he leaves on a crocket. He then hops across and perches 2 crockets down on the W.

14.33 Male flew off SE.

14.43 GA leaves eggs and lands on the top of the spire on the golden bales she is very vocal and then feeds on some scraps from the cache (larder).The male then enters the nest and takes over incubation duties he chats to the eggs. 

14.45 GA flies off N

13.03 2 Buzzards circling to teh SE of the close.

13.36 GA returns to the spire empty taloned she lands 5 crokets down on the W.

15.50 GA mobs a gull over the close to the SE she then goes directly to the nest box and takes over incubation duties from the male. The male lands 2 crockets down on the W and starts preening.

16.00 As we pack up there is no change.