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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 13/04/2019

Another busy day at the Watch Point, with guided walks from the forum, giving many people the chance to see our peregrine couple!

Weather was chilly showers and hail in the morning and sunny in the afternoon.

9.35 Incubation change over! GA takes over incubation duties and the male lands 2 crockets down on the West of the spire.

10.00 Male hops one crocket, then flies off, drifting to the North, before diving after a lesser black backed gull to the West.

10.05 The male returns to the North side of the spire.

10.16 The male drifts above the Close before landing on the plucking window.

110.35 The male flies around and then lands 3 crockets down on the spire.

10.45 The male moves to the 9th crocket down.

11.07 The male suddenly flies West.

11.10 GA pecks at the gravel around the nest, possibly eating it to aid in digestion.

11.40 The male returns from the West and sits in his favourite spot 2 crockets down on the West side of the spire.

12.20 The male dives and chases after a lesser black backed gull and then returns to the West side of the bell tower.

12.55 The male flies in and lands on top of the window in the middle of the spire next to the nest box.

13.19 Incubation change over! The male takes over incubation while GA lands 4 crockets down from the window.

13.35 GA flies West and then lands 4 crockets from the top of the spire.

13.50 GA suddenly flies South West.

13.55 Intruder alert! A peregrine flies near the spire to the North East. Another flies directly near the spire. The male remains vigilant in his incubation duties.

14.15 GA returns to the 3rd crocket down.

15.00 No change.

16.00 GA flies off North.

16.11 Incubation change over! The male lands 2 crockets down on the West spire while GA incubates.