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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 22/05/2019

May 22, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
Great activity today at the peregrine watch point, the intruder peregrine from yesterday returned but was routed quickly. The chicks are still growing, one even looked over the edge of the nest box! Weather was bright and sunny. 9.45 GA is on top of the nest…
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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 21/05/2019

May 21, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
An interesting and quiet day at the watch point. The chicks have grown considerably and are stretching their wings! Weather was blue skies and bright sunshine. 9.30 The chicks are unattended in the nest box, with no adult peregrine in sight. 9.45 GA is seen…
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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log- 20/06/2019

May 20, 2019 Norwich UPP Updates Zoe Smith
A great day at the spire with lots of action and great views of the adults perched on the spire. Weather dull and overcast. 9.30 Chicks unattended. Male 2 crockets down in the middle of the spire. 9.50 Male flew off. 10.15 Male landed 1 crocket below the top…

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Activity Log 09/04/2019

We apologise for the lack of a blog yesterday; the weather was so bad we closed the watch point and postponed the chick ringing until Monday!

It's been an interesting day at the cathedral, with several intruding buzzards and a peregrine. All three chicks appear healthy and feeding well.

The weather today was overcast with a few sunny spells.

9.30 GA incubating. Male at top of spire.

9.38 Male brings food form cache to GA, then lands 2 crockets down. GA is calling up to the male.

10.00 4 buzzards soar around the spire. Male leaves the spire but does not engage the buzzards.

10.05 Male flies off South.

10.07 GA feeds the chicks.

10.10 3 cormorants fly over, while the male is flying high up overhead.

10.15 GA leaves the nest with the remains of the food, which she carries up to the cache. GA then returns to the nest.

10.21 Male returns and lands on the 2nd crocket down on the East.

10.40 A buzzard flies over to the West.

10.42 Male dives off the spire North West and returns almost immediately.

10.45 A buzzard flies North West.

11.12 GA eats grit, uncovering the chicks.

11.25 Male brings food to the nest box then flies East. He circles the spire, the returns to his perch 2 crockets down on the East.

11.40 Male leaves spire and soars around it, slowly gaining height and eventually soaring off to the South East.

12.13 GA perches on edge of box.

12.14 GA flies off South East, leaving the chicks unattended.

12.22 Food pass over the close to the South East! Male then mobs a gull. GA brings the pigeon prey back to the golden bales. Male lands 2 crockets down on the West.

12.27 GA flies off West.

12.31 Male moves to the golden bales and eats the pigeon.

12.43 Male circles the spire after a gull flies over, then he lands under the plucking window on the South side.

12.46 Male flies to the nest box and feeds the chicks.

12.55 GA is perched on the 2nd crocket down.

12.58 GA flies South.

13.00 GA returns, incubation change over! Male flies East.

13.23 GA alarm calls from the box as a buzzard flies overhead.

13.27 Male returns and lands 2 crockets down.

13.43 GA calls from the nest and then feeds the chicks.

14.01 An intruding peregrine flies over the spire but the resident pair do not react.

14.35 Male plucks a cached pigeon.

14.38 GA flies off South, leaving the chicks unattended.

14.40 GA flies in calling. She lands on the box and then broods the chicks.

15.00 GA flies up to meet the male and he passes food to her. GA returns to the box and calls up to the male who is perched 2 crockets down below the plucking window. GA feeds the chicks.

15.40 GA hops onto the box edge, then onto the side view camera and preens.

15.52 GA returns to the nest and feeds the chicks.