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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 11/05/2019

What a busy day at the cathedral! Besides gulls mobbing, buzzards and feeding time, the peregrines had a lot on their plate! Interestingly, another godwit skull was found washed out of the gutter today.

Weather improved throughout the day ending with a lovely sunny afternoon.

9.15 Male perched on West side of spire.

9.22 GA leaves nest, leaving the chicks unattended. She is next seen on top of the golden bales feeding.

10.00 GA flies off pursued by a gull! She then disappears to the South.

10.20 The male returns to the spire and immediately stoops after a lesser black backed gull to the South East. GA returns to sit 2 crockets down and the male flies off. GA is very vocal when the male to the North side of the spire.

10.32 The male half-heartedly stoops off to the South West.

10.35 GA flies to the South/South West.

10.45 GA is back on the golden bales.

10.55 GA flies East.

11.03 GA returns and drifts around the watch point and the cathedral close.

11.06 The male returns to the nest.

11.08 Male flies to the South East and mobs a gull!

11.40 GA flies to the nest box with a plucked pigeon and feeds the chicks.

12.00 GA flies up and is mobbed by 6 lesser black backed gulls to the East! The male attacks the gulls and directly hits one. GA returns to the second crocket down, while the male returns to the nest to try and feed the chicks but he mostly feeds them feathers! He then tries to brood the chicks but does not fold his claws in. One of the chicks then grooms the male.

12.42 GA flies over to the South East.

12.50 Male flies to the South East, leaving the chicks unguarded.

12.55 Male lands on the 3rd crocket down and GA lands on the golden bales with a pigeon!

12.58 Both parents fly after a gull and GA carries her pigeon prey with her! She then returns to the golden bales and the males lands 2 crockets down.

13.20 Male flies East, circles over the spire, lands 3 crockets down and then moves to the crocket beneath the nest box.

13.25 Male flies East again.

13.28 GA brings food to the chicks.

13.36 Male returns to the 4th crocket down.

13.39 GA leaves with the leftover prey while the male lands in the nest box.

13.40 The male feeds himself and the chicks with some remaining prey in the nest.

13.45 Male lands on the East plucking window.

13.47 GA lands on the North plucking window and the male lands 4 crockets down.

13.56 Three gulls fly close to the cathedral! Male flies up to intercept them. He returns to the North side of the spire to eat his food in peace. GA is seen below the plucking window.

14.01 The male lands on the South West window.

14.25 GA flies East.

14.37 Male is 3 crockets down.

14.45 Male lands on the edge of the nest box.

15.15 GA returns to the second crocket down.

15.10 Male sees off 3 buzzards circling overhead!

15.27 Male lands 4 crockets down. GA flies West.

15.37 Male flies off South East.

15.53 GA lands on the golden bales plucking a pigeon, while the male is 2 crockets down.