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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 21/05/2019

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 flying to the East.

9.48 Male returns and lands on the overhead camera.

9.52 Male flies off to the West.

10.50 Male returns, goes around to the North of the spire for cached food and takes a pair of wings to the nest box to feed the chicks.

11.00 Male leaves the nest box, taking the remains of the wings with him and lands 2 crockets down from the nest platform. He then flies up to the Golden Bales, leaves the spire and soars upwards using the thermals, eventually joining GA who has reappeared. Both peregrines fly off to the North.

11.35 GA returns to the 2nd crocket down on the East side. She then hops to the middle crocket.

11.39 GA flies off to the South East.

11.44 Male returns with prey and lands 2 crockets down from the plucking window and plucks it. He then lands in the nest box to feed the chicks but drops the food, resulting in a free-for-all from the chicks! A confused male tries to restore order and control but fails, and he leaves the nest. The largest of the chicks actually starts eating the remaining scrap of food!

11.50 Male lands on the golden bales.

11.53 Male flies off and lands 5 crockets down on the East side of the spire.

12.32 Male flies off to the North.

12.35 GA returns and lands 3 crockets down from the top.

12.49 Male returns and lands on the golden bales, while GA flies to the West.

12.52 Male flies West and then lands 4 crockets up from the nest box.

13.05 Male chases a gull to the West, circles around the spire and then heads West.

13.53 GA returns and lands 2 crockets down from the top.

13.55 GA flies up and movs a buzzard to the South East high up.

13.58 Both GA and the male return to find a peregrine intruder! They quickly chase it off to the West.

14.00 GA returns and lands 2 crockets down from the top.

14.25 GA flies off and disappears.

14.39 GA is seen flying high up to the South.

14.40 The male returns and lands on the golden bales.

14.51 Male flies off to the North West.

15.00 No change.

15.30 No change.

15.53 GA returns and lands 2 crockets down from top.

16.00 GA flies off to the North East.