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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 31/05/2019

Great day at the watch point, with the adult peregrines feeding their chicks to fuel their flight muscles, ready in a week for fledging!

Weather was bright and sunny.

9.40 Both adults circle spire, GA lands on Golden Bales with prey. Male lands on the North side of spire.

9.57 GA brings a plucked pigeon to the nest and feeds the chicks. Male moves round to 2nd crocket on the East side of the spire.

10.13 Male flies off to the North East.

10.28 Male returns and lands 2 crockets down on the East side. GA is perched on the nest box ledge eating the remains of the pigeon.

10.31 GA flies around the cathedral for a minute before landing on the nest box window arch apex.

10.50 Male chases after a buzzard and disappears. Red kite is seen flying over the cathedral but the peregrines take no action.

11.43 Male returns to the 2nd crocket down on East side.

12.13 Male disappears unobserved.

12.30 Male brings a large half-plucked dove to the nest and feeds the chicks. GA moves to the crocket below the plucking window.

12.37 Male leaves nest, flies around the close, then lands to the East of GA on the spire and caches the remaining food. He then moves to the 2nd crocket down.

12.45 Chicks are wing flapping and hopping around the box.

13.20 Male flies West, GA flies South East.

13.39 GA lands 2 crockets down on the East side.

13.43 Male lands 7 crockets down on the East side. GA calls down to him.

14.15 Both adults stoop at intruding peregrine which flies off to the East. Male goes to the nest and GA lands 1 crocket above the nest box,.

14.19 The male flies around the spire and lands 2 crockets down.

15.12 GA lands on the nest box ledge briefly, then circles the close before landing above the plucking window.

15.41 Male mobs a gull! He then lands 5 crockets down on the East side.

16.00 GA comes in with some more food to the nest.