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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 Peregrine Activity Log- 06/06/19

Weather: Sunshine

9:45 – GA second crocket down from golden bales East side, male flew off South West

9:49 – GA five crockets above the box

10:29 – Gull chased off by male

10:31 – GA left towards the East, and the male landed two crockets down

10:46 – Male circles the close

10:47 – GA lands two crockets down on the East

11:03 – GA flies West

11:10 – GA flew around the Cathedral and eventually flew off towards South West

11:11 – A gray heron flies behind the Cathedral

11:20 – The male five crockets from the top

11:40 – GA arrives two crockets down

11:41 – GA and male left the spire, male mobbed a buzzard

11:57 – GA two crockets down on the East

12:00 – GA arrives carrying prey (pigeon), she struggles to gain height. Eventually she flies West, still carrying the prey

12:05 – GA reappears still carrying prey, continues struggling getting height and is mobbed by a lesser black gull. The male reappears to fend off the gull. Eventually GA makes it to the South East turret of the Bell Tower where she sits.

12:15 – GA carries pray to the East accompanied by the male

12:25 – Finally! GA makes it to the golden bales with prey and begins plucking

12:38 – GA brings prey to platform

12:43 – GA left the platform heading South East

12:48 – GA is back, five crockets down on the East

12:49 – Male returns two down from top, on the East. One fledgling on the end of the platform, one feeding. YS on the South transept

13:30 – Male and GA mob a buzzard low to the East

13:38 – GA three down and male lands on the box. Male fly West.

13:47 – Male lands on golden bales on top of the spire

13:51 – Male and GA chased off an intruding female peregrine South East

13:57 – Male one crocket next to the top window on the East. GA flies in and lands in the male’s position, the male enters the nest and eats the prey remains and feeds the chicks a little. GA flew and landed six crockets above the box

14:11 – Male flew East and then lands one crocket below the platform

14:45 – GA flew South

14:49 – Male flew West

15:14 – Male arrived two crockets down on the East

15:25 – GA arrives on the golden bales

15:26 – GA moved nine crockets down from the top

We end the day with YS in the same position.

Thanks to Maria Smith for helping to write up todays activity log.