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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- 09/06/19

Weather: Sunshine! Good conditions for wing training

10:00 – GA 3 down on the East. YS low on a roof next to the Dean’s house.

10:05 – GA flies North

10:15 – GA flew in with prey (a pigeon) and lands three down from the middle window. Male lands three down from the top.

10:35 – Male came in watching down from the top

10:40 – Male attacks gull, chases it South. Two juveniles on the North side of the bell tower, one on the crenelations and one on the fleur-de-lis.

11:27 – Male two down on the East, GA same position as earlier

11:45 – Male mobs a gull. GA moves down to three crockets from the bottom window. Male lands.

12:00 – GA flies in with prey and delivers it to juvenile on the bell tower on the North side.

12:06 – Male mobs a gull.

12:10 – GA and the male flying around the close. GA landed 5 down on the East side. Male went South

12:26 – GA flew South

12:42 – GA flies in at speed and lands 5 down at the East side, calling to the juveniles.

12:46 – Male flies West

13:13 – GA flies East

13:19 – Male circling the spire

14:00 – GA lands three down on the East. YS squawks

14:30 – GA flew off again

14:40 – GA and the male flying high. Juveniles on the bell tower, YS in the same position as earlier (on the roof)

14:50 – Male landed on the spire

14:52 – Male stoops on to a pigeon and misses! GA flew in. Both birds flying. Juvenile calls, GA landed and hopped around to the North side of the spire.

14:56 – Juvenile flew out! And then back to the bell tower on the East side.

15:00 – Male catches a pigeon. GA flies out. Food pass! GA flew around the spire and a juvenile flew out to chase her! GA lands on the front turret on the East side and juvenile joins her.

15:15 – YS flew West! GA flew after her with prey. Male chased a gull, then the gull chased GA!

15:20 – GA flew back around without prey and lands on the North

15:40 – YS lands on the turret, very low, right hand side.

15:51 – YS flew and landed on the bell tower. GA and another juvenile seen on the North side.

15:54 – Both adults overhead

15:55 – GA lands level with the top window.

Thanks to Mari Smith for help with todays blog.