Wonderful sitings at the cathedral today

We only popped in to see if there were any of the peregrines about and what a treat we had.  Both Mum and Dad were sitting on the decoration at the top end of the spire, one either side, and neither seemed to be keen on joining in.  In the air 2 sparrow-hawks were attacking another adult peregrine who in turn stooped and attacked one of them.  Then there were the 2 buzzards that came into our peregrines’ airspace but not close enough to warrant moving from their vantage points.  All of this occurring in the space of about 10 minutes.  As you will see below the acrobatics in the air were a very long way up so not the best of pictures but Mum and Dad look very healthy sitting in the sun.

Mum

Mum

Dad

Dad

2 Sparrowhawks

2 Sparrow-hawks

Sparrow-hawk and Peregrine

Sparrow-hawk and Peregrine

Peregrine 'stooping'

Peregrine ‘stooping’

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

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All play at 30 degrees C !!

It was all happening at the Cathedral last night superb viewing best of the season they must like the hot weather!

Playing with my sister

Playing with my sister

Playing

Playing

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Lots of play!

Lots of playing and flying today at the Cathedral.

Playing

Playing

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RSPB here till 10th July

It seems the was a communication problem between the RSPB and the cathedral and they will be on the front lawn of the cathedral until 10th July as originally billed.  Unfortunately the RSPB have been having some staffing problems which is why they haven’t been there every day – so if you don’t see them one day come back the next as the birds are still around and at times the flying is spectacular!!  We do know that the RSPB will not be at the cathedral on 2/3 July – this is due to staffing problems.

Keep coming the birds are still here and will be for some time yet – just look up to the sky when you hear a lot of noise and you may see something wonderful!!!

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Food passes begin

The parents are slowly starting food passes only small scraps for the moment.

Transfer

Transfer

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RSPB have left!

The RSPB were meant to be in the Cathedral grounds until the 10 July but according to Cathedral staff have decided to stop! We would like to inform the public there is still amazing viewing to still be had.The youngsters have still not started tumbling yet it normally starts in week three …..this is week three of flying….so it’s all about to start. In our opinion the next three to four weeks are really good viewing so keep your eyes to the sky for the next three to four weeks…….when around the Cathedral.We will keep you informed………………

Snack

Snack

image

Flying

Flying

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Camera turned off!

The Camera was turned off yesterday!”……..Not much to see in the nest now as the baby’s are learning their trade in the air.

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Action time at the Cathedral!

Lots  of action and flying at the Cathedral now all the youngsters are in the air you have the pertential to have up to six peregrines in the air at once. Here we have mum and one of the youngsters demanding food …..what else!

Mum and Demanding Youngster!

Mum and Demanding Youngster!

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Dinner Mummy Please!

Dinner brought in an they all went mad.

Dinner

Dinner

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Dinner yesterday evening!

After quiet a long pause where mum eat a fair amount of Dinner she did fly around with youngsters following before taking it to the nest turret for the youngsters to eat.

Dinner

Dinner

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