So now there is four being fed even as we speak, well done to mum and dad a truly remarkable couple.
Archive for April, 2011
Last night Dad attempted to catch a pigeon. Coming out of the nest he spotted a pigeon below and made after it at speed. He cleared the stonework of the choir and pursued it westbound along the top of the buttresses until he realised he was headed for the solid wall of the bell tower at which point he did a spectacular turn up and over the roof. The whoosh of the wings was incredible. Watched by David, and Graham from the RSPB, neither had seen or heard anything like this before!Having failed he went off and got a small offering for Mum and then proceeded to eat it himself!!!
This morning Mum showed us she has now 2 chicks. Well done!! At 10.30 they were both being fed so Dad must have come up with something better than his well known ready-meals.
The first egg is starting to hatch right now (3pm) – if you can, watch on live webcam, link from our home-page. Mum is sitting tight at the moment, but she will move at some point, exposing the newly hatched chick. They normally feed new chicks within the first hour or two, so it’s worth watching closely…
The first egg is hatching as I am writing this. 3.00 pm today!!