You can find more pictures of our peregrine family in the galleries of this website.
For pictures of what was happening as the chicks were ringed Click here
and for the view at ground level of the adults worried about their offspring Click here
Dad has decided he needs to keep watch. Last night all his girls got married (they had rings put on their legs) he obviously thinks they need more protection today!!!!
Today’s ringing, a full gallery will be up tomorrow on the main website – www.ChichesterPeregrines.co.uk
Pictures copyright to Luke Dray (LukeDrayWildlife.co.uk)
Picture of The Girls courtesy of Graham Roberts
Some of you may have noticed that the camera was not working for a while this evening, this was because it was turned off while our chicks were ringed. This year we have 3 females ring numbers 57, 58 and 59.
There will be pictures on the blog soon and a new gallery of the ringing evening too.
Well done to our new male who now has to look after all his girls!!
Tomorrow is when we find out the sex of the chicks. As soon as we know we will let you guys know but for now we would love to hear what you think (comment below)! Here is a hint – The females are a third bigger, also keep an eye on the webcam as they are being fed more often now and you might get a clearer picture of the three chicks.
Have you noticed how big our babies are now!!
This morning Dad came in and started feeding the youngsters and then Mum arrived with lots of noise and took over. She obviously didn’t think he was doing it right!!
Sorry we are having problems with the webcam and looking into it now.
Here you can see the reason why the picture is not all that good. We have our own lodger – a spider – and it has woven its web over the camera. The sunshine shows it quite clearly in this pic!!
A lot of you have been asking about the fourth egg. There is now no chance it will hatch so we have three this year. Often the eggs gets pushed to one side and is cracked, damaged and the shell gets eaten, I am not sure why this has not happened but this egg will not hatch now. Under all the circumstances of the year they have done very well to have the three safe and sound. Lets look forward to them all fledging.
Here are our peregrine family this morning bathed in sunshine.