Quick Look at the Cathedral saw Mum on her way out hunting with a very determined look on her face….Taken this am in glorious Sunshine after the dreadful weather of the night before…..!!
Just getting into the car to come home on a grey very cold day ….and Mum came screaming in and gave us the eye…..!!!
Beautiful day with Mum looking superb on the Cathedral this am …..Dad was present as well and spent some time in the nest turret doing his tidy up chores and no doubt starting to make his scrape for the forthcoming season…..!!!
Both birds in residence all looked very good same pair as last season lots of domestic activity going on not long to go now live cameras from beginning of March and open days for the coming season will be announced in the next month or so…..you can expect most of June and the beginning of July for these days regular updates on progress again as the new season starts …..!!
Happy Christmas to you all from Janet and I and all the volunteers and helpers at Chichester Peregrines we are so grateful for all your continued support…..!!!
For your info both birds are in residence and Mum has been visiting the nest turret so that is good news ….the cameras should be live again by the beginning of march….Happy New Year from us all ….!!
Both birds are in residence at the moment which is exactly what we would expect at this time of year. We have a limited number of Calendars available for 2024 ….they are available on a first come first serve basis so email us via the contact page on the website with your interest and we will tell you how to pay for the Calendar. They are £8.99 + pp at £2.99 .Thank you .,.,!! I’m sure I will be back with an update before Christmas… the Calendar has some great shots from this years season two of which are below…..!!
I’ve been busy with my pencils again this is my tribute to AN (AWOL) fly high little one…
Dad and AP have been seen around the Cathedral over the last few days no sign of Mum and AL but that is quite normal for this time of year. The boy is still demanding food I wonder how long Dad will put up with that ….it’s time to find your own…..!!!
So AL and AP are doing well as are Mum and Dad all four can still be seen at the Cathedral but the young ones are there less and less now coming in to roost and all four are doing well ….some of the antics of the two juveniles…..!!!
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that AN died at 6am Tuesday 1st August. He was found on the ground on Saturday afternoon in West Street. He appeared to have head injuries. He was cared for by Ian on the ground who did an amazing job and called us for help. After some 16 phone calls (everything complicated by Avian Bird Flu) he was taken to Arun Vets who were brilliant! After checking him over they sent him to Sompting Wildlife Rescue who were outstanding in their care and attention to detail. He had 5 star care but his injuries were serious and as a result he passed naturally at 6am.
So many people helped along this journey – I would like to thank them all. At the end of the day it’s Wildlife and accidents do happen – they are wild and need to stay wild and free forever…..!!!
RIP AN – always, to me, he will be AWOL…….!!!