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At dusk, the male was calling from the spire, as the female circled the church.
The pair returned to the church this afternoon. She plucked prey above the bell chamber on the south side, while he watched from a nearby buttress gable.
After no sightings for a couple of weeks, the male flew in late afternoon yesterday and called thoughout the evening and into the night. No sign of the female yet.
The male has been roosting for several nights recently and calling early morning. No sign of the female for a while
Adult male roosting high on the spire this evening
Juvenile calling from the bell chamber this evening. Yesterday, the adults were cavorting around the church before the female flew west and the male landed.
Juvenile calling from the tower tonight. Last week (forgot to post, so can't remember the day), both adults were on the south side, female on the top of the bell chamber slats, with the male opposite.
Three juveniles (unringed yougster 'Plucky', VSF 'Godzilla' – not my names! and another) were active around the tower mid-evening. VSF had brought in prey and after eating what she needed, left it to the other two to finish it off. The adult male watched over the proceedings.
A rare sighting of both adults early evening, along with three of the juveniles. The only one identified is our unringed youngster, who has grown to full size.
The birds are away for much of the day, but often return for a pre-roost shriek!
All juveniles accounted for over the past couple of days – not the prettiest of songs! . Looking forward to new cameras on the walkway next season!
Final video from the camera, before its removal. Our youngster (lower right) flies confidently from the walkway. A happy end to the season.
A short video below, showing the enormous size of VSF compared to one of the other ringed juveniles.
Well, the season is almost at it's end. We know three of the juveniles have fledged and are flying strongly, and our unringed youngster has defied all the odds and has also flown – perhaps not so strongly, but it's doing well. The nest tray will be removed at the end of next week, as will the cameras.
So, some statistics – in 9 years of nesting, our adults (possibly one male and two female) have produced 34 eggs, of which 33 hatched. 28 of these fledged and as far as we know, 25 have found new territories. Thanks to everyone who has supported the project, particularly the Church authorities, who have been so understanding and tolerated the birds' presence.
All four juveniles are out and about today, although the unringed youngster restricted its efforts to short flights. In this photo, It's resting on one of the pinnacles in the company of its larger sibling, VTF.
Early morning activity – 04.15, and 3 juveniles chased each other around the church, the lead one carrying prey. It eventually landed on the roof of 82 Westgate. I went back to bed!
Our youngster 'fledged' this afternoon and was found grounded on the low wall facing Westgate. Attempts to encourage it to fly were fruitless, so it was caught by Chloe Drew, who works at the Seal Sanctuary, and together we returned it to the tower walkway, where it sat, scowling at us!
All four juveniles together on the walkway, with VTF one of the pair feeding (which went on for about 15 minutes). All the juveniles have been active today, either in the air or on the walkway.
A great photo by Steve Plant this morning confirms that VSF has fledged (right)...
...followed by a couple of bedroom digiscope shots this evening – VRF (left) and VSF (right). VTF, the first to fledge on the 20th, was seen flying strongly this evening, landing high on the spire. Just the youngster to go now.
Unidentified juvenile sleeping this morning.
Juvenile VRF fledged this evening, Currently on the nave roof.
A compilation of three short videos from tha past couple of days – a juvenile regurgitates a pellet, typically a mix of bone and feathers; the four juveniles seen together, possibly for the last time as one fledged today; and a feed today, with our youngster getting involved.
The first of our juvenile peregrines (VTF) has fledged around 7am this morning. If anyone with cameras are able to read the orange rings of these birds as they fledge, please submit details. They are VRF, VSF and VTF. VTF made it back to the walkway this evening.
Plenty of activity to see on the TV for those in the church coffee shop who visit at the right time!
First sighting for 10 days of our 'little one'. Still with plenty of white down, but making progress.
The juveniles can now be regularly seen looking out through the crenellations around the walkway.
The adults raised the alarm this morning when a buzzard flew too close to the church. Both adults set off in pursuit and harried the larger bird who kept clear with a few aerobatics.
Yesterday, ther camera recorded therr of the juveniles completing their first circuit of the walkway. No sign of the fourth as yet.