What's happening at St. James now – live streaming
Further visits today. Notice in all these videos, the pair 'eat' gravel. It's thought this helps to clear fatty bits that may stick in the gizzard and also, for the female, provides her with calcium for her eggs.
Courtship – one of several visits from 06.35.
3 visit by the female today.
A brief visit by the female this morning. Listen to her 'cheeps' and the unseen male responding
The female made two brief visits to the nest tray around 13.15.
First visit to the nest by our birds. They spent 13 minutes there, creating a depression in the gravel. A short clip is below, or watch the full video HERE
A long 10-hour slog by the Wildlife Windows lads has given us our first webcam! This will supplement the video to the TV in the coffee shop. We have two cameras, a fixed focus one pointing along the east walkway (useful when the juveniles leave the nest) and a zoom camera aimed at the nest tray. There is also the ability to have a split screen, where both cameras are viewable.
We will begin live-streaming when there is more activity around the nest.
Images below are photos of the two cameras, plus the split screen – all infra-red night views.
Testing the camera – image from the TV screen in the coffee shop
A busy (and breezy) morning on the church tower walkway. Chris Marshall and I installed the nest tray and camera for the TV screen in the coffee shop, while GRS Electrical sorted out the wiring ready for the webcam to be installed. Many thanks for their help and support for the project.
There was a woodcock carcass on the walkway (photo below), and another on the grass outside.
17 January 2021
Our peregrines were seen flying together, calling to each other and performing tumbling displays, all part of pair-bonding and courtship.
Exciting news! The Lincolnshire Bird Club have kindly agreed to sponsor a webcam to monitor the nest tray in 2021. The infra-red camera will be running for the 3 months of the breeding season and should capture all the nest acivity day and night.