17 January 2021
Our peregrines were seen flying together, calling to each other and performing tumbling displays, all part of pair-bonding and courtship.
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 are still waiting to get the streaming up and running – there is a cost involved, but there is plenty of time, the birds didn't visit the nest tray until March last year.
Images below are photos of the two cameras, plus the split screen – all infra-red night views.
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
Another visit at 08.00 by the female, following visits on the 17th & 20th. Each time, the female enlarges the scrape.
Courtship – one of several visits from 06.35.
A visiting peregrine that landed on the spire this afternoon was chased off by our residents.
After a couple of quiet days, the pair were back on the nest tray this afternoon
Another (or perhaps the same) visiting peregrine was chased away from the spire by the female this morning.
Female visited the nest tray mid-morning, then the pair copulated on the spire crockets. Further brief visits this afternoon.