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8 March

Female visited the nest tray mid-morning, then the pair copulated on the spire crockets. Further brief visits this afternoon

7 March

Another (or perhaps the same) visiting peregrine was chased away from the spire by the female this morning.

6 March

An early morning visit by the female. Interesting to see the point where the camera switches from infrared to daylight mode.

5 March

News of one of our 2017 brood. The female P7C was seen briefly in the nest tray at St Wulframs, Grantham. It seems as though their resident pair have moved house!

4 March

After a couple of quiet days, the pair were back on the nest tray this afternoon

28 February

A visiting peregrine that landed on the spire this afternoon was chased off by our residents.

27 February

Courting again! The female visits regularly each day now.

23 February

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.

22 February

Courtship – one of several visits from 06.35.

21 February

3 visit by the female today.

20 February

A brief visit by the female this morning. Listen to her 'cheeps' and the unseen male responding

17 February

The female made two brief visits to the nest tray around 13.15.

11 February

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

30 January

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.

22 January

Testing the camera – image from the TV screen in the coffee shop

21 January

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.

30 November

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.