There have been regular sightings of another tiercel associating with our pair. All three fly together, though the visiting bird doesn't linger. It's possibly a juvenile from an earlier brood as there is no antagonism shown.
There are no clear signs that the falcon is laying yet, but with the church locked, ther are no reports.
The TV screen will not be switched on for visitors to view the peregrines activity, but any information on their progress will be posted here. In the meantime, here are 4 fabulous photos taken by Steve Plant last week. Perseverance pays off! Thank you Steve.
This morning, the falcon was observed inspecting the nest tray and enlarging the depression. Click on the image below to watch the video.
The falcon was photographed this morning enlarging the depression in the nest tray. Earlier, both birds flew after a sparrowhawk that was passing.
The tiercel was seen scratching around in the nest tray.
An opportune visit by Chris Marshall at 5pm resulted in this great photo from the TV screen.
The pair have visited the nest tray – there is a depression in the gravel. They were both around this morning.
The pair were displaying in coutrship flight this afternoon, using the high winds to their advantage.
The RSPB's Investigations team has revealed that rates of raptor persecution are showing no signs of slowing down across the UK. In the last 12 years, there have been 131 incidents of Peregrine Falcon persecution with two in Lincolnshire.
View the RSPB's Raptor persecution map HERE.
13 February 2020
The pair were cavorting together on the south walkway below the ringing chamber this afternoon. The TV screen is on, but it shows no disturbance of the gravel in the nest tray, however, it was the end of march when this was noted last year, so plenty of time!
24 January 2020
The Nest tray with new roof is now installed. Just waiting for the camera to be positioned – then the birds to take up residence!