In reply to WendyBartter:
Not quite ready to face the world!!
2013 photos & vids here
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In reply to doggie:
Don't want to upset you D but have to report it's lovely, warm & sunny here today!!!
WendyBartter said:Don't want to upset you D but have to report it's lovely, warm & sunny here today!!!
Oooo-err Mrs ... it's a long, long way down!!
I can't believe how quickly they've grown and developed. Can it really be only a fortnight ago when I last visited and they were still little balls of fluff?
Going up tonight - SBSG have an organised viewing at 6pm followed by a talk at 7. Who knows? We might see a fledging!
In reply to see gull:
Had a superb evening at St Georges. When I arrived just before 6pm all four juveniles (not chicks any more!) and both parents were on view, and three of the youngsters had fledged. A large crowd was then treated to an hour of spectacular activity, followed by a lecture from the people behind the project. Must have been between 2 and 300 people there, which underlines how much support this project has attracted.
A few shots which I hope gives a flavour of the evening.
This juvenile had landed on a window ledge about 20 metres below the nest box after its maiden flight, and didn't seem to know what to do next.
Juvenile calling for food
This is the remaining youngster yet to fledge, perched on top of the nest box
and in flight
Junior indulges in a wing stretch
Mum flies in with a pigeon...
...delivers to junior...
...and helps with feeding
Great captures SG ... now I know why box was empty when I called up cam today although I could see tail feathers which must have been unfledged juvenile on the roof! Sounds like a very interesting meet, shame it's so far from me!
In reply to bob's_retired_now:
Looks like the Sheffield Peregrines are on the same schedule as my lot. Four of our five have been flying for a few days and number 5 is very close. He might even have flown earlier this afternoon, but I'll know for sure on Monday. Lovely shots of the food delivery service (head neatly removed by the looks of it). Their delicate feeding technique always amazes me, no matter how often I see it.
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
In reply to monkeycheese:
Those images are great. I can't believe that I work only five minutes walk away and haven't been up to see them yet! What am I thinking!
In reply to David:
Please go there soon David & treat yourself & take your camera & treat the rest of us to some more images - they'll be gone soon by the look of things!
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