(C) Sheffield University Peregrines 2019 (All pics/vids posted here with their kind permission)

  • Yay! Brill, well snapped Alan.

     

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  • They´re amazing. Do they stay all winter there?
    On one airport here live three falcons ( almost free, but tame) who are trained to hunt illegal drones which might fly over the airport limits. They literally tear them down out of the sky in one fierce, quick attack.
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    Mart 1 said:
    They´re amazing. Do they stay all winter there?

    Pleased You sorted your RSPB good to see your return.

    This from under the Web Cam helps to explain and do see Davids Blog links within.

    http://peregrine.group.shef.ac.uk/

    Since they first bred in 2012, the Peregrines of St George's have become an established feature of Sheffield's skyscape, enjoyed by many across the city and well beyond. Indeed, visitors to the webcam are now in the millions, while the Peregrines blog has had well over half a million visits, both attracting people from over 100 countries around the world.

    The University of Sheffield has supported the project in various ways, notably via the nestbox and webcams, and particular thanks go to Ian Knowles, Paul Leman, Jim Lonsdale and Phil Riley.

    The adult birds remain around the St George's area throughout the year, but are most evident from January through to the end of the breeding season. Visits to the webcam can be rewarding at any time, though the months of March-June are when the breeding activity takes place and views are more or less guaranteed.

    If you would like to know more about the birds throughout the year, have a look at the Sheffield Peregrines blog set up by David Wood, which is run in conjunction with the Sheffield Bird Study Group

    Mart 1 said:
    They literally tear them down out of the sky in one fierce, quick attack.

    That is very interesting,they are indeed amazing Birds

    Also if you see the start of this thread Alan has given  Links back to  all from 2013