There has been a female on the roof for a couple of months now (possibly more than one female). The usual antics have been taking place but without the YouTube feed it has been hard to see what the status has been. I identified a scrape in the tray at the start of February and closed off the roof. The College IT department have been working to overcome some technical issues and have managed to get the problems sorted this week. A big thank you to them!
Unfortunately there are no eggs so far, but that's not for want of effort on the part of the male. He has spent a lot of time trying to lure the female into the box, but she won't play ball. Othe pocal pairs have several eggs already, but as there is still a female here, I haven't given up hope. Indeed, there was a third Peregrine flying above the roof while I had a visual on the female on the ledge and the male in the nest box (via the YouTube feed). That might be the fly in the ointment.
These are the links to the cameras:
Camera 1 Feeding Area
Camera 2 Nest Box
Camera 3 Parapet
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
2013 photos & vids here
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Not very surprising you don't have the free time for Peregrines just now with all that caring for your charges entails plus having to work! Looks as if Sheffield female has been ousted by another & just as she was about to produce first egg ... is very sad! Will look in on Kingston on my daily & nightly rounds & report on anything interesting! Take care
Both HEARD ! but one only shadow from sun , then one flew in to the far end
Finally! Egg #1 laid sometime between 00.30 and 06.40 this morning 27-03-19
Great news MC ... Up & running!!
Somewhat scruffy footage from this afternoon to mark arrival of first egg & check on that cheeky Magpie...
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Belated footage of Kingston from 24th which shows Mrs playing to the cam, that dratted Magpie on the thieve & a lovely sunset ...
Not a lot of activity or even a second egg. The Maggies have been hanging around a lot. Fingers crossed.
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