Kingston College Peregrines 2019

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.)

 

  • Many thanks for links MC, have you seen what's going on at Sheffield with intruder female & a couple of other locations with problems too ... are Peregrines so successful that there is now a surfeit?

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • I haven't really been following many of them. I've been preoccupied with Pigeon Rescues. I currently have five in the house. Two are babies that require feeds every four hours and the other three are adults that were trapped at the local bingo hall. One was very thin and unable to fly. She has been on critical care formula and is recovering nicely. The other two adults I was able to catch in flight, so they clearly have issues, although their weight is very good. Now that the cameras are running, I will pay more attention.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • Thanks for the new thread, Paul. Good luck with five Pigeons.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • 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

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • 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

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • Great news MC ... Up & running!!

    Somewhat scruffy footage from this afternoon to mark arrival of first egg & check on that cheeky Magpie...