Over the past few months I managed to secure funds to extend the rooftop safety rail beyond the nest box. That allowed me to remove the old box, which was about 8 years old and needed replacing. We are in the process of building a new one. This will have two sides and a pitched roof. I have six 20kg bags of pea shingle ready and we are going to move at least two of the cameras next week. However...
Top right of the photo
They remained on the side of the building for at least 5 hours.
I borrowed a Canon camera from a member of the public who was hoping to do some filming at the rear of the college. Quid pro quo and all that. He's going to share the files via Google Drive as they were shot in raw. I will add them once I receive them. The photos above were taken with a basic Nikon and a 50mm lens. I borrowed that from the theatre manager!
The problem I now have is, do we have time to complete the construction and installation of the new box? I have not seen the Peregrines together in flight, but they seem happy enough in one another's company. A lot of dining has been taking place near the nest box and we also have to have repairs carried out to the small platform near the nest. I hope the birds aren't so far ahead in their courtship that they are likely to nest. Is that unprecedented? I notice that the Sheffield birds seem to be paired. At least I don't have a shrubbery to deal with! I might have to put back the old box at this rate!
YouTube link to Camera 1
YouTube link to Camera 2
YouTube link to Camera 3
There is also a Twitter account
THIS YEAR'S DATA:
Egg #1 laid 17-03-20 at 23:34:04
Egg #2 laid 20-03-20 at 09:43:51
Egg #3 laid 22-03-20 at 21:33:10
First chick hatched 30-04-20 at 07-41
Second chick hatched 30-04-20 at 11-00 approx
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
My Flickr photos
In reply to Alan.:
Alan. said:if they leave it too long the birds may move elsewhere due to the plants growing in the box.
Chol:):) Alan,you surely underestimate our MRS P2, she is a fighter.....for HER box.
Paul, well done in trying to sort out situation, there should still be time for you make new box, what does LP say?
Thanks for posting, and look forward to pics soon.
EDIT here so as not to clutter this thread .
Posted under webcam
We're planning to do some maintenance on the box imminently https://twitter.com/doggie3132/status/1185480206829662208"
In reply to SunnyKate2:
Here's a crop of one of the pics I took with the borrowed Canon EOS 90D (with 135mm telephoto lens). I wonder what had caught their attention?
The new camera positions. I can move them if required. The following pics indicate what the YouTube feed should look like.
Falcon Cam 1. This is about 12 feet closer to the dining area than previously. There should be more chance to identify any non pigeon meals. As you can see, the recently installed railings have not put off the Peregrines.
Falcon Cam 2. I have raised this camera about 2 feet. The new view means the steel girder is less intrusive than it was before. These pics were taken with my phone and are not from the feed. This has yet to be reinstated.
2013 photos & vids here
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In reply to WendyBartter:
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