Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

It would appear that all three chicks are doing well and one took it's first tentative short flights yesterday afternoon. Today one adventurous youngster made it to an adjacent house rooftop - hopefully it will make it's way back onto the church. Now is a good time to see them at the church, as they spend most of the time perched up on the parapet wall and can be seen from the church grounds below.

Friday, 17 June 2011

17th June 2011

The Peregrine chick's have now left the nest tray. To see the birds live, please visit St Wulfram's Church, Grantham.

For the Lincs Bird Club Barn Owl Webcam sponsored by Northern Optics, please click here.

Friday, 10 June 2011

10th June 2011

The chicks have grown very quickly over the past week. Unfortunately they are now quite mobile and spend most of the time away from the nest tray and out of view of our camera. However, mid afternoon today, I noted that two were back in the tray (sheltering from the rain) and I was able to grab the image above. They now look virtually fully feathered.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

7th June 2011

I haven't seen the adults feeding for a few days. They don't need to visit so often now. A pigeon carcass can provide a good feed for all. So I was pleased to see the female busy today at lunchtime.

Monday, 6 June 2011

6th June 2011

Two of the youngsters have more clearly developed feathers today. However, all three are in excellent condition. Experienced parents produce good, healthy chicks!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

4th June 2011

The chicks are starting to change into darker plumage and are getting quite adventurous.

Friday, 3 June 2011

3rd June 2011

It has been a hot day and the chicks are taking advantage of the sheet of plywood we fixed to the south end of the nest tray to provide shade.