Saturday, 31 March 2012
Relieved to see the falcon back this morning. She left the eggs for a very long time overnight. We can only hope that as she is experienced, she knows what she's doing. She will ensure that the eggs don't chill completely, or get too hot, until she starts incubating properly which may begin immediately after the third egg is laid. The pictures below show that at night, under infra-red, (which the camera automatically changes to in darkness) the eggs appear white.
Friday, 30 March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
It is normal for the female to leave the egg(s) at this early stage. She may be away for a couple of hours. She will cover the clutch during rain showers (or if it gets too hot!). Should a crow be foolish enough to get too close there will be a swift return to safeguard her eggs.
Eggs are laid at 2 to 3 day intervals. In fact it can be as accurate as every 57 hours.
Posted by Andrew P. Chick at 08:20
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
The female bird spent much of the day shading her single egg while temperatures at St Wulfram’s soar....
If you are thinking about visiting St Wulfram's, then the Coffee Shop opening details are Saturday's between 10.00am and 1.00pm (until Easter) and the after Easter the opening times are: Wed, Thurs and Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm and Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm.
Posted by Andrew P. Chick at 13:47
A very short video showing the female Peregrine at St Wulfram's Church with the first egg.
Posted by Andrew P. Chick at 09:02
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Bob picked the right morning to visit the church today - he was obviously better at predicting the first egg than I was yesterday! First egg was laid at 10:28 this morning and the act was spotted by Elaine, the Assistant Church Administrator as she passed the TV screen on her way to the photocopier. If all goes to plan the second egg may be expected around 7 pm on Thursday.
We seem to have an intermittent problem with the webcam feed which we are trying to resolve so please bear with us. Note the time has been changed this morning to BST.