Saturday, 31 March 2012

Saturday 31st 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

Second egg

It was a nice sight this morning to be greeted by a second egg!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

29th 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.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

28th March 2012 - Temperatures Rise.....

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.

28th March 2012 - Female Peregrine with the first egg

A very short video showing the female Peregrine at St Wulfram's Church with the first egg.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

27th March - FIRST EGG

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.

Monday, 26 March 2012

26th March 2012

The female visited the nest tray several times today as shown above. Fingers crosssed that we may get the first egg by next week-end. As we might miss the event, we would welcome any observations from those of you that follow the webcam regularly.

Friday, 23 March 2012

23rd March 2012 - Female in the nest tray

The female bird spent over half and hour in the nest tray today. This short video shows her preparing a nest scrape.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012

12th March 2012 - Live Images

The screen is now working in the church, and can been seen during normal working hours. At the moment the cafe is open only on Saturday mornings until Easter.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

11th March 2012

The male bird spent about 20 minutes in the nest tray between 1330-1350hrs today.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

6th March 2012

More images of the male bird.

6th March 2012

A brief visit to the nest tray with 'nest scraping' behaviour on 6th March 2012.

6th March 2012

The birds have been seen briefly in the nest tray - BUT today they are just sitting out of view!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

2nd March 2012

The male bird spend a few minutes in the nesting tray. (These images were taken while the camera was still in Black and White mode - this has now been updated!)

Friday, 2 March 2012

Welcome back 2012

Details from the Peregrines at St Wulfram's Church to follow soon!