Tuesday, 19 June 2012

19th June - Juv and Male on the Spire

One of the juv birds (one of the young females?)perched up above the nest tray.

And, the male bird keeping watch....

Both images sent in by Kevin Everton.

19th June - Female Peregrine

Kevin Everton's images of the female peregrine taken on 18th June 2012. Please send any images to the email address peregrines@lincsbirdclub.co.uk and we will upload them to the blog - Thanks!!

Monday, 18 June 2012

18th June - Still about!

The birds may not be spending much time in the nest tray, but they clearly still about! (The buff tips to the wing feathers indicate this is a young bird.)

Queen's Birthday Honours

The rescue of the male Peregrine chick by Bob demonstrates his total commitment to his work for conservation, and it is very fitting that Bob received recognition, being awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours.    Congratulations.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

first flight failure !

An exciting day for our young male chick.
I received a call from Rev June at the church to say there was a chick on the ground.
A half hour drive through the Grantham Carnival traffic saw me gloved up and ready to grab!
After a brisk walk up the staircase I popped him back with his big sisters!
So all is well (until he does it again!)

Friday, 8 June 2012

Nearly a month old

The chicks will be four weeks old on Sunday and they look fantastic. As expected, they spend very little time in the tray, preferring instead to explore the walkway.
In two weeks time they will be taking their first short flights on the church roof!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Growing fast !

The oldest chick is three weeks old tomorrow.
They are hardly recognisable compared to those tiny balls of fluff in early May.