Monday 29th March 2021
Weather 11 degrees and Sunny with a slight breeze
09:02 Empty Nest/Scrape No Egg yet
0916 Distant Calling
0930 Church Clock Chimes
09:31 Poppy Arrives and moves about a bit.
09:32 She moves Gravel and sits down
09:33 She stands and looks at the Camera
09:34 She walks off.
09:55 distant calling.
10:00 Church Clock chimes
10:30 Church Clock Chimes. Still no activity on the Scrape.
10:42 Single Call
10:43 Single Call
10:51 Calling (sounds like Alarm Call)
10:58 What sounded like an Altercation with both Adults and an Intruder
11:00 Church Clock chimes. Back to Silence around the Scrape.
13.00 Next box empty. No eggs yet.
13.02 Falcon (female) in nest box, looking around and picking at gravel with beak.
13.04-13.25 Falcon looking around, scraping out gravel with talons and pecking at gravel
13.25 Adult preening. Has laid down at scrape and making it deeper with talons.
13.36-1350 Falcon preening, shutting eye for a second at a time for several times.
13.50 Checked out other cam. No sign of Male.
13.55-13.56 Male arrives in nest box and hangs around for a minute.
14.00-14.23 Female preening then laid down in scrape, side on to camera. Occasionally picking at gravel with beak.
14.25 Female up and alert.
14.31 Back down in scrape pecking at gravel.
14.34 Female up and preening.
14.38-15.00 Female left nest box which remained empty for rest of shift. Checked other cam, no sign of either peregrine. End of shift.
15:00 No one at home. Bright sunshine
15:08 Panoramic camera does a 360 degree sweep.
15:28 Peregrine calls off camera and at 15:36 and 15:39 and 15:41 and 16:43
17:00 No sight of either peregrine on either camera during the two hour session but some calls off camera at various intervals.
A huge thank you to James, Andrew and Jonathon for todays blog