Tuesday 20th April 2021
Many thanks for todays bloggers, Ann, Debbie and double bubble from Graham
9.00 Falcon on the next pecking at stones
9.06 Settles down and is dozing
9.08 Calls out, but then settles down again.
9.14 Having a scratch !
9.26 Finally settles down into the hollow
9.40 Has her head under her wing - asleep ?
9.42 Oh! No, alert again, but then returns to previous position. Tiercel heard calling.
9.43 Tiercel returns to box - no prey - is she complaining? He then flies off
9.51 She finally returns to the hollow but is standing in it.
10.03 In hollow, now facing forward
10.25 Back in hollow and settled down.
10.53 Tiercel returns, no food, lots of shouting. He goes to the back of the back in a submissive position while she stands a the front shouting at him.
10.58 He flies off and by 11.01 she is back in the hollow.
11.00 Good morning from beautiful sunny Cromer where I'm now taking over from Ann, with Poppy making herself comfy in her scrape after the departure of Henry
11 12 Poppy up from her Scrape, moves to the front of the nest box, she's not settled at all, starts a alarming call as Henry joins in, in the background
11.16 Poppy still calling out and Henry still being heard in the background
11.28 Poppy not happy moves to the very left hand corner of the nest box, where you can only just see her tail feathers
11.22 All quiet at the moment, Poppy still in the front left hand side of the box, she now moves completely out of site
11.25 more calling, think from Poppy from just outside on the church roof
11.33 calling continues out of sight of the camera
11.39 more calling from Poppy i presume. She's definitely not a happy woman
11.55 all quiet at the present, but has been continuous calling up to now
12.11 still very quiet, No sound from Poppy or Henry and no sign of them on the cameras
12.17 thank to Chris or Kim for finding Henry on one of the fleur de lis, where he's busy preening
12.25 Henry departs and soon arrives at his nest box, moves to the back and starts taking in stones whilst attending to his scrape
12.42 Henry finishes his house work and moves to the front of the nest box
12.58 Henry keeps falling asleep in the beautiful Cromer sunshine
13.00 Henry still on the edge of the nest box
13.12 once again thanks to Chris and Kim for finding Poppy this time, who's fast asleep on a fleur de lis
13.20 Henry decides it's more house keeping is needed and moves to his scrape
13.30 Henry eventually finishes his house work and moves to the front of the nest box and starts more preening, when Poppy decides to leave the fleur de lis and join Henry in the nest box, not for long as he soon leaves, leaving her home alone
13.41 Poppy moves from the front of the nest box to her scrape, where she makes herself comfy, not for long as she stands looking up at the nest box ceiling
13.48 Poppy now more relaxed sitting in her scrape with her wings slightly spread out
13.54 Poppy being a right fidget bum as she keeps moving from one direction to another
14.03 gave up trying to write down all her movements as she's moving about so much, finally sits facing the back with her back in the afternoon sun
14.38 camera revolves to find Henry on one of the turret crockets fast asleep
14.42 Poppy has another change of direction. Don't know if she's trying to get comfy for her next egg lay
14.48 lovely view of Henry fast asleep facing camera 2
15.00 that's all folks
15.00 Poppy in nest box sunbathing / Henry on crocket awake
15.03 Henry calls
15.05 Both alert to aircraft sounds
15.07 Poppy scrapes, stretched and rests with wings outstretched
15.09 Henry calls
15.10 Henry flies off
15.14 Poppy stands, scrapes and settles facing inward
15.17 Poppy stands, scrapes and settles facing outward
15.19 Henry calls off camera and again and again
15.21 Poppy squeaks and Henry lands in nest box, he goes to the back of it while Poppy goes to the front edge.
15.23 Poppy flies off leaving Henry at the back of the box. He bobs a bit, scrapes and bobs again, pecks at gravel and settles facing outward. Pecks at his right foot and comes to the front of the box.
15.26 Henry flies off (no peregrines to watch)
15.31 Camera scans and spots Henry on pinnacle in full sun and looking half asleep
15.58 Large grey bird flies in distance which could be Poppy
15.02 Henry flies off (no peregrines to watch)
16.16 Camera scans and finds Poppy on crocket, standing on one leg
16.24 She turns her head but has one eye closed. (Screen shot)
16.35 Sounds as if both peregrines are calling
16.30 Henry calling off screen but Poppy does not respond
16.42 Poppy preens, still standing on one leg
16.48 Poppy turns to face the pinnacle
16.52 Poppy preens
16.55 Poppy excretes
16.56 Poppy turns, stands on both legs and looks outward. Henry calls off camera
17.00 Watch ends but both peregrines on screens at 5.17pm