Monday, 1 October 2018

Notice: our web cams will be down for some considerable time

Some of you may recall that the signal from the cathedral tower travels first to the Silk Mill and then onwards in order to achieve connectivity to the web.
You may also recall that a complete overhaul of the Silk Mill building (just visible behind the trees in the screengrab below) is now underway and that it became clear some time ago that our kit on their building would have to be removed and that there might not be another site on the building for it once the work is complete.
Just a reminder of what our web cams did!
This screenshot was taken on 11 April 2017


Very fortunately, the removal of our kit didn't take place during the breeding season so, if it had to happen at all, this is the best time of year for the cams to be down....the birds rarely show on them now, preferring to perch elsewhere, eg on the tower higher up or on Jurys Inn.

We are sorry for this break in transmission but rest assured we are doing everything we can to find a solution and get up and running once more.

The Project Team

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Wow what a day in London

Ten thousand folk walked through central London to present a Manifesto to the PM at Downing Street yesterday....a remarkable turnout...and mostly in pouring rain!
Along Pall Mall, a peregrine flew above us as if to applaud our efforts....
Lots of stuff on social media and YT if you want to find out more about it.....

Thanks for the best wishes from those who couldn't make it....and the donations to the crowdfunder underpinning the costs of the event.


NB and the Project Team

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Walk for Wildlife (and peregrines!)

On Saturday 22nd September Chris Packham is hosting a People's Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park, London, the first of its kind.
It's going to be a big event and an important one for us all to support! As Chris points out, this is NOT a demo and will be entirely peaceful and 'user-friendly'!



This new and exciting initiative needs all the support it can get so if you can go along please do.

FOR THOSE OF YOU IN DERBYSHIRE:
A coach will run from Matlock to Hyde Park (picking up at Belper and Derby) so if you want to come with us, please email peregrines@derbyshirewt.co.uk as soon as possible with your name, preferred pick up location and a mobile number.
The cost for the coach will be just £20 per head, free if you are unwaged.
Payment will be on the coach and by cash.
Please let us know ideally by 5pm on Tuesday 18th though later is now OK provided seats remain...and they are now getting taken up.......just 10 left on Monday evening.

The link to the event: click here or go to:
http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/the-peoples-walk-for-wildlife

To hear Chris talk about the walk on You Tube go here or see:
https://youtu.be/WNNbGoxtOxQ .

And here :
https://youtu.be/94cweSEFTi8

Thanks

Nick Brown/The Peregrine Project Team

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Final Watch Point and a further request for donations

The final Watch Point of 2018 took place today (7th July) and a big thanks to volunteers Jane, Paul and Helen, helped for a time by Dave.
And thanks also to all the other volunteers who have helped throughout the Watch Point season....you've done a splendid job!

During most of the Watch Point only one adult was visible, and she was partly obscured too!
With so little to see, the volunteers struggled to attract interest and numbers visiting were low but they did include people from three cathedral tower tours by arrangement. Normally, the tours go to the top of the tower to see the view but with recently fledged young usually up there, a deal was struck such that they didn't go to the very top but came and had a look at the peregrines from Cathedral Green instead.
Fortunately at the end, both remaining juveniles were seen and looked in good shape.

Donations to the Project
We are still seeking donations to keep the project afloat so if you've enjoyed watching the birds over this season but haven't made a contribution yet, do please consider doing so.
The donations tab on this blog explains the various ways you can donate.
If you are sending a cheque please be sure to make it payable to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and not to the project itself which has no bank account.
We mention this because some kind person in Telford has delivered a cheque for £20 payable to the project but not given us an address so we can't get back to them to ask for another.
If the donor should read this please will you either email us at peregrines@derbyshirewt.co.uk so we can sort it out...or just send another cheque to the DWT Office clearly marked 'for the peregrines' on the envelope and explaining the situation. We will be happy to return the original cheque which we are unable to cash. Thank you.

The Project Team