Saturday, 19 May 2007

Where are you watching from?

With hits now well over 60,000, and increasing by 3000 a day, we are aware that there are many folk watching the Derby peregrines from abroad, as well as the UK. It would be great if you would post a 'comment' letting us know where you are, what you think of our birds and also, perhaps, if you are watching at work, at school or at home......or elsewhere!
We hope to develop the educational side of this project as soon as we can. If you have ideas for linking the peregrine story and the web cam pictures to school curricular work in particular, please get in touch (enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk).
This half term the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is running four pre-booked 'family' activity sessions on the peregrines at the cathedral, aimed at 7-11 year olds, accompanied by their parents. Those on Tuesday 29th May are full but there are still some places on Wednesday 30th, both am and pm. There is a small charge. For details and to book places, ring the Trust office on 01773 881188 anytime after 9am on Monday.
Details of a similar event run by Derby Museum in June will follow later.

29 comments:

Maria E. said...

Wheaton, IL, USA - I watch at home.

I love your peregrines; they are absolutely fascinating.

Anonymous said...

I'm virtually on the doorstep at Ripley in Derbyshire - I'm totally hooked and manage to watch at home - it's the highlight of my day when I see Dad feeding the chicks.

Trevor from Jersey said...

Watching from Jersey CI.
Our Peregrines hatched a week or so before Derby. Not sure of no. hatched yet. Picture quality impressive as is 6sec. refresh.

Angela said...

I'm watching in Derby and I am so so proud to have these beautiful birds in my home town. They truely are magnificent!!!!
I watch at home and at work whenever I can, I'm completely addicted.
I want to say a BIG thankyou to the team of people who are making it possible for us to see the chicks grow up. I've learnt so much about peregrines since I started watching. Thankyou again and keep up the great work, it's much appreciated!

Angela said...

To repay our Americam viewers, take a look at one of their webcams.
This one is a live streaming cam of Red-Tailed Hawks nesting on the MIT building. It's well worth a visit.
http://amps-tools.mit.edu/hawkcam/

Anonymous said...

My wife and I are watching from Houston, Texas. We are enjoying watching the progress of the nest. I was born in Derby and my Dad (who still lives in Derby) told me about the site a few weeks ago. We are frequent visitors to the site. A really splendid job - well done.

Ron

Jol said...

I was born and brought up in Derby and my Mum and brother still live there. We now live in Dorset and see Peregrines almost every day but it's fantastic to log in and see my home town birds. Many congratulations to the team on creating a fantastic educational resource - you've done Derby proud.

Marie said...

My daughter and I keep watch from our home in Kissimmee, Florida. I don't remember how I found out about the site but we've encouraged others to take part in this lively journey. God,s natural wonders are always a joy to behold!

Chris said...

I am watching from St. Simons Island, GA, USA. Great cam. Here's another one for you from the state of PA, USA.

WWW.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon

Sean said...

I'm in Portsmouth i may come there one day to see them i watch from home but i might show people at school.Great Site keep up the good work :D

Anonymous said...

My name is Julie and I've been avidly watching from Sydney Australia for about a month now. I was born in Derby and was told about the site by my Mum. I watch before I go to work and also after I get home in the evening. In fact, when ever I come to the computer I have a look at what they are doing!! It is fascinating to watch and I look forward to many more happy viewings as the chicks grow up. Many thanks to all involved.

Anonymous said...

Seeing as you ask, I'm viewing from Cheltenham, Glos. As a regular volunteer at the RSPB's Yat Rock Peregrine viewing site I certainly envy your webcam setup (totally impossible at our lofty cliff site). I reckon that yours is far and away the best wildlife webcam in England at the moment.

John - Stroud Valleys, Glos

lee said...

im the caretaker at stretton handley primary school, derbyshire, my school have put a webcam inside a nestbox, where currently we have a mating pair of blue tits and 6 chicks residing, we have created a link to your page from ours and many of the school pupils, teachers and families are enjoying watching both our blue tit family and the peregrine family.

kadhir said...

Hello,

Me and my Friend Helen watch the peregrine video feed everyday,usually early in the morning and once in the afternoon and every now and then when we feel like taking a little break from work;o)

Vicki said...

*waves* from Solihull in England!

Anonymous said...

Julie's daughter and am watching from Brisbane, Australia. I became hooked on the site after my Mum introduced it to me. I think it's wonderful to be able to see such magical things as this!!

WD said...

Staffordshire UK. I watch from home and love doing so, quite relaxing sometimes when your a bit stressed out.

Kate said...

I'm a local and belong to the Cathedral congregation; I had a look through a telescope after service on Sunday. Otherwise I make a quick check on progress from time to time from work.

Lynne said...

Hellooo from Somerset UK. Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to watch these amazing birds, something I would never have otherwise experienced.

helenhoward said...

there was rather a lot of upset in our house this am as my son on checking the web cam noticed there was a bloody mass and was convinced that some thing terrible had happened in the night. On closer inspection I could reassure him the bloody mass was indeed a pigeon and a much wanted breakfast for the chicks!!

Anonymous said...

Hi from Alberta.
Great site thank you

claire said...

I am watching from Derby, I actually live a few minutes from the city centre, and it's quite amazing to think these beautiful birds are so close to me!

How privileged must we feel to be able to witness something like this, whenever we want? It's the first thing I do when I put the PC on, check how they are. I watch throughout the day, the chicks are so adorable, and mum and dad are remarkable looking birds.

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

I'm watching from Derby, I actually live 5 minutes' walk away from the cathedral, which is very fortunate as we have had the chance to see the Peregrines hunting. Boy do they shift!

I suppose the most amazing experience happened last year (pre-webcam days) when my boyfriend, an avid and life-long bird-watcher, thought he'd spotted one of the Peregrines in the sky while standing at the window. I asked him what they looked like and he turned around to describe them to me. He then turned back to the window and said in a awed voice. "They look exactily like this, come over quickly, the male one is in the tree". And there he was, preening himself and sitting right in our back yard! WoW!

Thank you guys soo much for the webcam! It has done my neck the world of good #;)

Jenny said...

I'm watching from Ravenshead in Nottingham...not quite the other side of the world. We picked up a leaflet about this after a recent concert at the cathedral and I've been hooked ever since. Congratulations to all concerned for making this natural wonder available to us.

Claire said...

We also had a similar experience last year: we have an aviary in our back garden, and at that time, it was full of canaries, finches and doves. Due to some trouble with teenagers throwing things at the aviary, we installed a cctv camera directed at the aviary, and it was recording constantly.

imagine our surprise one day while playing back the tape when a large peregrine swooped down and landed on top of the aviary, peering in through the mesh at our birds! It obviously thought 'dinner', and needless to say, our birds made a quick dive into the indoor birdhouse for cover!

Gail B said...

I am watching from New Westminster
British Columbia, Canada. This is a fabulous site. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I've just been notified of this site by one of the Diocesan clergy. Thanks, Michael!
I live in Brisbane, Australia, where a peregrine falcon family have been nesting on the top of a local high-rise for some years. I've been watching them through the webcam supplied by the local paper (Courier Mail). It's off-season for us, so this is a cool way to get my fix!
It would be nice if when our cathedral spire is finished (only stone-vaulted cathedral in the Southern Hemisphere), we had a resident peregrine family too, but I think the cathedral is in the territory of the high-rise pair.

COOKIE said...

I'm watching from San Jose, California U.S.A. and throughly enjoying. Here is our local Peregrine nest with 3 chicks...

http://sanjose.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?
view_id=&clip_id=&publish_id=91/nest&event_id=

Steve said...

Iam watchung from Brittany, France I was born in Derby and grew up in Littleover,so found this site very interesting. I hope it gets on BBC Springwatch!