Monday, 1 October 2007

Video Clips from 2007

Here are all the YouTube videos from the 2007 season that we've posted on our blog during the year:

To play the video, find the image in each diary entry containing the triangular "play" icon. Click this to play video.

Follow this link for technical information on the webcameras and platform at Derby Cathedral.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi project member, thanks for your quick response. Jennie, HK.

Anonymous said...

Amazing photographs, and wonderful to see our peregrines in action. I'd love to know how John takes them and what camera he has.

Anna, Ripley

Karen Anne said...

The nest box is huge. And now I see where the ledge is under it that they favor.

Thanks so much.

How did you guys know to install a nestbox? Had the peregrines been around, or were you just hoping?

helenhoward said...

lovely to see the birds in their natural beauty and to actually be able to listen to them!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I adore those pictures, you see they are flying upside-down! They really do seem to push their bodies into extreme conditions.
Excellent job yet again. Thanks to John, just wonderful picture taking.
Jan

lyndsey, chesterfield said...

fabulous pictures!!!!!!
it sounds so corny and pathetic but seeing those pictures really brings tears to my eyes. i feel so proud of our girls.

Anonymous said...

Pax. B.C. wow! what wonderful pics.
Interesting to see how the nest box was put in place.

Anonymous said...

Anna, Ripley asked what camera I use and how I take them. Well its a Canon EOS 400D with a Kowa 77mm scope attached. This is a home made setup which seems to work even in low light conditions.

I agree its good to see our girls so strong and doing well.

John S

Project Member (Derby Cathedral) said...

In reply to Karen Anne - The Peregrines had been around for a least a couple of years but had never shown signs of mating. In the Spring of 2006 it was noticed that they were now showing such signs and indeed the female was trying to form a scrape in the mullions above the louvres. This would have been an impossible place to lay but she was very determined. The decision was made to 'help out' and advice was quickly sought. In early April Nick Moyes and his friend Nick Evans, who made the tray, abseiled down to fix it in place. Within days both birds had accepted the tray and in a couple of weeks the female was incubating the three eggs - the rest, as they say is history!!!!

Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

19:10 and its raining again in Derby. One Bird has landed on the ledge below the box. Can be seen on the left hand camera.

John S

Sue H @ Wendover said...

All you guys who want to hear what peregrines sound like, try this http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/p/peregrine/index.asp
Sue H, Wendover

Karen Anne said...

Sue,

That certainly made my cat's ears perk up :-)

Anonymous said...

My dog has just run over to protect me, whn he heard that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Sue for the RSPB website - it will help me solve a mystery of birdsong I hear in the garden but can't identify. This has been an amazing project - it has enhanced my life and taught me so much about peregrines and other birds. And I am enjoying the contact with other like-minded people. My husband and a few other people think I'm a bit mad, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one.

Anna, Ripley

Sue H said...

I'm really sorry to all the cats and dogs etc that I've now caused to have nervous breakdowns! It's such a thrilling call though isn't it - you can see now that I wasn't just making it up when I said the hairs on the back of my neck stood up when I heard the birds calling over London while I was sitting watching a play at the Globe theatre. Ours lives would be all the poorer, wouldn't they, without such things. If this is mad, I'm glad to be one of the mad people! And very glad of the fellowship with all of you other mad people out there. I do plan to visit Derby later in the year and see "our" birds and I hope they perform for me with a bit of special calling and flying!
Sue H, Wendover

Karen Anne said...

gorgeous birdie at the nest

helenhoward said...

i have to agree and as i have said b4 the sound of the pereguin certainly makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. In fact it sent our cockateal into a wild frenzy may be he thought he was under going to be the next meal!!

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

I hope John Salloway won't mind - I've digitally enhanced and reposted his pictures of the two young peregrines in flight so as to bring out some of the hidden colour, and tweaked them to make them slightly sharper.
I've also added a further link below the videos to a technical description of how the platform and webcameras were erected and operate.

Karen Anne said...

Someone's preening and getting all ready for a new day.

helenhoward said...

0612 and we have an early mornimg visitor even thoutgh he/she has there back to us!!

helenhoward said...

0638 and it is still there!!

Anonymous said...

Just watched mum (I think) take off from the ledge at 0915 after having a good preen. Wish I could take photos as good a John Salloway's.

Anonymous - Derby

Karen Anne said...

The technical info page is extremely nice. Haven't had a chance to read it all yet. Thanks! I am still amazed at the size of the nest box.

Nick Brown said...

Yes, it was the female on the platform at 8.30-9am this morning. I had a good telescope look at her standing one footed on the edge, calmly looking out. The male was on the top of the police aerial 50 minutes later, but no sign of the two young there or on the flats.
Nick B

helenhoward said...

0613 and we have a visitor on the nest enjoying the early morning sunshine and from the corner of the nest i see breakfast has already been served!!

helenhoward said...

0703 and obviously breakfast is still being digested as he/she is still sat there in all its majestic beauty !!

birder said...

Do we know when the [peregrines will start nesting again? Will the 2006 junveniles find new partners and be nesting some where close this year? does any one know?

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

It helps to leave comments and questions in the most up-to-date blog entry so that others can see them. I've repeated the question for you and will answer it there.