Saturday, 16 June 2007

Off to the pub!

We often joke with people when they ask where the male has disappeared to when he's not on duty at the nest by saying he's gone off to the pub...as men are wont to do!
Actually, just a mile away in Chaddesden there is a new public house which is called 'The Peregrine', as the photo shows. Last year, there was a competiton in the local paper about what this pub should be called and The Peregrine, named specifically after our birds, came top!

As it happened, we did take a quick look inside but couldn't see the male anywhere.......

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that you only had a quick look inside, you didn't stop for a drink or two?
Heather, Derby

Anonymous said...

really sad going to miss seeing these two having followed them from just being eggs, they just seem to have changed into adult birds so quickly from being ringed, i feel really priveledged to have been able to follow their progress any time of day or night and i thankyou, hope they both have a great life and thanks for making all this possible.

Anonymous said...

Hang on: it was only 10am and we were on the way to the office, so a drink was, sadly, right out of the question.
However, we did leave a bunch of peregrine leaflets with them...and made a mental note to call back at a more sociable hour.....
DWT project member.

Anonymous said...

going to miss these two girls when they have fledged, thanks for the opportunity to watch their fantastic arrival from start to finish well done to you all.

Ash said...

I understand that ORANGE is now the ring colour for Derbyshire. Have we had any other recruits of peregrines this year to the Derbyshire flock?

Anonymous said...

Visited the cathedral fairly early on Saturday, and witnessed both parents keeping watch on the tower in the rain. Shopping finished before noon, we headed out along Sir Frank Whittle Road and saw a male peregrine flying low towards us (another visit to the cricket ground maybe?). So he certainly hadn't gone down the pub for a "swift" half...

Anonymous said...

Hic, btw Have there been any reports or sightings of the previous chicks. Does anyone know where the 2 parent birds 'reside' when not breeding?
Ciao

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

The colour orange was only allocated to Derbyshire because we requested it. So there won't be any more rung this year, but if other peregrine nests get ringed in future years, they, too, will have orange rings.

No-one has seen any of last year's chicks since mid-April this year. They've probably moved away to find roost sites and, eventually, breeding sites of their own.

Our parents will remain around Derby Cathedral, roosting on the top gargoyles, but perhaps using other nearby tall structures like the Full Street police station radio mast, or perhaps even the new Westfield Shopping Centre.

Project Member (Derby Cathedral) said...

They have been reported to spend a lot of time on the communications tower of the local Police Station!!
Actually, they do not migrate like Peregrines in other countries and will stay around the Cathedral over the winter, as could the youngsters. One of last years brood was still around when this years eggs were laid - see previous entries on the blog. It is going to be very interesting to see how he copes with 3 females!!!!The Peregrine may become a regular haunt!!

joe & vee said...

Hi.
On Tuesday we visited Derby Cathedral and the Peregrine watch point.
We have followed the progress of the Peregrines from being eggs and it was a privilege to see them in the flesh or should we say feathers.
The guys at the watch point were wonderful and made our visit a pleasure thanks guys, especially Andy who made the trip down from Wigan a day to remember.
Good-bye for now maybe we will see you next year.
Joe & Vee