Sunday, 10 June 2007
'Scope for Enjoyment
There was plenty of scope for enjoying views of Derby Cathedral's Peregrines today. Some 200 people came down to Cathedral Green to use the telescopes at the Wildlife Trust's "Peregrine Watch Point". It was a pleasure to meet some of you there and to hear how much many of you have enjoyed seeing the webcams and checking out this blog. Both adult birds spent much of the day near each other on the gargoyle ledge at the top of the tower. This let everyone clearly see the considerable difference in sizes of the two birds. Meanwhile, down on the tray, both growing birds exercised their wings from time to time, causing small clouds of white down to flurry around in the air. It won't be long before they lose it all as it was clear how rapidly their flight feathers are developing .
It was helpful to have full streaming video and sound in the nearby Silk Mill Museum - this attracted new visitors, both to the Museum and our Watch Point.
(Oh, there's a temporary glitch on Camera 1 which we'll fix on Monday morning - our apologies for this.)