If the weather allows the licenced ringers to abseil down in the next few days, we'll ask them to pick off the item that has been dangling in front of the lens for some time now and obscuring the view. The normally sheltered east face of the tower has been taking the wind and light rain full-on over the last few days, and from time to time it seems that these old prey remains have been blown off. But they soon come back into shot. If we do ring the chicks there may well be a break in the video feed.
Many of you have asked about our brand new live a/v stream, and why you're only getting sound, but no pictures. (And sometimes neither). I'm afraid that at this moment we have no answers for you. We do know that the new PC installed inside the Cathedral tower to encode the video has had a few problems in sending out the pictures to Media on demand who are genrously hosting it for us. The PC was set to reboot itself every day, but clearly this isn't quite doing the trick, so the IT experts at Capita will be looking into this for us just as soon as possible, as we'll report back when we can.
In the meantime, if you live locally, do come down to Full Street in Derby for the daily Peregrine Watchpoints - and after using the telescopes and chatting to the volunteers from the Wildlife Trust, why not go off and visit the Cathedral, one of our museums or do some shopping in the Cathedral Quarter?
Follow these links to:
- read how to watch our new live a/v stream
- find out about buying the brand new DVD: "The Peregrines of Derby Cathedral")
- add your name to our mailing list
- see many more pictures on Froona's very detailed blog over in Holland (both from our webcams and from many others around the world)
- or read an overview of the peregrine project.