These photos were taken today from the watch point area behind the cathedral by Colin Pass, a local bird watcher, falconer and expert photographer.... as you can see!
To enlarge them and see the birds much better, just click on the image. Both shots are of the falcon (the female).
The youngster on the left is clearly standing on the edge of the platform - and a bit earlier than it should be really, judging by the behaviour of the young in the last two years. It seems quite steady and there was very little wind in Derby today, so we're sure it will be OK. If it were to fall, it would end up on the nave roof and we could rescue it from there if needed.
Regarding Sunday we look forward to seeing some of you during the day. The tower tours are now full but there will be many other things to look at in the Market Place and of course at the Watch Point where you might be lucky and see an adult bringing in food.
Don't forget that DVDs will be on sale on Sunday - so do snap one up while stocks last!
Parking is free in some car parks and on-street too, but be sure that you check first. The nearest free one is Chapel Street CP, NW of the cathedral but only a short walk away.
Nick B (DWT)
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