Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Natural World magazine feature


Natural World is the national magazine of The Wildlife Trusts, a working partnership of 47 local wildlife trusts across the UK - the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is just one of these 47. So this magazine is seen by the total membership of the wildlife trusts nationwide - about 756,000 people.


The winter edition, just about to be mailed out, has a peregrine photo on the cover and a three page feature on our Derby peregrines inside, written by yours truely, with many excellent photo's to illustrate it.
If you are a wildlife trust member, your copy will reach you shortly with your normal membership mailing.

If you are not - why not join your local trust or ask for membership as a Christmas present?
Go to http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/ or, for the Derbyshire WT, direct to http://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/ for details.
Otherwise, you can buy a copy of Natural World for £5 (incl. P&P) within the UK. For the price of overseas copies please email enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk. There are only limited copies available, so first come first served! Phone us on 01773 881188 and order your copy direct (and a DVD or two as stocking fillers too maybe?)!


Meanwhile, our birds have been taking snipe and woodcock - usual autumnal fare for them......


Nick B (DWT)

18 comments:

Karen Anne said...

The still camera shows a peregrine on the nestbox, but the live feed doesn't :-) playing with my mind near midnight East coast U.S. time :-)

Anonymous said...

pax caCanada 12.24am
falcon below the nest bos, and looks like there stocking up on food. I s the pudding cam out of action?

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Camera views will be reset in the next few days I hope...sorry for the delays and recent problems.
Nick B (DWT)

Karen Anne said...

froona has a great video of the Alcoa Anglesea fledgling season for those of us in peregrine withdrawal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zY4dhYnF9o

Karen Anne said...

I think the camera may have frozen, but there's a splendid peregrine on view.

Karen Anne said...

Woops, no, it advanced, and now no peregrine.

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Recent prey species have included redshank, woodcock, snipe and teal.
I also noticed that the big crane you can see has a name plate at the top which says 'FALCON'....
Nick B (DWT)

Terry, Herts UK said...

The guy(s) operating that crane must have a very enviable view! I wonder if the Peregrines ever land on it or take any interest in it at all?

Froona said...

Thanks Karen Anne. Been a busy time watching the Alcoa Peregrines. It was a great season down under and happily all 3 youngsters fledged savely. It was a scary adventure for little Stan been blown out of the nestbox, but the little guy survived. They are off now to the coalmine just nearby the Alcoa Plant. Have some stunning pics of the area on my Blog.

Just 4 weeks to go untill Winter solstice and then.... Yess daylight increases and hormone production will start: the 2009 season will be on it's way. Can't wait!
Froona

Ann ( Canada ) said...

Sorry I missed you Nick. Great to see the camera's working again. Lovewly to see the set up in the tower. Long climb up there but well worth it. Too bad no peregrines around during my visit to Derby. Looking forward meeting you again one day.

Anonymous said...

Pax Canada 12.18am
falcon below the nest, and looks like some prey on the pudding cam

bob said...

I see the peregrine go round in pairs. One on the nesting site and the other on the parapet below at the moment.

Anonymous said...

pax 12.01am
lovely shot of falcon on the nest edge, and I see adusting of snow on the pudding cam

Karen Anne said...

Peregrine in the nest box.

Is the live feed down for the winter?

Karen Anne said...

Oh, I didn't notice before, there's another peregrine on the ledge thing below the next box.

Ben said...

First time I've looked at the webcam for a fe months. I can't tell if it's the male or the female on the nest scrape but he/she seems to be doing a lot of scrabbling about and fidgeting. The mate is on the ledge below.

Is that the remains of a woodcock or snipe on the pudding cam? They must be highly skilled hunters to be able to catch such a variety of prey (I don't suppose they'll manage to catch a turkey for Christmas though!)

Karen Anne said...

A beautiful peregrine in the nestbox and the remains of prey at the pudding cam.

Anonymous said...

pax Canada 8.25am
falcon on the nest box