Notice the male set off from the overhanging guttering at the beginning of the first clip. He obviously makes a short approach flight over Cathedral Green before coming back into view again. The second video contains a small error, whereby an additional clip from a few days earlier was accidentally included at the start of the recording, hence the apparent jump.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
These intimate moments were captured from our video recorders, thanks to the watchfulness of webcam viewers who left reports (from as far afield as Shanghai in China, to Swadlincote in Derbyshire) that the peregrines had been seen mating on the tower again, mostly on 16th March. It seems almost prurient to intrude in this way, but what a wonderful opportunity to to see these magnificent birds come together on Derby Cathedral's tower at the start of this year's nesting season.