Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Some people just can't wait any longer!


This photo was sent in by Graham Whitmore who has obviously just got fed up of waiting for the first egg to hatch out.............

Nice one Graham!

Nick B (DWT)

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pax Canada
I love it :)

Anonymous said...

Pax Canada
Nick, is there a peregrine plush
available in Derby?

Helen said...

Pax Canada
Looks like one of the RSPB 'singing birds' that you can buy over the internet from their website or elsewhere. I think they also had them in the Cathedral shop in Derby.

Anonymous said...

Pax Canada
Thanks Helen, will check it out :)

Project Member (Derby Cathedral) said...

Yes, The birds are available in the Cathedral Coffee Shop - buy now while stocks last!!!
Obviously one made its bid for freedom!!!

Tony

Anonymous said...

Come on you lot out there, make a donation for these fantastic birds, even if you can only afford a pound, think what a difference it would make and it must be worth a pound to watch these fantastic birds especially since its going to get very exciting. I've done a direct debit for £2.50 a month

Colin said...

I like to think the eggs have drawn down and the chick inside as pipped the shell and the hatching process is under way. The pip can almost be invisable to the eye. But enough for the process to begin
Regards
Colin

Karen Anne said...

One peregrine on the eggs, the other in the pudding cam area.

In the U.S. Audubon sells those singing plush toys, how to drive your cat crazy :-)

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Strange you should mention Audubon Karen Anne....by a strange co-incidence, the founder himself (what a great willdife artist he was too!) had a wife who came from Crich - a village in mid-Derbyshire!
A friend of mine has just been researching this lnk...
Nick B (DWT)

Anonymous said...

Pax Canada
went to cathederal web site and clicked on shop and it said coming soon, so I will keep checking back.

wayne1984 said...

anyone know whythe multi view is not working? i just get the pudding cam

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

@wayne1984 Yes. I know!
It's because I've changed it for a little while.
I did try to post an explanation earlier today but somehow it appears not to have got through.

Basically, I thought a change would be nice, just as I try to zoom in and out from time to time to give a bit of variety to the images everyone sees. I'm also very keen to get a good screen capture of our peregrine on top of the tower witht the new hotel behind it. Plus the other nest cam has a stonking great spider in front of its lens which doesn't look too good in the dark uner IR light.
As soon as there's significant right-side activity I'll change it over.

PS Lots and lots of activity by "Mum" on the eggs tonight. I tried to lsiten in for any noises early this evening, but the bell ringers were busy practicing. I'll try again a bit later tonight once I've put the finishing touches to a new Flickr Group we're planning so that everyone can upload screen shots and other photos they've taken.

I hope this explasnatin makes some sense. In haste
Nick M.
There is still

Sue in Bucks said...

The cathedral shop is stuffed to the gunnels with peregrine-related goods - there's a whole flock of soft-toy birds massed in the shop window ... and jolly nice it all is. I saw it for myself on Sunday - but sadly couldn't buy anything on that occasion as the shop was shut (also couldn't get a nice cup of tea and a bun from the equally tempting looking cafe) Oh dear, what a shame, I shall just have to visit again soon.
Can somebody remind me of the eth (estimated time of hatching) and also, did somebody report that the Chichester peregrines have had a hatching? Anybody know about Lincoln's? (which interestingly hatched on exactly the same day as Derby's last year)

wayne1984 said...

thankyou for explaining nick, will you be going down to the cathedral green tommorrow? as it would be nice to put a face to a name etc? i will be down there most of the day tomorrow

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

@sue in Bucks You're right about peregrine stock in the Cathedral shop. Stuffed to the gunnels. Tony will be posting more information on the new cathedral cafe very soon - probably after the eggs have hatched.
My guess for hatching is Wednesday; Colin's is Thursday plus or minus a day. (He knows best!!)

@Wayne1984 I may be down tomorrow, but if the chicks hatch I shall undoubtedly be inside the cathedral poring over a hot DVD recorder. Or I might just be crashed out at lunchtime in our museum staffroom, having worked my socks off night and day on this project as, indeed, have others.

I'm always worried when we make changes to the way things appear as its never possible to please everyone all the time. But having feedback on what people want to see makes it a pleasure when we can deliver.

Less activity on the nest now - Mum seems to be quite passive, unlike earlier.
Still in haste, Nick M.

wayne1984 said...

ok Nick, well i will be the one with a brace on my left leg due to injury. hope to see you tomorrow. i for one will have black rings round my eyes after watching the cams all night

Karen Anne said...

Mom (or whoever is incubating the eggs right now) seems quite alert and a bit hyper, given that its the middle of the night over there.

Sigh, if Froona were here, she'd have great pictures. Someone mentioned on the other forums that May 1st would be her birthday.

Anonymous said...

Pax Canada
I think the camera froze

Anonymous said...

Pax
No its fine, just got a glimpse of the eggs

Anonymous said...

pax
the time on the cam sshows 6.33am

Ruth Z said...

Oh no!! Oh dear, dear, dear... What a time for the camera to freeze. It's still stuck on 6:33:22, as mentioned earlier by "Anon".

I bet this is when chick #1 makes its move :-(

chrisx said...

I think you are all correct - camera is frozen :-( Gosh this is exciting! However a week or so ago I did wonder what on earth I was doing staring at a bird sitting on eggs. Is this the ornithological equivalent of watching paint dry??!!

Fabien said...

Camera is frozen ... bad bad timing ;/

Nick B (DWT) said...

Please be patient - there's only one person who can fix this at the moment and they've been alerted.....I'm sure things will be back to normal as soon as....
The project team is more or less on call 24/7 but we do need a few breaks and a bit of sleep occasionally....though we do understand your frustrations of course!
Nick B (DWT)

n1ck said...

just looked at the other source of derby peregrine cam no luck there either bad timing peri cam bahhhh!! have a look yourself if you wish http://www.streamdays.com/camera/view/derby-peregrine-falcons1
keep looking folks

Ruth Z said...

Ahhh - things are moving again. Thanks, Nick and Nick!

n1ck said...

thankyou thankyou

Anonymous said...

Pax Canada
change over

Anonymous said...

Manchester's Peregrines have hatched although the webcam is nowhere near the quality of Derby
http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content/webcams/manchester_falcons_webcam.shtml

Karen Anne said...

Thank you, guys! Hope we don't wear you down.

n1ck said...

did anyone get any stills of the changeover? and how do you put pictures we capture on this blog?

Anonymous said...

Think one of the eggs is starting to pip. I have a screen capture

chrisx said...

SOrry - just missed the changeover - hit the buttons a fraction late. Nice view of the eggs. They are both quite jumpy now - presumably the eggs are getting noisy :-)

kitz said...

I saw changeover ealier. It looks like the right egg could be pipped but Im not certain, there is some marks on it of some sort.

I was watching last night and it looked like mum kept checking the right egg.

Kishore said...

Its beginning to get eggsiting again. I think the left most egg has a little crack in it. I just got a glimps of it when the eggs were exposed a little. Here the link to the image which I captured. (Hope it works)

http://s731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/k_15H0r3/

Kishore said...

Sorry the above link won't work - try this one.

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/k_15H0r3/EggsPosed.jpg

kitz said...

Screen cap of the egg I think is pipped.
Pipped egg?I've uploaded it so you can make up your own minds.

Ruth Z said...

Whether it's pipped or not the birds are extremely restless.

That's a good idea to open a photobucket site - I may do the same so I can share too!

Colin said...

Eggs pip lower down the egg to start about on the draw down line.
I see what you mean about the egg if indeed the chick that has chipped the shell? it has expanded and got up into the air space (passed the pipping stage) and peparing to hatch.
Regards
Colin

Fabien said...

@n1ck : I got 3 pictures of a changeover dated 24th

Colin said...

But a detailed photo up of a peregrine egg hatching on my blog
a little close insight of the hatching process.
Regards
colin

Carole said...

managed to catch changeover 11.30am 29 04 09,all eggs on show,Carole Bayliss

kitz said...

Thanks for the additional info Colin. Excellent site, it had already been noted how fantastic your pics are. :)

Some more pics which seem to show a crack appearing on one of the eggs taken at 11:34.

Derby Peregrine Eggs.

Karen Anne said...
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Karen Anne said...

Equal time for the pudding cam :-)

photo1photo2

Karen Anne said...

Darn, I'm having trouble getting two links in. But if you click on the photo1 part of the link, you'll see one photo, then click on the photo2 part of the link and you'll see the other photo.

Karen Anne said...

Changeover -

Mom displacing Dad, I think. Dad seems like he'd like to stay.

photo1
photo2
photo3
photo4
photo5

Colin said...

On photo 5 not quite able to make out, but one egg looks like the chick is cutting its way out???
Regards
Colin

n1ck said...

bahhhh humbug every time i have to do something they have a changeover not fair wait for me

Sue in Bucks said...

Thanks Karen Anne for mentioning Froona and saying you believe her birthday was 1st May. What a wonderful day to have been born on - MAYDAY! All rebirth and welcoming to the Spring. The most wonderful place to be on that very special day is PADSTOW (but I can't get there this year - shucks!) But I shall always be reminded to think of and remember Froona now on Mayday.
Thanks to all for the blogs too - I can honestly say I get almost as much pleasure (and certainly tons more learned information) from reading what everyone else is saying than actually looking at the birds. Almost ..... but not quite. Keep it up "team".

Anonymous said...

the sitting bird is restless - keeps checking the eggs.
local time 14.49.

chrisx said...

Nick - do Jury's Inn pay you huge amounts for your inadvertant advertising??!! :-)

Ruth Z said...

Right, I've uploaded most of my Peregrine snaps to Photobucket:

http://s599.photobucket.com/albums/tt76/RuthZFrance/Derby%20Peregrines%202009/

The guest password is Peregrines :-)

If you slide your cursor otno a pic it will give the title, which should give a date (approximate for earlier pics) and the activity, if not self-explanatory.

Some of the photos show lovely, fresh pellets at the edge of the scrape,

kitz said...

That crack in the egg certainly looks to be getting bigger.

Mum & Dad inspecting the egg.

n1ck said...

left cam froze again