Thursday, 18 June 2009

A breath of fresh air


Here is some more work by the infants in Red Class at Brigg School, kindly sent in by Helen, their teacher. Unlike the computer generated graphics shown in an earlier post, these are hand drawn and written.


In the first, note the smaller birds getting chased - they are a robin and a blue tit. And the child looking through the telescope on The Green below!

In the second, see how accurately the rings on the legs have been drawn - red on one leg and metal on the other......remember, these are five year olds!
In the third, the bubble reads; "I want a turn on the eggs. You've already had a go!"


Great work - and more to follow!
Nick B (DWT)

74 comments:

Audrey (London) said...

Lovely drawings on the 'update'. Well done, to the artists!! Just spotted bird on 'Pud cam' and one on the scrape, lovely start (albeit a bit late) to the day.

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see all the children's pictures. I was looking through my daughter's art folder last night - she is taking art GCSE. I still have a lot of her drawings from when she was younger and they never fail to make me smile! But I digress... Well done to all the children in Red Class and well done to the peregrines for inspiring the drawings!

Terry, Herts UK said...

Love the pictures. In the first one, the sun looks rather cross and the tree is holding out a branch for the songbirds to escape to. Brilliant.

The children must be thrilled to see them posted on the website.

Ann ( Canada ) said...

The children's drawings are very delightful indeed. Love the way they depict what they have seen. Great to see them developing a sense of humour too. Working with children at my daycare I always apprciate their efforts and their humour. My kids here check in with me and were very sad about 009. They wanted you to tell the Mommy bird how sorry they are. Promised them I would pass that on for them. Can't break my promise. We hope the rest of the family do ok.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the young male in the scape is OK? He appears not to have left it for neaarly two days.

Anonymous said...

Delightful drawings from the children.

Anonymous said...

Stunning pictures from these children, and so lovely to see that they are so aware of what they are observing. Well done!

May I use one of those pics as wallpaper on my PC?

Pam

Karen Anne said...

Anon 12:41, I am fairly sure I saw an empty nestbox when I checked at some point overnight (US East coast overnight.)

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

Fab pics kids - and lovely to have some refreshing fresh air!
Just one bird on camera at present.

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

I agree with Karen - there was a point last night when there were no birds in view.

Anonymous said...

At last the little one in the nest has decided to join the others. He has been back in the scrape for a couple of days looking very lacklustre.

Joy said...

Lovely picture on the pudding cam of all 3.

disappointed last night when I couldn't mail anything, was very confused to find so much deleted by the blog administrator!!!

Anonymous said...

just logged on and was greeted by those wonderful drawings by the children......what a lovely way to start my day!!!

steph (canada)

John L said...

Great pics from the children. I especially like the eccentric clock in the second one where the hours of 10 and 11 have disappeared, presumably as a result of running out of space!

nikkidev said...

What fantastic drawings, I loved the "computer generated" pictures too which also required a lot of skill.(Many adults struggle drawing with a computer mouse!)
The children in Red Class are so knowledgeable about Peregrines and are very lucky indeed to have such an enthusiastic teacher.

Anonymous said...

I still get the sense that these juvies are sitting around waiting for something to happen.

Anonymous said...

pax Canada
just logged on for the day, what a nice start to see the drawings, well done children.
bird has his nose into the pudding cam, and I see the little one has gone from the nest, he/she seems to like to overnight there

Anonymous said...

There is also one down on the ledge in front of the nest tray.

Karen Anne said...

Pic on Flicker of three at pudding cam, two up close and personal, and one on the ledge below the nestbox, whom I would have not noticed had it not been for anon 17:21's note.

(I may be wrong, since I use Blogger, but I suspect if you chose the name/url post feature it will just let you type in a name instead of the comments having numerous anons?)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I keep forgetting to put my name in when I post.

Pam

Phoebe said...

These drawings from the infants in Red Class at Brigg School are wonderful!

In the first drawing I love the branch standing out like an arm ready for the birds to land on!

In the second drawing to detail the rings on the birds’ legs - even the talons are drawn!

The third drawing shows great detail with the stripes and the speech bubble is very interactive. The eggs are well tucked in under the sitting bird.

They are all well drawn and show great detail and the use of colour is brilliant.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Well done to all of you!

Phoebe said...

@ Pam/anyone anon

If you click on 'Name/URL' then type your name in the box before you click 'publish your comment' it will put your name at the top - no need to type it in the comment. Then the next time you want to post a comment, provided you haven't closed the page, it will remember and when you click again on the 'Name/Url' it will put it in for you. Hope this helps.

Pam said...

Whatever has Mum got in that nest tray?

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

After a massive grapple with technology, I've finally managed to post my "birdie ON pudding cam" shot - phew! What am I doing wrong - a day or two ago, the news was "1000 pics on Flickr" - I still don't see that many???? I bet all the kids can do this really easily and it's just me, an old wrinkly, who's having trouble.
About that eccentric clock - I'll tell you something else weird - it's crept down the tower and taken up residence on the nave roof. I think it looks much nicer that way actually!

Fiona Arrowsmith said...

Wow, these pictures are just brilliant! I just love the way little ones interpret the world they live in, when you see these you can do nothing but smile! How refreshing, they have really cheered me up!

Mary T, Caerphilly, S Wales said...

There's some fantastic close up pictures on pudding cam at the moment. They've been very busy - don't know what they've been eating but there's not much left of it now!

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

Oh yes, I see the remains you mean. No birds though - they must be off to get "seconds".
After my gentle tease to our young friends, I have to agree about the careful detail - the blue tit and the robin are spot on for accuracy.

wayne1984 said...

update from today,
first thing there was a pair of buzzards fly high over the tower, followed by the falcon. this seemed to be the only thing to happen until one of the young male birds took to the air. followed by the second and the adult female. after a short fly around the two young males landed back on the top of the tower.
the adult female then went off hunting. she came back after a while with a medium sized bird. the two young males had their share while the young falcon stayed on the nest ledge. the adult male flew off around half past eleven, and was not seen for the remaiding time of the watchpoint. the weather was not good enough for any decent pictures but the birds did give a good show this morning of flight andlanding skills.

Karen Anne said...

Sue, Once I joined Flicker, my problems with not seeing all the photos in the group disappeared.

How do you know you aren't seeing all the photos now? It was easy to tell originally, when people were talking about maybe 20 photos and I was only seeing 5 or something, but there are over 1000 now.

Also, about names, if you create a blogger account and select Remember Me when you log in, it keeps you logged in for quite a while (two weeks?) so you don't have to type your name at all when posting to any blogger comment area, your name automagically shows up.

Anonymous said...

pax Canada
one huddled on the pudding cam, 1 on the scrape

Pam said...

... and one on the ledge below the nest tray.

Pax Canada said...

one on ledge below the nest

pax Canada said...

@ Pam, you spotted that one before me :-)

pam said...

There has been one perched there for most of the last couple of days, so I always check now.

Tom Stephenson said...

Lovely pictures from the children - we particularly liked the horrified look on the face of the sun as it watched the robin and blue-tit being chased by the Peregrines!

Tom Stephenson said...

P.S. - and of course both the others were wonderful too - I liked the details of the rings on the juveniles, and the egg sharing one was funny and beautifully drawn.

Pax Canada said...

one blocking the pudding cam

Pax Canada said...

one on the pudding cam, one on the scrape

Anonymous said...

If anyone else is watching at the moment some great pictures of the birds on the top of the tower. One is up close to the camera. As I went online it was looking straight into the camera with a wide open mouth as though saying hello to the viewers! Then dark triangle appeared in the corner of the camera - there is obviously another bird on top of the camera and the underside of its tail is in view. Great pictures. The time is 0910 local time here in Derby.

Tom Stephenson said...

It looks like one of them is feeding right next to the camera now - 9.40

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

Hi Karen Anne
Ref Flickr, there was a weird discrepancy between how many pics the first page said there were (against "Group Pool") as opposed to the figure at the bottom of screen when scrolling through. The former was saying 900 and odd and the latter over 1000. Now, the first page seems to have "caught up". I've now made a point of writing down "who I am" (doh) to avoid future logging on struggles - but I do like that nice word "automagically". I'm off now to see if I can get some nice "real time" shots (or even personal views) from Derby.

Phoebe said...

An adult has arrived with prey, on the pudding cam.

Pax Canada said...

wonderful shot on the pudding cam

Phoebe said...

A lovely preening session going on, but I thought I saw two birds there at one point, could be preening each other LOL

Nick B (DWT) said...

This (mid-) morning at the watch point, while there were rather few people, all five peregrines were present much of the time. The three juveniles were on the pud cam ledge doing not much at all, the male was tucked into his favourite little hideyhole below - it was quite windy there today! And the falcon was down below the platform where she can be seen from the web cam.
Tomorrow (Saturday) will almost certainly be the last watch point this year.
Nick B (DWT)

Phoebe said...

Nick B, thanks for the report, I was going to ask if the Wednesday WP was the last. I will be there tomorrow for the last one wouldn't want to miss it.

Mary T, Caerphilly, S Wales said...

Wish I could be there for the last Watchpoint but will be living in Derby next year - can't wait!

Stephanie said...

Great pictures Red Class!

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

I eventually got to the "late, late, Watchpoint" today, Friday 19th. I was sorry to get there so late, but it was well worth the over 200 mile round trip to do it. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the peregrines, the cathedral and the lovely city of Derby. Best Wishes for the last Watchpint of the year tomorrow, I wish I could be there again but I sadly have other duties to do. Thank goodness for the webcam - and thank you Peregrine Team for all you do.

Karen Anne said...

I really envy the folks who get to go to watchpoint. Maybe we could have some photos of the green from the last watchpoint coming up?

Phoebe said...

I am going to the green tomorrow, I will take some photos to upload for you all to see.

Tom Stephenson said...
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Pax Canada said...

close up on the pudding cam

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes - was watching it, Pax Canada. You could almost get into the feathers, eh?

Karen Anne said...

The project folks asked us not to respond to the pigeon guys or other trolls, thanks.

Alan165 said...

If you would like to go through all the stress and trauma again (with streaming video and sound) after our birds have gone to sleep or disappered from view, have a look at the Minnesota Bird Cam!
http://www.greatriverenergy.com/environment/birdcam.html

Jackie said...

Ah bless, aren't the kids just wonderful :o)
Jackie xx

Christine said...

I agree with Karen Anne, no response to the trolls and they may just go away.

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

The trolls will no longer receive any response from me either - life's too short.
Just want to wish everyone a fab last "Watchpoint" Day today. I'll be with you in spirit but can't be in two places at once (I'm off to "Race for Life" in Gloucester with my best friend in the whole world) "I'll be back" in Derby as soon as I can - I think there's one or two more Cathedral Tower Climbs which are always fun.
Sue xxxxxx

Christine said...

If anyone is missing chick feeding I've just been watching thr rspb loch garten osprey nest where Dad brought back a fish for mum and the three chicks, they all got a share and there is nothing gone to waste. It also gives a link to a live wbcam of a goshawk nest

Karen Anne said...

Alan165, that's a great link :-) I can even hear their wings flapping. Somehow I thought flight would be silent.

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

Great links all - not as great as actually being in Derby but a good augmentation the Derby cams for those too far away to visit in person. If you're near enough to the Chilterns, come and see our magnificent Red Kites - there are masses of them. Try this website for more info http://www.redkites.net/

Joy said...

Yesterday morning went down around 10.00 and saw through my camera 3 on the gargoyles and one on the scrape. Brilliant.

Can someone explain about the 'trolls' have I missed something or is it my age?

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

Hi Joy
You'll recognise things that trolls write when you see it - they are not people like us. We've decided to ignore it, treating it with a dignified silence, and it eventually goes away. I belive there are one or two bits of it a few entries before yours. You were lucky, getting to Derby much earlier than me yesterday, but I'm sure you had a shorter journey. Say hi to everyone down there today from me if you get there today.

Karen Anne said...

Joy,

Here's the definition of a troll :-) from wikipedia: "a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant, or off-topic messages in an online community."

Not to be confused with the ones in Scandinavian mythology, who live under bridges.

Pam said...

It is also worth noting that the site admin will have access to the troll's IP address, from which they can be identified and located, so any threats made can be investigated fully.

Anonymous said...

Christine,
Dad's just brought in a fish at RSPB Loch Garten, so mum's feeding the 3 chicks. Try ...thewebbroadcastingcorporation.com for ospreys and peregrine nests (Scottish Wildlife Trust), swallow's nest (Denbery Cam3) and barnowl chicks (Live Barnowl nestcam).
BobofFife

Christine said...

Thanks for that BobofFife, I've found that site but don't see anything about scottish wildlife trust, I'm not much of a computer whizz I'm afraid

Terry, Herts UK said...

try clicking here

Then click the Cam1 icon.

Pax Canada said...

one on the pudding cam, one on the scrape

Andy and Chris M said...

Watchpoint Report – Saturday 20 June

A greyer day than we’ve had of late and quite chilly out of the sun but some good views of all the peregrines were had by all who came down to the Cathedral Green.

When we set up, only the adult male and the two males juveniles could be seen. Dad was in his usual perch high in the stonework of the “window” above the nest and the two youngsters were up by Pudding Cam finishing off the remains of an earlier meal. Little changed with these three until Dad flew off and was last seen heading Northeast very high up – presumably on a hunting trip – at about midday.

At about 11.00, the adult female flew in from behind us and landed just below the nest platform where she stayed for about twenty minutes before flying off low to the North accompanied by the remaining female juvenile. She was later seen sat on one of the aerials on top of some nearby flats where she remained for most of the rest of the session. The female juvenile wasn’t seen again until about 1.00 o’clock when she appeared on the aerial which her mother had recently left to return to the Cathedral.

Finally, just as we were starting to pack away at 1.30, she returned to the Cathedral and we were treated to the whole family in front of us, although in true peregrine fashion there was very little activity - until the last of the equipment was put away, at which point the adult female took off and circled around briefly, being joined by one of her offspring with much calling from all the youngsters. This has become a feature of the Saturday watchpoints – as soon as we start to clear away, it all starts to happen!

Today was our last watchpoint for this year, although inevitably we will visit from time to time to check on progress. Thankyou to all who visited for taking the time to show an interest in these magnificent creatures and for your kind donations which go towards the cost of running the project and the webcams and thankyou especially to Luke’s mum for the cream cakes today – they were much appreciated!

Andy, Chris, Helen & Nick B.

Christine said...

Thank you Terry, Herts UK, have managed to find the ospreys and save it to 'my favourites' bless you. you are obviously hot stuff on the computer

Karen Anne said...

What's a cream cake? I looked on the web, but am not sure. Is it a cream puff, like this:

photo fo cream puffs

Man, watching peregrines and eating cream puffs, bliss :-)

Towel Warmers said...

These are great pics. I think my other half would be interested.