Sunday, 23 August 2009

One juv for sure



This morning (23rd) was fine in Derby. I located one juvenile on the police aerial as you can (almost) see in the photo. At the cathedral, one adult was crouching in the tiny space above the platform with its head obscured, so I was unable to determine its sex.


Meanwhile the clocks on the South and West faces of the tower look very splendid - as you certainly can see!


Sorry about delays in getting your comments moderated.....I was away last week and Nick M and Tony G were both very busy......but we'll try harder as of now.


Nick B (DWT)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Nick, great to see the juvenile and also the clocks look magnificent. I was watching the men doing some work on the clock the other day. I certainly wouldn't like to do it! we're now living back in Belper so looking forward to lots of trips into Derby to see how the birds progress.
Best wishes.

Mary T (ex Caerphilly)

Colin said...

I have seen one eyass several times. They still could be two but only seen a lone one.The last time was on thursday 20/08/2009 at around 3pm it flew over quite low
waiting over the daughters house as we sat in the garden. Cathty is well, though two of her creased feathers finally gave way. As luck would have it I managed to drill the shafts out of both ends of the feathers in question and splice the feather back together with a carbon fibre rod Ipoxy resin glue. She also had a wierd number 1 primary The growth was all deformed I think I told Nick B at the time just out of interest. She seems to have thrown this feather and she is pushing a new one down which looks perfect. I will get some up to date Photos soon. I seem to have a cold at the moment could be worse by brother had swine flu.

Sue in Bucks (Scout) said...

I've signed up to the BTO "Bird Atlas" project and just received the August 2009 newsletter. Emblazoned over the front page is the banner headline "Peregrines Spread their Wings". It says that peregrines have become way more widespread since the last Winter Atlas (1981-84). It mentions that peregrines in winter use a variety of habitats "such as farmland, saltmarshes, CITY CENTRES and coastal cliffs". I'm sure there's more detail on the BTO website for anyone interested. But, isn't that great news!!!! It confirms what we all felt.
I noticed a passing mention in the previous diary entry of the issues that beset us at one point with inappropriate entries. I'm just home from the Badger Trust Conference and amongst other presentations, heard from a member of the National Wildlife Crime Unit. I hope we have no further problems, but if we do, these are the people to contact.
It's great to hear from Colin and to have an update on 010. Colin, I'm sure you realise, but you have a job for the forseeable future as 010's PR manager for us, her fans. That feather stuff is unbelievably complex, I'm not sure I understand much of it!

Karen Anne said...

Hi, Colin,

Thanks so much for Cathy's update.

It must be wonderful to be so close to these magnificent birds, even though I know it must be a lot of work and responsibility as well.

Project folk, the webcam seems stuck again at 06:10.

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Message for Andy Simpson: Andy please ring DWT Belper office 01773 881188 asap and leave details of when and exactly where you found that leg and ring please.
I don't have any contact details for you - so please leave some with reception there also when you ring. I won't be at Belper this week but messages will be forwarded to me. I need this info urgently please.
Cheers
Nick B

Ann ( Canada ) said...

@ Colin, thanks so much for the update Colin. You are indeed a life saver. She could not be in better hands. I am hopeful of catching a glimpse of the birds while in Derby next month. Wondering what on earth you used to drill the shafts with? How interesting. So looking forward to meeting you and your little patient. Though I bet she is not so little anymore right?

Ann ( Canada ) said...

Colin your update was wonderful and we appreciate it very much. Hope and pray that Cathy will continue to do well. Very interested in how you care for her. What a wonderful care giver you are. How does your family take all this?
Thank you for giving so much of your time to wild life. Thank you to your family also for sharing you to the wildlife.

Nick Brown (wildlife trust) said...

Sorry about the cameras being down - we are doing our best now to get them back...please bear with us. We are sometimes reliant on the help and time of people not directly connected with this project and they have other, sometimes more pressing, work so ours has to take its place in a queque.
Also bear in mind that most bird blogs close in the non-breeding season. We do our best to keep this one running but we all have other work and can't be checking up on the peregrines all the time now the season is over.
Nick B (DWT)

pax Canada said...

bird on the scrape ledge

Karen Anne said...

Thanks for getting the webcam back up. Lovely critter on the pudding cam area.

Pax Canada said...

bird on the tower cam

Pax Canada said...

one on the tower cam

Ann ( Canada ) said...

I have posted a few new creations on my blog if anyone is interested. Just click on my picture or my name on this or any of my postings, this will take you to the blog. I see a bird on the camera at present looking rather lonely. Not long now to my visit and I am so looking forward to it. Good to have the camera working again.

Pax Canada said...

one on the scrape

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

This morning, a single juvenile on the south side and the female perching just behind the pud cam about 0815.
I gather that a peregrine has been seen sitting on the lettering on the top of Jury's Inn - worth keeping a watch for perhaps.
Nick B (DWT)

Pax Canada said...

juvy on pudding cam, flew off then came back close up with small prey

Pax Canada said...

two on the pudding cam

Pax Canada said...

2 on the pudding cam one eating

george said...

Congratulations on the big 0.5m, the quality of the images and the publicity you have brought to DWT, Derby City and its Cathedral through your hard work and dedication!
GW