Sunday, 18 October 2009
Here are some photos sent over to us of the Burton on Trent peregrines that nest high on the brewery tower in the middle of that town, some eight miles SW of Derby. Apparently they had three young this year.
The box was put up several years ago and the person who was responsible for it initially has now retired from the brewery. As you can see the box (just left of the bottom left of the red sign) is quite small compared to ours and it's no wonder that some juveniles come down to ground.
Apparently any fallers are quickly collected and taken up onto an acccessible flat roof where the parents can see and feed them.The last photo shows one of the grounded youngsters. The whole site is secure of course, being an industrial complex.
More details on this site later when they come through.
Nick Brown (DWT)