Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Peregrine pub and local beers and update


Blog readers who weren't around three years ago may not know that the cathedral peregrines are celebrated in the name of a pub in Chaddesden, a Derby suburb, which is called 'The Peregrine'.
The name came about because the local paper ran a competiton to find a name for this new pub and the name 'Peregrine' came out on top.

The Peregrine Project was asked to supply photos and captions which could be framed and hung on the pub walls. I've not been drinking there for awhile now but I imagine the pictures are still in place.
In addition, The Silk Mill, a pub very local to the cathedral now sells a beer named after the birds and a local microbrewery also named one of their beers after the falcons.
All 'grist to the mill' as they say.....
Addition: as reminded by a comment (thanks Pam) one of the 2008 youngsters came down in Irongate right in front of The Standing Order Pub. Mind you, it was 7am so the pub was shut and the little male (it would be wouldn't it?) didn't get his drink! Instead we took him back to the top of the tower where he looked a bit bemused...eventually he took to the air successfully second time round.
Nick B (Derbyshire Wildlife Trust)














15 comments:

Pam said...

Didn't one of our babies visit a local pub a couple of years ago?

Nick B (DWT) said...

You're quite right Pam - I've added acouple of pictures of the little male in question.
Thanks
Nick B (DWT)

Anonymous said...

During very strong winds on Saturday 4 Feb, I'm sure the platform looked as if it was tilting down and away from the tower.
If this is the case will it have a adverse effect on the peregrine attendance?

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

@anonymous Thank you for your genuine concern. But rest assured that the platform is in the lee of tonight's strong S-W winds and remains securely fastened.
Any movement you might have sensed could be caused by the fact that the cameras are mounted on tall poles which do flex slightly in easterly winds, though I've seen none at all tonight since you kindly raised the issue.

Green Class said...

We looked five mins ago and there
was no peregrines but now there are two peregrines one peregrine
was siting on the carm and all
we culd see was its tale. We culd not see eneything at all it was so funny everyone laught. 9.10am

AnnieF. said...

One peregrine on the tower surveying the night sky.

Terry, Herts UK said...

Mr & Mrs P both visible on the cams right now and looking well.

Georgia said...

No peregrines here at the moment, maybe they have gone for prey.

AnnieF. said...

One peregrine on the tower again tonight.

AnnieF. said...

One on the tower again.

Kitty said...

There's a large peregrine on the tower. I think it's looking for prey.

KerrySuffolk said...

Hi, does anyone have the link for the Dutch Steenvil-Beleef ole Lente site, I lost it when my old PC died and haven't been able to find it since?

mel said...

http://www.beleefdelente.nl/kerkuil

Kitty said...

There is one peregrine on the tower and one peregrine on the edge of the box.

Molly said...

Hi guys, another year ! Is that a dead bird in the scrape ? Thanks for everything.