Saturday, 25 June 2011

Caption competition, DVD and an update

Saturday Watch Point Update: all six peregrines were showing well today, despite the early rain. Two juveniles were on the cathedral and the other two on the roof of Jurys Inn.
It was good to see many people at the Watch Point including one visitor who had come over especially from the Birmingham area to see the birds 'for real'. Thanks to our volunteers today - Celia, Helen, Nikki and Joyce.
Three DVDs were sold - so perhaps it's a good moment for those who don't know about it to mention that 'The Peregrines of Derby' DVD was made a few years back but is just as topical today as it was then. Chris Packham puts in a cameo performance while much of the footage is video clips captured by Nick Moyes, showing the various stages of the breeding cycle.
To purchase a copy (price £9.95 inclusive of postage) phone the DWT office in office hours on 01773 881188 to pay by card or send a cheque payable to DWT to DWT, East Mill, Belper DE56 1XH.

Jon Salloway has been taking great photos of the peregrines for many years. The two here, taken yesterday morning, show the juvenile that was on the swimming bath roof.





If you can think up a caption for the photo of the youngster with its leg in the air, do send it in - though there's no prize for the best one!




Nick B (DWT)
Please note that the photos are copyright of Jon Salloway

56 comments:

Nikki said...

Getting ready for the watchpoint today and watching one of the juveniles dangle from the cathedral's flag pole rope The pole would have been an easier place to land!

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

It is now raining quite steadily in the Derby area...so the Watch Point may well be interrupted...but there will be umbrellas available so the volunteers will do their best to have at least one telescope out on The Green for you I'm sure....
Nick B (DWT)

Joyce S Derby said...

I drove past Jury's Inn at about 10:30am. I could see 3 of the peregrines perched in various places, one on the roof, one at the bottom of the 'lightning conductor' spire, and one on the east face lettering.

Mary T said...

"According to my watch that Cathedral clock is slow!"......

Julie said...

Caption?
How about "Peregrine Power!!"

Anonymous said...

Caption What time have you got!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant new photos.

slumpy said...

The juve is saying "and what time do you call this"?

Anonymous said...

Watch out for my left hook!

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

"Ein Falc, ein Reich, ein Feather"

Joyce S Derby said...

I've just put a couple of photos up on Flickr that I took this afternoon, so you can see where the 6 birds were when we saw them all at the same time, just before 13:30.

Craig said...

Caption:

"Which claw is it in... I didn't think this through!"

Jill said...

YES I DID IT

Sara said...

ABOUT BLOOMING TIME

Richo said...

Come and have a go if you think you`re hard enough.

Anonymous said...

Caption

"I wanted a "Help The Heroes" wristband....."

Pax Canada said...

caption "May the force be with you"

Joy said...

Super pictures and thanks

Anonymous said...

Caption- "You put your left leg in. In,out,in,out, you shake it all about"

sara said...

as the lion said out of the Wizard of Oz "PUT EM UUUUP"

Ken said...

Grrr Nosy parkers

AnnieF. said...

Caption:

I coulda been a contender...

John B (not the sloop) said...

And if the stoop doesn't get him I'll punch his lights out - like this....

Anonymous said...

"You said the photocall was at 10am ... been stood here like a lemon waiting for you!"

KerrySuffolk said...

My caption -

You put the left one in.......!

Phoebe said...

The falcon is on the scrape with food.

Not got a caption yet...

Phoebe said...

well I think it's the falcon, could be the tiercel.

Anonymous said...

one baby has returned to the nest 10.20pm

Terry, Herts UK said...

Good to see you back, John B (not the caption) !

Michael.UK.Earth. said...

"If you don't stop calling me a juvenile I will give you a bunch of fives"

Michael.UK.Earth. said...

Re.the other photo.

"Please stop looking at me"

Tony B (Orkney) said...

Hmmm, 014. What the hell does that mean?

Rej (AT) said...

14 to Enterprise: Beam me up!

John B (not the sloop) said...

Like a bad penny me Terry (No that's not a caption).

Joyce S Derby said...

caption
'Tomorrow belongs to me!'

ebtaylor said...

Caption - "I am NOT a number, I am a free falcon"

Andrew L - SW1 said...

Caption: 'Scuse me, why bus not stop? Sure this is bus stop.....'

melissa said...

How much longer do i have to wait for a pidgeon? Im starving.

KerrySuffolk said...

Caption:-

If I wave this up and down hard enough will I take off and fly!!!!

Anonymous said...

And the time is...

Anonymous said...

respect 2 the peregrine

Tony B (Orkney) said...

Caption: Yoohoo 015, I'm up here.

Terry, Herts UK said...

There are so many things to admire in those beautiful photographs, not least of which, the stunning young falcon herself.

I didn't know they could close their talons so tightly like that but then I remember reading somewhere that they sometimes use them to 'punch' their prey out of the air so it makes sense.

Not sure the 'gloves' are a great fit though. Maybe she'll grow into them :P

Anonymous said...

I must get some moisturising cream!

Maddog said...

You put your left leg in...your left leg out, in out in out.... come on everyone join in.

Anonymous said...

caption: To the moon Alice......

KerrySuffolk said...

Thank you for the multi cam view!

Another caption -

Mum I think it needs a plaster!

AnnieF. said...

Caption:

Call this bling?

Joy said...

Can we call an end to these captions please, a bit sad really

Pauline said...

Order! Order!

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Thanks for all the captions sent in - some really good ones among them.
Maybe Joy is right and we should move on now. It's been fun though.
No reports of the birds today so I will go down tomorrow and see what I can see. Nick M has kindly changed the camera views so you can see the view across the top of the 'gargoyles' where, I hope, the juveniles will often perch, along with the adults.
Nick B (DWT)

Anonymous said...

There is a falcon on the nest ledge at 23.09 can't see any detail of course. Maybe its a youngster back on a visit!

Anonymous said...

So who is being a "killJOY" then? Sorry I don't see anything sad about a few humerous comments. I am happy not to contribute but not at the behest of one person.

Anonymous said...

caption

cum on you rams

Anonymous said...

"Watchpoint is that way - don't know what you're all looking at though" Yes Killjoy lets have a few more, maybe the children who have been watching carefully all this time might like to think of a few ?

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Perhaps we can have no more comments about the pros and cons of captions now?
If people have more captions then please leave them here as you have been doing. The blog has moved on and will move further on soon, leaving this post and its comments/captions behind...
In fact, I have been surprised and delighted with the number of captions you've come up with. It has clearly been a popular thing.
Nick B (DWT)