Sunday, 2 December 2012
Some other sites
First a rather delightful photo from Poznan in Poland showing four peregrine chicks in a whicker basket nest placed high on a building in the town. Photo courtesy of Ed Drewitt.
Then, the nest box on Lincoln Cathedral (right).
Can you just make out the brown coloured nest platform at the base of the right hand 'window'? It's in a rather similar position to ours in Derby.
If my memory serves me correctly, this pair failed this year though I don't recall why.
The church on the left is St. Michael's in Exeter.
Originally a pair of ravens built a nest of sticks on the external ledge just where the spire begins.
A pair of peregrines ousted the ravens and nested there themselves. However, the nest was unstable and it was decided to replace it with a wooden construction which resembled the raven's nest in that it was made of logs round the outside.
A web cam was placed close to the nest and it was this site that gave us in Derby the inspiration to do something similar here in Derby. Nick Dixon, who was intimately involved with the Exeter site, was extremely helpful to us in those early days, providing us with a nest platform design and masses of valuable advice.
Finally, a photo (left) of the recently sited platform in Aylesbury which had a web cam focused down on the nest last summer when two young were raised. Thanks to Sue H for information about this site.
To see a recent regional TV clip about this site click on http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2012-11-30/world-famous-peregrine-falcons\ .
Nick B (DWT)