This morning we were re-adjusting our camera's zoom setting and caught a lovely five-minute feeding sequence. Here are some of the pictures we took. Below that is a video taken from a different perspective.
This week Ian Layton, our Engagement Officer, is finalising plans for free Watch Points out on Cathedral Green. This is the pleasant, grassy area you see in the background to these pictures. They will run every Saturday from 25th May onwards, from at least 11am to 1pm (weather permitting) until the end of June. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust volunteers with telescopes will be there to talk to anyone wanting to see or learn more about the city's amazing peregrines.
There will also be WatchPoints run at other dates during the weekday, though we are encouraging local community groups and schools to book in for weekday Watch Points. But you'd be welcome to come down to use the telescopes then, too, though of course we'll be prioritising pre-booked groups.
There will soon be a new Page Tab at the top of our blog giving dates and news of all Watch Points. So do check it out. But of course Cathedral Green is open to the public, so do come down to watch the growing falcons for yourself at any time of day you like. Pop over to the front of the Cathedral and you can check out our live webcam monitor in the new display in the window of the Cathedral Cafe on Irongate (they do a good cuppa too!).
|Be sure to have a look at the new display in the cathedral cafe window if you're in town|
SCHOOLS: if there are any teachers reading this who might like either a visit to their school by the project or perhaps to come to Derby to see the birds 'for real' then do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org .