Tony Grantham. Tony was the Head Verger at the Cathedral when we started this project 2005/6). He resigned his post a couple of years ago to spend more time working with his wife, Dawn, on their thriving business importing and selling cutting machines.
Tony was a fantastic help to Nick M and me in those early days. Once he saw the birds himself, he became entirely hooked on them. He opened so many doors for us, both literally and metaphorically, that I doubt the project would have happened at all had he not been there to smooth its passage.
Thanks Tony for all you did for us - without you we'd be nowhere!
|Tony helps out when a juvenile comes to ground|
We'd love to have him back if we can get him - he's been a pleasure to work with!
|The likely lad|
Our Watch Point volunteers
|Ian with sight-impaired children from a local school|
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|The Grade One listed tower, now almost 500 years old!|
Thanks to Antony Messenger for ringing the chicks for us, as he has done every year since 2006.
No doubt we've missed a few people....apologies in advance.....but it has been yet another good season and we look forward now to 2015, our tenth anniversary...provided the adult pair play ball and stick around! On that subject, do keep tuning in because our birds will be visible from time to time. We will keep the blog going all year...unlike so many other peregrine sites.
|Two juveniles by Colin Pass|