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The peregrine season is certainly drawing to an end though the Watch Point this coming weekend should be worth coming to, with the juveniles still pestering their parents and chasing them above our heads hoping for some food. Expect plenty of action!
In addition there will be three free guided walks starting on The Green led by Nick B. Weather permitting, they are timed to start at 11 am, 12 am and 1pm so take your pick! Bring some binoculars if you have any......but we'll lend you some if you don't. They will last c. 45 minutes.
(And the new DerwentWISE project has an event 1-5 pm in the nearby Silk Mill Museum - see below)
Nick will hope to show you some swifts and at least one local building in which they nest.
A new Swift Project, joinly run by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT) and the Derbyshire Ornithological Society (DOS) aims to locate exactly where swifts are nesting both in Derby and beyond.
|Swifts can be seen around the cathedral tower|
Photo Stefan Johansson
If you live in Derbyshire and think you can help, do get in touch. If you live beyond, then the RSPB is running a national swift survey and they will be glad of your records - .https://www.rspb.org.uk/applications/swiftsurvey/
If you want to find out more about the exciting provision being made for these charismatic (and very urban) birds visit Swift Conservation's website http://www.swift-conservation.org/ .
|These swift boxes near Ashbourne are in use every year|
|Banded demoiselle damselflies turn up at Watch Points sometimes!|
|WLH sunning itself on an elm leaf, Chapel Street, Derby.|