Saturday, 5 December 2015

Invite to Join, great news from Rutland Water and a new Video Clip!

On 20th November, 180 days after it was ringed, one of the juveniles reared last summer was seen alive and well at the Egleton Nature Reserve at the west end of Rutland Water, the biggest reservoir in England. The bird had moved 61 kilometres in an East South Easterly direction from Derby.
The bird, a female, was ringed with colour ring 030 on its left leg. Steve Lister, a bird watcher visiting the reserve, saw the bird and another birder was able to read the number on the ring so a big thanks to them for taking the trouble to report the details to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) who are responsible for bird ringing in the UK.
This is an exciting report and shows that our juveniles do move away from Derby in the autumn. The photos are by John Wright (see his video clip of her below).
030 standing on a post at Egleton Nature Reserve at
Rutland Water, photo by John Wright
030 in flight - photo by John Wright
030 showing her orange ring, photo by John Wright
030 even had a go at a short eared owl, as you can see in John's photo. There is a flock of lapwings behind:
030 (left) short eared owl (right) with flock of
lapwings behind. Photo John Wright, taken
at distance....


Steve Lister has emailed us explaining more about 030:
He wrote:
"The colour-ringed juv female Peregrine has been virtually resident at Rutland Water since late September: I first noticed the colour ring on the 29th and, along with many others, have seen it regularly since. The bird has spent long periods sitting around on the islands on Lagoon 4 of the Egleton Nature Reserve. Nobody was able to read the ring until John Wright managed it with his top quality equipment in early November".  

Video clip of 030 at Rutland Water


John Wright has kindly sent us a video clip of our young female. It is on Dropbox and the link is:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j4mgyrr383zkxcp/AAAci0n99V8TmRBakW3A3eTMa?dl=0 .


It seems the quickest way to access the video is to right click over the photo and click on 'Open in a new window'.

Nick Brown, Project Team


23 comments:

Joyce S said...

Wow - that's fantastic news!

Phoebe said...

Wow it is brilliant news! Thanks for letting us know.

Linda said...

Nice to know at least one is around and thriving. Thank you for letting us know

Linda said...

Looks like Dad is having a bit of a preening session on scrape. Haven't seen them for a bit so nice to see.

Helen said...

Some good film clips of the Derby peregrines on the local news this evening, highlighting the problem of wildlife crime and raptor persecution in particular - East Midlands today.

Helen said...

Here is the link for the news report shown on East Midlands today, although the programme will probably only be available for a short while, until around 6pm tomorrow evening. It's starts at around 23:25 minutes into the programme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06r7199/east-midlands-today-08122015

kate said...

Thank you Nick Rutland waters always interesting , as during summer months they house the Ospreys.

Heather said...

Have just seen this item on Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's newsletter. Nice to hear our 'feisty female' 030 is doing well.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the armchair commentators, the two Nicks and everyone connected with the Peregrine Project. Looking forward to watching Mr & Mrs P hopefully having a successful 2016 breeding season.

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

And the same to you Heather.
Nick B/Nick M

Lynda said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who supports the Peregrine Project. Let us hope for another good year in 2016.

Lynda

Lynda said...


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who supports the Peregrine Project. Let us hope for another good year in 2016.

Lynda

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Thanks Lynda and the same to you....and thanks for your continuing support for the project.
Nick and Nick
Ps. Both adults were on Jurys Inn yesterday.
We are getting some further news about 030 at Rutland Water....watch this (blog) space!

Helen said...

Unfortunately no sign of 030 on a visit to Rutland Water today but hopefully she is still there somewhere.

Nick B said...

Hi to Jane T who asked what the brown prey item at the far end of the platform is. Sorry to say I,m not sure. A woodcock is a possibility but the markings do not look right....
Nick B

Phoebe said...

Good to see View 1 is now working. :-)

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Caroline said...

Happy New Year to everyone, and many thanks to all concerned for the news and wonderful video clip of peregrine 030! Fabulous stills too. Thank you for keeping us in touch with the work required to sort out the webcams. I know how much time is spared by both Nicks and local volunteers.

Nick B (DWT) said...

Hi Caroline - HNY to you too!
Thanks also for the kind comments. Nick M has been very busy moving all his IT gear in the cathedral tower down a level at the request of the ringers and also configuring some new cameras. Getting them in place will take a few more weeks though for a variety of reasons.....
Nick B (DWT)

Kate said...

Thanks Nick B and Nick.M Phew!!! what wonderful work you do each year, in bringing us such wonderful close ups of the Derby Peregrines.

Is the Cam showing the old Scrape? As Wendy B grabbed a capture of one sitting in on the 9th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgQN__1rRWU (Ignore the futuristic date CHOL:):)

Would this be last years adult or maybe a youngster??? Any idea??

Whatever am sure we will all be anticipating a healthy Season.

Project Team said...

Hi Kate: thanks for the kind words but we wouldn't be able to do any of it if it weren't for the brilliant help and encouragement we get from all our supporters, donors and commentators...and from our wonderful volunteers who run the Watch Points each summer.
That's what makes it all worthwhile!
Will reply re. the bird later.....almost certainly one of our adults.....
Nick B and Nick M

Phoebe said...

@ Kate

The bird in the video looks like the adult tiercel (male) to me.

Kate said...

Thanks Phoebe
(Hope you are now well) and ready for the forthcoming season.

Phoebe said...

Kate, yes thank you I am much better now and looking forward to the coming season. Hoping to make more comments.