Sunday, 27 March 2016

A merry dance and a welcome to newcomers.

It seems to be an Easter tradition for Derby Cathedral's peregrines to keep us all waiting for the first egg, when so many other peregrine pairs around the country have already laid.

It looked last night as if she might lay, and then again this afternoon it was nice to see her in the scrape leading us to believe the time was upon us. But as the pictures below show, we are still being led a merry dance, and are still waiting.

We have three out of our four webcam streams working right now, with Cam 4 providing both sound and video. Once it has timed out, refresh the screen with F5 to get it to play again. If you see anything of interest, do please leave a comment with the time stamp from the webcams - this helps us try and retrieve any video footage to share on this blog.
And it is an appropriate moment to welcome all newcomers to this project such as Leanne and also Vicki in Canada. Both left messages on our comments facility (see foot of every blog post, their comments can be seen on the previos post).
If you would like to send in a comment telling us where you are watching from it is good to know that our worldwide reach continues. If you scroll down the blog on the right hand column you will find a Clustrmap which, on double clicking, shows not only where people are watching across the globe but also lists every country and the number of hits.
Since 2007 when the cameras were installed, we have had over 33.5 million hits from well over 70 different countries!
Since 1st January this year we have had 59,000 hits from 40 countries. Most hits are naturally from the UK (6720) followed by the USA (466) and Holland (147). In the last half hour we've had visitors from San Francisco, Biggar, Wisbech and Nottingham to name but a few!

Posted by Nick Moyes and Nick Brown











20 comments:

Phoebe said...

Thanks for the new clips, she certainly does give us a merry dance! On alert for tonight.

Phoebe said...

I enjoyed the video from this afternoon. I missed that.

Joyce S said...

She was circling like that this morning about 07:45 too.

Phoebe said...

It looks like heavy rain will persist overnight. The peregrines will be taking cover.

Tracey said...

28th March - 10.45am-10.52am

She is circling round and round like a Mum in labour - fingers crossed

Phoebe said...

She is circling the scrape again and sitting still. If she lays this afternoon I will miss it as I'm going out.

leanne said...

She does seem uncomfortable bless her im so excited my first time watching and ive watched everyday for 2 weeks now

Marie Gadsby said...

We have an egg!!!

Marie Gadsby said...

I have a screen shot but don't know how to upload it???

Kate said...

Oh great Marie
I go to flkr post it in my account
then select Derby Group.
and post it there.

But hopefully Nick will see post and be able to retrieve on their web cam

I was just going to post to say she looked very settled. CHOL:):)

Kate said...

Marie read this.
http://derbyperegrines.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/sharing-your-pictures.html

Marie Gadsby said...

Ive tried that kate but flikr says my email address is already linked to an account ( not mine as ive never used flikr before) I have emailed the pics along with the pic of dad coming to see if mum is ok to dwt so hopefully someone will be able to upload them soon.

Kate said...

Have captured a shot from cam 2 showing egg on derby now.

Kate said...

Marie wonder if flkr mean you already have a yahoo account?

Joyce S said...

Well done Kate - Just seen your picture on Flickr as I uploaded mine!

Kate said...

Just in case someone is looking in and does not realise we have AN EGG Yay! use Cam 2. to view.

I have put pics on flkr.

Mo Cole said...

Well done Mrs P xxx

Marie Gadsby said...

No I know I have a yahoo account. ... I will leave you to reap the glory and post regular updates and I will just sit back confused by technology and sending future messages to dwt via carrier pigeon and hope if the messages don't get through at least the peregrines will have had a good meal!

Michael Leftin said...

We are watching the peregrines from Massachusetts, USA. We love the progress you've made in the past years. I usually photograph the birds on a weekly basis. So far I have three years of photos to share. Congratulations on the first egg!! Hope we have many more!!

Vicky said...

We have 2 places to post. Maybe Nick will link them. This is the newest one I think. Maybe Mrs P will lay another one today or tomorrow. I love watching them. Great to see all the pictures.