Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Three cheers

Three of our four chicks have now successfully hatched out, which is great news. The first emerged early on Saturday morning; the second hatching out on Saturday afternoon. By early Sunday morning we saw our third chick, though it probably hatched late the evening before, judging by viewers' comments. However, it seems we may not be successful with the fourth egg - but this sometimes happens.

For viewers new to our webcam and blog, do check out the comments left by other watchers below each post - it can often update you far more swiftly than our Project Team can, and people are often quick to respond to questions you may have.  (Sometimes comment moderation is employed which can itself lead to a delay in information appearing, but we keep this to a minimum). The pictures and video below have all been captured by our wonderful band of peregrine enthusiasts. Again, links to these may be found in the comments left, or you can check out our Flickr group for screenshots captured and uploaded.

Three chicks with an egg, and dad!

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This 20 minute video by Wendy Bartter shows some lovely moments when all three chicks are fed so tenderly.


All our camera images are available under a Creative Commons share-alike licence. You are free to use and modify them, provided you are also willing  to make them freely available too.

We are having dificulties this morning with the camera feed on Page 1 not always appearing, However other cameras are functioning, and you can get an audio feed by clicking the link below

Listen Now (20 minute timeout):

28 comments:

Peregrine Project Member (Nick M.) said...

Thank you for all your wonderful updates, pictures and images in previous posts.
I can confirm that the camera feed on Page 1 is not functioning this morning, although the new 'audio only' feed from it seems OK. So do click the link on the recent couple of blog posts to get 20 minutes of audio whilst watching the camera feed on Page 2.

The other three camera Pages are working fine.

I have emailed our webhosting company to report this issue.

Wendy Bartter said...

Left comment on previous page so thanks Kate for letting me know about this new page & thanks Nick for sorting cam #3 issue which is back for me now & am recording, waiting for a feed to check progress!

kate said...

Feed of the three little ones at the moment and the egg still intact.

Page 1 been working fine for several hours.. Big Thank you oe and all.

Vicky said...

mom or dad just left and still one egg and 3 chicks.

Vicky said...

Back with food already. Wee ones are hungry.

Wendy Bartter said...

Great to have the clear. close views of cam #3 once more ... here's that feed @ 16.42 ... watch for Dad turning up a little too late & his prey not required ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugbI9uTBNDU

Did record that later feed too but the viewing window had slipped & spoiled the footage!

Vicky said...

I wonder if something is wrong with the lighting. It stays fairly dark for 34 seconds then very bright for 14 seconds. I would think this would bother the birds altho it isn't bothering them right now. I haven't noticed this before.

Vicky said...

Dad just brought in some prey but mom took off with it before feeding the chicks.

Vicky said...

Mom is back without food. The egg is still intact.

Vicky said...

Feeding time. Nope not feeding time. The chicks were not fed. One of parents took off with the food. I think mom. Looks like dad covering the chicks. This is so different from other years.

Heather said...

Think it was Mrs P calling to dad but he didn't appear although heard him in background, and she's left the chicks exposed with the egg which I think we must agree is beyond hope of hatching now. She's still rolling it around but eventually it'll be cast out. Can't remember chicks being left for so long at this early stage in previous years and open to predation, but probably wrong as the mind does play tricks. Dad does seem more hands on so hope he returns with prey soon - as Vicky says this is really a different type of year with the new male in residence.

Norma said...

Just seen Mum & Dad both feeding! Photo on Flickr group, egg certainly moved from chicks too!

Vicky said...

I believe it is dad feeding them now. they move a little stronger each day. Egg is under the chicks. Same thing happen a couple years ago. One egg didn't hatch.

Heather said...

Very early morning feed for all three chicks, there always seems to be one little one at the back of the queue each year but MrsP made sure they're all having their fair share. If the chick is smaller wonder if we have two females and one male?

Heather said...

Is anyone else experiencing black screen on Webcam Page 4 but showing correct time? All other Webcams ok. Wet day for MrsP.

Vicky said...

Yes, I am Heather. I had that problem a couple times now. Mrs P quiet right now.

Wendy Bartter said...

Hi all, had a few problems with editing & uploading yesterday but here is that feed Norma mentioned where Dad was feeding his chicks first & then joined by Mum ... first time I have witnessed this
https://youtu.be/sixxRb0u2iY

Emerald class said...

On Monday we saw the baby peregrine hatch and they are so adorbl. we where so exsited to see the adllt peregrine feeding the baby peregrines . we showd the recepshon children the chicks and the femall feeding the baby peregrines. The chiccss have tiny pink feet and the aduls have big yellow feet. The chics are arways hungry.

Emerald class said...

Please does any boddy no If bairds can be angry or feel emotions like being happy or sad?

Norma said...

Wendy, Thank you so much for the video of both Mum & Dad feeding, the first time I have seen this too! I think Mum pinched meat from Dad at one stage! And certainly a bit of banter between them I reckon!

kate said...

Dad has just brought breakfast for the chicks and Mum is feeding with the Toercel on the end of scrape.

Heather said...

Thanks Kate just logged in in time to catch the feed, they're certainly growing each day and MrsP is making sure each one gets its fair share.

Hi Emerald Class - I think we can safely say birds do experience emotions like being angry or frightened, possibly not in the same way humans do. If, for instance, another bird tried to come near our peregrine chicks the parents would be angry and chase it away. Garden birds will be scared if there's a cat around and will call to one another to warn them. Also swans who mate for life will possibly feel sad when a partner dies. This year we have seen a new male peregrine replace the previous one but although he'd been with the female for over 16 years she doesn't seem to mind having a new companion.

I hope you are enjoying watching the little chicks being fed, this is one of the best times when they are little balls of white fluff, when they start to grow their adult plumage they can look rather scruffy!

Vicky said...

Chicks left along for a bit but now a parent is back without food. The chicks are sure growing and getting stronger. I think its dad who came back as he just tried to cover them and can't do it. Mom has a hard enough time covering them somewhat,

Vicky said...

Is there a new place to post? I don't usually see 3 days without a post.

Vicky said...

Chicks uncovered and mom sitting at the other end. The chicks are cleaning themselves and turning a little darker with grown up feather starting. The tips of the wings are getting darker. Egg is off to the side away from the chicks.

Lesley Gerrard said...

Can't see the unhatched egg?

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