Saturday, 10 February 2018

Getting in the mood....early and late February 2018

Wendy has captured several new videos as you can see from her comments.
The second part of this latest one shows the female on the platform, unfazed by today's snow (27th February) :


Wendy Bartter captured the video below a couple of days ago (on 8th February) and it shows both the female doing a little nest scraping and later on, an e-chupping session between the pair with the male flying off perhaps as a result of the intimidating pose and feet dancing display the female puts on. So things are beginning to hot up!
The Project Team


16 comments:

Lesley Gerrard said...

Will it matter to them that the scrape has not been cleaned out?

Nick Brown said...

Hi Lesley: no it won't...and of course most peregrines don't get their nests cleaned out ever!
We do plan to clean the Derby platform and re-set the web cams in the next few weeks once the weather warms up - today with its wind and snow showers really isn't abseiling weather!
The Project Team

Janet said...

Maybe they like it dirty and "lived in" - he's playing hard to get

Helen said...

Lots of eechupping and bowing taking place between the two birds on the platform this morning.

Wendy Bartter said...

Hi Helen, unfortunately I missed that but a few links now to some of the later actions ...
https://youtu.be/WBZXnarHrTM
https://youtu.be/ESqot-LR1SE
https://youtu.be/eiwDOav7Zpw

Good to see more of the Mister these days but am missing a lot these days with not being able to record as normal whilst I am out & about looking after Bro!

Wendy Bartter said...

Some bits & bobs from yesterday ...https://youtu.be/w_SJzf09HAA

In the snow today (needs editing) ...https://youtu.be/I4XAEnMnDEc

Wendy Bartter said...

Action in the snow today ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y33tAqUvQtg

Wendy Bartter said...

The Mrs didn't give up her prize catch willingly ... https://youtu.be/0z--IjfLfVA

Wendy Bartter said...

Don't blink or you'll miss the action! Lol ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SAWIISLrLw

Wendy Bartter said...

Saw the Mister on a mid-day visit leg ring showing well) & although could hear plenty of action around wasn't fortunate to catch any more scrape visits ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm0CL4FhnbU

Helen said...

Good to see the male bird busy nest scraping this afternoon, on both sides of the platform, revealing some clear patches of gravel in the snow. Posted a couple of pictures on Flickr.

Episode 9 of Hugh's Wild West included a feature about peregrine falcons in the Wye Valley. It is about 43:30 into the programme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09vdpt0/hughs-wild-west-series-1-episode-9


Wendy Bartter said...

Thanks for that info Helen, will catch up later, been a very good series so far from Hugh, he's a very good & enthusiastic presenter!

Wendy Bartter said...

Ignore my post if 2nd March as link doesn't work!
Here's some action from yesterday (possibly what Helen saw?)
https://youtu.be/kH70ugV8H0U

Victor Pearson said...

courtship bowing and food exchange at around 1745 on 06/03 , may have been a dipper (pale under , dark back and wings )

Wendy Bartter said...
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Wendy Bartter said...

I had posted in the wrong thread!