Tuesday, 6 April 2021

One smart bird!

Please scroll down to the previous post to read about the recent news regarding eggs and about  incubation (which is now underway) and to see videos sent by Wendy Bartter in the comments section. Her latest video shows a change over:

These photos of our male, taken by Dave Farmer the other day, show him to be a stunning individual
as you can see for yourselves.

Note the unusual view of its fanned tail, presumably while he was either stretching, preening or both.

Photo credit: gdfotos.co.uk 

                                                        Photo credit: gdfotos.co.uk 

And another video from Wendy showing the male preening himself while his other half does all the hard work! Thanks again Wendy......

The Project team


Wendy Bartter said...

Such great captures Dave, hope you are able to get more as so much more detail than on webcam!

Wendy Bartter said...

Caught a changeover @ 12.57 within minutes of logging on today ... all looks well

KATE said...

Thanks Dave and Wendy.

i saw this tweet on Sheffield web cam.

"If you watch a peregrine webcam or two please spend a moment to complete this questionnaire for Adam and Johnny, Uni of Cambridge, to help find out more about importance of digital images in the relationships between people and nature https://forms.gle/jzoWiJXhJsDiPTAB8

Questionnaire: Peregrine webcams
We are researchers based in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge trying to understand the importance of digital images in the relationships between people and nature, "

Wendy Bartter said...

Talking of our male, came across him today preening & resting on ledge, no attempt at taking over incubation, was there for quite some time but then I was called away & couldn't follow it through ... made this whizzy vid to show his actions

Wendy Bartter said...

A view from other cam of our patiently incubating female's face

Wendy Bartter said...

Interesting behaviour from our male who decided to keep company with female by sitting on the ledge on her side as she was incubating ... no changeover, was he reminding himself of what needs to be don? Lol

Helen said...

I came across this virtual tour of the Cathedral tower and thought it might be of interest to people, especially those who aren't familiar with the Cathedral or Derby. Good to see a peregrine's eye view from the tower roof!


You can also see inside the tower itself:


Wendy Bartter said...

Did you have to pay to view Helen?

Kate said...

Thank you so much Helen,
Amazing to actual walk the footsteps inside taken by our team,

had to smile when I saw the KEYS hanging up above the weight on the landing with storage boards....Could not help but wonder, 'Oh that's where the missing key has been ' all this time CHOL:):) if only.

Do so enjoy being able to embrace all the new technology, as you say not being in Derby, what a wonderful insight, so Thank you very much.

Helen said...

Wendy, you shouldn't have to pay to view. It should just open up when you follow the link. The link is also on the Derby Cathedral website.

Glad you enjoyed it Kate! Did you notice all the tech equipment used for the peregrine project? If you click on the play button at the bottom of the screen it takes you through all the rooms in the tower.

Wendy Bartter said...

Thanks Helen, sorted it now, just wouldn't work on my tablet for some reason but is OK on laptop ... will have a look later!

jay said...

brilliant helen

Wendy Bartter said...

Another good view of the eggs at today's 14.19 changeover

Wendy Bartter said...

Another changeover today @ 16.02 with the multi-coloured eggs looking slightly different shape