Saturday, 11 June 2022

Gaining skills and a Watch point report...


With much regret we have decided to cancel Saturdays final Watch Point due to heavy rain being forecast to move in during the morning. Our apologies if you were hoping to drop by and say 'hello' one last time. The birds will still be there, and we'll be there for our next breeding season in 2023. 

Watch Point report for Saturday 10th June by Helen:
We had great views of all three juveniles during today's watch point. One of the male birds (XL) and his sister (XK) could be seen together on the nave roof, and it was exciting to see the adult female fly in low overhead and drop prey down to them. The other male juvenile (XJ) seemed content to spend the morning resting on top of the tower. The adult male was also perched on one of the cameras at the side of the nest platform.
We were kept busy with lots of visitors, including some very enthusiastic children and their parents from a Wildlife Watch Group in Matlock Bath, who were keen to ask questions and find out more about the birds.

The three juveniles are gradually gaining hunting skills but it will be some time before they can fend for themselves.
They usually stay around the tower and Jurys Inn until August when they may begin to drift further away.
Next Watch Point is on Wednesday 15th June.
Please scroll down to the previous post for more information about the project (and how you can donate to support it).

Here are three more great photos of the juveniles taken today (11 June) by Dave Farmer ( ):

The Project Team

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