Last week I was away on holiday and as I didn’t have regular access to the internet I was unable to keep an eye on Mr & Mrs Peregrine back home in Nottingham. Thanks to facebook updates posted by my colleagues at the Wildlife Trust I was, however, able to keep in touch to some extent – I was especially interested to see the pictures of the wood pigeon sitting nonchalantly on the ledge!
As I’ve been busy catching up after my week off (I’m sure people save up their emails for me and then send them when I’m away) I’d still not managed to view the live stream. So it was with great excitement that whilst still ploughing through emails I spotted one informing me that we had an egg. I’ve now had a look at the wonderful close up of Mrs Peregrine on the nest this morning – now we have our first egg, the webcam should always have something in view.
As the adult birds had been active around the nest site for a considerable time we did wonder if the eggs might arrive a little earlier than last year, but from memory, this is over a week earlier. It will be interesting to see how many eggs she lays; the pair have consistently had three or four chicks each year and once she finishes laying we’ll only have around a month to wait for them to hatch.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust