The poll to name our two female chicks closed yesterday. The votes have been counted and verified and the winners are…
Amelia and Gwendolen!
We received 1,247 votes in just one week and Amelia came top of the poll with 30% of the vote. What a fitting name for a Peregrine who will be making her maiden flight in the next few weeks! Gwendolen, named after one of the characters from the Oscar Wilde play ‘The importance of being Earnest’ came second with 22%, closely followed by Katiyana with 19%. The final three names; Isabella, Cecily and Lady Hay received 14%, 8% and 7% respectively.
Statistics fans might be interested to know that we received votes from Falcon cam viewers in 25 different countries including Japan and Brazil. This year, we have also had almost 500,000 visits to the falcon cams, 132,000 visits to this blog and over 1,100 comments posted!
One final message before we sign off, now that the chicks are mobile the team here at Falcon HQ are doing our best to keep track of them on camera, but this is much trickier than last year when we only had one chick to chase! Please bear with us; as much as we’d like to, we can’t keep our eye on them all the time. If they are off camera for a while please don’t panic, they wont have gone far and someone will be on hand to control the camera most of the time.
Happy falcon watching!
Gill Moczarski, NTU Environment Team