Our falcons are featured on BBC Springwatch

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For those of you that missed it, our falcons were featured on BBC Springwatch last night, alongside various other peregrine cams from around the UK.

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham said: “Across the country people have cameras up on one of our most exciting birds, peregrines. These cameras have allowed us to find out how these birds have been coping with a very unusual Spring.”

The show is available to watch on BBC iPlayer for the next seven days.
(The footage about peregrines is 37mins and 20secs in – BBC iPlayer is accessible to UK viewers only).

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26 Responses to Our falcons are featured on BBC Springwatch

  1. June Sutherland-Findler says:

    Watched our Peregrins on TV last night….felt like a proud parent…ha ha ha.
    Thanks NTU.

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  2. roy g says:

    Seeing the female buried in the snow brought back memories,really didn’t think they would make it.

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  3. Clare says:

    As a new viewer to this site, it was great to see this programme last night and see earlier footage of the chicks, the clip of the female buried in the snow sitting on her eggs showed just what a remarkable bird she/they are.

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  4. Noodle Dare says:

    Having watched last years sad events of the horrific weather the chicks had to endure and only the one aptly named STORM chick surviving, I was very proud to see this years babies appearing on springwatch last night….can anyone give me an update please when I get home from work they are never on the ledge…..are they all still happily flapping around?

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    • Sally says:

      Noodle Dare, I went to the Newton Building on wednesday to see if I could spot them and was lucky enough to see an adult fly in with prey and start sharing it with one of the young on the ledge. Another of the youngsters was sitting on the slightly higher ledge and the other adult was right at the top of the building. After a few minutes I heard a screech above me and the third young bird swooped in to land on the ledge, decided against it and circled above screeching before then finally joining its sibling on the higher ledge. It was so great to actually see all 5 birds and especially to see one of the youngsters in flight as havent seen them fly yet.
      I also went to the raptor watch event yesterday and again saw an adult fly in with prey for two of the chicks but the rain got the better of me so I didnt stay long.
      If you are in Nottingham next week NWT are setting up their telescopes again to view the birds on tuesday and thursday afternoons

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  5. julie says:

    Watched Springwatch last night – what a great programme and it was so nice that our falcons were on it for all to see! Thank you for all the pleasure you have brought this season – I have enjoyed it immensely and am still watching (just in case).

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  6. tony dee says:

    Excuse my ignorance ,but where will the birds go now, thanks

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    • SueAtt says:

      Tony – if you click on the FAQs tab at the top of the live stream screen, that should answer any questions you have about the falcons.

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  7. Great programme as usual. I watched the live original, snowbound Falcon from Canberra whilst on holiday, in tears. Didn’t think she or the eggs would make it! Wonder if there would have been 4 eggs if the snow hadn’t arrived?

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  8. billybags says:

    Thanks NTU, I have had a brillient few weeks of watching this family grow. I will not know what to do with my self now. Can not wait for next year. Thank you all for giving us such wonderful coverage.

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  9. The Springwatch episodes are on YouTube too, which is great news for those of us abroad. The quality isn’t too good but it’s nice to see the report on the peregrines.
    Thanks to NTU for another fascinating season.

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  10. redtedng9 says:

    How superb to see our falcons shown to the Nation. I also took great pleasure to see the birds in Derby,Sheffield and Norwich.
    Will continue to watch the cam and when in the City Centre. If you are there take the time to watch out, it is very worthwhile.

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  11. laurence says:

    I still watch the building ….just in case. It’s very frustrating not to see them anymore. I’m from France, impossible to watch the BBC.

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  12. SueAtt says:

    Saw Springwatch live and was really pleased to see that our peregrin family were featured, together with 3 other falcon nest sites. Great coverage. Here’s hoping they all continue to thrive. Chris Packham certainly likes his raptors!

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  13. laurence says:

    still hearing young falcons around the ness…

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  14. Irene says:

    I went past the Newton Building yesterday lunchtime and they were still up there, three birds sitting on the ledge above the nest and cameras

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    • laurence says:

      such a fabulous view of one of the youngs laying on the edge of the building, the light is perfect !

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  15. Nick says:

    The youngsters are still around…. and so is the camera operator who very kindly zoomed into one of them at the end of the ledge and allowed me to get this screen capture……

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    • Pam Birley says:

      Nice capture Nick – thanks for sharing with us

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    • chocolateeclaire says:

      Thanks for that lovely still, Nick. I too had great pleasure watching the chick there on Sat evening. Hats off to the camera people for being there to zoom in at such a great moment. It was lovely to watch her (I think it was either Amelia or Gwendolen) sleeping too. Looked so peaceful and cute. Something I’ve noticed only from watching this falcon cam over the past few weeks is that their eyelids are at the bottom. I may be showing my ignorance here – this may actually be the case with all birds or birds of prey – but I was quite surprised to see this.

      When will the chicks get the adults’ colours?

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  16. Rita says:

    Great viewing tonight -thanks to the team there and all the odd hours they put in moving the camera – it’s been wonderful to watch so a huge thank you and I will donate . x

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  17. Pat wallis says:

    I looked at the webcam yesterday and again today, but they are not there. Have they flown?

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