First egg of 2014 is laid

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The mother falcon in the nest just minutes after the egg was laid.

Calling all falcon lovers – we have a new arrival!Our first peregrine egg of the 2014 season was laid at around 12.30am on Sunday 16 March. This compares to our first eggs being laid on 14 March in 2012 and 21 March in 2013. We’re currently trying to dig out the footage of this week’s arrival for you, but in the meantime you might want to reminisce about when the first egg of the 2013 season was laid.

If those previous years are anything to go by, when one egg is laid two or three more invariably follow. The footage we got in 2012 of the second egg being laid was truly remarkable in terms of showing the act.

Keep watching online as you might catch the moment itself as another egg arrives. Over the last six years 20 chicks have successfully fledged from the nest on top of the NTU Newton building and here’s hoping we can add a few more to that number this year.

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269 Responses to First egg of 2014 is laid

  1. I have been glued to the webcam for goodness knows how long now and it was lovely finally to be able to turn on my laptop and see the first egg had been laid. Can’t wait to see how many more we get 🙂

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    • Pauline Willis says:

      I was only thinking about the peregrines this morning and decided to check the nest. I was really happy to see Mrs P sitting there but I did not realise she was sitting on her first egg until I received your notification. I shall be watching closely from now on. I have also emailed my daughter in the states who is a big Peregrine fan. She will be watching from sunny California.. Thank you. Pauline from Hucknall. X

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  2. Hackett, Michelle says:

    Hi My dad managed to get this screen shot as she was laying the egg. Its nice because its time stamped. Thought you might like to see it.
    Thanks

    Michelle Hackett
    Partnership Support Administrator
    Nottingham Trent University
    School of Education
    Ada Byron King Building
    Clifton Lane
    NG11 8NS
    Tel: 0115 848 8970
    Fax: 0115 848 8966

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  3. Bless her little heart and may this egg grow up to be a big strong bird.

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  4. ardmair@talktalk.net says:

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh……delighted.

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  5. I have watched Mr & Mrs P come winter and summer and worried about their welfare now there is an egg to worry about. 😦

    I am not very practical when it comes to the welfare of animals I just want them to be in tip top condition and not suffer.

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  6. Thistledo says:

    Think Grant meant 12:30 pm? Turned my back for 5 minutes just a few minutes before the big event, looked backed again and hey presto! A little concerned that little time has been spent on sitting though.

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  7. Sue says:

    I’ve been watching for the arrival of falcons to the ledge. Saw Mom setting there late Saturday night, figured it was almost time. Checked again yesterday afternoon, and there was the egg with Mom hovering over it. Keeping fingers crossed for eggs and the hatching of healthy young ones. Thanks for the post.

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  8. Julie Nowicki says:

    Watching with great interest. Is it usual for the egg to be left alone in the nest? I was a bit worried!

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  9. Megrose says:

    Great stuff. I did see one of the adults wandering around the nest site a few days ago. He/she even sat down for a few seconds. A reconnaissance obviously.

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  10. Nick says:

    I posted this in another thread but thought it worth adding here as well. This was seconds after the first egg was laid

    Nick

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  11. Hetty says:

    The birds don’t start sitting on the eggs properly until a full clutch has been laid. The one that’s in the next now won’t come to any harm even if left there for periods of time.

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  12. Shirley Toenjes says:

    I tuned in late last night and saw her with the egg. Didn’t realize that she had just laid it. Wish I had checked a bit earlier. Looking forward to watching them this season.

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  13. Ed says:

    Brings back memories of last year and the dreadful snow that we saw ;-(. Anyway all looks set fair at present so will watch and follow with interest.

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  14. debbie.blake1 says:

    Brilliant! I’ve been looking several times over the last couple of weeks but didn’t see any sign of the birds.  I’ll look daily now. 🙂

    Sent from Samsung Mobile on O2

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  15. Jill says:

    Yes!!! I got to see this last eve after a day of no viewing. So exciting!! Wonder how many more to come !!! Yeah!

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  16. The best Peregrine webcam in the country – my compliments to the organisers. First thing I do when I “switch on”, is not check my emails but the Nottingham Uny webcam. On Sunday, 16th March, I checked the site at about 12.30 and the bird was on the nest scape, kept checking during the day and at 17.10 she was stood at the side of the nest scrape revealing an egg. As I watched she returned to cover the egg. Brilliant ! As far as I know none of the other urban Peregrines have laid yet.
    Best wishes,
    jls

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  17. neville says:

    only seen one bird for last two days bit concerned seems odd hope its not been injured

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  18. Christine H says:

    According to the Derby blog the peregrines at Charing Cross hospital have started to lay, no eggs at Derby yet or Sheffield, have seen both birds at Nottingham today so don’t worry !! Roughly how long is it between each egg, can we expect another one soon ??

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  19. Peter Knight says:

    here we go again a daily falcon watch. perfect pictures as usual

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  20. gwatsongw says:

    I think your timing is slightly out with the first egg as I tweeted a pic of the egg at 10:12 On Sunday see @GlynneGw

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  21. neville says:

    nice to no both mr and mrs p have both been seen feel better now

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  22. Lynn pope says:

    This is great news. I have been watching up until last week but Unfortunately my laptop has gone to be repaired, does anyone know why I can’t watch the live webcam on my iPhone 4. Thanks in advance. Lynn

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    • ianathome says:

      Lynn

      If you download the Puffin Browser App from the AppStore and open the Nottingham web site in that browser, it should allow you to watch the stream on iPhone 4.

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      • Lynn pope says:

        Thank you so much ianathome. Oooo I’m so excited I can watch now. Here’s to a good year for them. X. 🙂

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  23. Christine H says:

    Thanks for those links SW, will miss the live feed at Charing Cross but have enough on with Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby and now Norwich ! No housework here from now on

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  24. I think Egg has a brother or sister.

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  25. Claus says:

    Egg # 2 laid between 07:48- 07.53

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  26. Christine H says:

    Yippee… number two !!!

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  27. neville says:

    its now two eggs

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  28. Mungomouse says:

    0802 Two eggs!

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  29. Alison says:

    Two eggs now – just logged on 5 minutes ago. Mrs P is going for it this year. In the words of the Pointer Sisters ‘I’m so excited’. Does anyone know when Mrs P popped out the latest egg?

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    • Well when I posted Mrs P was having a cup of coffee after giving birth to her second egg.

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      • Alison says:

        Bless her – she looked so tired after her latest egg effort, glad to see she is now having a little rest. Hope Mr P brings her something to snack on soon or does some egg sitting duties. Haven’t seen him this morning – is he out wetting the egg’s head? Must dash now and get back onto my IT department, we had a server problem yesterday and flash player mysteriously disappeared from my main work PC so I cannot access the live stream!

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  30. Hetty says:

    Another egg. I think it must have been laid this morning as I looked earlier on and there was no bird in the nestbox and just the one egg lying there. Now Mrs P is in the box and there are clearly two eggs underneath her.

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  31. angie says:

    do i see 2 eggs now ?

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  32. steve says:

    2nd egg.

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  33. Dee Crabb says:

    2nd egg just been laid

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  34. SW says:

    Two eggs, I think!

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  35. mary willis says:

    mary w
    been watching from wales since sunday of on the peregrine roller coaster again cant wait to see what happens again this year

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  36. chris morley says:

    and so it begins,!! the long virgil as started this am

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  37. And now we have 2 eggs! Just seen the second one when mum stood up!

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  38. Margaret Loftus says:

    Lets hope the weather is kinder to them this year

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  39. angie says:

    what is she doing when she is pecking at the gravel..Ive see her do it a few times now and also the Norwich bird..Is it part of the nest building routine or for some other reason as Notts bird does already have eggs,??

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  40. Yes two eggs let’s hope for good weather for this family not like last year

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  41. Just checked Nottingham weather up to May 1st and it is sunny days and some showery ones, up to now nothing too cold.

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  42. SW says:

    First egg at Norwich, laid at about 3.05pm.

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  43. angie says:

    Norwich has its first egg…

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  44. Christine H says:

    First egg at Norwich today about 3pm

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  45. Claus says:

    Mating 16:51

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  46. Dave C says:

    Mrs P been off the nest for at least 2 hours !

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  47. Betty Bedgood says:

    Great to see them back 🙂

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  48. SueAtt says:

    Great news – well done Mrs P (and Mr P of course!) 🙂

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  49. chris morley says:

    peregrines will keep mating,long after eggs are laid,part of the bonding thing,she wont sit on eggs properly till all laid she is just keeping em “ticking over ” till 4th egg is laid,she wont go far away from eggs we may not be able to see her but she is there,do not worry about weather its not important very hardy birds

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  50. CecilieR says:

    Am I right in thinking that when Mrs P eats small bits of stones/gravel she needs this to create the eggshell protection, like budgies do ?

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    • Lynn pope says:

      Hi, don’t quote me on this but I think I read somewhere that they eat small stones to act almost like a sandpaper to remove the slimed fatty layer that can build up in their cro

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      • Lynn pope says:

        Sorry I didn’t finish. I meant slimey. And to finish what I was saying….. In their crop. This is because of the what they eat can contain levels of fat. They don’t need grit like seed eating birds to aid in digestion as they eat mainly meat. I hope this is correct.
        Lynn

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  51. saranoid says:

    Woot!! Here we go, excited for 2014 nesting season!! Best of luck, Mr & Mrs P!!! XD

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  52. Sue says:

    Am I dreaming, or dreaming? Just checked nest activity for first time after seeing two eggs last night, and now, don’t see any eggs at all? Could they be pushed closer to edge of nest, out of camera range? Or, have the disappeared altogether? Male or female currentl on ledge. I hope eggs are just hidden from camera view.

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  53. Is that Mr P or Mrs P fast asleep with their head under their wing?

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  54. Christine H says:

    One egg at Sheffield now, hoping for another one at Nottingham soon

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  55. Sally Aycrigg-Tate says:

    Definitely 2 eggs. Haven’t seen Mr P at all.

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  56. Christine H says:

    The Sheffield Mrs P looks as though she is not quite sure what to do about the egg, she is standing over it alot as opposed to doing any incubating, could be an inexperienced bird but I know that full incubation doesn’t start until they have the whole clutch, looking forward to another egg at Nottingham soon

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  57. Mum on the eggs and Dad on the ledge…..alls well with the family 🙂

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  58. It’s very windy there today I hope they will be OK.

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  59. Dave C says:

    Weather forecast cold for the next few days hope Mrs P keeps those eggs nice and warm 🐥

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  60. There was mum asleep on the eggs and Dad decided he wanted a turn so off he hops toward the nestbox, mum wakes up, stretches and flies away and Dad happily settles on the eggs in her place….

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  61. Perhaps mum has gone for some lunch.

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  62. angie says:

    is that it now?? has she finished laying and we have 2 eggs??

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  63. And now we have 3 eggs!

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  64. Maurice says:

    3 eggs now 🙂

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  65. Mrs P just had a bit of a shout and stood up to reveal 3 eggs! Exciting!

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  66. bobness says:

    There’s 3 now!

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  67. annette says:

    3 eggs now just seen them mum having a stretch

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  68. Julie Nowicki says:

    Just seen third egg!!!

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  69. angie says:

    guess not we now have 3 eggs

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  70. hannah says:

    3 eggs! 15:25

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  71. Billy says:

    3 eggs!

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  72. Sally says:

    Three eggs now! 🙂

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  73. Now we have three babies to worry about.

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  74. ardamir@talktalk.net says:

    So excited about this family again, but ohhhhh…how I and fellow watchers will worry and fret over them in the next few months. 🙂

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  75. Jan Cueter says:

    Can anyone post how many eggs there are now? I have not been able to catch her rolling them or
    off of them?

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  76. I think Dad must get fed up when sitting on his eggs because he is always looking around, whereas mum just goes off to sleep.

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  77. Hetty says:

    Just had chance to see the three eggs. Yesterday, every time I looked Mrs P was safely snuggled down over them so couldn’t see a thing! She’s a very conscientious parent – and so is Mr P. He’s been standing guard over Mrs P for a lot of the time.

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  78. Jo says:

    Just gone onto the Cam 9.05 Friday 21st and both adults away from nest…..but there it is egg number two!!

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  79. Daemyn says:

    Looks like we will have Easter chicks this year.

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  80. Alison says:

    So what’s the betting? Will they settle for three eggs, or go for number four?

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  81. Christine H says:

    50 pence bet that we will have egg number four tomorrow – wishful thinking !

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  82. Mummy sitting on the eggs…….bless her.

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  83. Phoebe says:

    Hi, just watching your webcam and see one of the birds, the one on the ledge keeps stretching its neck up in the air as if trying to dislodge something in its throat. It is not the same as when they are emptying their crop. I wonder if it is ok? It has been doing this for quite a while now.

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  84. Christine H says:

    Just seen the changeover and we have FOUR !!!

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  85. Sally Aycrigg-Tate says:

    4 eggs now!!

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  86. GillW says:

    Just seen them change over the shift and there are four eggs!

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  87. Lynn says:

    Well- they have left them at the moment so perhaps there’s another to come. One of the eggs looks much bigger than the other two- or is that just camera angle?

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  88. Lynn says:

    Just as I posted one of them arrived back and is now sitting on eggs.I know the falcon (female ) is bigger than the male but when they aren’t together it’s hard to say which one it is!

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    • Jodie says:

      Mrs P has a much longer curved tip to her beak than Mr P, it makes this pair easier to tell apart than any other pair I know of! It really is a wicked looking bill! 🙂 Hope that helps Lynn!

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  89. Jodie says:

    Four eggs now! Thought I caught a glimpse around 8 am ish as she shifted position but when she got up at around 10:15 I counted 4! Whoohoo! Go Mrs P!

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  90. Julie says:

    When was the 4th egg laid? Just saw it when they swapped places!!!

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  91. Well, 4 should be ample………..now we sit and wait for hatching……I reckon around 20th April and we might get some hatching starting

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  92. Oh no not four babies to worry about.

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  93. barbara deane says:

    HI! Isn’t it great to be back again with Mr & Mrs P!

    Only called in for the first time this season, yesterday! I had suddenly realised that they might be busy again!

    Will call in again as and when I am able to

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    • barbara deane says:

      just wanted to add a ps!

      Is there any way that I can get the blog with the latest posts at the top??

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      • Alison says:

        Yes – I would like this as well especially as we are on well over 100 posts with more coming in every day.

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      • Peter Knight says:

        yes i have been wondering why the latest is not at the top it would be very helpful

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  94. s dickins says:

    Oh the stress in store for us all !!!

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  95. Sheena says:

    I’ve just spotted the four eggs too as Mrs P shuffled around – fabulous

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  96. Pinewhiskers says:

    Wow, 4 eggs – excellent. Surely that will be all.

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  97. Last year I was worried about the amount of water build up near the nest box and I notice now the wood seems to be wet at the bottom is this near the eggs/babies?

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  98. Alison says:

    I decided to donate this year based on eggs laid – getting more expensive by the day but I don’t care. Having said that five eggs would be a lot of hard work so four seems like a good sized family. Really feel like I should be sending a congratulations card, or do I wait until the hatchings? Well done Mr and Mrs P – you are so special.

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  99. Mrs P being a good mummy as usual.

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  100. ardmair@talktalk.net says:

    Has anyone saw the male bird lately? Been watching off and on all weekend and this morning and haven’t saw him….

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  101. Panic stations where IS Mr P? Mrs P is still sitting on the nest.

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  102. bobness says:

    Most of Saturday, he was on the ledge below the nest.

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  103. barbara deane says:

    I saw both Mr and Mrs P yesterday not long before I posted, so you can stop holding your breath!!!!

    I think that it was Mrs sitting and Mr not very far along the ledge. Must say he was looking rather bedraggled!!!!!

    Only just come on line today.

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  104. Oh thank goodness, I love animals so much and I worry myself sick if I think something bad has happened to them or they are poorly. 🙂 G.

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  105. Mr P is on the egg babies now, it is very windy there I hope he is OK?

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  106. ardmair@talktalk.net says:

    Just watching the female on the nest – close up – she appears to be calling out a lot..what is that all about, and when was the last time she ate. Its very stressful this bird watching. :/

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  107. Gerry says:

    If there was a Facebook page for the falcons (I know there is for the Uni) when anything exciting happens like an egg hatching, users would be notified immediately ! Would somebody at the Uni like to set one up or give permission for one ?

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  108. I see dad is keeping his egg/babies warm.

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  109. Sue Hall says:

    Smooth shift change, got a good look at the 4 eggs

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  110. Alison says:

    Daddy just took over egg sitting duty. Got my first look at the 4 eggs. Mum off to feed I presume. Just love them both.

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  111. barbara deane says:

    Just been watching teatime changeover!! Mr P on ledge for at least 45mins preening himself before changing over!

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  112. Daddy obviously doesn’t like the way the stones are laying as he is sorting them out………house proud.

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  113. barbara deane says:

    LOL!! I took a couple of screen prints – is there any way I can get them on here?

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  114. Jack Dawson says:

    she’s got her quilt well fluffed up tonight

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  115. Nick says:

    Oh dear, I hope this is not going to be a repeat of last year………

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  116. Just checked on here and the weather looks good for the weekend in Nottingham.
    http://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/nottingham/ng1-7/weekend-weather/330088

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  117. martin bradley says:

    Great to see another web cam/nest box helping this “A” list Predator “Top Gun Of The Sky”, if you want children to get engaged in this fabulous creature, check out Top Gun of the Sky by Martin Bradley, the life seen through the eyes of a Peregrine Falcon, at pocket money price, my book helps raise funds for conservation with a foreword from Chis Packham.

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    • SueAtt says:

      Thanks for that Martin – will look out for your book. One of my Grandsons (aged 7) is really interested in all of the Raptors.

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  118. barbara deane says:

    Looks like Mr P on babysitting duties at the moment!

    How do I use dropbox?

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  119. Mum’s back and dad walked stiffed legged off the eggs.

    I heard Mrs P telling him off for not sitting on them properly and then she went on to say to the egg babies ” It’s ok darlings mummy is back.”

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  120. barbara deane says:

    LOL!!!!!!!!

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  121. Jack Dawson says:

    I just popped my head round door to say goodnight to her(im sure she heard me)she then tucked her nose under her quilt and settled down for night

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  122. geebee7 says:

    And here is Mrs P being a good mum as usual.

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  123. barbara deane says:

    Looked in a few mins ago to see ‘sitter’ deserting the eggs! took screen print, but have still not learnt how to post it on here!!! Very relieved to see that a sitter is back now …….phew!!!!!!!

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  124. Keyworth Red says:

    Happy Mothers Day Mrs P, you are looking good..;-)

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  125. Alison says:

    Just watched the egg sitting changeover, very slick and efficient. One in, one out in the space of around 5 seconds. Eggs all looking good.

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  126. geebee7 says:

    I am always afraid dad with his big hooves will crush one of them.

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  127. I.H says:

    How many eggs are being sat on?

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  128. Jack Dawson says:

    anyone spotted any action yet under the sitter?

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  129. Geoff says:

    14.52 today, not sure but I may have seen a chick when the parent shuffled about on the nest.

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  130. Geoff says:

    False alarm, white feathers are the parents.

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  131. s dickins says:

    just watched Mrs P having a good shuffle round but nothing doing under her by the looks of it!

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  132. Jack Dawson says:

    3 BABIES!!!!!!!!!!

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  133. kimmi9 says:

    2 chicks 2 to go yay

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  134. kimmi9 says:

    Mrs p left the nest about 12:30pm saw 2 chicks and 2 eggs

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  135. June says:

    I saw three chicks yesterday afternoon about 3pm…tiny and beautiful. Still one egg unhatched.

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  136. Kirsty says:

    1pm: 3 very fluffy, happy, healthy chicks! Although one was a little shy from the camera and was hiding!

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  137. Kirsty says:

    They were all feeding very well on the pigeon mother brought them.

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  138. Jack Dawson says:

    just sat and watched all 3 round the un hatched egg being fed

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  139. Keith in Hucknall says:

    Been watching since the beginning of March and both seam to be OK, from the first egg to fourth. Seen 3 hatch and looking good and they are all feeding let hope they all grow up healthy.
    Keep watching !.

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  140. Jack Dawson says:

    Just seen the 3 chicks again while the sitter got off to stretch their legs
    there’s a DAM fly buzzing about them(wished I could thwack it one!!)

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    • geebee7 says:

      My very thoughts. I hate those flying bags of germs. I hate to see them standing on the beautiful white fluffy chicks.
      I wonder if the other egg will hatch?

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  141. s dickins says:

    can’t make dinner cos I need to watch the fly. How can I post a lovely pic?

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  142. Jack Dawson says:

    Just watched them have their evening meal of a nice plump pigeon breast
    and now taking a nap 17.38

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  143. sue cooper says:

    Does anybody know wot happens to the 4th egg if it doesn’t hatch?

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  144. Jack Dawson says:

    probably just get crushed Sue when the chicks get a bit bigger

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  145. June says:

    Just saw Mrs P snuggle her chicks under her and that last egg…..can’t see that one hatching now….poor soul, she’s still keeping it warm.

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    • geebee7 says:

      I would hate to think of the poor little mite dying inside its shell I would rather like to think that it didn’t grow at all. 😦

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  146. Jack Dawson says:

    They just had lunch13:40 not sure what was on the menu but it didn’t look like pigeon

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  147. dave mawson says:

    4th chick hatched but needs to catch up now !!

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  148. Janet Gurnhill says:

    What happened to the 4th egg?

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  149. geebee7 says:

    Now there are 4 babies!!!

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  150. Jack Dawson says:

    FOUR!!!!!!!! chicks !!! all feeding YEAHHHHHHHHHH

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  151. sue cooper says:

    The last egg has hatched Mrs P has 4 chicks to feed now.Gonna be one busy mother

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  152. geebee7 says:

    Well Mrs P I have just been looking on a owl webcam and that nest wasn’t a patch on yours I am sure I saw a couple of dead mice lying around. You are very house proud Mrs P keep up the good work. 😉

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  153. Jack Dawson says:

    all 4 just been well fed again (17:15) and looking good

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  154. SkyPaws says:

    Sigh of Relief looks like egg no 4 is hatched weyehy

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  155. geebee7 says:

    The little one didn’t seem to be getting as much food as the other three 😦

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  156. geebee7 says:

    Three of the chicks seem to be getting all of the food but mum seems to be ignoring the other one.

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  157. SkyPaws says:

    Yes I have noticed the baby one isnt getting the same amount as the other 3. My heart stops, guess we just have to trust they know what they are doing

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  158. skypaws says:

    Watched baby No.4 getting a good feed this afternoon. Was so pleased.

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  159. Jack Dawson says:

    Just watched them have a MASSIVE feed by BOTH parents in the nest together (15:45)
    What about names? there’s the 1939 film “The Four Feathers” characters
    Captain, General, Lieutenant and Sergeant
    or simply after the four seasons….any idea’s

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  160. geebee7 says:

    Why don’t we name them after Greek gods?

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  161. skypaws says:

    Yes Jack, I saw that too. Marvelous. I kinda noticed there are two bigger ones and two little ones now, its hard to tell which was hatched last.. Both parents finding it difficult to cover all 4 babies now aweeee

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  162. Jack Dawson says:

    I noticed the youngster’s were left “Home Alone” for quite a while this afternoon
    if its happens again I’m afraid I’m going to have to report them to the NSPCC!

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    • skypaws says:

      LOL the Home Alone comment. Can anyone please tell me when the babes will start noshing at the fiood themselves, so they are not completely reliant on the parents. I still worry about the small one who seems to be pushed and shoved every such way.

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  163. skypaws says:

    Tuesday 6.15 i have watched 3 feeds today and the smallest one hasnt received a morsel. I cant bear it.

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    • Sue Dickins says:

      Approx 9am he had some ( possibly ) blackbird

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    • geebee7 says:

      I know how you feel I try not to watch as it brings tears to my eyes if he doesn’t get any food.

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      • Thistledo says:

        They’ve all just had a good feed, from about 2.30pm, including the youngest one. I’m breathing a great sigh of relief. Well done Mum.

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      • geebee7 says:

        I don’t think wimps like us Thistledo should watch this site. 🙂

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      • Thistledo says:

        I’m besotted with all animals geebee7 and always suffer myself when they suffer. I’m sure you know what I mean. I become a blubbering idiot when seeing an animal in distress.

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  164. Jack Dawson says:

    (17:10) im sure the little one got best place at table and got most food just now Yeaaaaaaa

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  165. Jack Dawson says:

    (Midnight) Sitter’s looking very content and preening, youngster’s too, one even did a little yawn, another one’s wiggling about to get best place for night

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  166. Thistledo says:

    What a feast set before the kids this morning, being as it’s May Day. 06:23 Dad arrives with a pigeon. 06:24 Mum arrives with a duck. Both feeding the family together – a lovely sight. Interestingly, Dad flew off at 06:33, leaving the pigeon carcase behind. Mum, took off taking the remains of the duck with her. She returned shortly afterwards. Made my day!

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  167. Jack Dawson says:

    all had a good feed, it looks a bit windy up there today
    I had to laugh earlier one of the babies did a poop and it nearly SHOT out the nest!

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  168. geebee7 says:

    I see dad is on duty but unlike mum he can’t cover the babies with his body and they are sitting out in the cold.

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  169. skypaws says:

    Did anyone see the 4.30pm (Fri) feed when Dad was flying off with the carcass and the baby one (who hadnt been fed) was hanging off the meat. I thought he was going to take the chick with the carcass. Was the chick hurt when Dad used his mighty claw to dislodge him ?????

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  170. Audrey says:

    Just before 5pm today, April 2nd, I witnessed something not good with the Peregrine chicks. Parent arrived with food and fed all three of the bigger chicks. Little one begging and being knocked over by the stronger chicks and got nothing. Eventually when he got to the front still begging with his little foot actually on the prey. Parent didn’t feed him but prepared to fly off with remains of prey. Little chick had his claw caught in the prey and was lifted into the air before parent saw him, and shook the prey till he fell into the scrape. He landed about a foot from the three other chicks in a huddle. He tried to move toward them but couldn’t, so stayed where he was. Parent returned, ignored baby and went to brood the other chicks with her back to smallest chick on the scrape.. Small chick managed to reach her tail but she was wriggling to get comfortable and kept knocking little chick with her wings. He stayed outside the brood. Parent then turned around and saw little chick and dragged him under her, at last. He was probably in shock, cold and hungry so I hope and pray he makes it and gets a good feed next time.
    Did anyone else witness this today?

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    • Audrey says:

      6.20 pm Another feed, this time the smallest chick got a good feed and looked none the worse for his adventure. Phew, that’s a relief!

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  171. geebee7 says:

    Had a bit of a panic attack earlier on. The tiny baby was away from his brothers and sisters and mum was sitting on them. He was trying to get over to them but mum kept moving round. He was leaning against her wing with no luck. She suddenly realised he was there and shunted him with her beak back under her to be with the others. What a worry.

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  172. Jack Dawson says:

    Its 3 in the morning I just looked in before I went to bed and saw chicks in the nest ALONE! chirping then I saw mum or dad come back to sit on them
    phew I will be able to sleep now
    Night all x

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  173. geebee7 says:

    Well I am glad it is not raining otherwise the babies would be soaking wet. Dad is with them but not sitting over them, the babies are all huddled together trying to keep warm. I know dad isn’t as big as mum but he could at least make an effort.

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  174. Jack Dawson says:

    2 in the morning sitters just tidying their feathers up, chicks wriggling about all looking good

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  175. geebee7 says:

    Wouldn’t Horus be a good name?

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    • Eileen says:

      Huevito is French for ‘little egg’ I’ve been calling the lil un Huey for short. He dont seem to be thriving to me at the mo?

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  176. Jack Dawson says:

    All just had a good feed (BIG BEAKFULS) and looking really fit

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  177. Jack Dawson says:

    2 30 in the morning all snug as bugs but the place looks a bit messy and needs bit of a tidy up!

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  178. Jack Dawson says:

    there’s a pile of feathers on the ledge just in front of the nest , love to see the faces of the people below if a big gust of wind send them scattering on them

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  179. Jack Dawson says:

    there sure growing fast..i think there gonna need a bigger boat soon!

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  180. Jack Dawson says:

    well its the first time iv’e seen them other than asleep today
    and their flapping about like no one
    one was quite rude! if it hadn’t been for my screen he would have popped on the front of my dress!!!

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