The last couple of weeks have been exciting on the Newton building’s lofty ledge. We had a few days of drama as the 4th egg remained un-hatched. Thankfully the egg eventually did hatch and we were left with 4 healthy eyasses. Due to the fantastic hunting weather the smallest falcon is getting enough food and starting to catch up its siblings in size. The experience of Mr. and Mrs. P has once again been apparent. However we did question the experience of the mother mallard who was photographed leading her 11 ducklings towards the Market place!
We noticed there are already name suggestions flying about in the blog comments. Please keep them coming in so we can pick our favourites for the traditional public vote. The front runners currently appear to be George, Georgia and Patrick due to the links with the national saints days. When we do the ringing of the new birds we should be able to tell what sex they are so please provide a variety of suggestions.
We’ll continue to do our best to get some good quality close up shots during feeding time. It’s grizzly viewing at times but I still haven’t seen anything as surprising as when a falcon was spotted on the Nottingham council house with the head and neck of a swan in its talons some years ago!