Another successful season ends

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As this year’s peregrine falcons breeding season draws to a close, we’d like to say big thanks to all of you avid viewers for following the live camera again.

With our four new chicks appearing to have now fledged the nest, we’re glad that it’s been another successful season.

As most of you will be able to tell from the poll, the four names chosen for the birds are Milly, Molly and Mandy. The names are taken from a series of children’s books written and illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley which date back as far as 1928.

These names are in addition to the smallest chick being named Frank Jennings, a man who has worked for Nottingham Trent University’s Estates Department for 25 years and who retires this summer. Among the many things Frank achieved with the university, he built the original nest box that the falcons first began to breed in.

Once the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are comfortable that the birds have successfully fledged, please be assured that any rings in the nest box will be collected and handed to the Royal Pigeon Racing Association.

Thank you for your interest and we hope that you will continue to follow the falcons next year.

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141 Responses to Another successful season ends

  1. Sue says:

    Thanks for another great season of watching our favorite Falcons. Hope they fly high and safe into adulthood. Maybe they’ll stop back occasionally so we can get an unexpected peek at them.

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  2. Thanks for the new blog….and a good choice of names,,,,,,whether or not others agree is their choice and no doubt there will be some who like to create a fuss because the birds have been named… its just a bit of fun….the serious part of all this is that 4 chicks have been raised to fledgling and I for one look forward to next years antics….so thanks to all at NTU for all you do, with special thanks to Grant and Jared for sorting my comments…much appreciated 🙂

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  3. Tan says:

    Thank you so very much for giving so many followers the opportunity to enjoy watching this lovely family progress through the stages. Myself and many of my friends have been thrilled to have been able to also take ‘snips’ of many photographs to keep to look back on.

    The parents have been marvellous. How well they cared for their young, Keeping a vigil every night without fail. So touching it was when the rain came, a parent got into the nest, spread its wings to cover their young, that was so caring, and a great thought by the parent. I will never forget seeing that happen.

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  4. Naomi Yeomans says:

    As usual we have loved follwoing the falcons and are amazed at how quickly they grow. Thank you to you all for allowing us to share this with you

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  5. Been very good this year and looking forward to next year.
    Good luck to Milly Molly Mandy & Frank

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  6. Lynn says:

    Thanks to everyone involved- great to think that four chicks have been reared to fledge. Let’s hope they all survive!

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  7. Been a brilliant year again,culminating in all FOUR chicks fledging
    Many thanks for making nature so accessible

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  8. Well done guys, and thanks for 4 months of compulsive viewing.

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  9. geebee7 says:

    I can’t help looking all the year round on the off chance of seeing one of them.

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  10. Another successful season thanks to all concerned for their hard work and enjoy your retirement Frank. Looking forward to watching it all over again next year.

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  11. vicki says:

    Happy retirement Frank

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  12. Julie Nowicki says:

    Thank you for all the live video coverage. What a joy it has been to watch them. Love the names and hope they stay safe. See you next year!

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  13. mickeyfinn80 says:

    Are you going to post photos of the falcons the last time they were seen before they fledged. id been looking in each day and missed the last two days before they fledged,

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  14. Dianne says:

    Not sure that I like the names, but hey, it is just harmless fun. The important thing is that we have four chicks who all fledged. Do we have any information on the previous years’ chicks. I note that we have an albeit sad report on Storm, but is there anything on any of the other years?

    Looking forward to viewing again next year. Happy summer everyone.

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  15. Fantastic news that 4 new Peregrines have all safely grown thanks to attentive parenting (and having lots of pigeons to eat). I wish these beautiful creatures good luck, and I’m looking forward to watching another spring “must-watch” webcam series in 2015. Well done to everyone who makes it possible for us mere humans to share in their journey. Addictive viewing!

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  16. Smoothwsnc@aol.com says:

    from all the ” night ” workers here in the states, Thanks for the season. Hope to watch next year and enjoy the site. JP Henry

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  17. Jack Dawson says:

    oh dear im quite sad now looking at the empty nest but its been a pleasure watching the excellent footage thank you x ,Big Brother starts tonight (I suppose I will have to make do with that) plus I can get housework done now (it looks as dirty as the nest at the mo)
    nice meeting you all
    kind regards
    Jack x

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  18. Dee Crabb says:

    A big thankyou to all for allowing us to share in this compulsive viewing.

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  19. Abdulrahman says:

    Hi last night my frind send me a picture of on of the falcon next to the library near chaucer building stairs

    Any update on that chick?

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  20. Thank you a hundred times over to all the NTU staff (happy retirement, Frank!) for all the hours of viewing pleasure you have given us. It has been a true privilege to watch the falcons grow from eggs to healthy, beautiful adults. This has been my first year following this wonderful feathered family, but I hope that it won’t be the last!

    Good luck to Milly, Molly, Mandy, and Frank, and well-done to Mr and Mrs P! 😀

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  21. Alan Beverley. says:

    Feel sorry for all those racing pigeons they kill. their owners waiting at home for them in vain, never knowing whats happenened to them, and can i ask why so many unnatural nesting sites are being put up for them? live coverage with a webcam ? is this for the people who enjoy watching blood sports , dont get it at all.

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    • Jack D says:

      Alan – a walk around any city streets and you will see pigeons with coloured rings on – these are birds that never went home and have returned to the wild – so to speak. Wild creatures live by Nature’s rules – we are just so privileged to peek into that world.

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      • geebee7 says:

        Funny you should say that, along with the three wild pigeons having their daily breakfast along with the other birds on the ex patio table there was a very smart creamy/light brown/white one with a yellow ring on his leg.

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    • bobbity says:

      Why just racing pigeons? As for the owners waiting at home, fretting away, I’m not sure that’s what actually happens., is it?
      The cameras are for people who want to watch nature, red in tooth and claw though it may be.

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    • Timbo says:

      Peregrines historically became endangered due to DDT use, the activities of egg collectors & gamekeepers, and being shot as a threat to wartime communication – human interventions all. Their habitat is not what it was either, another result of the expansion of homo sapiens. Making a nest box so the eggs don’t get washed away from a nesting site the falcons themselves had already chosen seems like the least we can do to redress the balance.

      We have the Internet now and no longer rely on pigeons for communication. These falcons predate other birds not for fun, but in order to survive, so the comparison with bloodsports is a specious one.

      People enjoy watching wildlife. Some upsetting things happen on Springwatch too, but to close our eyes and ears to that and hence miss out on the good stuff would be throwing the peregrine egg out with the rainwater. (Did you see what I did there?)

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    • andyuk says:

      not sure racing pigeon owners give a damn about them; they are not pets. its a sport and all about the $$$$ and prestige. if they cared about them they wouldnt transport them hundreds of miles from home (so its yet another unnecessary hobby with a high carbon footprint too) and subject them to danger. not just from peregrines (which is a natural hazard they are going to have to put up with i’m afraid), but from bad weather, getting lost and injury. if you ask me, its a form of animal cruelty.

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    • barbara deane says:

      How sad to see that someone has to gatecrash our party, celebrating the fact that Mr & Mrs P successfully reared 4 beautiful chicks that fledged. They are an endangered specie. They must be allowed to fly free for as long as ‘nature’ allows.

      Ii is a bit like tv, if you do not like the programme, change channels or press the ‘off’ switch!

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  22. Jillian UK says:

    Loved following this site again and so pleased the parents were able to add 4 more chicks to the peregrin population, fingers crossed for the chicks future. Pleased I voted for mmm and they won. Will be back next year.

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  23. Frances says:

    This has been the first year I have seen the falcons but I will definitely be following them again next year. Thank you to NTU for giving us this wonderful insight into what is nature at it’s best.

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  24. Pam Birley says:

    Thanks to all concerned in bringing us this webcam. What a wonderful season it has been for the falcons. Reasonable weather, plentiful food, wonderful care from the adults. Such fun to watch their progress day by day. Let’s hope they fly free for a long while and survive to raise their own chicks in the future. It has been great to look in on my home town every day ! Best wishes to you all.

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  25. Pamela Doncaster says:

    What a wonderful season it has been for the falcons, no snow this year thankfully. Thank you to all the NTU staff (happy retirement, Frank!)

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  26. Bill Osborne says:

    Thanks. Been great seeing them here in Oz.

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  27. Neuhold Ilona says:

    Thank you from Hungary

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  28. Pammy D says:

    Just wanted to say thank you to the NTU staff and students involved in this project. What a privilege it has been to watch these wonderful birds.

    I loved Frank, as he was so special, having the hardest time of all for chicks.

    Cheers from Australia,

    Regards, Pammy D

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  29. I have really enjoyed watching the falcons I have watched them every day and even watched the first chick hatching out and then to see them all grow and fly the nest was great cannot wait for next year ,

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  30. Little_Terns says:

    Great season with 4 healthy chicks at the end. Good job Mr & Mrs P! Thanks to NTU for a glimpse into the lives of these beautiful birds.

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  31. Joyce M Ellis says:

    I’d like to add my thanks to the team behind the wonderful project. We had a meal in Wagamama yesterday evening, asked for seats near the window and saw all six birds perched on the higher levels of the Newton building. It made our evening!

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  32. thankyou I have really enjoyed watching the peregrines from start to finish and look forward to next year xx

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  33. Jack D says:

    Thank you to NTU and Notts. Wildlife Trust for giving us such great views. A happy end to the season with four healthy chicks fledged. I wish them well as they begin their life in the skies over our City and the wide blue beyond. Thanks for your company folks – see you all next year.

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  34. Cockney Nomad says:

    I’d just like to add my thanks to you all at NTU and beyond for this year’s excellent coverage of our falcon family. It has been so interesting to watch the chicks grow and progress (so rapidly) and is entirely down to all of you and the technology you so expertly operate. Glad they all have names now – just a bit of fun for those of us who watch avidly and harmless to the birds. I join everyone in wishing Frank a very happy retirement and belated thanks for building the first nest box and wish the falcons all the best for long and happy lives.

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    • penny godfrey says:

      This has been compulsive viewing, better than anything on TV. Congratulations to all the NTU staff and good luck to Milly Molly Mandy and of course Frank. Will keep looking at the skies when visiting Nottingham. Cant wait till next spring.

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  35. paul says:

    I wouldn’t mind a falcon in my garden, the pigeon population and the mess they leave far outweighs the falcons. If people don’t like these awesome birds they shouldn’t be using this as a moaning post, let the rest of us enjoy it. Log out and go and sort your pigeons out, sad as it is, its the food chain. We can see a pigeon any day of the week, how many of us have actually seen a falcon or ever would if it wasn’t for sites like this. I think its been amazing, thanks NTU, and thanks Frank happy retirement.

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  36. victoria belcher says:

    thank you. its been great. seemed to have gone so quick this year

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    • geebee7 says:

      I was thinking the same. Others years you would see them skipping up and down the runway trying out their new wings but that doesn’t seemed to have happened much this year.

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      • Sally says:

        I was in town the other day and as always I had to stop by and take a look at the Newton Building in case I could spot the peregrines and 5 of them were there. They were all on another ledge, a bit further up. Two of them flew off while I was watching, one circled above then flew back to the ledge. So they are very much still around and it was a joy to see them on the wing

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  37. Paul R Newbery says:

    A very enjoyable few months. Thanks for giving us the chance to watch. I am still seeing
    the birds resting and flying around the site. Looking forward to next year.

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  38. barbara deane says:

    Looked in a few mins ago – 2 chicks on the ledge!https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvxlpaf3oosm3wn/Screenshot%202014-06-06%2017.28.08.png

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  39. Jonathan says:

    Hi, I work opposite the nest and can confirm that the chicks are happily flying around out there, hard to distinguish them from their parents now, save for the goofy way they walk around still. Please to report their flying is looking much better than the waddle they all still have.

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    • Hi Jonathan
      So pleased to read your post that our Peregrine family are doing so well and
      well done to you for your observations !!!

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    • Pam Birley says:

      It’s good to read this from you Jonathan. Thank you for letting us know that you still see them from where you work. Sounds as though you have a grandstand view 🙂 For me, it is still worth checking the webcam while NTU keep it running. That way I am sometimes lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them.

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  40. Pam Birley says:

    I have seen the adult female one or twice since the chicks fledged and she is on the ledge now as dark falls once more. She looks rather lost. Her work done and her role fulfilled for this year. Good to see her though, as she sits looking down into the busy street below.

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    • andyuk says:

      its not really over for her. the parents have to feed them for a while, maybe a month or two until they can catch their own prey easily. i expect they are just playing and chasing each other about at the moment.

      i saw one of the adults today (sat) eating on the ledge. too far away to tell if it was the female or male. no chicks to be seen though

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      • Sally says:

        I was in town the other day and as always I had to stop by and take a look at the Newton Building in case I could spot the peregrines and 5 of them were there. They were all on another ledge, a bit further up. Two of them flew off while I was watching, one circled above then flew back to the ledge. So they are very much still around and it was a joy to see them on the wing

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  41. Rose says:

    Stopped by to have a look to see if anyone around and spotter Mrs. P sitting near the nesting box like she has for the past weeks. Will miss seeing the lovely Peregrine Family in Nottingham. Cheers, from the U.S.

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  42. Carol says:

    So pleased that all four chicks fledged. We enjoyed watching their progress.

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  43. Tan says:

    I just happened to look in at 7.40pm UK time, to see both parents were there. (They have darker legs and feet than their young). Both were together for a while, then one flew off. The other went into the nest, looked around it, and got down as if settling to sit on eggs. It got up within minutes, then did the same again. Eventually coming out of the nest to sit on the ledge. It stayed there until after 8pm near the nest. I got to thinking is it known for Falcons to lay another clutch of eggs in the same year?.
    I did get ‘snips’ of all this happening, but I don’t know how to add the photo’s here to be seen.

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  44. AlisonM says:

    Another season over – I am always amazed at how quickly the chicks grow and leave the nest. Missed a lot of their final week in the nest as I was on holiday but great to hear that they all did the learning to fly thing successfully.
    In response to the critics who don’t like the naming – I think it is much easier to give them names than numbers especially when we get updates in years to come. Look at the posts about Storm, remembered for her name and courage.
    As for the pigeon and intervention issues – I personally wouldn’t like falcons in my back garden as I have a pair of wood pigeons who successfully raise a family every year. And I intervene by putting out seed for them on bad winter days. I did see a dead wood pigeon a couple of days ago hit by a car ( which was probably driven by a human not a falcon!) but gone the next morning, no doubt cleaned up by one of our local urban foxes. It’s what happens – so if you don’t like the fact that peregrines eat pigeons go back to your racing pigeon blog and moan there.
    Good bye to everyone this season, it has been great reading all your comments and thank you for the wonderful photos captured by so many people. Thank you to all the team at NTU for yet again doing such a great job. See you all next year I hope.

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  45. Glynis Peel says:

    Thanks once again to NTU for fantastic viewing, glad all 4 survived, didn’t the time go fast ! I wish Frank all the best on his retirement too. Hope to see at least one of the falcons swooping around when I next get to Nottingham, not been lucky yet !

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  46. M&M Price says:

    Thank you for allowing so many people to watch the parent falcons breed from egg laying to their flight to start life in the wild. We have watched these at Nottingham and are still watching the 3 at Derby cathedral. Well done to you all.

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  47. vicki says:

    Mum and dad having a peaceful snooze on the ledge, one chick landed and nearly took dads head off then flew among the ledge and did the same to mum. Both parents left. I think landing and take off skills need some more practice

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  48. Rose says:

    9:45pm Sunday Evening and there is a visitor to the ledge near the nesting box. Nice to see!!

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    • Rose says:

      It is now after 1:00am Monday morning and a lone Peregrine stands watch over the now empty nesting box.

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  49. Jack Dawson says:

    11:00pm came to look (out of habit) and Mrs P sitting on ledge bless x

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  50. Katie says:

    Thank you for running such a great program!! I live closeby Nottingham Trent building and from my balcony I can usually see (with binoc’s) the falcons if they are stood on the ledge and hear them calling out, it’s so great that in an urban environment these amazing birds are able to really thrive! Let’s hope all four of those adorable little falcons see it through to adulthood!

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  51. SueAtt says:

    Well done to Jenny for winning the naming competition. 🙂
    This season does seem to have gone by very quickly but glad it’s been a successful one. A big thank you to the NTU/NWT teams for letting us view these beautiful birds each year, and also to the ‘falcon followers’ who have posted messages and pictures.
    Stay safe Milly, Molly, Mandy and Frank. 🙂

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  52. andyuk says:

    “Stay safe Milly, Molly, Mandy and Frank. :)”

    if they’re as safe as those names, they will live forever lol

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  53. Beautiful morning in Nottingham by the look of it….1 falcon stood on the ledge watching the world go by….no idea any more which bird it is…but no worries it looks in fine fettle 🙂

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  54. AlisonM says:

    They’ve certainly left the nest very messy. Reminds me a bit of my son’s bedrooms while they were growing up! Oh well – that’s teenagers for you.

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  55. Eileen says:

    10 June…. Almost every afternoon she is there for ages…. waiting for her babies to return ;o(

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  56. Pam Birley says:

    Nice view over the city and sky this morning thank you cameraperson. Believe I just saw the falcons flying by. I still keep checking the cam and comments. Does anyone have a cure for this addiction?

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  57. Jonathan says:

    There’s two of them up there now, making a mess of what looks like it used to be a pidgeon.

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  58. AlisonM says:

    Just clocked three of the young ones at the end of the ledge. They have all now hopped around the end out of sight. So still around.

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  59. Eileen says:

    Friday 6,50pm three Falcons in site on ledge….

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  60. angie says:

    Nice to see 3 of them playing on the ledge….Sad news from Norwich as 1 of their fledglings has been found dead in a nearby garden….Waiting for a PM to see why.But the 3 I see now are looking really good.

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  61. linda Emmans says:

    Two chicks still in the Derby scrape, one has fledged and by the wing flapping going on think the other 2 wont be long. Can I add my thanks too- have watched all along glad they have all started off on their great adventure so well. Will look forward to next year.

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  62. barbara deane says:

    I saw 2 on the ledge yesterday……….

    Looking at it again in the clear(?) – tis very dark here, looks like we might be about to have some rain – light of day, there may be only one there?!

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  63. paul says:

    Is that a pigeon or a peregrine on the runway

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  64. Pam Birley says:

    Lovely view of an adult at the end of the ledge at this time. Thanks operator 🙂

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  65. geebee7 says:

    The only ones I have seen lately are right at the end of the runway.

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  66. barbara deane says:

    ‘I enjoyed that so have come back for some more’ https://www.dropbox.com/s/b279vn0cumiujem/Screenshot%202014-06-19%2018.08.55.png

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  67. Sarah says:

    Loved waching the Falcon chicks grow. Unfortunately i missed their flight and leaving the nest.

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  68. Jeanette Greaves says:

    I saw a falcon today, on the ledge, having a poop near the nest box and stretching her wing. The camera operator was on the ball and zoomed in. Thank you 🙂

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  69. barbara deane says:

    I’ve not seen any of them since the 21st – I take screenshot each day that I do see them so that I have got a record!

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  70. Pam Birley says:

    Getting withdrawal symptoms? Don’t forget you could have your own little Peregrine ! Go to etsy.com/listing/182196678/peregrine-falcon-knitted-bird-miniature

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  71. Pam Birley says:

    This morning at 9.50am a female falcon was on the edge, then went into the box and was scraping out. She did not look like our resident female from this year and I could not see a ring. She then went to sit on the ledge. Another falcon appeared at the far end of the ledge and a third one flew into the seated female at speed, seeing her off the ledge. I am using a new Flickr page now and you can see the grabs here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/109455467@N06/with/14399786298

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  72. snagglefritz says:

    There is a young falcon sitting in the nest today. I wonder where it came from?

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    • tricky says:

      I reckon it was Frank.
      I don’t think the camera would zoom in enough to read the ring.
      Interesting how the bird stayed out of the sun,
      Presumably being able to keep a good lookout is more important than being overwarm.

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  73. Pam Birley says:

    It has been in the Leicester Mercury news that a peregrine pair has successfully nested and raised young this year in Leicester city centre. I hope that they will keep up with their rival city, Nottingham, and other cities like Norwich and York and get a webcam installed prior to next year. I have always looked up at the tall buildings in Leicester hoping to see a Peregrine, but never have been lucky so far.

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    • Cockney Nomad says:

      Good to read your updates on the falcons in the Nottingham nest and those in Leicester, Pam. As you say, a webcam in Leicester would be great, though probably fairly costly to install and maintain. I have also been following the progress of the Derby and Norwich falcons this year but think the Nottingham site and webcam are the best. Haven’t had any luck seeing any falcons when I’ve looked at the Nottingham nest and surrounding area lately but it’s good to know the birds are still around and visiting, though whether they are “our” falcons or not is open to speculation.

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    • Eileen says:

      Thanks Barbara, Lovely pictures, I pop on every now and again to see if any are about – I am lucky most of the time, but I cant tell who is who

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      • barbara deane says:

        Hi Eileen

        I very rarely see any of them, I just struck lucky that day! I cannot tell t’other from which either, but at a guess that was one of the parents! I always do a screen print when I do see them, but those close up pics were toooo good to miss out on!

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      • geebee7 says:

        Oh bless, I wonder who it is?

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    • Cockney Nomad says:

      Barbara, your pictures are so good and clear – so wonderful to see them. Many thanks for sharing them with us – a reminder of the successful year Mr & Mrs P had in rearing their 4 chicks. We all had a few heart stopping moments, especially in May when Frank got out of the nest and it seemed he couldn’t get back but it has been so rewarding to watch them all grow from tiny chicks, changing so rapidly in the few weeks they were in the nest.

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    • Pam Birley says:

      Great captures Barbara. Many thanks !

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    • Sarah says:

      Missed the fledging of the nest. Nice to see pictures.

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  74. barbara deane says:

    Hi folks! Thanks for all your comments

    I wish that I could say that I had taken those pics, but the link gives the game away – all I did was to press the print screen button at the right time!!!

    Even tho’ I look in a few times each day, I have not seen any of them since then!

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  75. geebee7 says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-28490474

    When I think that it could be our babies 😦 I want to cry.

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    • SueAtt says:

      Decided to look in today for a catch-up on ‘our’ peregrins and read the news item you posted about the poor birds in Wales. What a terrible shame, and an absolute outrage if they have been poisoned. Just goes to show that there are some terrible people out there that would do this to our wildlife. So sad 😦

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  76. barbara deane says:

    Today I was just in time to catch these 2 at/near the nest! Parents/babies – who knows ???????



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  77. saranoid says:

    I hope it isn’t inappropriate of me to post this,
    but since the 2014 nesting season is over,
    and my intent is bird population protection…

    ….I hope the moderators will allow me to post this link…
    maybe they’d even consider adding it to the main page???

    The Puffins in Maine, USA are threatened and scientists are inviting the birdwatching public to contribute to observation efforts, in the hope it will help with conservation of the animal.

    Thank you in advance! Pass it on to other birdwatching sites!!

    http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/132768be45e7489090fdad02b23572bb/US–Puffin-Peepers

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    • Rose says:

      I live here in Colorado and will be joining the observation in an effort to save the Puffins. Thanks for the info. Cheers,

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  78. saranoid says:

    PS….there is a link at the bottom of that Puffin article, with a cam link!

    thanks again! 🙂

    S

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  79. barbara deane says:

    took some great screenshots of youngster and parent in the nest box, but dropbox does not appear to be working!!!!!!

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  80. Well, its 8 am on a windy sunday morning in South Yorkshire and just taking a peek at the webcam and there are 2 falcons present, 1 was in the nestbox and the other on the runway….no idea which they are but poss the adults as they are nearly always together…they both look to be in fine fettle though and its nice to see them again as its been quite a while since I last saw any of them around.

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  81. Thank goodness you saw it too Eileen, I was starting to think it was my eyesight as it then disappeared a short time later!

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    • Eileen says:

      I deffo saw it, and like you said it wasnt there long. I often peek in to see if the nest has been tidied up yet, and much to my suprise there is often a falcon there. Usually mum I think

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  82. There was one of them there just now for a few minutes…..can’t say which one though, I did notice yesterday that the adults are still going into the nestbox and scraping away at it

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    • Tan says:

      Lovely photo snips you got there Barbara, lovely to see them. I look in now and again, and have seen one sitting in the nest, up and down it was, then another came along. I guessed maybe it was the parents. I too saw the orange pole Melonie and Eileen,, still wondering what it was there for.
      Such a shame as you say Geebee about those poisoned Peregrines, so very sad indeed to have read about that.
      I got withdrawal symptoms Pam, but made easier when I got one of your lovely knitted peregrines, beautifully made. Mine sits on my kitchen windowsill. 🙂

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  83. Afternoon all, well, one falcon sat on the ledge preening…..no idea which but it looks good 🙂

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  84. 2.28pm Friday 29.8.14 one of them snoozing on the ledge 🙂

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    • Eileen says:

      Thanks for comment, I immediately looked. Yes having a little snooze. Thanks so much for letting me know.

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  85. Lovely close up of a falcon right now at 3.55pm,

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  86. barbara says:

    oooh thanks for the zoooooom in!!!!!!


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  87. barbara says:

    what happened there?

    Try again……….


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  88. barbara says:

    .One of the youngsters I think – not enough white under the chin!

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  89. barbara says:

    I posted at least 3 messages/dropbox links yesterday afternoon!!!!!! Where are they now???????

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  90. barbara says:

    I think you can ignore that last message they have now appeared!!!!!!

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  91. Thistledo says:

    I ask the question, is there any chance of including a live chat facility? Very successful on other sites, especially when they are closely monitored for anything inappropriate. Your thoughts would be welcome, please.

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  92. Adult (unringed bird) on the ledge now, just had a toe stretching second or 2 and watching the world go by below 🙂

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  93. barbara says:

    Thanks Tan. Took a couple more yesterday…….

    Told him/her that it is not nesting time yet!!!!!

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  94. Ally Mac says:

    It must be difficult to know when to clean out the nesting box. Just out of interest, would the mating pair clean their old nest out if there weren’t lovely people to do it for them?

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  95. Morning all………..its 6.50am and there are 2 falcons about 3/4 of the way along the ledge, 1 of whom is busily tearing feathers from its breakfast! Weather looks damp but at least its not thick fog like we have here in South Yorkshire this morning…….wonder if the Woodhead is closed just up the road from us

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  96. Eileen says:

    Its monday 29th in the afternoon. Has anyone else noticed one chick in perticular hanging around a lot. It has been on the ledge now for over 3 hours… am I silly being worried ???

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  97. Eileen says:

    well its 4.45 and the chick hasnt moved…. is something wrong ???

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  98. Pam Birley says:

    I keep checking but never lucky enough to see a Peregrine at NTU lately. I still have a couple of my knitted falcons for sale. I improved the design. I am always trying to make them look more realistic 🙂 The Peregrines have proved one of my most popular items, along with my knitted Ospreys. If you are interested in seeing what I have on offer, please check here https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/182196678/peregrine-falcon-knitted-bird-miniature

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    • Pam Birley says:

      My luck has changed. Looked in recently at about 6 pm and seen one on the ledge.

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      • Eileen says:

        There is more often than not a falcon about these days. Usually TWO…. someone mentioned that there is a male who is not ringed about… anyway its all very interesting

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