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An enlightening and rewarding experience

As I stood watching our remaining chick ‘Storm’ feeding alongside his parents high on the Newton building yesterday, I reflected on what a uniquely exhilarating and testing time everyone involved in this year’s project has had over the last four … Continue reading

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Hail Storm – the newest member of our peregrine family

Following hundreds of initial suggestions – and thousands of votes via our online poll – we are pleased to introduce you to Storm, the newest member of our peregrine family. It is a fitting name, as not only was it … Continue reading

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‘Hearts in mouths’ time for our peregrine followers

Visitors to our falcon cam and blog have certainly been through the mill in recent weeks. Following the heart rending events of April which saw three of our chicks perish, those that have watched our remaining chick flourish so far … Continue reading

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Our falcon chick grows in stature – and we welcome new spring arrivals to Brackenhurst

We have recently observed the peregrine chick becoming increasingly mobile and growing in confidence, spending more time out of the nest tray and on the building ledge. Being out of view of the camera clearly causes some concerns for viewers … Continue reading

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Start voting to name our peregrine chick

We have received a whopping 424 suggested names for our peregrine chick – and are pleased to announce that we have now whittled them down to a shortlist of our favourite six. The names in the running are Darwin, Ernest, … Continue reading

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Falcon webcam hits half a million views mark

Well it seems the popularity of our peregrine family knows no bounds – our falcon webcam has now passed the half a million views stage and continues to rise rapidly. This blog has also clocked up a massive 130,000 views … Continue reading

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The importance of bird ringing

We are expecting to ring our peregrine falcon chick this afternoon and so the falcon web cam will be turned off for a brief period. Bird ringing is vital, it helps us to learn more about the lifecycle of wild … Continue reading

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