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Farewell… but not goodbye!

After several years of running a successful blog on the beloved peregrine falcons, we’ve decided that the time has come for a new chapter in the project which will involve us passing on the blogging mantle to our partners, the … Continue reading

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Why we cannot intervene

  Thank you for all the messages.   Like so many of you, we are also very concerned for the young falcon chick, but please understand that we cannot intervene. We only ever access the nest for the annual ringing, which … Continue reading

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A successful day of wildlife conservation

Following the successful ringing of the peregrine falcon chicks today, we’re pleased to inform you that we have three female birds in the nest. For the fourth and smallest bird however – because it’s still so tiny – we’ve been … Continue reading

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Action stations

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. … Continue reading

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Provisioning rate research at NTU

Persecution, followed by intensive farming practices and heavy pesticide use, caused a decline in the peregrine falcon in the 1960s. The species has since recovered and adapted to the changing environment by demonstrating an increased use of urban habitats. However, … Continue reading

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What will the season bring?

What will this season bring for our peregrine family and those of us who choose to watch? Over the past few years, those of us involved with the Falconcam project here in Nottingham have come to expect one thing – … Continue reading

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First egg of 2014 is 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 … Continue reading

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