Peregrine cam - a rollercoaster ride

Posted 1st May 2012 | Comments (0) |

A screen capture of the peregrines as they were first seen together after almost 24hours, sent in by Keren Young.
A screen capture of the peregrines as they were first seen together after almost 24hours, sent in by Keren Young.

It has been an intense few days for our city peregrines.  The bad weather over the weekend seriously affected their ability to keep warm and to feed  - resulting in Mr Peregrine being away from the nest for a long time, presumably struggling to find food.  Mrs P had to leave the next ultimately to find some food, but unfortunately 2 chicks were already struggling, and died.

By Monday (30th April), concern was rife for Mr P, as noone had seen both adults together - we were concerned that something had happened.  HOWEVER, mid-afternoon on Monday, both parents were seen together at the nest site- cheers all round!

It seems this year, the peregrines are facing a challenge - and we hope the weather picks up for them.  One of the remaining chicks seems to be faring well, but we may fear for the other chick as it is very weak and struggling to feed.

There is much more information about all the activies at the weekend on the Peregrine blog.

LIve updates from all our peregrine fans can be found on the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Facebook page.

Click here to watch the Peregrine Cam Live for yourself.

 

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