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Old Saturday 31st March 2007, 18:58   #1
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Peregrine Webcam

This is really interesting, peregrine webcam in Brighton.

http://www.regencybrighton.com/birds/
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Old Saturday 31st March 2007, 19:54   #2
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This is really interesting, peregrine webcam in Brighton.

http://www.regencybrighton.com/birds/
Thanks Joanne, I presume that of a clutch of 4 it's highly unlikely that 4 will actually fledge?
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Old Sunday 1st April 2007, 08:10   #3
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Thanks Joanne, I presume that of a clutch of 4 it's highly unlikely that 4 will actually fledge?
It is quite common for Perrys to lay four. At the end of the 90's plenty of falcons were fledging four young around this way. The drop in pigeon numbers and the lack of other prey makes it less likely to happen around here now, but elsewhere if the food is about four young would be no problem. On two occasions i have come across clutches with five eggs, they didnt manage to fledge the five though
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Old Sunday 1st April 2007, 08:57   #4
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Hi Paul

The Brighton Webcam was set up 7 years ago and has run every year (last year it didn't work though!) but Ive been following this pair since 1997 when the artificial nest box was installed.

This pair have generally laid 4 eggs every year with 3 chicks surviving to full fledge (loosing one chick post-hatch, or one egg failing to hatch.). In 2004 one chick died as did a chick in 2005. It takes about 35-45 days for them to hatch then they will be ringed. The biggest risk to the chicks at this site is falling from the nest the 500ft to the ground once hatched so fingers crossed. Interestly, in 2005, subadults from previous years returned to the Brighton site to help feed the young which was unprecedented! The adults hang around all year.

They first bred in Sussex in 1990 following the ban of organochlorides but there was competition with ancient nesting sites having been taken over by Fulmar - hence the installation of the Brighton box to assist with recolonisation, although one year they nested elsewhere in the town!
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Old Sunday 1st April 2007, 17:50   #5
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Thanks Joanne, I presume that of a clutch of 4 it's highly unlikely that 4 will actually fledge?
Why shouldn't a clutch of 4 fledge, I've a had many a clutch of 4 fledge!!! They don't just eat Pigeons, contrary to some PF's opinions, gulls figure prominantly where they are plentiful. We've got one pair of birds that specialise in Fulmars, they'll take anything that ventures into their hunting territory! (Except Gos that is, they keep clear of them).

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Here's another interesting one. 3rd consecutive year for Roman Peregrines Aria and Vento. They also have 4 eggs this year:
http://www.birdcam.it/cam.php?camid=1&subpage=cam01.php

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Ive only just found this cam and its cool, thanks.
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Ive only just found this cam and its cool, thanks.
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Hi Ben

Think the chicks are due to hatch any day now.
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Here's a link to an excellent webcam showing the peregrines nesting on Derby Cathedral

http://195.224.106.202/peregrine/webcam.htm
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Latest news is that chicks have started hatching, 2 so far.
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Old Tuesday 8th May 2007, 15:28   #11
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The Italian site is excellent I happily happened to click on when the tiercel was feeding the chicks, a moment of mahem in an otherwise quiet afternoon I bet.

but how cool to have a live-streaming webcam, rather than the rather old-hat 5 second updates stills.

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Very cool, thanks!

This is the same pair since '97?
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Hi All

Pleased to report that my hometown Perry chicks, hatched from original clutch of 4, are thriving well on a diet of pigeon! They have now been ringed, male and female respectively (smaller one is the male).

William - up to now, it's been the same breeding pair on this site but it's possible that the adult female this year could be a different one, still TBC.
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Old Tuesday 12th June 2007, 20:31   #14
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Just checked the Webcam - the box is empty!!!

Hope the two chicks have fledged rather than fallen from box - it's a few days early by all accounts. Anyone got any news? Last pic update this evening but last entry in diary was on 1st June.

http://www.regencybrighton.com/birds/webcam/

(just checked and it's about 40 days since hatching so perhaps not too early, but strange there's no news of them fledging)

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Will just add that chicks from this site have a habit of jumping too early at the risk of serious injury, so am very keen to get some news if anyone has any.

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Will just add that chicks from this site have a habit of jumping too early at the risk of serious injury, so am very keen to get some news if anyone has any.
Oh no!!

Daft question but are they jumping as in 'leaving the nest' or clumsy chicks with an unfortunate lack of respect for heights?

btw, must be great having these in your home city and to watch their progress - I really think norwich should have a pair nesting on the cathedral
in the near future!!

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Oh no!!

Daft question but are they jumping as in 'leaving the nest' or clumsy chicks with an unfortunate lack of respect for heights?

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Hi Matt - the pat answer is generally both but as the chicks were about due to fledge anyway this year, serious injury is less likely from impact than it would be if they fell/were accidently knocked out by parent or other chick earlier in their development, which has happened on previous years. The risk to this site is that it is over 500 feet of sheer drop, compared perhaps to a natural nest site where contours of cliff face might break fall. Several years, unfledged chicks that have 'jumped' early have been found with very minor injuries but obviously location would require they were found as quickly as possible.

Anyway, fingers crossed, that they both have fledged in past 24 hrs and no one's checked the webcam since then or at least reported it! Have contacted several sources and waiting for some info - will post as soon as I know.
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Anyway, fingers crossed, that they both have fledged in past 24 hrs and no one's checked the webcam since then or at least reported it! Have contacted several sources and waiting for some info - will post as soon as I know.
Will cross my fingers too!!

Presumably they will stay within the general locale with the parent birds so will hopefully be observed soon enough - they must have quite a following with local birders such as yourself.

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Will cross my fingers too!!

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Had phone call this morning - PHEW! Both chicks have been seen on the roof (out of box but still not fully fledged, so any time now). Have asked for webcam diary to be updated.
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Had phone call this morning - PHEW! Both chicks have been seen on the roof (out of box but still not fully fledged, so any time now). Have asked for webcam diary to be updated.

Good news.

We had a peregrine up here in inland Sussex the other day, bit unusual for here.
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Great thread, Joanne. In the fluffy white stage the Peregrine chicks rate up there with blue footed boobie babies on the cute-o-meter. Thanks for finding out that they were OK Deborah.
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They're airbourne!

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Good news - if Brighton is anything like Norwich they won't be short of sustainance (watch out pigeons )

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