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Lunchtime Feed for Bath Peregrine Chicks

On the stroke of 1.00pm tiercel AA delivers lunch for the brood. He seems put out that the falcon does not yet appear to trust him to feed their offspring and leaves.

The falcon then spends the best part of nine minutes feeding her brood and tucking in herself.

If AA had expected her to cache the left overs for him to finish off he was to be sadly disappointed. The falcon then settles down for a post lunch nap with just the merest hint of a look over her shoulder, presumably to check her general airspace was clear.

Sadly the fourth egg hasn’t hatched but the 3 youngsters are all looking great.

Youngest of Norwich Peregrine Chicks Dies

The death of the smallest peregrine chick at Norwich Cathedral yesterday came as a sad surprise to all of us, even though we know that life for young peregrines is tenuous at this stage of their development. We have gone through the recorded footage for clues as to why it died but can still only speculate.… Continue Reading

Trust Condemns Hen Harrier Death

Tests Prove Young Female in Yorkshire was Shot Hawk and Owl Trust vice president David Cobham has condemned the illegal shooting of a young female hen harrier in the Yorkshire Dales. The bird was part of a scientific study. Detailed laboratory tests have just confirmed that one of the endangered and rapidly dwindling population of… Continue Reading

Norwich Cathedral Site Readied for Spring

Cathedral Site Readied for Spring Stuart Horth of Norfolk’s Fire Fighters volunteered to help former High Sheriff of Norfolk Georgina Holloway and volunteers from the Hawk and Owl Trust to scale the ladders inside the spire of Norwich Cathedral last week. The Hawk and Owl Trust volunteers were carrying out maintenance and cleaning the peregrine… Continue Reading

Kestrel Project Yields Dividends

Nestboxes Near Highways Produce 69 Young Results from the Trust’s Kestrel Highways Project continue to be encouraging in some parts of the country, although the very wet weather in 2012 will have affected both nesting and post-fledging survival. The Trust began the project in 2008 to test whether lack of nest sites is a key… Continue Reading

Call for Chinese Lantern Ban

Party Treat Threatens Wildlife The Trust is backing a call for a ban on Chinese (or ‘sky’) lanterns because of the threats they pose to wildlife and livestock. It is encouraging supporters to sign a petition to the government on the RSPCA’s website. Gloucestershire farmer Simon Pain took this photograph of a barn owl he… Continue Reading

Meet Grant and Bobber

Norwich Peregrine Chicks are Named Norwich’s celebrity peregrine falcon chicks, which flew for the first time this week, have been named. The names were announced on Radio Norfolk, following hundreds of suggestions submitted by the public; the female is called Bobber and the male Grant. A third chick, which failed to survive, was also named,… Continue Reading

Trust Calls for Pledge on Buzzard Protection

Conservation Bodies Welcome Minister’s U-turn 31 May 2012 | The Hawk and Owl Trust has joined a dozen other environmental bodies in calling for government pledges never to sacrifice wild birds of prey to protect game birds or other livestock. The call follows a successful campaign, championed by the Trust, to reverse government plans to… Continue Reading