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Bath Peregrines. Three chicks

As has become usual with the Bath Peregrine platform pair, four eggs were laid, and four hatched. Sadly on the morning of 5th May the smallest chick died.

The chick was alive and apparently well at 05:15, but it looks like the adult female may have accidentally ‘spiked’ it with a talon as she turned to take food from the tiercel when he brought it to the box. The chick fed on that occasion, but was dead pretty soon after. This is unfortunate but not uncommon.

The falcon spent a considerable amount of time apparently attempting to get the chick to stand up, but in the end she gave in and carried it to the back of the box and fed it to the other three; some people may find this fact  distressing, but the birds do not waste an opportunity and it helps to keep the nest clean and hygienic.

Success at our Nest Box in Bath as all Three Chicks Fledge

Bath Peregrines Fledging Update: Our nest box at St Johns Church in Bath has seen alot of action over the past week with all 3 chicks fledging successfully and now seen jumping about on the roof of the nest box and flying around the church grounds and Bath city centre. The exact fledging of the… Continue Reading

Mike Nuttall’s Epic Bike Ride from Bath to Norwich following our GA Peregrines Route

On the late May Bank Holiday weekend saw one of the Hawk and Owl Trusts most highly valued volunteers who used to give his time to our Bath Peregrines Project, completing an EPIC 250 mile bike ride across the English countryside from the beautiful city of Bath up to the fine city of Norwich, which… Continue Reading

Bath Peregrines Think that Spring 2016 has Come Early!

“The breeding pair at the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Urban Peregrine Project nest box at St John’s church in Bath appear convinced that spring 2016 has come early.  On 18 December through an early morning mist the pair are seen here apparently discussing the merits of the new gravel fill we have provided for them. … Continue Reading