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Nottingham peregrines 2021

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JANICE199, Feb 4, 2021.


  1. JANICE199

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    For those that follow the peregrine we have new cameras and 2 different views. Sadly at the moment there is no sound. I don't know yet if this will be added. Looking forward to seeing our first egg next month.:)
     
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    At 2. 50am this morning there is a Peregrine sat on the ledge.
     
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    He/She there now looks like work has been done for the nest as there is a slight hollow in the pebbles.
     
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    There have been 2 new cameras put up as well just recently. Sadly no sound though. Both birds are visiting daily now. Just a few more weeks we should have the first egg.:)
     
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    Lets hope the weather is kind to them this year.
     
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    Fingers crossed the snow has gone for this year. Just my personal opinion here, but going by last year, i'm surprised Mrs P is still around, and a younger bird hasn't replaced her. But she is a tough cookie.:)
     
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    First egg was laid at 12.35 am today.
    March 15th first egg.JPG
     
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    Brilliant news
     
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    Egg number 2 arrived at 7.18 this morning. :)
     
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    Update.... Things are changing by the looks of things. It seems we have a female intruder. Mrs P our resident female has not been seen since Saturday morning.
    We now have what looks like a new female intruder.
     
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    Oh that's a shame, hope Mrs P is OK.
     
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    There's two birds there right now - is one of these her, or is this the intruder?
    Screenshot 2021-03-22 13.56.52 cropped.png
     
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    I've just had a look and wondered the same, but would the intruder sit on Mrs P. eggs
     
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    Archie is on the eggs, the intruder is the one on the ledge.
     
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    Thanks @JANICE199 , that's what I wondered. Let's hope Mrs P is OK and comes back soon, because Archie's going to need her help for those eggs to have a chance!
     
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    If the intruder stays, she will want her own eggs so it's very doubtful she will lay on Mrs P's eggs.
     
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    Still only two eggs, looks like things are really going wrong for Mrs p this year:(
     
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    Sadly it seems like the dead peregrine found was Mrs P.:Bawling But the new female P9 has mated with Archie a few times and is still around the nest box.
    Looks like we will/ might, still see some new life this year. Fingers crossed.
     
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    25th March: After a little more digging we’ve discovered more detail about the new female falcon on the scene. She would appear to be Archie’s niece and hatched in 2019. They were both from the nest of a pair known as the ‘Parliament Pair’ and assuming there has been no change in adult birds at their nest, her mother is Archie's sister which hatched in 2010 - with Archie following in 2012.

    From time to time raptors, including peregrines, do mate with birds they are related to but many pairs are not entirely faithful and have additional pair matings. This means that a clutch of eggs may be fertilised by several males so even when a pair are related it is unlikely that all the chicks will carry the male bird’s genes.

    With the new female being so young this is almost certainly the first time she has attempted to pair up and breed. Whilst she is inexperienced it is hoped that she will lay at least one egg and with Archie’s help, she may have a successful first season.

    Thanks to the author of 'Urban Peregrines' Ed Drewitt and Nathalie Mahieu, Peregrine Monitor for peregrines at Charing Cross Hospital for this information.

    UPDATE FROM NOTTINGHAM WILDLIFE TRUST.
     
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