Norwich activity log 12/6/17

9:30 Male on spire 2 crockets down.

9:45 Male flies off east.

9:50 Juvenile feeding in nest box.

10:00 Female perched just above box on east side.

10:30 Female moves higher up the spire 4 crockets down. Juvenile resting in corner of box.

11:10 Female flies off to the south east.

11:15 Female returns to spire 6 crockets down beside the top spire.

12:05 Juvenile on edge of nest box partaking in an alternating combination of flapping and preening.

12:35 Male returns to spire just below the top window.

12:45 Female takes flight to the south east.

13:01 Male flies off eastward.

13:40 Male returns to sit on the second crocket down east side.

14:20 Male flies west.

14:22 Male returns to the vicinity but remains airborne.

14:24 Male sits 5 crockets from the top of the spire again on the eastern side.

15:40 Female flying about to the east.

**18:52** Chick fledged. More to follow…. (Possibly not till tomorrow)

8 Responses to Norwich activity log 12/6/17

  1. Looking forward to seeing a video of the baby falcon chick flying off the nest ledge on its own since I missed it. I pray she’s okay and that she will have a great long life in her new world.

  2. I was visiting Norwich ( I live in Watford, Hertfordshire) back in April, and was inspired by the enthusiasm and knowledge of the volunteers at the watch point near the cathedrall so much so, that I have been checking in daily to see the progress of the chick, I have just logged on and seen the empty nest box, it’s been so enjoyable to watch the chicks development, and catch glimpses of the parents bringing food to the chick,I am just sad that I missed the actual fledging, hopefully it went well and the chick is safe.
    I will miss my daily fix of the Norwich peregrine family, thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible for us to share this wonderful insight into the world of this beautiful bird.

  3. I had just checked in to see how the chick was doing, having seen it flapping its wings & dashing back and forth along the ledge a little earlier, when within seconds of switching on I saw the chick go over the edge. It all happened so quickly I wasn’t sure how much control it had.
    I’m now waiting anxiously to hear if it’s ok.
    It was interesting watching the female’s reaction to the empty nest when she arrived with some food at around a little later.
    Fingers crossed that the chick has survived !

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