Norwich Nest Box Clean 2019

On Friday the 11th of January 2019 the Norwich Peregrine nest box was cleaned and topped up.



Photos left to right: The nest box before and after the clean. The Male sat on the spire (photo taken by Chris Skipper) and the view from the front edge of the nest box looking down.

An activity log was taken by Julie Curl a long standing volunteer to monitor the Peregrines behaviour whilst the nest box was visited.

Peregrine nest clean observations. Thursday 11th January 2019.

9.45am Male on spire on south side just below top window. GA on gold decoration

9.50am GA flies down and calls quietly and lands on crocket next to crocket and invites mating. Male flies off and lands on overhead camera on nest box, GA plays hard to get.

GA moves higher up spire and to east of top window. Brief ‘chupping’ noises.

9.52 GA flies round spire as team appears on bell tower.

10am GA flying round and male on overhead camera.

10.02am GA and male fly round spire

10.03 GA lands near top window on south east. Male flies off to south east and not seen again throughout cleaning process.

10.15 GA watches from just below top south window.

10.20 GA moves to 7 crockets above nest and watches. Three Cormorant s fly from MW to SE close to spire, ignored by GA.

10.36am GA moves to 2 crockets from top of spire on east side and watches quietly and stays in same place during and after cleaning.

Julie Curl. 11/1/19 

Photo: The pair inspecting the box post cleaning

7 Responses to Norwich Nest Box Clean 2019

    • Hi Pamela unfortunately there are other problems with the infrastructure of the camera set up that can not be resolved this season. We are lucky to still have a picture we are still trying to resolve the problem however as its so close to breeding season we do not want to cause any kind of disturbance to the birds so we may have to wait until after breeding season in October time to do more. If its possible for you to come down to the watchpoint its great to hear the birds for real.

  1. Hello again, thanks for info regarding birds, still no sound, hope it can come back for this year, really missed it last year it makes a brilliant website even better. regards

    • Hi David unfortunately after further investigation it seems there are more problems with the infrastructure of the camera that need resolving and as its getting so close to breeding season these cannot be sorted in time as we don’t want to disturb the birds. We will continue to try to resolve it.

    • Hi David, the pair are still on the Cathedral and they stay on the Cathedral all year.The 2018 chicks were not ringed so we can not say for sure what happened to them. We have had reports of juvenile birds around the area of North Norfolk hunting so it is possible that some of them maybe not too far away. Overall from satellite tracking studies we know that females tend to travel further away from their paternal nest site than males so the female may have gone further than the males.

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