The search for HG and the waiting game for her return to St John’s is over. After she fledged, probably a bit early (candidate for the Springwatch semi-fledge tag?), at around 05:00 on Friday 13th June, members of the Bath and West Wilts Group of the Hawk and Owl Trust, ably supported by a cadre of local nest watchers, have been looking and listening for signs of her location. At around 14:00 yesterday (13 June) a peregrine was heard calling and both adults lifted in an apparent attempt to clear their airspace of gulls. The nest watch team was back in action this morning and the search for HG has a happy ending.
Local nest watcher Mark Hucker has reported to Mike Rogers that he has seen HG on a roost near to the church with the falcon on guard at a safe distance. When Mark found her today HG looked none the worse for her ordeal. More news and photographs will be posted here when we have it.
Bath Peregrine Project Coordinator
HOT Bath and West Wilts Group