Quite an unusual event thus far happened at the peregrine site today. The tiercel for the first time fed the falcon and eyasses.
He arrived at the plucking post with a starling and plucked it for about four minutes and then flew down to the eyrie. He then fed the falcon for about three minutes. It was great to watch and quite funny watching the eyasses opening their beaks and trying to get some of the meat. He then fed the eyasses for the first time. He then flew off down the gorge and left the falcon to feed the rest of the starling to the eyasses.
On Saturday an osprey flew above the peregrine site, probably using the river Clyde as a corridor to fly along. The tiercel was sitting in the oak tree above the eyrie and started alarm calling as it flew above him. At first I though it was a gull and then realised it was an osprey.
Tom – Species Protection Officer