Yesterday after the eyasses fledged we had some great views of them around the peregrine watch. The falcon flew in yesterday with a starling and fed the eyasses in the oak tree above the plucking post. They were making a real noise, so I don’t think they had been fed for a while.
It was all action yesterday. The tiercel flew after a buzzard and chased it for about a minute in the sky above the nesting site. He was alarm calling and really flying after the buzzard.
Yesterday evening we had some amazing views of a fledgling on a branch of a pine tree near the peregrine watch. It sat there for about 2 hours and didn’t seem too bothered by us watching it. A woodpigeon landed on the branch near the fledgling and it started alarm calling and staring at the woodpigeon. It must be strange for a bird that has been stuck on a cliff ledge for six weeks.
Tom Hall – Species Protection Officer