Our peregrine falcons have been making a regular appearance on the reserve for the past month or so. Last Tuesday our practical volunteers and our new seasonal staff had the pleasure of seeing the teircel (male) bringing food for the falcon (female). This is part of their pair bonding and is a good sign that they will mate this year.
Our new Peregrine Protection Officer is called Tom however he is a different Tom from last year! We also have a new Seasonal Ranger called Rhian. Both have settled in here at the Falls of Clyde really well and they are both eagerly looking forward to the peregrine launch which marks the start of our peregrine watch for 2012. This year the launch will be on Saturday 24th March at 10am in the Visitor Centre and then we will head up on to the reserve to see the closest views of peregrine falcons in Britain!
Tom is going to be taking over the blog for the peregrine season and Rhian and I shall be making guest appearances throughout the coming months.
Laura – Falls of Clyde Ranger