Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Recent Activity

Whilst progress is still being made behind the scenes to bring you three new camera  feeds from Derby Cathedral, it's brilliant that webcam watcher, Wendy Barter, has been capturing moments from our one working web camera and posting them on YouTube.

The camera was refitted to our brand new platform, installed just before Christmas, as described here.
Screenshot by Kate showing the new gravel/slate and
the pale woodwork at the top of the scaffolding
which will soon hold the shroud which will cover the roof


We have additional new cameras which we will be putting online very shortly.

The clip below was captured early this morning, and looks like our adult male chilling out on the new nest site. Ignore the speeding traffic below - Wendy has speeded this up from real time.
Note also how the bird coughs up a pellet during the video.....we think this is the first time we've seen this on a video.





11 comments:

Anonymous said...

My little boy came home from his school on tuesday and said they had been watching it but never saw it ..so we had a look and it was there but not seen it since .Luckily i took a snapshot of it so he could take into school to prove he saw it .He goes to Kensington junior school Ilkeston.

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

Hello Anonymous: great that your son's class has been watching the peregrine webcams.
Obviously it is very early in the nesting season so they won't be on the nest a great deal yet...and in addition, scaffolding is going up on the nave below which I'm sure will deter them visiting the nest during the daytime.
If you can tell the teacher that we can provide them with support/help please do. He or she can contact use via peregrines@derbyshirewt.co.uk .
Nick B

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for your information i will pass it on

Helen said...

Very excited to see one of the peregrines doing some nest scraping a few minutes ago. Brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see its back :)

Wendy Bartter said...

With many thanks to Kate for her timely alert I have managed some footage of this visit from whom I assume to be the male ... does anyone know for sure?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqK9Ki0yxRs

kate said...

Uploaded a couple of Captures of the scrapes this afternoon. they are on Derby Group FLKR
Kate

kate said...

Early morning Visit by Tiercel(I think?)
then he ran to slate end and fle at the Bells.
Pics on Flkr,Wendy may be videoing, we shall soon see CHOL:):)

Wendy Bartter said...

Unfortunately I wasn't Kate so it's great to have your captures on record!

Wendy Bartter said...

A bit more action from mid-day, sound seems a little out of sync...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scqNitAn-MU

Wendy Bartter said...

So excited today ... started recorder to see if any visitors after workmen finished & bingo!!
First sighting of the pair (albeit a funny colour), lovely long chat ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1XtPf3Nfl0