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01/07/2019

Date: Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Today was an excellent day for our peregrines, particularly for our juveniles who have honed their flying skills. Unfortunately this is bad news for their poor father who was knocked off his crocket twice in one day!

Weather was sunny but with a cooler breeze.

9.25 A juvenile is spotted bringing prey to the nest box.

9.48 The other two juveniles fly to the nest, before all of them fly off.

10.22 Adult male spotted plucking prey on the East plucking window.

10.30 YS lands on the weather vane briefly before knocking the male off his perch, making him drop the prey he was plucking. The male stoops and catches it, then passes it to YS, who takes it back up to the East plucking window.

10.33 The male lands 2 crockets below the East plucking window.

10.38 YS returns to the nest box to eat her prey.

10.43 GA brings more prey to the nest box for YS before flying off East.

10.54 GA returns and lands 4 crockets down on the East side.

11.08 The male lands 2 crockets above GA.

11.11 L7 knocks the male off his crocket and lands on the South plucking window. The male flies around before landing below the East plucking window.

11.19 The male flies off.

11.23 YL lands in the nest box with YS.

12.06 YS flies off low around the cathedral to the North side.

13.15 The male flies by from West to South.

14.07 L7 flies East.

14.32 The male brings prey to the spire, passes it to YL who takes it to the East plucking window. The male lands 2 crockets above her.

15.07 L7 appears 1 crocket below the nest box.

15.10 L7 knocks YL off her perch stealing her food and flies off with it. YL lands on the nest box.

15.14 YS flies up and lands on the East plucking window.

15.22 Two juveniles fly up and play fight to the South of the cathedral.

15.34 The male lands in the nest box.

16.00 GA lands 4 crockets down from the South plucking window. The juveniles fly about to the North side of the spire.

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