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Peregrine 2020 – From 11th May to Fully Fledged

Peregrine 2020 … from 11th May …

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“The birds have now fledged.  Preening and sleeping seems to be order of the day for this now increasingly rare moment when all four fledged juveniles can be seen from one camera.”  Robin Morrison – 19th June

 

Tea has arrived for two of our young peregrines. Glad our gargoyle camera provides such a convenient perch for the adult!!

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Saturday, 13 June 2020

“Tea has arrived for two of our young peregrines. Glad our gargoyle camera provides such a convenient perch for the adult!!”  Michael Leigh-Mallory – 13th June

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Saturday, 13 June 2020

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Saturday, 13 June 2020

Nice clip of one of our peregrines a few mins back. Perched on the wooden support of one of our cameras. A leap of faith and flight? 50m to the ground from up there.
Michael Leigh-Mallory – 13th June

 

“Great news this morning one of our peregrines has taken a maiden flight from the church tower and is safe at present on another part of the church. Not sure which one yet!”  Michael Leigh-Mallory – 12th June


“We can now confirm that (MJ) Moneypenny was the first of our young peregrines to leave the tower this morning on a maiden flight.  Michael Leigh-Mallory – 12th June

Rest of the peregrines are still happy on the church roof this afternoon.

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Friday, 12 June 2020

“Rest of the peregrines are still happy on the church roof this afternoon.”
Michael Leigh-Mallory – 12th June

“Glad to see our peregrines using the astro turf we placed on the nesting box roof. Two of our eyases looking through in direction of hammet Street and the parade in Taunton.”
Michael Leigh-Mallory – 9th June 2020

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Monday, 8 June 2020

Quick clip of our peregrines a few mins back (7pm). Very chilled up there within the protection of the palisade of the church roof. They have a big test in the coming days. As soon as they leap from the tower they encounter the real harsh reality that not everyone likes them and the gulls will be on the attack straight away!! Positive thoughts everyone. Michael Leigh-Mallory – 8th June 2020

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Peregrines have retreated to the nesting box after getting a good soaking earlier. Not sure they quite understand the concept of rain yet.
Michael Leigh-Mallory – 3rd June 2020

 

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Thursday, 4 June 2020

Peregrines are out and about this morning. Clearly see how the feathers are dominating and that fluffy down is being shed. Enjoying spreading out this morning after the rain yesterday.
Michael Leigh-Mallory – 4th June 2020

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Thursday, 4 June 2020

“Eyases on the centre of the church roof early this morning. Clearly see the shedding of their fluff down as the true real feathers start to dominate. Really starting to look like peregrines now.” MLM. 4/6/20

 

“Sandra Hall & Tim and Feah Bowery had the honour of naming this year’s female Peregrine Falcons. Tim has been involved in the project from the very start and we couldn’t have completed the project without him. Massive thanks Tim!!  Our new vicar at the church gets a peregrine named after him – albeit the female version of Tobie!”
Michael Leigh-Mallory (Photo: Seb Loram)

Portrait shot of our x4 female young peregrines taken by Seb Loram this morning. (MK) Vesper showing off her new blue colour ring!
Michael Leigh-Mallory FB – 23rd May 2020

 

“I’ve had a tough morning lying on my bed controlling our cameras to record the ringing of our x4 eyases!! Meanwhile Seb Loram had the job of driving up from Torquay area, climbing the tower, ringing the eyases, putting them safely back in nesting box. Not bad for 10.00am.”
Taunton Peregrines Twitter page – 23rd May 2020

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Saturday, 23 May 2020

Exciting day as our x4 young peregrine eyases are having their colour rings fitted today!! Will we have our first female? News later. Seb Loram is licensed by the BTO and will do the honours this morning. I have the easy job of lying in bed watching the ringing process on my phone! Pictures later.  Chicks loving breakfast this morning.
Michael Leigh-Mallory FB – 23rd May 2020

 

Fab to see the fab 4 peregrine eyases on top of the tower!! All 4 are doing really well. In a few weeks they have a very dangerous time as they leave the safety of the tower.

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

“Fab to see the fab 4 peregrine eyases on top of the tower!! All 4 are doing really well. In a few weeks they have a very dangerous time as they leave the safety of the tower.”
Michael Leigh-Mallory FB – 19th May 2020

 

Although all 4 chicks are doing well, we seem to have one chick that can consume a huge amount of food. Just look at the size of its belly and crop, no doubt it will be first in line for the next meal in a few hours time.
Taunton Peregrines Twitter page (RM) – 13th May 2020

 

Posted by Michael Leigh-Mallory on Sunday, 10 May 2020

More positive news this morning our fab 4 peregrine eyases continue to grow well. #Tauntonperegrines Day 8
Michael Leigh-Mallory – 11th May 2020

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