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RE: Rochdale Town Hall Peregrines


All four now hatched, just been fed x female.

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At this moment one parent feeding the three chicks in full view.



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No 3 hatched :)

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Its encouraging to hear that at least 1 site is hatching this late.

I have been monitoring a pair on a London towerblock near where I live and the birds are still incubating. Don't know the date that the eggs were laid, but suspect that they are already past the window for hatching. :(

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2nd hatching this morning.

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It appears first chick has hatched. I have not seen it yet but the egg shell remains are clearly visible on the monitor at the moment.


 Just seen the first chickbiggrin - three more eggs to hatch.



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It appears first chick has hatched. I have not seen it yet but the egg shell remains are clearly visible on the monitor at the moment.

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4th egg just been laid. :)

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Google Rochdale peregrines or use this link http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/falcons



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Please instruct us how to get on the camera.

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Now 3 eggs.

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Robin , they can't make an egg that quickly. The egg forms inside the bird with a soft rubbery shell, when about to lay this hardens up and is laid as a complete egg. The birds will copulate until the clutch is laid fully.

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Just one more thing. I'm assuming they couldn;'t make the egg in an hour and a quarter, so was there any connection between copulation and laying?



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Thanks very much, Adrian, for your information. This is very much a learning curve which I am thoroughly enjoying.



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A second egg has now been laid:)

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Egg number two just been laid approx. 1330 hrs

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The birds copulated on camera at 12.13 pm. They are not camera shy.



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Robin, unlikely to stick at one egg , unless something has gone wrong with bird or at another attempted nest site. Usual clutch is 4 but can be between 2 and 5 - very rarely 6. The bird will cover the eggs just to stop them chilling or overheating. Will start to incubate when clutch is complete so they all hatch out roughly the same time- maybe 24/36 hrs between the first and last. Owls however start to incubate after first egg laid so that they deliberately hatch at different times. This means different sizes of youngsters and in event of low food counts/availability the eldest will out-compete the youngest until they die and they then get eaten by their siblings. Falcons are generally not put out by bad weather so can continue to catch food for their youngsters throughout. Nature can be cruel sometimes. Some other great cctv of peregrines can be seen at Nottingham, Norwich and Bath- amongst others, All these 3 sites are sitting already and you will see hatchings before the Rochdale pair.

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Not very au fait with things like this; is it likely to stick at one egg now? She seems to be incubating again and did all night.



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Not sure Sid, it is a very pale egg, they are often a lot darker brown than this. Fingers crossed all is well.

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Monday @ 18.30  -  looks like something may have happened to the egg confuse



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Seen her off the egg now; still only the one at 10.55.



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Female seems to be incubating this morning. Did anyone see how many eggs?



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Thanks Ivan I can stop the panic now blankstare 



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She won't sit properly until the full clutch has been laid. She will shelter them if the weather turns bad or too hot.



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Should she be sitting this egg to incubate?  She has spent quite a time off it.



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02/04/17 09.02 Female on tray (one egg), male visits and presents prey item to female. Female moves off tray (but in camera) to consume and male disappears.


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Looks like an egg



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On the tray now very fidgety

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Female on the tray with small food item 18:53

Been there quite a bit today...looking promising

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A bird on tray at 11.20pm.

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I watched for almost an hour this afternoon and the female appeared to be moving things around in the tray as though making ready, she then got in a position as if laying. She was all fluffed up and settled and the male flew in and started to feed her then left. She was still settled but after a while started to look around and was calling out. A few minutes later she upped and left. around 20 past 5. 



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Adult bird, looks female, still on tray at 1820. Fingers crossed they start to lay soon.

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Webcam shows single Peregrine sitting on edge of the tray at 1530 hrs 28/03/2017.

Regards Brian.



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Ivan Ellison and myself visited the location today and no peregrines were seen.

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With all the heavy rain over the last 7 days a gutter spitter way above the nest tray has apparently blocked and caused a cascade of water to poor down and unfortunately flood the nest tray. The birds appear not to be visiting the tray now, not surprising really as they won't want to lay eggs in a dodgy area.

Plans to rectify the problem are underway and should be done very soon but the birds may now abandon the tray, let's hope not.

If anyone spots a bird at the tray please post on here.

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-- Edited by Craig Bell on Monday 27th of March 2017 10:20:50 PM

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Have been on 4 or5 times a day and have not seen them either. Hope all is well



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Haven't seen either for the last three or four days when I've logged on, which is surprising as the female at least was almost permanently on the box or the stone wall in front. Can anyone shed any light on that, or have I just been unlucky?



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both peregrines showing well this afternoon in the drizzling rain, the male then flew off & soon came back with some food which the female then began to eat in full view.
great viewing on the camera also, the tray looks a little thin with grit & bones but I'm sure they will do well as usualsmile

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New live cctv camera now installed x Rochdale council is up and running. Log onto rochdale.gov.uk and enter peregrine into search box, you should be able to get access to the camera from there. Great view overlooking the tray. Looking forward to watching some great images this year and hopefully for the future.
Thanks to those involved with working with the council for this.


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RL seems to be missing a central tail feather but today showed very fine aerial agility by grabbing its sibling in a spectacular aerial manoeuvre. A few very close low level chases by the juveniles providing jaw dropping views.

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Excellent news - Thanks for the info. we were there before you got there and had good views of RR and RP.

 

 



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After being picked up off the floor outside the post office opposite the town hall on approx the 20th June one of this years young, the male colour ring RL, has been on a mystery tour of West Yorkshire houses, vets and a falconry centre before we eventually heard about his whereabouts. We then managed to collect him and  return him to the town hall tower this evening!!

On release he flew from the window ledge above the nest tray area very strongly but went out of site. We could not relocate him in the short time spent looking. 1 adult and another young was present just before his release. A Juv bird was then seen after release but we were unsure if that was RL?

If anyone is watching the birds in the next few days could you please keep a special look out for RL and report if you do see him.

A special thanks to SMJ Falconry Centre, Oxenhope for rehabbing him since the 22nd June, Abbey House Vets in Morley, West Yorks for initially taking him into care and Rob Archer/Vicky Irvine for assisting with his release.

Lets hope he goes on to have a long life in the wild rather than an aviary!!



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Excellent news, I look forward to watching them fledge.



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Info for anyone interested/ watching the Rochdale Peregrines..

4 quite large chicks were ringed and colour ringed last night. 1 male and 3 females. 

Craig. 



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Pair on territory around the town hall. Won't be long before some mating displays take place.

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Sad news indeed, and yes it appears all over the world that birds esp the larger ones are quietly being killed by these inefficient carbuncles.

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A bit of sad news regarding one of the 3 Male Peregrine chicks fledged this year from Rochdale Town Hall.

Male, colour ringed NP and ringed on 19th May `15, has been found alive (just!!) with its right wing severed. He was found under a wind turbine in the area of Denby Dale, West Yorkshire on the 17th of Sept `15, the bird is now in care.

This is the 5th Peregrine found either dead or injured (then dead) beneath these hazardous things from my ringing scheme in the past 10 years. What else are these "Green" and "environmentally friendly" things killing that are not getting picked up??

Regards, Craig.

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Adrian Dancy wrote:

I have not been involved with the Rochdale birds this year but to my knowledge there are three juveniles.







thanks Adrian, they do look like they are doing well.

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I have not been involved with the Rochdale birds this year but to my knowledge there are three juveniles.




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