Friday, May 29, 2015

Wildlife Trust - 30 Days Wild


The Wildlife Trust have launched 30 Days Wild for the month of June.

Do something wild every day in June - get out into nature, discover more about your local patch, learn about wildlife on your doorstep or in your garden.

Sign-up, download the wallchart and booklet with tips and ideas to help get you started.

Sign-up for 30 Days Wild

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nesting Peregrines 2015 Season

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

If you'd like to while away a few hours or take a break from work - watch these amazing birds hatching and feeding their young over the next few weeks.

Sussex Heights - 4 eggs, 4 chicks hatched (live video + audio)
Chichester Cathedral - 4 eggs, 3 chicks hatched so far (live video + audio)
Norwich Cathedral - 4 eggs,  4 chicks hatched, 1 chick died (live, no audio) @hawkandowluk

Bath St John's Church - 4 eggs, 3 hatched (live, no audio) @hawkandowluk
The first 20 Days (YouTube)

Nottingham Trent University - 3 or 4 chicks? (live video + audio) @NottsWildlife
- 26th May update - almost fully grown. Could see 3 but they're active, so moving around out of view and along the ledge!

Derby Cathedral - 4 eggs,  3 hatched (live video + audio)
Sutton Peregrines - Facebook photos and updates
Worcester Peregrines - Facebook photos and updates (Kestrel nest on the webcam)

Many of the sites have more than one camera on the nest site and some have associated blogs if you want to find out more about the site, peregrines and nesting projects.

If you find any other active/live sites for this year - let me know and I'll add them to the list.

Follow @hawkandowluk for into on Norwich and Bath peregrines.


Saturday, May 02, 2015

Nightingales in full song


This year's nightingale festival at the @RSPB Pulborough Brooks and they didn't disappoint with some great views of singing males up in trees and tops of bushes, giving everyone a good display with a bit of patience.