Marlow Peregrines


*** Name the Peregrines - a fun competition for the kids this Easter ***

Please submit your suggested names for the male and female birds, along with your name, age and contact email - contact@wildmarlow.org.uk

Winners will receive a photo of their beautiful bird

Make your own life size Peregrine Falcon - a fun family activity! Click here

 

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UPDATE: 12/04/21 Some suprising snow this morning, but the female did an excellent job keping the eggs warm

UPDATE: 11/04/21 Full time incubation

UPDATE: 09/04/21 Egg number 4 arrived at 8.40am

UPDATE: 08/04/21 Female spending all her time on the egg incubating, except to feed

UPDATE: 07/04/21 Egg number 3 arrived just after midnight

UPDATE: 06/04/21 Female on eggs the majority of the time

UPDATE: 05/04/21 Female on eggs the majority of the time

UPDATE: 04/04/21 Egg number 2 arrived at about 3pm

UPDATE: 03/04/21 Lots of time sat on the egg. Sometimes leaving to hunt/feed but not for long before returning. One of the birds will be keeping close to protect the egg.

UPDATE: 02/04/21 We have our first egg! A Good Friday indeed.

UPDATE: 01/04/21 Lots of feeding and scrape making activity

UPDATE: 31/03/21 Both birds seen feeding

UPDATE: 30/03/21 Both birds calling and feeding

UPDATE: 29/03/21 Pair seen feeding

UPDATE: 28/03/21 Both birds on spire

UPDATE: 27/03/21 BOth birds seen feeding and calling

UPDATE:  26/03/21 Both birds seen feeding and very vocal

UPDATE: 25/03/21 Both birds seen feeding on the spire

UPDATE: 23/03/21 Both birds seen feeding sending feathers down like confetti

UPDATE: 22/03/21 Both birds on the Church spire, mating behaviour witnessed

UPDATE: 21/03/21 Both birds spotted on the Church spire

UPDATE : 20/03/21 Both birds on the Church spire, mating behaviour and eating witnessed

UPDTAE: 19/03/21 Both birds on the Church spire, mating behaviour witnessed

UPDATE: 17/03/21 After a brief spell of no sightings, the male was seem on the Church spire

Wild Marlow has installed a new nesting platform for the pair of peregrine falcons living high up on the spire at All Saints' Church. On Saturday, 20th February, Verity West from Wild Marlow, Martin Teague from Blue Chip Security Ltd and Andrew Carter All Saints' Church Steeple Keeper, climbed approx 25m (82 ft) to the place where the birds have been living since 2019. This is a new pair in a new territory, and Wild Marlow is hoping that they will soon start to breed.

Peregrine falcons can take three years to breed successfully as a new pair in a new territory. We hope we’ve given this pair a helping hand with their new specially-designed nesting platform. We’ve also installed a camera system so that we can study the birds and make sure they thrive.
All Saints' Church has been hugely supportive of Wild Marlow and our wish to help and monitor these fantastic birds. We’d also like to thank Bob Keene at Bisham Nest Box Group, who built and donated the box.

Peregrine falcons are super-speedy. Among the fastest animals on the planet, they can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour when 'stooping' — diving down on prey from a great height. They usually capture their prey mid-air, taking birds like feral pigeons and collared doves. The peregrine falcon is a Schedule 1 protected species of The Wildlife and Countryside Act and is the UK’s biggest falcon. 
 
The camera monitoring system at the church has been generously donated by Blue Chip Security Ltd: 
https://www.bluechipsecurity.co.uk/
 
Bisham Nest Box Group can be found here: 
https://www.bnbg.org.uk/
 
For more information on peregrine falcons go to:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/peregrine/