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2022 Peregrine Activity

Activity Log for 2022

UPDATE: 14/09/22 Very sad to report that one of this years young peregrine falcons (TCS), from All Saints’ Church nesting platform, has been recovered dead near Braywick. There was no indication on cause. Very sad news but we hope the other three are still doing ok. 

UPDATE: 24/6/22 We are thrilled but also sad that it is time to say goodbye to our peregrine falcon young for this year – it is not only time that flies 💚 These four juveniles can now fly competently and have been learning how to hunt from their parents, so they need to go off into the big wide world on their own territory. We expect the parents Marly and Roy to stay nearby at All Saints Church and hopefully return for another season early next year.

UPDATE: 23/6/22 Three sat at one end of the parapet, one at the other – looks like they’ve fallen out!

UPDATE: 22/6/22 These juvenile peregrines do love a sunbeam, but today they are opting for the cooler shady spots on the spire – very sensible

UPDATE: 17/6/22 With all their flying adventures at the moment, it’s great to breathe a sign of relief when we can see them all back together, safely on the spire 

UPDATE: 16/6/22 All four doing well today 💚

UPDATE: 15/6/22 These little pickles have been keeping us on our toes – mulling over how to inform you that we may have lost one, as we hadn’t seen all four together for a while, then as if by magic 💚 phew 🦅🦅🦅🦅

UPDATE: 14/6/22 The juveniles are doing really well. Three spend most of the day on the parapet ledge taking in the sights and flapping their wings a lot. One is further up on the spire on a higher perch

UPDATE: 12/6/22 Three of the four young have made it up to the ledge and are enjoying the morning sunshine. The fourth keeps looking and thinking about it, but not braved it yet – they are two days younger than the others of course 💚

A very vulnerable time for them, as they cannot fly yet, so our nerves are tested when they look a little wobbly 🙈

UPDATE: 11/6/22 One chick on the parapet ledge, two on the nesting platform roof, one on the ramp, Dad Roy brings in a ring necked parakeet, Mum Marly promptly takes it from him to prepare and distribute – so lovely to see the whole family all together on the nest cam

UPDATE: 11/6/22 A little walk along the ledge. Must be a sensory overload after only seeing life on the parapet floor up until now 💚

UPDATE: 10/6/22 First bold chick makes it up onto the ledge of the parapet

UPDATE: 9/6/22 These young Peregrine Falcon chicks are now 37 days old – wow they grow quickly! Incredibly all 4 have survived to this point, due to the amazing, dedicated hard work from their parents Marly and Roy 💚

UPDATE: 8/6/22 A pretty crowded nesting platform and that’s without the parents!

UPDATE: Another milestone 💚 The first chick takes a tentative flying attempt to land on the roof of the nesting platform! Won’t be long before the others follow them – they progress so quickly

UPDATE: 5/6/22 Been a pretty noisy few days of celebrations in the town, but specially with the impressive celebratory peal by the bellringers at All Saints’ Church Marlow on Saturday 💚 The peregrine family would have had an amazing view of the unusual scenes across the area.

UPDATE: 3/6/22 Ring necked parakeet for breakfast again this morning. While the chicks are more than happy to take food from their parents still, they are also learning to strip the prey provided 💚

UPDATE: 1/6/22 Woke up to see an empty nesting platform – panic over, all four had gone on a mini adventure!

UPDATE: 30/5/22 The wing and flight feathers are really visible now – not much longer and all the fluffy white down will be gone

UPDATE: 28/5/22 Two of the chicks are venuring off the platform for a little wander around

UPDATE: 27/5/22 Both parents seen feeding chicks at the same time – it’s getting crowded as the chicks are growing so quickly

UPDATE: 25/5/22 A really big day for the chicks as they are ringed under license – they did really well 

UPDATE: 23/5/22 All four doing well and venturing out from under the shelter of the platform roof

UPDATE: 22/5/22 Chick 4 is visible much smaller than the others, but getting fed well by the parents

UPDATE: 21/5/22 All four are now standing up and wobbling around tentatively

UPDATE: 20/5/22 Two of the chicks are starting to take their first wobbly steps

UPDATE: 19/5/22 Ring Necked Parakeet for breakfast and no lasting ill effects from the storm

UPDATE: 18/5/22 Nasty storm over night, but chicks and Mum all sought shelter and huddled together for safety

UPDATE: 17/5/22 Mum and Dad are very busy keeping these four fed

UPDATE: 16/5/22 All four chicks doing really well, growing visibly stronger every day

UPDATE: 15/5/22 The chicks huddled together today, sheltering from the rain

UPDATE: 14/5/22 Both adults seen checking out the activities going on at Pub in the Park

UPDATE: 13/5/22 Marlow’s Peregrines were on the BBC London News – View via You Tube

UPDATE: 12/05/22 All looking good, number four is holding their own and feeding well still

UPDATE: 11/05/22 Ring necked parakeet on the menu today

UPDATE: 10/05/22 Chicks left for nearly an hour today, but both parents returned with a good dinner

UPDATE: 09/05/22 First three chicks growing really well, number four has some catching up to do

UPDATE: 08/05/22 All chicks doing well, still a little wobbly in their feeding enthusiasm!

UPDATE: 07/05/22 Mum is doing the larger share of the brooding and feeding while Dad does most of the hunting

UPDATE: 06/05/22 All four doing well, hope number four catches up quickly

UPDATE: 05/05/22 Fourth chick hatches – full house!

UPDATE: 04/05/22 All three chicks feeding well, still waiting for number four to hatch

UPDATE: 03/05/22 11:18 Third chick hatches, Mum promptly eats the egg shell

UPDATE: 03/05/22 05:06 Second chick hatches

UPDATE: 03/05/22 03:25 The news we’ve been waiting for – first chick hatches

UPDATE: 08/04/22 Cold temperatures mean quick change overs for egg sitting

UPDATE: 06/04/22 Both birds taking turns in hunting and brooding

UPDATE: 04/04/22 Incubating proper occurring so full clutch laid

UPDATE: 02/04/22 Both birds seen egg sitting

UPDATE: 01/04/22 Right on cue, egg number 4 arrived at 3.13pm

UPDATE 31/03/22 Very cold wind and snow flurries today. Marley doing a great job keeping her eggs protected

UPDATE 30/03/22 Egg number 3 arrived at 6.56am

UPDATE: 29/03/22 Drop in temperature has seen Marly spending more time on her eggs

UPDATE: 28/03/22 Egg number 2 arrived at 1.30am

UPDATE: 25/03/22 We have our first egg! Laid at 2.37pm

UPDATE: 22/03/22 Female seen using the currently empty platform as a prey cache to stop the opportunistic Red Kites stealing it

UPDATE: 20/03/22 Both birds spending lots of time on the spire, feeding and preparing the platform

UPDATE: 18/03/22 The female seen starting to make her scrape in the gravel in the platform

UPDATE: 17/03/22 Please to hear reports of the pair finally seen together – lots of mating behaviour and first glimpse of them on our cameras 

UPDATE: 29/01/22 Blowing a hooley in the morning but we persevered and got the nesting platform ready for the new season 🦅

 

We have an additional wider view camera this year, to take in any action on the parapet edge 💚 Thanks to our friends at Bisham Nest Box Group for the donation to help purchase this, and of course Blue Chip Security Ltd for their help installing and setting up. Special thanks also to Andrew from All Saints’ Church Marlow, for his continued help and support with this project. Talons crossed everyone, for another successful breeding season 🤞 Keep updated by following us on Facebook

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