Thursday, 19 March 2015

Look who's back!

Great news!

The camera on Tewkesbury Abbey tower has finally caught some action.

Firstly we see CR (Christopher Robin) and then DX (Alice) joins him. CR flies off after a while, leaving Alice on her own. There's lots of calling going on too. (except you can't hear it as there is no sound on the video!)

Let's hope that they settle down.....!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Just one bird still.

Dave Pearce took this photo at Tewkesbury today.

We think this is CR (Christopher Robin).

There is no sign of Alice at Tewkesbury, however she is regularly seen at Bishop's Cleeve.

This account was send to me by Ann Jessop, a Bishop's Cleeve bell ringer.
Last Saturday, Alice was spotted attacking a seagull which fought back amid lots of squawking, attacking, counter attacking, evasion, turning, dropping, feinting and chasing!
Then a second peregrine appeared on the scene.
 The seagull stood his ground and Alice gave up the chase.
One peregrine then flew off to the east and the other to the west.

The question is who was this second peregrine? Was it CR, or was it a visitor from Christchurch, or somewhere else?

Friday, 6 March 2015

A pair of pairs!

There was a pair of birds on the tower this morning!
Unfortunately, one was a pigeon!
It's amazing that prey and predator can live so close side by side. Perhaps the pigeon knew that the peregrine had only just had his breakfast so wouldn't be hungry any more?
The other pair was at Christchurch, Cheltenham. This photo was taken on Thursday.