Sunday, 19 June 2016

Close up chatting

Although camera 3 doesn't have sound, I have merged this clip of CR and Bella (mostly just out of view) chatting together with the sound from camera 1.

CR seems to prefer this corner of the nesting platform, which is why camera 3 was put there to get close ups of anything happening.

Getting on very well

Bella and CR seemed to have paired up quite well again, rather like last year.

It's a pity they weren't behaving like this in February and March. Lets hope they are successful next spring.

Catching food

Christopher Robin seems to be rather good at catching prey.

Here are a couple of videos of him landing on the nesting platform with something in his talons. In the first one, he is definitely not sharing and he flies away. In the second, he lets Bella have it.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Camera 3

Camera 3 can provide some nice close ups. Here is CR chatting to Bella (mostly just out of shot)

(There is no sound)

Floodlit landing

Camera 2 watching CR and then Bella landing on the nesting tray.

(There is still no sound on this camera)

Note that the camera has been pushed sideways by a pigeon. This has now been corrected.

Sunday, 12 June 2016


CR bringing a starling for breakfast, which Bella takes off him and proceeds to eat.

An hour or so later, after Bella had eaten and left, CR briefly landed with a half eaten meal of his own. Perhaps he made sure Bella had eaten first, allowing him to have his own breakfast undisturbed.

(This is the first time I have seen prey being eaten in front of the camera.)


Both birds are still around, especially early in the morning and late at night. The rest of the day, the pigeons are the usual occupants of the nesting tray.

This video shows Bella and then Christopher Robin making a scrape in the gravel, and then unusually, CR scraping while Bella watches.

If only they had exhibited this behaviour a few months ago, we might have seen them feeding their chicks by now!