Friday, 17 August 2018

Glimpses of PDN

Although Paddington has left his nest, he has returned once or twice.

This visit was so brief, that the video has been slowed down 8 times!

Rather longer, and better controlled, was this visit which lasted some 4 minutes in all.

He seems to be doing well, but unless he visits the tray it is difficult to find out exactly what he's up to.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Visiting the nesting tray

The video camera is back and working again. I had to remove the recorder to trawl through hours of video to try to see when Paddington's first flight was.

Now that it's working, a few days ago it captured a visit from CR.

Here he is having a scrape in the gravel. A few minutes later, he brought in some food, but there was nobody there to feed it to, so he had it himself.

Next to visit was Bella....

And then, Paddington himself, taking some prey from CR!

However, since August 5th, neither bird has been seen by the camera.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Video analysis

Having viewed a week's worth of videos, I can confirm that Paddington's first attempt at flying was indeed the moment he left the tray on the morning of Saturday 28th July at 10:39am

The same day, both his parents have visited the tray with food for him.

There was also a brief visit from a pigeon, a live one that is, for the first time in months.

Because there was so much footage to view, I have had to remove the video recorder to download the video files. It takes about an hour to download each day's video from each camera. Anyway, I will put it back in the next day or so to see if there is anything else going on.

If anybody does see Paddington around the tower, please leave a comment below. Thanks.