Monday, 27 May 2019


The two chicks are growing well, and one of them does now seem to be a little larger than the other. This could mean that it is a female.

While Bella broods the smaller chick, the larger one is starting to explore its surroundings.

Here it is enjoying a bit of early morning sunshine and having a bit of a preen.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

One week old already!

The two chicks are already one week old and they have certainly grown very fast!

It looks like the chick nearer to the camera is getting most of the food in this clip, but the other one gets plenty to eat afterwards.

The parents have also stopped incubating the infertile third egg.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019


The two chicks are nearly a week old, and seem to be thriving. Their parents are kept busy bringing food for them.

They are still a bit unsteady, as you can see from the synchronised dive near the end of this video!
(The third egg didn't hatch.)

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Growing fast!

The two chicks are growing very fast, indicating that they are feeding well.

The third egg is almost certainly not going to hatch now, but it is interesting to note that only a couple of days ago, both the chicks came out eggs that size!

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Two chicks

So far, two chicks have arrived and both appear to be doing fine. They are both taking food and are growing fast.

It looks like the third egg may not hatch, just like last year.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

An Announcement

Family Notice

Christopher Robin and Bella
are delighted to announce the arrival
of two peregrine falcon chicks

at Tewkesbury Abbey on 15th and 16th May.
 (The third egg may hatch in the next day or two.)

This is the moment that the second chick emerged exhausted from its egg, watched by its dad.

Both seem to be doing just fine, and the older chick is already begging for food, and eating what is offered.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


The Tewkesbury Abbey Peregrines have just been mentioned LIVE on Radio 3.

To hear it for yourself, go to :-

The interesting bit is 46 minutes into the program.

It will be available to listen for 30 days.

Thanks to Mike Smart and presenter Petrock Trewlany for this!

As of 5pm yesterday (May 14th), there were still 3 eggs and no chicks.

Watch this space for news.....

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Nearly there!

It's only a day or two now until the first egg is due to hatch!

The weather over the last day or two has been somewhat wet. Here is a soggy CR keeping the eggs warm and dry.

Sunday, 5 May 2019


Bella spent a few minutes tidying up the nesting tray before returning to her incubation duties!

(Sorry, there's no sound on this video for some reason.)

Friday, 3 May 2019

Just a few days to go!

The excitement is building as there are just a few days to go before the eggs are due to hatch.

Here is a clip of  CR handing over incubation duties to Bella.