Saturday, 20 February 2021

The WiFi link is operational.


As in previous years, I've set up a live video feed so that anybody in the churchyard to the east of the Abbey can watch the activity on the peregrine nesting tray.

As of March 26th, the peregrines are sitting on some eggs, and by the beginning of May, these should have hatched.
While the birds are sitting on the tray they are usually out of sight, so this is the only good way to see them.

(Note that the video is not available on the internet as there is no connection up the tower.)

Here are the setup instructions which have been tested on an Android phone and an iPad. Hopefully they will work for you too!
*** If you can get it to work on an i-phone, please let me know in the comments below. ***

With an internet connection (eg at home), go to the Google Play store (Android) or the App Store (iPad). Search for and install the application called KViewPro.

Now standing in the churchyard between the Abbey and the Gander Lane car park where you can see the nesting tray, search for and connect to the WiFi network called “Falcons”. The password is “peregrine”.

Now run the KViewPro application, choose "config" (or "device") and create a new device and set it up manually as follows :-

Device Name = tower
Login Type = IP/DOMAIN
IP Address =
Media Port = 9000
User Name = guest
Password = peregrine

Then select channel 1 and maximise the screen to get the best picture.

A word of caution.
These are wild birds who catch and kill other birds for food. Therefore there may be scenes which some may find upsetting. 

If you want to donate to the project, please click HERE.
Remember to put the word "Peregrine" in the comments box!

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Both birds getting the tray ready

 The new gravel has been in place for just a few days, and both birds have been seen making a "scrape" in the stones.


Here are the male (CR) and then the female both getting it ready for the forthcoming breeding season.

(Apologies for the lack of sound. Hopefully this will be sorted out before too long.)

Friday, 12 February 2021

New Gravel!

 The nesting tray has been serviced!

 Today, the tray was taken back inside the tower and cleaned. After it was poked back through the louvres, it was provided with a brand new layer of gravel. The lack of gravel was probably the reason that last year's breeding season ended in failure.

Hopes are high for 2021. Both birds have been seen on the tower, indeed the male was on the tray just a few minutes before it was serviced.