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BOURNEMOUTH PEREGRINES

Welcome to the website of Bournemouth Peregrines. We are pleased to have the opportunity to show live images from the nesting eyrie of these wonderful birds.

Bournemouth&PooleColege Bournemouth Borough Council BNSS Dorset Bird Club Wildlife-Windows

The following local organisations have contributed to this camera project:

Bournemouth & Poole College

Bournemouth Borough Council

Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Dorset Bird Club

Wildlife Windows Ltd.

Please follow their logo links to find out more about these organisations.

 

Peregrine image courtesy of Pete Walkden

News March 2019

 

Presently we are unsure if peregrines will use the college clock tower to nest this year. The camera was switched on at the start of March and has been monitored. To date no birds have been seen at the nest making breeding preparations (courting, making a scrape).

 

Over the last few weeks (early February onwards) only a single peregrine has been seen at the clock tower however recently (Monday 11th March) a pair was observed at the clock tower by a local watcher.

So, it is possible the clock tower could be used this year but we will have to wait and see.....there is still time.

 

It is likely that the Bournemouth peregrine population is in a state of flux as reports and observations are suggesting there could be a second pair of peregrines in town.  

It is also possible that one of the clock tower pair had perished and has only recently been replaced.

 

We will keep this page updated over the next couple of weeks (second half of March) and if it looks like the clock tower nest will be used we will load the live camera.

 

Fingers crossed.