The following local organisations have contributed to this camera project:
Bournemouth & Poole College
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole 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
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Live stream 2021
One egg hatched 29th April 2:02 p.m.
Second egg hatched 2nd May approx 9:30 p.m.
Let's throw away the books, wildlife never ceases to amaze....the remaining egg has hatched! Wholly unexpected given that the number of days since potential laying significantly exceeds what is normal.
This is good news.
The white eggs at the back of the nest tray are old feral pigeon eggs
Feral pigeons nesting close to the peregrines:
This is very interesting. Pigeons have been determined to nest in this location from the start of 2020 despite the obvious peril of being close to one of their predators. The new egg laid by the pigeons is the third attempt at nesting. This breeding attempt will almost certainly fail.
This is a bit macabre but the nest that the pigeon has made will mostly be made from pigoen bones of previous prey items of the peregrines....all part of the circle and web of life.
First egg laid 3:31 a.m. 20th March
Second egg laid 8:18 p.m. 22nd March (64h 47mins after first egg)
Thrid egg laid 9:40 p.m. 29th March (7 days, 1 hour and 22 minutes after second egg)
One of the eggs was 'lost' at 6:41 a.m. 30th March. Unfortunately one of the eggs became stuck to the feamle's belly feathers and during an incubation changeover the egg was accidentally 'removed' by the female. See video clip below. This is unfortunate but hopefully the two remaining eggs will hatch. We don't know which egg was lost.
Update....what happened to the feral pigeon eggs?
Only the remaining pigeon egg can be accounted for. By a strange twist of fate exactly the same thing happened to this egg as happened to the lost peregrine egg.....it got stuck to the pigeon and taken out of the nest early on 5th May.