Nesting pair on their 2nd year residency in this church tower. Raised at least 1 chick this year.
No interactions present.
Broad moustache says yes to me
I wonder if peregrines are deaf - or at least the ones nesting in church towers. I went to see the Derby Cathedral peregrines and the noise of the bells was too loud for me on the ground let alone right up by the bell tower!
Yes I agree. The bells ring regularly & the birds are not one bit bothered at all by the din!
I haven't managed to find any authoritative research on the hearing of peregrines - but several websites claim that their hearing is accute.
Be interested to hear if anyone has found a more authoritative website quoting proper research on this issue.
James P Deans
Lat/Lng: 49.1, -2.2
OS grid ref: S^9220