Falcon had caught a feral pigeon and was eating it.
No interactions present.
an immature male was reported, during yesterday's snooker final. Well done for getting such good shots. Any sign of the Woodlark from this morning?
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Thanks for ID. I heard about the woodlark, but didn't see it - maybe an earlier victim!
The more vertical chest plumage and the white patches on the back of the neck do suggest a young bird but the yellow eye surrounds and bill base or cere is yellow which are more adult attributes.
Thanks trevindevon, if it hangs around it will good to spot if it is ringed.
Yes. It will be interesting to see what the ring tells us. Do you know how many fledged in 2012?
Not been seen here for many years, but cold well be London born - don't know how many born in London.
that these people http://www.london-peregrine-partnership.org.uk/ may have some information about how many were raised in London.
Sorry but I thought there were a pair breeding on Ally Pally already. If not then it could be a good site for a future pair. Well situated I guess. Fingers crossed.
I gather from a long term local that they did breed on the back of the Palace for a couple of years about 5 years ago.
The ring was seen (photo) and we have been told that this was single offspring (male) of the pair at the Tate Modern. Hope he attracts a mate. Still around, seen yesterday.
Good work getting the ring id'd. Interesting that we can now know so much about a particular bird. I wonder if any of the Urban hatchlings ever move back to the wild country again. Following Ally Pally progress on twitter.@FriendsAllyPark
I thought Peregrines were birds of cliffs not the countryside or is that what you meant? The ring ID was due great help from twitter contacts (yes I run @FriendsAllyPark ) Reply from the BTO after a week was that it would take 4-6 weeks to give info! Not sure why their data can't be more easily accessible - at least for BTO members. Local paper report: (actually fledged 6th June not born) http://www.hamhighbroadway.co.uk/news/tate_modern_peregrine_falcon_gus_r...
I think it is mainly because they BTO contacts the ringer to get the information. As ringers are often amateurs doing this in their spare time it can take weeks before they get round to responding even if the data retrieval action itself takes only minutes.
That said my experience is you usually get a response pretty rapidly after responding.
I just meant 'out of the Urban areas'. Yes mostly on cliffs for me here in Devon but not always sea cliffs. Quarries are fine too.
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