Tom paid 2 visits to the nest ledge today.
He spent around 5 minutes during the morning visit, here is a clip of most of it:
In the afternoon, he was hoping Charlie would join him for a display, here is is popping his head out of the box looking at her at the other end of the ledge:
What an end to the day - no - none of our juveniles has fledged yet but three of the four were on the ledge this evening and two of them were flapping well and forcing parents off the ledge several times.
Earlier in the day we had seen both parent birds soaring above us at a considerable height on a couple of occasions.
Many thanks to all those who came today to help us watch these amazing birds and to Sue who kept us informed as to how many juveniles were visible on the camera. If you live in the area and would like to watch the juveniles fledge please come and join us. We can never have too many eyes watching them.
Hopefully we will not get very strong winds tomorrow and at least one of our juveniles will have a successful fledge. ... See more
Charlie spent part of the night inside the box and did some scrapping around 7:15am but hasn't been back after that today.
A few shots from today's egg removal. Thanks to David Morrison and Industrial Abseiling. It all went very smoothly, the Peregrines barely protested, Charlie watched proceedings from the corner of the North Wing. She was quickly back on the ledge to inspect, and so was Tom who spent some time on the ledge preening afterwards. Charlie came in a few times and lied down for a while.
It will be nice for them to get back to normal but I would have been just as happy letting them continue to incubate until they give up. The problem is that we cannot be sure when that would happen and that the hospital need access back to their roof... ... See more