Tuesday, 1 May 2012
.... more on the Peregrines
What a difference a week makes. Sadly we have had the wettest April since records began, here in the UK; the result being such cold temperatures and driving wind and rain that it was inevitable the Nottingham peregrine's family would be devastated. We watched the 4 eggs hatch just over a week ago, and delighted at the fluffy little chicks, but there are now only 2 left alive, one of whom is fading fast.Such is Nature. No one can expect live webcams to sugar-coat the harsh and awful truth of what is the precarious reality of being a wild bird or animal.
We saw the local resident peregrines in Hanley on saturday morning - still not nesting, and clearly without a care in the world at the moment! I hope they have much kinder luck when the time comes.
Apparently there are numerous live cams on peregrines around the country, so I think I will add others to my sidebar links - I would dearly love to follow some other families as they grow. It is such a priviledge to be able to do this these days thanks to technology!!
On another note completely; I totally loathe all the changes to Blogger. Bleeeughhhhh! Why does everything have to be messed with? I takes me ages to get used to anything.I can't even begin to keep up with the Facebook changes either .... makes me feel like a grumpy old woman!!!! To cheer me up I shall post pics from my niece's wedding two weekends ago.Just give me a day to wrestle them off Ashley's camera......