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Thursday, 28 May 2020

Ringing of the Salisbury Peregrine Chicks

Ringing of the Salisbury Peregrine Chicks

There are....... THREE females and ONE male (like last year)... More...

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Spring 2020 at RSPB Winterbourne Downs

Spring 2020 at RSPB Winterbourne Downs

Stone-curlews arrived back; indeed the first birds overlapped with a flock of 750 golden plover we were hosting in early March. The gorgeous spring weather has enabled the stone-curlews to make a good start this year... More...

Monday, 25 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: Life's pretty good

Salisbury Peregrines: Life's pretty good

All 4 chicks are now able to stand upright and walk a short way so their legs are getting stronger and their balance is improving... More...

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: All WILL be revealed!

Salisbury Peregrines: All WILL be revealed!

The 4 Salisbury chicks were ringed on Friday 22 May... More...

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Local Member's Picture

Local Member's Picture

A cracking shot of a bumble bee in the garden... More...

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Covid 19 Unleashes a Hidden Talent

Covid 19 Unleashes a Hidden Talent

There are more exotic ducks and more brightly coloured ducks and many rarer ducks, but for me our humble mallard outshines them all... More...

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: Lock down broken!

Salisbury Peregrines: Lock down broken!

When you just HAVE to go out and about!... More...

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Ringing the Peregrines

Ringing the Peregrines

We've heard that the Salisbury chicks will be ringed... More...

Monday, 18 May 2020

Salisbury peregrines: Update

Salisbury peregrines: Update

The 4 chicks are now almost 3 weeks old and so large... More...

Monday, 11 May 2020

Phil's Blog - 11 May

Phil's Blog - 11 May

Although feral pigeons are a regular choice on the menu, our peregrines have, over the years, displayed an eclectic palate and thus an obvious ability to chase down a wide variety of species... More...

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: Life for the Salisbury chicks is one long round of feeding

Salisbury Peregrines: Life for the Salisbury chicks is one long round of feeding

All 4 get fed with the largest getting massively huge bellies and crops... More...

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: Things are changing in the nest tray!

Salisbury Peregrines: Things are changing in the nest tray!

Let's remind ourselves that these 4 chicks hatched as follows - 29 April 08.15, 29 April 15.30, 30 April 08.30 and 2 May 07.00. So... More...

Friday, 8 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: Growing fast!

Salisbury Peregrines: Growing fast!

What are they like? Growing fast and well... More...

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Garston Wood and International Dawn Chorus Day

Garston Wood and International Dawn Chorus Day

Sunday 3 May is International Dawn Chorus Day and would also have been our RSPB South Wilts Spring Open Day at Garston Wood... More...

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: FOUR CHICKS!

Salisbury Peregrines: FOUR CHICKS!

The peregrines have a full set of youngsters now... More...

Friday, 1 May 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: THREE CHICKS!

Salisbury Peregrines: THREE CHICKS!

The 4th (last) egg may hatch any moment now... More...

Friday, 1 May 2020

International Dawn Chorus Day on 3 May

International Dawn Chorus Day on 3 May

We may all be inside, but outside, nature's finest songsters are in full voice... More...

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: TWO CHICKS!

Salisbury Peregrines: TWO CHICKS!

And then there were two... More...

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Salisbury Peregrines: FIRST CHICK!

Salisbury Peregrines: FIRST CHICK!

The first chick is a bit earlier than we were expecting but the female did incubate the eggs a lot from the very first one so they may hatch over a day or several... More...

Monday, 27 April 2020

Phil's Blog - 27 April

Phil's Blog - 27 April

The anticipation is building! On 22 March when the first egg was laid, I looked forward, flicking through diary pages in my head....maybe a chick on 30 April to coincide with the Cathedral's celebratory 800 year service? Unfortunately that will not now be the case, the service inevitably cancelled due to Covid restrictions, but maybe a Mayday chick? We'll see... More...

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Ringing reveals a Goshawk reached a good age

Ringing reveals a Goshawk reached a good age

Within a few days BTO reported that it was a male, ringed as a nestling... More...