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2017 Norwich peregrine family.

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 28th June 2017 in Blogging |
After catching the end of the Norwich Cathedral peregrine Falcon season last year and seeing the last 2 fledglings of 4 fledge, (before unfortunately all dying), I have been visiting the site since March this year to see the full story unfold. On my first visit this year it was all action, the new female Falcon, GA, (so called because of her leg ring number) had just laid one egg and was fussing about on the Platform. The male (Norm!), or Tiercel, from the latin so called as they are a third smaller than the female, was   busy keeping a juvenile intruder at bay and stooping on it repeatably until eventually went. After all the excitement I witnessed the pair...

Falcon on the roof!

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 20th April 2017 in Blogging | peregrine,wymondham
Wymondham Abbey, a beautiful old twin towered building in a tranquil setting looking out onto the green pastures of a meadow, vegetation hiding foundations of monastery buildings that time has forgot. All day and evening when the weather is nice, Wymondhams’ locals walk through the churchyard, some with dogs, some with loved ones, some alone, some with ministry work to do hurrying by, all of them passing the lone photographer standing and staring into space. Some stop to chat, and soon realise I am there for one thing, to try and get some shots of the predator above, the peregrine Falcon. It is hard to imagine a nicer way to while away some time than in t...

Norwich peregrines.

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 14th June 2016 in Blogging | norwich peregrine,norwich cathedral peregrine,perigrine,hawk and owl trust
Just caught the last 2 chicks to fledge from the Norwich Cathedral platform at the weekend. Lovely to see the young falcons exercise their wings and eventually fly off, a great project manned by the Hawk and Owl trust along with a similar one in Bath. A shame the weather was dull and drizzling, went back this morning, still cloudy, but all chicks fledged now, just saw the adult female at the very top eating a pigeon for breakfast before flying off. Amazing to see these birds in the city, long may it continue, hopefully I will get a picture of one a bit lower down to save my neck from cricking!!   ...

Fave shots of 2020.

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 6th January 2021 in Blogging |
Well 2020 was a strange year for everyone, and unfortunately quite a few of us lost friends or family to Covid. Hopefully we can pull out of it this year with the vaccine and all start living life again as we want to. I didn't get out with my camera as much last year for obvious reason, but here are some of my fave shots from when I did get out. I spent a lot of time with this Barn Owl just after Lockdown 1, when I would visit every evening and watch her collect voles for her young. I got a spot where I knew which branch she went to so hid in a bush opposite, and put a flash in another bush pointing at the branch. Luckily she went on this branch nearly every...