Monitoring Peregrines in Leicester

The Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society has been monitoring the Leicester Peregrines for a number of years. It was good to see that, after an unsuccessful 2015 when no young were fledged, the pair managed to rear two birds from a different nest site in 2016.

Fortunately, this was a site that had access and we were able to obtain the relevant legal permissions to enable the young to be colour-ringed. This was carried out by trained raptor workers under licence and in accordance with the British Trust for Ornithology’s rules and guidelines. Hopefully, the colour-rings will help us monitor the juveniles as they progress through their lives. The rings should be read easily by birdwatchers throughout the country and the many avid viewers of Peregrine webcams.

Meet our two 2016 birds XF and XI (black on orange).

Monitoring Leicester Peregrine 2016 Juvenile XF with colour ring

2016 Juvenile XF © Jim Graham

Monitoring Leicester Peregrine 2016 Juvenile XF with colour ring (2)

2016 Juvenile XF © Jim Graham

Monitoring Leicester Peregrine 2016 Juvenile XI with colour ring

2016 Juvenile XI © Jim Graham