At last, we have managed to install a dedicated broadband line at Leicester Cathedral to allow us to live stream pictures from inside the nest box. Hopefully the pair will attempt to breed at the site this season with a much more positive outcome. There are two cameras, one with a broad view including the platform edge, the other over what is hoped will be the nest scrape. The birds are already active and pair bonding with the female spending a lot of time on the ledge and scraping. If all goes to plan, eggs should be laid around the last week of March – fingers crossed.
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Below is a two minute video from one of the recently installed hi-res cameras. This is the male arriving after having had ‘lunch’ and doing a spot of preening. Note there are a number of scrapes that have been made in the box – looking good for the next breeding season.
Below is a short edited video from the new hi-res camera of the pair interacting. The female is on the left and the male arrives soon on the right.
If you would like to see LIVE streaming of pictures from inside the nest box, please help us by giving a donation.
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As a UK Register Charity (Number 254645), the Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society (LROS) depends on membership subscriptions and public donations to help us continue our conservation work. Making a donation, no matter how small, would be a fantastic way to support the Leicester Peregrine Project. This will help us buy better equipment that will not only help to protect the birds but also enable us to engage with local communities, schools and visitors to Leicester giving them the chance to see these iconic birds. We would like to acknowledge Leicester City Council and Leicester Cathedral for their support in the supply, installation and streaming of the cameras.
Streaming Live cameras would enable the Leicester Peregrine Project to bring the intimate details of these magnificent falcons into homes, offices and schools. Your financial support will allow us to watch them as they lay their eggs and bring up their chicks, sharing their life story and bringing nature right into the heart of our lives.
Your donation will help us develop and sustain this project. Thank you.
First Breeding Confirmation 3 April 2017
Below is approx 18 minutes of edited footage from eight hours of recording inside the nest box of Peregrines at Leicester Cathedral on 03/04/2017 – Enjoy.
Video screengrab of the adult birds sitting in their favourite positions viewed from the right camera. Note the scrape that has been made in the right hand section.
Video screengrab of the female deep inside the box viewed from the left camera.