1 June – the female flies off at 00:50. The male flies in at 2:00, checks the platform and leaves. He is back 35 minutes later and remains on the ledge until 5:00 when he visits the box in anticipation of the return of the female. She does not arrive, so he returns to the ledge. He flies off 15 minutes later and the female flies in with fresh Feral Pigeon prey; he returns soon after and goes into the box. She calls loudly to him, but he remains in the box. At 6:00, she turns her back on the male, mantles her meal and proceeds to pluck it. At 6:40, he walks around the box moving stones and watching the female. She continues to call at him and is protective of her meal so does not start to eat until 8:00; the male is still in the box. She flies off with the remains at 8:40 and the male leaves ten minutes later. He is back at 9:25 and searches the stash areas but fails to find any food. He settles on the ledge and flies off at 11:55 to be replaced by an extremely well-fed female that moves into the box. The male returns at 12:50 until 13:15; she moves to the ledge and follows him. He is back at 13:40 and the female five minutes later. He leaves after a few minutes bonding and she goes into the box, leaving at 14:50. The pair are back at 15:30 and go to opposite corners of the box. The male leaves at 16:50 whilst the female remains in the box, eventually moving to the ledge at 21:45.
2 June – the female flies off at 1:00 and is replaced by the male who goes into the box, moving to the ledge after ten minutes. He flies off five minutes later. The pair return at 4:10 but the female makes a swift exit and the male soon follows. He is back at 5:10 and goes into the box where he moves stones and makes scrapes. He moves to the ledge at 6:20 and is back in the box an hour later. He flies off at 9:10 when the female returns with another Feral Pigeon prey item which she plucks on the platform. The male makes an appearance at 9:35 and watches the female from the box. She stops plucking and calls loudly; he leaves ten minutes later. She continues plucking and eats her meal and stashes the remains by a column at 10:05, then sits on the ledge with a full crop. The male returns at 10:20 and she goes into the box. He takes his chance to snatch the stash and fly out – she follows. She is back in the box at 11:10 and he returns at 11:40 now with a full crop. They fly off together at 12:05 and she returns after ten minutes. She rushes off at 12:45 and the male is back at 12:50 until 13:10. The pair are back at 13:35 and have a bonding session in the box. He moves to the ledge after a few minutes, and she remains in the box. He flies off at 14:40 and returns 30 minutes later for an hour. She flies off at 16:30 and the male is back at 17:05 and makes scrapes in the stones. He moves to the ledge at 21:05, flying off at 21:40. The female flies in at 22:35 goes into the box, then moves to the ledge at 24:00.
3 June – the female moves into the box at 00:55 and back to the ledge at 2:15. She flies off at 5:10 and is replaced by the male. He is joined by the female at 5:35 but he leaves after a few moments and she flies off soon after. The male is back in the box at 7:40 remaining until 9:30 when he moves to the platform for 30 minutes, then returns to the box. He walks to the ledge at 11:10, flying off at 11:50. At 12:20 we experience a major outage with our streaming company. They are working on it…
4 June to 22 June – unfortunately, the cameras were down during this period.
23 June – we made another attempt to restart the cameras today. When we arrived, the pair was in residence; the male on the ledge and the female in the box. She was calling loudly from 9:30 until the male left just after 10:00. She flies off at 10:20. At 11:30, the female was found sitting on the west cross and remained until 11:50 when she flew onto the ledge then into the box. The male arrives at 12:20 remaining for 15 minutes when they both fly off. The male is back at 15:30 remaining until 16:40. He returns at 18:00 and sits on the ledge until 20:15 when he flies off. The female flies in ten minutes later with a very fresh Feral Pigeon. She plucks and feeds on it until 21:40 when she moves to the ledge with a full crop and falls asleep.
24 June – the female remains on the ledge until 4:35 when the male flies in and snatches the stashed Feral Pigeon. She watches him leave then returns to the ledge until 5:15 when she flies off to be replaced by the male – now showing a full crop after a good feed. He goes into the box at 8:45 and is joined by the female but he leaves quickly. She sits on the ledge for ten minutes, then flies off and the male returns. He takes a brief flight at 13:20 before leaving ten minutes later. He is back at 15:40 and sits on the ledge until 19:15 when he goes into the box on the arrival of the female. He flies out quickly and after a few minutes in the box, she moves to the ledge, flying off at 19:45. She returns at 22:30 and falls asleep on the ledge until midnight at least.
25 June – the female flies off at 5:30 and returns with the male 20 minutes later. They go into the box and there are a few moments of bonding before he flies out. The female leaves at 6:15 and is replaced by the male five minutes later. He flies off at 7:00 returning at 8:35 and goes into the box. The female flies in briefly at 9:50 and the male moves to the ledge ten minutes later then flies off at 10:05. He is back at 11:15 and goes into the box when the female returns at 11:40. He flies out after a few minutes bonding and she soon follows. The female is back at 12:30 with a full crop and a partially eaten Feral Pigeon which she stashes by a column. A few minutes later, the male flies in and snatches the stash and flies out; the female watches him, then follows. She returns at 14:55 and sits in the box until 15:20 when she moves to the ledge until 16:00. The male flies into the box for a few minutes at 17:25 and the female is back at 20:40. She sits on the ledge until 22:55 when she goes into the box and falls asleep.
26 June – the female remains in the box until 4:00 when she moves to the ledge, flying off at 5:10. The male lands briefly at 6:45 but neither bird returns until 17:20 when the male checks out the box briefly. There is no further activity on the platform today.
27 June – the first activity of the day is the female arriving at 7:30 with a very fresh Feral Pigeon. She plucks and eats it on the platform then stashes the remains in the box at 8:50 and sits on the ledge with a full crop. She goes into the box when the male arrives a few minutes later. He snatches the stash and flies off and the female follows. He returns briefly at 17:55 to check the box but there are no other visits for the rest of the day.
28 June – the only activity of the day was the female arriving at 5:25 to check out the box. She left soon after.
29 June – there was no activity until a Stock Dove landed briefly at 11:25. The male drops in for a few moments at 13:05. There were no further visits to the platform.
30 June – the female flies in at 15:35 calling loudly, looking skyward as if there is an intruder in the area, and leaves a few moments later. She returns at 22:05 and goes into the box where she preens for a few minutes before falling asleep.