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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:11 pm 
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My last report on the peregrines that have bred for the 3rd year on St James church, Louth.

3 chicks hatched in early April. When ringed, they were found to be 2 male & 1 female. The first flight was noted on 23 June and two juveniles have subsequently been flying strongly, with some spectacular views around the church. However, one of the males fell from the tower on 28 June in foul weather. I caught and returned it after it had been checked by a veterinary nurse who gave it the all clear. It fell again on 1 July and was returned to the aisle roof, where it remained, unfed, until today. It came down from the roof this afternoon and we caught it and put it in a box.

I had already phoned Kilton Raptor Rescue (Worksop) this morning as the bird was clearly being ignored by the adults.They arrived around 17.30 and examined the bird. They said it was "skin and bone" and had Angel Wing, a birth defect where the bone in the wing is twisted. It also had a deformed talon. It will be examined by a zoological vet to see if there is a chance of release (which is doubtful) and if not, it will be cared for at their centre. They left with the juv tucking into a meal of pigeon!

So a reasonable end to the 2017 season, and with the other 2 juvs catching their own prey, the plan is to clean up the tower walkway this Friday, and open the tower to the public at the weekend. A contribution to the Rescue Centre's petrol expenses was made from the Peregrine book income: http://www.louthjazzclub.org.uk/peregrines.html

Geoff


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:21 pm 
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Thanks for all the updates Geoff.
They are good to read

Steve


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