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Re: Peregrine 2012 Season - Part 4 17 June 2012

Originally Posted by PeterD View Post
Hi Pol, Thanks for your reply.

From my observations, the adult feeds each of the chicks whilst they are on the nest site (see image 1). When they have fledged, they are given complete birds individually. They rarely return to the nest site but have their own feeding areas.

We sometimes find evidence of a pigeon having been snatched from the back garden. It's not likely to be a cat, no blood, no evidence of much of a fight, just a scattering of mainly downy feathers in a area of the garden - no trail as if the bird had been dragged away.

I'm wondering if it there may be a Sparrowhawk snatching the occasional pigeon.

Is that likely? We sometimes spot a Sparrowhawk either in a tree overhanging our neighbour's garden, also seen one above our own garden. Once saw one perching in our Philadelphus too!

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