Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Cornish Peregrines raise 4.

I have been watching this family of 4 Peregrine chicks for a couple of weeks, after a tip off from a friend, Paul Robins, who has kindly supplied the first and earliest shot in this series, showing the newly hatched young being fed. I have only been able to follow this up when working in the area. The shots run from 12th May to today and I don't think it'll be long before they fledge.







The adults have been good providers but are now rarely at the nest. These were digiscoped at an undisclosed site in Cornwall and despite how it looks we were never close to the nest.
My thanks go to Paul and Dennis for there assistance. John

20 comments:

  1. Fantastic photography and field craft, well done one of my favourite birds.
    Sam

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  2. Well done... Great work and lovely of you to share with us. Thanks.

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  3. Oh, these are fantastic! How lucky are you to get shots like these? They look like they're ready to fly away any minute. Love your blog.

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  4. An excellent story series. Well done John (and friends).

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  5. Fantastic set of pictures John. Full marks to all of you.

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  6. Wow those pictures are out of this world!! So lovely...
    Crista

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  7. These are brilliant John, a wonderful bird to see, but to capture moments like that, really special.
    Looks like they’ll soon be all out hunting theirselves.

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  8. Ab Fab John Really great set of images congrats to you and your friends and good to know you respected their space (how many people dont).
    Love these as I am a Raptor fiend my favourite birds. Well Done.

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  9. Wow!! Stunning shots! These are really very special.

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  10. Thats great work. That last shot looks like a battle field full of corpses!!

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  11. I think its all been said . . . .

    these are amazing photos, you're a lucky man.

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  12. Once again thank you all for your kind comments.
    Yes I'am a lucky man,and some days going to work isn't so bad!
    John.

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  13. Great Blog John and sue. Reminds me of home!! I lived, and my family still do, in Plymouth and spent many happy days birding in Cornwall.
    I'll be linking to you from my blog. Keep up the good work!!

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  14. Nice set of images - those Peregrines are like my kids - they never clear up after dinner!

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  15. Great pictures, mine will folllow soon, not as close up as these though!!!

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  16. this is a great post/site, very close indeep and that is skill huh.

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  17. What a fantastic series of photographs!! It is always wonderful to be able to follow something like this. It takes time but is so rewarding.

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  18. Amazing set of images.You captured the Peregrine chicks very well.

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  19. As I said above, these are wonderful...Please check my blog, there is an award there for you.
    Mona

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  20. Beautiful sequence od shots. You have lot of patience.

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