I spent a while watching the Peregrine Falcon webcam today – set up by the Hawk and Owl Trust as part of their Urban Peregrine Project, this particular webcam is focussed on a nest box on St John’s Church in the centre of Bath.
There are currently three falcon chicks, who look totally different to the adult birds – the chicks are white, rather than the grey striped look of the adults.
Admittedly it’s not something you want to watch while eating – you get a ‘ringside seat’ of mealtimes when one of the adult birds brings food to share amongst the chicks. It is a fascinating watch, especially when you realise you’d walked past that church a few times, without even noticing the nest box on the side!
This photo was taken on a windy day in 2011 – we’d been staring at the Church for ages, before a kind passer-by pointed out where the Falcon was perching.