Peregrine chicks fledge!

Some of us have been keeping a Fledge Watch on our Peregrines to try and make sure that the two chicks made their first flights successfully and did not come to harm. Dermot captured these entertaining images on Sunday 29th June.  I also watched them that day and it was clear that one fledgling was far more confident about flying than its sibling!

DS Peri 1  DS Peri 2  DS Peri 3

DS Peri 4  DS Peri 5

The Sand Martins have not nested in the holes in the sides of Pymmes Brook (near the car park) this year but Dermot found one in the holes on the mooring

DS Sand 1

Thanks for the photos, Dermot