Monday, May 18, 2015

Peregrines on York Minster

The peregrines on York Minster are now nesting. I saw the male hunt a pigeon then perch on this gargoyle to prepare it for the female. 

He then circled the tower, calling out to her. Then she emerged from a balcony and flew straight to the offering and tucked in. Meanwhile the male went back in to the tower to incubate the eggs.

This food pass was clear confirmation that the pair are now sitting on eggs.

The sighting inspired me to paint the picture below: 

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