Chicks are ringed - May 15th 2012

On what we thought was going to be a beautiful evening the chicks were ringed by Graham Roberts who is licensed to handle the young peregrines. As it turned out the weather was dreadful - the sky turned very black and before Graham was finished it started to rain quite hard. The reult was not as good photographs as we would have hoped. However before the clouds came in Mum gave us a lovely display by screaming at Dad to bring some food and when he didn't she helped herself from the larder. She was feeding the chicks as Graham stepped up to the turret in spite of Dad's attempts to warn her of what was about to happen.

Of course as soon as it was all over the sky cleared and there was a beautiful sunset