Berkshire Peregrine Survey 2022
28 February 2022 | Patrick Crowley
I am very grateful to the many birders who helped our survey in 2021. Six known pairs of Peregrines were monitored, though unfortunately due to bad weather, only two pairs raised young. In addition, a single juvenile appeared in July with an adult, from an unknown nest. During the winter two new Peregrine nest boxes were put up, and a third was repositioned, so we are hoping for better things this year. In 2022 we want to:
- Continue to monitor the known pairs of Peregrines
- Follow up as many reports of other Peregrines as possible
- Continue to look for Peregrines on tall buildings, churches or pylons.
Ideally there are three main periods for surveys, mid- February to late March to establish the presence of a pair, April to confirm their presence, and June and July to confirm breeding by looking for juveniles. The survey needs no special skills, just some regular time to check out potential or known sites, especially when the young are fledging and learning to fly.
We are asking birders to please continue to report all Peregrine sightings on Berksbirds.co.uk, or report them to Marek Walford on firstname.lastname@example.org, and myself on email@example.com, particularly for confidential sites.
- If possible, include information on any distinctive markings, size, missing feathers, or the presence of rings etc, to help identify individual birds.
- Note that reports will not show up on Berksbirds.co.uk from March 15th to August 15th, but Marek Walford and I will be able to see them.
If you feel you can help, please do get in touch with me,
Thank you for your help.