Wednesday, 30 March 2011

St Wulfram's Peregrine first egg - 30th March 2011

The first egg was laid on the 30th March 2011. It's just visible underneath the female in this image. For live images see

Friday, 25 March 2011

Peregrine Video - 25th March 2011

Peregrine Video - 25th March 2011 from St Wulfram's Church - Grantham

Video - 25th March 2011

Video - 25th March 2011

See for full details.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Grantham Peregrine - Female on the Nest Tray at St Wulfram's Church, Grantham.

See for details on this great project!

Grantham Pergerine Video - 24th March 2011

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The female Peregrine in the nest tray on the 24th March 2011. (apologies, she just starts to scrap a nest hollow when the recorder stopped!)

The female leaving the nest tray on the 24th March 2011.

Grantham Peregrine Webcam

A close up of the Peregrine kind!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Linc's Local Rookery's - Google Earth

Testing out Google Earth to record Rookery's around Fulbeck.

Clicking on each flag will show the nest count and give more location information.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Good Advice about Lincolnshire's Rare Breeding Birds by Phil Espin

Having recently taken over the role as Rare Breeding Birds Recorder for Lincolnshire from Steve Keightley, I have taken advice on reporting Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine and Barn Owl records on the Lincolnshire Bird Club forum. All advice is subject to change. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact me direct at

Red Kite
Please do not post any Red Kite sightings between March to July from anywhere south and west of Sleaford (or anywhere else if suspected to be breeding), ALL records should be submitted direct to the relevant County Recorder John Badley in South Lincs and John Clarkson in North Lincs. Records of passage birds on the coast, at sites such as at Frampton Marsh, Gibraltar Point or along the Humber Estuary are fine to appear on the forum.

Records for Peregrine except at monitored 'safe' sites such as Lincoln, Grantham and Louth should be sent direct to the county bird recorder. Records of passage birds on the coast, at sites such as at Frampton Marsh and Gibraltar Point are fine to appear on the forum.

Marsh Harrier
Posting records from reserves with wardens such as Frampton RSPB, Gibraltar Point and Far Ings is not a problem. Records away from these sites should be sent direct to the county bird recorder. When posting, please do not pinpoint breeding sites, for examples “males carrying nesting material seen over the Sea Bank Pits”

Barn Owl
For more ‘commoner' Schedule 1 birds such as Barn Owl, there is not a problem reporting sightings, but you still shouldn't mention anything that would pinpoint a breeding site, for example 'seen regularly taking food into the black barn half way down Little Fen Lane' etc...

Little Egret
Please do not publish any records of breeding Little Egrets, at or near Heronries. Records of birds away from possible nesting sites are fine. Please send all breeding records to the relevant county recorder.

Other Species
A list of the scarcer UK breeding species which are monitored by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP) is at this link: A number of these species breed in Lincolnshire and reporting their presence is not a problem but please do not pinpoint suspected breeding sites.
Any information on these species should be sent to the county recorder along with any details which might confirm breeding. This advice is subject to change and all updates will be posted on the LBC Forum.

If in doubt, please send records direct to county recorder.


North Lincolnshire: John Clarkson
37 Lee Street, Louth, Lincs LN11 9HJ –

South Lincolnshire: John Badley
c/o RSPB Lincolnshire Wash Reserves, Roads Farmhouse, Frampton Roads, Frampton,
Boston, Lincs PE20 1AY –

Woolthorpe Manor NT New Barn Owl Box

The new barn owl box at Woolthorpe Manor NT, how could any barn owl not want to live here?

With access to the open countryside below....

And, stunning feeding habitat....

Grantham Peregrine's at the nest tray

The female Peregrine on St Wulfram's Church - 9th March 2011